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Growing the White Box-esque collection

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:59 am
by Cloak-n-Dagger
Having now picked up White Box and gaining an appreciation for the minimal rules systems, I've done some reading of other OD&D-based games available. Found a few I thought looked good, so I went to Lulu and picked up some printed copies to add to my collection.
WARRIORS OF THE RED PLANET is a game of classic pulp, of “Sword & Planet” science-fantasy. If your tastes run towards flashing swords and pistols against a backdrop of alien vistas, soaring airships, and lost civilizations on far-away worlds then this is the game for you.

COLONIAL TROOPERS is a science fiction RPG compatible with the original fantasy roleplaying game and subsequent editions, and other “OSR” games that follow in the mold of the original. If your tastes run towards battle hardened combat armor, some attention to real physics, and explorations of just what it is to be human, you’ve found the right book. As in the fiction of the above writers, the players are confronted with an unforgiving universe full of wonders and deadly quirks of science ready to astound and enchant, and cull the unwary.

GUARDIANS is a super hero retro-clone compatible with the original fantasy roleplaying game and subsequent editions, and other “OSR” games that follow in the mould of the original game. If your tastes run towards super-powered four-color heroes and villains you’ve found the right book. In a tradition inspired by the psionic abilities of Eldritch Wizardry and the mutants of Metamorphosis Alpha or Gamma World, even a first level Guardians character begins with mighty powers!
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Whether a noble Star Knight protecting the universe from galactic tyranny, a hot shot pilot in the cockpit of the fastest stunt fighter in space, or an enigmatic Alien Mystic, classic science fiction adventure awaits you with White Star: White Box Science Fiction Roleplaying.

Based on Swords & Wizardry WhiteBox, White Star brings all the simple elegance of WhiteBox out of the dungeon and into the stars! This complete roleplaying game includes seven new classes as well as rules for advanced technology, laser weaponry, space combat, and so much more!
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Re: Growing the White Box-esque collection

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:34 pm
by Cloak-n-Dagger
Picked up a couple extra expanded games to go along with my "white-box-esque" collection. I think they speak for themselves.
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Re: Growing the White Box-esque collection

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:26 pm
by Sbaldrick
Apparently there is a Galaxy Edition of White Star coming out.

http://halflingsluck.blogspot.com/2017/ ... -2017.html

Re: Growing the White Box-esque collection

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 8:37 pm
by Cloak-n-Dagger
Sbaldrick wrote:Apparently there is a Galaxy Edition of White Star coming out.

http://halflingsluck.blogspot.com/2017/ ... -2017.html
Very nice, will have to keep an eye out for it.

Re: Growing the White Box-esque collection

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 7:50 am
by Deil the Yin
Ha! When I first read the web/blog name, I thought it said "Halflings Suck"... Blah-har-har! Funny cause it's true?

Re: Growing the White Box-esque collection

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 12:40 pm
by Sbaldrick
This actually one of my favorite of the White Box variants.

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/177622/Th ... --Wizardry

From the same people that brought us "White Star" and "Halfings suck." I have a pipe dream of running it with Keep on The Borderlands.

My other favorite White Box variant is "Crypts and Things" which I played with Captain Blood during his brief time in Utah.

Re: Growing the White Box-esque collection

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 6:28 pm
by Deil the Yin
Pretty sweet looking publication, Hero's Journey (and Keep on the Borderlands is one of my faves fo sho), but I'm at a loss as to the "White Box" reference? Can someone expound on that? I'm a slow reader. And lazy.

Just take a deep breath, Jay, and get it over with... Seriously. Work with me here, people.

-W
Sbaldrick wrote:This actually one of my favorite of the White Box variants.

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/177622/Th ... --Wizardry

From the same people that brought us "White Star" and "Halfings suck." I have a pipe dream of running it with Keep on The Borderlands.

My other favorite White Box variant is "Crypts and Things" which I played with Captain Blood during his brief time in Utah.

Re: Growing the White Box-esque collection

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 4:47 pm
by Sbaldrick
The best way that I can think of describing "White Box" is that is a retro-clone of the original White Box release of D&D that predates even 1st Edition AD&D. There are a number of versions of it out there from various publishers such as Black Blade Publishing and Frog God Games.