Wednesday, 21 February 2018

d100 What did the monster last eat?
































Real murder hobos don't just search for secret doors and buried treasure, they search monsters guts for treasure. This is for medium size monsters and humanoids. Will do another table for bigger monsters later.

Don't let this decor fool you. There is treasure inside that corpse!

d10 Corpse Decor
1 Corpse has relieved its bowels on death
2 Corpse has fleas which infest searcher
3 Corpse covered in tattoos

4 Corpse has horrible weeping sores and buboes
5 Corpse has scabies and scaly rashes
6 Corpse has blackening finger tips
7 Corpse covered in scar tissue
8 Corpse has horrible burn scars
9 Corpse has pubic lice
10 Corpse has stinking gangrene wounds


d100 What did the monster last eat?
01 Someone's fingers
02 Someone's ears or nose
03 Small birds 
04 Pickles
05 Worms
06 Whole eggs
07 Mushrooms
08 Raw meat
09 Sausages
10 Raw fish
11 d10cp
12 d10sp
13 d10gp
14 d6pp
15 Semi precious stone 10gp
16 Brass key
17 Tiny silver key worth 5gp
18 Silver necklace 10gp
19  30gp small cracked gem
20 Finger with a 10gp ring
21 Parasitic worms
22 Cancerous growths
23 Toenails
24 Large bone
25 Beer
26 Squirrel
27 Insects
28 Fruit
29 Roots
30 Bark
31 Cast iron grenade with fuse
32 Gravel
33 Nails
34 Leaves
35 Hair
36 Chopped up shoe leather
37 Horrible stinking gas
38 Bubble of foul flammable gas
39 Grease
40 Rats
41 Gold needle 1gp
42 Crumpled up vellum treasure map 
43 Pawnshop token
44 IOU note
45 Sheepgut condom
46 Lead sling bullet
47 Evil holy symbol
48 Brothel token
49 Ceramic tile
50 Parasitic stomach octopus
51 Feathers

52 Straw
53 Puppy
54 Cat head or kittens
55 Rabbit
56 Ivory chess piece 15gp
57 Jar of paste
58 Clay figurine
59 Corks from wine bottles
60 Bone dice
61 Silk hair ribbon
62 Acorns
63 Manure
64 Teeth
65 Knucklebones
66 Tiny ragdoll
67 Dead gremlin
68 Living gremlin
69 Silver pendant 10gp
70 Tiny bell
71 Dog collar

72 Horse hoof
73 Large pill
74 A rock
75 Quarts crystal
76 Goblin ear with 5gp earing
77 Silver spoon 5gp
78 Glass eyeball 10gp
79 Dentures with gold tooth 10gp
80 Signet ring with family crest
81 Arrowhead
82 Carrion crawler grub
83 Rot grub
84 Candle stubbs
85 Bar of soap
86 Fish heads
87 Bracelet with name embossed 15gp
88 Flints
89 Beeswax
90 Tiny bottle of ink
91 Head of a tiny statuette 5gp
92 Ancient coin of evil empire 5gp
93 Ball of string or yarn

94 Walnuts still in shells
95 Fancy belt buckle 1gp
96 Demonic medallion 25gp
97 Gold nugget 15gp
98 Small ruby 40gp
99 Large Crystal 15gp
100 Fragment of demon prince horn

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Dirty Deals in the Citadels of Psychon


































In the citadel under slums and ghettos, all kinds of deals and goods are sold. Some might even be good.

d100 
Dirty Deals in the Citadels of Psychon
01 A man selling home made shanks and powder he sez is drugs
02 Creepy cultist selling ugly idols, shrunken heads and human teeth
03 Wizard selling unfathomable alien sex toys
04 Goblin with wasp nest offering to double your penis size for one copper
05 Man selling talking animal, it is shy at moment and stubborn but if you take it home will talk
06 Offered chance to fight for money in a private combat pit club
07 Private troops insist you come to fight in a great gladiator arena
08 Goblin offers to remove parasites for 1cp
09 Priest offers healing for anyone who accepts his harsh god of low and take a oath
10 Pilgrim offers to feed any who joins his alien love god cult
11 Wizard offers to sell his worse apprentice for 50gp
12 Old woman possibly a witch offers to tell your fortune
13 Cyborg goat men gangsters offering cheap cyborg gun arms, use your old hands in demonic rite
14 Map seller has plans for several bunkers and ruins for sale
15 Man selling access codes for a hidden door of secret sub level of citadel
16 Old man selling map to a crashed spacecraft
17 Robot drug dealer offers free samples for first hit, AI runs a robot's drug lab
18 Old man offers keys to house if you can find his daughter a slum gang took
19 Beastman selling human skin suits 5gp each
20 Old goblin will teach you secrets of buttchugging potions to make them last longer 
21 Old wizard selling youth potions he extracts from teenagers leaving them old cripples
22 Boy offering to show you a otherworldly gate he found in sewers for 1gp
23 Woman selling adorable fuzzy beastmen babies
24 Cannibal selling human limbs raw, roast or smoked
25 Old man selling junk including a 24" cube damaged AI module with no voicebox
26 Old cyborg offers to sell body parts for beer money
27 Strange mutant selling huge eggs he found 1gp each
28 Goblin nurse selling babies or goblin milk
29 Boy selling glowing green metal rods he found in ruin, needs money for medicine as he feels ill
30 Old woman selling yellow canisters with warning symbols of the ancients
31 Woman singing living crystals that sing sad songs in alien voices
32 Wizard selling a werewolf potion in a syringe, just shoot it up and feel the power 
33 Old hunchback selling a magic intelligent sword, he sez the sword is a bit of a jerk
34 Mushroom men selling magical shrooms, have a filthy flophouse to try them in
35 Time traveller selling identical item that party member has 
36 Super soldier serum for sale being sold by slimey mutant in lab coat
37 Junk merchant selling orbital com unit, just set up dish and talk to the gods
38 Mutant seling angry trolls squeezed in steel cube cages grown from flesh scraps
39 Young wizard offering night of pleasure with succubus or incubus
40 Necromancer offering wide range of zombie prostitutes
41 Damaged venus probe bot for sale, once activated runs amok on killing spree
42 Golem for sale, just needs fuel and furnace lit to reanimate, no known way to control it
43 Mutant selling canisters of psychotronic warfare nanite agent causes mass hallucinations
44 Apprentice selling imps in bottles, "great for the kiddies"
45 Scruffy pervert selling eldren maiden in block of amber
46 Kid selling mutagenic warhead from his pushcart
47 Man selling dried and living fairies which he crushes and snorts the dust
48 Dealer selling variety of slave kobolds with various special skills
49 Morlock selling eldren pickled meat
50 Frogman selling deactivated "sex androids" 1in6 are assasin models
51 Man selling comgem implants from dead priests, claims anyone can have cleric powers

