Monthly Archives: May 2012

Character Generation Rules for the Last Empire (Journeyman System)

I posted version 6 of the character generation rules for the Journeyman System back on June 6, 2012, but I’ve made so many changes that the system that I took them down again. Watch for my more recent posts. I’ll … Continue reading

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Book of Wonder

Lord Dunsany’s Book of Wonder is one of my favorite books. It includes the Distressing Tale of Thangobrind the Jeweler, who was the precursor of Fritz Lieber’s Grey Mouser. I just found a stereoscopic version of Sidney Sime’s illustration for … Continue reading

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Gearing up

I’m gearing up for my next game. After seeing a friend’s Mondomat from Chessex, I’ve got one of those on order. It was strange ordering something I actually had to call about. The web is spoiling me. Miniatures are more … Continue reading

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Starship Design Spreadsheet (per High Guard) & Spatial Coordinates near Sol

I was moving all of my Excel files over to Access yesterday, and found this old ship design chart for Traveler. It doesn’t have any documentation with it. I used to use it to design our ships in accordance with … Continue reading

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1872 Ipswich Map

It’s a little small, but useful. Other maps of the region from 1872 can be found at

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1945 Ipswich Topographic Map

Here’s the map I’ll be using as a basis for charting out Ipswich. Still need to find one for the 1920s. Interesting. The dam doesn’t seem to have been built at this time. I wonder if that was put into … Continue reading

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Ipswich as a location for Call of Cthulhu

I awoke this morning with the sudden realization that Ipswich would make a wonderful Call of Cthulhu (COC) campaign. For a moment, I thought it had already been done, because Dunwich and Ipswich are alike in name and both prominently … Continue reading

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Dave’s Mapper & Geomorphs

I just stumbled across a fascinating project called Dave’s Mapper. It is a collection of geomorphs contributed by various users that generates a full map out of random geomorphs. The geomorphs are standard dungeon crawls, but the tool is fascinating … Continue reading

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Jeff Dee! Too Cool!

Remember when I was talking about Jeff Dee and Villians & Vigilantes? Well, it turns out he has a site on Deviant Art. The image I’ve posted here is one of my all-time favorites. It is from the old AD&D … Continue reading

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Russian Fantasy & Science Fiction Movies

Netflix is getting pretty thin these days, so I’ve been scouring the YouTube and the rest of the web for other videos to watch. I found a treasure trove of Russian movies, some dubbed, some not. The best of those … Continue reading

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