What is Sludge GLOG?
It's a GLOG hack. Here's a non comprehensive list of what it does, particularly things that might be a little bit different:
- It's roll-under-stat for checks and saves, but roll-high for attack rolls. I've always hated the weird inverse-subtraction math you have to do in base GLOG, so now it's this. It's kind of bullshit to have both roll-under and roll-high, but it is what it is.
- A skill system where skills add a 1dX to your stat when you make a relevant check, and X increases as you use the skill more (kind of, there's more to it than just that). It means skills are independently-tracked from levels, it means they're never not-good (like x-in-6 skills can be), and it means they aren't a separate roll of the dice from the d20. I might do a longer post talking about them at some point.
- Some crunchier armor and damage rules, adjusted from my earlier two earlier posts (damage, armor). Armor has this fancy value called a Damage Threshold, which is separate from AC, that makes it so weapons sometimes deal no damage, and then there are some fun riffs and tweaks based on those.
- A death & dismemberment table that's big and bloody, and a slightly-adjusted way of doing negative HP (there's a ticking-clock element, so if you don't instantly die, the severity of the D&D table roll influences how fast you'll die afterwards. It's good).
- A very slight adjustment to how convictions work, meaning you carry more conviction points, which are now called vincere to distinguish them from Convictions themselves.
- A fatigue system cooked up by me and Kahva that's robust and easy to understand, but also has some depth and flexibility to it.
- An actual equipment table, so you don't have to use Knave or something in your GLOG game.
- Some fancy woodcut art by Albrecht Dürer and some other dead people in the public domain.
- It's still only 11 pages, including the front matter!
Here is the link:
And here's the link to the version without background art, in case it's hard to read or you want to be gentle on your printer.
You should try it! I think it's cool! And tell me what you think if you do get a chance to test it out!