Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Contractor got the coof

 My office isn't put together back yet and trying to write and edit on my laptop's single screen is an absolute nightmare.

So, pushing this back to febuary at the latest. I expected my office to be back completed but the coof got em.

Sorry guys.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

House is almost fixed

 Also, formatting is going well! Just slow. This isn't something I can churn out like I normally do. I'm stuck taking my time and looking at how it looks and adjusting. Also with the reintroduction of Armory, I've got to format that entire book all over again.

Expect something late Decemember/Early January?


Monday, October 5, 2020

Not dead. Not done.

Still writing. Doing an entire format fix, more changes, and combining some books. 

Still working on it, I promise.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Had to update some things.

 Alright! So I had to update a few things in the core rulebook and SALT 5 (I forgot to add them)

I've added a small molle holster, specifically for small guns, that cost 1 Molle slot, and I added a tiny little bag to boot. 

I've also added a few guns I missed, in Salt 5

Craft also updated FIGs 1 and 2 with some small errors and fixes, so that was also done. Everything else was ready to go.

So they've been updated! Have at it!

Tuesday, August 25, 2020


 Had to fix some things in Core Rulebook and the Salt 5!

As usual!

But it's done, go grab it!

New release with some new stuff!

 So, this is my monthly(Sorta monthly?) Update that was pioneered with some of the hardcore OaTS players.

Changelog is below!

Core Rulebook

6.40 to 6.41 

Changed Sap to Non Lethal Damage

Added the Shotgun Ace Feat

Added the Rifle Ace Feat

Added the Rifle Master Feat

Added the Shotgun Master Feat

Added the Shotgun Ace Feat

Added the Shogun Savant Feat

Added the Rifle Savant Feat

Changed the Rifle/SMG string to requiore Rifle Reloading

Added USP .45 12 rounder magazines

Added USP .40 16 rounder magazines

Added USP 18 9mm rounder magazines

Added 17 rounder P30/VP9 magazines

Completely rewrote how gunshots are heard

Expounded upon suppressors and made three levels for them.

Gave the L34A1 a threaded barrel

Added Marker rounds for training(And games? Paintball Anime Arc?)

Changed how Reactions work

Modern magika's text was also updated to make things more clear for some things, but no actual rules were updated.

Same for Advanced arms.

There's also a new SALT! it's tiny, but it has my new favorite thing: Molle backpacks. Go check it out!

FIGs updated by craft, and the Combat Ops module was also updated by Craft. All in all, enjoy it!

Monday, July 20, 2020

The perverbial "I ain't dead" Post!

Lotta stuff going on with me, but I'm still writing!

As always, I have some new hotness for you all, so here we go!

As a note! All FIGS and SALTS have been updated so grab em all!

As always, stay healthy, and stay safe. If you can't stay safe, stay dangerous.

Changelog is below!

Core Rulebook
6.39 to 6.40
Added a point in the GM section about giving BV for roleplay
Changed all notions of "Not affected by Error Range due to ammunition." To "Not affected by Error Range from ammunition."
Changed Tranqulizer rifle to large
Moved the mounts for helmets so that you can mount things to Helmets for 3 WP.
Notated that the Taurus Millenium 111(Currently known as the G3C) can take Sig P226 9mm magazines
Notated that the Taurus Millenium 140 can take Sig P226 40 magazines

Modern Magika
6.29 to 6.30
Added a magical camera and magical microphone for divination's spellschool
Added a Trace cantrip for up to 8 hours to divination

Advanced Arms
6.19 to 6.20
Added the following line to Synthetics: Synthetics that are reduced to -1 CHP or below do not suffer from the Dying condtion, and do not need to be stabilized. Any time a synthetic would be Dying, they are Disabled instead.

Friday, June 26, 2020

I survived the Corona and all I gave you was this update!

Not dead! Still running a game! Had to update cause I got a new rifle and as always it's inspired me to fix some things!

Changelog is below! Books are obvious! Email is the same at opsandtactics@gmail.com!

