Friday, April 30, 2010


I 've woked on the Alpha game a bit, made a kewl new monster-y ending. other than that Im blah

sorry loyal readers.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Pod people

So I hear great stuff about Printing on Demand, or POD, with sites like Lulu.

You write a book, upload it to their site, then when someone desides to purchace it, Lulu prints one copy and sends it to them.

Lulu keeps the printing cost plus a percentage of your profit.

Right now its looking like "Spider" is going to be a black and white book with a full-color softcover. Maybe with some "Limited Edition" hardcovers.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Survey Says,,,

It's a little rough, but it runs.

I ran the adventure Saturday evening, it took about four hours.

The players:
My wife - apprentice gamer
My brother - table top newb
My wife's brother - table top newb

Everyone liked the 3d6 system vs. d20. I ran a d20 game about a month back to show the brothers the rpg ropes.

My wife's brother liked the "Spider" setting in general, he felt like could relate to it, given that it has real life parallels.

Changes I need to make:
As usual I made up about 25% of the game on the fly, even though the party , more or less, went straight down the middle of the adventure. So I am going to re-write the ending so that I have a definite place to work from.

Skill checks/challenges were too easy. I am still going to use the same Target Numbers but I'm going to raise the difficulty by one level for everything.

All in all I think it went really well. I'll be excited to get another game going.

@Bryan C.: are you coming in town this summer?

Friday, April 16, 2010

In the end...

Tomorrow starts the mad dash weekend of fun extraordinaire

Morning: Scarborough Fair Renaissance Festival (yes we're dressing up)
Evening: THE GAME!!!!!!!!!!W007!!

Sunday sometime: Go see a prospective house I might buy
Sunday 3-5: (One of) My great grandmother's 90th birthday party. And I get to find out what being named executor of a will (not my great grandmother's) means I have to do.

Monday, April 12, 2010

In the beginning

Dude I am stoked. This weekend, I will be running the first ever "Spider" RPG game.

This game will kick-off a year long "Alpha test" where the rules and mechanics of the game will be altered and tweaked based on player feedback. The Alpha test will start with basic play: Skill challenges, Combat, and Magic. Then character creation, level progression, Mentalisim, and Alchemy.

The Alpha will start with friends and family, and creep out from there.

I am as aforementioned, stoked.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

3-2-1 CONTACT!

I totally had a e-mail talk with Fred Hicks, the business-y-er side of the Rob and Fred duo that brought about Spirit of the Century and the Dresden Files.

He was dead helpfull.
I am getting close enough to the alpha game being done, that I'm pretty much thinking, "I can wing it from here" and then I'll fill in the rest later. So I'm looking at Apr 16 - 18 to run the Inagural test (SWEET right on target!)

Anyway woot!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Moss grows fat on a Rolling Stone

I thought I was going to kick butt today, but then the vicious doubt spiral started and I frittered my time away. In the end I decided to stick with my guns on the matter.
Alpha Testing is for Adjustments.
Anyway, Im stoked for this year as well as 2011.

"Spider" 2013