This is what I wrote on MeWe yesterday:
Just came back from our first GLOG game ever. And FUCK ME, what an awesome game it was! This really is what I have been looking for, for ages and ages! Super quick, super easy to referee, cool and funny classes… Thank y’all for writing all the crazy good material, and thank you, @ArnoldK, for inventing that system. It’ll be my go-to rpg from now on. We had so much fun tonight, we roared with laughter 🙂
Haven’t had so much fun in a long time in an rpg session. Arnold calls it a “swift little engine of joy”, and I agree wholeheartedly. And add the following, “a swift little engine of joy that can handle anything you throw at it”. And no shit, I think I have found my game.
I think I’m in sweet nerdy nerd-love again. The object of my gaming heart’s desire is called GLOG. My, what a wonderful, wondrous, free, humorous, welcoming and light-hearted creature you are!
You tickle my gaming nerves in all the right places: roll-to-hit, HD/hp and stats compatible with the old editions of Ye Olde Game, just the right amount of special abilities (between 4 and 8, tops), and multiclassing is outrageously simple (just pick another class template when you gain a new level, gather the special abilities, done).
There are many different variations of Arnold’s original GLOG out there; I picked a few and created my personal Frankenglog, consisting of:
- Skerple’s “Rat on a Stick” Edition (https://coinsandscrolls.blogspot.com/2018/01/osr-glog-based-homebrew-v01-rat-on.html) as foundation,
- Type1Ninja’s Trenchoat Edition (https://twogoblinsinatrenchcoat.blogspot.com/2018/09/the-goblin-laws-of-gaming-trenchcoat.html) for character creation, including Races and Failed Careers, and Experience/Leveling Up,
- Spwack’s Die Trying (https://meanderingbanter.blogspot.com/2019/02/die-trying-v1.html) for a really interesting Death & Dismemberment Table,
- Velexiraptor’s Mimics & Miscreants (https://crateredland.blogspot.com/p/mimics-miscreants.html) for Spellscars,
- Skerple’s awesome random table of 500 mutations (https://coinsandscrolls.blogspot.com/2018/01/osr-1d500-biological-mutations.html),
- several random tables for diseases,
- as many classes as we like taken from the more than 300 GLOG classes (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1P4vVibmet_QzJH9IrmIRQaM-9QD5uv5dPbKLad21Ibo/edit#gid=0) on this list.