Thursday, October 17, 2019
Like many of you, I'm comfortable with OSR. Not just because I'll be turning 45 next month. Rather, early D&D seemed to have a magic that 3rd and 4th editions forgot.
I don't want PCs running around like super heroes or demigods, optimized up the wazoo. Things should be fairly simple, one might even say basic. And yet... tiny details from those apostate editions creep in.
As much as I've tried to fight it, I think something additional for PCs is a good idea, whether that's the occasional feat, set of skills, class options, or merely special abilities. So, after putting it off for years, I finally came up with a list of 63 "old school feats" that I'll be using in my own Crimson Dragon Slayer D20 games while running Cha'alt.
Crimson Dragon Slayer D20 [FREE PDF] is my own hack (that's what the kids call self-published house-rules now, right?) of old school 5th edition D&D.
What else is in Cha'alt Ascended? A short optional rule for sorcerers and, my favorite, a d20 random table of prior events that are both memorable and life changing... well, perspective changing might be more accurate for some of them.
A number of these feats and backgrounds are tied to the eldritch, gonzo, science-fantasy, post-apocalyptic world of Cha'alt. They'll go hand-in-tentacle with my FREE PDF of pre-gens, Cha'alt Pre-Generated. But everything in Cha'alt Ascended is fairly system and campaign neutral for maximum usability.
If you enjoy it, please rate and/or review it on DriveThruRPG... or elsewhere!
p.s. I still have plenty of limited edition, gorgeous full-color, off-set printed, hardcover Cha'alt books. Get yours today!!!