Yesterday was a good day for UK OSR

In the hustle and bustle of the Crypts and Thing Remastered Kickstarter, I missed mentioning a couple of other UK OSR releases….

First off for the Mighty RuneQuest 6 is the The Taskan Taskan Empire Cover SmallEmpire by Jonathan Drake . This was previously part of the “Age of Treason – The Iron Simulacrum” release by Mongoose but its now updated to RQ6 and available via Lulu.

Companion Volume to Shores of Korantia, The Taskan Empire takes you into the fraught world of the Immortal Emperor Zygas Taga, embodied in the fearsome, magically animated avatar, The Iron Simulacrum.
This 105 page book provides a full overview of the empire, it people, customs, religion and more. Character creation rules for Taskan characters are provided as are rules for cults, new spells and the way Taskan religion is indelibly bound into the lives of all who live in the Simulacrum’s shadow.
You can purchase in two ways. The PDF on its own is available from (and in the RuneQuest Supplements category) for just $5.99. Or, you can buy the Print on Demand copy from our Lulu site ( If you buy the Lulu copy, you get the PDF free of charge. Just email us at designmechanism AT gmail DOT com and attach a copy of your Lulu receipt. We’ll send you a redemption code for the PDF from our own website.

Then Cakebread and Walton have released Skull Cove for its Pirates & Dragons, for both the huge tome D100 version (powered by an adapted version of Renaissance) and their rules lite One Dice system, which also includes stats for OSR D&D.

In the distant reaches of the Skull-Cove1-300x336Dragon Isles lies a quiet cove, where friendly pirates welcome the Adventurers to their small settlement. But all is not as it seems – there is a dark secret behind the smiles of the inhabitants…

This adventure for Pirates & Dragons includes statistics for both the Renaissance and OneDice versions of the game, as well as retro-clone stats. It is intended to be used with the large scale colour map of Skull Cove presented by DramaScape. Both can be bought together – look for the discounted bundle!

Note: The Dramascape map package also contains a completely different take on the island, for the Savage Worlds system. RenaissanceOneDice and retro-clone stats are provided in this product for that adventure.

You can buy this product from DriveThruRPG/RPGNow.