Friday, April 3, 2020


With apologies to Arnold K and Skerples; I have done a very ill-advised and possibly unholy thing.

I have grafted bits of D&D 3.5 AKA the d20 system (because that's what I grew up on and still informs a lot of my tastes) to the GLOG.

It's called the Goblin Ruins Of Gaming, or the GROG, and you can get it right here.

And shit, I guess you need a Character Sheet. Here's that.

Notable features AKA "what makes this different from every other GLOGhack or indeed OSR-adjacent ruleset"
  • Four base stats! Modifiers only! Basically point-buy!
  • Complex combat rules! Grappling rules!
  • It's only 8 pages including the cover!
  • The header font is called Goblin One!
There's no content in here, but I was writing a whole game and setting as a d20hack and I think I'll shift it over to this because I like it better so expect bits of that soon.

EDIT: Ironically, about seven minutes after I published this, Arnold posted that he was abandoning roll-under for the GLOG in favor of only having modifiers. The d20hack I am abandoning only had modifiers (although it was a much more standard-for-d20 roll-to-beat-arbitrary-DC system). All things are thus in balance.

I've updated the ruleset as of 2020-05-21, after running some playtesting.

Well, here we are, nearly a year later (2021-05-01) and I've rewritten the whole damn thing to be a lot simpler. Gone are the novel dice mechanics and weapon tags, which feels like killing a part of me but it's a part that had to die. Also, oops, back to modifiers-only stats. Hah.

1 comment:

  1. The true GLOG is to abandon the GLOG and build your own GLOG. Well cone.

    Also 5d3 is batshit and you have hastened the apocalypse by weeks.