Sunday, June 28, 2009

Activate Not-So-Wayback Machine!

While cleaning out a box o' stuff today I found a CD labeled "Gaming Stuff 5/13/05" in my handwriting. Here's what it contained:

Folder labeled "d20 Modern Adventures" - Contains pretty much all the freebies offered by WotC. Used a few of these in a short d20M campaign ran for my teenage nephews and some of their friends. They played a super secret special ops team that dealt with Fortean threats to humanisanity.

Folder labeled "D&D Adventures" - All the 3.x freebies from Wizards available up to that date. I don't think I ever used any of them. None of them really spoke to me as interesting situations.

A folder that shall remain nameless - containing version 4.0 of a fantasy RPG that I helped proofread/edit. As far as I know it never was released. Just like all the freebie work my friends and I did on that unpublished draft of Star HERO. That's the way it goes sometimes, I guess.

Folder labeled "Living Greyhawk" - Chock full of crap, mostly Verbobonc regional stuff. After 2 or 3 LG sessions I decided it wasn't for me.

Folder labeled "Misc Gaming PDFs" - Spare copies of free PDFs and stuff purchased from back when they help the license from WotC to sell electronic versions of OOP stuff. Early pre-pub draft of Legends of Steel, the Evil DM's nifty little 80's barbarian chic RPG. The 3.0 version of House of the Axe, Calithena's rad to the max Arduin module. House of the Axe later appeared in Fight On! #4 in an old school format. A copy of Powergame, which may be the best supers game I've never played. Teaser sample pages of HeroQuest and freakin' Wraeththu.

Folder labeled "RPGNow" - Mostly 3.x crap.

Folder labeled "SRDs" - The 3.5 version of the System Reference Document, the d20M SRD, the d20 Future additions to the d20M SRD, and Guardians of Order's two SRD, the Anime SRD and the Mecha d20 SRD. I really wanted GoO's BESM d20 stuff to work, but I don't think it did.

Dave Hargrave's Fumble Table from the Arduin Grimoire - Just 'cause that's how I roll.


  1. "I really wanted GoO's BESM d20 stuff to work, but I don't think it did."


    It's always kind of funny to run across folders/CDs like this and see a snapshot of what held one's focus just behind that last memory horizon.

  2. Anonymous5:10 PM

    I never found any of the 3.X era adventures to be usable either. They should have been exciting or cool, but they just... weren't.

  3. Mikko Kauppinen is a minimalist game design wizard. His WWII game rules rock.

  4. Wraethu! rofl... Attack of the hermaphroflower people!

    Why is my word verification for this message "cocagne"? Is that like fancy cocaine? Wraethu must have something to do with it.

  5. Powergame is indeed awesome. I completely ripped it off for one of my games and think it has real potential outside of supers games.

  6. Anonymous3:33 AM

    Jeff, Jeff, Marauder, Griffin etc. are back! They are bringing back the old Mechs!

  7. Do you have one labelled 'Free'?