Welcome to The Editor's Wastebasket - a site dedicated to tabletop RPGs across a broad range of systems. I started this site when I was a prolific player of games by Palladium Books, the Rifts RPG in particular. Post-college, I played a mix of Palladium games and Dungeons and Dragons, Revised 3rd Edition (aka D&D 3.5). After that, things become a bit murky as I began to experiment and, in some cases, write some of my own titles (you should check out Apokalyptic Publishing if you're so inclined).

Since about 2008, I have been a prolific player of all things Savage Worlds, with my gateway drug being 50 Fathoms (because who doesn't enjoy a great pirate-themed roleplaying game?). Since then, I've dabbled in Tiny D6 (Gallant Knight Games), the AGE System (Green Ronin Games), and now spend my game planning time either running some of my favorite old settings using a new system (such as Dragonstar for D&D 3.5, but run using Savage Worlds: Adventure Edition and the updated Fantasy Companion) or cobbling together epic high fantasy adventures in my own setting (coming "soon" from Apokalyptic Publishing).

You can learn more about me by clicking on About the Creator at the top of this page.

Allies & Adversaries

Savage Rifts: Oborus-Slitherers

These creatures appear to be part hairless gorilla, part snake, and part slug, but they are nothing short of pure evil, killing and torturing for pleasure and many will often attempt to enslave a town or tribe of lesser beings. While some will associate with Devil Unicorns, they more often join…
Savage WorldsAncestries

Savage Age of Shadow

Races of Eredane: Elves

The elves of Eredane are children of nature, inhabiting the Great Forest of Erethor. Despite their ancient civilization and powerful magic, they inhabit the wilds and live connected to the ancient woodlands, devoted to the Witch Queen Aradil. They revere the natural world, creating dwellings in…

Allies & Adversaries

Savage Rifts: Stone Giant

Stone Giants are huge humanoids which appear to be flesh and blood, but their outer skin is a dense protective crust similar to rock or dried mud. The humanoids are carnivores and eat raw meat, but are not cannibalistic, and prefer to hunt in thick, low-mountain wooded forests which border…
Savage WorldsAncestries

Savage Age of Shadow

Races of Eredane: Dwarves

The dwarves are an ancient people, their society structured along family lines. Like the Dorns, loyalty to the clan and honor is a central part of their lives. Dwarven clanholds once numbered more than 600, but as the Shadow continues its advance that number continues to dwindle. Most dwarven clans…

Allies & Adversaries

Savage Rifts: Coalition Kill Hound

The Coalition Kill Hounds are the brainchild of Dr Desmond Bradford, the insane scientist who oversees the Lone Star military complex. A recent variation on the Dog Boy project, they are intended as front line shock troops and hunter-killers. The Kill Hound is a hulking canine humanoid creature…
Savage WorldsAncestries

Savage Age of Shadow

Races of Eredane: Humans

In this post, I bring you the human races inhabiting Eredane. The ancestral lords of the North known as the Dorns, originally inhabited Erenland before the Sarcosans invaded from across the seas. Out of this invasion and subsequent intermingling of the two cultures over the centuries, an entirely…

Mechanics

Power: Protection

Rank: NovicePower Points: 2Range: SelfDuration: 3 (1/round)Trappings: A mark or tattoo, a faint aura This power grants the character bonuses against a monster, creature, or character of a single type, such as Undead, Good, Evil, etc. Once activated, the character gains +2 to any trait test (+4…

Mechanics

Savage Rifts: True Atlanteans

[UPDATED 8/20/2017] An ancient cousin to humans, Atlanteans have been transformed through centuries of mystic study and dimensional travel. Most are scholarly and generally peaceful, seeking to aid younger races in achieving enlightenment and combat forces of darkness. Mystical Heritage: All…

Mechanics

Savage Rifts: Tattoo Magic

Tattoo Magic is a special kind of magic with a special Arcane Background and some associated Edges. What follows is more information regarding the Arcane Background and additional Edges available only to arcane characters and Tattooed Men. Iconic Edges Tattoo Resilience Requirements: Vigor d6+,…
Savage Worlds

