Sunday, November 18, 2012

Minor update!

There were some small mistakes I missed when I changed the notaions from 5 to 1.

I also changed no-miss shot from 13 to 12, and firing mortars from 13 to 12. Needed to make modern Magika work!

That is all! download at your leisure!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Small, little, major change.

As mentioned before, I gave the system as a whole a major onceover, chainging the combat points from multiples of 5 to multiples of 1, as there was no reason to really bother with having it in multiples of five.

Also! The races in Modern magika are done, and decided for the most part, and I'm still working at the book.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Long fucking time

First off, I want to say that Yes, I still am working on Modern Magika.

I would also like to say that this is a much harder book to write than the core rulebook. Tons harder.

That being said, I'd love to give those that still read this blog a little taste

Modern Magika's Magical system

Modern Magika, much like most things in Ops and Tactics, uses a modular spell system, where instead of receiving a particular spell that does a set, particular event, the mage would build a spell from pieces and parameters  using a selected ammount of spell points. Anything can be modifed in this spell, as long as the spell can accept/use the modifications. Below is a excerpt from my notes, that gives you a general direction  but not a full finished outcome, of how I"m planning on doing spells. I'm showing off evocation because it's one of the most option-friendly spellschools out there as of current. Again, this is only an excerpt

Evocation focues on tapping into the raw energies of the world and funneling them into a useful force

Evocation, because of it's nature, is by far the most common spells a Mage would learn, as they are one of the two offensive schools that exist. All Evocation spells are touch spells, unless points are spent to turn them from touch spells to other types of spells.

Encompases cold attacks, allows for cold traps, and cold enchantments
Cantrip: 1 SP - Chill drinks and freeze 16 oz of water into ice, make a single snowball, or keep 32 oz. of food cold for 4 hours.
Base Cost: 2 SP - 1d3 Cold touch attack
Increase Dice Value- 1 SP + 1 SP per Increase(From 1d3 to 1d4, to 1d6, ect.)
Increase Dice Number- 3 SP + 1 SP Per Increase( From 1d3 to 2d3, to 3d3, ect.)
Area Attack: 3 SP - Changes the spell from a touch attack to an area attck that has a burst Radius of 5 ft., and a target range of 10 feet from the user
Increase Burst Radius: 2 SP + 1 SP per 5 ft range Increase
Increase Range : 1 SP + 1 SP per 5 ft range increase
Increase Spell Time: 2 SP + 1 per round - Allows the Area Attack to continue to stay for additional rounds
Line Area Attack: 1 SP - Allows the spell to be cast as a line instead of a burst, the line equal to twice the length of the radius
Ray Attack: 2 SP - Changes the spell from a touch attack to a Ranged touch attack with a range of 15 ft.
Increase Range: 1 SP + 1 SP per 5 ft range Increase
Burst Attack: 2 SP - Changes the spell from a touch atack to a Cone burst attack with a range of 10 ft.
Increase Range: 2 SP + 1 SP per 5 ft range Increase

OH! And before I forget. Major change. I'm changing all excerpts of Combat points from multiples of 5 to multiples of 1, since there's no good reason to even leave them as multiples of 5. Expect the revised books very soon.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Supply Drop inbound!

New Content time! I finally finished the first supply drop, focused on big guns, particularly hand cannons. It also adds a new variant rule that has been in the works since 2nd edtion: Recoil! A bit of a warning, the recoil variant rule will slow down combat a tad, particularly for attacks that fire more than one round, but will add to the reason

Available for download on the right!

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Just a small update for today. Core rulebook 1.06 and Armory 1.01 is up and updated, small updates. One major update was the changing of fonts to give it that more rustic, offical doccument type look.Changelog below!

Armory Changelog
Added in chart for new upgrades that was forgotten
Fixed Minor Spelling errors
Change font to "Veteran's Typewriter"

4e 1.05 to 1.06
Moved the "Entry Requirements" for Occupations to the Text box
Broke up the General equipment chart so that it fits inbetween each item it list
Broke up the Explosives chart so that it fits between in each item
Changed the Resistance on the Fire suit and turnout coat to read DR and not Resistance
Fixed minor errors
Changed all notions of "Sonic" damage to Concussive
Added "Magazine caddy"
Changed Font to "Veteran Typewriter"

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Donations and Prints, Part deux

Good afternoon gentlemen! I was able to get the donation button up, and calculate the price for prints.

