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I'm a tech writer and editor by trade and a GM by hobby and habit
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Updated link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_JBqH8-GDeNP-eDbzPuJgucP8gpwG9Ek1E1ED73DzH0

Hey everyone, new to the community but long-time fan. I've come back full circle in the last 20 years of gaming, and have been doing a lot of OSR-adjacent design work (doing a hack of Ben Milton's excellent Knave, I released Vagabonds of Dyfed recently, etc).

But, I still mostly play 5e due to the audience size.

So! I've gone to the trouble of creating my own version of "O5R" or OSR/5e hack hybrid. It's a mostly self-contained ruleset, assuming the reader knows common D&Disms. I've received a lot of great feedback, but haven't yet had a chance to play it all out with everything rules as currently written.

I'd love for you to check it out and let me know your thoughts (it's about 40 pages, but the font is big). Hopefully this isn't too much to ask / inappropriate (sorry in advance if so).

Some key features (highlights? elements?):

- Semi-compatible with 5e and B/X
- Four simplified races
- Four simplified classes (familiar, but with "archetypes" to branch)
- 5e-familiar action economy
- 5e-style proficiency bonus, advantage, and similar
- Simplified and flattened spell-list (closer to The Black Hack)
- Removal/compression of skills (now based on class archetypes)
- A build-your-own monster system
- Simple but meaningfully-differentiated equipment
- Brutal damage, injuries, and mishap rules
- Random encounters, travel turns, etc
- "Gear Uses" as a means to abstract consumable items
- Probably lots of other stuff I'm forgetting

Again, thank you so much for even reading this / checking out the doc. I hope to be a much more active participant in this community moving forward!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_JBqH8-GDeNP-eDbzPuJgucP8gpwG9Ek1E1ED73DzH0/edit?usp=sharing
O5R - 5e OSR Hack v1.1
O5R - 5e OSR Hack v1.1
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Patrick Walsh commented on a post on Blogger.
Apologies if you've mentioned this before, but what rules are you using for this?
Also, thank you for sharing this - it's great to read/look at.  The pictures are great and really inspiring to try my hand at something similar.
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Session Report – Barrowmaze – Session 15
[The Revengers return to the barrows to find Dr. West and end up burying the hatchet with the Norse Whisperers.] [Also?  SPOILERS!  This series will spoil what’s in Barrowmaze, so take that into consideration before reading.] PCs (The Revengers) Quillian – ...
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Barrowmaze – How I Manage the Game
[I received a request on the Barrowmaze FaceBook page asking for a post about how I manage the game.  This is that post.] Props to the Writers Barrowmaze has pretty much everything you need to run it.  There is enough setting to get you started, yet self-co...
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Session Report – Barrowmaze – Session 11
[T.P.K. - Total Party Kill.  Read on to learn more...] [Also?  SPOILERS!  This series will spoil what’s in Barrowmaze, so take that into consideration before reading.] PCs (The Motley Crew) “Drake” – male human Assassin, 3rd level Harkyn (the Hare) – gender...
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Patrick Walsh commented on a post on Blogger.
I'm looking forward to hearing more about this. Are you running this campaign solo or with a group? Keep posting about it!
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Session Report – Code Name: Parrot T-Rex – Session 9
[This session happened August 7th, 2017, and was run by New GM.  The scheduling conflicts for different people continued, hence the two week delay between sessions.  Other than that, it was a great session wherein we achieved…well, I’ll let you read it and ...
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Session Report – Barrowmaze – Session 6
[The glory of major loot - the agony of too much XP!  Also - Hirelings!] [Also?  SPOILERS!  This series will spoil what’s in Barrowmaze, so take that into consideration before reading.] PCs Brock – male Dwarven Vaultguard, 2nd level Radagast the Wanderer – ...
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