Hudspeth Games

Hi, I’m Quentin Hudspeth.
I’m a gamer — board games, card games, roleplaying games, and video games.
I’m also a designer of board and card games and tabletop RPGs, and here you’ll find an exploration of my work in those areas.


Recent Posts

  • Morgenstern Relocated
    Well, folks — just as I started to get my feet back under me for these weekly spell revisits, the music changed. I’m still cuttin’ a rug, but my solo tap dance has become a line dance. Morgenstern is being… Continue Reading…
  • Morgenstern Revisited: Concussive Fireball & Deteriorate
    For our return to the Morgenstern Revisited posts, I present two more spells that were inspired by twisting their standard cousins in a new direction, concussive fireball and deteriorate, from Morgenstern’s Spellbook. Fiery Boom Concussive Fireball was Morgenstern’s attempt to… Continue Reading…
  • Sexton: A D&D 5e Background
    For our return to regular posting, I’d like to share the Sexton D&D background I created for a character in a horror-leaning 5e campaign I’ve been running. This character was initiated into the barbarian class when they were forced to… Continue Reading…
  • A Return to Regular Posting
    Hi There! As you’ve probably noticed, I suddenly stopped posting a few months ago. Honestly, I can’t recall right now just what interrupted my posting schedule. But during the pause, I put more things on my plate. Long story short,… Continue Reading…
  • Morgenstern Revisited: Brevard’s Opalescent Tentacles & Chilling Fog
    Let’s talk spells. Today I want to introduce you to Brevard’s opalescent tentacles and chilling fog from Morgenstern’s Spellbook. Why So Pushy? Brevard was one of Rasmus Morgenstern’s few… friends may be too strong a word. Trusted and respected colleague,… Continue Reading…
  • On Dryad Reproduction
    A couple of weeks ago, I posted a class description for the Fell Sylvanus inspired by Valent Games’s defunct Permafrost setting. When I was working on that class, I thought a lot about the dryads in D&D. For obvious reasons…. Continue Reading…

Selected Projects

The Morgenstern Family Papers

The Morgenstern Family Papers is a collection of spells for Dungeons & Dragons 3.5e released in two parts as Morgenstern’s Spellbook (2010) and Resnet’s Spellbook (2011). Rasmus Morgenstern, Wizard extraordinaire, was fond of riffing on the effects of existing spells,… Continue Reading…

Playing the Market

Playing the Market is a system-independent supplement for any RPG with a market system where characters can go shopping for gear. Rules are provided for both fantasy and modern/future settings. The basic mechanic for Playing the Market is for the… Continue Reading…

Caltrops

Caltrops is a small system-independent supplement for fantasy themed RPGs. The warrior goblins of Tufartu Reach live austere lives. Their days swing from the abject boredom of the military camp to the glorious horror of battle. To pass the time… Continue Reading…

Uncivil Engineering

A Game of Constructive Interference Play as rival construction firms working fora mad land developer who wants severalmidrise buildings constructed NOW, thankyou very much — regardless of what goes inthem… or doesn’t. Claim your stake in the buildings. Fight for… Continue Reading…

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Star Rise

An Original Space Opera RPG Star Rise balances Combat, Exploration, Investigation, and Social Interaction Star Rise is set in current metropolitan America and myriad locations in the Galaxy during the early days of conflict escalation between the Galactic Union and the Thalock Protectorate. In… Continue Reading…