Matt Kay

3 Skulls Pub

Writer, Designer, Streamer, Podcaster
for tabletop roleplaying games


3 Skulls Tavern

A YouTube channel devoted to tabletop roleplaying games and focused on the games (and engine) from Free League Publishing.

Featuring solo content, actual play campaigns, interviews, dev diaries, discussions, and more.

Year Zero Mini

A rules-light framework for playing RPGs in any setting using the Year Zero Engine.

Uses the award-winning Tales From the Loop as its core.

There are a number of upcoming "spins" in the works: zombie apocalypse, post-apocalyptic scrap-mechs, neo-cyberpunk, gritty steampunk, plus hacks of WFRP, Star Wars, and Mausritter.

Buy it now at DriveThruRPG!

Cover art & illustrations by Harry Boddice


An upcoming folk horror campaign setting in a mythical 15th Century H.R.E. (modern day Germany) where PCs are peasants in an isolated village.

Solo-friendly and system-neutral.

Check out the village creator here for a sneak peek at what is to come!

Current progress: 50%
Target Beta Release: 2022

Art by Harry Boddice


A setting for Forbidden Lands set in an alternate early Middle Ages Jorvik (Yorkshire), where the Vikings completely conquered Britain with the help of creatures out of Norse mythology.

Play takes place shortly after the Black Death plague sweeps through Nordveldi (the Norse-ruled British Isles) and so has a similar post-apocalyptic feel to FBL.

Current progress: 30%
Target Beta Release: 2023

Art by Christopher Spence

Art by Christopher Spence
Art by Katharina Niko


An upcoming game about genetically-enhanced mice in a post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland who act as traders, messengers, and rangers as they wander the dangerous lands between settlements.

If you imagine an unholy mix of:
-- Mad Max
-- The Postman
-- Planet of the Apes
-- Mouse Guard
you'd not be far off the mark!

Current progress: 10%
Target Beta Release: TBC

Art by Katharina Niko

Year Zero Nano

An even lighter hack of Year Zero Mini.

FKR-inspired ("play worlds, not rules") with characters made up of a handful of descriptors.

Get it now at!


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