Year One News Archive
12/30/03 : Well...lost all of my planned projects to
a file transfer error that ATE my frign files today. I was in the
midst of a backup via a briefcase 'update' (windows users know
what I'm talking about)and instead of an update, they simply
deleted themselves, never to be seen again. So much for playing
it safe with a backup! HOURS worth of work. I'm so pissed and
frustrated that I'm going to take a sabatical from producing
anything new for awhile. I'm going to drink extraordinary amounts
of beer and yell at my playstation instead. For those waiting for
another update...keep waiting. FUCKING WINDOWS! FUCKING WINDOWS
12/24/03 : Added 2 new menu items: Explosive
Materials and A Glossary of Ammunition Terms. The new Misc. Map:
The Compound has been delayed, but should get it out soon. Won't
be able to get the next Pelbar Cycle alternate campaign guide out
this month. Working on a couple of other big projects, one
dealing with a comprehensive list of weapons suitable for the PA
setting in D20 format. Hopefully have that done around the New
Year. Updating the movies and books list as well, so look for
that around the New Year to.
12/19/03 : Finally completed my robotics system I
call it D20Automatons. It is in a prelimary status right now. Not
sure I'm completely happy with the way it turned out. Its 14
pages as I recall and details how automatons fit in my setting
and rules governing thier abilties and functions as well as how
to build and break them. Anyway, I had to change some material in
the D20 Relics Technology and the Character Generation rules, so
make sure you get the latest updates for those as well.
Everything can be found under the Omega World/GW D20 link.
12/15/03 : Thanks to all of you and your patronage
I've finally reached a milestone. I've used my entire bandwidth
allocation for the month. GHACK! This is kind of forcing an issue
I haven't had an opportunity to deal with. I purchased a domain
name for the PAForge's permanent home a while back, but I haven't
had time to move in. I'm going to have to allocate a minute or
two to get that site up. So...I may have an announcement soon to
that effect. I went ahead and moved The Vault files there so
people can keep on downloading.
12/14/03 : It took awhile but I finally completed The
Vault. A 15 level generic floorplan for use in Modern or Post
Apocalytic settings. You can find it under the Misc. Maps link. I
think it turned out pretty good! Also added a new link in the PA
RPG Links link. Tormento Khan's GWD20 site. Check it out TONS of
12/12/03 : Added week 3 of the current MA1st Ed. Pbem
run by David B. Naturally, you'll find that under the MA link.
YAAAAA! It's FRIDAY. I also updated the non-frames links. For
those of you who are not frames capable...let me know if there
12/11/03 : Completed an update of the Master's of the
Earth Character Generation document. It is complete and more
clear now, and has pretty colors to. It is compatible with D20
core products with a few campaign specific changes. For now you
can find it under the Omega World link. I've also added an errata
document for MA3 under the MA link of the menubar. While I was at
it, I finally got around to adding food and water finding rules
to the Outdoor Adventure Supplement. So check that out too.
12/10/03 : I've just completed some BIG updates.
Check out the new maps and descriptions under the Maps link and
the Omega World link for the updated D20 Conditions and Outdoor
Supplement. I've also created a new link in the Menubar, Random
Search Tables. Check it all out, I'm starting to actually add
some color in my documents. If I keep this up my work is going to
start being mistaken for professional material. I should have a
new Character Generation document up soon...don't bite your nails
12/07/03 : Ok...I've created a new section, the Misc.
D20 Resources. You'll find resources there that I create for the
D20 system. Including the new Moral System I completed just
today. I'm also pleased to announce that I've updated the D20
Outdoor Adventuring Supplement. I've changed the format, made
some explanations clearer and added some new information,
including a Fatigue System and Starvation and Thirst rules, and
more. It's worth checking out.
12/05/03 : Finally finished the latest installment of
the Pelbar Cycle: The Fall of the Shell, which can be found in
the Alternate Campaigns section. Oh ya...I finally added the map
I scanned from the paperback. The quality is shaky, but was the
best I could do given the shape the original was in. I have
plenty more projects in the works, just need the time to get them
done...so check back occasionally.
12/03/03 : Completed format changes for some of the
GW pages and added the new Gamma World D20 link. Also added some
product images to the Featured RPGs.
11/24/03 : Thanks to BADDKARMA for submitting a GW4th
to D20 Mutations conversion. For now, you'll find it under the
Omega World/GWD20 link. Plus, I've added Week 2 in the MA Pbem
Send In The Clones. Under the MA link naturally.
