There Was A Firefight: Gunfighting Rules for Into the Odd/Electric Bastionland/Cairn

This is an attempt to bring the risk-management decisions of my Dark Souls inspired combat to a more contemporary form of fisticuffs. Be it for Old West, modern-day, cyberpunk, or sci-fi type adventures, I hope these rules give you some bang for your buck (it helps that it's free!) Image: Oscillator by Kevin Moran What … Continue reading There Was A Firefight: Gunfighting Rules for Into the Odd/Electric Bastionland/Cairn

Dodging, Blocking & Parrying in Practice

Image credits: Merciless by Vlad Marica I've started playtesting my aforementioned Dodge, Block & Parry system! I've tied it into the Weapon system as well, and it's working quite good, so far! Design Notes Fight back makes combat even more lethal, by allowing for essentially a double attack (attacking in response to the enemy => … Continue reading Dodging, Blocking & Parrying in Practice

Lightsabers, Blasters & The Force: Star Wars, But Make It Odd

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To celebrate the release of Obi-Wan Kenobi, here are some equipment rules I tinkered together for exploring a galaxy far, far way with the ruleset from Cairn/Into the Odd/Electric Bastionland! Blasters Blaster Pistols Hand Blaster. D6. 100 credits. Example: DH-17.Heavy Hand Blaster. D8. 1000 credits. Example: DL-44. Blaster Rifles Crude Blaster Rifle. Bulky, D6. 10 … Continue reading Lightsabers, Blasters & The Force: Star Wars, But Make It Odd

Time, Gear & Skill: A Different Approach To Skill Checks

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The following was written with Cairn in mind, but would work just as well for Into the Odd, Electric Bastionland and heck, D&D 5e if you're doing a complete revamp. Performing actions involves time, gear, and skill. Generally, if you have none or one of the three, a task is impossible.If you have all three, … Continue reading Time, Gear & Skill: A Different Approach To Skill Checks