Sunday, December 27, 2020

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Hodgepocalypse - The Long Crawl Home - Part 1 - Seasons Cleavings

We test out a module in the Hodgepocalypse where we decide to homestead in the ruins of Philadelphia. 

It involves touring a macabre museum.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Points for the Hodgepocalypse - two options.

I feel the need to break it down and want to know which grabs you more.

1. Simplified Rundown:

  • Combines post apocalyptic grit and high fantasy excitement. 
  • Mechanics that support collaborative story telling. 
  • A fantastic world that players can flesh out and make their own.
  • Highly adaptable to your particular play style. 


2. Anecdotal Rundown:

The Hodgepocalypse takes our crazy imagination and the 5e game engine to make a world that dwells in a post-post-apocalyptic world with magic.

1. The Post-Post Apocalypse of our World:  Our world is ultimately making the ruins of the future that reach deep into the uncanny valley of our familiarity.  Since we started running this game, we have had department stores that are pocket dimensions, Oil refineries that are generate fuel from the byproduct of oozes and run post-apocalyptic full contact hockey games with our system.  Mixing the now with the future allows us to come up with totally unique scenarios. 

2. The Monstrous of Everyday Life:  The Hodgepocalypse prides itself of presenting monsters as people.  We have pushed the boundaries as best we can when it comes to character options.  Besides a wide range of species available, we have species talents that allow options that are thematically appropriate and gives additional options for customization.

3. Crazy Plans and Getting Away with it:  We pride our game in being able to resolve issues in unconventional ways that are a balanced experience.  Our Skill Montage system allows agency to use spells, special abilities in a way to give you a memorial experience. We have done cattle drives, cooking challenges, and giving our games a unique experience.

4. Modern Equipment and Magic:  The equipment is mostly our era with a few crazy twists.  We have shot rocket launchers at flying vampires, ran our SUV into a gargantuan fiery ooze, and used a sniper rifle at giant armored, industrial, militarized undead.  Furthermore, we have Faustian Mechanics, devices that merge the magical and technological.  Even our spellcasters often have a fun twist or two thanks to our spell fluctuation system.

5. Making the Local Special:  One of the goals of this game has always been taking your location on the planet and making it a fun experience.  While much has been done as a world view, the joy of the game is making it your own and presenting it to the world, so it is awesome.  As a proud Albertan, I have fun taking landmarks like the gargantuan egg of Vegreville, the metal mushrooms of Vilna and giving it a tone of its own that is gameable for your fun and mine.  If you ever want to add your own color for a particular area, contact us at and we will be more than happy to add its influence on the game.

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Hodgepocalypse - Apuckalypse WOW!

We run another iteration of post-apocalypse hockey in the hodgepocalypse.

Where the refs don't have a cow.

#dnd5e #dungeonsanddragons #apocalypse #drevrpg

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Psychic Game Testing - Part 4 - Grain Elevators, Moose and Donuts ...oh my.

We continue our journey into the post-post-apocalyptic back 40 where amongst other things, we run into the following:

We also have to deal with a ghost fast-food worker and fire safety.

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Sunday, November 8, 2020

Psychic game testing - Part 3 - The Plants that Stare at goats

 Our adventurers end up on an abandoned farm, where they have to deals of a farm in the post-post apocalypse.

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Psychic game testing - Part 2 - March to Metal Mushroom Madness

We almost got goosed in the first encounter.

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Psychic game testing - part 1 - two (and eventually three) people building characters and asking a ton of questions.

This is our moderate attempt to test out our new 5e psychic rules by building characters.

We end up with a cat psychic warrior and a garter folk eruptor.

#5e #dnd5e #apocalypse #drevrpg

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Son of the return of the Hockeypocalypse - Hockey the everliving.

Today we explored why we aren't allowed to do romantic fiction during a zombie apocalypse.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Hodgepocalypse Errata and Adjustments

We got a ton of feedback and before we adjust the book properly, we'd like your own 2 cents on what works and what doesn't.

Click on the link and enjoy it.

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Hockeypopcalypse - Slaps, Clasp and Hockey collapse

We left our heroes with an invading zombie pile and what they do is glorious.

