Stories are Soul Food podcast turned me on to Terry Pratchett. Reading "Guards! Guards!" I cannot believe it's taken me this long to crack open one of his books. It's hilarious, fun, and it's reignited my love for Bastion. Here are some random tables. Roll a d6 on each to get started on reading. Shipwright … Continue reading Bastion – d6 Shopkeepers and d6 Street Vendors
Shipwright Your players love you. And though I know nothing else about you, that is enough.
The Hobbit A spectrum of table styles with two extremities: crystalized and fluid. Crystalized. The world is set in stone. The GM or an intellectual property has declared its boundaries. Details are made ahead of time like calendars with holidays and festivals, towns with maps and points of interests, major factions with motivations and rosters, … Continue reading Adventure World Chassis
Here's the link! From the blurb: A brand new 'zine featuring cutting edge, curated content for old school role playing games, plus great art and fantasy fiction. This comes from David McGrogan of Noisms Games and the Monsters and Manuals blog. Noisms Games makes innovative, interesting and imaginative material for role playing games, and is … Continue reading In the Hall of the Third Blue Wizard Kickstarter!
Artwork from my young cousin. A style unseen here on the blog! 🙂 Part of watching the contrasted reception of Adventure Hour! and Skorne was learning this lesson: more specific pitches resonate with more people, despite having a smaller scope. Use structured campaigns with a beginning, middle, and end. Have something short and sweet that … Continue reading Delivery Knights Meditation
Here at Dreaming Dragonslayer, we like our dragonslaying stories. From Beowulf to Bard the Bowman and beyond, man has struggled against wyrm in courageous combat. This story of courage comes from my father many years ago. While digging through old records of family memories, I stumbled on this manuscript and the artwork above. I dictated … Continue reading The Lay of Beldar
Spinnin' the ole yarn Big news event: I started a new job yesterday. Like, a "real" job. I now work products project coordinator at a solar company here in Arizona. This means longer work hours for me and solid blocks of time that are very, very structured. This also means I'll be making more money … Continue reading Life Update of March
The cover Skorne is now in-print from Amazon with an all-black matte cover. This project has been quite satisfying for me to revisit. I'm glad for all the buzz and support around this from reviews to discussion to game recommendations I see popping up every once in a while. Cheers!
"These hands! These amazing hands are destined to create undreamt-of wonders, and yet here they're worn to bone and unfulfilling drudgery! What a monstrous injustice! Chris McDowall and I got to talking about Into the Odd and its derivatives on the Bastionland podcast. We got how I got my start writing, my influences, and what … Continue reading Into the Odd Remastered Commentary
Shipwright. Inspired by this post and this quote from Sean McCoy: I feel like almost any game could be made better by taking the monster manual and just writing The before every monster. Let’s combine a few thoughts: 1) Limits on a world are good. Not everyone can be a Jedi, there aren’t a million rings of … Continue reading “The” Checklist Campaign