Sunday, March 31, 2024

Wasted World : Bethmoora; The Rim of Hell

          I've been reading over the Wasted World rules for EZD6, and in talking to my buddy Matt, I suggested he adapt his Bethmoora fantasy campaign idea to the Post-Apocalyptic genre. He worked up some images with MJ and I think they are pretty cool.  Check them out HERE. I love the idea of a local boss having set up a base of operations along the rim of a large crater filled with untold ruins, treasures and dangers.  Maybe the boss and his goons have set up a system of pulleys and lifts that can lower scavengers down into the ruins, they will bring you back up (if you survive) but the boss gets a % of whatever loot you find!  

     The "community" around the crater rim can be a sort of "Deadwood" like operation.  With Taverns, Brothels, Gambling Dens and other businesses to get scavengers to spend their hard-earned loot.  Other businesses can have various tools and devices for sale to help with scavenging, some of which may not be the most safe or reliable.  

     All sorts of NPC's can inhabit such a place.  Maybe some sell maps that claim to show the location of lost loot, who knows, maybe a few are legit?  Not to mention weird cults that could have their own purposes for delving into the ruins, or don't want things discovered. 

     Let me know what you think? I think this sort of setting could work well with a sort of West Marches, er.. I mean Rad Marches type of campaign. EZD6 seems to be a fun system that lets you jump into play quickly, yet still gives you some interesting character creation options.  More to come!

Friday, March 29, 2024

EZD6 Wasted World


     Wasted World, the Post-Apocalyptic expansion for the EZD6 TTRPG just released, my book arrived a few days ago. I haven't had time to dig into it just yet, but the artwork looks great, and it has a classic Gamma World feel to it.  

     Those who are long time followers of my blog, know that Post Apocalyptic RPG's (like Gamma World, Mutant Future etc) have a special place in my gamer heart.  The older I get the more I am drawn to quasi-gonzo PA settings.  I think given the state the current world is in; I don't want my gaming time to be about overly dark and depressing stuff. So, my PA style is more Gonzo Gamma World and not The Road type stuff (what a depressing movie that was).

     EZD6 looks to be loads of fun, rules lite and with a Gamma World vibe to it.  I only have the EZD6 Core book in PDF format, so looks like I will need to pick up the book form for that as well.  I know digital is all the rage, but I prefer real books at my table. Just an old grognard I guess. 

     I'll be posting more content for EZD6 Wasted World as time permits, now to convince my friends and players to give it a try.  Most folks I know are still heavy in to 5E, but P.A.gaming! That's my jam! 

     Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and get some gaming in! Life is short, enjoy friends and family while you can!  

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Star Scoundrels: Na-Bani

Happy Saturday all, sorry haven't posted in a bit, been working on real life stuff.  Thought I would post another alien species for Star Scoundrels.  Hope everyone is doing well and finding time to play some games with friends and family.  Take care! 

     The Na-Bani are an alien race of humanoids very similar to humans. They have bright yellow skin with dark striping facial patterns, their hair tends to be various shades of bright orange. Na-Bani tend to be of lean and muscular builds, being a militant race, their society frowns on Na-Bani that are overweight or out of shape. Even elder Na-Bani are expected to keep themselves fit and ready to fight, that is those Na-Bani that make it to old age. 

     The Na-Bani are a militant culture, their way of life revolves around combat.  Na-Bani instinctively divide into various clans that often readily engage in conflict with one another. Dominion Scientists have studied the species, and a common theory is that the Na-Bani are a race that was originally engineered to be soldiers for some ancient forgotten power that predates The Dominion Era. Indeed, the species proclivity to divide into groups and wage minor wars on one another, yet having no additional animosity towards other races does give this some merit. However, if an outsider identifies himself as a member/ally of one of the opposed groups he is considered to be fair game. The Na-Bani hotly deny this theory saying they are an independently evolved species. That is they will deny it if one can get them to stop fighting one another long enough to comment. Many pirates and slavers have learned the hard way to leave the Na-Bani alone, there have been reports of pirates attempting to take advantage of the Na-Bani during one of their many wars, thinking that the Na-Bani with their "lower" tech level (they have not developed independent space travel) and "weakened state" due to ongoing war, would be easy pickings, the Na-Bani  when attacked like this quickly stop fighting each other and go full out attack against the invaders, after the foreign threat is repelled they will then resume their previous conflicts with one another


Species: Na-Bani
Species Traits: (Survival, Close Combat, Athletics, Toughness)
Common Flaw: Combative