Core Rulebook

6.37 to 6.38
Added the G36C(Depreciated BlackGhost's Homebrew)
Changed extended barrel so that shotguns can no longer take extended barrel upgrades
Changed suppressive fire to 9 CP
added a 1x-1.49x scope so that there is a "Default" sight level for adjustable sights
Changed Infrared laser Sight to first 2 range increments.
Changed standard laser sight to the first range increment.
Changed grip sight to the first range increment
Reduced the cost of the standard telescopic sights
Changed "Quick draw attack" feat to 2 attacks per turn
Added "Multi throw" Feat
Changed Combat Sheath so that it's more clear they're simple weapons and made them "One size smaller" than the weapons that occupy them
Added "Enthraller" Feat (Thank you ZeroCold!)
Added "Orator" feat
Buffed menacing feat
Added the "Advanced reloadding kit" that cuts the time down it takes to make ammo and gives a +3, at the cost of more money and more weight
Reformatted how character creation is formatted. it is exactly the same, mechanically.
Added a "Rolling a character" example.

Formatting corrections

Modern Magika

6.27 to 6.28
Removed Poison, Disease, and Nausea from conjuration healing spellschool
(Author's note: This was done because Conjuration was just...straight up outpacing mundane healing. It was bad. Really bad.)
Changed Wax tablet so it increase the time to scribe by 5 Times
(Author's note: This was done because it had come to my attention that there was an "Infinite heal" cheat and it was pointless to keep health magic on you. )
Changed some things with transmutation and enchantment

Added two cantrips to abjuration

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Corona release!

This one's gonna be quick, here we go!

Core Rulebook

6.36 to 6.37
Changed Poisons so that they last a day before their effects start to recover
Change antidotes crafting so that you generate 5 antidotes from crafting
Change antidotes so that it allows you to heal 1 additional AB damage per day, per dose when you recover ability damage from poisons
Changed "Treat Poison" to remove the secondary effect
Added "Battle Belt", which is a belt with molle loops
Changed Stumble so that it actually stops the attack
Changed SHield Focus so that it grants critical threat increase and the equipment bonus
Changed SHield Specialist to Shield focus and let it increase the DR of a shield by 1 step

Added shield strike feat.

Modern Magika

6.27 to 6.28
Removed Poison, Disease, and Nausea from conjuration healing spellschool
Changed Wax tablet so it increase the time to scribe by 5 Times

Changed some things with transmutation and enchantment

Advanced arms was not changed

FIG 1 and 2 was also updated!

Come and get it!

Friday, April 24, 2020

Hot fixes!

This one's gonna be really quick. Just a hotfix to AA and Core Rulebook.

I didn't have some of the ranges in parenthesis so I clarified that in AA.

Core got some range changes.

Core Rulebook

6.35 to 6.36
Gave a lot of the permanent optic sight weapons an optics mount so they don't clash with installing an optics mount on a weapon 
Changed the G36K's Range to 105'
Changed Aug Carbine's range to 100'
Changed the G36's Range to 120'
Changed the XM8's range to 120'
Changed the Aug's range to 120'
Changed the USR's range to 120'
Changed the AUG HBAR's range to 130'

Another ghost edit and a few fixes to a few things

So! Knocking this out while I have the chance to.

First things first!

Ghost edit to Modern Magika, just fixed some issues that someone pointed out here.

Secondly! MRE got updated again, It's actually finished this time after I corrected all the things that I was rushing with

Craft updated FIG 1 and 2 to be in line with the current magic rules for Ops. They are in the download

I also fixed Player Resource guide to reflect the current rules.

That's all for now! Grab the downloads!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

A fix to Modern magika and a ghost edit to Core Rulebook (Also I forgot to fix something with MRE so here it is)

There were some persistent issues with modern magika and I just now got around to testing the fixes and pushing them forward, so here we are!

Changelog is below

Modern magika

6.26 to 6.27
Changed Evocation in the following ways
All Evocation SP cost for increasing dice and damage dice size changed to 2 SP per increase
Hard cap on dice to 10dice
Changed Necromancy in the following ways
All Necromancy SP cost for increasing damage dice size changed to 3 SP per increase
All Necromancy SP cost for increasing damage dice number changed to 3 SP + 2 SP per increase
Hard cap on the dice to 8 dice
Changed Scroll release CP cost to 10

Core Rulebook

(Ghost Edit) Changed the defense of an object to 10+Agi score+ Item size

The revised books are available for download!

