Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Check out these Bad Boys

I just received my second proof copy of Barrowmaze II and the revised version of Barrowmaze I, so I thought I would take a picture and share. They look super sweet, if you don't mind me saying so.

I want to draw your attention to the back cover of BMI with a brilliant homage to one of my favourite adventures that Cory Hamel and I dreamed up months ago.

Also I want to thank Cory for really stepping up to bat a few weekends ago and redoing the covers of both books in a different program (long story). He has been super, super awesome. He deserves a tip of the cap.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Second breakfast and Elevenses

I want to know why people are celebrating Second Breakfast at 11. Isn't that Elevenses? Or is Elevenses more like a rough approximation? If so, wouldn't that push back luncheon, tea, dinner and supper?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Barrowmaze II: New Jim Holloway Art

I have to admit, I've been trying to keep my powder dry and not reveal too many secrets or illustrations regarding BMII.

I think there's something to be said for cracking a new dungeon for the first time and feeling that sense of fun and wonder when you see new illustrations for the first time.

Having said that, it's time to open this particular sack of coin. Enjoy!

Random Treasure Dice

Inspired by Stefan P's random treasure dice I noticed in the D&D documentary clips, I've ordered 2 blank d12s to created my own. I'm going to pull out my miniature paints and brushes and do them up right. So, I've been trying to think of some random treasure tables I could base the dice on, but nothing springs to mind. I'm sick and a bit spun from the start of the all term. I was thinking of using 1 die for levels 1-2 or 1-3 and the other for a couple levels thereafter, although I'm not married to that plan. Any thoughts or creative suggestions?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Otherworld: Dungeon Adventurers

I was just poking aroundon the Otherworld board and noticed that Richard has announced that he plans to get his (very) long awaited PCs line up and running. I can't imagine these as anything less that a complete success. He plans to crowdfund it and I will support that 100%. i'm really looking forward to getting back to painting some miniatures once I get BMII off my plate in the next couple weeks.


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Documentary Kickstarter

I know the last thing you probably want to hear is a reference to a kickstarter, but if you haven't had a chance be sure to look at the D&D Documentary. Gee, I love Stfan Pokorny's random treasure dice (yoink!).


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sneak Peak: Barrowmaze II Goodies

Here's your first sneak peak at some of the old school goodness that will appear for backers of various levels as part of the BMII indiegogo campaign.

The 26x30 map in classic blue, the dice bag, dice, and the illustration booklets for both BMI and II. I'm thrilled to report that the illustration books contain a robust 17 illustrations each (either full page or half). Both have covers featuring Zhu the Mighty, who really outdid himself IMHO. Hmmm, I wonder what's on the cover of the second illustration booklet! Muahahahahahaha :)

Again, if you are interested, there's still a little time to get in on the campaign prices. Email me or post here.