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Warlock’s Journal #35 – Who am I ?

The 35th Warlock’s Journal is upon us here at Tiny Gork. This time it’s gonna be another picture, a “who am I?” contest. I love those picture contests, almost as much as i enjoyed that little word play we had here last time Tiny Gork hosted. You now have the chance to create a monster, villain or any other kind of NPC! But it can be anything you fancy! The winner will be chosen by me and an annonymous council of mysterious outsider judges, this council is in total three…

Pulling quick missions out of a hat

I’d like to share with you this new idea i had. I’m working on a table based quick missions generator, that is supposed to help me think up a random mission on the spot. For those moments… Have you ever had that moment, if you have you know what i’m talking about. That moment when one of your players are doing everything in his power to get an npc to hand over a desired item. Short of dragging said npc into an alley and stab him to death in cold…

Winner of the 31st Warlocks Journal!

Tiny Gork has finally selected a winner of the 31st Warlocks Journal contest. Many and much deliberations went into selecting a Warlocks Journal winner this time. The Winner of the Warlocks Journal I will keep the suspense going, you must download the full PDF and read through it to see who ran away with the huge pile of PDF loot that Vicki Potter from Tabletopadventures.com procured for us. you may find the PDF on drivethruRPG.com at this link: 31st Warlocks Journal – Freebooting the Dragonscale Lexicon The winner will be…

Warlocks Journal #31 – picking a winner

This is a brief update on the current Warlocks Journal. I will have to postpone the declaration of the Warlocks Journal Winner for a little while. Just crossing a few T’s and dotting i’s. We had 10 awesome entries this time around, very hard choice picking a winner. I’ll hurry i promise!! To keep the suspsense going i can reveal that the prize is no less than a bundle of 10 products! Generously donated by Ennead Games, Tabletop Adventures and Tiny Gork. Gork ya later!

Warlocks Journal – January 2017

The January Warlock Journal As GMs it can be tricky sometimes to come up with stuff, be it a location, magic item, npc, weapons, monsters, background story etc.. The Warlocks Journal this time emulates one of the methods to overcome these tricky dry spells. lexicon dragonscale freebooter Seek inspiration in the three words above, let them take you places, let them create new places, people and items of power in your imagination. This time anything goes, you can submit any and everything for the Warlocks Journal. Well that is to…

Angry Warhammer or What have I done lately?

Gorking about Since the Warlocks journal hosting i have been working on my scifi rpg game and painting miniatures for the upcomming smackdown event 13th of August im co hosting and participating in. So fair warning, if you have no interest in model paintaing half of this post will be pretty boring and the other half is about RPG and being a GM and how i am doing my best to distill golden nuggets from some great articles on the topic. There is absolutely nothing about my TinyGork work to…

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,…

Warlock’s Journal #27 May 2016 – True Names

Warlock’s Journal May contest We are once again visited by the Warlock’s Journal, the travelling book of wonderous knowledge. This time the Warlock’s Journal is focused on very specific and mysterious topic, True Names! It is known, that throughout the ages, the eons and the multiverse there has always been one universal truth which seems to have unparallelled powers of domnation, the True Name! But the Journal is apparently focussing it’s attention on a specific example in history where a beings true name was discovered and used to subdue and…

Structuring my GM experinces

It’s been awhile since my last post, TinyGork has been put abit on the backburner due to a mix of laziness, personal issues, work, normal life stuff and now i’m also taking over a RPG group that i was a player in. So i have spent a month or two reading everything i could on www.theangrygm.com which i happened to stumble upon once again because i was looking for an article about abstract dungeons i remember reading a while back. So i found it again and noticed there were other…

Winner of the November Warlocks Journal 2015

The Winner is…. It is now the 30th of November and I have promised to declare you a winner of the November edition of the Warlock’s Journal. So I give to you the winner: Dominick Riesland with his submission CorTempus! CorTempus Nobody knows what the CorTempus does because it has been doing its job for so long that everyone thinks its power is just a natural part of the landscape. The original Timehunters built their headquarters over the CorTempus and have only “recently” discovered that it is separate from the…

Warlock’s Journal – Voting

We have now passed the 15th of November and it is time to put the submitted entries for the Warlock’s Journal to a vote. Contestants were asked to create/describe a wonderous item based upon my sketch of a rune carved heart, the idea was that it has been locked away in the vault of the Timehunters but the journal wants to know why. I have compiled a voting pdf for you to read before you decide how to cast your vote, you may find the pdf at this dropbox link…

Warlock’s Journal – November 2015

Warlock’s Journal November contest We are once again visited by the Warlock’s Journal, the travelling book of wonderous knowledge. This time it is focused on a single particular item, it seems to be researching an item long rumoured to be locked away in the vault of the TimeHunters. Despite the rumours, nobody really knows what the true story is behind this artefact. The artefact sketch was featured in the last episode of GM Nostlagia, it shows a heart with runes carved into it. There were lots of unanswered questions so…

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…

I name thee thy True Name!

