Category Archives: Self-publishing

2013: Onwards!! Aspirations for the New Year…

Well a Happy New Year to all; we seem to have decided there is still life after the Mayan calendar, which is good to know, as it means more gaming time! šŸ™‚ Anyway, as I mentioned in my last post, … Continue reading

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RPG Tech Talk: Taking Notes

I recently picked up a bookĀ Never Unprepared: The Complete Gamemaster’s Guide to Session Prep. An interesting read, and one which I’m sure will bring some changes to my game prep activities. The link to this column, however, is that there … Continue reading

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RPG Blog Carnival: Game Writing…

This month’s RPG Blog Carnival is hosted by a blog I hadn’t come across, before, Triple Crit. The subject is Writing in RPGs, a really interesting topic and one that really suitsĀ the blog, which is packed with articles and tips … Continue reading

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Content Corner: Havenscoast Locales

It’s been a slow couple of months on the blog front – a combination of work and summer holidays to blame – things just haven’t been progressing as I’d like! The ‘Havenscoast Project‘ is one such example; the last time … Continue reading

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Content Corner: Rats Below

Earlier this month I posted an iBook publication of a short delve in my RPG Tech Talk column. This was an example of using a new Apple application to create richly formatted publication for viewing on an iPad! Of course, … Continue reading

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RPG Tech Talk: iBooks Author

In my last column, I talked about my opinion that current eBook Ā formats are not really suitable for RPG publications, where typically a greater level of control is required over the precise layout – unlike a novel where the ‘flow’ … Continue reading

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Map of the Month: Jonathan Roberts Style City Map

So March has flown by, and this column Ā missed the boat slightly in terms of publication, and significantly in terms of the content I had wanted to publish šŸ˜¦ As the title suggests, my aim was to complete a set … Continue reading

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Content Corner: Spider Fey

Recently in the 4E campaign I’m running for my kids, the party had a little detour to the Feywild, to rescue a unicorn foal from some evil fey brigands. When designing the short adventure, I was casting around for a … Continue reading

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Content Corner: Havenscoast Overview

Back in the day, the D&D products I used to like more than any other were ‘Gazetteer’ style guides, like the original Greyhawk and Forgotten Realms products. I used to peruseĀ these voraciously. Strangely, I seldom ran adventures using these products, … Continue reading

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Map of the Month: Havenscoast Overland

As I mentioned recently, I’m on a Jon Roberts vibe. For those that don’t know his work, you can check it out at Fantastic Maps. Not only does he present his wonderful work here, he also regularly posts tutorials and … Continue reading

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