Thursday, June 21, 2012

Dreamblade Boogie: Dreamreef Marauder

Dreamreef Marauder
Courtesy of Ridureyu1
Armor Class: 6 [13] 
Hit Dice: 15 
Attacks: Bite (2d6)
Special: Swallow Whole
Move: 9 
HDE/XP: 17/3,500

"No one cares for a shark's company, not even another shark."

The dreamstuff of Nightmare covers the land, clinging like a thick fog
to hide dangerous pitfalls. More dangerous, however, are the things
which swim its depths.

Thankfully rare, the Dreamreef Marauder is a titanic shark whose fin
cuts the dreamstuff as it hunts, towering taller than a man. A horror
in battle, the Marauder's preferred tactic is to lunge from below, catching
unsuspecting prey in its many teeth. In addition, when the Marauder rolls
ten or more higher than the target's Armor Class, the target is swallowed

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

How to Write a Story: Pixar Style

Received an interesting tidbit from a friend on IRC tonight, a list of twenty-two rules of storytelling, from Pixar Storyboard artist Emma Coats. While aimed at writers, this list is ideal for a GM, especially one stuck in a rut. Having recently read Robin D. Laws' book Hamlet's Hit Points, this list strikes me more-so than it might have under other circumstances. Still, give a click, Ms. Coats' nuggets of wisdom are well worth taking to heart!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Scenery... Sunday?

Delayed Scenery piece. No blurb this time, though I leave you with a question. Where does the stair lead?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

In Review: Mystery Men

Apologies for the missing installment of Dreamblade Boogie and Lost Tribe, I've been helping my family prepare for a music festival. To make up for it, have a review!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

And now for something completely different, or a preview of things to come.

For the entertainment of the viewing body, the first installment of a series that will take its regular place on Mondays. A "Let's Play" pictorial article focusing on MS-DOS games from the eighties and nineties. On occasion, these will be accompanied by gaming stats. So without further ado...

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Saturday Scenery

Just one piece this week, but what a piece!  One thing I love about KaiCarpenter's work is the use of color. The palettes used lend a sort of dreamy quality to the pieces, an almost surreal touch in some ways, while remaining well defined.