Friday, July 15, 2011

Easy Half-Elves for B/X

Either their elven side is dominant, in which case they're mechanically identical to elves and visually pretty much indistinguishable from other elves (think Elrond); or their human side is dominant, in which case they're mechanically identical to humans and resemble humans unless you look really closely (think Tanis). Why bother? Because I love half-elves and I hate unnecessary rules.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Inspired by this post over at Jeff's Gameblog. I drew inspiration for Shadowbrook Manor from here, here, here, here, here and here - and probably some other places but that's all I can think of right now. If I think of more, I'll do another post. Oh, and the books in the library are "fictional books," with the exception of a few I made up myself and a couple real ones.

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Received my complimentary hard-copy of Shadowbrook today and it is a thousand times more awesome in person than in pdf, if I may say so myself. I am inordinately proud of this thing; even if everyone else in the world decides it sucks I'll still love it. Because they'd be wrong. But seriously, the important thing is this: from tentative emails to free author's copy, Daniel Proctor, founder/owner of Goblinoid Games, has been awesome in every possible way. Patient, honest, professional, accommodating - everything most people hope for in an editor/publisher but seldom find. Here's to you, Dan - may you live for a thousand years! (In like a forever young way that doesn't suck.)