Hola! It’s been awhile since i’ve been active, apart from Warlock’s Journal i’ve been keeping busy with warhammer40k. I co-hosted an event that went off awesomely! So now i am re-aquainting myself with my writing on the Shadow Council and i am currently trying to research the topic of True Names. The proxies of the Shadow Council set out to discover the True Name of a great entity and i wanted to not fall into too much of a cliché even though a true name is very much so. So…

We have a Winner of the 20th Warlock’s Journal

!CONGRATULATIONS! Nikolaj Gedionsen won the contest with his Time Loop Chronomancy Spell, Nikolaj will recieve a license for the RealmWorks GM campaign manager by Lonewolf Development! A big thank you to all who participated and voted and a big thank you to Lonewolf Development for sponsoring the prize for the 20th Warlock’s Journal contest. You can download a free copy of the credited spells here @ drivethruRPG Gork ya later!

20th Warlock’s Journal – Voting!

Greetings! It’s been exciting to see the spells found by the Journal during the month of May. We got 7 exciting Chronomancy spells to study! Download your copy of the voting pdf here -> Dropbox link Submit your vote here: SurveyMonkey link The Winner will recieve a license for the RealmWorks software by lonewolf development. A big thank you to all participants! Voting ends on the 29th of May. Gork ya later!

Warlocks Journal #20 – May 2015 – Chronomancy

Salutations all! April’s contest of the Warlocks Journal just wrapped up at Tales of a GM showing us the next scheme of Hanna Crip to unravel the multiverse. Congratulations to Emil Vahlgren with her “False Gods” scheme. The wandering Warlocks Journal The Warlocks Journal is an interdimensional book that teleports from place to place, recording knowledge in whatever location it finds itself. The places it visits may be widely separated in time and space, and may even be in different dimensions or alternate realities. The handful of people who have…

GM Nostalgia #11 – Castle Eversteel 1st upper floor

From the ground up! Following last weeks GM Nostalgia it is now time for the 1st upper floor of Castle Eversteel. I don’t have a whole lot more to say on top of last week’s Ground floor map of the castle. Note that there is a handdrawn “2 floor” on the map, but I’m pretty sure that I mixed the term up. I must have counted the ground floor as “the 1st” 🙂 Do you have any castle maps that you made you want to share with the rest of…

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…

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…

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…

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….

EU VAT reversed 2015

It appears that EU wants to reverse the VAT charging from 2015, as a seller of digital products/services in EU selling to EU customers you will have to pay your tax in the customers country at that countrys VAT rate. I signed a petition against this legislation, as it strikes me as a hampering on small businesses that wants to sell internationally. “PIERRE MOSCOVICI: A unilateral suspension of the introduction of the new EU VAT laws for micro businesses and sole traders” http://www.change.org/p/pierre-moscovici-a-unilateral-suspension-of-the-introduction-of-the-new-eu-vat-laws-for-micro-businesses-and-sole-traders?recruiter=198217866&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition Support small individual businesses, stopping something like…

Warlocks Journal #15 – Design a Dungeon Room

The Warlocks Journal has now appeared at Soulguardianpub.com and this time it is collecting dungeon rooms, it appears it is trying to find as many dungeon rooms with challenges to overcome as possible. Entries should follow the following format Name of the Room Description Challenge Other Important Information (optional) Details of the contest This are the specific details for the contest. Deadline: 26 December 2014, 12AM PST Submission: info@soulguardianpub.com subject: Warlock’s Journal, format rtf, doc, txt. Up to three submissions per participant. Prize: $15 DriveThru store credit for the winner…

Layout change on the blog

Just a quick note, you may notice that the blog layout has changed slightly. It now shows the full posts instead of excerpts, just because i want to try something new. I would like to hear your thoughts on this change, feel free to comment 🙂

Winner of the Warlocks Journal #14

Greetings all! November month was the month of the #14 Warlocks Journal contest and it was hosted here at Tinygork.com. For some reason, it could be timing, there was only one submission this time around. Maybe it was the challenge that was uninspirering or too difficult ? What could I improve to get you to write an entry submission for a future contest? 🙂 However, winner by default was Phil Nichols. The Last Breath, 3rd fragment of the Sepharil The third Sepharil fragment is now known as The Last Breath….

