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In this context, a hack is an alteration of a game. All of these games are based on Lasers & Feelings, which is is a free, one-page game system by John Harper that creates science fiction stories much like campy Star Trek episodes (fan-made character sheet 1, fan-made character sheet 2). Because Lasers & Feelings has a creative commons license, it is legal for others to take the core structure of this game and alter it so that it has a different setting. This page is a list of as many Lasers & Feelings hacks as I could find, organized by genre.

Please let me know if there are other hacks I can add to this list!


Distopian Sci-Fi

Lasers and Treason (original):

Lasers and Treason (updated version):


Star Wars

Senate & Sabers:


Outter Space

Adventures in Space Garbage (about a salvage ship, more complicated than Lasers & Feelings):

Adventures in Space Garbage pdf (same as above, adjusted layout with two columns):

Planets & Dragons (space opera meets the Viking Age):

Quick & Dirty Battle Born (mech warriors in a spaceship):

Starships and Scoundrels (space western inspired by Firefly):

Ultimate Badass (space marines):


Doctor Who

Day of the Doctors:


Post Apocalyptic

Vehicle Riders:

Blood and Chrome:

Witness Me:

Ride Eternal (based on Fury Road):


Grit & Guts:


Create & Devastate (Young adults with Hip Hop magic in a post-apocalyptic, dystopian setting):

Wheels & Walls (political satire using a post-apocalyptic setting):



Clockwork Pace:

Sturdy & Wilde Detective Agency (steampunk Victorian mystery):



Neon and Chrome:

Rockerboys and Vending Machines:



Muppet Babies

Muppet Babies RPG:


Magical Girls

Friendship & Fukus:

Love & Justice (includes friendship dice and a group power mechanic):–Justice



Tactical Waifu (anime girl operators):

Tactical Waifu character sheet (color):

Tactical Waifu character sheet (black and white):



Power and Grace:

Powers and Punches:

Power and Responsibility:

Cape & Bureau (this one makes alterations to the core system):

Super: Brains & Brawn:

Pizza & Heroics (teen superheroes):

Bizarre & Adventure (a few people can use their minds to manifest figures with special powers, music themed):



Tights & Fights (pro wrestling):

Cars & Family (racing game based on The Fast and the Furious):


Animal Characters

Animal Crossing RPG (a town of anthropomorphic animals):

Action Cat (cat action heroes):

Whiskers & Claws (mouse guards at a remote outpost):

Whiskers & Claws character sheet:

The Mice-Men of Mirewald (mouse messengers on the treacherous journey to deliver the mail to a distant outpost, some changes to the system which make it more complicated):

Luchadoratón (mouse wrestlers):

Harts & Minds (you are a psychic, cybernetically–augmented deer with a gun in a post apocalyptic setting):–Minds

One & Thousands (rabbits, based on Watership Down):


Paranormal and Supernatural

Ghostbusters (alters the core system):

Die For You (angsty supernatural drama):

The Original Diaries of the Masquerade of the Bloody Twilight (teenage vampires):

Blood & Wine (vampire):

Doves & Demons (monster slayers):

Reckoning World (monster slayers, based on Hunter the Reckoning):

Saving People/Hunting Things (monster slayers, based on monster-of-the-week shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Supernatural):

Pack of Strays (werewolves):

Tricks & Treats (Halloween themed):


Cosmic Horror (may contain ableism)

Bloodborne (hunters in a nightmare world, uses ten-sided dice):

Teachers and Tentacles (investigation):–Ver-12

Sanity & Sorcery:

Fear & Reason (note that this has an insanity system):

Madness & Desire (a “mashup of Cthulhu horror and the reality TV shows where many single people fight for the love of one person”):



Daredevils & Detectives (“an aerial 1940s noir adventure”):

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (as in the comedic live action + cartoon movie, rules in YouTube video):


Spies and Stealth

Shaken and Stirred:

Agents & Ciphers:

Agents & Ciphers (version with bits of text blacked out, humorous, harder to use):

Guns & Mojo:

