Madly Plugging Projects

Hi to all you crazy RPG folk out there! I've been mildly busy, so I thought I'd bring you up to date as to what's going on here at the Den of Iniquity.

It's been a week and a half since The Gamer Assembly went live, and it feels like it's going great guns. We've got a monthly theme for posts in the blog and several regular contributors. The chat which started it all grows with every new idea for what we can do with the channel - if you're interested, hop on and get involved. I've volunteered to manage the Weekly Assembly, a weekly roundup of articles and interesting tidbits from around the online RPG community released in digest form every Friday. I've published exactly one of them so far and gotten a wide positive response, and the second one is shaping up nicely. That column will take the place of the RPG Newswire weekly post that I half-started here. If you have a project or announcement or cool link to share, please let me know and I'll make sure it gets into the next Weekly Assembly post.

Schrödinger's Gun GMing is still in the works. I've been distracted a bit (see above), and it's slower going than I thought it would be. That said, I think it's a very worthwhile exercise to get the rest of it on (virtual) paper, but it may come out every other week rather than the weekly feature I'd been hoping for. For instance, the next one won't come out this week since there's too much going on. These articles are big. So big that I think a PDF is in order rather than a series of blog articles, but I'm committed to posting them. Consider them rough drafts, and I'm happy to take any feedback you feel like sharing - that will only make the final project that much more usable. Fret not, faithful readers, this is still my highest-priority personal project.

Paizo's RPG Superstar 2012 is on! Make a kick-butt Wondrous Item. Submit it. Get in the running for a publishing contract from Paizo. You know you want to. Go. Do it now.

I'm involved with producing an open source bestiary entitled Harlin's Almanac through At The Table Games. I'll be writing as one of the dissenting scholars, poking holes in the original author's ideas through the benefit of hindsight and 100 years of technological advances. It's an ambitious project intended to get a pile of art released into the RPG community under a Creative Commons license, and I'm excited to be involved. There will probably be a Kickstarter campaign sometime soon, so keep your eyes pointed this way for more details when it goes live.

I know I mentioned it previously, but I'm an RPG editor. I've got my first paid gig at Timeless Adventures editing an adventure called The Tribute by Carl Bussler of Flagons and Dragons fame. It's got the fantasy RPG equivalent of a doomsday clock, expressed to the party through prophetic visions. There are hard choices to make, and it's not terribly likely that everyone can be saved. The harshness of the adventure really fits the Norse setting. The Tribute is really coming together nicely - it's awesome to be more of a continuity editor than a proofreader. I'll let you know as more details become available.

Got Loot - The Festive Blogfest will run from Christmas Eve through New Year's Eve. We're vamping around the theme of Loot: specific examples, as the point of quests, different types of loot, and whatever else our fevered little brains can come up with. There's plenty of time to join up - just leave a comment on the page and directions on how to participate will be forthcoming. If you want your article to be hosted as a guest blogger, that option exists as well, so you've got no excuse not to write something during the slow time over the last week of the year.

And speaking of RPG Blog Festivals, file this one under O for "Oh Crap, Wombat's At It Again." Pencil in the week of President's Day (17-24 February) for "Campaign Season". If you've got an idea for an article covering war, or the military, or martial organizations, or (heavens forfend) the politics of conflict, this is the RPG Blog Festival for you. More details will be forthcoming as the date gets closer, but I wanted to get y'all thinking about that date out there before something more interesting comes along.

So yeah, not much happening in my neck of the woods. How's by you?


  1. Good to hear about the Timeless Adventures release. I've been following Carl's blog on that and anxious to see that one's release!

  2. So far The Tribute is excellent, and I haven't even seen the whole thing yet. I think there will be feedback that inspires changes to the timer track, but I can't wait for it to get out there for beta playtesting.