Saturday, March 14, 2015

Another long week

Man, another long ass week, 54.5 hours, and that was with me going home early on Monday/Tuesday cuz I was feeling sick...y'know after 9.5 and 10 hours!!! LOL

Anyway, after a full day of vegging out, it's about time to get back to some creative work.

Here's something about Clearspring I'm going to input, the halflings of Clearspring and probably the rest of Llaydd will not only have the lucky halfling racial bit, but they can make the luck affect others in the negative as well. The halflings kind of demand 'lucky' protection.

I see the halflings as kind of Victorian era gangs of street gangs. They run protection rackets based upon preventing 'accidents' from happening, y'know, literal accidents caused by bad luck. I see them with big ole mutton chops, but not wearing green, they're not leprechauns. They also don't particularly like being called halfling, it puts them in a bad mood, bad things might happen when they're not happy.They prefer pipp, short for Piptish, their ancient culture. The Clearspring Inn and Gambling House isn't a place you want your kids hanging around.

Thursday, March 5, 2015


So I think I'll be moving to a adventure based XP system.

Complete 1 adventure per character level you're aspiring to.

For example, you complete your 0-level funnel. You reach level 1.

2 adventures at level 1 and you reach level 2.

This takes tracking XP out of the loop as well as mid-adventure leveling.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

not quite 30 days...

OK so this is the craziest my life has ever been. In the last 4 weeks I worked over 220 hours. That many hours is rough on the brain, and I don't recommend it for creative endeavors.

I'm working on the stuff for Interface Zero 2.0 Malmart catalog, and in the last week (even working 56.75 hours), I was starting to get my creative mojo back to a minor extent as far as IZ goes.

My brain HAD already been working overtime during my sleep with ideas for Clearspring and creating a DCC RPG zine called the Clearspring Gazette.

The first issue will include my 0-level funnel "The Light from Below".

Here's some of the ideas I'm thinking of for the Gazette. Consider that I'm a fan of Sci-fi in my fantasy, and that Purple Planet may have some influence on this little berg. Maybe even some Welcome to Nightvale vibes...

Clearspring Gazette
The Gazette is produced by an artifact of similar construction to the Henge. The writers actually speak into it, dictating what they want to say.

Boedree’s Smithy presents Weapon Focus
Howdy neighbor, Boedree here, and this week we’ll be looking at the “insert weapon here”.

Article will contain a description of the weapon and any variants, a Mighty Deeds table dedicated to the weapon, and of course, a picture of the weapon.

Table will be included with Boedree’s prices for making these weapons.

(This article is 90% written and features the spear and TWO spear Deeds tables.

Mother Myfanwy’s Marvelous Market
Article describing the local herbs and their uses.

Clearspring Inn and Gambling House adverts
Thieves’ cant mixed in with ads for the Gambling House
"When the cat climbs the walls of the black need a break."

Ferrous Brothers Brewhouse

Wandrell’s Wonders
Article describing the out of place artifacts around Clearspring. The first being the namesake of the town, the Clearspring, a well which always flows at a steady rate, made of an indestructible metal, surrounded by a henge of the same metal which is always very warm, preventing freezing around the entire well.


Adventure hooks

What the Hell is a Gongfarmer?
Article about the various occupations in the DCC RPG book, and what they actually mean.

Doctor Dafydd’s Expeditions
A Bestiary

Who’s Who in Clearspring
Description and statblocks for a group of citizens of Clearspring (most are 0-level, and appropriate for funnels.)
Stand-up citizens
Old school style paper minis. (eventually covering all of the DCC Occupations, then all of the expanded Clearspring Occupations)

Tales from the Vale of Mist
Fiction (possibly a pulp type serial)

Living Map of Clearspring.
Clearspring will continue to evolve as I bring in new buildings, and things happen around the village, especially as it grows into a town...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Gam3rCon Gam3Bowl THIS weekend

  • 10th Avenue Theatre and Arts Center

    930 10th Avenue, San Diego, CA (map)
  • This event will be on the Main Stage!
  • The Gam3rCon Family is back for 2015 with our first event of the year, the Gam3rBowl.  Do you enjoy watching the Super Bowl?  Do you wish you could game AND watch the Super Bowl?  Would you like to be with like-minded Geeks and Nerds while watching the Super Bowl?  Then this is the event for you!

    Gam3rBowl is the place for Geeks and Nerds to come together, for three days, and play games, compete, and watch the Super Bowl on the HUGE Projection screen on the main stage!  The event information is as follows:

    Friday, January 30: 3pm - 9pm
    Saturday, January 31: 12pm - 9pm
    Sunday, February 1: 12pm - 9pm

    Entry Fee: $5.00 per day or $8.00 for the entire event

    Door Prizes will be awarded - Raffle: 2 Week-long Gam3rCon Passes, 2 Daily Gam3rCon Passes, and many Games....Check back for updates!