For either book, the cost will be 9 dollars, + 4 dollars shipping. It will be shipped with 3holes punched, and loose rings in these three holes, unless requested otherwise. It will be printed black and white only, on laser paper. If you order two books, then shipping is only 1 dollar more( 23 bucks for both books!)

If you would like a nice binder or any other special request, that can be negotiated and accomidated, but it will cost more to do.

Also! I'm currently in the process of bookmarking the version that's going to be printed, and it won't be using the standard font, rather a font that I feel better suits the setting the book is. The information will be the same the font, will not.

Look for it!

And if you support the project, please donate! If you don't support it, donate anyway! That'll show me!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Prints and Donations

After a lot of deliberation and work, i've decided to finally put in an order for a laser printer. I bought a Brothers 2240 laser printer for all of my traditional gaming needs. But the real question is why am I posting it here?

Well, because I'm going to start selling copies, thats why!

While it's still lacking art, the books are finished and the font has been changed from that boring times new roman to a font that more accurately represents what it's trying to convey. Price for a printed book will be 9 dollars, plus shipping.(For either book, Armory or the Core rulebook) Shipping is all hinged on where I'm delivering it to. If it's somewhere in the Metro Atlanta area, I may hand deliver it, otherwise, shipping will be posted if you inquire about a book. All books will be signed "to" someone, as well as serialized on the front, unless otherwise requested otherwise in the email. 

You can inquire about buying a book at

Also! I'll be setting up some type of donation thing to keep this project rolling. Donating is, by no means, required, but it is appreciated. (Or buy a book! )

Monday, August 13, 2012

Looking forward!

It's been awhile since I've written a blog post, so I think it's long overdue.

With Armory Released, I'm looking forward to writing a slew of new, minor books, and a major update.

The first of these books are called Supply Drops. They're small(No more than 10 pages), little addons that may contain some new items, variant rules, or whatever I decide to include in the book. It could be a list of more cars, some guns, or even equipment to use for your next adventure.

The second of these are little modules, things to help newcommers get into the flavor Of Ops and Tactics. I'll be starting off with some S.W.A.T. modules, that will be designed primarily around action, but Roleplay will definitely play a part as well. There may be more, but that's all I'm saying I'm working on for now.

The third, and probally the biggest of the thrree, is a full sized addon book, called Ops and Tactics: Modern Magika. It is poised to bring fantastaical Monsters, and Magic, to the Ops and Tactics Universe. I had an original thought about adding playable fantasy races as well, but that caused more problems than it solved, so I've decided to scrap it as a whole, though they may be in a supply drop, if I'm able to get them to where I like them.

Even with school starting, I'll still continue to be writing the little game that could.

Also! I'll be purchasing a good laser printer soon, and will be offering printable copies of the book in a softback version, or with a binder. I'm not sure on price, but I can gurantee it won't cost over $25 USD(Or 1.25 WP), even with shipping. So look for that!

Signing off, SoulBro

Monday, July 2, 2012

Armory is Finished!

After much deliberation and work on this damn book, I am pleased to announce that Ops and Tactics: Armory, is finished. The Inital changelog and other goodies are posted below.

What is armory? Armory is a splatbook for Ops and Tactics 4th Edition, poised to add more guns, equipment, and variant rules for a more real-feeling experience.

All in all, it's a big slew of guns for people who like guns. Enjoy!

Initial Release

Turned the Bryco-Jennings firearms into the Jimenez JA line of firearms
Removed the S&W 686 and 625 from Backup handguns
Removed .44 Special from Charter arms bulldog
Moved S&W Model 13 to Full sized handgun
Moved Single Action Army to the Wild west guns
Turned Para Series to Limited
Turned S&W Sigma SW9F and SW40F into SW9VE and SW40VE
added .30-30 Win as a caliber
Added 20x102 as a caliber
Moved Stoeger Double Defense Shotgun to Tactical
Moved H&K21 to GPMG
added 9x39mm as a caliber

Firearms Added from Core Rulebook:

