The Local Area: Casters & Castles

Matt Colville, over at MCDM, just released a new video that includes a fantastic resource for getting started with your own campaign. It's a form fillable PDF covered in questions that, when answered, will result in a local area that can support adventure for the foreseeable future. This idea--that you don't need a cosmology, a … Continue reading The Local Area: Casters & Castles

Coming Soon™: Worldbuilding Streams

Seems like every time I dust off the website and post something, I open with "Things have been busy," but the alternatives are retirement or death. I'm not prepared for retirement, so being busy beats the remaining alternative. Anyways, hello everyone! I've wanted to get back to creative exploits, but with the 2019 Overwatch League … Continue reading Coming Soon™: Worldbuilding Streams

Briefing from the Security Council

The following post was made to the Gnome Family Security Council on November 17th, 2016. Since that date, no successful attacks have been carried out on Gnome Soil, though conflicts with the feline anarcho-facist front continue to this day. Gentlefolk of the security council, this emergency meeting is called to address the incident that occurred … Continue reading Briefing from the Security Council

Fangstrum 2.0 — An Invitation

So since my last post, I've: Lost my job Got a gig working for Tespa as an Overwatch Observer for TCS Fall 2017 Got a gig working for freaking Blizzard as an Instant Replay Operator for the freaking Overwatch League Some other stuff I can't remember because oh my god I work for the freaking Overwatch league Between the … Continue reading Fangstrum 2.0 — An Invitation

Spells 4/?: Vance’s Revenge

Blogs with far more tenure than mine have discussed the legacy of Jack Vance and the Dying Earth series. If Ol' Gary Gygax had been reading something else when he was dreaming up Dungeons & Dragons, we'd have something different. There's nothing stopping you from giving Vancian Magic the boot and swapping to spell points (there's even … Continue reading Spells 4/?: Vance’s Revenge

Let’s Talk About Spells Baby (1/?)

So after my twitter conversation with Doragon Kishu on twitter, I've been thinking a great deal about magic. Not much more than usual, I'll admit, but enough to set something to writing for once. The discussion focused on the language of magic--namely, why don't mages have their own language along the lines of Common, Elven, Orcish, … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Spells Baby (1/?)