Tuesday, December 6, 2022


Adam, the editor of Strange Tales of Songling, has put together this marvelous rules reference document. I think people will find it helpful during play and during character creation. You can see the reference document HERE

If you haven't checked out Strange Tales of Songling, it is monster-of-the-week RPG inspired by Strange Tales from the Chinese Studio by Pu Songling and similar sources. If you like movies like A Chinese Ghost Story, this is the game for you. It takes the core mechanics of Wandering Heroes of Ogre Gate, but simplifies and streamlines them for a more old school experience. I think it is a sleek game. 

The reference is a really great tool for understanding the system and for tracking character abilities. 

It is a handy way to find the Skill and Defenses descriptions. 

You can also select from the four paths available and get a full description of each one. 

When you click on the individual path you can see the Skill rank allotments and their path abilities. 

If you click on the individual path abilities or any of the skills or defenses, it provides a description. 

The reference also has details on weapons, poisons, substances, etc. If you click on those you can see the relevant information. 

This should make the game easier to run and be a great way to walk players through character creation. 


  1. This looks awesome. I recently watched Tomb Empty Coffin. It got me thinking of a fun adventure to do with it. You should check it out!

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