Category Archives: Gork Stuff

Winner of the 27th Warlocks Journal

Time is upon us, i have recieved and compiled the submissions for the 27th Warlocks Journal contest. I have also chosen which is the winner who wins the prize: Lost Pages Bundle The winner had the guile to butter me up by using and referencing Background lore from my blog post about the Nel’dratha Dragons, i confess it most likely worked. But the deviousness of the ‘why’ behind the hiding place of the TRUE NAME spoke to me, not so much the hiding place itself but the reasoning for it,…

GM Nostalgia #16 – The Demon Heart

Heart of Nostalgia My how the days fly at the moment, it is already 10 days since my last GM Nostalgia post. I promised then that next up would be the Demon Heart, a strange idea that came to me many years ago now. It was originally an idea for a crafts project, but so far it has not made it further than a sketch on paper. The idea was to create a lifesize Demon Heart prop, for no other reason than to do it. What would set it apart…

Random Table – GM response

Which GM Response ? Turn out it is time for another Random table from Tiny Gork, this one was not on my todo list or planned in any way. The other day i saw a mention of Venger Satanis’ 33% rule for GM Determining if something a player proposes would fly or not, in an interview with VS. I have not watched the youtube vid yet though. But out of the blue, on this grey fall day, a table of responses to player inquiry came to me. Editors note: if…

Random table – Goblin Den loot

I wanted to test a site called Skreened where you can design a t-shirt and sell it. You can set how many dollars you profit from selling a design and the rest of the cost are added on top of that. So i created a random table of loot that could be could be found in a Goblin Den and slabbed it on the back of a T-shirt Skreened. Goblin Den loot 1. Broken kobold femur. 2. Shiny but worthless ring. 3. Necklace of teeth. 4. Bright coloured stones. 5….

Random Dark Secret Generator – still brainstorming

There would be no light without the darkness I have written on this random generator idea earlier (Here) and I’m still kicking ideas around on paper. Yesterday I came upwith 14 new entries for the first two tables of the generator. I am also debating with myself if I even need the Third table “What happened to put you straight?” as I am unsure if it is even within the theme of the generator. +James Etheridge commented in G+ and some of that made me think that perhaps there are…

Dark secrets, Characters with an edge

I have been kicking an idea around inside my head for some time now, it came to me while watching a tv series. Often it is commented in a fiction movie, book or tv series that “good guys also got secrets” or “a bad guy can turn a new leaf”. This got me thinking how I often myself prefer my characters to have a dark edge in some form or other. Sometimes bad things happen and they happen because people act with good intentions, but despite good intentions some bad…

GM Nostalgia #8 – Lich’s Pet Dungeon lvl 4

It is already time for the 8th GM Nostalgia post, time does fly and that is exactly what this series of posts is all about. I’m going back over my old GM stuff and we are coming up on the final map of the Lich’s Pet Dungeon, my very first home made dungeon. If you are new to the series have a look at The GM Nostalgia Archive It seems traps are still a thing in map 4, we got a room full of lava with stepping stones and some…

New Line of products out of Tiny Gork tinkershop

Hola my Gork! I love sharing and I love re-use. So creating a new line of products to other GMs from my own stuff seemed obvious. Gork stuff handouts is a series of images created by myself that I believe could be used as handouts for your party when you want to add that extra touch of Umphf to loot or clues. The first batch being released is a series of pages designed to look like spellbook pages or scrolls with mystic texts and diagrams. On this batch is also…

GM Nostalgia #7 – Lich’s Pet Dungeon lvl 3 (map3)

Hola! I hope you are enjoying my trip down memory lane, manifested in these old dungeon maps of mine, as much as myself. Next up for my GM Nostalgia is the another old map, its the 3rd map in the Lich’s Pet Dungeon, continuing from map 2 obviously 😉 Apparently my map making skills were advancing as i appear to have blacked out the area surrounding dungeon areas, although it was a simple technique of crossing out the squares it did do the job of making the map more pleasantly…

GM Nostalgia #6 – Lich’s Pet Dungeon lvl 2 – Room Stuffings!

