Category Archives: homebrew

High attribute bonuses for old-school Star Wars: The RPG

Since the last post I’ve been thinking more about having little in-game bonuses available to characters that have an attribute at 4D or higher. The reasoning being that at that point, they have so many dice invested in that one … Continue reading

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3 simple rules hacks for old-school Star Wars: The RPG

Stashing these here so I don’t forget them. 1. Preparation Points I’ve been running WEG Star Wars for a little over 25 years now, and for the vast majority of players I’ve encountered, the Knowledge attribute has been a dump … Continue reading

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LEGO Star Wars – Project 30279

London and I like LEGO, Star Wars, and LEGO Star Wars, but we’re especially fond of the little polybag sets that pop up in department store checkout lanes. And our favorite thing to do with them, once we’ve built the … Continue reading

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Denizens of Dinosaur Island: the Diplodocobra

Armor Class: 14 Hit Points: 136 (13d12+52) Speed: 25 ft. STR 25 (+7)  –  DEX 15 (+2)  –  CON 19 (+4)  –  INT 6 (-2)  –  WIS 12 (+1)  –  CHA 9 (-1) Skills: Perception +4 Senses: passive Perception 14 … Continue reading

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Battletech – The DIY Destruct-o-rama – Preview

  London suddenly got the itch to play Battletech. I blame the Gundam here, which we just built this past week — more about that another time. I was game (despite my recent whingeing about combat-as-sport), so we’re going to … Continue reading

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d100 Miscellaneous Gear Table for Your Sci-Fi Game

I have just blogged recently about the excellent tables for Star Wars roleplaying put together by Jeff of the Gameblog. One of the favorites at Casa Wedel is the d30 miscellaneous gear table from this post. I figured if it … Continue reading

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Star Wars vehicle playing cards, and a silly game to play with them

So, I first heard about these on Zak Smith’s D&D blog a little over a year ago. I did not immediately get any because their availability and pricing on Amazon have been wildly variable, and it seemed like whenever I … Continue reading

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Skipheath Fort, and nice things about lazy maps

I made this for a D&D-by-Skype campaign I am running with my friend Matt Benoit. It’s supposed to be about 3 miles on a side, with the buildings not to scale (Leviathan Ruin, on the other hand, IS to scale). … Continue reading

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After the Battle of Hoth: a Star Wars RPG snowbox

This adventure starts at the end of the Battle of Hoth. The PCs are among the handful of Rebels that survived the battle, but now all of the transports are gone and they’re left behind. They’ll have to be sneaky … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim BattleTech: statting up Gipsy Danger and Coyote Tango

Up until recently London and I were playing Pacific Rim BattleTech with standard or only lightly edited BT mechs, mostly from the CityTech 2E box because that’s what I had ready sheets for on the evening we invented the game. … Continue reading

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