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Diagram [Schematic] Dungeons and the Golem Warehouse

I’ve been running most of my D&D set piece locations with flowchartish diagrams schematics (thanks Redditer Mr_Venom) for at least a decade. I even do this for published adventures, breaking their maps down into diagrams that…Continue readingDiagram [Schematic] Dungeons and the Golem Warehouse

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OSR Response for the Perplexed

Over the last week the news that G+ is going to die has provoked a frenzy of creativity by the OSR. A large segment of the community has decided to try out the social…Continue readingOSR Response for the Perplexed

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Lamentations of the One Page Princess

If the Hill Cantons were one of the paths that led me to discover the OSR, the other was certainly Lamentations of the One Page Dungeon Princess. It was October 2011 and I was…Continue readingLamentations of the One Page Princess

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Kutalik, Hydra, and Art

This post is a tribute to Chris Kutalik of the Hill Cantons Blog. I have never met Chris in person, but I consider him a friend, and one of the most fun writers and…Continue readingKutalik, Hydra, and Art

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Alcohol, Love, Fear, and the Mob in Witchburner (65)

In Witchburner I use three tools to help create the intimate, paranoid atmosphere of a small mountain town beset by witchcraft: alcohol, love, and fear … and their end result: the mob. These are excerpts…Continue readingAlcohol, Love, Fear, and the Mob in Witchburner (65)

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Witchburner Music (64)

I’m pretty certain it was with the Lamentations of the Flame Princess adventure, Death Frost Doom, that I first saw music used to illustrate the atmosphere of the adventure. Iced Earth and more. It…Continue readingWitchburner Music (64)

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Wizard Thief Fighter Skeleton (62)

Yesterday the Wizard Thief Fighter patreon, where the Ultraviolet Grasslands is fast approaching its fifteenth and penultimate update, hit 150 patrons and $400 dollars. Throwing caution to the winds, I decided it was the…Continue readingWizard Thief Fighter Skeleton (62)

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The Incredible Adventuring Wheelbarrow (61)

Last night a crew of unlikely heroes destroyed the scourge of the six levels: Orcagorgon. With the application of guile, lion millipedes, stone giants, marbles, explosives, a rocket wheelchair, meatshields, archery, magic, a tragic…Continue readingThe Incredible Adventuring Wheelbarrow (61)

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Long long ago, before the UVG (post 60)

While I’m working on wrapping up the UVG, I’ve also been working on an adjacent project. It’s still only a codename and hints of pictures I’ve released in the past on G+ and other…Continue readingLong long ago, before the UVG (post 60)

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Who are the heroes of the UVG? (post 59)

The 14th Update of the UVG has just gone live on Patreon. It continues threading Ultraviolet Grasslands westward, finally reaching the Chasm that divides the great steppe from the western ridges and that locus of…Continue readingWho are the heroes of the UVG? (post 59)