Sunday, January 20, 2019

Super Sandbox Scene - Swamp Village

A New Year and a new series. I've been working on this for a while, you may have seen some of the images I've been leaking over the past month. This is a printable scenery set to use in your RPG. Each month I am releasing a new set. This first one is of an evocative location: a village in a swamp. It has a gorgeous isometic map, battle maps, 2d monsters, props, and scenery.





 



You can download a free copy here by visiting my Patreon. Absolutely free, you do not have to sign up for anything. https://www.patreon.com/thomasdenmark

Thursday, January 17, 2019

10 Predictions for 2119

Some random thoughts on what will be 100 years from now.

All vehicles will be electric. You will be able to order any body style from a catalogue of every car body shape ever made. Classic cars from the 1930's, '40's, 50's, and '60's will be all the rage. They'll be 3d printed.

Meat will no longer be a socially acceptable food (you barbarian!). You will get processed vegetable matter that tastes and feels identical to any meat.

The biggest threat of AI isn't that it becomes sentient and destroys humankind, the biggest danger will be what humans do with AI.

While we may be mining resources on the moon, it is unlikely we'll have a colony on Mars. Perhaps some humans will have visited it and hopefully made it back.

Still no alien contact.

No life outside of Earth discovered.

While the 20th and 21st century were eras of rural folk moving to urban areas, there will be a trend in the reverse.

We'll know more about the Moon, Mars, and some other planets than we do about the deepest depths of the ocean.

Massive portions of the population will be addicted to immersive VR worlds and will permanently retreat there. Entrepreneurs will exploit this and use them as a labor force.

Original IP will be a thing of the past as remixes of what will be Public Domain properties (like Marvel, Star Wars, TMNT, etc.) will be the norm.


Thursday, January 3, 2019

Mystery Map - Swamp Village

An iso map of a tiny village built over a swamp. Originally I was thinking it was inhabited by those little frog men; Grippli.


Print and Play Version:

I've relaunched my Patreon to include gaming supplements. I have an entire series of printable material, maps, GM aids, and adventures that I will be releasing each month for patrons. Take a look and consider joining the adventure.
https://www.patreon.com/thomasdenmark


Monday, October 29, 2018

OSR on Reddit

With the imminent demise of G+, where much of the OSR had found a home in, a lot of the discussions have been moving to other platforms. I've been checking many of these out such as MeWe and Discord, but I'm not sure I have room for yet another Social Media in my busy day.

I've been on Reddit for a couple years now, and it has a great community, looks to be a healthy growing platform with a bright future, and really excellent discussion and chat tools. So I want to try out a new subreddit dedicated to OSR discussions. I've created one inspired by the classic catalog that shipped with the original basic sets.

https://www.reddit.com/r/GatewayToAdventure/


Monday, October 1, 2018

Dungeon Module ZX8 Abandoned Glacial Rift of Blurut of the Crepuscular Claw


In September I wrote a little Twitter bot that randomly generates Adventure Names and posts hourly. It has come up with some wild ideas, a lot of silly and wonky ideas, and a few that were very cool. I said I'd create an adventure out of the name that was most liked and retweeted. The results are in and Dungeon Module ZX8 Abandoned Glacial Rift of Blurut of the Crepuscular Claw is the name that won!

It's not going to be very long, probably only a bit longer than a one-page dungeon, but it will be a fun one. It will be available for free on DriveThruRPG when it's done.

Some of my favorite other adventure names it generated are:

Dungeon Module E15
Fetid Grove of Gunthar the Boneless Blight

Dungeon Module KP11
In the Moon of Vulframn the Sunless Stalker

Dungeon Module KT16
Sunless Abyss of Eberwulf the Red Princess

Dungeon Module YA2
Strange Fort of Adalbert the Dark Duke

I'd like to figure out how to make this bot run on Google+, so if anyone knows how to do that let me know.