Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Gonna gloat for a moment, bear with me....

I talked about this before, but there is reason to do so again. Y'all know tentfootpole.com, you've their reviews. Highly respected, dead on, blunt, yadda yadda. TFP just gave The Sepulchre of Seven a glowing review and he mentioned the maps. Yep, go read it:

https://tenfootpole.org/ironspike/?p=7539

The review for the adventure is awesome, through and through "It’s a real dungeon. And those are few and far between," but as a mapper, I want to focus on one paragraph. ;-)

Kudos to HexaGnome for putting together an amazing adventure and Dyson for supplying the other half of the inspiration for this. I am honored to have one of my silly little maps included in this fantastic adventure. Go, download this and run it! Go! Now!

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

White Box Adventures!

 

I made a thing. Currently with proofreaders and copyright lawyers to ensure that nothing, and I repeat NOTHING, has been borrowed from an existing product. All will be original content created by me for use by cool ass gamers. This will be a tri-fold pamphlet style one page adventure. While I designed it for myself others to use for solo adventuring, I think it could very easily be used for group play as well. It even has a method for finding other suckers to join you on this adventure.

Once this has been signed off by the proofmonkeys, I will likely post this to itchi.io.

In other news, I got a new job, I start tomorrow, likely going to be a massive amount of work and stress, but it pays well and is less than 10 minutes from my house, far better than driving an hour to Nashvegas for the same pay. Maybe I will do this for a couple of years, pay off the house, then really retire and just make gaming products. Huzzah!

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Thank you...

 ...to whatever pinko commie complained about my drawing of the golem for my game, The Fallen Golem. I received this complaint today:

For the record, sure, sure, I did use the Iron Giant - as well as other robot images - as a guide but I drew my robot freehand on my Samsung S7 tablet. I find this interesting because I have long regarded itch.io as a more friendly and open place than other outlets such as DriveThruRPG.

Regardless, to appease the masters, I have updated the banner. I am sure they will not like my revision, but hey, fuck 'the man'.




Thursday, August 26, 2021

Dungeon Cards, and maybe some solo gaming?

 

I have a little time on my hands at the moment in between filing out job applications and what not, and I stumbled upon Axebane's Deck of Many Dungeons and thought it was an amazing product. Of course I did order a deck, but it will not be here until the end of September! F*ck you world! Then it got me thinking (always a bad thing) and I started drawing out maps. 

As I am somewhat in a bit of a funk, and because none of my friends who can play will join me for White Box, I thought perhaps I might do a little solo RPGing using these once I get a handful of cards that could be drawn randomly. So far I have four pages (36?) cards. Unfortunately my printer here at home sucks and will not print on anything more solid than standard printer paper, so I will have to do some crafting (maybe modge podge the little bastards?) or perhaps visit a Kinkos.

Still have some work to do on the dungeon cards, mostly drawing two more pages. I really like how Axebane's cards have random tables built into the cards. For solo gaming, I think this would be fantastic. It also gives me the idea that you could create 'modules' from a set of unique cards that changes up the random tables based on the environment the module takes place on. Anyway, time to get back to looking for jobs.....why does the HR department suck everywhere!?!?

Monday, August 23, 2021

The Temple of Sorrowed Ladies

Well, news flash, I am laid off. Yippie ki yay! I have a shit ton of other things going on in my life at the moment and I am in a very, very dark pace. Not that this matters to you, but the good news is I am leaning on my old therapy of map drawing. Today I tried to kill myself in the early morning heat and worked out like David Goggins, taking a break in between sets to draw a fucking map.

Here you go. Enjoy.

Greyed out version:

The now infamous Fuck Your Printer version:

Going Old School version:




Sunday, August 22, 2021

Map Depository

I have updated the maps stored in the Map Depository here I occasionally post maps that I drop here on the blog. You can find a massive list of maps, from my earliest days to some of my most recent maps.

Click the image to visit the page, or use the link on the right column to visit the page o' maps.