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Release! Here we go!

First off, lets talk about the new books!


MRE is the MRE generation book that was ripped from the spiderbot program, and put into book form! It's another little one of those books that I like to write to keep myself sane.


The final(For the moment) book of the SALT series that basically fills out the last few guns that I wanted to add into the SALTs. As I'm basically out of guns I'd want to see in the book, so we're pretty much out of guns for the time being.

Spiderbot, the Program

The program is working once again, thanks to a wonderful programmer, Aurelius. I'm going to take his fixes and run with them. Expect a release soon.

Changelogs are below!

Core Rulebook

6.34 to 6.35
Gave Rifle CLubber a -1 CP cost
Cleared up Typos
Changed the notion that only certain kind of firearms can use vertical foregrips
Changed the kel-tec SU-16A to a syntetic stock with a breakdown frame.
Clarified that the stock mag pouch can hold mags that hold 40 cased rounds or less, or 6 shelled rounds or less
Noted that magazine clips can't use magazines that hold more than 50 cased rounds or 10 shelled rounds
Changed the SU-16C to hold two 10 round AR mags
Changed the SU-16D to have an optics mount, a tactical rail, and removed the bipod and baayonet lug
Changed tourniquet to 1d3 minutes for extremity damage, and 5d12 minutes for slowing down bleed
Added "Quick SPlint"
Added the notion that .300 ACC Blk rounds fit on a 5.56 Stripper clip
Added MG rig(Homebrew, From Blackghost)
Added Plastic helmet(Construction helmet)
Allowed SMGs to have bayonet lugs
Added a 12 Gauge insert for 10 gauge
Added note that X-ray emitters alwasy overpenetrate, in the variant rules
Changed antidote so 1 antidote works for all liquid and solid poisons
Corrected issue with gunsmithing and blacksmithing services.
Changed Semi jacketed soft points so that they only get the bonus damage against people not armored against ballistics. Made this change for the reloadable ammunition as well. Also changed Soft points to give a single
Changed #4 buckshot from -4 penalty to -1 penalty
Added a +1 damage bonus to #4 magnum buckshot
Added the ability for Craft Writing to create reference books to bolster knowledge skills
Added Reference book items.
Changed the Movement defense bonus to +1 per 5', and reduced the max cap to +10-

Chanaged Grapnel to Licensed

Advanced Arms

6.18 to 6.19
Changed Microwire chainsaws so they can't accept upgrades on their contacts
Increased Rebreather's time to 4 hours
Reduced Emergency Air mask's time to 3 hours

Added ballistic stinger upgrade

Modern Magika

6.25 to 6.26
Corrected bandage toss premade spell
Made a note that ranged attacks in spells use the "Ranged attack roll" and "Thrown explosive" rules for hitting and missing
Clarified what some of the very important terms are for a lot of the magics.
Clarifed Extremity damage healing from magic.

As always, it's available for download!
Also! The discord link, for the public discord is here: https://discord.gg/rRRmeTQ

Thursday, April 9, 2020

A real update

Alright, I wanted to post a blog post cause I hadn't posted one in a month so thats what that was.

Here's the real one.

First! Someone (Aurelius) fixed the stand alone spiderbot with the changes I was trying to fix, so I am Extremely appreciative of that. I thank him for that and will be singing his praises forever. I'm going to continue working on it in this state and when it's done, it comes out with all the books as they stand currently.

Secondly, I'm still writing, as indicated before. A few more of the long time players have given me a bunch of stuff I'm adding to AA, and will include some fun new toys for you all to play with.

Thirdly, more fixes, corrections, and things like that, in core, AA, and MM. So expect that. Nothing major, it's all minor crap.

Fourth, Salt 4, which will probably be my last SALT for awhile. It was extremely difficult to find firearms for this one that I actually wanted to include.

Fifth, new book coming out. It's more of a joke book but it's something I needed to turn into paper, so I'm writing it. Look for it.

