eVolo Skyscraper Competition

There is something impressive still about the architectural statement a grand tower can make. The eVolo Skyscraper Competition winners for 2014 have been announced and they all make impressive…


The Stonewood Concept

Ok, following yesterdays lightning sketch and the inspiration, I really needed a better sketch that brought together some of these aspects so I could load it up on the campaign site for us. So I…


The Stonewood

As the environment for our 13th Age campaign crystalises, one of the key elements is the vast Stonewood itself. The concept is a truly immense woodland of rolling hills with a rocky ground that…


The Ninja Turtles & Comic Films

I have hugely fond memories of the original Eastman and Laird Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic, the roleplaying game and several of the TV and film adaptations that have come so far. Well we now…


A Party of Minis and Pawns

For our new fantasy RPing game (now using the 13th Age ruleset and starting any day now), I have a huge armada of D&D minis loaned to me (thanks Mik) but I also couldnt help myself and grabbed…


Map complexity and a satellite feel

As our ideas for the world in our 13th Age campaign come together more, I am keen to do more work on the map as that helps ground the world while inspiring adventures at the same time. Below you can…


Cosplay

With both Supanova and PAX.Aus on it seems I should finally get my act together and have something cool to wear. I always feel guilty that I havent put the effort into having a costume of some sort.…


Quick halfling liquify and a D20 Icon table

Photoshop is a mighty piece of software. In our upcoming 13th Age campaign we have a little halfling. This is the wonderful reference image for Navi using a lovely piece called Duellist by Remton.……


Cryengine Showcase and Visualisation

We do love the CryEngine, with the freeSDK we have access to a remarkable amount of software grunt, armed with some nice hardware we can be immersed in some amazing worlds and experiences. I would…


Unity5 Coming

Yes, Unity 5 has been officially announced today and it is looking like another good upgrade in terms of the toolset, the visuals and the audials (doubtful that is a real word, but it made sense to…


Fictional Google Maps

When I found this map casually embedded in an Obsidian Portal campaign it was a bit of a revelation. On the one hand it seemed so obvious, but then how simple have Google made things for us to…


the Stonewood

I am looking forward to kicking off our 13th Age campaign soon, tricky getting started because of ... reasons. I have started fashioning a site to hold all the world and game info for us, still…


Fanglings

It is entirely possible that the guys who will be playing the 13th Age campaign with me will see this, but I was so happy with the design of the fanglings that I wanted to post the pic. I had a…


Replicator Gen5 and Other Fun Things

One of the great revolutions that we are in the midst of is personal fabrication of all its various flavours. The rise of the 3D printer as an affordable service or in the office/home device means we…


Special Dice

My Loch Maiden game has one special set of dice called the Mood dice which are rolled by a monster when trying to impress the maiden. There are four moods of different colours, so the normal caltrop…


Theria meets 13th Age

Here is a host of info for our game world as I look at a switch to 13th Age from D&D 4E to get a different mix of impromptu group storytelling and a lighter combat mechanic. I took ideas that…


Front Line Correspondent

This is one of the coolest gameplay promo video series I have seen for while. The PlanetSide 2: War Correspondent videos are wonderfully crafted to show of the game and their community. With the game…


Maiden of the Loch

I struggle mightily with staying focused on the development of this cute little game, getting distracted by other activities and projects each of which is cool - but that doesnt help this game come…


Realtime from Sketchup

Yesterday we were looking at various options for getting architectural design ideas in sketchup into an elegantly rendered (if not wonderfully realistic) realtime experience. Ideally this would…


4K Procedurally Generated Cool

Procedurally generated graphics of various types often play a secondary role in the creation of a CG scene or animation. Often it is the finishing touches that these techniques bring that enliven…