Warrior Poet RPG

Warrior Poet is an RPG where the players resolve conflict by writing lines of haiku. From the author’s description:

A four-player tabletop roleplaying game set in the final days of the Empire of the Moon. Take on the role of a heartbreakingly beautiful Warrior-Poet and duel using the ancient art of battle-haiku to establish dominance; to protect the Empire from threats within and without; to love, and be loved..

Seriously.

It actually looks like it would be fun for an evening with the right group.

Ysgarth Fantasy Role Playing System

I remember Ysgarth from my role playing days in the late 1970s. The game first was published in 1979. It was one of a number of fantasy rpgs that I remember we tried before finally settling on the Warhammer Fantasy Role Play.

Ysgarth has got a pretty complex system of skills and attributes, but action is resolved on a simple d100 (that is, you roll 2d10s and read them as separate decimals)

Searchers of the Unknown Minimalist RPG Rules

Searchers of the Unknown is a set of free role playing rules. These are one-page, minimalist rules, each of which is designed as a stand-alone product. The collection includes: Searchers of the UnkownDwarven Glory (and supplement), Karry on Krawling, Witches of N’kai, Adventurers!, Cyborg Samurai Are Go!, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Funkin Fists of Fu, Jung Guns, Raiders of the Unknown, The Bastards, Brickmasters of the Unknown, Mutant Got Gunz, Mutant Scavengers of the Ruined Earth (and supplement), Tempora Mutantur (and supplements), Searchers in Spaaaace!!!, Scavengers & Spacewrecks, Swashbucklers of Mars (and a supplement), and Song of the Symbi.

Habitation of The Stone Giant Lord

Habitation of the Stone Giant Lord is a D&D module created by a twelve year old in 1982. Talk about Old School. It has been scanned in all its graph paper and typewriter glory.

It reminds me very much of the large notebook of dungeons I made in my high school years — which I still have today. Perhaps I should scan and post them.

Visual D&D Loot Chart

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Kelvin Green’s blog has this terrific visual D&D loot chart. See the larger image at the blog.