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Life, work, health and more as usual. Details would be redundant. Anyway, I have some more setting concepts I wanna get up on the blog. Also, I have some patreon-related project stuff and Drivethru stuff that is also in the works. For the former, I will hopefully put up more information for patrons soon. A lot of other projects depend on where I am financially soon, and some depend on if Wizards opens content for their DM’s Guild license. Anyway, stay tuned, as always!
Job hunting and feeling sick have slowed me down. You’d think I’d have MORE time to make stuff while I seek out work, but so be it. Anyway, something cool will be coming up quite soon!
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In the meantime, get ready for a some more ideas I’ve been toying around with.
Won’t you take a ride, ride, ride
On heavy metal
It’s the only way that you can travel
Down that road
Amidst the vast multiverse, there are many powers that govern over various forces. Some crusade for justice, while others seem to rot reality in cruel ways. Some, plain and simple, are here to ROCK and ROLL! This strange pantheon emerges from realms of alien sounds to unleash new incredible philosophies and visions upon the awakened masses.
Author’s Note: BALLS TO THE WALLS! What better way to welcome the new year than with a return to some really gonzo stuff! Just like the American version of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure did, I twisted the names around… in case I use this stuff later. Surely, you’ll get the references to things though, even though dub names suck… Also, yes, I did make a jab or two at various rock personalities, in addition to some homages.
Worldbuilding. It’s a chore, it’s a craft, it can be great fun! From a young age till now, I’ve always loved it. Whether my eyes scrawl over the many fantastical and wonderful realms of countless authors or I concoct my own strange dimensions from even stranger depths! For November 2018, Nuketown is hosting the RPG Blog Carnival with the theme “All These Worlds…“, a nod towards the classic novel, 2010.
So, it got me thinking about the world I’ve used for quite a few games. From the gritty to the gonzo, from the mystical to the mundane, from the distant past to the distant future. This world is known as Arothe. It’s a quirky and bizarre little world hooked up to many strange eons. In a sense, it’s a high-gonzo, high-planar setting. For the passing glance, it’s what happens when a kid from the 1990s plays too much Planescape and RIFTS. And, well, you’re not exactly wrong. Throw in a lot of ’80s and ’90s sci-fi and fantasy in general, while we’re at it. But, there’s nothing wrong with talking about your inspirations. Inspiration helps to shape the tropes, genres and more that makes up pop culture today!
Author’s Note: So, my previous post with some Zelda themed magical items? Admittedly, I was mostly interested in doing that for the Blog Carnival, albeit it was more so as homage to Peanut Butter Gamer’s Zelda Month videos. Whether this month or early next month, I’ll probably make another LoZ themed post, as I promised I’d do something in some capacity! In the meantime, I want to do something for the November Blog Carnival again. This time, I wanna talk about the home setting I’ve mostly isolated from my very blog. My earlier posts were tied into my own world’s lore, but insecurity and anxiety got the best of me and these references were mostly removed. That said, I wanna welcome people back to my delightful labyrinth of weird, dark, gonzo and crazy that embodies what I do! Also, be warned! Long winded ramblings lie ahead! Tread at your own risk!
Work injuries and stress, combined with some behind the scenes project work, has eaten up time. All in all, long stories. At least with the latter, one thing relates to the Ravenloft adventure I wanna do. In addition, I’m planning on another submission to Threshold Mystara magazine once more. To get a taste of what I’m going to tackle, read the “Returned Blackmoor” article I submitted for Threshold Issue #20!