Posts Tagged ‘Dungeons and Dragons


Make: Online : SurfaceScapes 2.0 demo

Make: Online : SurfaceScapes 2.0 demo.

My emotions to this range from OOOOOH, to MEH.

I think it can be useful tool but certian aspect like having Monsters NOT BE miniatures and ushc sort throw me off.

I still prefer a low-tech solution

Overall It can be a something neat to use, especially for mapping but I’m not really bowled over.

via Make: Online : SurfaceScapes 2.0 demo.


Gary Gygax (July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008)

Ernest Gary Gygax (July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008) was an American writer and game designer, best known for co-creating the pioneering role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) with Dave Arneson, and co-founding the company Tactical Studies Rules with Don Kaye in 1974. Gygax is generally acknowledged as the father of the role-playing game.

On March 4th, the Associated Press confirmed reports of Gygax’s death that originally were made by Troll Lord Games, a small role-playing game company Gygax had been working with. He had been in poor health, suffering multiple strokes and a near-heart attack. He died the morning of March 4, 2008 at his home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

I guess it was his time to join the cosmic, and to finally create with none of these mortal boundaries. A great man with great ideas, he will be missed and remembered. 


Well first let me start off by…..


My gaming group is based in a home-brewed of my somewhat limited construction. The world is getting it’s feel now, but initially it was just based on a war campaign. I was inspired by the campaign book/adventure kit from Dragon #309 and the corresponding Dungeun #100 “Incursion” campaign and workbook., but didn’t really feel like using the Githyanki and/or Githzerai races. Don’t get me wrong they are kick ass, but I didn’t really feel like getting into a multi-planal campaign. I also didn’t dig the flavor of the them as characters;”We hate the Material Plane, grr” sorta thing ticks me off. I did love all the idea and set up they had for the campaign so I instantly got on board with that, plus the rules set up and possibilities that can happen. SO I just needed another race, a vengeful race, one that could be intuitive for war, and good at it, but also blind in it’s rage and response to everything.

HUMANS. Of course.

So then I decided to make a human empire at war with the world naturally this reflects some already Historic events and people; from Alexanders march across the Ancient Known world, and the Roman Empire’s battle for control long afterwards to the Axis powers and Hitler’s try at extermination of an entire people. They’re was definitely a lot of  resources to draw from for character and nation development.

The cold harsh mountainous region of Narrisia was born.

Narrisian Soldiers Narrisian Soldier

At the same time, I created other nations to respond. But this was all quick. If I remember right, I had like 3 days to come up with something for the group when we were going to play and liked this idea since they all would just get drafted, and go right into battle, and it worked really well.

Now, years later and after a couple of campaign parties and adventures, the world is set up and it’s a very active world. It’s a war-time place, and as much as other things can be happening, it’s a constant reminder of whats going on.

This is the basis of my gaming group’s campaign world, Essidarius and the many nations within, and what is going on. SOon you’ll get to know it too, and maybe hey even use it, hmmm?

Map of our Nerdism
A LOT of this will be changed.
(now sure some of those names are none to original, but try pulling a whole alternate reality out of your ass and let’s see how creative YOU get!)

June 2018
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