2019/10/28

OSR: GLOG-based Homebrew v.2: Many Rats on Sticks Edition

I've finally finished updated the original Rat on a Stick GLOG hack. Feedback and notes from playtesting was incorporated. Notable changes:
  • an all new Hunter class
  • significant revisions to the Exorcist and Monk classes
  • clear procedures for dungeon and wilderness adventures
  •  an expanded and updated table of races
  • 2 new wizards: the Geometer and the Curse-Eater
  • lots of little tweaks and changes.
In general, the document is cleaner, more organized, and easier to use. Enjoy!
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wOAkBOCUSjnthMEnIsPVT1LSOCQzd88j

PDF

Since most classes fit on one sheet of paper, I've created a Character Sheet File. Print a character sheet on one side and the rules on the other. No background info is included, just stuff the player is likely to use every session.

Thanks to my patrons for their support and keen eye for spelling errors.

Everything in the book is licensed under CC-BY-SA, so hack away!

16 comments:

  1. I'll fondly refer to this one by the cover as "The Burning Rat"

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  2. I was already heavily considering using Rat on a Stick edition for my new campaign, but this makes it even more enticing!

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  3. Your table of races skips #49. Also, for "Starting Skills", do you get them when you create your character from level 1, or just when you take your first template in the class?

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    1. Fixed the table.
      For starting skills, I've been running it that you only gain the template in a class when you multiclass, not the starting skills or items.

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  4. Why do skills have a -3 bonus for stats of 1 and 2, then a -2 bonus from 3 to 5, then a -3 bonus again from 6 to 8?

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  5. Is this going to be POD, i would really like a printed version. I see you also remove the rules for spell breeding. I kinda like them and probably will keep using them, but i am curious why you remove them.

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  6. Noticed you didn't actually describe the Sickened condition. But! Otherwise! I love and have loved this, and will definitely use this.

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  7. The rules reference mutations to both spells and characters quite a bit, but no tables seem to be included -- what do you use?

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    1. You can use whatever tables you'd like, but I've got d1000 here.
      https://coinsandscrolls.blogspot.com/2018/01/osr-1d500-biological-mutations.html https://coinsandscrolls.blogspot.com/2018/04/osr-1d500-supernatural-mutations.html

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    2. Another question -- it's unclear to me whether Wizards lose spells that they cast from their brain. The line about spells returning with the rising sun seems to suggest this, but then that means a first-level Wizard can only cast one brain-spell per day, and what would be the point of their magic die returning on a 1-3?

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  8. some good stuff here, definitely reminds one that someone really should make a proper index of all the various things people have come up with for the GLOG though

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    1. That'd be a lot to index: https://diyanddragons.blogspot.com/2019/03/who-is-glogosphere.html

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