City takeover

The other day, I ended up having a scroll through some old blog posts and one caught my eye that I'd completely forgotten about. Since I've written that post, new novels about that hinted-at history have begun rolling out, but I'm ignoring those until I get my hands on a copy!   Anyway, the point … Continue reading City takeover

Worlds of the Ginnungagap

Sköll - The star at the center of the system. Having knocked out system-wide communication on more than one occasion due to large solar flares, the word became a synonym for 'treachery', due to being both a life-giver and life-stealer. Midgard - Now home to all races, this world was once the sole domain of men, excepting … Continue reading Worlds of the Ginnungagap

A is for: Arcanists

After years of quiet and careful study, Arcanists are able to manipulate magikal energy. Focusing upon the study of rituals and ancient, half-understood techniques, each Arcanist is eventually able to tap into the raw power of one of the two purest elements known - Light and Dark. Only the most legendary Arcanists has ever been … Continue reading A is for: Arcanists

International Tabletop Day!

I've yet to actually sit down and play games on an International Tabletop Day. Usually I get pretty close, and play the day after, or at least the same week. My regular D&D game is tomorrow, and we're going to play for the first time in about three weeks, even though we're down a player … Continue reading International Tabletop Day!

Three month gap

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

Magic in the Old Crown: A quick overview of how it fits together

Here are a quick few thoughts on how magic is now working in the setting. I'm not throwing rules in with this yet, as I'm still working some of them out. This is more for flavour. First, a word on elements of magic/nature. The forces of elemental magic at work in the Old Crown, and … Continue reading Magic in the Old Crown: A quick overview of how it fits together

Writing 101, Day Two: Setting description

The rain tumbled down from the dark grey clouds, lightning flashing and thunder rolling. It poured from the eaves of the buildings in Queenstown, and poured from the thatched rooves as it did the beards and cowls of the people forced to walk the streets. On days like today, when the sun barely lightened the … Continue reading Writing 101, Day Two: Setting description

Writing 101, Day One: 20 minutes of freewriting

His eye jolted open at the sound of a distant screaming. His arms and legs were cold, his clothes and hair stuck to him with water. Saltwater and gritty sand covered his lips. He didn't know where he was. Razir had fallen asleep in his room at the inn, exhausted, fresh into port. He didn't … Continue reading Writing 101, Day One: 20 minutes of freewriting

Missing due to emigration

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

Inquisitorial backtracking

A few years ago, I wrote a little piece for a creative writing class about a guy being led astray by his best friend. He was, however, led towards the open arms of a succubus, and only saved when the 'weird guy' who dropped out of high school turned up and arrested the succubus and … Continue reading Inquisitorial backtracking