Friday, February 15, 2019

Random friday

A bunch of things on my mind today.

First things first, our favourite anchorcaster Colin "Spikepit" Green released his 100th episode! and it's absolutely fantastic.  No spoilers here, just go and listen to it:  https://anchor.fm/spikepit/episodes/100-Century-of-Spikepit-e359uu  

Matt Random is back on Anchor and he's got a good episode about "the black hack".  Check it out here: https://anchor.fm/mattrando/episodes/Ep-5---The-Black-Hack--initial-thoughts-e37apr

A really good article I read last night about writing, and something that I'm going to take to heart: http://monstersandmanuals.blogspot.com/2019/02/just-do-it.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MonstersAndManuals+%28Monsters+and+Manuals%29

I posted the article on mewe which brought up a interesting discussion about the "10,000 hour rule", the gist of which is "in order to get good at anything you need to put 10,000 hours in".  I don't think I'm quite there with mapping and writing, definitely layout stuff (I think rotbb I put over 10K in hahaha).  I have to say, I put more than 10K in learning how to make records.  It's almost second nature to me now.  That all being said, I intend to try and write everyday (starting today).  I have about 6 random projects on the go.  Even if I get a paragraph for each one a day, that's something! Although I think I'd like to get a bit more.

Here's an idea I was working on the other day.  Basically I like the idea of random character creation and I've been revisiting my mutant hack.  World building wise, it's mutants in the north.  I'm dubbing it "Mutant Murderhobos Of The Frozen North (tm)"

Creature Race
All characters are a mutated version of a human and some kind of animal,
unless otherwise stated (android).  Where noted, increase ability scores.
Note: Any mutation that increases damage, is only in effect when attacking with the mutation.  
Ex Moose Antlers do an extra +2 damage on a successful hit.


Roll D20
Animal Type
Bonus
Mutation
1
Polar Bear
+1 CON
Endure Extreme Cold
2
Bald Eagle
+1 INT
Fly
3
Garter Snake
+1 DEX
Move Silently
4
Beaver
+1 WIS
Large Teeth (D6+2 DMG)
5
Canada Goose
+1 CHA
Fly
6
Moose
+1 CON
Antlers (D6+2 DMG)
7
Grizzly Bear
+1 STR
Paws (D6+2 DMG)
8
Elk
+1 CON
Antlers (D6+2 DMG)
9
Cougar
+1 DEX
Move Silently
10
Gray Wolf
+1 DEX
Move Silently
11
Wolverine
+1 CON
Claws (D6+2 DMG)
12
Bison
+1 WIS
Thick hide +1 to AC
13
Squirrel
+1 INT
+2 Starting Hit Points
14
Rabbit
+1 CHA
Able to hop 4 metres
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Essentially there are going to be random tables for starting weapons, equipment, mutations etc.

Alright that's enough for me today.  Hope you have a good weekend! I'm going out for Pizza tonight at a place called "little pizza heaven".  Excellent marketing!

Note: Sailors on the starless seas is currently on sale.  Excellent adventure.  $4.68 CAD.

An introductory adventure for the Dungeon Crawl Classics Roleplaying Game, Sailors on the Starless Sea pits a mob of 0-level adventurers against the legacy of the Chaos Lords and their corrupted hordes. Delving beneath the crumbling ruins, the characters discover ancient crypts, a starless sea, and an ancient ziggurat, where death and treasure await in equal measure!






4 comments:

  1. Shane so many of us write all day every day.

    It is just mostly garbage Internet comments and snark.

    What helps me when I’m doing “real” writing is avoiding message boards and social media unless there’s a question I can’t find the answer to through my own research.

    Then set a word count. Finish the word count before you go back to nonsense fun writing.

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    1. Absolutely agreed. And all the silly work emails! I shut down at lunch and open my notepad and work. An actual pen and paper notepad lol.

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    2. Another random observation: When I blog, my thoughts are so disorganized that they're almost unintelligible. But when I write for serious and really concentrate, it comes out much better.

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    3. Agreed. I always find that any time I post a blog, I go and re-read it and then have to edit it because the whole thing is disjointed as hell hahah

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