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…

Warlocks Journal & the Shadow Council

Once again, the Warlocks Journal has found its way to Tiny Gorks workshop. I saw him flipping through it’s pages a few hours ago and i do believe he was mumbling something about artifacts! Now i know that Tiny Gork is somewhat an expert on something known as the Shadow Council. What… you, you don’t .. you have never heard about the Shadow Council ? There once was… many fateful stories starts with these words and in this case it is no less true and yet it might still prove…

Site tweaking

Hola! I have added a page to the top menu that serves a simple purpose, showing off Tiny Gork’s twitter timeline 🙂 The Bootcamp page was moved into the products submenu. Speaking of tweet tweet, check out the last one there is a link for a 2 page sneak peak of Galens Gamble the next Tiny Gork release! Gork ya later!

Galens Gamble update

hola! Tonight i spent some time working on a few photos i had lying around that i thought would be suitable for illustrations/artwork for the Galens Gamble adventure. Thought i’d share them with you. Gallery

Contact form Removed

Hola! Due to massive spam on the contact form that sends me an email, i have deemed it neccesary to remove the form from my contact page. There are still other ways to contact me listed on the contact page. Why someone would want to use an email contact form to send me more than obvious spam mails that no intelligble creature would ever use is beyond me. Some are litterally just a long list of url’s or random comments trying to push an url. I suppose it’s a comment…

Hello September!

It seems only like 2 weeks ago it was middle of january and i was buying my second car, a week later i began sleeping over at my girlfriends appartment daily… now it is September and i have been living here officially for 3 months and Christmas is soon knocking on the door again. I took the last 3 weeks off from work, spending my time with my girlfriend, her kids and my friends. My birthday also snuck in there, so no less than 2 saturdays was dedicated to honoring…

Warhammer Smackdown

So here we are, a fortnight after the big showdown. I have been busy packing down my old apartment and cleaning it up to release it back to its owner. Yesterday i handed over the keys, somewhat strange sensation. It was my first apartment and i had it for 11 years. Anyhow, back to the showdown i was organising with my friend, the Warhammer 40k Smackdown 2014! We started planning in May and by some miracle we actually pulled the event off, however there were many details we wanted to…

Warhammer smackdown

This Saturday I am co-organising a warhammer 40k event. It’s a big battle with 9 armies and 11 players.  Each army is roughly 2500pt maybe a bit more. I am also participating in the battle wit her my homemade space marine chapter Doom Lions.  The last few months have been busy with assembling and converting my chapter with a lot of lions bots from sciborminiatures. Along with emptying out my old apartment and moving stuff into my girlfriends, yes I moved in.  So did my warhammer, book and movie collections…

Warlocks Journal June voting

The June contest is already closed for submissions! Alas, my weekend went by too fast and i even came down with illness so i completely forgot to submit my two deities! But you can now vote for those who remembered to submit. So grab your voting hat 🙂 Soulguardian publishing – Warlocks Journal voting I did write up two deities for the contest and i sent them to Soulguardian Publishing for the final PDF compilation, but they will not be a part of the voting, so no win for me…

it’s over 1000!!

Today is a great day for Tiny Gork, i just discovered that the total amount of Tiny Gork downloads @ DrivethruRPG has hit the 1000 marker! I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who takes an interrest in Tiny Gorks products. I hope to share many more stories with you that you can turn into your own versions. Sincerely Michael Tiny Gork

Warlocks Journal – June

Evening! I am tinkering with a new deity, for the June contest of Warlocks Journal. It is hosted by a newcomer, Soulguardian Publishing. Here’s a quote: “This month the challenge is to design a deity in 500 words or less. But there is a twist: you have to explain how time has changed this deity: maybe its has become more and more powerful, or maybe it is now dead and forgotten. Maybe its has married another deity, or maybe its children have been killed. Whatever it is, this twist has…

New Tiny Gork releases on DrivethruRPG.com

Hola, this is a short service announcement 😉 My first release on DrivethruRPG.com was in October 2013, it was the essential shadow council origin bundled with time Hunters sourcebook. I have chosen to split them up as well, so each has its seperate listing on drivethrurpg.com. This was mainly for future bundle oppertunities with new products, makes it easier. I also released the may month of warlocks journal – Time Beast. For a full list of Tiny Gork products on drivethruRPG.com -> Click Here Gork ya later!

Tweaking the tinkershop

hola! I’ve been tinkering with the site, the top menu now has a products page which has the various shadow council menus nested under it. On the products page i have listed all products by Tiny Gork. Some are released, schedueled to be released and some are still nothing more than a product idea. As things Progress some of my ideas dont fit strictly under the shadow council setting but can stand on their own or are completely unrelated, so a specific products page felt obvious. It also dawned on…

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!