#dnd #dnd5e #dungeonsanddragon #apocalypse #drevrpg

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Hodgepocalypse - The EURP project - Eggcitment and Eggstasy

This week, love is in the egg, and that's no yolk.

#dungeonsanddragon #dnd5e #apocalypse #drevrpg

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Hodgepocalypse - The EURP project - Refinery Rampage - Everything is on fire!

We decide to test the party against Petrocon, the mind-controlling tar ooze in the refinery.

Everything ends up on fire!

#5e #dnd5e #dungeonsanddragons #apocalypse #drevrpg

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Hodgepocalypse - The EURP project - Refinery Rampage - Smooze the Ooze

We begin our adventures in dealing with a set of marauders where petroleum puns were had by all.

#5e #drevrpg #apocalypse #dungeonsanddragons

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Hodgepocalypse - The EURP project - Character Generation
We begin a new chapter in the beaver hills area of setting up our characters for an inevitable road trip.

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Monday, May 4, 2020

Hodgepocalypse - Latin America - Part 7 - Equipment

Equipment of South America

Besides the equipment in the main book, the following stuff is also here for color text and additional options (once I figure out the crunch):


Sparkle Suit

This incredibly shiny suit is made of a lattice like material.  While virtually impossible to sneak in, it is so flashy that it dazzles and blinds most people without adequate eye protection.  Additionally, its shiny nature acts as a disruption when it comes to diffusing energy weapons.

Sequins-6184421018.jpg 24 September 2011, 23:15:39 Julia Koefender  Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Traditional Weapons

Adhesiveness Netting

Using a rubber like substance and jacking up the stickiness, a net has been developed that is strong, sticky and difficult to break as it bounces back from feats of strength.

Netting (8045632475) (2).jpg 7 September 2012, 03:33 psyberartist  Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.


This series of bolas made of round weights tied with connecting cords.  While it is mainly for tripping animals by hunters, it has been used by bounty hunters as well.

By (14744945816).jpg  Wood, John George, 1827-1889  Flickr's The Commons. 

Dinosaur Parts

In South America, many traditional weapons are made with Dinosaurs parts.  Claws, jaws, and teeth can be nailed or shaped into all sorts of hand weapons, such as axes, clubs, flails and maces.  Often swords are made with tough wood and lined with dinosaur teeth, not unlike the macahuitl of Aztec fame.  Stegosaurus plates and thagomizers are a favorite for enchantment.

Hesperosaurus Thagomizer Museum of Anchient Life.jpg  Etemenanki3 e Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Tech Weapons

Latin America is the land of the E-clip.  The Cybercult’s influence is this is a land of energy weapons of all sorts and most of the major powers are obsessed with energy consumption:

Arc Blaster Rifle 

This charged particle blaster unleashes its fury and by arcing, has an area of effect on its blasts.

Prototype Poulsen arc converter.jpg Valdamar Poulsen Public Domain

Energy Lance

This high-tech version of the light lance can generate a laser charge and energize itself for a charge.

Sainte Lance de Rome.jpg La Sainte Lance de Rome. D'après F. de Mély (1904). Public

Micromissile Pistol 

This fat revolver pistol fires a small rocket.  It is known for having multiple options for ammo.

Liberator pistol.png GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 

Micromissile Rifle 

This is looks like a revolver rifle and has a larger payload as the pistol but uses the same ammo. 

XM-26 Shotgun.JPG From copyright holder of this file allows anyone to use it for any purpose, provided that the copyright holder is properly attributed.

Mount/Mecha Weapons and Equipment


This is a heavy single blast heavy ion blaster that discharges a single e-clip into a powerful blast.  It usually has 2 separate e-clips in case the first shot misses.  It is used by “big game hunters” and is commonly used as a first response weapon by mecha.

585gehringer.JPG Stefjenkins Public Domain


This is a gargantuan cattle prod used for directing dinosaurs during “dino drives”.

Electric cattle prod.jpg Public Domain

Jet Assist Pack

Pretty much used with Euarthropods and Theropods, this gives additional leaping capabilities to any Dinosaur trained in its use.

SuperDraco engine jet pack.jpg SpaceX  Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication

Sub-Sonic Frequency Sound Generator 

These large speakers are usually mounted into the shoulders and are used for directing dinosaurs.

