Behind the Scenes #5

This week was the end of the month, which means it's time for another behind-the-scenes post! Over on my Patreon page! Sorry, everyone. Wanna read what I've been up to, and what I'm scheming for the future? You should check me out over there. It's super helpful for me keeping the lights on, cat fed, … Continue reading Behind the Scenes #5

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The Astrologer

The candle's little amber flame at last melted its wax just enough to let the bronze nail's heaviness pull itself free, to fall upon the copper candle-stand. The circular disc—bent upward along the rim, like a cymbal—chimed twice, as the nail bounced on the thin-beaten copper. As the stand trembled, the first clear sound fuzzed … Continue reading The Astrologer

Behind the Scenes #4

Well we've got April out of the way, which means I get to have a nice long ramble about what I've done last month, and what I plan to get done in May. And as usual, I've done that ramble over on my Patreon page. I do these as backers-only posts because giving a peek … Continue reading Behind the Scenes #4

REVIEW: Duckpac

In 1982 Chaosium published the innovative species-specific "splatbook" Trollpak. This boxed set detailed the culture, religion, history, and society of the Uz—called trolls by humans—thereby fleshing this species out as a player option, rather than a statblock. It seems rather fitting that a nice, round forty years later indie publisher Legion Games began to release … Continue reading REVIEW: Duckpac

New Release! To Hunt a God

Hello all! Quick post to share that the full release of To Hunt a God is available on the Jonstown Compendium. You can get it here. This 139-page publication includes: The longform cult of Hrunda, God of Bluepaw Monkeys, including rules for creating new adventurers, new Rune spells, and path to shamanhood. The macabre Temple of the Bones at … Continue reading New Release! To Hunt a God

FIRST IMPRESSION—Elkoi Expansion

Elkoi Expansion is a new Jonstown Compendium release by Anders Tönnberg which bundles a variety of full-color maps in multiple styles together with a 34-page PDF providing additional details about the Balazaring clans near Elkoi, and mapped-out sites of interest inside the city. It is written for use with Griffin Mountain from Chaosium. I kept … Continue reading FIRST IMPRESSION—Elkoi Expansion

REVIEW: Children of Hykim

2022 was a phenomenal year for RuneQuest releases. With several books in the DuckPac and East Isles series from Legion Games, the finale of Andrew Logan Montgomery's acclaimed Six Seasons in Sartar series, Harald Smith's Edge of Empire exploring a Lunar Province, and all the other goodness which came out last year, I honestly think … Continue reading REVIEW: Children of Hykim

Six Seasons Play Report #1

This article contains spoilers for the first adventure of the RuneQuest campaign Six Seasons in Sartar. Editor Bill and I have been playing through Andrew Logan Montgomery's acclaimed Six Seasons in Sartar (SSiS) to check for ourselves what all the hype is about. This campaign has been of some particular interest to me because I … Continue reading Six Seasons Play Report #1

FIRST IMPRESSION—Fall RuneQuest Bundle

This article contains spoilers for the discussed adventures. The Storytelling Collective's "Write Your First Adventure" workshop produced four new adventures for RuneQuest, published over the last few months. They're now available as a bundle on the Jonstown Compendium! Let's take a look inside. As a reminder, this is a "First Impressions" article, which is somewhere … Continue reading FIRST IMPRESSION—Fall RuneQuest Bundle

TEASER: Treasures of Glorantha Volume 2

I'm delighted to share that my publication Treasures of Glorantha Volume One: Dragon Pass has earned its Gold bestseller medal on DriveThruRPG! I promised elsewhere on social media that once we crossed this threshold I'd give everyone a teaser of Volume Two. So without further ado… concept The theme for Treasures of Glorantha Volume Two … Continue reading TEASER: Treasures of Glorantha Volume 2