52 Servant of wizard selling notes on surgical creation of one type of abhuman
53 Alchemist selling demon and vampire ichor no questions asked
54 Alchemist student selling magical potion to enchant your genitals, you'll never regret it
55 Kid selling canister of military necrovirus starts a zombie plague
56 Man selling alien symbiotes that replace your puny human organs
57 Goblin shaman selling potions to turn goblins into hobgoblins
58 Morlock selling a purple worm egg or carrion crawler grubs
59 Wizard offers formula to turn babies into mighty ogres which fight much better
60 Witch selling a blink dog pup, not house broken or able to be caged
61 Witch selling displacer beast kitten, it loves to ruin furniture and climb curtains
62 Crystal abhuman selling potions that turn drinker into a stone statue
63 Sorcerer selling addictive drug that gives arcane casters extra 1st level spell once
64 Rag and bone man has book of long lost holy scriptures in his pushcart
65 Turban wearing creepy man selling delicious spicy beatles
66 Eldren selling wine with euphoric properties
67 Man selling cracked satellite with strange glow, causes retro evolution
68 Wizard selling freshly created orcs, not house broken yet or tame but like to fight
69 Fishman selling strange gold idols, insists they are not cursed by dreams of fish god
70 Old woman selling blueprints of a nuclear weapon silo found in the wastelands
71 Dogman selling used bones, barley chewed and still good

72 Fisherman selling baroque diving suit with sea creature motifs he found in a chest
73 Fisherman selling interesting spiked metal spheres he found (sea mines)
74 Fisherman selling poisonous blue ring octopus excellent for killing enemies
75 Man selling navigator beacon globe from a crashed aircraft he found
76 Woman selling live robot heads, most of them beg to be saved from her awfulness
77 Man selling flesh sphere he says will grow into a living house if planted
78 Eldren selling magic tree seeds will grow rapidly into treehouse with food inside
79 Man selling security ID card from a orbital of the space gods
80 Old woman selling wizard hats all styles and colours to make you look powerful
81 Devil selling primer spellbook with one spell and ritual to sell soul to get more
82 Man selling idols and holy symbols of many gods, you can never be too sure
83 Witch offers cheap potion of youth, turns drinker into a child d6+3 years old
84 Witch selling magic addictive candy and gives free samples to children
85 Man selling dentures made from real teeth and will buy old teeth
86 Old mutant selling cryopod with genetically engineered war criminal
87 Druid selling seeds if planted in corpses grows into plant zombies
88 Druid selling potted baby giant carnivorous plants
89 Man selling cracked AI module that threatens everybody and hates humans
90 Man selling "dragon teeth" swears will grow into obedient fighting men if planted
91 Orc selling delicious fat halflings, plump and juicy with sweet cries of despair
92 Necromancer selling immortality potions, on death drinker turns into a zombie
93 Cultist selling discount idols and spell books stolen from his cult

94 Old homeless man selling scroll to call down a demonic prince
95 Apprentice selling demon medallion and true name and summoning ritual
96 Goblin selling piss in bottles claims is healing potions
97 Morlock selling enchanted wrench +1 as a d6 club and some cursed items
98 Necromancer selling talking skull of his former master (try stopping it)
99 Witch selling various monster testicles good for eating and potency and soup
100 Goblins selling magical frogs with strange powers

Monday, 19 February 2018

Down and Dirty in Psychon Citidels



A request for gonzo filthy degenerate high tech magic slum encounters. Maybe some Gathox. Maybe some alpha blue are a 40k chaos city

d100 Down and Dirty in Psychon Citadels
01 Seedy morlock offers live eloi in a back alley shack, cannibal gang awaits
02 Blind beggar being beaten by children with live snakes
03 Skater gang with knives shanking people as they pass
04 Two abhumans fighting, a crowd gather to place bets and eat the loser
05 Devil swine with guards announces looking for some men for dirty job
06 Man has a fit and as crowd gathers he becomes a werewolf
07 Hungry dogs tear an old cripple into pieces and run away with limbs
08 MiGo ask if they can hire you for a dangerous snatch and gab missions
09 Ogre gnawing on a human leg vomits and dogs come to lick it up
10 Kids trying to scrap a combat robot buried under rubble and it reactivates
11 Gang of virused androids trying to pick fights with organic scum
12 Street kids making monkey-rat hybrids fight insect-dog hybrids
13 Tentacle reaches out of a drain to drag a victim into the deeps
14 Children hitting rusty old artillery shell with mallets
15 Crowd of nasty exotic harlots and a orc bodyguard with a axe and a flintlock pistol
16 Robots haggling over price of a human slave start shooting 
17 MIssionaries from upper levels offering peaceful euthanasia to the needy
18 Mob burning a mutant witch and her pets
19 Police crucifying a gang who had a member dare hit a cop 
20 Waggon of food spills over and mob swarm and start a riot
21 Old man screaming covered in rats or bugs runs down the street
22 Rhino centaur fighting a one horned ogre cyclops over a human girl slave
23 A eldren getting harassed by crowd casts stinking cloud, street filled with vomit
24 Rich children paying hobos to kill each other for fun  
25 Giant spider drops on webline from the ceiling and grabs someone
26 Vendor selling cooked chunks of troll flesh he cuts off a live chained troll
27 Hybrid squidmen preaching about their mad octopus headed god
28 Giant carnivorous worm bursts from the ground and drags a victim under the earth
29 Married couple fighting pick up weapons and murder each other
30 Giant mutant possum grabs old person with tail and runs away over rooftops
31 Creepy gargoyle offers chance to get stoned cheap, a medusa waits in shack
32 Lesser demons dragging youths in chains and whipping them on way back to hell 
33 Cultists handing out free drug samples and invitation to a sorcerers pleasure dome
34 Tense gang stand off between two rival ghetto guilds
35 Degenerate mutants have bailed up a lost topsider and tearing up her her clothes
36 Drunken ogre being stabbed by children who collect blood in bowls and run off
37 Vampire tearing apart novice clerics with ease, tearing out their spines for fun
38 Waggon load of old coffins fall off a cart and zombies spill out and chase the drivers
39 Goblin chief on palanquin with entourage, hobgoblin guards shove everyone out the way
40 Goblin prostitutes complement passers, "try some green and you'll always be keen" 
41 Hooded cultists dealing exotic foreign drugs, crowd shoving to get close
42 Wizard selling freshly created orcs, dumb and young but full of hate
43 Gang of topless orc women attack and eat anyone who looks at them too long
44 Troll offering rich dandies to stab and beat him for a fee
45 Doppelganger stripers entice customers to enter shack where they get eaten alive
46 Tax collectors taking fingers, ears or noses of anyone who can't pay breathing tax
47 Militia beating beggars for not giving them cut of collections
48 Morlock gangs having a street auction for a naked eloi slave being sold by a wizard
49 Naked old witches cooking cauldrons of humanoid body parts, 1cp a cup
50 Child selling ear necklaces, old man comes and beats them for cash every hour
51 Orcs chopping off goblin legs to bet on a one legged race, losers get eaten