Mosquito Noise Device.jpg Sunmist Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

Tow Cable and Grappling Hook 

Used on the biggest quadrupeds as their weight and bulk makes a great counterbalance.

Towing cables 2.jpg Fanny Schertzer  GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2

Mount Accessories


These modular pods come with straps and are designed to primarily provide protection to riders on  larger Dinosaurs that are used as mounts.   They were then weaponized with the following for self -defence.
Examples of such weapons pods include ATW - Rocket pods, Grenade launchers, Laser cannons, Machine gun pod Aand Recoiless rifles

Weapon pod, Sukhoi Su-25.JPG Panther Pink Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Head Guns 

These head guns are usually a mid-sized laser that is easy to aim.

Reflection of gun and mountains in helmet visor.jpg Staff Sergeant Matthew Smith/4th Combat Camera Squadron/438th AEW/PA Public Domain

Second Chance Sauroskin: 

This barding is customized barding that is designed as a ceramic/mesh composite.  It is a rudimentary protection against bullets and other wear and tear.

 Kevlar with paintballs.jpg Trumpkinius 


Guara Mini-Tank

The Andes are not very useful for most armoured tanks, but this one is designed for such an environment.  It is a small 1-man tank that can hop over difficult terrain.   It is armed with a main gun and a secondary Copula turret for those targets that are more manoeuvrable.

One-man mini-tank (24102143715).jpg  Thomas Quine Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Service Update Cargo Plane

While there aren’t many, several oversized cargo planes are used by the cybercult to drop heavy duty loads anywhere on the continent. It’s best described as a rebuilt Consolidated PBY Catalina that can land on either ground or water.

PBY Catalina landing.jpg Public Domain

Vehicle Accessories


This modification on a vehicle uses the venting of exhaust to wipe out its tire tracks making it difficult to track.

Car styling exhaust.jpg Unknown author Public Domain


In South America, relatively small mecha are common.  These are not generally weapons of war, but are used in construction, farm work and ranching.  Because of the sheer versatility of these devices, they are often used by adventurers and the military and are “upgraded” with weapons and armour.

Crab Crawler

This Crab shaped mecha is designed for carrying cargo and is often used for transport logistics in war torn areas.

GakkenMechamoCrab.jpg Photo by PlusMinus  GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 


This smaller mecha can-do low-level flying.  While a light design, it is one of the most manoeuvrable things in the air due to its inspiration on quad wing insect design.  This is used in rescue operations.

125Y5101 - Flickr - Lip Kee.jpg   Lip Kee from Singapore, Republic of Singapore  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.


This humanoid, yet small mecha is designed for dinosaur herding.  It long gait is able to keep up with most herds and comes with sonic screamers:  A weapon designed to direct and distract such creatures while doing minimal harm.

Timpo Toys Cowboys02.JPG  Stefan97  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Killer Bee

Essentially a giant butt rocket jetpack attached to an exoskeleton frame.  It is designed for extreme racing.

Martin Jetpack - AirVenture 2008 02.jpg  Michael Pereckas from Milwaukee, WI, USA  Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Mecha Rex

This was created once by a mad scientist and is honestly just insane.  Somebody built a huge mechanical Tyrannosaurus Rex bristling with weapons.  It has arisen many times, sometimes in mad pursuit of power, sometimes to defend the continent against the arising of one of the 7 TerrorSaur Lords.

Toys-R-Us T Rex (8501318957).jpg Eden, Janine and Jim from New York City  Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

PodSauro Racer

An all-terrain robot mecha design that is loosely based on sauropods moves quickly over any terrain.  These are commonly raced in the southern parts of the continent.

UK tests life-saving chemical detection robots and drones MOD 45164469.jpg licensed under the Open Government Licence version 1.0 (OGL v1.0).

Serpent Stalker

This snake like mecha is used for traveling in the rainforest where it’s unique shape and fairly light weight allows it to be used for rainforest exploration.

Robosnakes.jpg Steve Jurvetson Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Tripod Omnibot 

These tall, thin mecha are the default construction vehicle in most urban areas.  Their long tube-like mechanical tentacles have interchangeable parts that clamp on the end, not unlike a vacuum cleaner.  The tubes are also hollow and allow for vacuuming and spraying of substances when a tank is attached.

