Adventurer - Traveller OD&D Hack

It seems that a gentleman by the name of "captainjack" from over at the Dragonsfoot forums has released a fully developed supplement for Traveller that emulates Original Dungeons & Dragons. He has dubbed this project Adventurer, and has it available for download. Captainjack has published Adventurer under an Open Game License using the Mongoose Traveller OGL.

I think this is amazing news, as I recently expressed an interest in developing a Lovecraftian Traveller hack I dubbed Dreamer. This project suddenly does not seem as daunting as it did when I began to seriously consider starting it. I have a few big releases I am developing for the Outer Dark right now, but once I have cleared those from my schedule I am seriously considering trying to make Dreamer a reality. In the mean time I will be reading over Adventurer to see how I can use it as a springboard for my own project.


Possible NEMESIS Hardback Coming

For the uninitiated, NEMESIS: Roleplaying in Worlds of Horror is a free supernatural horror roleplaying game published by ArcDream Publishing that uses the One-Roll Engine (ORE). A couple of days ago Dennis Detwiller, one of the main writers of the game, posted on the Cult of ORE Google Group message-board this proposal:

Hey guys,

We here at ArcDream are considering the possibility of releasing the NEMESIS rules (expanded, with some kick ass artwork) in a hardcover edition. Do you think NEMESIS would be viable as a ransom product?

Thoughts, concerns, suggestions? Spread the news around and post here to let me know what you think.

Well for me, this is amazing news. I would love to see NEMESIS expanded and packaged in a beautifully illustrated hardback. I am glad the game is free to download, but I can't help but jones for a fully produced version of the game to be released. This idea is way overdue!

Not many know this, but the whole Sword & Sanity concept was kicked off in a game I briefly ran a few years back powered by NEMESIS. I have a few things I have been working on that will show my support for the NEMESIS system, and I hope to release those here very soon. If you have not downloaded this game and at least read it I urge you to go ahead and do so. The Madness Meter alone is reason enough to give this game a look-see.

Some Actually Get What I Am Doing Here

I wanted to share a quote I found today over on The Other Side Blog about Swords Against the Outer Dark. Tim Brannan wrote:
Now, obviously I am flattered by Tim's remarks, but I wanted to bring this up for a more important reason. It is nice to see someone describe my blog so perfectly. It lets me know that there are people out there that actually get what I am trying to do with this small dark space on the 'net. There are tons of Cthulhu based gaming blogs out there, but I always hoped I would be able to find a way to set mine apart from the others. To find my own niche. And with comments like this I feel like I have accomplished just that.

I realize it is rather indulgent of me to point these types of comments out, but I felt compelled to. As a blogger, this is the stuff that makes it all worthwhile!

It goes without saying, but I will do it anyway. If you do not have The Other Side Blog on your blog-roll please do yourself a favor and add it as soon as possible. Tim maintains an excellent blog that deserves your attention.

The Outer Dark Has 100 Followers!

This morning I logged in and found that Swords Against the Outer Dark has hit another milestone. I now have 100 Cultists (er, um... Followers)! I just want to say thanks to everyone who has taken the time to stop in and read my posts. I hope they have been useful. There is a lot more in the pipeline, so keep coming back. Now if only I knew how many lurkers there are...