Savage Age of Shadow

Savage Age of Shadow: Introduction

One of my favorite OGL settings was a dark fantasy world created by Fantasy Flight Games (in the heyday of d20, they were cranking out quality products left and right). The best way to describe it would be Middle Earth, but Sauron won the war. There's a lot of very Tolkien-esque concepts in the…

Adventures

Challenges: Broken Down

Challenges will present a scenario that can be used in most any context. This is the first in a series intended to make overland travel a bit more interesting that just getting from point A to point B. Each challenge will include a brief setup of the events, the appropriate genres (if any), and…

Adventures

Shades of Grey

I've been road tripping for the past week, riding my motorcycle up from the Southwest to the Pacific Northwest. Over the almost 1900 miles, I went through plenty of wilderness and parks and I was struck with an interesting idea for a campaign. I'm going to start this out with some basic ideas and…

Mechanics

Advanced Class: Cyborg

Before The Fall, advanced prosthetics were used for many reasons - from military to hard labor. While the technology to manufacture advanced robotic limbs is extremely limited, as is anyone with the knowledge to properly attach and maintain the cybernetic links with the host body, there are still…

Mechanics

Cyborg Perks & Complications

The Cyborg Advanced Class comes with a unique array of perks and complications, granting these augmented creatures abilities beyond those around them. Perks and Complications represents the  sacrifice the individual has made to acquire enhanced strength or abilities. These are passive and will…

Allies & Adversaries

Misunderstood Hulk: Olaf

Olaf is physically imposing, as are most Tusks, standing over seven feet tall and looks to be nothing more than a hulking brute. The Tusk was forced to flee his hometown and leave his family behind after being falsely accused of crimes. He spent many years living a solitary, nomadic life in the…

Allies & Adversaries

Stat Block: New Caldera Infantry

The backbone of the New Caldera Defense Forces is the infantry. In addition to standing watch at the perimeter of New Caldera Valley, the infantry units are responsible for policing and protecting the fledgling city-state and are the first to respond when a Breach Creature is spotted in the…

Mechanics

Rifts Vampire Redux

If you're not a fan of Palladium's answer for every elder evil (alien intelligence), then this might be right up your alley. I created an alternate set of vampire rules and abilities that took into account the creatures age and generally left the concept of alien intelligences out of the mix…

Adventures

Adventure Seeds

While going through a slew of old notes, I came across this gem. Apparently, at some point, I considered using GURPS to run a Phase World campaign. Clearly that never made it off the ground, but here's the story arcs I was developing for that campaign. Perhaps you can find a use for them Plot #1:…

Allies & Adversaries

Malethar, Litorian Bounty Hunter

Malethar’s origins are a mystery, even to him. The Litorian race is one not seen in Turmish before and, except for Malethar, to this day. The Bounty Hunter was found by a party of woodcutters as an infant and spent his childhood raised by the Gildenglade Orphanage. Malethar grew up amid…

Allies & Adversaries

Daine Andel Nailo

Daine was born in the eastern-most territories of the Elven empires, growing up with a family with a great deal of heritage in the empire’s military. Each of Daine’s ancestors did their part in the defense -- his father in cavalry, mother in the War Mage’s division, grandfathers in the Griffon…

Allies & Adversaries

Stat Block: New Caldera Recon Patrol

Anyone coming within a hundred miles of New Caldera is likely to encounter one of their pro-human patrols. The long-range patrols tend to be the most lenient when it comes to non-humans and Breach Creatures so that they may maintain their cover as travelers and drifters. If a member of this unit is…

Allies & Adversaries

Stat Block: Imperial Enclave Patrol

The dragon noble houses need to keep their conquered subjects in line and what better way to do that than an armed presence in major cities? I created this organized unit to patrol Hollowfaust's Enclave as antagonists to the players operating as part of a rebellion. Roving Patrols There are 10…

Setting Expansion

New Caldera Valley

Shaun Prescott was a charismatic man leading a small group of mercenaries. He has waged a personal war of vengeance ever since he was a teenager. Following the sadistic and brutal murder of his family at the hands of a particularly monstrous Breach Creature, Prescott became obsessed with pushing…

Cartography

Map: New Caldera Valley

Cartography

Map: New Caldera Vicinity