Yes it is frustrating. A Game Master pours hours into crafting an encounter, rich with nuance and the potential for both combat and growth for the characters. A complex monster is created and abilities determined in order to give the players a solid hour or more of frantic dice rolling gameplay madness. This was the … Continue reading Story of My Life in One Die Roll
Jandle stood at the steps leading up into the carriage and turned to one of the footmen. “A little help, please?” he asked indicating the bottles in his arms. The footman was quicker than he looked and with a smooth motion snatched two of the bottles out of Jandle’s arms to allow him to climb … Continue reading Slinker, Slayer, Kobold, Squire; Chapter 7
I know everyone out there has been hankering for a book all about the Viceroy. I can't go anyplace without hearing it. The folks over at the morning gathering at the Whataburger, the people I deliver furniture to, the local morning news program hosts and the hobo that lives under the bridge over here on … Continue reading Finally, What the World has been Demanding!
The stagecoach that Jandle was waiting for came into the village from Slothenburg and Jandle had no idea if it was on schedule or not. It wasn’t readily apparent if anybody else knew, either. The horses were swapped out by the stable hands of the coach company and Jandle waited for the passengers to disembark … Continue reading Slinker, Slayer, Kobold, Squire; Chapter 6
The oldest of the black dragons that serve in Slothjemia's dragonriders is Grizzilla. She is the personal mount of the Herzgraf, and carries him, his squire, and seven other highly trained members of the Phantom Legion wherever it is that the Herzgraf needs to go in Slothjemia. The three next eldest dragons in the Guards … Continue reading Grizzilla; the Alpha Female
Little more was said that evening. Indeed, there was little left to be said. The two men went their separate ways for the night. Jandle had the innkeeper assign a staff member to filling his bath for him and the kobold enjoyed a long soothing soak. There was even a scrubbing brush provided so that … Continue reading Slinker, Slayer, Kobold, Squire; Chapter 5
There are a number of differences between the nations of Fanolania and Slothjemia. In fact there are more differences than there are similarities. On the surface the two might seem quite a bit alike and yet anyone from Fanolania that visits Slothjemia will immediately realize that they aren't in Avondace anymore. So stunning are the … Continue reading Fanolania isn’t Slothjemia… but then what is?
Mornings in Borostat this time of year were cool and prone to being foggy. By the time the sun climbed a couple of hours into the sky it would have warmed up enough to melt away the low clouds and the day would feel more like a body felt it should. By then the carriage … Continue reading Slinker, Slayer, Kobold, Squire; Chapter 4
There has been of late an increased state of hysteria regarding the private lives of basically everyone. Whether you are straight, gay, open to all available options, male, female, deciding, or hybrid it feels as though everyone has an opinion about the choices you make and who you make them with. Let me take just … Continue reading “I don’t care”
The sun crept in the sky the following morning to find the vale in its usual state of disarray. As was the case every early summer and late spring morning, it was cold and a little blustery as the winds whistled up the river and careened off of the high mountain cliffs. Oskar stepped from … Continue reading Slinker, Slayer, Kobold, Squire; Chapter 3