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Dungeon Font Examples

For those who are wondering what can be done with my dungeon creation font, here's a few samples...one using just the core font, and one each using a single expansion with the core font. 
Core Set

+Expansion 1



+Expansion 2


+Expansion 3


I'm having trouble uploading these to G+, that's why I've done another blog post.

There's still plenty more font work to explore in this area, and I'm gradually working my way through producing ranges of different glyphs and compiling them into fonts.

If anyone else has examples of [...]

SHTFriday: Neverwet (a Palette Product Review)

So, you know that magical "NeverWet" substance that you can spray on iPhones so they work underwater?  And you can spray on your shoes and t-shirts so that mustard and other things just slides right off without staining?

Yeah... it has some serious drawbacks.  Namely it discolors fabric, gives it a tacky surface, and rubs off too easily.




Friday in Freeport - On the Horizon

It's so close. I received an email from Green Ronin today and this is what caught my eye: "Freeport: The City of Adventure for the Pathfinder RPGhas made it through the troubled West Coast ports and is on its way to our fulfillment company. If you backed it on Kickstarter or have pre-ordered it, then soon it will be in your hands! You might want to put on a back brace first--this is our

Scarf of the Danse

S is for: Scarf of the Danse

Found among the detritus of a goblin's pantry, what appears to be a filthy, silken rag, with a few tarnished coins stitched into its hem becomes much more upon a cleaning...

The peripatetic dancer-thief priestesses of Izenda moved among the courts of the Old Kingdom, occupying themselves with intrigues, the filching of valuables, and malicious trickery.

Beautiful and mysterious (aren't they all?) the dancers were adept thieves who amplified their already-impressive skills and coercions through the enchantments of their dancing-scarves.

The scarves allowed them to beguile their victims, as well [...]

The Evil GM - Breaking news for Far Away Land RPG Fans. Creature Cards will be for sale!


Today I was given some interesting news from the creator of the Far Away Land rpg,( +Far Away Land RPG ) Dirk.
He let me know the Creature Cards from the KickStarter he held in March 2014, will be released this month so all folks can purchase and enjoy them for their own home games!
Now that is great news as I know quite a few people have been interested in picking those up for their own their own collecting purposes.
No price has been determined at this point, but please do keep checking on this blog as more news breaks.

FreeMap Friday

“Glimmertomb”

As an homage to Dyson’s Delves (which served as inspiration for this project), maps will be filed under the category, “Dither’s Delves.”

Here is this week’s free RM map, “Glimmertomb.”

This dungeon is actually named for some of the monsters which appear in it. I think it’s got a “mysterious death” ring to it.

You’ll need to change the file name to place it in your RPG Maker VX Ace project, to whatever the next unused map number you have in your Data folder.

In some cases it make work better to create a new blank map, changing this file name to match, and [...]

[video] RPG Review - Naramel Martial Supplement

Reviewing the Naramel Martial Supplement for Jadepunk: http://youtu.be/6hBQCDIaGL4




"United We Roll" D&D Shirt Available At Teespring

Whether your Dungeons & Dragons tastes run toward D&D, AD&D, 2e, 3/3.5e, 4e, or 5e, this t-shirt from Teespring has you covered. Can't see the awesomeness in the image above? Here, try this enlarged version (excuse the aliasing): Old school, new school... Regardless of your favorite edition, this shirt proclaims Dungeons & Dragons is loved by all gamers. "United We Roll!" Act fact if you

The Pathfinder Chronicles: Master of the Fallen Fortress, Part One

Art by Tyler WalpoleOur Band of Adventurers
  • Strider, a Kellid Ranger hailing from the rural nation of Nirmathas. He is a quiet individual, dealing death with his twin blades. 
  • Morrigan, a Half-Orc Witch born in the Hold of Belkzen. She has made a pact with a mysterious entity and wishes to learn more about it. 
  • Nonali, a Gnome Bard from the strange land of Numeria. She has a hunger for knowledge, wanting to know everything about everything. 
  • Pix, a Tiefling Alchemist of Varisian descent. He wishes to travel the lands of the Inner Sea, making a name for himself as a potion merchant. He [...]

