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Guns of Telluria: The Slopeslinger Festival Part 2

2/15/2021 IRL. October 1921 IG. John Stickman. Rugged and tough veteran of the Tellurian War, armed and armored. Dorothy Gale. Former prisoner of war, weirded with a metal arm and occasional manifestation of animalistic teeth while under stress. Accompanied by … Continue reading

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Guns of Telluria: The Slopeslinger Festival

2/8/2021 IRL. October 1921 IG. John Stickman. Rugged and tough veteran of the Tellurian War, armed and armored. Dorothy Gale. Former prisoner of war, weirded with a metal arm and occasional manifestation of animalistic teeth while under stress. Accompanied by … Continue reading

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The Colux Skull

Star Wars, Pool of Force. 12/28/2020. Clone War era, 3256 LY Primes. A clone trooper pilot, left for dead and on his own, hiding behind a beard and a helmet. Numidian “Noomie” Smith, a scholar and archeologist with an interest … Continue reading

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Basically Fantastic: Elven Distinctives

Having finished 99% of my Inkwell Ideas freelance project, I indulged myself this morning to do a little ruminating and writing about elven distinctives in Basically Fantastic. Even as I type this I realize I forgot to put in their … Continue reading

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Punk.

Four years ago I was ruminating on what “punk” means in a genre sense. (Here.) Today I saw it summed up. “Punk is whatever makes you happy that irritates people who are used to having complete control.” And we’re done. … Continue reading

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“Under the Mountain” is the Deal of the Day!

“Axes and Anvils” GM book “Under the Mountain” is the Deal of the Day at DriveThruRPG today! The $15 .pdf is on sale for $6 today only. This book has the rules for the game in the first half, and … Continue reading

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Heroes B&B: A Simplified Approach

This is a great template for approaching gaming for new players–and for playing online. Moving a game online means focusing on what’s most important, and for me, that’s not crunch. While there’s certainly a place for more complex rule interactions … Continue reading

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NPC Decks for 2020

I have been hard at work on more NPC decks for Inkwell Ideas. Now there is a preview so you can take a look at what they’ll be like, with a number of samples. The three decks for the base … Continue reading

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Principles for prepping and running games.

Here are some key principles that inform my design for running game sessions, so you can understand how I’m focusing my prep and execution of games. I develop and focus on elements that players express interest in exploring. I don’t … Continue reading

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