Thursday, July 23, 2015

QAGS and Cavemen

Between renovating and moving into the new house, along with getting ready for Gencon, I have let the blog slip a bit. Things should be back to normal in August. For now, though... courage!

QAGS and Cavemen
My current project for Hex Games involves a prehistoric "Cavemen and Dinosaurs" QAGS setting (working title: Dinosaur Act). It' s mostly inspired by old Ray Harryhausen and Bert I. Gordon movies like One Million Years B.C. I'm not attempting scientific accuracy.My general conceit is to depict cavemen and dinosaurs the way I imagined them at age 12.

Plus I get to use plastic dinos and cro-mags as miniatures, so that's fun.

I'm running a test adventure for the setting at Gencon this year, and I'm letting my players make their own PCs. To help them out, I put together a big list of Cavemen QAGS Words, and now I'm going to share it with you.

Hunter, Warrior, Scout, Shaman, Healer, Midwife, Prophet, Beast Keeper, Dino Rider, Gatherer, Crafter, Storyteller

Ancestral Weapon, Hard to Kill, Feat of Strength, Animal Friend, Sharp Senses, Loyal Hunting Dog, Fleet fo Foot, Guided by Spirits, Lucky, Inspiring Story, Great Endurance, Natural Leader, Per Dinosaur, Fertile, Burly, Handsome

Sickly, Born Under a Bad Sign, Small, Clumsy, Monster Bait, Dull Senses, Bully, Overconfident, Prideful, Lone Wolf, Haunted, Smells Like Prey, Foolish, Bestial, Lazy, Doomed, Battle Scars, Jinxed, Past Your Prime, Ugly

Archery, Wrestling, Running, Leadership, Intimidation, Hallucinogens, Cave Painting, Smoke Signals, Child Birthing, Bird Calls, Boasting, Trepanning, Spear, Sling, Skulking, Snares, Wound Binding, Weaving, Skinning, Pottery, Flint Knapping, Fire Making, Weather Sense, Dog Training, Tracking, Storytelling, Listening, Tool Making, Foraging, Club, Leaping

Ron Perlman, Jason Mamoa, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Raquel Welch, Richard Kiel, Richard Moll, Johnny Depp, Paul “The Big Show” White, Nick Nolte, Joanie “Chyna” Laurer, Lucy Lawless, Danny Trejo, Jack Black, Tony Todd, Ving Raimes, Steve “Dollar Sign” John$on, Madds Mikkelsen, Benicio del Toro, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ronda Rousey, John Goodman, Carl Weathers, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, Rosario Dawson, James Purefoy, Charlize Theron, Megan Gale, Grace Jones, Sandahl Bergman, Samuel L Jackson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Karl Urban, Chris Pratt, Rosie Grier, Lou Ferrigno, Gina Torres, Mako