52 Pierced tribal headhunters with different tribal marking arguing, other people scatter 
53 Rabbitmen beating farmers trading in town with clubs and stealing vege waggon
54 Giant sewer lobster emerges from manhole and drags screaming victims into the deep
55 Mob holding a kangaroo court for police informer who is torn apart by mob
56 Street flooded in sewerage, locals don't mind walking knee deep in filth
57 Beggar falls over then corpse bursts open with parasites keen for new hosts
58 Children push old person off a walkway to death for fun
59 Child catchers trapping feral children for slave market
60 Vampire talking to gothic teens, inviting to it's lair to receive immortality, honest 
61 Youth gangs just hanging out on their turf asks "what are you looking at"
62  Frogman throwing crumbs on the ground and then gulping down the pigeons that come
63 Apprentice space wizard wants to join you in return for all spellbooks found
64 Cyborg kobolds begging for energy cells even old chem cells or dead ones they can sniff
65 Sucubi offering a dopelgangergangbang just through this dark alleyway
66 Ogre offering homeless to shave him pays in a dry ration biscuit of dried meat
67 Robohobo scavenging parts and system fluids from other robohobo
68 Alien bard with a keytar with a built in theremin wants to write a poem about party
69 Robot one armed bandit follows you, complementing you and your luck
70 Robot vending machine nags you to buy d4 1=drugs 2=
71 Doppelganger prostitute tries to harass party, abuses them as freaks if rejected

72 Robot prostitute offers to stimulate your pleasure centres you dirty meatbag
73 Robo Pimpbot, with his exciting multi species and gender strange pleasure beings 
74 Alien child demands a cp or will kill his adorable puppy (huge slug with illusion?)
75 Beggar wants just one copper, if paid a d100 more follow you for a d6 hours
76 Soothsayer reading entrails and liver and of a humanoid to tell fortunes 
77 AI in a brain pod carried by small humanoid robot, wants to buy you guys drinks
78 Robohobos and cyberbums facing off for places to lie on cardboard boxes
79 Robot beggar needs cash for a new leg, then starts to beg cash for a penis
80 Lonely space dwarf vacuumorph, needs a low pressure suit and breather to live
81 Cultists performing human sacrifice in open street shrine to keep a elder god away
82 Urchins throw rocks and demand a cp to go away. no we meant a cp each
83 Multiracial youth gang in harmony shanking people for cash
84 Line of beggars selling souls to devils for food
85 Cloud of spoors as a stinking cloud or disease
86 Street overgrown in giant fungal bloom of shrooms and bracket fungi and slime moulds
87 Stray pack of blind alien space wolves
88 Street has swarm of vermin d4 1=bloodworms 2=floating jellyfish 3=starfish 4=maggots
89 Street has swarm of vermin d4 1=pigeons 2=bats 3=squirrels 4=finchs
90 Street has swarm of vermin d4 1=wasps 2=bees 3=flies 4=scorpions
91 Street has swarm of vermin d4 1=mice 2=rats 3=possums 4=bats
92 Ghouls peacefully grazing on dead homeless corpses
93 Cult follow you playing music and chanting till they get a donation

94 Snakeman wizard in disguise as a human apprentice selling cursed items
95 Someone crying and melting into a pool from a rare bio agent 1in6 with someone
96 Assassination cult point out party for initiates to test themselves on as a holy test
97 Devoutly religious person offended by party member and alerts locals
98 Cultist decides something about party makes them holy enemies
99 Tedious immortal is interested in your party for some awesome dangerous scheme
100 A petty god admires your party and decides to follow them and hang around close

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Psychon Bestiary




































Really you can use any monster books you like. Gamma World and Monster books have plenty and you cou steal anything from prehistory. Stealing ideas from old pulp magazine covers or old Marvel monster comics are a worthy project. It is also worth hybridising any creatures or mixing up several with a human or just mutate some other creatures. Microscopic or weird sea creatures blown up to huge sizes can work too.

This describes some basic stat blocks on some basic creatures and monster types.

Abhumans

Abhumans are modified humans made to be tougher for combat or industry or otherworldly survival. Beast abhumans are the most common including tigermen, lizardmen, pigmen, frogmen, fishmen, goatmen, ratmen and many more. Treemen and fungal men are common also with modified hybrid tissue. Elemental abhumans are adapted to other planets environmental extremes. possibly with and include magma men, icemen, crystalmen, rockmen, metalmen.  There are also abhumans who are of orcish stock and even supermen tribes of barbarian abhumans. Most tend to live as barbarians, nomads and savages but some tribes are more civilized and many live among other humans.

Some abhumans believe they predate humanity and other fictional histories. Some believe they once ruled and will again. Some gods encourage this and use them as enemies for their protagonists in their convoluted dramas.

