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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…

The Shadow Council Idea

What is the idea of The Shadow Council? I started Tiny Gork on the idea that i would take one of my biggest campaign stories and see if i could shape it into something other GMs could use. There are a few reasons why i was so fascinated by this idea, one was most likely one that all GMs have thought “get my stuff published woooow!” the other was the way i had constructed my story, the elements i wanted to use allowed it to be very flexible. I used…

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….

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…

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…

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 – 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…

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…

Tinker Room Improvements

Today i started working on setting up a newsletter service via Mailchimp. Got a template worked up and did a few test runs, even got Thunderbird installed on my laptop and worked up a template that resemblences the site. The newsletter is still in beta test stage though. 😉 I decided to include cateogries on the widget panel just hope it wont be too much of a clutter or i’ll change it to a dropdown menu perhaps. I am considering working up a todo list here on site so people…