ADVENTURER'S WEEKLY #1 -- Walkers!

Adventurer's Weekly #1 - Walkers!   Created by Mike Myler | Illustrated by Nathanael Batchelor Welcome to the first issue of Adventurer's Weekly! Everyone at the AaWBlog isthrilled to add Nathanael Batchelor to our team as aregular artist and we simply cannot wait forAdventurer's Weekly to help guide readers through the second AaWBlog Adventure Path […]

The post ADVENTURER’S WEEKLY #1 – Walkers! appeared first on Adventureaweek.com.

Terraria Episode 050

I want to destroy the Destroyer. To destroy the Destroyer I need a better weapon. To get a better weapon I need Shards of Light. And to get a Shard of Light I need Light Mummies. And to get Light Mummies I need to get Pearlsand, and to get Pearlsand I need to make my own little piece of Hallowed Desert.

Find the playlist here!

NTRPG Con to Supply The Dungeoneers Journal #25 for the March Mythoard


From the NTRPG Con Facebook page (and shared with Bad Mike's permission):
The March Mythoard will have a hello from NTRPGcon inside...in the form of a genuine classic Judges Guild magazine! An unused copy of The Dungeoneer's Journal #25 from spring 1981 will be in every box, courtesy of NTRPG con and Badmike's Books and Games! We hope to be a part of Mythoard for a long time...Doug and I are extremely excited and impressed at what Jerrod is doing and what is coming our way every month in the Hoard (this month includes selections from Throwi Games, Gygax Magazine, and Game Mash as well as others). Reserve your copy today, note that there is a signup cutoff every month, you don't want to [...]

The Many Colours Out of Space -- Part 2: Remnants of the Colour

Go to Part 1

VESTIGIAL COLOUR

"From that stricken, far-away spot he had seen something feebly rise, only to sink down again upon the place from which the great shapeless horror had shot into the sky. It was just a colour -- but not any colour of our earth or heavens. And because Ammi recognized that colour, and knew that this last faint remnant must still lurk down there in the well, he has never been quite right since." – The Colour Out of Space, H.P. Lovecraft

Sometimes also referred to as a stunted colour, the vestigial colour is that remnant left [...]

Bright Sparks: Player Principles in Spark RPG

  These days, I find more interesting ideas in indie RPGs than in their mainstream cousins. A recent example of this was Spark RPG by Jason Pitre. In the book, Jason included all sorts of helpful advice.   Alongside the usual guidelines to GMs, Jason wrote some fascinating principles for Players. The focus for today’s …

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Music -- Strap On Halo, Haunted


Achtung! The State of My German Army

Fighting for the Fatherland, your 2015 German force:

Because they fight both my Soviets and my US troops, and because Ultimate Soldier/Forces of Valor/21st Century toys vehicles tend to be available every now and then for very cheap, they are by far the best equipped of my 1/32 armies.

Kerbal Test All The Things!

Let’s see how many things I can test in one orbit!

Find the full playlist here!

Behind The DM's Screen: Random Insanity For Fun & Profit...

A railroad by any other name is still a railroad. If you've read the write-up of the most recent Tuesday Knights session in our ongoing Chronicles of Cidri campaign, you'll know that the bulk of the group spent a considerable portion of the evening racing around inside the trans-dimensional (and trans-temporal) TARDIS-like interior of a witch's hut... while she was brewing up a powerful

Vault of the Goblin: Connective Tissue

Inspired by the Bridge of Khazad-dm, I've been thinking of the Vault of the Goblin as a series of nodes that are connected by larger expanses of 'not much'... long tunnels, great empty caves, and the like...

Of course, there are the areas that are off (or along) the beaten path, but which are smaller expanses of 'something' that are not tied directly to a node - the connective tissue of the nodes. These are almost like random encounters along the path between nodes. I'm going to formalize these in their appearance, but I'm still thinking of ways to [...]

