Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Kids home game.

I promised the kids that I would run some D&D for them, they have already created 2 characters each (I told them to expect character death) and have started mapping a smallish dungeon. The dungeon is called the "Monster Plantation" - taken from a ride (now renamed) at Six Flags over Georgia (I worked there as a teenager).

The Monster Plantation was once the mansion of a mad-wizard known for his biological monstrosities. It is a ruined building in a old marshy area, a lowland where the Sweetwater creek flows.

To the north is the home castle-town of Mirah (our local city is Hiram Ga.), a small border castle of the Go'eriag kingdom. There are 6 banner castles of the kingdom. ;-)

Just south of the marsh in the grassy hills, is the small hobbit town called the Hill Shires (they are farmers), their Mayor/Sheriff is William Beau Boggins (commonly called Will-bo).

Recently a small tribe of bogglins (swamp goblins) have moved into the area and have stolen the giant queen bee of Will-bo's honey farm. He is providing a reward of 150gp to any individual that can return his queen bee.

The Bogglings have taken residence in level 1 of the dungeon and their chief  has a staff of animal charm (he has charmed the queen and she controls her small hive of giant bees). The staff has 2 charges left.

So level one has a small group of goblins, and giant bees. I am itching to run this for the kids, if they didn't have so much homework this week....

Monday, November 10, 2014

Normandie Area Map

For those in the joust, here is the local area map...

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Fire Mission!

So, the bug has bitten me, and I am running 2 sessions of RECON next week. Here is FSB: Orion, which will be the home of the Marines in the game. The players will be members of 1st Platoon Bravo Co. 1st Bn / 9th Marines (The Walking Dead). This is a quickly done map on paint. It ain't pretty but it works.

Thursday, October 2, 2014


Like the new season rolling in, my ADD gamer brain has turned its attention to Vietnam or military rpg. I am currently reading Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes, a novel about Marines in Vietnam. Being a lover of military history - especially the Vietnam era (and a former Marine to boot), my brain screams at me - Run A Game About Vietnam!. So I oblige my brain for the moment and drag my old Palladium Recon & Advanced Recon out of the basement (along with a game called Ranger - which is a solo game of patrolling). 

Next, I go ahead and make a map for an AO (area of operations) with 3 firebases in a fictional map of Vietnam.

So, if the mood strikes, at least I am prepared to do something about it...

Monday, September 29, 2014

Cover finished for WARBAND!

Check out the excellent work by Jeremy Duncan for my WARBAND! cover....

You can find the updated pdf here.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hate Breeders

Working on new monsters for my B/X version of the Hoarfrost Halls Saga, and I take inspiration this morning from the Misfits song "Hatebreeders".

Here is the video for those not hip to my old school punk sensibilities:

So Hate Breeders are born, they are poor unfortunate tribesmen that have been exposed to the rage-fungi of the northern woods. Rage consumes them and they will fight until they die.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Slumbering Ursine Dunes KS has launched...

My good friend Chris Kutalik has launched his KickStarter for his Slumbering Ursine Dunes. This is an adventure / point crawl based on his long running Hill Cantons campaign (from the blog of the same name).I am doing the layout for this book, so of course I am promoting it. : ) But it is a great adventure and worth getting, the art is fantastic and Chris is a great writer. So check it out!