Saturday, July 5, 2014

Wayfinder #11

Another middle of the year and another Wayfinder is here!

This time, the theme is Cheliax. An empire that turned to diabolism after their patron deity Aroden unexpectedly died...

Obviously, I had to submit a devil for such an issue: a physician devil that uses its healing skills and aura that corrupts natural healing abilities to tempt mortals into purchasing its services. The other monster of my design that can be found inside is dreadling — a hafling-blooded monstrosity stalking the nights and feeding on fear.

There is more, however, as this time I wrote an actual article... Ok, well, an excuse for pushing more crunch actually, presenting a number of feats and rogue talents related to devils, trickery, and cruelty of the Empire Of Devils...

The next issue is dedicated to Ancient Egypt Osirion. Deadline looms in less than two months. I would like to have some extra time, though.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Magia i Miecz, The Triumph!

I have already >posted< about Magia i Miecz magazine revive being >crowdfunded<...

When all the dust settled, Magia i Miecz ended with nearly 100.000 zloty gathered — 394% of funding threshold that was initially set at 25.000 zloty, with 1357 backers.

Fifty thousands threshold was warranty to publish revived Magia i Miecz for two years — one issue every quarter for a total of minimum of eight issues. Of course if the magazine will reach the point of self-sustainability it will go on.

I am waiting to see the first issue. My backer level gives me a pdf of the first two issues... I don't think that I will buy paper version of further issues, sticking to a handful of tamed electrons. Easier and more portable, especially with tablet.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Magia i Miecz

I mentioned in previous posts an old non-functioning RPG magazine Magia i Miecz (Sword And Sorcery, literally Magic And Sword). Magia i Miecz ceased to be published in 2002 if I remember correctly.

Recently, a new publisher entered into a license agreement from the old publisher and resorted to crowdfunding (using Polish website wspieram.to, similar to Kickstarter) to gather funds necessary for publication of the first four issues. Gathering required amount of money took whole five days. There is still 28 days until the closing of crowdfunding and lots and lots of rewards to be unlocked...

If you have Polish speaking (or at least Polish-reading) gamer friends show them this website: >Projekt Magia i Miecz<.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Obsidian Apocalypse

With some delay I would like to direct your attention to a setting released in December by LPJ DesignObsidian Apocalypse.

Obsidian Apocalypse is a post-apocalyptic fantasy world that was devastated by meteor strike. Depending upon the GM choice, the meteor could cause one of the four described cataclysms: Infernus Risen – angels and demons have been brought to this world and engage in battles all over this world; World of the Elder Gods - The meteor is actually a prison from unusual monsters that breaks open and escapes to this world; Pandemic Contagion - A super powerful virus begins infecting, mutating and killing people of this world; and World of the Undead - undead raise due to the necromantic energy in the meteor.

Watch out for The Voiceless!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Twenty Years Of Gaming

I became rpg designer, game master, and player (in that specific order) twenty years ago. I don't remember exact time but it was spring on 1994... Certainly after February, most probably late March or early April. As I mentioned before in one of my early posts, I designed a role-playing game before playing one. I also GMed before I played.

Twenty years later I am still willing to play, GM, and design as I was at the beginning. The style probably changed with experience, I had my ups and lows, but I expect that I will stick to this hobby until the end of my life (or at least until I get mentally impaired by old age to a degree preventing any level of lucidity).

I am working on increasing designer part of my gaming life, and intend to keep it so. How well it will go, we'll see.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Treasury Of The Sands

Jon Brazer Enterprises just released their Treasury Of The Sands book to which yours truly contributed embalmer's jar and scepter of the clawed mistress (with some slight changes and editing by publisher).

Adds another publication and a new publisher to the list.