Tinkering Gork

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!

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!

Personal celebration

One year anniversary with my girlfriend! How time flies faster than I can comprehend sometimes. It seems like just a few weeks ago we announced our relationship to the world. We have spent all but a handful of days together and it looks like I’m going to eventually move in with her. She is very supportive of my work with tiny gork and does her best to keep me at it. So that’s that 🙂 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…

Warlocks Journal – May Prize announcement

Awesome news! The winning prize for the coming Warlocks Journal Contest – May has been generously sponsored by d20pfsrd.com. “The d20pfsrd.com store has the lowest commission charge for publishers then any other online store. This means when you purchase from them, more money goes into the publisher’s pocket! Increasing our support for ultimately the writers and artists is what Open Gaming is all about, and we stand behind that 200%!” D20pfsrd has sponsored a 100% gift coupon for any d20pfsrd publishing product to be won in the coming Warlocks Journal…

Warlocks Journal contest returns

During the month of May TinyGork.com will yet again host a round of the site hopping Warlocks Journal Contest. This time the contest will relate to the organisation, known as Time Hunters. You can read more about Time Hunters in the FreeG pdf book by Tiny Gork, see the links below: Drivethru link Tinygork.com link So keep your eyes open for more info in the coming days 🙂 Gork ya later!

Bootcamp #7 – pulling through

It has been some time since i last adressed my on going grind of editing the bootcamp project Galens Gamble story adventure. Yesterday it felt like i finally pushed through the grind, although i am nowhere near perfection i am now feeling more content with the current draft. So after re-writing, re-structuring, re-arranging and deleting i finally went through the whole thing with a spellchecker and that feels like some sort of closure on the editing phase. However there are some issues i have not adressed and i am not…

G+ Game Master Tips: Thieves Guild

I wanted to share my response to something +Johnn four asked in the G+ Group Game Master Tips: +Johnn Four: Catching up on emails after my trip. Only 115 to respond to now. 🙂 Got this interesting tip request from a reader: One of my PC’s has expressed interest in running a thieves guild. I haven’t a clue as to what the daily operations would be and other things that would be involved beyond having a fence and doing miscellaneous stealing and break-in missions. I have some experience with video…

TinyGork Release #2

Salutations! Tiny Gork has finally pulled out the second edition of the Essential Shadow Council series. In the first issue Tiny Gork introduced us to the concept of the Shadow Council. How they formed and internal conflict arose. Now we get more stories about the conflict, the seeds planted to start it and the inevitable reckoning that would arise between the council and the banished. The proxies of the council seeks information of a particular weakness to exploit and the Nemesis proxy takes steps towards claiming an important tool in…

The Essential Shadow Council Origins Part #2

I finally dusted off the Shadow Council Origins story im writing, which is supposed to be my core product on which im going to build others. Another two monologues from Tiny Gork is now ready to be released as yet another FreeG. Is currently awaiting activation acceptance from DrvThruRPG staff. This will be the second book in the series, which are aimed to introduce the story setting without going into details. The fully fleshed story setting is still being written up, so until that is done i hope you will…

Bootcamp #6

Grinding my editing So now i think i know what John Four means when he talks about grinds, however he used the term in the period where you write and create. My true grind experience has been in the editing phase of my bootcamp project: Galens Gamble a systemless adventure. According to the plan i should have released this adventure about 2 or 3 months ago, but the editing shifted gear on my motivation, inspiration and momentum. While nothing ever really came to a complete halt, things were going very…

New carriage

So the last few months i have been browsing around for inspiration to a new-used car. It was soon time to skip off the old Toyota Camry from 1991 and i had no idea what i wanted to replace it with. During my time of inspiration and browsing the used market, i was developing a small crush on the Ford Mondeo from 2001-2007. Now when i begin to lock in on a decision like this, i tend to focus almost all my energy on the task. I hardly have room…

Results of the Warlocks Journal Contest

Happy New Year! I hope you all made it safely and happily into 2014, with a great new years evening feast! I am announcing the winner of the Warlocks Journal Contest December – Woman in ice, today, to kickstart the new year here on Tiny Gork. We had three great entries with some great imagination, thanks to all participants and voters! so here we go… the winner of the 3rd Warlocks Journal is *Drumroll*… Phil Nichols! Entry #1: The Ice Fey The Ice Fey are the followers of the renegade…

Merry Christmas

Ho Ho Ho ! I hope you all had a very merry christmas with your near and dear and your loot was epic! I spent mine with at my parents with my sister, her fiancee + his kids 5 and 9 years old along with my girlfriend through 7 months now and her two boys 14 and 16. A big merry evening with moms homecooking, yummy! Today 25th we then carried on with the traditional danish 1st day of christmas feasting. It’s where we set the table with hot stuff…

Warlocks Journal Contest – December: Woman in ice

Hola! Our third installment of the Warlocks Journal contest is now closed for entries. The entries have been collected in a PDF for perusal so that you may cast your vote on the entry you like most. PFD link: Entries Doc Voting takes place in a survery monkey questionaire: Voting Voting is open until 30th of Dec. Winner gets his own playercharacter featured in a future Tiny Gork product. May the best story win! Gork ya later!

