Building A Black Flag Character The first PDF playtest of project Black Flag provides the basic rules of Character Creation. Classes aren’t released yet so you need to import one from a compatible system. If you are familiar with making RPG characters this will be familiar territory for you. Key Differences Lineage and Heritage One’s […]
Read More Black Flag Playtest: Initial Reaction
We Solve It With SCIENCE I added a section to Under a Hostile Sun on the ways the currency system can allow for creative solutions for problems, and a table that gives guidance on how much a potion for different problems should cost. I added this to the Creative Commons SRD as well. The resource currency […]
Read More Dev Log: We Solve it With Science!
I really wish I had more time right now to make a great blog post. But I am running off for the weekend – but would like to say – D&D will now remain, forever, an open game. The Creative Commons License now licenses the ENTIRE 5.1 SRD. The original OGL remains in effect too! […]
Read More Dungeons and Dragons Remains, the World’s Greatest RPG
I am stuck on the side of the road for 150 minutes. Long story. (And getting 150 minutes longer) So experimenting with my RPG and tarot-gming. Because well… I have 150 minutes on my hands. Despite good card draws my poor explorer rolled badly and burned through his Stamina. He did save the trapped expedition […]
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Many have made the case that this new “OGL” is an attempt to ensure the maximum profitability of WotC’s tabletop being developed. This helped me realize that this OGL problem is a symptom of a much larger problem, one bigger than WotC or even the ttRPG industry. In a monetized world, unmonetized culture can be […]
Read More The Value of Unmonetized Culture
Hey friends – just a quick update on Under a Hostile Sun. Several images not included in the original publication have been added and more are on the way. These include digital image assets made with Adobe Photoshop and Unsplash (two examples of these shared above and below), cartoons made with Adobe Fresco and two […]
Read More Cartoons, Photoshop and More, Oh my!
The week has brought several bits of good news. Nonetheless I am very concerned about the future of the tabletop community, both in ways that are being discussed and in ways that, at least as I have encountered so far, are not. Particularly around one of WotC’s excuses. WotC already has recourse One of the […]
Read More Open for who?
If you want to join my game jam in celebration of shared creativity: https://itch.io/jam/open-gaming-jam My thoughts on (possibly) losing the OGL As a citizen of the net who is outranged, I would like the void to indulge my moment of outrage. Ahem. RAWR! HASBRO/WOTC YOU ARE A JERK-FACE LOWER THAN GOBLIN SLIME FOR ATTEMPTING TO […]
Read More OGL and The value of Shared Creativity
The central theme of the Muckrakerverse is displaced people gathering the courage to confront tyranny, a theme that is common in much sci-fi and fantasy. What we fantasize about in comics & RPGs about has become a grim reality for many families. I encourage everyone who can to make some show of support for this […]
Read More Stand with Ukraine
This may be at first seem an odd topic, but one I think is very important. Many older RPG players (happens to us all) remember the “satanic panic.” I myself have never faced any real oppressions from religion for my love of playing RPGs. I myself am a Latin Mass loving Catholic and my mother […]
Read More On Arthur, Faith & RPGs