Artistic freedom or overt sexism?

So recently there was a bit of a brouhaha about about an article on Gnome Stew. +Matthew Neagley noted that artwork in certain RPG products makes him uncomfortable. The usual suspects then came out in strident defense of artistic expression, including some of more notable and notorious when it comes to topics of risque art. This topic resurfaces every couple years and unfortunately, I'm about to step into the s#!t storm to provide another perspective.

The problem is that most comment posters and blog authors missed the mark when it came to the real, underlying issue.

Source: The Hawkeye [...]

[Video] RPG Review - Jadetech : Blue Jade



Reviewing Re-Roll Productions Jadepunk supplement focussing on Blue Jade: http://youtu.be/yGW3FTbIZ3Y

Charm City Gameday: Drums In The Marsh

After a passable lunch at Willy's Kitchen I returned for the second half of the day's events at Games and Stuff.

Drums In The Marsh (DDEX17)

For the past several nights, drums have been heard on the wind, coming from the Twilight Marsh. Each morning, more turn up missing from the nearby farms, leaving only muddy, clawed footprints heading towards the marsh. Can you help the find the lost and bring justice to the abductors? A four-hour adventure for levels 1-4.

Erik Jensen - DM

Matthew - Tenry the Bard 1
Scott - Taran the Rogue 3

Frugal GM Review: The Stronghold

Last week I received Issue #1 of a new Zine called The Stronghold. Now I'm not a huge fanboy of Zines in general, but I've been wanting to make a Zine of my own for some time and so I've been wanting to take a look at what is already out there.

My first, quick glance through The Stronghold had me noticing a lot of little quirks and flaws with this Zine. I noticed the paper wasn't cut quite straight, which prompted me to break out a ruler to see it's been trimmed down, presumably to even-up the edges [...]

Pro-Wrasslin' Battle Royale grapples Kickstarter

Joe Prince of Prince of Darkness games is known to Geek Native readers as an RPG designer. He wrote Is the Era of the GM over? for the blog; a subject that remains a hot topic today.

Prince’s latest project is a card game called Pro-Wrasslin’ Battle Royale. The Kickstarter is asking for just 1,000 to get going. You can read more on the campaign page.


[Back this Kickstarter]

The most cost effective way to get a copy of the game is a 3 pledge that unlocks a “print and play” PDF version of the game. If you want the deck [...]

Kickstarter -- The Folio #2, 1E & 5E Module Launch!

Revisiting the way gaming modules should be, with high art, streamlined adventures, and crunchy nostalgia for all level of gamers. I backed The Folio #1 when it was released and its okay and for $5 I can afford to back this one.

D&D Live Game at PAX East

“Can Acquisitions Inc. Unearth the Deception?” It looks like we might be getting our first look at the new Elemental Evil adventure! Date: Sunday, March 8th, 2015 Time: 1:30 PM (Eastern) Con Location: Main Theater Online Viewing:Streaming right here on this page! Our heroes arrive in Baldur's Gate only to find that something foul is...

D&D Live Game at PAX East

“Can Acquisitions Inc. Unearth the Deception?” It looks like we might be getting our first look at the new Elemental Evil adventure! Date: Sunday, March 8th, 2015 Time: 1:30 PM (Eastern) Con Location: Main Theater Online Viewing:Streaming right here on this page! Our heroes arrive in Baldur's Gate only to find that something foul is...

Tables of Adventure

We have another guest post by Robert Evans. I have a confession to make. I LOVE tables. As a GM that’s frequently too lazy to fully prep for what my players might do I learned pretty pretty early how to use tables to save my own hide. In fact it’s now gotten to the point...

Tables of Adventure

We have another guest post by Robert Evans. I have a confession to make. I LOVE tables. As a GM that’s frequently too lazy to fully prep for what my players might do I learned pretty pretty early how to use tables to save my own hide. In fact it’s now gotten to the point...