11/13/03 : Updated the Post Apocalyptic Movies List,
added two new movies....errr, actually, old ones that I missed
the first time.
11/11/03 : I'm a veteran of 12
years, and I'm giving a shout out to all those who've sacrificed
for the greater good and a higher cause than the self.Thanks
I've also added another list...D20 Conditions. I've added 23 new ones that I thought were unfortunate omissions. Check them out in the Lists section of the menubar.
11/09/03 : Updated the Metamorphosis Alpha link to
include a Pbem campaign that's currently underway. Check it out,
it's pretty cool. Fixed a couple of broken links in the GWd20
section that Oz pointed out to me...thanks Oz! Thanks to Jason
Locher for adding a couple of new items for the PA RPG list. I
added another 6 to! Look for a comparison of task resolution
systems in the literature section. 10 systems listed so far.
10/30/03 : Added the third installment in the Pelbar
Cycle series of Campaign Supplements. Check it out in the
Alternative Campaigns link.
10/18/03 : Checkout the review of Mutazoids3E in the
Literature section of the menubar. Mutazoids3E is a PA RPG from
an independent publisher. They still used SRD/OGL material, so it
retains compatibility with other D20 products, but they use their
own character generation system, so it is a stand-alone product
that doesn't require the purchase of other D20 core products. I
was also able to contact Dan Krezter about 'This Means War'. A
GW3rd Ed. mass combat system. I've added that to the GW3rd
section. WHOOPS! Almost forgot to tell you all that I finally got
around to adding my 3rd Ed. Gamma World sheets I used for my
Masters of the Earth Campaign setting. That's also under the
10/10/03 : Updated my D20 Modern Weapons file to keep
it in line with recent developements in the D20 Vehicle System.
Also added the Darwin's World RPG link to the RPG Links page and
an archive list of RPGs by company name.Since it's been a
productive day for me, I've gone ahead and added an entire new
section to the site. From now on, you can read PA related
literature by going straight to the PA Literature section.
YAAAA!(feel free to submit something of your own. Perhaps an
essay or piece of short fiction).
10/09/03 : Just completed a D20 Vehicle System based on the D20Modern rules. It's 20 pages long and chock full of goodies. Check it out, you might find something useful in there. To compliment the vehicle rules I've added some new feats to the D20 Feats list. All this can be found under the Omega World/D20 GW link.
10/06/03 : Added a directory of U.S. Military Bases and an updated d20Modern Skills List in my Omega World/D20 GW link.
9/30/03 : Added the second installment from The Pelbar Cycle PA Alternate Campaign Setting. It details the second book The Ends of the Circle. There are seven books total, so look for the other 5 in the future. I'm trying to do one a month..wish me luck. hehe!
9/20/03 : Thanks to Charles Broadlick for pointing out an error in a link to the 3rd Ed. Armor tables. It is now fixed.
9/19/03 : I've just updated my Relics Technology file
under the Omega World/D20 heading.
Changes include the addition of a Condition of items and a Catastrophic Failure system, when studying or handling artifacts. Many thanks to Regi Blue for the ideas his own Artifacts Resolution system gave me, though I ended up taking another route entirely.
9/12/03 : John Raner was kind enough to point out an
omission in the Gamma World Products list. I have updated it with
the information provided by him...THANKS AGAIN John. I'm
beginning to suspect he is the only visitor I get... ;-).
I've also taken the liberty of enlarging the menubar's text after reports that it was soo small that it was difficult to read for those of us 'OLDER' gamers..hehe.
9/10/03 : John Raner was kind enough to submit a new campaign setting based on Andre Norton's Daybreak 2250 A.D. Novel. Check it out in the Alternative Campaigns section. Thanks John! I've also added a submissions guidelines page for those who'd like to follow his example.
9/08/03 : Welcome to the PA Forge's new look. I finally got around to making a frames version for better navigation. For those without frames capable browsers, don't worry, I thought of you as well. Please feel free to look around, hopefully everything will be easier to find now that it is better structured. If you have trouble finding something, don't despair, just give a shout out and I'll find it or fix it. I may have missed something when doing the change-over.
Partial List of Updates
- Nearly all
downloadable files except some utilities converted to the .pdf
4.0 format for universality.
- Some files consolidated into a singleee source.
- Many new links to check out.
- New campaign settings based on populaaar PA books or movies.
- Much new material, maps and resourcesss for the PA minded GM.
There is so much that has changed that I recommend that you take the time to explore all the links. Even the old material has been at the very least reformatted if not changed.
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