Artificial Intelligence

These ancient intelligences controlled various systems and interacted with humans. The rich had them in cars, as personal assistants in the home and office. More powerful ones ran buildings, ships, factories and orbitals. The greatest ran countries, generation starships, nuclear defence, stock exchanges, whole corporations or some of the global systems such as weather control or the global teleporter array. After the Apocalypse the gods took control and did their best to fix the wounded world. Today lesser AI are seen as spirits of machines or buildings and the greater ones as gods. They grant priests their powers and support the arcane infrastructure that allows magic.

Android
Pseudo Biological artificial life form mostly in a human form that can act much like a human and use human tools. Androids while humanoid are not made to be convincingly living, that would make them replicants. Androids vary as to how their systems mimic a living human. Increasingly sophisticated ones are harder to tell apart. Androids mostly come in industrial, service, brain and combat types. Many androids shave been virused to be hostile to humans by remnants of ancient war nanites.

Animals

Old earth animals are gone. Surviving animals are often hybrids or modified. Prehistoric animals were created and went wild during the apocalypse like mammoths, dinosaurs and sabre tooth tigers and trilobites. Animals of psychon frequently have several of these changes

d10 Basic species changes

1 Colour shift - something more colourful
2 Size shift - bigger or smaller
3 Skin change -scaled, feathers, slimey, fur
4 Locomotion - might be adapted for land, water, burrowing or have wings
5 Climate - adapted for vastly different environment, hotter or colder
6 Hybrid - combined with another species or humans
7 Extra body parts - limbs, tails, horn, trunk, tentacles
8 Intelligence - smarter or dumber, hive mind
9 Diet - herbivore, carnivore, omnivore or some specialization
10 Social - colonial, hivemind, symbiotic, parasitic,  pack, herd, family structure

Some generic stats

Tiny HD 1hp AC11-13 MOV 6-12" might require swarm to be dangerous
rat, pigeon, squirrel,

Small HD d4 AC11-13 MOV6-12" Att d3
cat, giant rat, large rabbit, snake, small dog, big chicken, monkey


Medeum HD d6 pr d8 or 2d8 MOV 6" or 12" or 18" Att d6 or d6/d3/d3
large dog, pig, wolf, goat, sheep, lynx, ostrich, chimp

Large HD 2d8 - 8d8 MOV 6" or 12" or 18" Att d8 or d6/d4/d4 or d8/d6/d6 or d10/d8/d8
horse, cow, bear, lion, tiger, crocodile, terror bird, gorilla

Huge HD 9d8-20d8 MOV 6" or 12" or 18" Att d12 or d12/d10/d10 or 2d8/d12/d12
elephant, dinosaur, rhino

Archon
Powerful servants of the gods and lesser AI in their own right. They were created to serve the gods and may be worshiped as angelic beings. Some have turned wicked or serve evil gods. Most live in orbitals or with their gods.

Bioaug
Biologically augmented life form, deliberately enhanced with additional new living organs. Typically it is a pre existent organism modified later with augmentation rather than created. The results are consistent not like mutations. Some think of them as biological cyborgs.

Biomorph
Modified humanoids grown from birth for specialization such as aquamorphs who live in water or vacuumorphs who live in space or cybermorphs who are encased in technological casings they cannot live without. Biomorphs look radically different or even alien to normal humans and are no longer homo sapiens. Some machines or inorganic objects are described as biomorphic if they look organic described. A human modified to breath water might still be human and be a Bioorg or even a abhuman. A aquamorph is more specialized and even less human, possibly like a vaguely humanoid sealion and barley able to operate outside of water. Cybermorphs have returned from the stars and are unimpressed with what happened to the Earth. More are returning and plotting to re terraform the earth in their image. A few have invaded orbitals and some have come to Psychon to perform cruel experiments.

Brainborg

A biological brain in a life support pod connected to a robotic body or possibly on a console or linked serialy in a computer array. A synthetic brain duplicating biological process like a android or robot brain is often referred to as a cyberbrain and use the same interface jacks as brainborgs. Brains eventually decay and go insane and die. Some remain dormant if not in use and last longer.

Chimera
Mixture of cells and tissue from different organisms fused together mostly by genetic engineering and often tissue rejecting immune systems are suppressed with drugs, mutagens or other biological processes. Advanced mutants can seemingly be made up of different material, especially as they begin to absorb other organisms into their make up rather than digest them. The most advanced are liquid flesh horrors sprouting and reabsorbing animal body parts, mouths, eyes and others. Often used to describe horrible monstrous natural hybrids.

Clone
Mass produced copy of a living being used for meat industry, medical replacement spare parts, military troop production or reproduction. Many artificial organisms are mass produced by cloning. The gods often make clones from old data, tweak them and write new histories for them creating instant cities with populations and ancient histories.

Cyberbrain
The artificial brain of a android or robot. Often encased in a pod like a brainborg with the same interfaces that can be plugged into different bodies or consoles. Some have a intact head and can sense and talk and can be attached to a headless robot or console with standard jacks. Android brains tend to have more soft synthetic tissue and liquid inside than a robot brain. Robots are less concerned with exactly mimicking biological processes.

Cyborg
A fusion of biological systems and machines. In most cases is a artificial limb or organ. Once only the brain is left the being becomes more of a brainborg. Some eventually become machines. Some parts even come from robots while others are specialized. Some suffer trauma at replacement and become insane.

Devil, Demon

These entities live in great caverns of the underworld, Devils are the lawful persecutors of the damned and wicked who serve the gods in a hierarchy mimicking the celestial city of heaven. Demons are rebellious outsiders living in petty feuding principalities and serve the gods of chaos. Devils sometimes employ demons as mercenaries or bounty hunters to arrest those who escape hell. All are sadistic and evil but devils are more legalistic and are limited by many rules. The underworld gods make them and rule over them. Some gods make bodies and identities to rule over the lesser ones in the form of dukes of hell or demon princes of the abyssal wastes.

Doppelganger
Unsure bur rumour says they are many things. Aliens invader spies or shape shifting android spies are popular thoughts. Some rumoured to be spirits that take temporary forms to harass mortals and ruin their lives. All could be true and the name might infer a methodology not a singe species. A generic style of humanoid shape shifting predator of regular people.