Daily Cosplay (Borderlands)



Feeling it in your Bones

Literally. Scientists recently discovered that baleen whales hear through the long bones of their skull. Apparently is always been a mystery how whales hear. We know they emit various sounds and react negatively to all kinds of human made ruckus (thank the powers that be that phones don't work under water), but we haven't really understand their mechanism for hearing

Turns out, its in the bones. Literally. Bone Conduction. The sound waves pass through the water, through the soft tissue and down their skulls. They skulls are long and possess design that conducts the sound wave through its length.

Heavy Metal

Back in the 70s, when I began my own journey into the hobby field, Davis, my brother, collected several magazines (collected is really the wrong word, because we didn't collect in those days, we bought and devoured). There was The Savage Sword of Conan in black and white. Marvel's Epic Magazine in full color.  Dragon Magazine in full color. And Heavy Metal in full color.

Heavy Metal was my favorite of all those. I read it from cover to cover. The stories were wildly different. They were eclectic, ranging from dystopian futures, to alien cultures, to the bizarre histories. [...]

Free Marshes Area d100 Table From Tales of Aeril Blog For Your Old School Campaigns On the Dark Corner Blog

There is a wonderful series of free D100 encounter tables that is perfect to bedevil your adventurers and I take a look at two of my favorites of these free downloads on the Dark Corner Blog Right overHERE

The Evil GM - Using Lego for FAL Minis?




With this week of all the stupid ice storms, me not being able to get into work, trapped inside my own house, I got to thinking about using minis in the Far Away Land.
I quickly looked at my D&D minis and thought they wouldn't make due, because they were boring and didn't show off the wacky wonders found in FAL.
Then I got to glancing over at my hundreds of Star Wars Lego figs I had, and thought let me look. I wasn't let down at the Lego site, as with these couple of examples of [...]

Dragons as dungeons and titan diving

My post at the House this week got a bit out of hand, trying to cover just a little too much. I did manage an approach to going inside the big kits, a look at character infection as a way to offset combat, and the idea of living delves and spaces.
But I had a lot more, so as a start on it, here are three related tables, for weird infections to replace more ordinary ones, for living landscapes, and for wargaming inside creatures.

Six alternatives to a typical infection (for tactical roleplaying, 1d6)
  1. basilisk stones - swelling as [...]

End-of-Week Elmore (3/6/15)

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Cthulhu Lives...No Really

Every time I watch a movie where something is coming out of the water, it always does so slowly. Sliding or crawling up and out of the water, onto the lake or river bank, slowly moving toward the intended victim.
As demonstrated by a baby Cthulhu I'm not sure that's how that would actually happen.

There was a shark movie that  had the s hark leap out and eat Samual Jackson's character that quick. Can't remember it off hand.

Bob Barker and Adam Sandler

They have picked up the feud from Happy Gilmore. Worth the watch.



Fleamarket Friday: Pick A Card...

Shuffling from the same deck as thematic supervillain groups like DC Comics' Royal Flush Gang, The Tarot Gang is a team created by Ross Payton (author of Base Raiders) and converted to the ICONS RPG system by Walt Robillard.Published as a $2.99, 15-page PDF by Fainting Goat Games, The Tarot Gang consists of: The Fool - Master of Coincidences The High Priestess - Divinely Inspired Criminal The

A GMs Gift

March 4th was GMs day, so don’t forget to buy something nice for the GM in your life at the Drive Thru RPG GMs Day Sale. This post is dedicated to GMs everywhere, you lords and ladies rock! Secretly all of our posts are aimed at GMs, but nobody knows that, shhh. This week is […]

5E Friday - Responsive

This week we saw a new survey from WotC on 5E. Also listed there is some feedback from the first survey, mostly Ranger and other issues. I find it interesting that they responded fairly fast and did not really hedge on their response. They readily acknowledged that a good percentage of people are unhappy with certain aspects of the Ranger class. They haven't revealed how they plan to "fix" it but

Renegade Princeps Introspection 2

From nearly the first night of play, the GM has introduced an artifact into my character's possession that changes her personality. I find that I'm having a hard time roleplaying it.

