I don't really have any artistic skills, so I'm mostly just saving art from the internet and using it wherever I can. Since I'm not drawing any of this stuff (and I don't particularly want to use the default tilesets or character art or whatever) it means that I have to take a couple of measures to try and maximize what I do have.
Stonehell: I prepared Chill Script today
Picking up where we left off last time, the party was recovering in the area Without Doors hanging out with some berserkers, drinking and singing their time away. Matthias shares some magnet rocks with them in thanks, and then the party continues on. “I prepared Chill Script today” he read ...read more
A Gen Con-Sized Thank You from ConTessa and the Editor
We wanted to take a moment after Gen Con to say the only two words that can come to our brains right now: Thank you. Seriously, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much. This was our biggest ConTessa yet and we literally couldn’t have done it ...read more
You Don't Know Jackal
Break free from the grasp of a powerful psychic being whose palace in the heart of the desert is held together by illusions and force of will. Unearth the mystery of the palace, or set its minions against each other to escape your servitude to a dying queen. You Don ...read more
In Other News...
It's shortly after midnight (12:05am, my time) and though I spent the day lifting and carrying 1000 pounds of paving stones (and 300 pounds of sand) I am watchingread more
Congratulations to the Indie Groundbreaker Awards winners for 2017!
The winners have been announced! With my game, A Single Moment, as a runner-up! With my friend Josh Jordan's Short Film as a runner-up! I'm very thankful and happy to know A Single Moment was recognized and to be frank, it is a honor to lose to Masks ...read more
Hunt for the Oni
Upon breaking through a heavy fog, the PCs find themselves in a small hamlet with fourteen homes. A man named Fartoas stops them and tells them that they shouldn’t be here. Two people have disappeared and the denizens are convinced that there is an Oni hiding among them. The ...read more
+Paul Stefko has started producing a series of podcasts/vlogs called "Core Mechanics". The episodes are quick, simple, and provide a basic overview of fundamental systems in a range of games. At the time of writing, he's got five of these episodes available and I can't wait to ...read more
Hollandspiele Sale – Celebrating One Year!
The awesome folks over at Hollandspiele are having a sale starting on 16 August and will run for one week to celebrate their one year anniversary. It’s hard to believe that a company that has only been in business for one year has already published seventeen games in that ...read more
GM Inspiration: Scary coin trap
What a fascinating trap! This dangerous coin trap was put together by Roman Booteen. He’s had lots of offers to buy it. I think a discovery like this is a good way to keep player characters distracted for a while. The snapping teeth don’t have to be all ...read more
“Up, down, left, left, down, right… or was there an up in there?” “Don’t tell me you’re lost. What’s the point of this anyway. You said there was a treasure in here. Can’t be much of one; I can barely …read more
Sundered Lands 37
Fortis considers the potential need to track Rowyn Kellani later and investigates her bed and furniture for hair and skin samples to aid in Seeker spells. Valinya has slipped under the door at the end of the secret hallway but then reappears explaining that it is too dark to see ...read more
Today is the First Day
Today is the first day of school for my son. He's five and every day this summer he has asked me if tomorrow is the day he'll go to Kindergarten.
Today is that day.
I've taken off work so that I can be there with him and ...read more
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