29 October 2018

The SKETCH system - coming soon

In the next few days Farsight Games will be releasing the SKETCH system on www.drivethruRPG.com as a 'Pay What You Want' product.

This isn’t the first version of this game; the SKETCH system was first designed and released more than ten years ago along with several settings and enjoyed a brief time in the light. This new version of SKETCH cleans up the rules a little and adds an option or two, but retains the simplicity of the original.

It’s assumed that you are already familiar with tabletop roleplaying games. SKETCH games are designed for one-off, single night adventures, for when gaming groups are taking a break between campaigns, or if a few players want to do a fast off-the-cuff adventure with no intention of getting involved in a long campaign. Of course, it can be used for long campaigns if you really want, but the simplicity of the rules and character creation is such that a game can be set up in minutes and run in just one night. The rules are simple and easy to use, requiring only the use of one six-sided dice for all aspects of the game.

So, if you find yourself stuck for an evening’s adventure and need something to play at a moment’s notice, or you want to playtest a new campaign setting you’ve designed, then a SKETCH game is your answer.

You can use the SKETCH system to create your own adventures, campaigns and settings using the OGL, and even sell your products as you see fit.

3 September 2018

'Phaunt's Tower' available now

Available now from DrivethruRPG and RPGNow.


'Welcome to Wherwest!

This is a town full of opportunities at every corner, adventure through every door and danger at every turn. Glory and gold awaits! That is, if you can get past your first night here.

Phaunt’s Tower is an OSR adventure for Swords & Wizardry White Box, although it can be easily adapted for most classic OSR systems. The adventure is designed for a party of four adventurers of any race and class, and can be inserted into your existing campaign quite easily, no matter what world you’re gaming in.

Wherwest is a small town of around a thousand souls, and from here most adventurers can strike out into the surrounding countryside on their travels. It is famous for its hardy defences against the outside world and the great tower that dominates the top of the hill the town is built around. This is the Tower of Phaunt the Eager, a well-respected wizard who is also the Lord of Wherwest. From here he conducts business, holds council and researches his magic. In fact, the blue light that constantly glows at the very top of the tower that juts from the roof is a beacon of solace to travellers far and wide...'

31 August 2018

Phaunt's Tower - an OSR adventure for Swords & Wizardry

All being well, my first OST adventure 'Phaunt's Tower' will be available from RPGNow and DrivethruRPG on Monday 3rd September. I just have two or three tweaks to make and it will be live on Monday afternoon (GMT).

It's been hard work to get to this point and there are a lot of people I'd like to thank, but I'd like to extend a special thank you to Kevin Watson of Dark Naga Adventures for his help and advice.

'Welcome to Wherwest!

This is a town full of opportunities at every corner, adventure through every door and danger at every turn. Glory and gold awaits! That is, if you can get past your first night here.

Phaunt’s Tower is an OSR adventure for Swords & Wizardry White Box, although it can be easily adapted for most classic OSR systems. The adventure is designed for a party of four adventurers of any race and class, and can be inserted into your existing campaign quite easily, no matter what world you’re gaming in.

Wherwest is a small town of around a thousand souls, and from here most adventurers can strike out into the surrounding countryside on their travels. It is famous for its hardy defences against the outside world and the great tower that dominates the top of the hill the town is built around. This is the Tower of Phaunt the Eager, a well-respected wizard who is also the Lord of Wherwest. From here he conducts business, holds council and researches his magic. In fact, the blue light that constantly glows at the very top of the tower that juts from the roof is a beacon of solace to travellers far and wide...'





29 August 2018

New adventures and campaigns coming!

I'm hitting the OSR circuit and using Swords & Wizardry (primarily Whitebox) as my chosen system as it appeals to me creatively, and right now it covers all three of my favourite genres; fantasy (S&W), science fiction (White Star) and horror (Eldritch Tales).

I'll have my first adventure out soon, 'Phaunt's Tower', and I'll follow that up with another fantasy one called 'The Battle of Halfpass'. I'll have a sci-fi one done soon called 'The White Worlds', and I've started a Cthulhu horror one for Eldritch Tales which is going to be much larger and more epic, called 'The Dream of Dead Gods'. I've been working on these on and off since March but now I'm going to hit them hard.

It'll also be good to stretch my artistic abilities and really challenge myself with drawings. I'm not a professional artist but I really enjoy illustrating my own work and I have a soft spot for the old-school black and white art from the 1980s.

A Balor trying to squeeze through a portal - fun times ahead

24 August 2018

OSR adventure in progress

'Phaunt's Tower' will be the first adventure I write and illustrate for the OSR 'Swords & Wizardry' game. To try and stay with that old-school feel I had a play at an old-style print-mag inspired advertisement.

I tried to make the ad look as retro as I could so I used whatever Word tools were to hand, then copied it to Paint. I'm quite pleased with it.

The adventure itself will be released soon.

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23 May 2018

Coming soon...

Farsight Games is a label I came up with a long time ago, a simple title that I could release my own creations under and make them identifiable.

It's laid dormant for a long time and I've done very little with it, but recently I have decided to make a move into the OGL arena, and the first games I'm going to be designing material for are the White Box Swords & Wizadry OSR game, and Dave Bezio's 'X-plorers' RPG.

It'll be nice to see Farsight Games get some daylight again. Here's to the future!