Tag Archives: OSH

The Red Book of Nelandra Kir (remix)

The Red Book of Nelandra Kir is a thick, illuminated book bound in blood-hued leather. It is a must-read status symbol for the decadent and gleefully corrupt wizards of Scarabae that seek to thwart the Church. Nelandra Kir was a … Continue reading

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Terror, Horror, and Madness–with no charts or dice!

I converted Jack Shear’s Terror, Horror, and Madness faithfully into Old School Hack. One of the delights of my design work is to start with conversion, then move to adaptation. So, Old School Hack shines when it focuses on rules-lite, … Continue reading

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Manual of Gastromancy (remix)

The Manual of Gastromancy is a thin book bound in plain black leather. King Relan II, former ruler of Nalconia (in the Iron Principalities) kept his kingdom through guile and magic instead of military might. His specialty was conjuring enchanted … Continue reading

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Scriptures and Books of the Church

This is still a draft. The subject is vast enough I’m sure I’ll have more to say on it. However, this serves to get us started with a sense of the scripture of the Church of the Lady of the … Continue reading

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OSH Legend of Hyrule: Zora Template

Zora are fish people. I do not personally find them very compelling, but in a way that made for an even more interesting challenge in creating a playable template for them. When I was finished, I had something I think … Continue reading

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OSH Legend of Hyrule: Sheikah Template

So are these mysterious figures Hylian, or something else? Fortunately, with the template model, I don’t have to decide. The point is, when you become Sheikah, some changes happen to you. These shadowy protectors of the royalty are a great … Continue reading

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OSH Legend of Hyrule: Royalty and Magic

So you want to be a Gerudo Desert King? Or maybe you want to play Zelda? You want access to the magic of the Goddesses? Have I got the document for you! Remember, this is not THE Hyrule. No such … Continue reading

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OSH Template: Web Walker

I was inspired by Simon’s post here. I thought, “It would be awesome to play a spider.” The key word there being “awesome” which leads us back to Old School Hack, where you can do things that are awesome. I … Continue reading

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OSH Legend of Hyrule: Weapons and Equipment

The weapons and equipment of the Zelda games are iconic and oft-reinterpreted through the series. Converting to a role playing game, the possible use of various items can change dramatically. How to keep the function and flavor of the item … Continue reading

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OSH Legend of Hyrule: Rito Template

You can fly, you can fly, you can fly! The Rito are bird people in Wind Waker. I like the idea, the kinesthetics of them, and a flying messenger service. So here they are. In this setting, everything revolves pretty … Continue reading

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