Thursday, May 25, 2017

Should be coming along any day now...

I'm having a ton of fun playing around with Light City.  My geek-out time is extremely limited right now, so it's great to have something to focus me.

And since that means I'm decidedly NOT focusing on any worthwhile blogging at the moment, I figured I'd go ahead and post the cover of what I hope to have available very soon...


Hopefully the length of time it's taking me to assemble something as simple as a Swords & Wizardry Light character class will pay off in quality...but I guess we'll see...!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Some Nephilim for your Halls

Odds are that if you check in on my blog, you're already aware of this, but I wanted to point out that Justin Isaac of Halls of the Nephilim has just put out a great little supplement for Swords & Wizardry focusing on...well, the Nephilim...


It's four pages of material (plus cover and OGL) well worth the $0.99 price tag.  You get the Nephil as a racial class, four different types of Nephilim as monsters, and some magic items...along with a very interesting racial background that, honestly, could probably be accepted by some theologians who seriously ponder the origins of these giants.  This is clearly a lovingly crafted work, which I guess is what you'd expect from a dude who calls his blog Halls of the Nephilim...!

You can find it on RPGNow right here...and should find use for it in a traditional fantasy game as well as in adventures inspired by the Nephilim.

Heck, maybe you could even (as suggested by Tim Brannan) take some inpiration from Ken Ham himself and have a little campaign based on the world as some believe it was...


Looks like fun to me...!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Light City - Superheroics for Swords & Wizardry Light

Here's a new little experiment I'm hoping to run with...working with supers in the Swords & Wizardry Light framework, one tiny publication at a time...


The first "issue" of Light City is the Brawler class, for street-level heroes that do the hard work with their fists (like our friend the Flame, above!).

It's free over at RPGNow.  Click here to check it out; I'd love to know what you think of it!

Thanks to my blogging bro Justin for his revision advice here.  Hopefully something else will roll out in the Light City series before too long...!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Dungeonstack A to Z: Zombie Mob

And finally, we come to Zed.  Really, what else could I include here?  I'm building a dungeon, after all...


I'm not completely sold that this should be a Monster card as opposed to an Event that just has you put some Zombies into play; this one may switch soon.

And with that...wow...we complete the alphabet and the challenge!  A very big "thank you" to anyone and everyone who has stopped by this month.  I hope you've gotten at least some mild entertainment...and if you've happened to enjoy it, please stay tuned, as I think I'll be following up on this project quite a bit in the coming weeks...!

(Oh!  And please let me take this chance to point out one blog that I failed to highlight with a "tribute card" this month, but that I'll hopefully target as I expand the game a bit more.  Celia over at WordWacker had a very simple but cool theme for the month...a geeky haiku riddle for each letter.  WordWacker is another blog that I discovered through the A to Z this year, and I've enjoyed stopping by to check out the riddles.

Also, I'm actually scheduling this post ahead of time...quite out of character, I know...and I'm kind of hoping Celia will go with Zombie for Z so this can almost-sort-of-coincidentally-but-not-really count as a shout-out in card form...!)

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Dungeonstack A to Z: Young Minotaur

I think I'm going to finish up the A to Z challenge with a couple of final monsters that can be used as simple, basic villains for the Dungeonstack.  Like this fellow...


I like having this guy (multiples, almost undoubtedly) as a throwback to the "basic" monster I used in one of my earlier experiments with card-based dungeoneering:


And so, tomorrow we close out the alphabet.  See you then!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Dungeonstack A to Z: Xenos the Wanderer

The good thing about having a topic like mine for the A to Z blogging challenge is that when you hit a tough letter like X, you can just make up a name for a character.

So...here's the last of the "basic" classes to be used as a Hero in the Dungeonstack, the rogue Xenos:


(Skills in Dungeonstack will be handled via Xd6-roll-under...ranks in a skill subtract dice from the roll.  A simple application of this can be seen on the card Locked!  For more info on the class structures I used to build these Heroes, you may want to look over my alternate...and somewhat simplified...classes for Swords & Wizardry Light.)

Wow...just two days to go now!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dungeonstack A to Z: Witch of the Otherside

With hardly any time to spare...I am momentarily caught up once again in the A to Z challenge with this entry for "W"...


On this one:

That name...I'm thinking of the Otherside as some version of the Celtic Otherworld...which, of course, has some analogues in other belief systems...

Although just about anyone who spends enough time online to come across my little blog will probably recognize that this card is a nod to the RPG blogosphere stalwart that is The Other Side.  +Timothy Brannan does some awesome work over there, giving great snippets of D&D history while consistently bringing something new to the game (one of his favorite muses: witches!).  Oh, and he seems like a nice guy to boot.  Tim isn't doing the A to Z this year, but he's tackled it multiple times in the past (along with being part of the crew that keeps the challenge rolling).  So, overall, a tip of the hat from this blogger...and you should check him out sometime...!

Oh!  And I very rudely left this out in the tired state I posted in last night...big thanks to Justin of Halls of the Nephilim for his advice on a "witchy" ability that would be simple enough to fit onto a card.  It's awesome having this online community as a think tank!