Saturday, December 17, 2011

Rocking In The Stone Age With Jeff Dee! The Cave Master Rpg !

 Rocking In The Stone Age With Jeff Dee! The Cave Master Rpg.And now a word with Jeff Dee whose off to create another interesting role playing game!

Here we see another KickStart Rpg taking shape! This is cool & different!
 This looks like a cool little fun rpg! Jeff has been running a campaign for a bit & this is going to be the end result! Very interested to see how this goes! The latest Rpg art project is cool & so can't wait to see what happens on the ground floor of this. It looks like Crowd sourcing is going to be the wave of the future for table top role playing games. This should be an interesting way of actually reaching the market for your rpgs.
 There's already a campaign blog up you can read that right Here

Cavemaster is a serious Stonepunk tabletop fantasy role-playing game of Pleistocene adventure using the Habilis game system. The creature list is extensive and authentic, with a few cool anachronisms. Cavemaster isn’t just a tabletop RPG where you play a cave-man. It's an RPG that cave-men could have played!

The Habilis game system is a fictitious archaeological re-construction of the role-playing game rules first used by our Homo Habilis ancestors approximately 2 million years ago. Habilis requires no components that can’t be found in nature: rocks, sticks, and bits of animal hide rather than paper, dice, hex grids, or plastic or metal miniatures (though you certainly MAY use more modern components, if you wish). It requires no written language or detailed record-keeping either, and its mechanics are simple enough to have been passed down verbally from each tribe’s Cavemaster (CM) to his (or her) apprentice(s).

A Quick Introduction to the Habilis Rules
Abilities are represented by groups of small stones on your ‘character skin’. In a challenge, you pick up the relevant stones and secretly divide them between your hands. Your opponent (or the CM) does the same. Each participant picks one of the other person’s hands, and the stones in that hand are revealed.. If you reveal more stones, you succeed!

In the tradition of Cyberpunk and Steampunk, Stonepunk is an exercise in speculative fiction. Stonepunk turns the clock back to the end of the Pleistocene Epoch (approximately 10,000 years BCE), and asks what might have happened if the culture and technology of that age had developed further, or in exciting new directions!

Backers can get printable .pdfs, physical printed books, and even hand-made faux leather bags containing specially hand-selected sets of Cavemaster game stones!


  1. Interesting. I'm not really sure what to make of the Habilis rules.

  2. I'm not sure about that part of it but the using of rocks instead of dice has me intrigued & I love Dee's AD&D & V&V illustrations! So we'll see!

  3. Hi, Swords & Stitchery! Manda/Talzhemir here. Thank you so much for covering the Cavemaster Kickstarter.

    As you're crafty, I thought you might like to see what a Cavemaster bag looks like. To make each cord, four pieces of artificial sinew (from my shoulder to the ground in length) are braided together. (The original pattern by Jeff Dee, and how to plait a square four strand braid, will be included in the Cavemaster RPG book.)

  4. Thanks Manda/Talzhemir! Welcome to the Swords & Stitchery blog! Nice could use this for dice bags & what not,very cool! Welcome to the blog I'll be following up on Cavemaster! Stay Tuned lots more to come!


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