To me, "old school" is evocative of more than just a style of play. There was the thrill of finding new excuses to use weirdly-shaped dice. There was the fun of rolling on random tables, even when it wasn't absolutely necessary to do so. There was the overwhelming urge to quote Monty Python incessantly, make painful puns, and engage in Stan Lee-style hyperbole. If that's already your ... [click here for more]
This add-on to any level-based game that incorporates skills and feats (like, for example, Pathfinder, D&D, or d20 Modern) provides a change of pace and feel to character advancement that is sure to please any player who has groaned at being just a few hundred XP short of the next level: The rules here give a simple mechanism for increasing skills and gaining feats between levels.
Skill Competitions are a more balanced replacement for Skill Challenges
Why Use Skill Competitions Instead of Skill Challenges?
Skill challenges can lack a certain sense of fairness. Especially if a player is forced to make skill checks that they are not very good at. This can make a skill challenge very one sided or nearly impossible to win. Skill Competitions on th... [click here for more]