RIA 1911A1 and 1911A1 Tactial in .45 ACP
RIA 1911A1 in .38 Super
Raven Arms MP-25 in .25 ACP
FN FNX-9 and FNS-9 in 9x19mm
FN FNX-40, FNS-40 and FNS-40 Compact in .40 S&W
FN FNX-45, FNX-45 Tactical and FNX-45 Compact in .45 ACP
Taurus 709 Slim in 9x19mm
Taurus 738 in .380 ACP
Taurus 740 Slim in .40 S&W
Taurus 651 in .357 Magnum/.38 Special
Taurus Public Defender in .45 LC/.410 Ga.
Sig Sauer P238 in .380 ACP
Sig Sauer P290 in 9x19mm
CZ-82 in 9x18mm PM
CZ-83 in .32 ACP and .380 ACP
Cz-75 in .40 S&W
Polis P-83 in 9x18mm PM
Polish P-64 in 9x18mm PM
Kahr P9, PM9, TP9, and T9 in 9x19mm
Kahr P40, PM40, TP40 and T40 in .40 S&W
Kahr P45, PM45, and TP45 in .45 ACP
Ruger LC9 in 9x19mm
Kel-Tec PF9 in 9x19mm
S&W 6906 and 6946 in 9x19mm
S&W 4013 and 4053 in .40 S&W
S&W 4546 in .45 ACP
S&W M&P Compact in 9x19mm, .45 ACP, .40 S&W, and .357 SIG
S&W M&P SHIELD in 9x19mm and .40 S&W
S&W M&P 340 in .357 Magnum/.38 Special
S&W 5946, 5906 TSW and 5946TSW in 9x19mm
S&W 4006, 4006 TSW, and 4046TSW in .40 S&W
S&W 4506TSW and 4516TSW in .45 ACP
Double Tap Tactical pistol in .45 ACP and 9x19mm
Jimenez LC380 in .380 ACP
Beretta 21 Bobcat in .22 LR
Beretta 9000D in .40 S&W and 9x19mm
Beretta 87 target in .22 LR
Charter Arms Bulldog DAO in .44 Magnum
Ruger LCR in .357 Magnum/.38 Special, .38 Special, and .22 LR
Ruger 22/45 in .22 LR
Beretta Neos 6 inch and 7.5 inch in .22 LR
Walther PPS in 9x19mm and .40 S&W
H&K HK45, HK45 Compact, and USP 45 in .45 ACO
H&K USP 40 Compact in .40 S&W
H&K USP 9 Compact in 9x19mm
Para Ordnance P14.45 Tactical and  GI Expert in .45 ACP
Phoenix Arms HP22A and HP22A Rangekit in .22 LR
Colt Government 70 in .38 Super
Coonan Pistol in .357 magnum
PB Silenced pistol in 9x18mm PM
Makrov PMM in 9x18mm PM
Browning Hi Power in .357 SIG
Welrod in .32 ACP and 9x19mm

Vz. 61 in .32 ACP, semi auto only variant
MP5SD6,MP5SD5,MP5SD-N1, and MP5SD-N2 in 9x19mm
DSA FAL sa58 in .308 Win/7.62x51mm
PTR-91 PDW in .308 WIn/7.62x51mm
Cobray M-12 in .380 ACP
Auto Ordnance TA510D in .45 ACP
Uzi Pro in 9x19mm
H&K MP5A2, MP5A3,and MP5KA4in 9x19mm
H&K MP5/40A2, MP5/40A3, MP5/40A4, and MP5/40A5 in .40 S&W
H&K MP5/10A2, MP5/10A3, MP5/10A4,and MP5/10A5 in 10mm Auto
B&P MP9 and TP9 in 9x19mm
PP-2000 in 9x19mm

