Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New year, new project.

I am finally ready to get back into the swing of things on the ol' blog front. It has been too long since I posted and it has been hard to get back to it now that I have been away so long.

I recently purchased Fight On! #7 and X-Plorers from Lulu (they should be arriving any day now). I can't wait to get some new old school goodness in the mail. I am really excited about X-Plorers as I have been on a bit of a sci-fi kick lately, and have been wanting to do something in space for a while now.

My latest flash in the pan idea, is a mega-dungeon set in space. A little bit of Space-Hulk meets D&D. I am not sure (100%) that I will use X-Plorers for the rule-set, but it does look very likely. I plan to produce a guide/document called "BOARDING ACTION" which will cover the actual space dungeon as well as new weapons, monsters, traps, etc. I have tried to come up with a good name for the derelict ship, without using something like 'Space Hulk', and for now I am using Behemoth as a place holder. Basically this dungeon is a large floating space ship that is found in a remote region of a local star system. Groups of mercenaries, explorers, and government agents have all been attracted to this disabled beast.

Here is a small blurb I wrote about this idea last year:

The Behemoth. No one knows its true purpose. Was it a colony ship for an alien society? Perhaps it was a floating prison? Or even an alien “seed” ship? Regardless, what is known is that there are weird, dangerous aliens aboard as well as riches in artifacts and alien technology.

So, new year - new project. Now I need to catch up on all of the blogs out there, good to have so much quality blogs to read.

Mike D.


  1. Sounds cool! I've downloaded the free copy of X-Plorers and think it has a ton of great things in it. I'm tempted to get a copy myself. I was planing on using it to do Flash Gordon, Retief, or Earl Dumarest style role playing!

  2. I am totally onboard for a megadungeon in space!

  3. Sweet! That sounds like a great nwe project for the New Year Mike.

    And I actually bought X-plorers and Fight On! in addition to Athanor just before the end of the year. Jeff Reints you are a devil of a salesman!

  4. Dude, I am loving this idea. It's like the whole of the Starship Warden mapped out in 10'/square graph paper. I'll be watching this space!

  5. Color me definately interested!
    I'm on a major Sci Fi kick as well.
    Could I put in a request for some Sci Fi Samurai to explore the Behemoth as well??

  6. Alright, I'll chime in and say that I too am interested. I have noticed a lack of sci fi love in the OSR movement and this would be a fun project.

  7. Is Boarding Action meant for publication or are you doing it just for fun?

  8. It will be published eventually. I had initially thought it to be a sourcebook, but it may be more like a quarterly fanzine. I have to put more thought into it really.

    But whatever I produce will eventually be for sale on Lulu.

    Mike D.

  9. A sourcebook would be cool, but a digest could be even more fun. Different section of Behomoth revealed quarterly along with new source material, perhaps?

    Not to get to far ahead of things, but maybe you could even include submitions, etc.

    I like where this is going.