Saturday, December 7, 2013

Kickstarter or Indiegogo?

I asked this question on Facebook the other day, but want to gather opinions here too.

Do you have a preference for the Barrowmaze Complete and Miniatures campaign?

Would you rather see it on Kickstarter or Indiegogo? Do you have a strong preference either way?

Monday, November 18, 2013

New Barrowmaze Crowdfund January 2014

BARROWMAZE Crowdfund Announcement:

As mentioned on Google Plus, I'm working on a new crowdfunding campaign set to begin in January of 2014 on Indiegogo.

In case you don't know, I am the author of Barrowmaze I and II, a popular two-part old school megadungeon that finished second in this year's Three Castles Award for Independent Game Design at the North Texas RPGcon (NTRPGcon).

In brief, my plan with the new crowfund is to combine the two Barrowmaze books into a definitive single volume entitled Barrowmaze Complete with new material, art, professional design and layout. Ex-TSR artist Erol Otus has agreed to provide the cover art! Woot! Woot!

Alongside Barrowmaze Complete, I am working closely with Richard Scott of Otherworld Miniatures to create a new boxed set of Official Barrowmaze Monsters, similar to the DAB series of fantasy adventurers. This will be very cool :)

Consider this an early "Save the Date" notice and please keep the campaign in mind in January. More news and details to follow. I would certainly appreciate you passing the word along your networks.


Friday, October 11, 2013

Barrowmaze Discussion on Brock Radio

I joined the Brock University radio show Inquisitive Minds to talk all things rpg.

Fast forward to the 44:45 mark. It's about 15 minutes

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Otherworld Lizardmen

Behold - The Sunken City of the Lizardmen!


Monday, July 1, 2013

Belated Tribute to Ray Harryhausen

I've been painting up a storm this spring, including this tribute to Ray Harryhausen.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Interesting Review

Here's an interesting take on 5th edition:

I like the D&D Mine trope, it's certainly better than D&D Next.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Off to NTRPGcon

I'm headed out tomorrow morning for NTRPGcon in the DFW.

I'm running a scheduled Barrowmaze game on Friday morning, with the possibility of a pickup game Saturday subject to interest.

All the games I wanted to play were closed hours after registration (which was at 1am est, I believe), so I plan on surfing games with a notion to observe DMing styles. I'm very interested in watching the TSR guys do their thing :)

As you might know, Barrowmaze is a finalist for the 2013 Three Castles award which will be announced on Saturday (from what I'm told). Interestingly, BM is the only adventure/scenario. All the others are RPG systems. That's a wee bit intimidating lol.

I think, in the final tally, the most important thing is to ask questions like: Does Barrowmaze inspire people to play? Do folks find it compelling? Is it fun? Is it challenging? Does it make you think creatively, tactically, logistically? Does it celebrate the early game and its founders? Does it kill your PCs quickly and painfully? Hopefully BM does some of these things :)

I'll be sure to make a post-con report with pics.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Barrowmaze shirts

Looks like the Barrowmaze shirts have started arriving. I see one person has posted pics on google+

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Last Chance for Barrowmaze Tees

The campaign ends tomorrow, so if you plan on ordering a shirt now's the time :)

Monday, April 15, 2013

7 Days Remaining for Barrowmaze Gamer Tees

Just a reminder that there is one week remaining in tshirt campaign.

Be sure to check out the Barrowmaze Gamer Tshirts and/or pass along to interested peeps :)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Barrowmaze Tee Samples

In case you haven't heard, there is a short campaign on Indiegogo right now for Barrowmaze gamer tshirts. Please check them out via the link in the post below this one. If you are already a part of the campaign please help boost the signal!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Barrowmaze Gamer Tees!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Barrowmaze Gamer Tshirt Sneak Peek

I've been busy playing and painting miniatures in my free time, so I haven't posted much here. Don't let that be a sign of inactivity though. One of the side projects I've been pecking at is a series of fun Barrowmaze Gamer Tshirt designs for an Indiegogo I'm going to run in the next couple weeks. Here's a look at a sweet illo by Zhu. You can't make out all the detail in this file, but it is super cool. Reminds me of an old heavy metal concert shirt :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Barrowmaze Gamer Tshirts

In the next few weeks I hope to have an Indiegogo up and running for Barrowmaze gamer tshirts.

I'm trying to include lots of different designs so hopefully you might find one appealing.

I hope to have it up by mid-March but that is subject to the printer etc.

It will be a relatively short campaign too, unlike the last one.

I'll keep you updated.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

3Castles Award: Barrowmaze Advances to Round II

Just received the news that Barrowmaze has advanced to round II for the 3Castles Award for RPG Design!

As I'm sure you can imagine I'm thrilled.

Barrowmaze faces stiff competition. The other four entrants are all full RPGs.

You can read more about it here:

I want to thank my players, who are great, and also wanted to express my thanks to all of you for your support and for making Barrowmaze happen. I planned on attending the NTRPGcon regardless, so this makes the whole thing even more exciting.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Barrowmaze in Outer Space