Weird & Wonderful Worlds Megathread

As I’ve seen some others do, in addition to continuing to sometimes share in the Shameless Self-Promotion megathread, I’ll also share new blog posts from my blog Weird & Wonderful Worlds in this megathread. You are welcome to comment on my posts both here and on the blog itself.

The first post for this thread is a Retrospective on the Mythic Beings Phantasmos, wherein I revisit one of my oldest posts from a couple years ago, discuss what worked and what didn’t work, what my thoughts were, laugh at myself, and in many cases revisit them and make them much better.

It also includes a few pieces of very fine art by Scrap Princess, one of which I include below to sexy-up the preview for this megathread.

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The Court of Those Who Succumb Prematurely to Crippling Expectations: A Maximum Recursion Depth Module / Play Report / Game Preview

This module was inspired by the Metro Dungeon post here a while back, so thanks @chiquitafajita for the encouragement!

The Eclectic Bastionjam deadline is in a few days! The game is nowhere near where I wanted it to be, but I should at least be able to submit the game in a state that is functional.

I would like to do more with this in the future, so please let me know if this interests you!

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Ok I promise after this I will stop spamming the discourse today about my new game Maximum Recursion Depth, or Sometimes the Only Way to Win is to Stop Playing: The Karmapunk RPG (Ashcan Edition) I’m just a very excitable person.

Here is the appendix-N on my blog!

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I’ve created autogenerator tables: https://weirdwonderfulworlds.blogspot.com/2020/08/bastionland-npc-generator-and-maximum.html

NPC Generator based on Chris McDowall’s “Mash-Up Method”. Nominally for my new game Maximum Recursion Depth or Bastionland, but can be used basically for any system or setting.

The post also includes generators for creating MRD Investigations and MRD Courts of Hell, all three of which can be used together to quickly build a flavorful adventure seed for MRD (or potentially some other poltergeist hunting / investigation-type scenario).

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The poltergeist they want investigated is a younger family member (besides sibling, parent, or child) who was a recurser, but it is uncertain if they performed their reincarnation ritual in time
The poltergeist is believed to have been reincarnated within the Numberless Courts of Hell (and is now trapped there)
The client sees this as an embarrassment

Ha. Not sure I’ll ever be able to find players to try out your setting but this is generator is pretty cool.

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Lol ya it’s definitely for a particular sort of person, but I’m glad you like it

Discussion on Korean TTRPGs with Gearoong

Bastionjam Showcase: Cosmic Orrery - Odd Beings

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Four-Dimensional Hexcrawling Through Abyss and Space

More or less the same as my discussion post here

Would certainly appreciate comments here, in that thread, or on the blog post!

A retrospective on my first game, Pixels & Platforms

Modern / Progressive Takes on Genre Fiction

Originally posted here on The OSR Pit.