Sunday, March 10, 2013

Free RPG of the Week: Hulks and Horrors

I realize that my Free RPG of the Week feature doesn't really update on a weekly basis. It updates when there is something worthy to add to the list.

Hulks and Horrors looks to be a worthy addition to the list of free games. It's an OSR space game. With horror. I like horror as a spice, not as the main course, and this look to be a nice amount of spice. Heck, it even uses THAC0! It's gotta be good! ;)

From the blurb:

We are not alone in the Universe, but we have few friends. As we emerged on the galactic stage, we found a universe stripped bare of sentient life by a great Plague, leaving only the wild beasts and twisted plague horrors wandering the ruined hulks of lost civilizations.

We are the Surveyors. We explore the uncharted sectors of space and hunt these ruins for the treasures they contain and the riches they might bring to what sentient life remains. We are not brave, merely foolhardy and desperate. Those who survive become rich beyond dreams. Very few survive. Hulks & Horrors is a science-fiction roleplaying game of galactic exploration and adventure for 2 or more players ages 13 and up. Inside you will find:

• Complete rules for characters up to Level 6 and beyond

• 7 character classes: Pilot, Scientist, Soldier, Psyker, Hovering Squid, Omega Reticulan, and Bearman.

• Easy to learn old-school inspired game rules and combat system

• Weapons, armor, and equipment inspired by classic science-fiction

• Spaceship construction and combat rules

• Random tables for creating whole sectors of space

• Loot generation rules

• Dozens of alien monsters as well as guides for designing your own

• Dungeon-mastering advice for sandbox space exploration

• Optional rules for customizing Hulks & Horrors


  1. I believe the plan is for the PDF to be free for a month. So grab it while you can (and if you like it, buy it, the guy tried to do a KS for it and it failed, but did it anyway, sans art)

  2. Just a week, actually. I had originally announced a month, but that was when I was planning on starting a second attempt at a Kickstarter for it, but instead I decided I wanted to give Basic Black some time on the market on its own.

  3. I contributed to the Kickstarter, so I'm excited about this. Thanks for posting...I kinda forgot about it!

  4. I said screw it, and bought the print edition for $10. Looking forward to it.


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