Tag Archives: WIP

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 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…

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…

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…

RPG BootCamp #2

3000 Words in ! I am now deep into The Grind on the Bootcamp project, first 3 chapters have been written into the first draft and i still got 3 more to go plus appendix that include npc descriptions, maps and important items. Today i should be finished with the first draft, so i am running abit behind, which i expected since i am unable to get writing done every day. I’m thinking of having some open ended side quest plotlines at the end of the adventure to be expanded…

RPG BootCamp

I recently joined an interresting cource running over 30 days. In 30 days it will take me through the process of creating and publishing a small RPG product from scratch. I thought this a great excercise since i’m still completely new at this independent publishing thing and why not create an adventure featuring the new Time Hunters! So that’s an exciting side quest while i’m steaming onward with the Shadow Council story. I’m around day 10 in the Bootcamp and I now have a table of contents and a rough…