I was listening to a Podcast that referenced the RUNEHAMMER youtube channel for running D&D games like a Badass. I looked into it and found myself really enthralled by the writer and his enthusiasm for the hobby. He explained some great rules and ideas that he had written in ICRPG. I had heard of this game before and heard it had a heck of a following. I bought it on Amazon, but then after I had it in physical form and ingested all of it, I bought it on PDF here.
This game has allowed me to run hard and fast games for my players using an OSR style of thinking with a LOOT based milestone system! The simplicity of HARD and EASY rolls and having a ROOM difficulty instead of individual stats: It was just all so logical and it got me super-pumped about running an old school dungeon romp! I ran some one-pagers I found online using this system to great success! I just finished running a Fire and Ice Spire that was directly inspired by one of the creations from the Author, and not only did it feel ultra-dangerous going through the dungeon, but the players felt like badasses when they completed it and stopped an otherworldly Dragon Tyrant from entering their world! However, they had failed to stop this monstrosity from entering, but the priest had a spell that allowed him to rewind time to a few rounds earlier and they were able to do it! They failed and then succeeded by literally going back in time mechanically and thematically!
This game has a goal of making you feel awesome in a very dangerous world and has also taken the time to explain that mechanical rules feed to narrative rules that feed to mechanical! I love this game and I've only had it for a few months, but it's my GO-TO for dungeon story arcs or One-Shot adventuring!
Strength and Honor!
[5 of 5 Stars!]