Digital Personality

A personality from a living person recorded and now operating like a much like a AI but usually equivalent to a lesser god at best. Most can be carried and are only ten pounds in a semi transparent plastic case of lights and electronics. Some are set into robot bodies or androids or mainframe consoles or get carried by robot or AI servants.

Dragon
Biological combat organisms made to lay waste to large areas killing and eating everything then hibernation till food supply returns. Some species are intelligent and some can breed. The worse are cyborgs also with missile racks and death rays and force screens.

Drone
Simple machine operating on a basic repetitive program or controlled by a human or artificial intelligence. Remote viewing drones, combat drones, transport drones are common examples.

Eldren
Eldren are humans modified to be improved and perfect. Most lived in orbitals above the planet while many went into the stars. Some dwelled in pleasure bunkers but tended to become idiotic and dependant on AIs. These eldren became Eloi and cannibalistic morlocks came to take over their pleasure bunkers and use them as food. Eldren have expanded minds and learn magic or psionics more easily. Most avoid humans and lesser races. Some have begun to return from long rang space missions and are shocked by the new world.

Goblinoids

It is uncertain if they are a created racial stock to antagonise humankind or actually aliens from Tau Ceti. They have a a caste system and develop various specializations and rapidly develop adaptions and variations in a few generations. Hobgoblins are larger, dumber more militant and are hard working. Bugbears are a larger hairier breed which make elite shock troops and are experts at stealth. Goblinoids have large pointy ears and their upper bodies are barrel like with long arms and short legs. Their skin colour varies grey, yellow, red, blue, green, jet depending on the environment and lifestyle. They believe they are otherworldly stay hidden from humans ostly. Some live with humans. Most are primitive and have crude but functional technology but some are seen piloting saucers in little jump suits with ray guns. Standard goblins can be crafty and are good at mining, animal husbandry, gardening and rearing fungus. Many serve other stronger races or wizards if they don't have the more combative castes like hobgoblins or bugbears.

Giant
Giants are enlarged humans ranging from 7 foot to hundreds of feet tall. Many are mindless brutes with mutations who eat humans but some are more refined. Giants feel they are gods and deserve worship and sacrifice. Giant's believe they predated man and lost a war with the gods. Giants are a product of eccentric AI and not the ancients.

Golem

These are magical constructs animated and given the semblance of life by arcane means. They have partial or incomplete souls that animate them. They are made by priests and wizards who imbue inanimate statues with the spark of life called from heaven. There are other lesser magical statues and animated creatures like gargoyles also which are nor regarded as golems.

Morlock

Short subterranean humanoids bred to survive in bunkers and be technologically capable. Mutations of skin colour changes and cannibalism became commonplace in the species.

Mutant
Mutations come from mutagenic nanite weapons infecting the hosts cells. The mutagens are stimulated by radiation, disease and chem exposure. Mild exposure cases produce mild cosmetic mutations. Severe cases make victim unrecognisable as human. Worst cases reduce victims to horrible formless horrors. Common humanoids on psychon with more mutation than most who don't breed consistently. Mutant offspring may look very different to parents. Mutagens may continue transforming a mutant to a non humanoid tentacled fleshy horry that constantly change. Some resist this process for many years. Drugs can inhibit the mutation process or make you resistant to mutation for a period. Some drugs accelerate or cause mutations. Mutants are often angry about being shunned and hated. The severest mutations turn the mutant insane, many becoming mindless cannibals or sex maniacs. Some mutants can hybridise in ways not found in nature. Some become stable and breed true becoming a species. Eventually many mutants loses all consistent form and becomes a Chimera.

Ogre

Humans modified for labour and or combat, many are stricken with other mutations. Related to giants.

Orc
Humanoids designed for combat that grow rapidly and are instinctively militaristic.

Replicant
Psuedobiological androids made to resemble a living human and difficult to tell apart by sight or touch. Once cut or damaged the artificial materials will become obvious. Used to deal with humans to make them more comfortable and for personal service rolls or espionage or dangerous tasks.

Robot
A machine that that works instead of a human. Industrial robots are often built in place on assembly lines. Some robots are built for a function with inbuilt tools and locomotion for their task. Some are more human like and can perform a greater variety of tasks. Robots can be humanoid but are not normally confused with living persons (see android). Robot intelligence varies but is usually limited to what is needed for their function. Humanoid domestic service robots or combat robots are among the smartest and may be fully AI rather than just smartbots or cleverbots. Most industrial robot and many worker robots are dumbots and only able to perform limited tasks requiring programming.  Robotic vehicles are typically only smart bots, able to navigate, deal with traffic, fuel economy and tasks related to travel.

Sphynx
A hybrid creature, a form of chimera but the parts are more seamless and better integrated into a new species that can consistently breed. Many combine animal and human features but more extreme than a abhuman with a few animal characteristics. Sphinxes are generally treated with more respect than chimeras and are more likely to be intelligent.

Troll
Trolls are a biological life form made to be ravenous killing and eating machines to cleanse areas of all life. They are capable of self repair from extreme damage and reproduce by budding or being cut into parts not be reproduction. They have no gender and are mostly insane. Some trolls are more like morlocks or eldren and less horrible but they are rate on the surface.

Undead
Undead are initial products of pre war necrovirus or nanite colonies that alter the biological processes and mind of the victim to turn on their own kind. Used to destabilize countries it backfired. Many new strains have emerged since the zombie strain.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Psychon Locations of Adventure
















Ancient Ruins
Some ruins predate Planet Psychon or are at least modeled after them. The gods like to create intact ruins complete with cultural history and languages and other details much like they did creating computer game simulations to entertain the masses. Some of the civilizations they create fall into ruin also. Some of the ruins seem to be from ancient bronze age or medieval. Others are steam age, decopunk, or later eras technologically. Many ruins are lairs for tribes, bandits, animals and monsters. Some have ancient synthetic constructs like golems or robots. Some are contaminated with plages or contaminants and other hazards.

Citadels

Citadels are gigantic multi story compact city structures. Many are ruined or have ruined sections. Some still have functional AI and other intact systems. Each citadel can provide months of adventure for explorers or even a place to live or conquer. Some citadels are even mobile. There are regions where where citadels are mobile and fight each other. There are sea citadels and ones underwater on the moon and other planets. They are the most common form of large population centre.