Murtle Grr (Tactical Agency Rejection) (a group of applicants “recently rejected from a top-secret military organization” undertake a high-tech stealth mission to prove themselves):



Guns N’ Sharks (recreates shark movie stories, set in an underwater research lab):



Witches of 1941 (witches in WWII):



Parley & Plunder:


Courtroom Drama

Facts & Innuendos (this one has alterations to core game system):


Political Drama

Politics and Policy:


Wild West (may contain racism)

Quickdraws & Longshots:

Deputies & Desperados:–Desperados

Guns & Guile:–Guile–A-Lasers–Feelings-Western-Hack

Grit & Slick (the weird west):


Miscellaneous TV Shows and Movies

Lost (rules in YouTube video, start around 13min in):


Historical World Settings (may contain racism)

Poisons & Perfumes (Middle East):

The Little Dance – Yin & Yang (China):

DAISHO (Japan, based on The Legend of the Five Rings Role-Playing Game):

Honor & Oni (Japanese Samurai):–Oni?term=honor+and+oni&test_epoch=0

Glory and Gold (the Roman Empire):


Legends and Mythology

Wits & Chivalry (Knights of the Round Table):

Wits & Chivalry character sheet:

The Fading Flame:

The City of Ys Returns (investigating the island city of Ys has has just risen from the ocean):

Guns and Glamour (a western type story in a Celtic mythology setting):



Sins & Virtues (pilgrims traveling through the desert to a holy site):

Halo & Hellfire:


Wizard School

Magic & Mischief (original):

Magic & Mischief (updated):–Mischief

Magic & Muggle Stuff:


High Fantasy

World of Warcraft mimic:

World & Warcraft:

Dungeons & Dragons mimic:

Scrolls & Swords:

Scrolls & Swords character sheet:

Muscles & Miracles:

Caverns & Kobolds (contains alterations to core system):

Dungeons with Dragons:–A-Lasers–Feelings-hack

Similar to Dungeons & Dragons with a change:

Sorcerers & Sellswords (here the setting is a bit different):

Tires and Tribulations (Dungeons and Dragons tropes go fight monsters in the desert at night using monster trucks, many additions to the game rules):


Danes and Dragons (humans and their dragons, seems like some alterations were made to the core mechanic):

Danes and Dragons character sheet:

Mage & Mundane (altered rules, magic focused):

Steel & Silver (based on The Witcher Series):


Contemporary Humor & Satire

Logic & Bravery (Internet trolls):!BsgzjaBA!0HOSiFPAnal_zktDlxVeVg_ipUgVqJl1THM7-6NcxmY

Logic & Bravery character card:

Pisskids and Ratbags (based on The Bachelorette reality TV show):

Tools & Coconuts (stranded on a tropical island):

Hackers & Hustlers: A Silicon Valley (Mis)adventure (high tech farce in a San Francisco startup):

Truth & Daring (6th graders in the 1980s):

Truth & Daring character sheet:

The Fight Before Christmas:


Core Game Systems

A Good Day to Die: This is an altered version of Lasers and Feelings, not a genre. “Use AGDTD to play games that are brutal and don’t require a whole lot of crunch to work well. Cyberpunk, horror, sword and sorcery, gothic fantasy, etc. all work great with AGDTD”:

{{Blanks}} & [[Spaces]] (For those who want to make their own hack, this is a version with blanks ready to fill in):

{{Blanks}} & [[Spaces]] (temporary link while Josh T Jordan’s website is down):


Sources I used in assembling this list


Broken Links

These links are currently broken. I am working on tracking down alternative links to these games, but have not yet had success. Please let me know if you have any information on these games.

Dungeons & Dragons:

32 Responses to “Lasers and Feelings Hacks”

  1. Abby says:

    Luchadoraton caught my eye (how weird and fun!), as well as Harts and Minds and Danes & Dragons. Thanks for this, can’t wait to bring them to my RPG group.

    • FayOnyx says:

      I am so excited that you are finding this page useful! <3

      This was something I created because I need it. There are a few lists of Lasers & Feelings Hacks out there, but none of them are easy to use (they are either discussions in forums or long lists with no information on the content of the game). I am hoping to play some of these in my Unfamiliar Heroes Podcast Series, and I wanted to have a list I could show to participants to help them quickly find games they were excited about trying.

