The Gunslinger Kickstarter funded in under 24 hours! The first stretch goal was unlocked: an additional character class chosen by the backers. Results are in:
Jan 20, 2022
Jan 19, 2022
It has been a much longer road than expected to get here. The kickstarter is live now.
Hopefully the campaign is not confusing. On the Arizona Hills is a prelude to A Princess of the Red Planet adventure, much like the Village of Hommlet is a prelude to Temple of Elemental Evil. It includes adventure locales from the first two chapters of the classic novel that inspired it.
The adventure could be run with just Warriors of the Red Planet, but in order to get the full western flavor an entire roleplaying game Gunslinger was designed to be a companion to Warriors of the Red Planet. So the kickstarter includes both.
The purpose of the adventure is to get the characters from Earth to the Red Planet.
Jan 18, 2022
I recently stumbled across this image via https://yodanno.wordpress.com/ . Apparently it is a concept image for the Moldvay Expert set cover. It was drawn by Jim Roslof. There are things about the composition that are striking, I think it would have actually made for a great sequel to the Holmes set.
Jan 14, 2022
I got some suggestions to try making dungeon geomorphs in the bookmark format. I've tried various version of this, I'm not sure how well it works. The utility of geomorphs is how you can rotate them any way and they connect any orientation. This limits that utility.
You could print these out on your home printer and it could work to some degree, but if these were to be printed at a commercial bookmark printer the tolerance on the edges wouldn't allow for the tight margins necessary to connect them. There would be a .25" margin or more between the sides. These are Ok for reference I suppose.
This uses the standard geomorph format we are all used to: 10 squares and 2 connections to each side. There could be more opportunity to play around with designs, perhaps if I make any more of these I'll experiment more within that interior space.
Jan 11, 2022
It's been a while since I've posted a mystery map, but I've been developing a new technique to produce better maps.
While I enjoy drawing maps they can be time consuming, and between making illustrations and writing, my time to create maps is limited. With this method I can produce seemingly contradictory goals: quality and quickness. Along with the method for drawing city maps for the Princess of the Red Planet adventure posted previously, and with this technique hopefully I can get all the maps made I need for future projects.
Who knows, I might even start back up on my Bookmark Dungeons.