Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Beneath a Righteous Temple - Bestiary Appendix

Last week, I started an adventure serial called Beneath a Righteous Temple.  Part 2 is scheduled for this week, and will find adventurers delving down into the crypts below the temple.  Before I get to that, I'm going to share the bestiary that I'd normally put at the back of the book for handy reference. Why?  Well, you'll need these monsters to run the adventure as it begins in part 2.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Beneath a Righteous Temple - Part 1

I have an irregularly posted feature on my wife's art blog, Markers and Meows, called Maps and Meows where I post maps I've drawn and go over some details of my process.  I'd like to start doing something with each map and posting it here.  Typically, this will probably be something akin to a one-page dungeon.

However, currently the maps I'm drawing for her blog are all linked together.  The first map, the Lakeside Temple, was a map of a fort-like temple.  I'm following up that map with some subterranean goings-on beneath the temple's main building.  I originally thought this would make a good short published adventure, but now I'm thinking I'll build this adventure over the next few weeks here on the blog for all to enjoy.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Ready for some mapping!

Sitting down for some mapping for my next Maps and Meows article over on Markers and Meows.  Once I grab a beer from the fridge, I'll have everything I need!

  • Faber Castell PITT pens - 4 different sizes.
  • Caran d'ache non-photo blue pencil
  • Bienfang 4x4 paper
  • My book of maps I've drawn for reference if I forget how I've drawn certain things in the past
  • +Dyson Logos cartographic review for referencing how to draw things I've not done before
  • My lucky black cat, Zoe, who will inevitably prove to not be good luck as she gets in my way a lot.
The copy of Keep on the Borderlands has nothing to do with this, was just on the table because I'm running it tomorrow!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

New Monster: Waterlogged Zombie

I've been working on my next adventure in the Sundered Chronicles: Redemption of Aranure series, titled "The Shores of Alrandar".  I try my best to include in my adventures material that is useful outside of running the adventure.  Mostly this has been monsters, and this next installment will be no different in that regard.  Below is one of the new monster entries - the waterlogged zombie!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Paladin

It seems rather fitting to me that I start my new blog with a post about my favorite class of all time: the Paladin.  It seriously is the best class.  Whenever I pick up a new RPG core book, the first thing I flip to is the Paladin.  I've been obsessed with this class since childhood.  A big part of it is sourced from how awesome it was to become a Paladin in the Quest for Glory PC game series. It was the ultimate reward for being a good guy, and this is something that's stuck with me since.

Anyway, you're probably wondering who I am and what I'm all about.  I'm half of the team over at Sundered Blade Games.  My wife and I publish RPG adventures and source-books together, which is pretty fantastic.  I also write an irregular guest feature over on my wife's art blog Markers and Meows that I call Maps and Meows.  Basically, I draw maps, post them, and detail my drawing processes.

Now that I've bored you with all this new blog introduction stuff, I'll bring you to the actual topic of this post: The Paladin.  This is a S&W variant class that's in early stages - I'm going to label these kinds of things "half-baked".  It's an idea that I haven't done much testing on.