Typography – Skillshare

I like creating stuff, being creative and let the imagination run wild. So when i saw that skillshare has a free Typography cource i jumped at it! you can join in at this link: http://skl.sh/1db25hk it will give you a discount of $10 for another cource and me $10 credit for another cource. or just join on your own at: http://www.skillshare.com/classes/design/Typography-That-Works-Typographic-Composition-and-Fonts/1694217981/project-guide I can’t wait to get started 😀 Gork ya later! Artwork: http://openclipart.org/detail/189438/christmas-by-buggi-189438

Bootcamp #5 – More editing and editing more

Hola! So i thought it was time for an update on the BootCamp Project. It has been awhile since i last wrote about it, the reason for that is that it is going very slow. As I have mentioned, i came through the writing grind and started editing and this turned out the be the true grind for me. Ontop of regular editing, rooting out bad spelling, bad grammar, fixing sentence structures, deleting filler, i found that my beginning was all wrong and bland. I had a start for the…

The Warlocks wandering Journal Contest – Woman in Ice

Come one come all! Hear ye hear ye! Gather round! The Warlocks Journal has appeared in Tiny Gorks workshop, just lying there all of a sudden on a shelf. Its pages had opened up on an interresting entry, a picture. here is what we know about the Journal. The Warlock’s Journal is an interdimensional book that teleports from place to place, recording knowledge in whatever location it finds itself. The places it goes may be widely separated in time and space and even be in different dimensions or alternate realities….

Gork Stuff postponed

Tiny Gork is hard at work in the editing room, he locked himself away after the salvatore interview and i haven’t heard from him since! So i am waiting patiently for the bootcamp project – Galens Gamble to be edited, it seems to be pulling teeth.

Demonwars in Corona ~ Interview with Bryan Salvatore & R.A. Salvatore

DEMONWARS:REFORMATION & CORONA I am super excited because in addition to this being my first interview ever, I am also a big fan. My book shelves is adorned by 45 books, which i began reading 20 years ago (give or take), that bears the name Salvatore. So i am very happy that none other than Bob Salvatore (RAS), the author of one of the world’s most popular elves, and his son, Demonwars: Reformation’s lead game designer Bryan Salvatore [BGS] took the time to answer my questions about Corona and Demonwars:Reformation….

Exciting news! – Interview tomorrow

Greetings ! Tomorrow you can read a 19 question, 3900 words long interview with Mr. R.A. Salvatore and Bryan G. Salvatore about the world of Corona and the new up comming RPG System Demonwars:Reformation. This is the culmination of the 3 article review i have done about the Demonwars:Reformation playtest rules. you can read all the article in this category: Demonwars. Gork ya later!

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…

RPG BootCamp #4 – Editing

Bootcamp Editing The Grind is over yet editing seems to escape me for the time being. I have put out the complete draft for friends to slash and burn as well as revamped chapter 1. I am not satisfied with the beginning, only about 400 Words in chapter 1 which is all about meeting Thyrgion the Time Hunter. Maybe i need to put in a introduction chapter with various options for adventure hooks. This editing phase is a first for me and usually i loathe going over stuff i have…

Warlocks Journal – 2nd monthly contest

The Warlock’s Journal Vicki Porter from Tabletop Adventures described the journal as: The Warlock’s Journal is an interdimensional book that teleports from place to place, recording knowledge in whatever location it finds itself. The places it goes may be widely separated in time and space and even be in different dimensions or alternate realities. The handful of people who have actually seen the book more than once suggest that it sends its information back to some central location, as they have seen the book nearly filled with information, only to…

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…

Demonwars #3 – 3,2,1 FIGHT!

Greetings and welcome back to my column on the upcomming Demonwars:Reformations playtest pdf package. In my two previous articles Demonwars#1Monks, Demonwars#2Magic i took a look at how monks and the magic system appears and now it is time to take a look at how the fighting functions. So let us get started, because this one is abit lengthy. Get ready! Dice n slice The Demonwars RPG uses d100 primarily. Roll for initiative A good ol’ friend of the family, this uncle has managed to sneak into the barbeque party in…

RPG BootCamp #3 – First Draft

First Draft What a feeling, 8000+ words done, 6 chapters and a handful of important npc’s as well as a unique monster which turned out to be a character in itself. First draft done, awesome! But i always get those nagging doubts, did i skip too lightly, did i focus too much on a certain detail and so on and so forth. But first draft is all about getting through the grind, putting down your thoughts on paper. Next on the menu is doing a cover, there are some good…

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…

Demonwars #2 – Gemstone Magic

Greetings, Once Again i dive into the playtest pdf from DemonwarsRPG, the RPG system set in R.A.Salvatore’s fantasy World setting: Corona. I started with looking at what made the World special to me in his books set in this particularly fantasy World, see my earlier post. Gemstone Magic In the world of Corona, the only known magic is the magic of the ring stones. The Ringstones are gemstones harvested from a remote island where they fall from the sky each 7th generation. As a primary rule only the monks of…