Saturday, November 27, 2010

Pocket Full of Peril #1

In a moment of chocolate and peanut butter like inspiration, I took this idea from the geomorphs from Dyson and mashed it up with  the note card genius from ze bulette.  As a result I have the first of what I hope to be an on going project called: A Pocket Full of Peril.

Each will print and fit onto a 3x5 card.  The story set up will be given for each Pocket Full of Peril.  Each room type and basic contents will be listed in note form so they are system generic.

Pocket Full of Peril #1: The Mines of Dol Muir
It was once a fledgling dwarf hall, while mining the dwarfs unearthed an horrific idol that unleashed an ancient evil.  The dwarfs managed to imprison the beast back in the idol and then abandoned the hall.  The tale is a legend, but someone or something is now digging in the old halls trying to find the idol and unleash its power.  What is the idol? Who is trying to find it? Can the players stop them?

I decided it would be a Necromancer and some cultists using undead labor to do the digging. So with out further ado, here is my take on Pocket Full of Peril #1: The Mines of Dol Muir.

Ideally I'd like for other people to create their own contents for each Pocket Full of Peril on their blog. Each person would base their version on a specific theme.  Like Goblins, Dark Elves, Undead, Bandits, or Frog Men, etc. Below is a blank for you to use and post on your site filled out. I look forward to seeing your version!  Please post a link back to the original on your site, and put a link in the comments section here under each Pocket Full of Peril to create a complete resource for each release. Thanks!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Happy Birthday to the Corps and me

11/10 is coming up and I share that day of creation with our own U.S. Marine Corps!

Regardless of who sits in the White House, or which party is currently guiding the U.S. nation, the men and women of our armed forces stand ready to serve.  My dad served in the Air Force in Vietnam, my step father served in the Navy and Coast Guard,  and my youngest brother served in the Marine Corps.  Needless to say I have a lot of respect for those who serve, the difficult tasks we give to our armed forces to perform, and the ultimate sacrifice we ask others to pay on behalf of our nation.

With Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the holidays in general coming I'd like to point you to a couple charities that you may not be aware of:

There is a Marine Corps charity that is nearing its goal of $25k.  In a nutshell they purchase electronics equipment to help Marines wounded in combat.

In addition, the Wounded Warrior Project aids our injured men and women returning home from service.

For those in the Seattle area, the Union Gospel Mission could really use additional help especially as we head into winter.

I am sure that wherever you are, there may be a family member, a friend, a neighbor, or an organization you trust that would benefit from your donation of time, food, clothing, or finances.

I won't lie to you and say by giving it has changed my life, or that somehow giving has made me magically a better person.

I give, because its not about me at all.

Semper Fi Marines!