I'm taking a quick breather from working on The Evils of Illmire Kickstarter to post these files because I couldn't find anything like them when I searched. Maybe I'm searching the wrong way, or I just suck at searching or something. I don't know what to tell you but if you search 'hex grid' or … Continue reading Free Hex grid pattern files for mapping and hexcrawls
Spellsword Home Entertainment Company proudly presents THE EVILS OF ILLMIRE: A Mini-Mega Hexcrawl Adventure module for old-school game systems. The Evils of Illmire: A Mini-Mega Hexcrawl Adventure Zine is a 64-page dark fantasy adventure for 4-6 player characters level 1-3. Compatible with B/X, Labyrinth Lord, and Old School Essentials. Adventure Synopsis: A cult has begun to infiltrate … Continue reading It Is Alive! The Evils of Illmire is on Kickstarter now!
Hey grognards! February means ZineQuest, and for 2020 I’d like to start the year with a bang, so here’s the first creation of Spellsword Home Entertainment Company. The Kickstarter is approved and is set to launch mid-morning on Tuesday, 02/18/2020. https://wondrousadventure.com/the-evils-of-illmire
Here is a generic campaign hex map. Can be used as a player's hex map or for a DM/GM to use. I tried to make simple symbols that could be fairly easily mimicked by any would-be mappers. Enjoy! Direct link to download Campaign Hex Map Sheet Want to make your own? Download the source file … Continue reading Generic Campaign Hex Map
It has been too long since my last update! The summer has come and gone. Much has happened in the past months. In many ways, several of my lifelong wishes came true. On the career front, I got approval to work remotely from home. Because of this, I was basically able to go anywhere in … Continue reading Spellsword Home Entertainment Company, Walla Walla, WA
We started playtesting WARG this week on RoleGate.com; I'll also be hosting an in-person playtest session. It's a west marches style game, with the PC's base of operations being a small frontier city called Lanternlight. Here is the handout: Map generated using Watabou's amazing generator.
I made a thing a while back. I called it Resonance Cascade. The basic premise is kids on bikes (Stranger Things, Goonies, Stand by Me, Tales from the Loop, etc) playing out near a Black Mesa (from Half-Life) inspired event. Mechanics are a mixture of Powered by the Apocalypse, Blades in the Dark, Burning Wheel, … Continue reading A Strange Little Hack I made
Playtesting for WARG has started on RoleGate.com, a new play-by-post platform for role-playing. If you'd like to check it out, head over to https://www.rolegate.com/warg Why play-by-post? Well, it occurred to me that, while play-testing, the slower pace and text-only interface will allow me to more thoroughly consider the process of play and mechanics, as well … Continue reading IT HAS BEGUN: Playtesting for WARG via RoleGate.com
Drawing maps is fun! Got some nice pens and spent a few hours on the back of an old character sheet making this a few months back: Just a plain ol' black and white adventure map. It's time to start gearing up to playtest WARG. I'm going to need a system for travel and exploration. … Continue reading Some Thoughts On The Zone Crawl
Here is a form-fillable version of that old-school style WARG sheet. This will be useful for playtesting online. Below is an example of what it looks like. Click to download.