Countless realms beyond the mere mortal coil. Such a sight, inspiring and breathtaking! And here we are, mere dots in the vast canvas of known reality. Take in these moments, lest the grandeur of the planes overtake you. I was once like you, locked to just one possibility. There are far too many to count though, one needn’t bother trying. Now, let us begin! Also, don’t get lost… You’ll never find your way home. – Garrick, traveling bard
The Planes. They’ve always been a topic that greatly fascinated me since I first picked up The Manual of the Planes, many years ago. Sure, that copy of the classic AD&D Tome was no where near “new” by then, but it was a treasure trove unlike what my young mind was ever exposed to. And like with the quote above, I haven’t looked back since. Sure, I love nothing more than more down-to-earth stories, especially the grittier ones! But, I always find myself yearning to explore countless reaches beyond. Maybe it’s my enjoyment of stuff like Star Wars (Deep Lore/Expanded Universe very much included) or the like, who knows?
Let’s cut to the chase. I enjoy giving myself general themes to play around with. It spurs on my own creativity and helps keep a general focus while I tinker and craft. So, let’s go back to the planes beyond once more! Who knows, we might make a few new fascinating friends along the way!
Author’s Note: I managed to “refuel” whatever fire was missing from this page for a while. So, let’s get back into the swing of things, huh?
IMAGE CREDIT: Yayoi Kusama – Infinity Obsession
Well, the past month or two haven’t been too easy for me, to say the least. Without intended, I basically went on hiatus for pretty much a month. There’s been a lot going on. Quite frankly, I haven’t really had my heart in the page for a little bit. This isn’t anything against my readership really, mostly with myself. As always, I’m looking for ways to improve. This isn’t just for the games that I love, mind you. Despite my frequent blinking out, as well as older pages vanishing (and sometimes mysteriously teleporting onto a semi-private Patreon workbench, like some Ravenloft domain plucked from the Material Plane), I want to come back as often as I can to create and provide all sorts of material and ideas. I do this because of the games and the communities I love. As always, thanks for reading. With any luck, you will see more of me very soon.
-Brian, aka “Dr. Necrotic” (Again, not to be confused with “Necrosurgeon, MD”, the electronic musician)
I just wanted to give a shout out to Natalie, Carolyn, Aaron and Kurt! In addition, a thanks to marvl101, whose been a long time fan on WordPress as well as collaborator with a variety of awesome ideas.
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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!
Despite moving some older posts to patreon (as a private workshop space of sorts), those pages are still popular. With that, I will put more time and energy into updating said posts. If you’re interested in seeing these developments in real time, consider supporting the site. The more support the page gets, the more I can devote to it. Since the new year has rolled around and post-holiday life is a little less stressful, I’ll have more time to come up with some cool ideas! In many cases, Patrons will be able to see posts early too, if you’re dying for a sneak peak or two at what’s in the works!
In the meantime, get ready for a some more ideas I’ve been toying around with.
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.