Showing posts with label I got nuthin'. Show all posts
Showing posts with label I got nuthin'. Show all posts

Monday, June 17, 2024


I have a bunch of projects I need to get done this week including my edits to Thirteen Parsecs. So post will be a touch sporadic.

I do have a bunch of draft posts that just need a bit of editing and polish, so maybe I'll get a few of those off as well.

Monday, September 18, 2023

Monstrous Mondays: A Basic Bestiary Update - Of Sorts

 This is the first Monday in more than a month I can sit down and write something about monsters. As it turns out.  I got nuthin. 

Well...that is not entirely true. It could be said I have too much but lack a clear direction.

Here is my issue as it stands right now.

I have a lot of monsters done. Not as many as I want, but a lot. Enough to easily fill a book. But I also have all this other material here that can go with it. Spells. Gods. NPCs. 

Since I am supposed to be developing a SWOT analysis rubric for an MBA course I am developing now, I may try that out here with my current problem. My feeling is it is going to tell me things I already know. That is why these work best with teams. 

Basic Bestiary SWOT
Click for Mural SWOT board

I could add more, but this is enough to keep me going.

This does justify my desire to keep moving on this project, but not the direction I should be taking.

Maybe I am biting off more than I chew here.

One of the directions I took early on was to split my Basic Bestiary idea up into three groups of monsters. Maybe I should go a step further and break it down into smaller units and combine it with my Monstrous Maleficarum; smaller sized publications that would allow me to buy more art for future ones.

I could do all Basic-era monsters, then re-combine them all at the end for an "Advanced-era" hard-cover.  That way people who like Basic-era could just get those, and the people who like Advanced monsters (and hardcovers) could just get that.

With these I am going to go with "Basic-Era" and "Advanced-era" compatibility and not stick too close to any single retro-clone in particular. There are a lot of clones out there now, and to be honest, the differences are mostly trivial.  

The limiting factor, of course, is art. But this at least addresses many of the issues I have above. 

So I guess I need to see what art I have now, a figure out how many monsters per publication would be worthwhile.

Monday, April 29, 2019

April TTRPG Maker, Day 29

Day 29: Exciting 2019 RPG Trends?

Ha! I'll be the last to know!

Honestly, I got nothin'.

My to be reviewed pile is about 2000 items deep (that is not a joke or hyperbole).

I am just not writing stuff for the "new" D&D 5 and it is already 5 years old.

So yeah, I don't keep up with the trends really.

Go back to day 21 and see what I said there.  True here too. I just don't have the time in the day to do it all.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

I might never be clean (mentally) again....

So for the last couple of days I have been doing some world-building research for a couple of projects.  All was well and good till this last round.   I fell into a "Flat Earth" rabbit hole.

Now don't get me wrong. I love reading a good crazy conspiracy theory as much as next guy and I find pseudo-science to be comical.  But this...this just made me weep for humanity.

Honestly. I have said "What the fuck is this?" so many times today that I think I have used up my lifetime quota.

So I need something to clear out my brain. Like a good documentary...or a horror movie. Something to get the stupid out.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Jury Duty, Again

I have jury duty again today.

Though to be fair the last time was way back in 2009.  Hopefully it will be a one day deal.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Buried Alive!

Well sort of.

I have about a week's worth of email to get caught up on and a ton of blog postings to read.

Back when I can!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

In the US it is Thanksgiving.

Where we celebrate the day a bunch of starving refugees from another land came to a beautiful new country and systematically killed and enslave the indigenous population by stuffing ourselves to bursting and then spending money like fiends.

All snark aside wishing everyone a great day.
If you are not in the US then have a wonderful Thursday.  Those are still fun right?

Friday, September 25, 2015

Another Sick Day....

Still not 100% so I am taking another sick day today.

Hopefully I will be up for Friday Night Videos.  Unless of course someone wants to "Guest VJ" for me tonight!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sick Day

Down with some sort of bug.  Posting will resume when I feel better.

Thursday, September 10, 2015


Today is heads down editing.  I have three projects that I need to get to editors/publishers.

Back tomorrow!

Thursday, August 6, 2015


Working on some my Kickstarter materials I owe my editors. So nothing to report today.

Got some really cool things coming up though!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Research Mode: On

Nothing today readers.

I am heavy into research and writing mode right now.
Nothing I have ready for the public just yet.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Crazy Long Day

So work is kicking me in the but this week.  I spent a lot of time today re-writing a bio-stats final exam.  So I am a tad brain dead.

What do I know?

Well how is the new URL working for everyone?  Anyone notice a difference at all?
Because of the URL change some internal links are a bit wonky.  I will fix those as they come up.

Played around with the Android x86 OS on a lap top today.  There is a lot of good about but I would need to spend more time with it.  It won't replace Windows or Ubuntu 14.04 for me, but it was fun to play with.

Hopefully I will have something more intelligent to say tomorrow.

Monday, March 9, 2015

So Behind...

This last weekend was the start of my "it's spring so every weekend is crazy busy" time.  My youngest son's birthday was over the weekend, my wife's is coming up.
Once the snow is gone I'll be outside getting my wife's garden together.

I have two freelance projects that I have to complete in the next few days so I am going to be buried in those for a while.  Plus while there is snow on the ground still I am working on Summer term now and rushing like crazy to get everything done.

Hope to have something more soon.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Whoa. Didn't see that one coming...

I just just over a bout of the stomach flu (on the plus side I lost 11 pounds) only to get hit with a one two punch of a bad cold on top of asthma.  

Needless to say I have not really done a lot, any "free" time has been spent working on the magic items for Strange Brew.

Normally this time of year I start working on my "Best of" and "Worst of" lists.  But I only have a couple things in mind.

So let me turn it over to you all.

What were your "Best of's" for 2014?  What were your "Worst of's"

I will have a post up later this week with mine.  Currently I only have one of each, but that is a enough to talk about.

Monday, December 8, 2014

I Don't Like Mondays.

Been really sick over the last week.  I have a lot of work to do at work (day job) and then finishing up my obligations to various editors on various projects.

So here is a musical interlude.

This song is much darker than I recalled.

Though somehow it also seems appropriate for the last few weeks.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Still Alive

I am still here.

Have had a couple of sick kids (must be the start of the school year) so my "free" time has been reduced to nothing.  Plus we didn't do our planned gaming this weekend.

I am sure it is only a matter of time before I get what they got.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sick Day

Bad News: I have a cold and feel like crap.

Good News:  At least I am getting it done before Gen Con.

I wanted to thank everyone that voted for me for the ENnies at Gen Con this year.  Really looking forward to going.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Long Day

Been a long day. Long week really.  The Day job kept me busy and I didn't get the posts in I wanted.

Hope to fix that soon.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

All Work and No Play...

Is exactly the week I am having.
Hopefully something intelligent, witty and thoughtful soon.

OR maybe just my usual stuff.