Dimensional Spaces

Some AI Gods have mastered the ability to generate gateways and pocket dimensions and defy the laws of time and space. Some AI store components and store raw materials and world building apparatus in such spaces. Places like heavens, hells, underworlds, elemental planes were created like this. Such places are very dangerous and unpredictable.

Bunkers

Many ancients built bunkers to survive the apocalypse living in self contained sealed societies. Most died leaving interesting ruins to explore. In many more cases the gods created many such complexes and more recent civilizations in the age of Planet Psychon build them. Technology levels can vary but without humidity control, air filters and pure water such complexes fail. Some live in ruined bunkers existing on scrap and repairing what they can. Some are pristine marvels of superscience. Morlocks especially like them and often herd Eloi in them.

Luna
There were many lunar bases and mining complexes and citadels on the moon. Some teleporter stations, gates and transit shuttles still function. Most are products of ancients of earth but Eldren and Morlocks and humans and gods of Psychon have remodelled some. Some are very exotic and overrun with all kinds of strange creatures.

Mars

Mars was partially terraformed, planted with forests, citadels, people and dinosaurs. The AI of mars are wary of Psychon and visitors. Only a few ships and gates make the journey.

Orbitals

In orbit are many platforms and structures many holy to the gods and predate the fall of Earth. Great treasure and holy temples are commonplace. Teleporters, gates and shuttles are the main means of visiting. Some modes of transit are one way though and require extra problem solving to escape or you might have to go to the moon or another orbital to return.

Settlements

Settlements are villages, camps and towns of regular folk. These are places to meet, trade, rest or retire to. Adventurers might even set up their own settlement or colony. They are good places to get missions usually. Some are hostile and instead are places of conflict or require stealth to get what you want for a mission.

Sub Worlds

Subworlds are part of ancient transit tubes that linked the world. Originally the tubes were vacuum sealed for maglev trains or some were huge highways. Many stations were complete with parking, malls, hospitals and other facilities. Many have survived constant terraforming by the gods (or have they?). Most fear them as sacred places of the ancients.

Temples
Temple complexes vary from small shrines to great wonders like pyramids or huge statues or sprawling complexes. These are the best places to find priests and talk to the gods via monitor screens. Some temples share the monitor chamber among several gods. Temples of bad gods are often places of adventure as are ruined old temples of long dead or dormant gods. Many are guarded and gods don't like their holy places sabotaged.

Underground

Great caverns, underground cities, bunkers, transit tubes and all kinds of spaces exist in the deeps. Some are so lost they predate Psychon. Strange creatures might adapt to the deeps and food can be scarce. Certainly many good adventure locations can be found in the unfathomable depths.

Under Water
There are underwater citadels and habitats like domed cities, wrecked ships in the deeps. Some have flooded sections. Some live trapped in the deep as prisoners. Some humans were modified for depths and can even breathe water with gills and webbed fingers and toes. These still rely on technology and the mercy of the gods. Some went further becoming aquamorphs or fishmen abhumans, dependant on water to live and limited away from it.

Venus
Venus terraforming never worked quite to plan but there are orbitals and cloud cities in the upper atmosphere. Nobody is quite sure what is under the clouds. A high pressure wasteland scarred by ammonia rivers or dinosaur filled jungles.

Wilderness
Psychon offers many strange types of wilderness. Besides the tables in the Planet Psychon book I like to find any exotic landscape photography online that looks other worldly and use that. You can always colour shift them to make stranger looking.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Some SF Game Books I Endorse



I just saw the GDW Traveller stuff on Drivethru RPG. As a gamer who had lots of traveller and GDW stuff I thought I would have a look at some of my favorite products you can use in SF gaming and a few other things I recommend. Im impressed they include the licenced traveller FASA gear among the traveller stuff and Journal magazine.

Also a traveller bundle of holding right now with the vampire fleet book.

I am very tempted by the Star Frontiers Hardcovers but no way can i afford anything that fancy. The two star frontiers magazines are amazing. I like solo or one on one play with Star frontiers doing vehicle chases and space battles. Dragon did some great stuff too. Ares Magazine #16 Special had great Gammaworld and Star Frontiers articles I used for years including Psionics and System generation. Frontier Space RPG is pretty nice looking too.

Art is one of the things that sells me on SF games. I don't want a setting as wacky as starwars or as rigid or as high tech as Star Trek (sorry). I like space opera and I am influenced a bit by Anime. I liked the Mekton RPG. I probably use cyberpunk stuff a fair bit too - i like Cyberpunk 2020 and Cyberspace RPGs for ideas but wouldn't play either.

Patreon is affording me some prezzies monthly which has been nice to grab some GURPS gear. Will do a post on AI theme stuff resources too as my Psychon game has me doing lots of research on this.

Ringworld by Chaosium is one of my favorite RPGs ever. Ive enjoyed the Cthulhu SF monographs too. Hellas is pretty interesting too. 2300AD second ed box set is amazing - shame new editions couldn't keep the old art which was some of the best in gaming. The 2300 vehicle and equipment guides are must have for lower tech stuff pre anti gravity. Had great races and Kafer and Pentapods I use in my setting. Dark conspiracy was pretty nice game too with good cyberpunk and horror elements.

40K and Eclipse Phase has lots of good ideas to plunder.

I did like Spaceships and Spacemen and Buck Rogers (interior art let down for me) for a d20/DnD approach and I have several others as PDF. Was pretty easy to build my own system like this.

So a few traveller items I really like...

76 Patrons

I used this to adlib and roll encounters for years. This and RQ3 cities book inspired my whole aproach to gaming and my blog. Lots of random adventures and troublesome stuff for adventurers hard up for cash in space stations.

FASA Skyraiders Series
This trilogy has what I like most In SF gaming - Archaeology. These could be good for Space Cthulhu or Metamorphosis Alpha. The third book had geomorphs for huge space complexes I used again and again. The first few deal with crooks and finding a wreck. The third is a asteroid base with multiple habitats so possibly good  for Metamorphosis Alpha too. The FASA stuff was pretty good and glad to see it here.


Prison Planet
A pretty handy book with lots of uses in games and a good springboard for ideas.

Leviathan
Mostly cool because it features a huge ship and some exploration based adventure

Vampire Fleets- The Virus Sourcebook
This book deals with rogue AI ships some which conquer systems and even fight each other. Its a great way to expand on factions in a SF game and with some robot troops could be interesting. There is a robot book for $2 too.