It’s time to follow up on the last GM Nostalgia post: GM Nostalgia #5 Lich’s Pet Dungeon Lvl 2 Map with room stuffings. Yet more young me flavor, not a whole lot of room descriptions, i was much more focused on what monster would be facing the adventurers next! Alot of it feels malplaced and weird, yet i think it has that oldschool dungeon crawl to it and i still had some sense of monsters being here was because someone put them here deliberately. Someone is in control of all…

New Gork Stuff – Sketches#1

Hola. Yet another Tiny Gork product has seen the light of day! I have just released Tiny Gork Sketches #1 and for the first 30 days it’s only $3! After that it’s $5 and my loyal Gorks on the newsletter even got a better discount than the $3 😉 I hope people will find a use for these sketches/drawings, they served me as a player and game master and I hope they will serve others in the future. I have more sketches and drawings I wish to share in future…

GM Nostalgia #5 – New Dungeon Map – Lich’s Pet Dungeon lvl 2

Next up in my old GM papers are the 2nd level of my very first dungeon. We’ve just gone through the first level and it’s 56 room descriptions in the previous 4 GM Nostalgia posts. If you’re new to the series you can catch up on this link, i took the liberty of sorting it chronologically for you, Category: GM Nostalgia. So while looking at the first map and the second map, it appears to me that the first level is some sort of huge building, set before a mountain…

GM Nostalgia #4 – The Lich’s Pet Dungeon Rooms 42-56

Back due to popular demand! (one can hope as much) I now present to you, the final rooms of the first dungeon map i ever made. I have come to remember that the dungeon was created by a Lich and the day to day business is run by a chaotic cleric who lives in the dungeon. But the pet dungeon is merely the first level.. After room 56, there is an entire new map and it doesn’t stop there. Two more maps follow after the 2nd level! But i’m getting…

New Release- BootCamp product – Galens Gamble Adventure

Hola! It’s my great pleasure to announce that my Bootcamp project Galens Gamble is now released on Drivethrustuff -> Buy Galens Gamble My newsletter subscribers have had a little week’s headstart with a discount, but now it’s ready for you too! Galens Gamble is the product of the Bootcamp course i took part in, building a RPG book from no idea to release. Normally the course instructs this over 30 days, I took little over a year, however I did all the artwork myself, as well as editing and typography….

Gork people #3 – Desmer Snakeeyes

The Rogue Assassin known as Desmer Snakeeyes Cheers! I want to share with you a story about a lost soul i once ran into. She was a hot lil number she was, such a vixen, wicked as a spider and sneaky like a fox. Her name was Desmer Snakeeyes and she was rogue out of Arendur, once a great city that fell to ruin with hidden shrines devoted to demonic worship. The city was reclaimed and rebuilt by an adventuring band led by a minotaur Warlock who later became king…

Bootcamp Project – onto the battlefield of typography!

Typography & Scribus Finally deciding that i’m done editing and re-writing, the project has now moved onto design/layout/typography. So I have tried to educate myself abit on those topics, a really good place for me to start was MB’s practical typography webbook Butterick’s Practical Typography and i also purchased a used copy of the Non-designers design book. All alongside learning to use the Scribus software. So i’m now knee deep in laying out Galens Gamble in Scribustrying to apply all the rules of typography i can remember. It has taken…

Bootcamp – Galens Gamble

The end is fast approaching! I have seen Tiny Gork being deep in his work on the next book, the bootcamp project that was to result in a product is finally about to reach its destination. From what i can gather of my talks and sneakpeaks over his shoulder, Tiny Gork has researched an event concerning a mercenary band led by a man named Galen. Tiny Gork is calling it “Galens Gamble” and it’s about a band of adventurers that stood up to Galen and his mercenaries in a moment…

New release on Drivethrurpg by Tiny Gork

Greetings! We recently closed the Warlocks Journal contest of May 2014. I have released the previous Tiny Gork host of the Warlocks Journal of December 2013 – Woman in ice on Drivethrurpg.com. The PDF contains all the entries submitted for the December contest and is FREE. drivethru link: http://bit.ly/1hymxA2 May contest – Time Beast will follow soon, so keep an eye out 😉 gork ya later!

We have a Winner!

Results are in. The Warlocks Journal contest may 2014 has a definitive Winner. Thank you to everyone who read the entries and voted for their favorite and thanks to all who chose to participate. I enjoyed all the entries, the creativity and imagination that went into designing these beasts. I tried to set a narrow scope and focus for this contest as i often find myself that too wide scope presents me with too many options and i tend to stagnate in the process of choosing one of those. It…

Warlock Voting!

