Diceless Warfare

Lest we forget, fiction is diceless. Books, movies, radio dramas. They tell stories of problems that have the Upper Hand (which we talked about last time). The protagonists must then find solutions that give them the Upper Hand: The rebels are a rag-tag bunch of fighters with rusty X-wings against the armada of the Empire, … Continue reading Diceless Warfare

The Darkening of Mirkwood (A Landshut Hack)

It's not Mirkwood, but still LotR. Great fight. Classic scene. Thank you, A. Shipwright. EDIT: This is no longer the most recent version of the game! Continue reading for thoughts on Arnesonian gaming and LotR RPGs, but the rules here are no longer current. Click here to skip the character dialogue of a silly NPC … Continue reading The Darkening of Mirkwood (A Landshut Hack)

Fighting Fantasy is to Troika as Tolkien Quest is to Middle-Earth Adventure Game

The title. I made a character sheet for a Lord of the Rings RPG game based on the Tolkien Quest books (which apparently was also called Middle-Earth Quest at one point?). Essentially, I thought "well, Troika is an RPG based on the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, why not make one based on the Tolkien Quest ones?" … Continue reading Fighting Fantasy is to Troika as Tolkien Quest is to Middle-Earth Adventure Game