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

Incoming!

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!




Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hoarfrost Saga re-imagined.

This has been posted to my Hoarfrost Saga blog, but I might as well keep my information here. This is for the new 5E game I want to run (eventually).

Here is the world of Gurgaxia - home of the Hoarfrost Halls Saga. 



My current notes about this world:

The world turns and every few thousand years the Great Cosmic Dragon returns to stomp out life and create it anew. The world of GURGAXIA exists inside the footprint of the Cosmic Dragon. It is now the 5th Age of Gurgaxia over the last 40,000 years. 

The Original Dawn of Gurgaxia
 -An age of discovery, wild lands populated by primitive societies. Little organization, chaos reigned supreme. Mad Wizards ruled and delved deep to create their lairs.

The 1st Age
 -Society advanced, and codified rules of law were set down. There were still wild pockets of Chaos and Mad Wizards.

The 2nd Age
 -Multiple world settlements occured, the culture was bland and diluted. 

The 3rd Age
 -A new age for Gurgaxia, a land rules by mighty heroes with feats of derring-do. The gates to multiple worlds were opened, and could not be closed again.

The 4th Age
 -In an effort to close off the other worlds, heroes became gods amongst men. Society was unrecognizable to those who might have lived in the earlier ages. 

The 5th Age
 -The 5th age dawns and man emerges into a world with remnants of earlier ages and worlds still trapped in Gurgaxia. 

The world turns and every few thousand years the Great Cosmic Dragon returns to stomp out life and create it anew.


Here we see part of the continent at the top of the world being assembled in map form, while the world cat naps..


Here is the map as it currently exists on 9 panels of thick card board. The upper right mountain range has a small area of "lost world", with volcano included.



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Old Westeros Birthplace Charts

I created these birthplace charts years ago based on AGoT, when I was thinking of running a RoleMaster game for my local face-to-face group.

Someone might find them useful. When I get a chance I will clean them up and make them available as a pdf.



Westeros Birthplace Chart

01 – 15

The Westerlands

66 – 75

The Vale

16 – 30
76 – 82
31 – 45
83 – 90
46 – 55
91 – 95
56 – 65
96 – 00
Other Lands



01 – 05
Brax
31 – 35
Banefort
61 – 65
Vikary
91 – 93
Greenfield
06 – 10
Prester
36 – 40
Serret
66 – 70
Jast
94 – 96
Kyndall
11 – 15
Crakehall
41 – 45
Broom
71 – 75
Spice
97 - 00

Houseless

16 – 20
Marbrand
46 – 50
Westerling
76 – 80
Farman


21 – 25
Lydden
51 – 55
Lorch
81 – 85
Estren


26 – 30
Swyft
56 – 60
Stackspear
86 – 90
Plumm





01 – 04
Ryswell
31 – 35
Magnar
61 – 65
Stout
90 – 92
Umber
05 – 08
Dustin
36 – 40
Wull
66 – 70
Burley
93 –95
Glover
09 – 13
Hornwood
41 – 45
Harclay
71 – 75
Condon
96 –97

Reed

14 – 18
Cerwyn
46 – 50
Knott
76 – 80
Manderly
98 – 00

Houseless

19 – 23
Flint
51 – 55
Liddle
81 – 85
Karstark

 

24 – 28
Locke
56 – 60
Norrey
86 – 89
Tallhart




The Riverlands


01 – 05
Ryger
31 – 35
Wayn
61 – 65
Vypren
91 – 95
Darry
06 – 10
Mooton
36 – 40
Lychester
66 – 70
Haigh
96 – 00

Houseless

11 – 15
Vance
41 – 45
Smallwood
71 – 75
Whent

 

16 – 20
Piper
46 – 50
Charlton
76 – 80
Bracken


21 – 25
Paege
51 – 55
Roote
81 – 85
Blackwood


26 – 30
Grell
56 – 60
Dedding
86 – 90
Mallister






01 – 09
Caron
27 – 35
Trant
56 – 63
Estermont
80 – 87
Swann
09 – 17
Selmy
36 – 44
Penrose
64 – 71
Tarth
87 – 00

Houseless

18 – 26
Wylde
45 – 55
Errol
72 – 79
Buckler

 




01 – 06
Vyrwel
25 – 30
Crane
49 – 54
Ambrose
73 – 78
Fossoways
07 – 12
Oakheart
31 – 36
Caswell
55 – 60
Bulwer
79 – 84

Ashford

13 – 18
Hightower
37 – 42
Rowan
61 – 66
Merryweather
85 – 91

Redwyne

19 – 24
Mullendore
43 – 48
Norcross
67 – 72
Graceford
92 – 00

Houseless




01 – 06
Jordayne
25 – 30
Yronwood
49 – 57
Dalt
78 – 84
Uller
07 – 12
Santagar
31 – 36
Wyl
57 – 66
Blackmont
85 – 91

Gargalen

13 – 18
Allyrion
37 – 42
Fowler
67 – 78
Manwoody
91 – 00

Houseless

19 – 24
Toland
43 – 48
Qorgyle



 




01 – 05
Harlaw
31 – 35
Drumm
61 – 65
Myre
91 – 95
Goodbrother
06 – 10
Stonehouse
36 – 40
Blacktyde
66 – 70
Stonetree
96 – 00

Houseless

11 – 15
Merlyn
41 – 45
Sparr
71 – 75
Kenning

 

16 – 20
Sunderly
46 – 50
Saltcliffe
76 – 80
Orkwood


21 – 25
Tawney
51 – 55
Farwynd
81 – 85
Botley


26 – 30
Wynch
56 – 60
Volmark
86 – 90
Saltmyre





01 –15
Milk Snakes
46 – 60
Black Ears
76 – 90
Painted Dogs


16 – 30
Moon Brothers
61 – 75
Burned Men
91 – 00
Sons of the Mist

 

31 – 45
Stone Crows