Thursday, May 22, 2014

Free RPG Day Event at Fantasy Realms: The One Who Watches from Below!

Hey! I'll be running a Crawljammer hack of Jobe Bittman's "The One Who Watches from Below" for Free RPG Day at Fantasy Realms in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. That's June 21st. Be there!

Here's the game info I submitted for the event, ripped straight from the DCC adventure description:

You've landed on Saturn with one mission: Retrieve the Cosmic Staff of Themossphere from beneath the shifting caverns! The only thing in your way is a pesky, slumbering elder god with a penchant for consuming entire worlds. Oh, and an endless army of vat-grown hybrid monstrosities. And a veritable tidal wave of disembodied eyes with awesome powers. A few giant acid worms. And a curse with the power to rip the still-living eyes from your skull. Do you have the mettle to stare down a god or will your eyes forever adorn the vault of The One Who Watches From Below?

A Dungeon Crawl Classics adventure by Jobe Bittman modified for use with Crawljammer. No previous experience needed! Pre-generated Level 1 characters will be provided. For 6-8 players.

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM on June 21st. 
Game Master: Tim Callahan.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Inspirational Image: Allen Gustav Anderson

This cover from "Planet Stories," March 1952, almost perfectly captures what I imagine when I think about a high level Psychic Knight floating in on an enchanted flame to lead an assault on the robot overlords of Saturn. You could pretty much take any issue of "Planet Stories" and get a dozen ideas for Crawljammer adventures and character classes and magic items and other awesome stuff.

Spoiler warning: I plan to steal a BUNCH of ideas from "Planet Stories." It's fertile ground. It's the perfect kind of space fantasy. And those covers -- this one's by Allen Gustav Anderson -- are gorgeous.