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.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Beasties 2 Heading for the Finish Line

I'm so close to getting this freaking book done! Just a couple more NPC's to flesh out, and some refinement of some of the monster stats. These monster books are more time consuming work than the other OSR books I put out because they require so much art, each entry has to be unique, interesting, compelling, and useful for the DM. But they're so much fun! I mean designing and drawing monsters is a blast.

The table of contents is likely finalized, barring any last minute inspirations.




Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Adventure Names Bot

I made a Twitter bot that creates a new Adventure Name each hour. If you're on Twitter be sure to follow it. At the end of the month the Adventure Name with the most likes I'll turn into an actual OSR adventure with Original and 5th edition stats.

Some examples:

  • Apocalyptic Castle of Tugark the Last Devil 
  • Corrupt Bastion of Crosdo the Desolate Warlord 
  • Chaos Bastion of Braakurk the Trickster Queen 


https://twitter.com/AdventureNames 

@AdventureNames

Monday, August 13, 2018

Patreon

I have started a Patreon in order to develop more projects. Currently I develop OSR products and my big new project Valkyria: Shieldmaidens of Asgard between working on freelance commissions, so the going can be a little slow sometimes. I have exactly 12 OSR books that are all in various stages of completion, as you can see in my previous post. If any of them interest you consider supporting this work on Patreon.com/thomasdenmark

The first goal is to get 50 patrons. Each of these first patrons will receive a little bind-rune painting representing health and wealth, as well as a cool little iron-on patch. There will also be other great rewards like 15% off products, sneak peeks, advanced copies and more.