Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Place Between Places

I posted my 50th micro-adventure, The Place Between Places, on my patreon last night. I always offer the PDFs for free. My patreons at the appropriate levels get physical copies each month.

The physical copy is a zine with artwork from +William McAusland (who drew that gorgeous cover) and +Jeremy Mohler of Outland Entertainment.  A quick endorsement for these two, any publisher looking for quality stock art should go to RPGNow and grab a collection of their work.  It makes a simple adventure look epic!

The Place Between Places is a quick jaunt into an underground complex.  It has several little hooks that can lead the party into further adventures or into some interesting role-playing sessions.

This is a shot of a the cover and some of the pages within.  It is all black and white, eight pages, one page is used for credits and a cardstock cover.  I like the way it turned out.  At one point I added a short random encounter section, but I took it out because I felt the dungeon was too small for much randomness.

Please head on over to my Patreon and grab the free PDF and check it out.  Prepping for the adventure might take you 5 minutes, ten if you are blind in one eye.  And feel free to check out the other adventures.  If you like what you see then consider joining my Patreon.  Tossing in a $1 for a tip is appreciated, if you'd like the zine itself check out the reward levels and pledge.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Dungeon Fantasy that Echoes Vancian Magic

There has been this thing, this Dungeon Fantasy Kickstarter going around lately. You may have heard of it?  Well Steve Jackson Games has been releasing supplements of Dungeon Fantasy for years and every volume has been excellent. The latest, Incantation Magic, was written by +Christopher R. Rice and Antoni Ten Monros.  Chris writes the Ravens n' Pennies blog.  

Dungeon Fantasy 19 Incantation Magic captures the essence for the Vancian magic system and allows you to use it within the GURPS system.  Another optional magic system you can use in your game.  Which I like personally.  To give a different slant on magic from culture to culture.

Dungeon Fantasy 19 Incantation Magic is available in PDF for $7.99.  

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

New Map Part 2

Another map from the weekend.  This one is more old school.  Without the sissy blue.  Rooms, ninety degree corridors and doors.  Nothing fancy, added a little texture to the floors.  

Now to add do-dads, critters and shinies.  

Monday, September 5, 2016

New Map

A newish map.  I had it mostly done for a while and finally got around to finishing it.  Actually this is one of three I finished.  Here's one, I'll post the other maps later.  Milk them for more posts.  See how I am?

Not sure what the story/adventure is yet.  I'll work on it this week.  Which means I'll work on something completely different.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Waiting for the Worms

I wanted to thank all the folks who responded to my Resurrection post.  I received great input and ideas.  

This Saturday I find myself avoiding mowing the yard by organizing my office and getting my latest micro-adventure Waiting for the Worms laminated and ready to mail to my patrons.  

Waiting for the Worms is a situation adventure.  Party comes into the area and hears about the bad stuff from Little Gerry or happens to travel nearby.  Or those GMs of fortitude and foresight can blend it into a familiar village the party has some connection with.  

The cause of the sinkhole is a new critter I created, the web worm.  A large worm creature that spews sticky webbing to trap its prey.  The villagers inside the two houses are going to make fine fare for the soon to be born web worms.  nom nom

This adventure was one of those rare occasions where I wrote the adventure then drew the map.  With my computer problems last month it stifled my ability to produce content.  I sketch out a few simple encounter adventures.  

Oh, and thank you Pink Floyd for the title.  

My micro-adventures/locations are on my Patreon for anyone to grab a PDF copy.  If you like them consider throwing in a tip in the jar.  Some of the patrons I have get print copies.  Waiting for the Worms is on a 4" x 6" notecards that I laminate.  Some of them are on laminated half sheets or zine-style.  There are currently 64 adventures/location available on my Patreon.  They're fun, quick adventures that take 5 minutes to prep for a game. 

Enjoy folks.  To my patrons I'll ship out your copy after the holiday.