Thursday, February 22, 2018

Sword and Planet Adventure

     I have been playing Destiny 2 a bit and it had me thinking how I would translate it into a sword and planet setting for 5E? Which reminds me of the fantastic work that Tim Callahan and company did on the Crawljammer (old link but has info on the various issues)fanzine for DCC! They started with just enough information on the planets to get you excited and slowly expanded from there with six issues in all and a couple standalone adventures. If this seems up your alley you can purchase them here!
My little zine treasure chest full of Crawljammer goodness
     Of course I want to do my own thing, because why check a copy of something awesome when you can get the amazing original. So if I does this it will be with the intent to bring a different spin to it, while giving credit to all those before me. This includes Edgar Rice Burroughs and Clark Ashton Smith. I am looking into running games using virtual table tops to see if any of this works, which of course I will announce new here. So keep an eye out and hopefully you will be entertained or at least find something useful. Take care, folks!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Finally dipping into 5E

     Finally I have relented and will be purchasing the main three books for D&D 5E. I have several friends who are playing, so I might as well take the plunge. My only hesitation was that i already had access to rules sets that accomplished the same thing, Labyrinth Lord for BX play (actually I also have a copy of Rules Cyclopedia) and Dungeon Crawl Classics if I want to go a bit gonzo with my fantasy.

     The final straw was a friend of mine from back in Ohio thought I was already playing it and he hoped I could direct him to web sites and such. I had to break it to him that I could not help, and then I gave in to temptation. Yeah, it doesn't take much, some days. I started with the DMG and it will be another week before I get the next one (PHB) but I am hoping to start finding some good online resources. Anyone have any tips where to look, good blogs maybe?

     The extra cool thing about this is that I should be able to adapt my old school D&D as well as the more recent retro stuff I have acquired. Maybe Dwimmermount or some stuff from Lamentations of the Flame Princess, perhaps? I could reach back to Veiled Society (B6) or The Lost City (B4), just the notion is getting me ahead of myself.

     So yeah, if anyone out there has anything they would like to share, feel free. Later guys!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Future Content

Hey everyone

     Thinking of possible offerings for my Patreon. Ultimately, I would like to take certain npc's and link them, like a little setting. There will be maps, adventure hooks, and more art of course! This would mean that like genres will be brought together, but I would try to cross things over when possible. You know, because magic/time travel. That is all in the future, and if anyone has any suggestions, all input is welcome.
Work in progress for a new banner
     This is just the start of what I hope will be a career. I am working on NPC Diversity, and next I will be setting up a section of my site for taking commissions. I cannot do it without support from you guys, whether it is monetary or with feedback, having a solid following is key. If you are in a position to share my blog, website, patreon, or all three then please go for it.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

I've got my coffee

Here we are, just getting started on this Wednesday. The big move meant a purge of all manner of items I did not need, or could replace. The easy stuff was old posters, notes for games long gone(alright, that last one was a little tough at times) and music/movies. Then there was the books and games. Oh some were easy, as in will I ever play or use this for inspiration. Star Frontiers and Gamma World got donated to a nearby libraries game section. Just stop for a moment, a library had a game section, and it is in active use thanks to the dedication of Jason Paul McCartan of Infinibadger Press. That made it easier to part with those, knowing they would be used by the next generation of gamers. Hmm, I may need to interview Mr McCartan in the near future. Actually, I have started to forget what the rest was, it seemed so long ago. 

So, on to Jacksonville! Apparently known to be a Pathfinder town, which I have nothing against it just puts it in the category of games I would rather play than run. Also, I am not in the market to purchase a new game book, as hard to believe as that sounds. There is a Savage Worlds group here, which gives me hope that I may not be required to do all of the heavy lifting. I might be able to convince folks to try Call of Cthulhu, Cryptworld, Dungeon Crawl Classics, and various retroclones.
My little art studio/closet has most of my game library, and below is my bedside bookcase where I have put my Savage Worlds and Goblinoid Games stuff.
Anyone here, or around Jacksonville just let me know. It would be cool if anyone reading this was local to me. Take care and great gaming

Monday, January 15, 2018

I'm back, baby!

     "Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in." Al Pacino 

          I thought I had given up on this blog when fate changed everything for me. I currently have a web site for my art, and a passion to develop my art and get it out into the world. To have it seen by whomever cares to see it. I was not sure I had time to blog about games. Then came my big move, from Ohio to Florida, and I took a chance on finding a good job down here. Then I made a decision, to give Patreon a try, and last night I launched NPC Diversity!

      The main focus of my Patreon is to get my art out there. So twice a month I will release an npc that I have illustrated, either as a thumbnail portrait or the full depiction. Both will have a description of their character, along with; occupation, age, and which genre(s) the individual would fit best in. The first one will always be suitable for fantasy role-play, the second may be for any genre. I will not be including stats, to avoid being attached to a single rules set, though I may be convinced otherwise. This is just the beginning, and I hope many of you come with me on this adventure. Who knows where we will end up!

Monday, October 31, 2016

They do look like a fetus- penultimate DW sketch!

Here we are, the Zygon!

An amazing monster that only saw one story with Tom Baker then nothing until their amazing reappearance in the fiftieth anniversary story "Day of the Doctor". They even got a second story with Peter Capaldi. A fantastic creation that should have seen more use in classic Who, and had thankfully made the transition to new Who. and yes, it does look a bit like a fetus.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

"It must have been a nasty accident" Doctor Who day 29!

A quick quip from the peerless Pyramids of Mars!

I bring you, mummy!
Of course, their have been other mummies in Doctor Who, most notably the recent Mummy on the Orient Express! so show me what you've got, looking forward to seeing what you do.