  2. Adam says:

    Is there a mirror for grit & slick? Link is broken. Thanks!

  3. dsrtrosy says:

    I just finished a L&F hack, but no idea where to host it. Suggestions?

  4. Joe says:

    The link to Pizza & Heroic is broken you can get from Google drive here:

  5. […] I’ve posted this on Twitter and on Tumblr, so why not here? While I’m plugging away at my own larger RPG project, the fine folks at Tempting Fate on Saving Throw Show inspired me to put together a hack of John Harper’s one page RPG Lasers & Feelings. If you aren’t familiar, it’s a game inspired by The Doubleclicks’ song of the same name, where your character is a member of a starship crew that leans more towards lasers (science, cold rationality, precise action) or feelings (intuition, diplomacy, passionate action). Since the system’s so simple it’s got a gang of hacks that people have made for different settings. […]

  6. Sherard Maine says:

    Hey all, thanks for the work you’ve all done compiling this

    I’m trying to figure out which (of the many, many options above) to use if I were to run a Disney themed adventure for my daughters – Sleeping Beauty, Tangled, Snow White, Frozen, Mulan, Brave, Cindarella should all be doable – I figured it would have to be called “Wear a Dress and have an Animal Sidekick”, so maybe hack Danes with Dragons?

    There would surely be room for such a hack even in a crowded field like this one – which would you start with?

    • FayOnyx says:

      It is super awesome that you are making a hack to play with your daughters!
      I think there is a lot of room for more hacks that are children friendly, especially ones for girls.

      Danes and Dragons has a lot of extra stuff in it, so it might not be the easiest one to start with. If I was making a Disney themed hack, I’d start by looking at one designed for gameplay that would most closely fit my desired theme. The magical girls games would be worth looking at. You might also want to look at games aimed at kids or that are kid themed, such as Animal Crossing, Muppet Babies, Tricks & Treats, and the teen superhero games. Also, as a reminder, at the very bottom of the list is {{Blanks}} & [[Spaces]], which is a form ready for you to fill in.

      In thinking about the core theme of the game, it can be helpful to think about the two key traits that the characters will be using. Maybe something like “Courage and Magic?” I think that would work especially well for something like Frozen. Or “Heart and Magic?” Or maybe “Courage and Love?”
      Or “Love and Daring?”

  7. […] If you like it, you can find a long list of other Lasers & Feelings hacks here. […]

  8. I just cranked out a quick and dirty political satire post-apocalyptic hack:

    Thanks for maintaining this list!

    • FayOnyx says:

      Thanks for giving me the link! I’ve got it up in the post-apocalyptic section (a tricky one to categorize, as it fits in two categories).

  9. May I offer up my own Lasers and Feelings hack?

    “The Mice-Men of Mirewald” mashes up L&F with Mouse Guard (and ends up pretty close to the premise of Luchadoraton). It diverges more from L&F than many other hacks I’ve read and ends up being more complicated as it tries to incorporate some Mouse Guard tech, but I think it’s L&F ancestry is still evident.

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  15. Roberto Bisceglie says:

    Too bad, some links are broken…
    I was searching for “dungeon & dragons” and {{Blanks}} & [[Spaces]]
    Has somebody saved a copy of them?

    • FayOnyx says:

      I was able to contact Josh T Jordan to get a temporary link to Blanks & Spaces while his website is down and have updated the list with it.
      Unfortunately, there don’t seem to be other references or links to Dungeons & Dragons. I suspect there may have been a copyright infringement issue with the title there.

  16. […] the persona classes, the stats, and the doable eventualities. The weblog Writing Alchemy has composed over forty of these hacks [UPDATE2/28/2019:Iftheplacementisdownusethis Wayback Machine link], […]

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  18. Here’s my paranormal Lasers & Feelings hack:

    Saving People / Hunting Things

    (Based on Buffy, Angel, and Supernatural)

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