Monday, September 19, 2022

Opponent Opuscule Number 2

 



More monsters! Many monsters created by my nephew Nolan Hartley when he was 5, plus one monster created by Jo Walling.

Opponent Opuscule Number 2 is a collection of antagonists for Challengers of Vanth, an alternative gonzo science fiction fantasy setting supplement compatible with MÖRK BORG but inspired by Encounter Critical. Previous familiarity with Vanth or Encounter Critical is not required to use or enjoy this product, however it is assumed that players and gamemasters own MÖRK BORG and are familiar with its rules.

This is NOT an officially licensed or authorized use of the setting from Encounter Critical, this is a tribute. This is non-commercial fan fiction in the form of a roleplaying game.



Monday, September 12, 2022

One of the Goblins has a Flamethrower - a FREE Adventure Scenario for Challengers of Vanth


Goblins have been raiding local village and kidnapping children. You have been hired to track the goblins back to their cave, but beware--

One of the Goblins has a Flamethrower!

One of the Goblins has a Flamethrower aka "a Starter Module" is an adventure-scenario for Challengers of Vanth, an alternative gonzo science fiction fantasy setting supplement compatible with MÖRK BORG. Previous familiarity with Vanth or Encounter Critical is not required to use or enjoy this product, however it is assumed that players and gamemasters own MÖRK BORG and are familiar with its rules.

This is NOT an officially licensed or authorized use of the setting from Encounter Critical, this is a tribute. This is fan fiction in the form of a roleplaying game.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

The Slaves Mines of Thugosh-Katra available now!

 

The Slaves Mines of Thugosh-Katra

You were traveling through Vanth when you came across Shears, a desperate lad on the run from Orcine mercenaries.

He begged you to protect him and to help free his entire village from --

the Slave Mines of Thugosh-Katra!

The Slave Mines of Thugosh-Katra is an adventure-scenario for Challengers of Vanth, an alternative gonzo science fiction fantasy setting supplement compatible with MÖRK BORG. Previous familiarity with Vanth or Encounter Critical is not required to use or enjoy this product, however it is assumed that players and gamemasters own MÖRK BORG and are familiar with its rules.

This is NOT an officially licensed or authorized use of the setting from Encounter Critical, this is a tribute. This is fan fiction in the form of a roleplaying game.

MÖRK BORG is © Ockult Örtmästare Games & Stockholm Kartell 2019

The Slave Mines of Thugosh-Katra is an independent production by Christian Conkle and is not affiliated with Ockult Örtmästare Games or Stockholm Kartell. It is published under the MÖRK BORG Third Party License.


The Tomb of Anubis-re-Boötes, available now!

The Tomb of Anubis-re-Boötes

You have been hired to escort an emotionless scientist named Annadroid Zeta deep into the Goblin Hills in search of an ancient site from robodroid mythology --

the Tomb of Anubis-re-Boötes

The Tomb of Anubis-re-Boötes is an adventure-scenario for Challengers of Vanth, an alternative gonzo science fiction fantasy setting supplement compatible with MÖRK BORG. Previous familiarity with Vanth or Encounter Critical is not required to use or enjoy this product, however it is assumed that players and gamemasters own MÖRK BORG and are familiar with its rules.

This is NOT an officially licensed or authorized use of the setting from Encounter Critical, this is a tribute. This is fan fiction in the form of a roleplaying game.

MÖRK BORG is © Ockult Örtmästare Games & Stockholm Kartell 2019

The Tomb of Anubis-re-Boötes is an independent production by Christian Conkle and is not affiliated with Ockult Örtmästare Games or Stockholm Kartell. It is published under the MÖRK BORG Third Party License.


Monday, August 22, 2022

Challengers of Vanth - a Fan Tribute to the Greatest Science-Fiction Fantasy Role Play Game






Challengers of Vanth is now available for free download at https://geekrampage.itch.io/challengers-of-vanth

Also available! Opponent Opuscule, a catalog of deadly creatures, and the Lost Temple of Ssarkon, an adventure scenario.

Challengers of Vanth  is an RPG that applies the minimalish rules of MÖRK BORG to the gonzo hoblings-and-phasers world of Vanth as depicted in the lost 1978 RPG Encounter Critical by Hank Riley and Jim Ireland.

Challengers of Vanth  is a love letter to an era, a tribute to an age when you liked awesome stuff solely because it was awesome.

Challengers of Vanth  offers an alternative setting to the fatalistic doom of MÖRK BORG. While the amazing setting of MÖRK BORG explores the weighty concepts associated with an inevitable eschaton of a dark and gloomy land of corruption, Vanth is a world inspired by paintings on the sides of vans, sci-fi and fantasy TV shows and movies from the 60s and 70s, and Sword and Sorcery comics from the late 70s.

The world of Vanth is an RPG setting created by two overconfident geniuses from 1978, unencumbered by restraint or subtlety or tradition.

Challengers of Vanth  is everything you thought was cool when you, or probably your parents, were 12-15, everything cheesy and amazing and mind-blowing created between 1960-1985.

Challengers of Vanth  is a glam-rock barbarian with a machine gun standing atop a mountain while a lightning storm rages in the background.

Challengers of Vanth  is a warlock casting fiery spells at hissing sleestaks from Land of the Lost on the top of an Ark II speeding across the desert.

Challengers of Vanth  is Caroline Munro and David Hasselhoff in Starcrash.

Challengers of Vanth  is drawing lightning bolts on the cover of your Trapper Keeper.

Challengers of Vanth  is renting a VHS from the sci-fi rack at the neighborhood video rental shop after midnight.

Challengers of Vanth  is an independent production by Christian Conkle and is not affiliated with Ockult Örtmästare Games or Stockholm Kartell. It is published under the MÖRK BORG Third Party License.

MÖRK BORG is copyright Ockult Örtmästare Games and Stockholm Kartell.

 

Monday, August 15, 2022


 My latest Overlords of Dimension-25 products is now up for sale on DrivethruRPG.


Destination: Tartarus takes the characters on a dangerous rescue mission through space to the outer edge of the Solar system.

They soon learn that their objective is different from what they’ve been told and the final outcome could affect the balance of power in the entire system - or return them to their home dimension!

Destination: Tartarus is an adventure scenario designed for Overlords of Dimension-25, an OSR-style science fiction roleplaying game inspired by RPGs from the early 90s based on the pulp-era exploits of a man transported to the 25th century.

The rules are based upon and similar to those of the world’s most popular fantasy roleplaying game. Before playing this scenario the gamemaster and players should become familiar with the Overlords of Dimension-25 game rules or those of its inspiration.

This adventure scenario is a sequel to City at the Edge of the Universe and Hypergates of the Lost Empire, but can be played as a stand-alone story.

Destination: Tartarus can also be used with other OSR-style science fiction roleplaying games with little to no modification. A hit point is still a hit point and an armor class is still an armor class.

This adventure scenario is designed for 4-6 player characters of 6th to 8th level. The player characters should include at least one character displaced from Dimension-Prime - that is, our modern dimension.

This adventure scenario assumes that player characters are either agents of the Earth Resistance or freelance operatives hired by them. If the characters represent a rival faction, such as the ARES Consortium, Solar Syndicate, UEA, Lunar Union, or Trade Confederation, the mission is essentially the same, only the details change.