System analysis

While the Mortars & Miniguns series used the 5th edition rules via the open game license, The Frontier has its own custom system. Initially, I toyed with the idea of using 5th edition, but it would be too much work to get it to do what I wanted. A custom system means that the game is streamlined and focused on its core elements (high action and a lot of loot!). Continue reading

Coming soon(ish): The Frontier

After a loooong hiatus, One Dwarf Army returns with an exciting new project. Following the successful run of the Zane’s Guides series, I have taken all the info and knowledge presented in those supplements and evolved it to the next logical step: a complete roleplaying game.

Called The Frontier, the new game is inspired by sci-fi action RPGs, like Borderlands or Destiny. Think of alien worlds, dangerous creatures and of course a wide variety of weapons to dispatch them with, and you’ll have a pretty good picture of what The Frontier is about. Continue reading

Zane’s Guide to Explosives now available

The latest Zane’s Guide is now available on DriveThruRPG and is certain to make a blasting impression! After dealing with pistols, rifles, shotguns and machine guns, Zane now focuses on grenades, rockets and other explosive weapons. Contains the most destructive armaments yet seen in Zane’s Guides! If you can’t take my word for it, check out the following sample:

Weatherman

The weather report for today is cloudy with a chance of meteor strikes. This fantastic device hovers over the target area and shoots fireballs at your command. And it is fully reusable. What more can you ask for? Continue reading

Zane’s Guide to Machine Guns now available

The latest Zane’s Guide is now available at DriveThruRPGZane’s Guide to Machine Guns is the perfect way to introduce automatic firearms to your Fifth Edition Games, and features a variety of weapons, from small submachine guns to enormous heavy machine guns and miniguns. 20 innovative magical weapons as well as new character options round up this sourcebook that will surely make any gunman character salivate.

Zane’s Guide to Shotguns released

The next instalment of Zane’s Guides is now available at DriveThruRPG. Dealing with the ever-popular shotgun, probably the weapon of choice for zombie outbreaks and goblin infestations, it is full of goodies like 6 basic models, 20 magical shotguns and new character options, including a primal path for the barbarian class. No serious shotgunner should be left without a copy!

Zane’s Guide to Rifles teaser: The Zeta Fantastic Mark One

Work in the new Zane’s Guide, which will deal with assault and sniper rifles, is progressing and I hope to have the sourcebook ready some time next week. In the meantime, here is a little teaser:

Zeta Fantastic Mark One

Assault rifle, very rare

The Zeta Fantastic Mark One has a +1 bonus to attack and damage rolls. It has 6 charges and regains 1d6 used charges daily at dawn. Continue reading

Zane’s Guide to Pistols is now available

guidetopistolsODA’s first product and also the first instalment in the Mortars & Miniguns series is now available on DriveThruRPG!

Zane’s Guide to Pistols is the definitive sourcebook for introducing modern and magical pistols to your Fifth Edition games. Whether you plan to run a modern-era game, a techno-fantasy campaign or just need to introduce a few alien relics from an advanced, forgotten civilisation, this book has you covered. Assembled by the eccentric but nevertheless brilliant dwarf explorer and gun aficionado Zane Ironheart, the Guide to Pistols features: Continue reading