This is a new character to me, one I don't know very well. I am the type of player who learns about my character through play instead of having my entire personality set from the get-go. In this situation, before I can learn about her personality, it changed.

The artifact has my elf acting more superior than I would have otherwise played. It has me looking down [...]

The Many Colours Out of Space -- Part 2: The Remnants of the Colour

Go to Part 1

VESTIGIAL COLOUR

"From that stricken, far-away spot he had seen something feebly rise, only to sink down again upon the place from which the great shapeless horror had shot into the sky. It was just a colour -- but not any colour of our earth or heavens. And because Ammi recognized that colour, and knew that this last faint remnant must still lurk down there in the well, he has never been quite right since." – The Colour Out of Space, H.P. Lovecraft

Sometimes also referred to as a stunted colour, the vestigial colour is that remnant left [...]

RpgGamerDad -- Story Game Sunday

In my first article for the Mad Adventurers Society three weeks ago, I wrote about using Rory’s Story Cubes to play a kind of free-flowing story game. It’s very light on rules, very strong on narrative and improvisation. In week two, I wrote about HeroQuest and other dungeon crawling board games. These are a goodfor introducingkids to more traditional roleplaying techniquessuch asexploration, combat,staying incharacter androlling dice to see if you succeed. They are also an excellent way to get kids and adults gaming together on a relatively even playing field.

Now I’m going to veer back towards the indie- story game [...]

Free Map Friday - The Pharaoh's Tomb

This week's map was inspired by Genius Loci Games' Kickstarter,http://kck.st/1AqPzqF 

Is the Pharaoh's Tomb in the Pyramid of the Lost King or is it somewhere hidden in the Saragubi Desert, a wild and unexplored place that offers adventurers a chance at fortune, fame, and of course certain death? Made with one of this month's Patreon creations and SketchUp "The Pharaoh's Tomb" is presented in both isometric and plan view.

Get it here!

The Friday Grab Bag - Social Media Myths, Perfect Presentations, & Book Awards for Self-Publishers

Toward the end of last year on entrepreneur.com, they shared "The 10 Biggest Social Media Myths for Small Businesses" here.


Also, on blogs.microsoft.com, they tipped us off to "10 tips to perfect presentation" here.


Finally, on selfpublishingadvice.org, they've compiled a list of "50 Book Awards Open to Self-publishers" here.


The Friday Grab Bag on CreativeMountainGames.com Essentially, a clearinghouse for topics not covered
elsewhere or needing a particular focus.Please Like, Share, Plus, Tweet, Follow, and Comment!

Kickstart Your Weekend: WITCH

I am really trying to cut back on my Kickstarters. But this one looks seriously cool. WITCH - a dark, modern fantasy role play game https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1568822309/witch-a-dark-modern-fantasy-role-play-game The designer is Elizabeth Chaipraditkul,+Liz C.. She is new but she has a lot of neat ideas. You can find her at Angry Hamster Publishing. http://

Tommy's Take on Interface Zero 2.0 Japan: Empire of the Setting Sun

I haven't taken a look at any Interface Zero stuff in a while...so today, we're going to Japan in the Interface Zero 2.0 sourcebook for Japan: Empire of the Setting Sun.
ETHICS IN GAME JOURNALISM DISCLAIMER: I was provided a comp copy by Gun Metal Games to review. I have previously freelanced for Gun Metal Games on Interface Zero, but I had no involvement in this book. This review does contain affiliate links to RPGNow, and purchasing this book via those links may provide me with store credit at RPGNow, which I typically use to buy more books to review. [...]

World Building -- Part 4: Making Your World Work

From Asgard to Zothique, there are many, many richly imagined worlds that have been created for books, games, movies, television and even just for fun. My favorite fantasy worlds feel like a real working place with their own currency, food, technology and magic. Last year, I decided it was finally time to tackle building my...
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