Beretta Ar70/90 and SCP 70/90 in .223/5.56x45mm
FN FAL 50.63 in .308 Win/7.62x51mm
Steyr AUG carbine in .223/5.56x45mm
RRA Car A4 and Entry Tactical in .223/5.56x45mm
FN SCAR PDW in .223/5.56x45mm
FN FNC Carbine in .223/5.56x45mm
L85A2 in .223/5.56x45mm
Daewoo K1A1 Carbine in .223/5.56x45mm
AK-102 in .223/5.56x45mm
AK-104 in 7.62x39mm
KelTec RFB Carbine in .308 Win/7.62x51mm
RRA CAR A4 Tactial, Entry Tactical, Standard A2, Standard A4, Midlenght A4 and Midlength A2 in .223/5.56x45mm
RRA LAR-6.8 Midlength A4, LAR-6.8 Midlength A2, LAR-6.8 CAR A4, and LAR-6.8 CAR A2 in 6.8mm Rem SPC
Mossberg MVP in .223/5.56x45mm
Marlin Model X7 in .30-06 Springfield, .243 Win and .308 Win/7.62x51mm
Anizio Ironworks Single Shot 50, and 50 in .50 BMG
Anizio Ironworks Mag-fed 20mm in 20x102mm
Marlin 336C in .30-30 Win
Henry .30/30 in .30-30 Win
9A-91 in 9x39mm
VSS  in 9x39mm
AS VAL in 9x39mm
SR-3M Vikhr in 9x39mm
VSK-93 in 9x39mm

Auto Assault 12 in 12 Gauge
Maverick 88 Field in 12 Gauge
Stoeger Double Defense Over Under in 20 and 12 Gauge
Stoeger Coach Gun Single Trigger in 20 and 12 Gauge
H&R Pardner Pump Protector in 12 Gauge
Kel-Tec KSG in 12 Gauge
FN SLP shotgun in 12 Gauge
Remington Model SP10 in 10 Ga.
Remington Model 870 Police in 12 Ga.

Machine Guns-
H&K HK11E in .308 Win/7.62x51mm
ARES Shrike in .223/5.56x45mm
RPKS in 7.62x39mm
RPKS-74 in 5.45x39mm
Type 67 in 7.62x51mmR

Grenade Launchers-
FN GL1 in 40x46mm SR
China Lake Grenade Launcher in 40x46mm SR
KAC M203 Stand alone in 40x46mm SR

Rocket Launcher-

Firearms removed from Armory:

Para Ordinance 9.10
S&W 340
Tanfoglio Super Titan
Taurus 445
Astra Police
Bersa Thunder 9
Daewoo DP-51B, DP-51CB and DH-40
Stoeger Eagle American Luger
Bushmaster ACR

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Just like always, I spot an error right after I finish

So, Minor little error I made with 1.03, and it has been fixed with 1.04, which is over for download

Many appoligies, and have a good read!

1.03, in preparation for Armory!

I just finished a little update with 4e, so I can post Armory(When it's done) without any serious conflicting rules, or problems. The only real change is the ammount of Feats, and the JSP/JHP

Changelog below!

4e 1.02 to 1.03
Changed JHP to have no penalty aginst armored targets
Reduced Feat tree from 2 per level to 1 per level
Removed the large list of military equipment in the GM area
Removed Ordanaries
Modified the Gamble Check for Poker
Changed Supressive fire to automatically do damage, and cause some morale damage
Changed L85's Error range to be more like it's real life counterpart, and changed it to the L85A1
Added Unnerved and rattled to the status effects

Friday, May 25, 2012

Still working, hammering away....

So, I've officially "Finished" 4th edition, and I've started on Ops and Tactics: Armory, which is shaping up to look like a pretty decent book(No art still, unfortunately). I will administer (At least) two more updates to it, one when I finish Armory, and one when I finish Modern Magika(As recursive things to make sure things don't contradict)

Features of Armory: More firearms, as well as a healthy dose of variant rules that will put a little more depth and more variables when making choices with firearms.

More upgrades for firearms, and a completely redesigned gunsmithing chapter.

Did I mention more firearms?

The return of the Curio and Relic Firearms.

5th edition is also in the works, which is mostly adding social combat to 4th edition. It's currently in an early alpha build, and don't expect anything until after Armory is done, and i'm still deciding if it should be a patch addon, or a completely new version.

That's all for now!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Found another few minor errors, and a rather major change

So! Another update. I changed some minor things in the book, bumping it up to 1.02, and I moved .38 Special down a category. The reason I did this is because quite frainky, it's just not at the same level .40 S&W is. At all.

Also, I removed the ability to download all of the older versions of Ops and Tactics, because I found people handing out WAY old versions(Alpha and Beta Builds), and that's not what I want people to still see, when someone post about Ops and Tactics.