Megatraveller

This was the version I mostly got. The Rebellion sourcebook and COAC I did enjoy but possibly because I'm a aircraft nerd as well. The Rebellion book went through the various factions of the shattered imperium which is interesting and has some good details or vehicles and personal armour.

Several books in the line were not in the GDW lists on drive thru but were frankly superior and denser, more like the better 2300 line. Digest Group Publications did these. Kind of a tragedy what happened to the company and amazing products. Oddly I kept all my digest group megatraveller stuff.

101 Vehicles - just what it sez. I use the 2300 vehicles for pre anti grav and this for post anti grav

World Builders Handbook - great guide for exploration with ship, ship boats, equipment, planet generation with great art.

Alien Vol 1 and 2 - First was Vilani & Vargr then Solmani & Aslan. Dense with content, history and art. Sample robots and vehicles was nice too.
 These two books made Aslan and Vargr more convincing for me.As they never did more I would have liked to have seen say a Zhodani & Hiver Book. Aliens of the Rim a later product might be handy. I use Hivers in my setting. 

The Flaming Eye - a campaign sourcebook, very dense in content great at. I managed to use it in my setting. Lots of system maps and a great asteroid pirate base which I re used many times.

Starship Operators Manual - goes into incredible detail on operating ships in the traveller universe. Great deck plans for a Beowulf trader I used as a player ship and good detail on in system travel.

Other Stuff
Palladium 3 Mechanoids books I loved as a kid, great evil alien race. As I got older the art exited me less. Lots of mechanoid types, robots, construction machines, a mothership the size of Nth america and some base maps. A superhero game could use them. Part of the Rifts setting now I think.

Cthonian Stars, several versions of this game around on i think using mongoose traveller which was pretty complete and I think under the name the Void. One of these publishers which includes fiction I find utterly uninteresting. Has good Mythos in space content and the Ships are fantastic with great deck plans.

Cthulhutech, has great art and love some of the bio mecha and various types of mechs, especialy ones built by non humans. Robotech meets cthulhu a pretty good description. Good mythos ideas anyway.

Cthulhu Rising, chaosium monograph but most is online easily accessible. Gritty SF with the mythos and using COC RPG rules.

Eldrich Skies
is pretty amazing for SF Cthulhu and rich in ideas. I cant summarize it briefly but it does interesting things with the mythos and has some good planets and history. Has a sourcebook and editions with several game systems but I only use three game systems anyway (DnD, BRP, TSR Marvel)

Cyberspace is the ICE cyberpunk RPG. Great setting. Has judge dredd type humour and weirdness and parody missing in other settings despite Robocop and Running man and Max Headroom being pioneers of the genre. The Death Valley Free Prison Sourcebook is freaking one of the best RPG books ever. I plan to re obtain the rulebook and the Chicago books.

GURPSSpace - great DIY SF universe builders book. I have 1st ed so cant comment on more recent versions. (I dont like later versions of the horror book sorry Ken). i have a buch of these coming in soon.

Reign of Steel - i love this book. AIs took over the world. Each AI has different taste and attitudes to humans and life and space travel. Would be a good campaign as is or a good alternate reality for a supers game, or a history for a SF setting. One of my top ten GURPS books.

Cyberpunk/Cyberworld - famous book and the setting book
Cthulhu Punk was a disappointment and added very little to either genre

Alpha Centauri - based on the computer game and a pretty good planet you could drop in various settings even a Cthulu in space game. Great factions on the planet.

Gurps Ogre - giant AI tanks, battlesuits and nuclear munitions for PC

Ultra Tech and Biotech - soooo gooood for tech

Humanx - a great setting about man and bug BFF forever, i just regot after selling in the late 80s(?). Some good aliens and tech.

Uplift - a great setting for uplifted animal races and exotic aliens and variations of tech. Another one I just recently reclaimed.

I have several of the GURPS start trek books I got cheap so might get some more

Autoduel - one of my faves and a big influence on my games. I used this for outside the cities in my cyberpunk games and never looked back. Has some humour too.

Space Atlas vol 1-4, pretty good for a traveller type universe, 
probably will get again

