So it's been almost three months since my last blog post. I'm really terrible at keeping these things going sometimes. I am resolving to kick this back into gear though. So, what's going on? Playing through the Lost Mines of Phandelvar adventure for D&D 5E with my usual group. And I'm PLAYING, not DMing, which … Continue reading Three month gap
I've been pretty quiet for a while. I had a series of posts planned out, but then when one didn't post and I lost it, I got a little behind schedule. I'm going to try and catch up in the next few days, so I can start the new year on a high! Speaking of … Continue reading Cortex Plus Old Crown pt. 1
I've been out of the loop for a while. Terrible I know, but I was a bit busy emigrating to Ireland.I'm still technically without internet, but I can obviously borrow it occasionally. So, what's going on with me recently?It looks like someone out there keeps checking back on this page every few days. That, or … Continue reading Missing due to emigration
OK, I've been dark for a month, so about time I picked this up again really.I've been a little preoccupied with other things: a job in a nightclub, my godfather's civil ceremony, a whole heap of trimming my life down a bit and finding the stuff I need to do and when. Etc etc.My fantasy … Continue reading What happened in November?
I've taken my time in actually reading them, but Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen series and Ian C. Esslemont's Tales of the Malazan Empire are a great series of books.I'm not finished with Erikson's 10 novel saga, or with Esslemont's 5 novels (the fifth due out in November), but I really enjoy their … Continue reading Adapting the Malazan World
The other day, I had a brief conversation with a friend working on some noble families for a fantasy setting.Whilst she had been looking at developing them with the Song of Ice and Fire RPG, she mentioned using my rules to play the actual game.However.I think there's plenty of scope in there to adapt the … Continue reading Additional Rules for Noble Houses
So here's a little overview of what's currently bubbling in my head:A game set in a world where the Roswell Incident was the site of Earth's first extraterrestrial encounter, not a crash. Ship landed, aliens surveyed and encountered locals, contacted mothership and decided to stay. It is now the 70s or 80s (or now, not … Continue reading More ideas clamouring for attention
I thought today, since I've been thinking about it for a while, I'd do a quick design breakdown of the DiceBenedict system that I've been toying with. Specifically, where I stole a bunch of ideas from.So originally it spawned from the idea of a system built using only d12s, but after looking at how the … Continue reading A quick design breakdown
Well, since I haven't managed to post anything here since January, and since ignoring those two short posts, since October, I suppose it's only right I update here again.Especially since I've run another bit of a playtest, this time with a new rules system that I've been working on. One which emphasises the roleplaying aspect … Continue reading Kingsmead update and a new system!
Following from my previous ramblings about a d12-based system, I've now formed what seems to be a serviceable system that can use several different dice, d12s included.If you're not already following me on Google+, then you might have missed the posting showing off those rules. I'd obviously appreciate any feedback.I managed to run using most of … Continue reading Unnamed System ready for review