That's all I got for now, but I'm still writing!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Another Book Push just before my game!

once again, my great editors found a few more errors so I decided to just increment new versions for AA and MM and post another ghost edit for Core

Below are the changelogs, and I Should be leaving the books alone for a little while. But we'll see.

So, yeah.

As usual, below are the changelogs!


(Ghost Edit) Notated that a chainsaw can not accept contact upgrades

Advanced Arms

6.18 to 6.19
Changed Microwire chainsaws so they can't accept upgrades on their contacts
Increased Rebreather's time to 4 hours

Reduced Emergency Air mask's time to 3 hours

Modern Magika

6.25 to 6.26
Corrected bandage toss premade spell
Made a note that ranged attacks in spells use the "Ranged attack roll" and "Thrown explosive" rules for hitting and missing

Clarified what some of the very important terms are for a lot of the magics.

As usual, email me at opsandtactics@gmail.com, or post here! I try to answer these emails as fast as possible!

And feel free to grab them!

Monday, March 2, 2020

More ghost edits to fix more things

More ghost edits as the players keep finding small errors

Also, BOTH FIGs were changed as well, so if you have those it's probaby best to download the full stack again.

Most of the ghost edits were minor spelling/notation, but I did change how a variant rule works, the overpen annd missed shots, works, against AP and armor, and overpening cover.

AA also got updated but it's mostly minor notations and things of that notion. Not game breaking in the slightest.

They're updated, go grab em!

Thursday, February 27, 2020

A ghost edit is upon us

Some players found a really weird edge case in two aspects so I had to correct it.

Ghost edits are below

Core Rulebook

(Ghost Edit) SHield warriior's requiroement for archiac weapon Proficiency was removed

(Ghost Edit) Added the G43 in battle rifles due to edge case not being able to use it as one.

This was just for the core rulebook. Everything else is fine for now.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Monthly update, and you know, some more news

Alright! Craft updated the FIGs and I had to update the books so new books!

Firstly, some news.

I've decided to (Finally) discontinue support of the versions 5e and 4e because no one plays them anymore and no one cares. They've been up for years and I've yet to get a single question, point, sudgestion, or anything on them. Letting them die.

Secondly, We have a public discord! It's here!


Come join us!

Changelog is below!

Core Rulebook

6.33 to 6.34
Added Wounding radius for the various other thigns that have wounding radius
Corrected grammar and spelling issues
Changed the "Knocked prone" rule to use the identical DC of the explosive that can be knocked prone
Changed handaxe damage to 1d6+1
Gave the FNp90 an optics rail and changed it's stock to synthetic
Changed the licensing system in the following ways
M&P has been split into Weapons and explosives, and chemicals and narcotics.
Illegal now has to be purchased per single item, and no longer rolls down like the rest
Changed the SMG gunsmithing to 6th category max
Doubled the value one gets from base save bonuses COP for 1st level

Modern Magika
6.24 to 6.25

Changed Engraver scribe to allow people to engrave spells for other people and also tattoo other people

Advanced Arms
6.17 to 6.18
Added some more legal upgrades for plasmasmithing

Changed the hidden ranged weapon elarm so that it can only be purchased in single fire


So what craft told me is that he changed some creation structure with how Sentiens gain feats. To quote

"The first one is that I changed how Sapient type creatures/monsters gain feats. It is now 1 feat per every two Hit Dice after the first. (Any creatures this would have effected were updated according.)
The second one is notation in the description of Outsider type monsters. Due to their nature as basically supernatural creatures, I have denoted that the GM may determine if such a creature would be able to bleed or not if not otherwise denoted in the creature's profile."

The books are posted! Go get them!

Friday, January 31, 2020


Good Evening!

I'd like to present to you all SALT 3! This one is a bit different since I wanted to do some things for Shotshow, but there really didn't reach out to me all that much that I felt intresting or was of noteworthy that couldn't already be made in the game.

There are some intresting additions, and they are in.

I also promised the homebrewers that I'd take and look through a bunch of things they made and add them to the game if I found them suitable, so SALT 3 contains two new calibers, .280 Brit, and 6.5 Creedmore, as well as guns for both of them. Both of these calibers, and the guns were made by a homebrewerer called BlackGhost, and he's been credited as of such.

