d20 Modern World Playbook

Circa 2014, over on Google+, I tinkered around with a modern adventure rendition of Dungeon World -- something suitable for adapting d20 Modern over to the Power by the Apocalypse ruleset. The first thing I did was kick around a hypothetical playbook... the Strong HeroName: A down-to-earth name, a short nickname, a fighter’s title, a … Continue reading d20 Modern World Playbook

Redux: Quentin’s Bloody Scabbard

Originally posted to Google+ in December 2013: Quentin's Bloody Scabbard(minor magical item, weight 0)Generations ago, there lived a renowned bard. His stories were irreverent, even crude, and well-known for their graphic content. This adventuresome bard lived a life of over-the-top violence until his dying day, and in that time nothing -- no armor, no magic … Continue reading Redux: Quentin’s Bloody Scabbard

Redux: The Lever, a Compendium Class

Originally posted to Google+ in February 2014: The LeverA compendium classWhen you successfully make off with a load of purloined coins, the next time you level up you may take this move:MastermindWhen you spend time in preparation for an important heist (your call), tell the GM what you're trying to do and roll+INT. On a … Continue reading Redux: The Lever, a Compendium Class

Redux: Scouring of the Spirit Wood, Front & Custom Moves

Originally posted to Google+ in December 2014: I just wrapped up a Front now that my first game of Dungeon World has been played.Last we left our protagonists, they were fleeing into the Spirit Wood on druid-elkback to escape the Kobold/Lizard-folk legion that had taken Fort Ironwood on the Orc/Halfling border.FrontThe Scouring of the Spirit … Continue reading Redux: Scouring of the Spirit Wood, Front & Custom Moves

Redux: The Diadem of Clear-mindedness

Originally posted to Google+ in June 2016: Diadem of Clear-MindednessA shining band of silver whorls, studded with commonplace jewels. In the center of this band is a single, polished purple stone; gaps along the length of the diadem suggest additional stones were once affixed.The Diadem of Clear-Mindedness clears away your errant thoughts and steadies the … Continue reading Redux: The Diadem of Clear-mindedness

Redux: Breaking Bread, Custom Move

Originally posted to Google+ in July 2015: A location move I'll be using to represent the church in a religious neighborhood, in a game of 'Hood I'm starting:When you participate in the neighborhood’s ceremonies, break bread, or otherwise make amends with the religious community, roll+Straight. On a hit, you’re in good with the Lord and … Continue reading Redux: Breaking Bread, Custom Move

Redux: Check your own Hashtag, Custom Move

Originally posted to Google+ in July of 2017: I've got a story arc going on where public perception of the team is as complicated as its ever been and I'm having fun playing around with a custom move that emphasizes the caprice of popularity and the fragility of teenage egos.When you check your own hashtag … Continue reading Redux: Check your own Hashtag, Custom Move