 Total-Robotic-Station.jpg  Pierre5018 Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. 

Misc Equipment

Injection harness

This was an attempt to applicate drugs with the use of biomonitoring at appropriate times and allows for rapid deployment of drugs into the blood stream.  This is available in both man-sized and dinosaur sized designs where it is commonly used as tranquilizer systems, but some substitute adrenaline for aggression.


Grasshopper wearable robotic.jpg  IHMC  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Magic Items

Magic items are found in South America and range from locally enchanted items, to TerrorSaur artefacts.

Dino Skull Mask

These large facemasks attempt to merge with part of the dinosaur’s spirit and to gain it’s power, to varying degrees of effects.

Saurosuchus skull.jpg ProjectManhattan  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

The Hungry War Club

This war club is built with the jaw of a jawbone of a carnivore dinosaur or the club of an Ankylosaurus and will bite down on a successful strike.

Tail club of Saichania 958.JPG  Conty Public Domain

Snake Utility Suit

These living serpent harnesses cover the waist and head.  These are magically enchanted to have another set of eyes and a means to strike with deadly venom if your hands are full.

Clevelandart 1946.117.jpg  Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

A note about Necromancy

Those that practice Necromancy often prefer to use Dinosaur components for their size, strength and connection to the Hallowed Earth.

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Monday, April 27, 2020

Hodgepocalypse - Latin America - Part 6 - Classes of Latin America


An altered style of Brazilian Jujutsu is common, and this class and path can be used to simulate this style.

Jiu jitsu submission.png Brazilian Jiu-jitsu news  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.


Explorers and Trailblazers are still needed.  Often homesteading requires a local guide who knows the way of the land and the info on new species is often sent back as records for topographical, geological, botanical, zoological and arcane information.   They often mark out paths for future travelers to transverse and have developed their own “travel code” based on pictures.

Argentina Scouts Band, 1920.jpg 1920 Public Domain

Adventurer/Scrap Foot 

Daredevils and Transporters abound and pay top dollar getting goods through this continent.

Trucks in Chungara–Tambo Quemado.jpg Roman Bonnefoy  GNU Free Documentation License, V


There is always a need for a person whom can fix the machinery that allows people to eke out an existence.    Some have garages/workshops that are more like fortresses.  Plus, the Cybercult often treats them like nobility.

Handyman photos Fix Barber Wilson diverter valve 21.JPG  TomwsulcerCreative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

Channeler/Faustian Mechanic 

This style of magical practice has only become common about 5 years ago when Lorenzo Legardo traveled to the Gazebo and opened shop to show how awesome he is.   Apparently, it worked because a lot of his students spread this magical technological lore like wildfire.

Superman-mechanical-monster.jpg Fleischer Brothers Public Domain


The mixing of magic and weapon use is often justified by magical traditions of the past, which may or may not be based on fact.  Some explanations include ancient blood lines, directed connection of spirits, or the taking of heads to act as a power source.

Conquistador Armor.jpg Asele S. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.


This class path can be used to simulate Brujos, Brujas or Curandero

Brujo.png S4d1k0  GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 


Gangs of Riders scour the continent, engaging the bandits or dino-hunters.  This is also the class/path for ranchers that are tough enough to deal with the harsh lifestyle.

Gaucho1868b.jpg  1868 Public Domain


A lot of the smaller kingdoms of South America often have compulsory military service and when their tour of duty is done, they often become two fisted freebooters seeking frame and fortune.

Lieutenant General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz (Brazil) Force Commander (8969161515).jpg MONUSCO/Myriam Asmani  
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.


Big game hunters are common as bounties are put on the scariest dinosaurs.

EA-Gcho1.jpg Libro Blanco de la Defensa 2015  Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Argentina license.


A lot of these suffer from cranial deformities as according to the many communities that a Conehead helps channel the energies of the universe.  They wander the continent in psychic bandit gangs demanding those to bow down to their magnificence.

Cone head, take 2.jpg Hillary Hartley  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

Psychic / Mentalist

There is this organization known as the Quantum Fellowship.  Often rationalizing themselves as persons of peace and decency, they often take over people and dinosaurs in order to make them “friends.”

