Red Hack

Tales from the Manhole Cover

Rules for my OSR house system.

Over/Under Rolls

At the start of the pandemic I got back into D&D, correctly surmising that I and my friends would benefit from something to do online together during lockdown.

I hadn't tried OSR games before Questing Beast inspired me to give them a try, and I was eager to run modules like Ultan's Door. For rules I started by using the Black Hack.

Experiences vs Experience Points

The system I'm using for my current game is based on the Black Hack, and perhaps my favourite part of it has been the experience system. In place of XP certain actions count as 'experiences' and are recorded on the character sheet. Players can check off a certain number of them to gain a level (in BH equal to their current level, though I'd suggest equal to the level you're trying to reach.)