Sunday, October 16, 2016

Cover Art for Black Pudding #1

Here's the cover art for Black Pudding #1, an RPG zine that I'm putting together. No release schedule yet, no table of contents. I am currently sorting through my RPG junk and making decisions about what would go well in the first issue. It will have some character classes and monsters for sure. I'm not sure what else, but I seem to have lots of stuff to choose from. Probably more than enough to do a few issues, depending on page count.

And I'm not even sure about page count yet. This might be a beefy book, or it might be a series of slim ones. I don't know. The word "zine" has an amorphous usage, regardless of its origins. I think of a zine as a receptacle for ideas.

More later.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Monster: Cattarusk

The hungry, slimy cattarusk for your dungeon dweller needs.

#inktober #4. Yeah, these are out of order. Sue me.

PDF here.

Monster: Kettle Ogre

The noisy kettle ogre likes to eat you. A Labyrinth Lord monster for dungeon crawling fun.

Also, #inktober #2.

PDF here.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Character Sheet: Thankfully I Was Wearing My Armor

Armor is important.

PDF here.

Character Class: Grizzard

Here's another class from my Deep Valley campaign. This one is also being currently played, rather like a Jim Henson character from The Dark Crystal. Since the in game PC is a bit of a collector/trader I added a little random items in pocket table.

PDF here.

Character Class: Djinn-Volgate

One of the classes I invented for my Deep Valley campaign is a kind of fallen djinn, and one of the players chose this class to play. So far, we're having a good time with it.

Here it is written up for Labyrinth Lord.

PDF here.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Character Class: Jack

I started a B/X campaign a month ago that I'm calling Deep Valley. The idea was to start fresh and design some things based on images only. So I spent a few days picking art that I love - such as paintings and drawings by Rodney Matthews, Hannes Bok, and Eyevind Earle to name a few - and writing short things inspired by them. I wrote a bunch of character classes and asked my players to choose from them instead of anything standard.

This class emerged from that idea. It's my riff on the sly Jack from Jack Tales stories. This class sort of stands in the place of the Thief in the Deep Valley setting, which has a strong faerie tale falvor (I hope).

Here's a PDF of the Jack class and screen shots below. This is formatted to digest size.