The COOL NAME RPG Kickstarter.

Otherwise known as the ‘give Robin Laws, Ken Hite, and some other people who I assume are chill folks money to make a free TTRPG’ Kickstarter. Which, honestly, I think is a better title than ‘Cool Name RPG: A Community Owned Fantasy Roleplaying System‘ would be, only nobody asked. Still, I look forward to seeing what they come up with.

RPG Supplement of the Week: The Discovery of Fragments of Kitab Al-Azif at Harran (Miskatonic University Press, 1920).

There are many, many fine products that come out of the HPL Historical Society, from their Dark Adventure Radio Theater audio plays to their physical props (I rather badly want their Innsmouth scrimshaw shark-tooth). But what I really like are their scholarly monographs. They’re written in an academic but lively style, and as if they were in the actual world of the Mythos.

The latest one — The Discovery of Fragments of Kitab Al-Azif at Harran — is I think of particular interest, as it would take a gamemaster roughly half an hour to construct a full-fledged adventure, based on nothing but what was in the pamphlet. All you’d really need is your favorite monster from the game, and you’re good to go. There’s even an easily-detachable game prop, with a helpful colored map on the other side!

The February Patreon stuff is up!


  • Short Story: Verdict of History. History was deliberately unkind in its verdict, and I fret that I didn’t make it unkind enough. I rarely dislike my own protagonists to the extent that I disliked these two.
  • RPGs: ARTIFACTS, Chapter 3: Artifacts. Yes, very redundant. And a bunch of synonyms for redundant, because who needs to sit through that joke?

The Fantasy Map Patreon.

I’ve been meaning to put this up for a while (not to mention, sign up for it). Fantasy Map is Robert Altbauer (my map dude), and I think he does pretty good work:

So check him out. Also: if you require a map for something, he’s got reasonable rates; and is both reliable, and responsive. I can readily recommend him — and all of that is really a lot of Rs, right?

So WashingCon *will* return.

That’s good to hear. God willing, it will also be in the old spot, because I’m not thrilled about doing that event in downtown DC. I’m contemplating doing AwesomeCon this year, because the Howard County Comic-Con has been canceled, but the location of the former does not appeal.