Welcome, and well met!

I'm a fan of pen-and-paper RPG's. That's what you are going to find on this site. Sometimes there might be a blurb about the Secret World MMO; but the focus here is my drifting through Wisconsin's gaming communities.

Links will be added as cons are visited, games are played, and authoring is published.

Wander around. Grab a tankard. Relax and immerse yourself into polyhedron geekness, Wisconsin style!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

New stuff...

Into the Valley has seen its final edit, and I've submitted the art suggestions.
Put. To. Bed.

I've been slowly setting up my Obsidian Portal and RPTools sites for an Ars Magica 5 game titled "Mythen Keep". I've got it plotted out to cover a century of time, allowing a covenant of magi to see if they can endure the full four seasons of a covenant's 'life span' (and possible rebirth). I've got games 1 & 2 done, with game 3 fully outlined and partially written. In this case, although the meta-plot is outlined, I plan on trying to stay 1-2 fully fleshed out games ahead of the PC's time period. I'm also looking at this game as the backdrop to all my other ArM5 gaming endeavors.

Sadly, it is looking like I will miss Fire & Ice. Family plans trump gaming weekends and all of that.

I'm also considering a C&C or Pathfinder system to default to. I'm honestly done with D&D v.whatever. Those games will also end up being online (RPTools, probably) endeavors as well. It is just easier to get a group together online these days.

It might be fun to do the monthly sessions with the Milwaukee D&D Meetup group, just to get some face-to-face time.

Looking forward to a weekend at Gary Con! Hotel is booked and tickets are pre-ordered. WOOT!

-Dave

Monday, January 7, 2013

Fishing in the Blue Mountain

Almost done with the Blue Mountain zone in the Secret World MMO. Reeealy taking my time at this game, trying to play it with minimal deaths and w/o party groupings. Some good story threads and interesting mixes of contemporary horror genres. Lots of typical MMO stuff to. Thankfully, the grinding is no where near the level of WoWcrack. Nice having the ability to disassemble / reassemble magic items too.

Writing-wise, I'm in a weird holding pattern. Metaphorically speaking, I'm looking down at all the 'want to' projects from the 10,000 foot level.
> Working on cracking a new film script with fellow scribe Jeff M.
> Considering diving into the world of Castles and Crusades. I might look into RPTools and see if I can use that to do some online 'friday night' games.
> Just shot out my ArM5 game for final edit and publication in a release for this year (WOOT!)
> On the ArM5 front, I was playing around with the idea of really focusing in on the fairy realm. Again, planning on evolving the rule set for RPTools and setting the game in there. Two BIG projects for the hobby wrapped into one insane idea...
>Then there is the NaNoWriMo novel from November 2012. I've got 50K words, another 20K to write, then the editing process. Reality tells me to plan on taking 6-10 months to make this really polished.

I want it done now.

Also, Garycon is in a couple of months. No C&C games on their site yet. I might write one up, just to represent.

Onward and upward in 2013!

-Dave

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

A good start so far.

November was NaNoWriMo at 50,000 words in 30 days. Successful and hence no blogging time.

My first writing assignment for Ars Magica is in the final edit phase and my authors bio is done. Now to suggest artwork and to ship it off to press.
That was yesterday.

Now it is time to plan for Gary Con!!!

-Dave