Split the black sea. Shipwright. Every book is a sourcebook. Read books more than rulebooks. Learn, grow, and contribute. Negotiation "Never Split the Difference" is a book about getting what you want in an agreeable, harmonious manner. It was written by a man who settled hostage negotiations for the FBI. The title comes from these … Continue reading Never Split the Difference
Shipwright It feels nice to be understood. My filmmaker buddy Matt said that he was always surprised and glad when someone after seeing a film of his would tell him something they picked up on. It could really be anything. "They got it!" And it's not that his films are obscure or obtuse, but that … Continue reading To be understood
Shipwright Your players love you. And though I know nothing else about you, that is enough.
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!
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzERUKZD0H0 Chris McDowall was gracious enough to do a readthrough of Skorne (find it here on itch.io). Check out his written thoughts about diceless play here, with promise of more on the way. Neat stuff, neat design space, happy to see where the limits are!
Crispy! Adventure Hour! has been featured through its many iterations on the blog, its development over many months documented and commented upon. But now, it is here! To be held! And swaddled and brought to life at the table! It's the concentration of many ideas written about here. The tools to solve many system and … Continue reading Adventure Hour! – You can now hold it in your hands!!