    The Games that will be raffled off and awarded are as follows:

    Forever Evil DC Deck building game 
    Crisis Expansion 1
    Crisis Expansion 2
    Martian Manhunter Promo Cards for DC Deck Builder
    Naruto Shippuden : Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution (For PS3 and XBox 360)
    Firefly Clue

    The following are the tournaments currently scheduled for Saturday, January 31, 2105:

    Smash Brothers - Two Weeklong Passes
    Call of Duty Advanced Warfare - Two 1 Day Passes
    Marvel Vs Capcom - Two 1 Day Passes  *Sponsored by The Marvel Experience*
    Clue Tournament - Two 1 Day Passes *Sponsored by USAopoly* (Saturday 31JAN2014)
    Forever Evil Tournament - Two 1 Day Passes *Sponsored by Cryptozoic*
    Battleship Tournament - Two 1 Day Passes
    Duck Hunt Tournament - Free Gam3Days for 2015
    Connect Four Tournament - Two 1 Day Passes

    Other Games that are scheduled for Friday & Saturday are:

    GM: Roger Cotton  
    Game Name: Extraordinary
    Game Type: Superhero Card Game
    Game Length: 45 mins
    Short Description of Game: Heroes vs Villains who seek to complete episodes, and in doing so, attempt to influence Colossal City for better or worse.
    Number of Players: 2 to 4

    GM: Jenni Herzig
    Game Name: Mayden Territories
    Game Type: Table
    Game Length: Approximately 1 hour
    Short Description: Lead your army as you conquer and build your kingdom to become the greatest Damiyo in Japan.
    Number of Players: 2 to 6
    GM: Chris De La Rosa
    Game Name: OUTBREAK
    Game Type: RPG
    Game Length: 3 - 4 Hours
    Short Description: Imagine, if you will, that you at in your home, perhaps at the computer, reading a book, watching T.V. You hear gunshots. You run to the window and see someone, or something, devouring the flesh of a still screaming man right in the middle of the street… What would you do? Would you try to save him? Barricade yourself inside? Make a run for it? Where would you go? How would you get there? What would you bring? Outbreak: Undead is a Zombie Survival Simulation RPG that is not only fun, but an essential step in surviving the Undead.
    Number of Players: 2 to 6

    Sunday Tournament will be Madden 2015.  Come play the game as the Seahawks or the Patriots and try to get the closest score to the actual Super Bowl Game and win some prizes.  The tournament will run until Halftime and the game with the closest score will win!

     There will be Free-Play every day for all game types (VGA/Board Games/Card Games, ect).

    For those over 21, there will be beer and wine available on site for purchase.  For those under 21, there will be beverages and snacks available for sale as well.

    We are very excited about this event and are really looking forward to seeing as many of you there as possible!  Happy New Year from the Gam3rCon Family to you and yours and we are excited about what 2015 has to offer!!!

    Last, but not least, we here Gam3rCon are excited to announce that we will be starting our first ticket sales for Gam3rCon 2015, during our Gam3rBowl event this month Jan 30th through February 1st!  Ticket prices for those who buy early are just $30.00, for Adult, and $20.00, for Junior.  This is for a WEEK-LONG PASS which is a steal!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Shhh....Convention seasons approaches

The time approaches, convention time, starting off Superb Owl weekend with the Gam3rBowl.

From there it quickly ramps up with Orc Con ( in LA

and Kingdom Con ( in April


Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy [Insert Holiday here] To everyone. [Mouth of Madness Lib]

[Day of the year]
[Real Holiday]
[Made-up Holiday],
[Make-up your own holiday]
[Mythological creature]
[Plural Noun]

So it's the end of the we are now in single digits remaining.

So everyone at EpicRPGBlog is wishing you an [adjective] [Day of the year]. Whether it's [Real Holiday], [Made-up Holiday], opr [Make-up your own holiday]. You know when [Mythological creature] comes down your chimney, with a bag full of [Plural Noun] as presents, it's the End of the Year. So make sure you leave a nice tray of [Food], and [Liquid], as a sacrifice to (same mythological creature).

Again, have a ([adjective] [Day of the year]).

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Monthly check-in

So many things happening so hard to keep up.

Some quick updates:

Got Through the Breach. I'm very excited to play. So many possibilities.

Played in Bill Meyer's DCC Game at Villainous Lair, that was a blast...I was playing the Warrior with the 18 luck, and no brains.

There's a Holiday themed DCCRPG game on Sunday this weekend...sounds like fun!

Got lots of Gaming goodies for the boys for[redacted]