Next post a bit late.

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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Plugging stuff, updates and more!

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.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Deities

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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.

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RPG Blog Carnival: All of these Worlds

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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!

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No Post This Week

 

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!

Doc’s (back) on Patreon!

So, about two years ago, I tried to boot up an account and I didn’t really know what to do with it.  In short, I ultimately took it down.  However, it’s time to bring it back up.  I’m hoping this provides a great way to help revise my old content, preview new stuff and help to improve my work along the way; all while providing my viewers with awesome things worth coming back to.  As always, stay tuned!

You can check out my patreon page here!

Accursed Vampire Swashbucklers!

It’s talk like a Pirate Day and here I find myself fending off seaworthy undead!  The process has left me a bit drained.  But seriously, I hate constantly making these posts, but at the same time I want to keep everyone in the loop.  I’ve been exhausted from work, a lot of personal stress has gotten me down, among other things.  I’m not completely sure that my current post (Evard) will reach too much of an audience, granted this is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while.  It’s also a conversion document, which might be a fair bit more niche… even more so, since it was a somewhat obscure module meant for organized play MAAAAAAANY years ago.  Needless to say, I’ll push myself to create something, probably for next week.  Whether it’s another DM’s Guild update or some more fearsome creatures of the realms of the Gothic, I’m not sure yet.  Heck, I might try to toss up something tonight or tomorrow!  We’ll see!  But first, I need a moment to recoup from the challenges of both the otherworld and the real world.

 

On another note, I think I created a name for an adventure or a monster post!  Even in my fatigued state, I still have tons of crazy ideas!