Improvement! It's important. But that's all for now, download at your whim.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Minor update to 4e

Fixed some spelling, grammar, and confusing rule errors in 4e, and some formatting mistakes.

Also! I changed how Burst Fire, Double tap, slamfire, and Fanning deal out damage. It's now based on how many dice you roll from the get go, thereby giving a significant amount more damage to higher caliber weapons, where as the old rules, they'd only get one more damage dice.

I also put up the logo, made by Hospes on the front, as well as on the new character sheets.

With this edit, I'm going to put the core rulebook on the shelf, and offically start working on the Armory Splatbook! So more guns are good guns!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

NEw Character sheets!

I found a font that is perfect for what I wanted the Character sheets to look like, and I made the necessary edits to it.

It looks good! go and take a look!

I removed the old link, and posted up a new one.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Told you I was still working on it.

So, I just finished 4e. Huzza. So tired. Changelog is below.

And it still needs abit more polish, and a looking over to clean up some of the spelling mistakes and all that..

3e 1.01 to 4e 1.00
Split up Ops and Tactics to the core rulebook, and the armory
Changed Strengh and Dexterity so that the skill modifyers aren't affected by the skill focuses
Added Scaling Damage
Changed Military's wealth point salary.
Removed Shot on the run
Removed Spring Attack
Added Medicines to purchase
Added Hemostatic medicine
Changed how Medicine is crafted
Added Potshot attack
Added Ankle Holster
Changed Holdout holster to "Pocket holster"
Added Belt holster
Added tummy holster
Added categories to clothes
Added EOD suit
Changed Bows, so that they work by strength, fixed the descriptions, and allowed different types of pulls
Added Spray on Bandage
Allowed medicines and such to be bought.
Added Roll Case
Added more sizes for Molle pouches
Changed Kits to "General Kits", and created "Specialty Kits"
Added the Remington 6.8mm SPC round
Added pistol grip upgrade
Changed folding stock so that it only grants a +1
Increased the Error ranges on many Ammunition types
Gave more categories for the telescopic sights.
Added crafting melee weapons in structural crafting
Added ability to perform own melee and ranged weapon upgrades
Changed Supressors so that they work on level
Added steel combat helmet
Changed Advanced combat sight, made it clearer
Added multiple bandolirers
Changed Grenade cost
Changed Wound Radius calculation and definiton
Added Descriptions to the armor plates, and added combat point cost reduction for the steel plates and ceramic plates
Changed the Steel plates DR and AP
Modified Handgun Expert to give an additional -10 combat point cost
Modified Assualt Specialist to give an additional -10 combat point cost
Modified SMG specialist to give an additional -10 combat point cost
Modified Shotgun Specialist to give an additiona -10 combat point cost
Modified Distance Rifle specialist to give an additona -10 combat point cost.
Added Slamfire Expert
Added Fanning Expert
Added crossbow categories, and the damages by strength
Added Cartrige and Shell Loops for MOLLE
Changed the CR for Characters
Changed the supressed ER increase
Added Straight Barrel
Added the "Combat Cut" for shotguns
Added .38 Super
Added Close Combat Rifleman, Close Combat Machinegunner, and Close Combat Shotgunner, feats that negate figting adjcent components.
Added Pistoleer Feat
Changed Classes so every level, a character gains two feat
Added a ton of Fireaarm related feats, giving more spread to firearm selections
Changed he starting feats from two to three
Feat Note: Changed and split up The Tactical Reload feat, to corespond with the specific weapon
Changed all SA/DA revolvers so they can fire in SA mode as well
Added Reaction actions
Removed Total defense
Changed the way occupations work, so that when you select a skill, it grows with your level.
Added oz, and chaged equipment weight to corespond to oz., instead of lbs.
Changed Maces to 1d12 and 2d12 damage
Added Molle Loops
Changed Single Action Upgrade to give a +1 to all fanning attacks
Removed Fake ID

Monday, January 2, 2012

Playtest that sent me back to the drawing board

Running a little playtest with the new rules to third edition, I was sent back to the drawing board, working more on the combat system and the feats and all that.

One of my players, a veteran of the Tabletop games, suggested to me that instead of increasing the Combat Points every level, leave them at a static value, and just decrease the cost to do things using feats.

Quite frankly, it's a damn good idea, and I'm taking it.

Thank you Mr. Sieland!