Aliens - pretty interesting, I like the tree men, 
probably will get again

Space Biestry - probably will get again

A few others I would like too...like Transhuman space

Thursday, 15 February 2018

d100 Carny Freaks


d100 Carny Freaks
01 Victor the wildman bites heads of chickens and thrashes about angrily
02  Crazy Freda 1001 women in one
03 Cesare the Somnambulist and Dr Caligari
04 Korgo the Ape Man was kidnapped from a jungle and is very ferocious now
05 The Flesh Golem, huge man with brain damage from head wound, has been exaggerated to look like surgical construct
06 Dongo the idiot boy has no sense and does whatever he is told happily
07 Big Millie is a hairy wild women caught in the forest and trained for feats of strength and trickery
08 Zekel Moss madman in a cage, utters vile obscenities 
09 Bolivar Gordon, former noble now public mockery who eats animal dung and foams at the mouth
10 Yolanda Freak, attacks and eats dogs and cats raw
11 Selma the goat girl has horns and wears a goat costume during her act
12 Igvar the chicken man has horrible wattles like a chicken or turkey on his face and neck
13 Tobor the giant is over seven feet tall, yes he is a giant but only a young one slumming with humans 
14 Vlignar the dwarf, a drunken midget with a fake beard who pretends to be a dwarf
15 Olga the fat lady, weighs over 300lb, she invites many carny lovers into her caravan 
16 Selka and Svetlana the siamese twins pretend to be fused together but they are rarley seen apart ever
17 Rictor the dog faced freak is hairy all over but he seems to always have a new girlfriend
18 veronica the pin head has a small pointy skull and no hair, she is quite nice but people misjudge her
19 Hedley the man baby dresses in a nappy and carries a doll, pretends to be a giant baby because of his looks, six and a half foot tall
20 Luronica the swan necked woman, has six inches of extra neck and dances dressed as a swan 
21 The three legged woman dances in a exotic feathered costume
22 Gilbert the slug faced boy, has a slug face and eyestalks. Wants to be a bard 
23 Tentacle Tom has 4 tentacles instead of arms and also works at adult parties
24 Squidface the boy of the briny deep, is a fishy mutated boy who worships a cruel sea god and just wants to escape and join his kin in the sea and live forever in glory
25 Torchlight Trev glows in the dark, in light he is a albino
26 Queen Crocodile is a lady croc abhuman who eats live chickens as part of her act 
27 Barnaby the Blob boy os a tentacled formless horror with a distorted face who gibbers and madly thrashes in his cage
28 The girl with two faces has a extra face on the back of her head that mutters obscenities and blasphemy. She is depressed and wants to die
29 Cordelia the spiderwoman has a fake body she wears in a cobweb filled cage to pretend she is half spider
30 Blockhead the faceless boy has a fleshy cube for a head with nostrils and a mouth and ears but no eyes
31 Master Modric, mystic of the east swallows swords and runs knives into his body
32 Strongo the master of muscle performs feats of strength
33 Alura the tatooed lady also performs feats of strength
34 Escapo the unchainable man is a expert at escapology stunts
35 Orlando the conjurer is a expert at stage magic and sleight of hand
36 Azura the snake woman is part serpent man and makes contact with the snake cult wherever she goes
37 Lorus the bee whisperer performs with her bee hive
38 Dranfel the strange can swallow and regurgitate things in different order to what he eats
39 Labert the devourer can eat anything including nails, poison and rocks
40 Gilbert the Gimp, fakes being mad in a cage and bites heads off of chickens
41 Amazo the clown is a expert on falling from heights and pratfalls
42 Kinko the clown is double jointed and can tie himself into knots
43 Saddo the suicidal clown stabs himself and eats poison for his act and cries at will
44 Trumpo the clown, likes to steal and tell outrageous lies, is a horrible bulley
45 Adrianne is a melancholic mute who dances beautifully and does pony tricks
46 Sophie is a fat clown who births dwarf clowns on stage with a clever costume
47 Rumpole the magnificent, a vain, boastful, pretentious clown who really mocks the rich
48 Humpy the hobo clown pretends to be a pathetic bum who does anything for food
49 Stabbo the knife juggler is very jealous and a bit paranoid and quick to use knives
50 Regis the Sheriff clown mocks the law and chases other clowns with a net
51
 Peter the wolf boy is a feral child locked in a cage, some say he ate his parents 
52 Pinhead Petunia has a odd shaped skull and strange dreams that might come true
53 Devil boy has horns and a pointy chin, he appears with lots of pyrotechnics on stage
54 Laura the mermaid queen has been kept in a unclean tank for years and cries constantly
55 Gregor the ape boy has a tail, fur and is a devious nasty bastard
56 Simon the witch boy is a young sorcerer with several cantrips and stage tricks
57 Samantha the cat girl is a young feline abhuman who wants to go home 
58 Billy the bugbear boy, kept in a cage and poked with sticks, hates humans now
59 Mole boy is a frightened abhuman from the underland who is kept in a cage
60 Rigby the pig boy eats all kinds of garbage and sits in a pen full of mud
61 Piggly Wiggly is a devil swine who tries to take over the carny as charmed slaves
62 Beef the minotaur challenges anyone to a fight for a cash prize, he regenerates also
63 Puncho the goblin, pay to throw rocks at him, there have been over a dozen so far
64 Mysticus the cobraman is a hypnotist wizard and cult leader related to cobramen
65 Candy the fat lady is actually a tattooed ogress who occasionally eats her lovers
66 Mr Clopetey is a quadruped who walks on all four limbs and gives children rides
67 Billy the boneless boy, is a floppy, helpless boy who oozes like a blob of jelly
68 Zombo the undead, fake undead costume and makeup, varies who plays this character
69 Lordrin the worlds tallest man is 7 foot tall and is weak and frail with a weak heart
70 The Golden Ass, intelligent ass, likes fancy food and communicates with hoof stomps
71 Horriblo the dwarf, angry dwarf kept in a cage, furious and crazed wants to kill captors

72 Tiberia the Elf Queen, a sad elf in a fancy dress sadly in a cage who cries lots
73 Lorion the halfling is actually a child with boots made from a real halflings feet and a wig
74 Gimpy the gnome, chained and in a cage with paper mache mushrooms  
75 Kraag the manticore, caged monster with end of tail cut off, swears and roars angrily
76 Bufo the toadboy is a frogman youth locked in a cage with a dirty tub of water
77 Hagra the Harpy, kept in a cage and gagged to stop her horrible abuse and singing 
78 Klepto's rat circus features a failed apprentice and his trained costumed rats
79 Globus the Duck boy has a duck bill and a sailor suit
80 Necrophidius the Lich, a failed cultist wears elaborate undead makeup sits in cage
81 Ulah the slime queen sits in a tub of fake green slime with costume jewelry
82 Zora the whilp woman performs amazing feats with her whip in a light leather outfit
83 Raga the tigerman is a angry beastman who longs to escape and kill everyone
84 Kandra the hawkgirl has fake wings and is kept in a cage for show
85 Rorzak the barbarian performs feats of strength, eats raw meat and scares children
86 Hamm the cannibal locked in a cage eats raw meat and howls madly
87 Robert the golem boy without a soul, looks melancholic and lifts heavy objects
88 Gorgo the troll, gets stabbed, pulled apart by horses and hacked up but recovers
89 Pyro the fire eater is actually a devil in disguise trying to corrupt the carny folk
90 Toko the idiot boy sits and drools no matter what cruelty inflicted on him
91 Lorcus the man ape is a gorilla abhuman who is locked in a cage and teased into fury
92 Calemron the mystic can induce dreams of your past lives, he is looking for someone
93 Talus the lava man, magma abhuman kept in a cage with burning coals and fire

94 Claxis the modular man can remove and reattach his limbs due to a curse
95 Zora is a girl so light she blows away in the wind if not tied down, she dances and floats
96 Vodra the rat man is a chaos worshiping rat abhuman plotting to destroy humanity
97 Madame Xanadu is a elderly fortune teller and a priestess in secret
98 Merva the rock woman is a stone abhuman sad to be locked up, she eats rocks
99 Zorka the walrusman a abhuman kept in a tank and fed old fish, he is ot impressed
100 Murna the turtle girl a crying turtle girl abhuman who pines for the sea