Saturday, June 27, 2015


For a while now, I've been streaming.

It has nothing to do with a urinal, btw.

I've been streaming my drawing sessions over on the Picarto site.  It's a pretty nifty art site where you can watch artists draw, and people like me try to draw as I fend off daily life, family, several demanding cats, and my own inability to concentrate for more than two seconds.

What was I talking about?

Oh yes, streaming.  Come on by My Channel and take a look.  Chat if you like.  I may not notice, being too busy trying to find a moist towelette to remove the Cheetos dust from my fingers.  Or don't say hi and quietly lurk - or just leave.  It' all good.

Oh - there are even writers here streaming their writing sessions!  Imagine writing an RPG supplement in front of an audience.  Um, okay, not that exciting.  But it's something to think about. :)

- Ark

That Way

Friday, June 12, 2015

Expanded Petty Gods Compendium

My Expanded Petty Gods Compendium hardcopy finally arrived!

Not to be confused with the obese gods of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tour bus D&D game circa 1979, the Expanded Petty Gods Compendium is a cornucopia of crazy religious goodness.  Flipping through the pdf is one thing, but when you actually get your hands on the almost 400 page tome (for like, 13 bucks,) the true scope of this thing sets in.  There are gods and monsters and magic items and inspiration spurting out of this thing like a fire hose.  It's like TSR's Deities & Demigods and the OSR Blogosphere had an illegitimate love child.  Well, actually, that's exactly what it is.

At a rough guess, I'd estimate there were about 42,000 of us who submitted write-ups, articles, and art to the book.  Okay, maybe less, but it feels like a lot.  It took three cycles of insane editors to climb on each other's backs and pull this thing together.

Richard LeBlanc finally beat it into submission.  I think he deserves another one of those Three Castle Award things for that monumental task.  So yeah, NTRPGCON, I am unofficially nominating the book for next year!

- Ark

Wednesday, June 3, 2015