Blackghost was the originator of the second iteration of the Text sheet, and he's made a third, and a third and a half, and a Rich Text Format, as well. All of these are in the zip file.

So, I aslo had to make some quick changes in release for this salt. Below are the changelogs to AA and Core. MM didn't get changed.

Core Rulebook
No change to Number, but ghost edits below.

(Ghost edit) Changed the AWP magazines to 5:1/10:2 due to the Salt 3 upgrade and magpul
(Ghost edit) allowed a user to create stripper clips for any caliber. at a worse cost than the premades

(Ghost Edit) Changed the FAQ on how armor works

Advanced Arms
6.16 to 6.17

Added in Expletive's suit patch and armor upgrade

As always, go download it!

Also, I removed the text based character sheet and incorporated it into the giant zip file.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

New post! Modern magika update!

Magika update!

6.23 to 6.24
Added Magical material armor plates.

That's all.

Yes, seriously.


Saturday, January 11, 2020

Book Push for the new year!

This one is just a few "quick" fixes.

Also added a new thing.

SALT 3 is in the works but I'm waiting for SHOTSHOW to finish/start so I can add a bunch of things from it.

All books were updated, including FIG 1 and 2, so grab em all!

Salt 3 will also contain a hand-selected(Read: things I decided was good) from homebrewers (We have homebrewers, it's fucking insane to me) to make them "official". Expect it sometime in febuary. Still slowly churning away with the Survival horror Module as well!

Things are in the works! Changelog below!


6.32 to 6.33
Changed 5.45x39mm to 4d4+2
Added S&W 3913
Removed 4546TSW(Does not exist)
Added 3906TSW
Added 1046
Added Ruger Wrangler
Added the "Fixed folding stock" which is a bit of a compromise to a true folding stock and a fixed stock
Added Notion of a fixed folding stock to the following feats:
Close Combat Shotgunner
Point Blank Shot
Compact SMG gunner
Changed the following Firearms from folding stock to fixed folding stock
CZ Scorpion EVO 3 SMG
UMP 45
UMP 40
PP-19 Bizon
PP-19 Bizon 2
AK 102
AK 104
FN FAL 50.63
IMI Uzi Carbine
Stoner 63A Carbine
Scar-H CQB
FNC Carbine
Galil MAR(All calibers)
Sig SG 551
Sig SG 552 COmmando
AR 18
Daewoo K2
Scar 17S
Scar 16S
Sig SG 550
Sig SG 556
Imbel IA2 (All calibers)
Scar-H LB
Scar-H TPR
Scar-L LB
Negev NG-7
Galil ARM
Galil SAR
Changed the Sig MPX from integral stock to folding stock
Added more bookmarks to make navigation slightly easier for ammo and gunsmithing
Added Gypsum(Drywall) per inch of thickness/hardness

Added M16A2(Viewer Request, thaks 1337!)

Modern Magika

6.22 to 6.23
Added Spell Pencils, which give more cast at the cost of SP.

Added a new cantrip to concussive

AA was not changed.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Craft made me update the FIGs.

Craft had me push an update to the FIGs due to something going on with defense scores, so they hvae been updated and the file has been updated with the most recent releases for FIGs.

Per craft:

" Boogieman was updated to be able to heal bleed damage at an accelerated rate because they cannot die from bleed but it would take way too long for them to come back while healing from bleed damage. Shadow crawler warrior breed were updated after some testing with them. Natural armor improvement due to creature advancement (i.e. leveling up) was increased to make it provide actual increases to a creature's Defense score. "

Also, I pushed a non-critical update to the core rulebook, fixing some more spelling errors and typos.

So, grab em!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy new Year! I had to fix something.

Happy new year!

I had to make the following change in Core rulebook, as someone pointed out these issues

(Ghost Edit) Changed saboted slugs for light shotshells to 10 per 1 WP
(Ghost Edit) Changed Wax Slugs so that they double range increment penalty

Number didn't change cause this isn't a big enough change, but, books are updated.