Smitherines

The plan for our next tabletop RPG game to be inspired by the Fallen London and Sunless Sea and I am really looking forward to that first session where the character and world creation all come into…


Justinian

Here is a quick sketch of Martin's character Justinian, our Wood Elf Paladin who has a (perhaps unsettling) passion for combat and carnage. He demonstrates a love for fighting Orcs, but at the same…


Team Pic and Manticore Mating

Our game session this week gloriously featured our friendly PC Beast doing some rather frightening mating with a nasty Manticore. We are now looking forward to the babies at some future date - super…


Heroes Family Portrait and Traits

I posted a WIP shot of the 'inks' for a drawing of our newest adventuring party the other day, well here is the coloured version. Our party is a fascinating little group that will continue its…


Live and Streamed RPGs

I (and some gamer friends) went to see the last DragonFriends show for 2015 Monday night and had a blast seeing the live antics of a bunch of comedians playing Dungeons and Dragons. The podcast is a…


FAE Thinking

My only experience with the FATE tabletop RPG was wonderful. Granted we struggled with the system in a heap of ways, but the overall effect was brilliant as the mechanics shifted the game logic into…


The New Party

Our new 13th Age campaign is one session old now, with our characters having got through their first fight in the first room of the vast Stone Thief living dungeon. After our recent Tremulus game we…


Mad Max

I really loved Mad Max Fury Road in the cinema and while it was still fun at home on BluRay it lacked some of the grandeur of the giant screen. What a fascinating film it is, such a simple plot that…


The Lost Childrens Place

It was a relief to get all the work done for our little group's final design project, the design for the Lost Children's Place - a park of healing and well-being for the adult survivors of child…


New 13th Age Game Character

Our group's next tabletop RPG foray will be into the default 13th Age setting including the perils of the living dungeon in The Eyes of the Stone Thief. The party is shaping up to include Justinian…


PAX AU x 2

Well, it is a truly sad state of affairs when it appears I am writing a single blog post to cover two years of PAX here in Australia. Setting that hopelessness to one side, lets lift the mood -…


Tremulus Conclusion

Our epic conclusion session in our Tremulus (mod of Apocalypse World) game was last week and there was much drama and doom to be had by all. I wish I (or someone) had the energy to write up each…


Cute and Creepy

Working away on a slew of design concepts for the MDM project covering all aspects of our park from building facades and shading elements to lights and key features. One of our ideas is the ritual…


Battlechasers Contest

I loved the Battlechasers comic back in the day and now that the game is live on Kickstarter it is cool to see the new enthusiasm for it all over the place. One of the things running right now is a…


Site Design Sketches

We are having fun with our MDM Lost Childrens Place design project. We are in the design exploration phase as we work through concepts for the various zones in both broad sweeping ideas as well as…


Tremulus Drama

Our RPG group's current game is another descent into the troubled worlds of Tremulus. This third series of a time spanning trilogy has the characters in 1950's Grangemouth in Scotland. While the…


Lost Children's Place Wk8

Update on the Masters project as we gear up for the week 8 presentations starting tonight. It has been great working in our little group on our evolving concept for the design of a park for the adult…


RPing and Larger Groups

I am a far from experienced tabletop roleplaying type person (either as a player or a GM) yet it is clear that a small tight-knit group can work superbly in this format of gaming. The larger the…


Design Studio Week 4

Yes, somehow 4 weeks of the course have raced by already. After the class initially trended towards most people doing solo projects (including myself) to a few weeks later where almost everyone is in…


Autodesk University

Autodesk software is the cornerstone of many industries whether it be simple old AutoCAD, the might of Revit in the BIM space, their dominance in 3D Modelling with 3ds Max and Maya or their suite of…