Salutations fellow journal students. I have finished a small stack of documents with the interresting entries that I was able to procure from the Journal before it vanished once more. Handle these documents with care, they contain great secrets! Time Beast voting – May 2014 PDF vote here

Submission closed

The Warlocks Journal has been closed and no further entries can be made, now we wait for Tiny Gork to sort the entries and present them to our voting process. A small hurdle showed up spontaneously as I got the oppertunity to go to see Xmen future past 1 day before the regular premier ! So I expect the voting pdf to be ready before the weekend if all goes well 🙂 These are some real imaginative entries, it is exciting to see what people take away from such a…

Closing of the pages!

We are now counting the hours till the journal slams shut it pages once again to travel across the multiverse to another host. The entries recieved so far are full of imagination and very alternative, it’s a treat to recieve such creativity in the mail! I am excited to see what other creative thoughts my Little contest have provoked out there. There’s still time! write it, send it, win it! 😉 Gork ya later!

The End is Near!

Tomorrow 20th of May is the last day to submit YOUR time beast! Monster creation is not the easiest thing in the World and i know from personal experience that creating without stats for others to use does not make it any easier! That is why i did my best to narrow the scope, aid focus along with being able to provide some background inspiration via the Time Hunters. I am looking forward to see what kind of creations was inspired this time! Gork ya later!

Warlocks Journal Contest – Beast of Time – May 2014

The strange and mysterious wandering journal of a long forgotten warlock has once more found its way to the tinkering room of Tiny Gork. This time the journal reveals to us the nature of a very destictive beast, a beast born of the time flow. The beast is particularly feared and respected by the time hunters who frequently travels the time flow in hunt of time meddlers. Only a few hunters have ever faced this beast and lived to tell about it, only one of them killed it. Contest: Your…

Gork beasts #2 – Nel’dratha Dragons

Origins The Dragons known throughout the multiverse as the Nel’dratha Dragons all have one origin, the one Nel’dratha Dragon known as the Queen or Mother of the Nel’dratha. She was the Mount and familiar of a powerful wizard, he helped her chase a dream. She dreamed of improving upon the immortality of dragons, she wanted more. Together they found a way to bind the power of dragons, undeath and shadow together into one. The Ritual was done at a secret place of power, part of the ritual required the wizard…

Gork people #2 – The Assassin ‘Black Star’

Black Star The facade Her story is no secret, she often shares many anecdotes from her travels. Where alot of mercenaries favors keeping an air of mystery about them, Black Star is very open mouthed. True or false, nobody really knows, though there is one thing she is tightlipped about. She has never revealed her real name, the only identity anyone knows about her is Black Star. The name Black Star is known and feared as a cold and cynical assassin, the underworld is full of stories and rumours about…

Gork Beasts #1 – Lost Hounds of Triasli

Lost Hounds of Triasli The Triasli Beast is an old legend of a gigantic diabolic 8 legged predator roaming the time flow. She was placed there as a guardian by an ancient time lord, before the first time Hunters, guarding time against time travelers. Throughout the planes the offspring of Triasli have been seen around strange rifts, assaulting anyone nearby. They pounce from out of nowhere with their 600 Pound, 6 strong legs and a head with an oversized mouth full of 2 sets of razorsharp teeth. They also have…

Gork People #1 – Trass’gram Denholt

While im tinkering with quite a few Things at the moment, i am also constantly struck by new ideas. So here is a suggestion for an NPC inspired by the Time Hunters sourcebook i just released. Trass’gram Denholt An aging warrior sits in the corner of a dusty old tavern, his left hand clutches a wooden mug that has clearly seen better days. He does not appear to belong to a race you are familiar with, yet still he has that comfortable familiar feeling about him. His hair looks unkept…

The warlock’s journal contest

@ Warlock’s Sanctum Games there’s a contest for tinkers. Come up with a system less item of power, the entry must be 250+ words and submitted before 12th october. Winner gets a $10 certificate for Drivethrurpg.com AND all the entries will be compiled into a free pdf, you can always use a book compiled of gamers own inventions. I could not leave this oppertunity to tinker alone, so i have sent the following entry to the Warlock’s Sanctum: The Apple of Law. Long long ago, back to when time was…