Huh. There is apparently money in DriveThruRPG stuff.

I’m not breaking the bank on Tomes of Unusual Knowledge, but neither am I doing badly at it. At the rate it’s going, it might actually surpass my sales on “Pickman’s Model: A Romance” at some point. There actually may be a market for generic RPG material that can be adapted for various game titles. Go figure.



Well, here it is! TOMES OF UNUSUAL KNOWLEDGE! Twenty eight separate, game-neutral forbidden books and odd volumes for your modern campaign. Best suited for occult and/or conspiracy-themed games, but they’re not all horror-themed, either. Heck, a couple of them have all the arcane powers of a piece of mundane cheese. They’re all designed to cause trouble, though.

Ninety nine cents!

I have put something on DriveThruRPG!

Don’t bother looking for it: there’s an approval process. Said approval process may take some time, since they need to go through it and make sure I’m not putting up salacious or libelous material. Which I am not. The name of the piece will be Tomes of Unusual Knowledge, and it features a selection of the many, many weird fictional books I’ve come up with as generic game aids. It’ll be ninety-nine cents, so obviously I’m not expecting it to make me a millionaire.

Basically, I’m thinking of it as a proof-of-concept. I have another PDF that I can update (I used Homebrewery, by the way, and it’s an excellent resource), if this one works out well enough. It’s effectively free (well, I’m getting hosed on the labor costs, but I’m also the one doing the hosing), and every little bit helps, hey?

In the Mail: The ‘King In Yellow’ Tarot deck.

Man, I had forgotten I had even ordered this sucker. It was part of a Delta Green Kickstarter from – was it before the pandemic? Yeah, it was from before then; and let this be a lesson to all of us. Don’t promise what you don’t actually have.

Which reminds me; I need to get working on stuff so I can keep the wheels of my own Kickstarter grinding…

Moe Lane

PS: I don’t perform occult rituals, Tarot cards don’t work anyway, and both the Cthulhu Mythos and the King in Yellow are made up. I’m not worried about having this game prop in my house, although it is giving me an idea for a horror story, down the line.

Apparently, my Kickstarter rewards for REIGN have been bouncing between TX and MN for the last month.

The traveling history is fascinating, in its way. St. Paul, MN keeps sending the package to Leander, TX, and Leander keeps sending it right back. This isn’t Atomic Overmind’s fault, mind you – but it very well may be Shipstation’s. Certainly I’m noting this for the future.

Spent the day working on a different project.

It’s a PDF called Tomes of Unusual Knowledge, and it’s going to be a multi-genre TTRPG supplement focusing on various kinds of Forbidden Books and Mysterious Tomes. I’m teaching myself layout (via Homebrewery) in the process, and I think that will come in handy. When it’s all done – right now I’m plundering the Met and my own purchased image files for art I can use commercially* – the plan is to sell the PDF on DriveThruRPG for 99 cents. Every little bit helps, hey?

Aynway, that was what I was doing tonight to relax.

*Everything I’m using is explicitly permitted to be freely used, including for commercial purposes.

The March Patreon stuff is up!

I had to abandon a story with ten days to go, then finish another one that I abandoned a while back, and I know that this breaks a bunch of writing rules, supposedly. And yet, there’s a short story up. So I don’t know how you score that.


  • Short Story: DOCTOR RYPMAW’S METHOD. This rather badly wanted to be cosmic horror, but I wasn’t having any of that.
  • RPG Material: THE RESURGANCE, PART 1. We’re starting a new RPG setting! This one is more or less in the superhero genre. Also, it’ll be designed to be deliberately unstable! Whee!

Thanks for reading!

Did some more fiddling with PDFs tonight.

Got turned on to something called the Homebrewery. If you want to make TTRPG supplements that are D&D-friendly, this site looks like it’ll work out for you pretty well. It’ll generate pages, columns, table of contents, tables in general – my only concern is art, because I don’t know what I’m going to use for it. I won’t use AI or rip off other people’s, but I don’t know where to find the right kind of public domain clip art. There’s only so many ways you can draw a Book Man Was Not Meant To Know.

Still, this is gonna look a lot better than the first one I did. I may grab that PDF and reprocess it, in fact.