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Campaign Frames for Marvel Super Heroes RPG
Although I spend most of my time here talking about Dungeons & Dragons  and the Savage World of Krül, the game I got my start with was the Marvel Super-Heroes Role-Playing Game  (otherwise known as MSHRPG), and my love for that game has never diminished. Ho...
Although I spend most of my time here talking about Dungeons & Dragons and the Savage World of Krül, the game I got my start with was the Marvel Super-Heroes Role-Playing Game (otherwise known as MSHRPG), and my love for that...
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I always wanted to run something like Joe Casey's rejected pitch for a Supervillain Team-Up ongoing series, which was basically going to be an Elmore Leonard story with Z-grade villains as the main characters. Not sure if MSH would be the system of choice, there, though.
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And Now, The News
The latest from the Low Quarterly: With the first signs of Spring underway, the piercing cries of the Zillas' mating calls can be heard from the Soldier's Quarter as the semi-intelligent beasts begin their month-long breeding cycle. To celebrate this event ...
The latest from the Low Quarterly: With the first signs of Spring underway, the piercing cries of the Zillas' mating calls can be heard from the Soldier's Quarter as the semi-intelligent beasts begin their month-long breeding...
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Campaign Frames
I've been doing some thinking about what makes D&D, and more specifically B/X, great and why they've endured for so long. Critics of the game will claim that it was just 'the first', and any other game (and they mean my superior game of choice ), had they b...
I've been doing some thinking about what makes D&D, and more specifically B/X, great and why they've endured for so long. Critics of the game will claim that it was just 'the first', and any other game (and they mean my super...
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For those who haven't read it, I can only recommend +Justin Alexander 's excellent posts on game structures (http://thealexandrian.net/wordpress/15126/roleplaying-games/game-structures).

As for non-dungeon and non-hexcrawl campaign frames used in OSR games, I would like to point to +Kevin Crawford's  *Suns of Gold* (trading), Skyward Steel (military scenarios), and Darkness Visible (espionage missions); I need to read them more than just briefly to tell if they are entirely "new", but they are a starting point, anyways.

Also, there is +John Berry 's Arcana Rising, which has a threat-based scenario structure (although it is only described briefly, it could be developed into something more robust).

Not D&D-esque per se, but Gladiators of Legend describes how a campaign centred around the arena and gladiators would work, while Pirates of Legend has rules for pirating campaigns. I have only read the latter in detail, which is nicely done; I have also been thinking about porting it over to D&D (for the entirety of the rules are OGC).
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Make Games, Get Free Books!
How's that for an attention-grabbing title? Today I'm starting an experiment that I hope proves fruitful to both you, the reader, and to me. Here's the deal: I've got a lot of books, comics, and games I'm looking to get rid of. I don't want to sell them eit...
How's that for an attention-grabbing title? Today I'm starting an experiment that I hope proves fruitful to both you, the reader, and to me. Here's the deal: I've got a lot of books, comics, and games I'm looking to get rid o...
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there are also sorceror's duel mechanics in Complete Sha'ir but i don't remember if there are any good. i THINK there are another set in the alphatia portion of Dawn of the Emperors but i may be misremembering, i'll take a look
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All The News That's Fit To Print (Part 3)
Our continuing series of news posts from the Savage World of Krül, this time from February 9th, 2014: The latest from the Low Quarterly: In sports news, it was an amazing week in the Kushtur Arena with the hot-rodding Metalheads facing off against Jawbreake...
Our continuing series of news posts from the Savage World of Krül, this time from February 9th, 2014: The latest from the Low Quarterly: In sports news, it was an amazing week in the Kushtur Arena with the hot-rodding Meta...
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Winner winner chicken dinner
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So You Want To Be A Gangster
Rules for Building Your Criminal Empire For the Savage World of Kr ül As the home group and G+ parties become increasingly involved in the gangland politics of Val-Soth, inevitably some of them start planning their own large-scale gangs. The following rules...
Rules for Building Your Criminal Empire For the Savage World of Krül As the home group and G+ parties become increasingly involved in the gangland politics of Val-Soth, inevitably some of them start planning their own...
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Buy this. Seriously, the best blog today now in hardcover?
This is the cover folks.  NOW ON SALE!  Available in hardcover and paperback editions 222 pages 200+ random tables (primarily from the first year or so of this blog) Chock full of black and white dungeon illustrations by C...
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Tékumel was the first complete tabletop role-playing game setting ever published, in TSR's 1975 "Empire of the Petal Throne".

My next Kickstarter project - "Béthorm: the Plane of Tékumel" - revives the Tékumel setting in a lavishly illustrated new RPG! Raise high your swords for the glory of the Empire, and march to battle against the Enemies of Man!

The project launches soon. Preview it here:
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Savage World of Krül Wants You (on G+)!
Hey kids! Who wants to play some D&D? The weekly G+ game of the Savage World of Krül is looking for a few good laser-wielding barbarians. If psychedelic dungeons, cyborgs and dinosaurs sounds like a good time, come and join us! What else do you have to do o...
Hey kids! Who wants to play some D&D? The weekly G+ game of the Savage World of Krül is looking for a few good laser-wielding barbarians. If psychedelic dungeons, cyborgs and dinosaurs sounds like a good time, come and join u...
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Interested!
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Make Games, Get Free Books!
How's that for an attention-grabbing title? Today I'm starting an experiment that I hope proves fruitful to both you, the reader, and to me. Here's the deal: I've got a lot of books, comics, and games I'm looking to get rid of. I don't want to sell them eit...
How's that for an attention-grabbing title? Today I'm starting an experiment that I hope proves fruitful to both you, the reader, and to me. Here's the deal: I've got a lot of books, comics, and games I'm looking to get rid o...
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All The News That's Fit To Print (Part 4)
Dispatches from the Low Quarter of Val-Soth, as of 02/16/2014: The latest from the Low Quarterly: Mathilda, Diamond Debs ringleader A daring raid by the Diamond Debs and their yet-unnamed associates sent the Metal Fingers packing from the contested ruin of ...
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