Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Meet the Party

I'm back in Poland for a few days. Which means it's time to move my D&D campaign a bit. I have little time left to the session, so just take a look at the images I picked with the party to illustrate the concepts behind their characters. FYI we play a hacked version of LOTFP.

Adam is playing Sarif, the Puma Rakshasa (like an elf, but with specialist skills instead of the fighter benefits). What he looks like:

What he wants to look like:

Jack is a nameless Kuo-Ta (I made them in to humanoid frogs working like vulnerable clerics with benefits):

I imagined them being leaner, a bit like this guy:

Julia is playing Ian-Aku, a nomadic female barbarian from the East (aka Fighter):

I imagine here character as something in between, except she fights with an axe (the 'female barbarian' imagery is extremely homogenous, do something about it internet!!!).

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Good, The Bad, The Goblin

I'm back in Polandland for the holidays so me and my buddies decided to put a game together (read: I run it, they run amok).

I decided there will be 3 'factions' in the dungeon I will run. Here's the scrapbook for stocking it.

The Good

The Bad

    I have no idea, who drew the last image, but I love how he/she/it made the lizard men look like slavers from some empire, rather than cavemen!

    The Goblin

    I always really liked the art direction Magic: The Gathering took with portraying goblins, especially in earlier editions. They can be zany, scary, serious and simply stupid, but somehow there is a feeling of an overarching theme that makes them memorable.

    The first and last pic gave me an idea. Perhaps there are two kinds of goblins? The green 'long nosed goblins' are underground dwellers. They are generally smarter and more advanced. The 'tall goblins' are taller and have more of a greyish skin tone, they are the nomadic riders from the east.

    Also, while looking for the links to the MtG images, I found a newer card called Goblin Battle Jester. I don't care about the artwork, but the idea of 'battle jesters' is here to stay.

    Thursday, September 13, 2012

    I'm a what?

    A wizard! That's how I feel, since I arrived to Edinburgh for my Msc in Philosophy of Mind.

    I haven't been updating, cause I don't have the time to DM so there is not much to blog about.
    However, I'd be very keen on playing some ODD!

    Do you know about any groups running a game in the city of David Hume?

    Thursday, January 12, 2012

    Congregation of Wizards

    Hello! I'm well and stuff. Took a long break from blogging in order to play more.
    To amuse you here's a picture of three deans of some polish universities at some ceremony meeting. The guy on the right is the head of an art school, but you could have already guessed that.

    Not pictured, the head of the computer school sacrificing a virgin.

    Monday, April 11, 2011

    Music Monday: Mutant Future Inspirations #2

    This is going to be a short one. Today, my lovely Julia showed me a brĂ¼tal article about Botswana's metal heads. Whithout further ado, here's what my (and every other) post-apocalyptic setting lacked all along.

    Here's a little sneak peak.

    This guy's nickname is Maximum, probably cause you can't get much more awesome.

    Monday, April 4, 2011

    I still roam

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like it's been almost a year away from blogging for me. Although I haven't planned this break to be so long, it was the right thing to do.

    Several things have changed in my attitude towards blogging. I no longer feel compelled to post at any regular rate, not to mention the daily rate of the OSR core, though I will try to drop a few during a month.

    On a side, note my personal life is in perfect order, thank you.

    Now, since it's still Music Monday...


    They are a really awesome old-school metal band, very appropriate for the old-school RPG community. I saw them live last year and they really kicked ass. If you like the Sword (minus Warp Riders), early Slayer and Witch, I'm sure you're gonna love them.

    Their last record Accelerated Living has a quite hideous cover (unlike their previous release). But somehow it reminds me of old D&D art.

    Enjoy and see you soon.