CSD Berlin 170.jpg Sven Volkens  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Psychic/ Psycho-Warrior

Since the harsh landscape is decremental to most, a secret society known as the old blooded plumbers who seek out threats to the entire continent and drain them away.

Plumbing trap.jpg Achim Hering  GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 o

Psychic / Rocker

There is this legendary group of psychic musicians known as the Bandaras that one day rode into a town to seek vengeance for a lost love.

Mariachi plaza.jpg Kapela Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Ritualist/Artillery Mage

These are rare, but not unheard of.  Recently the North American gang known as the Wayward Spells ended up diving into the depths of the Amazon.  They befriended many local tribes and somehow their magics mixed to make a new breed of Artillery-mage:  The Sauro-caster.  Those that are brave enough to befriend a dinosaur mount to ride while throwing large area effect spells.

Aviators' Flight Helmet (26163894732).jpg  Naval History & Heritage Command from Washington, DC, USA  
Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.


Magic is not quite as common as it is in other parts of the world, but it’s not unheard of.  Organized magical practices are common in Chichen Itza, the Faculty of Sorcerous Intent at the Gazebo, and in Sacsayhuaman in the former state of Peru.

EdoMorales.jpg Fotografía de dominio público  GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 


They are rare in South America, but most found are part of an organization known as Rainmaking Inc.  They have replaced more traditional attire for a three-piece powered suits and head across the continents to offer “weather at reasonable rates.”

Luis Fernando Correa Bahamón.jpg LFCGLOBAL GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 

New Classes


These spellcasters believe in the internal connection of life and trees.  They use this link to show control over animals and plants.  The goal of the order is to achieve immortality in tree form.

(will do path if interest).

Heliconia hang flower.jpg  subhashini Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

New Concepts


You are a cowboy and you raise and herd dinosaurs
Background: Kinsperson
Species:  Haraak are practically born for dino busting.
Class/Path: Combatant/Brute

Shaximiao Formation dinosaurs.jpg ABelov2014 (  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.


You are a "never do well" that just cannot stay out of trouble.
Background: Vagabond
Species: Human are the most common, but honestly can be anybody.
Class/Path: Adventurer/Prowler 

Vagabond - painting by László Mednyánszky.jpg Szilas Public Domain

Jungle Mage

These wanders have a great understanding of the Flora and Fauna and now how to use it to heal and to harm.
Background: Kinsperson
Species:  Elves, Gnomes and Ungo have all made prominent jungle Mages.
Class/Path:  Channeler/Navighty 

Brachyteles hypoxanthus2.jpg Paulo B. Chaves  Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Mad Tinkerer

You have this tendency to wander off into the Jungle/Mountain and create a project just crazy enough to work.
troubleshooter build
Background: Fraternity/Sorority Sibling (they are usually associated with the Faculty of Sorcerous Intent and most likely hold a grudge).
Species:  Dwarf, Gnomes and Medusa are the most common after Humans.
Class/Path:  Channeler/Faustian Mechanic

Gaiman Montaje.jpg e Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Machete Master

You have a machete and you are there to beat the bad guys.
Background: Raider/Drifter
Species: Feylin and Harak are attracted to this magical world view more than any others.
Class/Path: Channeler/Sentinel

Metauten - Museo de la Trufa - Machete 01.jpg Basotxerri Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Mining Borg

You have sacrificed much of your body to dig out the precious material of the earth, ranging from metals and materials, to artifacts from the time before revelations, to the Terrorsaur’s Secrets.
Background: Kinsperson
Species: Human Cyborg is the most common
Class/Path: Combatant/Brute

Cerro Pan de Azúcar 07.jpg Hoverfish  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.


Whether from the Caribbean or one of the other island chains, you travel the seas in search of plunder
Background: Raider/Drifter
Species: Elves and Haraak seems to most likely to be seafaring dogs
Class/Path:  Adventurer/Scout

Mary Read.jpg Unknown author Public Domain

Raptor Raised

You were raised by raptors and see the world through their eyes.
Background: Feral
Species:  The Haraak and Ungo are the most likely species to be adopted.
Class/Path:  Adventurer/Prowler

Gfp-dromaesaurs.jpg Yinan Chen  Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication

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