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Just a quick word to you all... One of the regular artist working on FOE products is out there, you can meet the inimitable Britishark at Merida Comic Con in Merida, Yucatan in Mexico on the 13 and 14th of July! Man, I would LOVE to attend in the jungles of Yucatan... Another place on my bucket list! I think this is pretty cool and I wanted to boost the signal for someone who has been doing awesome work for the past few months. Illustrated a number of new characters for the coming books. You can get full details on the Tsunami Medida website. Stop by and say hello! You can find Britishark in the artist alley over there. Okay, as a total nerd, I put in the address of the Convention in Google Maps and I might make the beginning of the con if I left right now. It is a "mere" 43h's drive from Nashville and 10h of flying. If I'd known I would've loved to have attempted... practiced my Spanish! That would've been terrible for the attendee. Hola! Si, escribo mucho pero no en español. Juegamos a Akhamet. Es c
Just a quick note, if you are in the Nashville area for the weekend after Fourth of July. Why? Because it's Hypericon! I really liked it last year and this year, I'm coming back. Imagine my surprise when I realized it was in my backyard, the Clarion Inn on Old Fort here in Murfreesboro! I will be running Akhamet adventures throughout the con and give a panel on how to build an adventure, Saturday at noon. Come say hello, there will be a lot of time to play some D&D! Check out the full details on the Hypericon Website.
Part 1Part 3 FridayFriday morning, was another run of Battle of Farelis, Part 1. I am really digging this story more and more. I can't wait to run the Gencon element. That was the last of my running slots until Sunday. Next up: PLAY. I had tickets to play Arcanis, leading up to the big battle interactive on Saturday. My character, Kermina Gallia val'Borda who is an oracular nun. I will not go into details of the adventures but I will say that my character, after a retool two years ago, is now effective at more than using her tongue. Because she is a face character, at least she was but with time, she became much more of a caster. And now she can tweak Fate. This was a flavor character that is now surprisingly effective. She is fun to play because she is a devoted to her goddess who is also promiscuous. She now says classic lines like "Can't spell housewife without hoe!" or that she prays hard and fervently on her knees, every night. I keep it PG-13 but nearly everything I say has a racy connotation. I will
Part 2Part 3 Another year, another Origins. As every year, it is a roller coaster of highs and lows. Of great and suck. So let's take a trip down memory lane... Before OriginsFor a few months now, I have been writing, thinking, tweaking, and reviewing the adventures I wanted to run. This year, I would run Akhamet and Saggakar - I chose not to run Rhym in order to focus and force myself to put my time on specific locations. Getting there and WednesdayAfter a long day of work on Tuesday, where I touched a bunch of things and loaded everything upon my good friend in the QA department. My hope was that something would pass review and testing so that when I came back, they would roll out. I got on the road shortly around 3pm. Traffic in Nashville is much different at that time, as it would get much worse a mere 30 minutes later. The trip was uneventful. The road was clear, traffic light, and in good time, I was at my hotel north of Cincinnati. Sleep was good. I woke up late (around 8AM), showered and heade
A quick post to let everyone know that Gencon tickets are finally available. For another year, our tickets have sold really well. After just over twenty four hours, we have seven sold out tables already! There are currently 7 tickets left. As there is always a little a bit of movement in the tickets as people change, so you may luck out. But do not wait, get your tickets now! For your convenience, here is a link to FOE Events at GenconAs usual, I am touched and very appreciative of people interest in FOE products and events.
All of the FOE events have been approved by Gencon this year! I am super excited to announce an absolutely fantastic group of GMs who agreed to work with me this year. First and foremost, Will Allen Matthews who volunteered to help out for two days. Volunteering to help for a full day are (in alphabetical order) Florent-F, Florence-M, and Randy-P. I promise to get the mods in your hands quickly... "I'm working on them..." Thursday(2 tables, 8AM) - Legacies: Valley of the Mummies(1 table, 8AM) - Legacies: The Last Obelisk (2 tables, 1PM) - Legacies: Floating Temple of Seth(1 table, 1PM) - Legacies: The Last Obelisk (3 tables, 7PM, Multi-Table Event)Legacies: Battle of Farelis Friday(2 tables each, 8AM) - Legacies: Valley of the Mummies - Legacies: Floating Temple of Seth (2 tables each, 1PM) - Legacies: Floating Temple of Seth - Legacies: Valley of the Mummies (4 tables, 7PM, Multi-Table Event)Legacies: Battle of Farelis Sunday(1 table, 8AM) - Legacies: The Sun Never Sets No, ActionMan will not be a GM f
This year's Conglomeration began long ago. It started during the Holidays when I began plotting what I planned to run. I needed something cool to write about. Now if you follow this blog, you know that I spent a lot of time feeling blue about my writing, with bouts of the blues that struck me during the month of March, my least favorite month. With the return of April and of the nicer weather, my mood took a positive swing and after grinding through encounters and forcing myself to work. I got to play more, ran more, and planned a bunch of events for the coming summer. Conglomeration was the second event of the year for me (after MidSouthCon), the first out-of-state event. I struggled to complete my adventures. I just could not find the right twist, the right surprise, or the one unique element that made my adventure different from the others. I knew they were good: they had a mix of encounters, mix of challenges, a mix of story and dungeoncrawl, and unique NPCs providing different perspectives. But they ju
This AAR was written and got lost to a freak Notepad++ accident. So you are getting this a month late... Our trip to Memphis began on Friday evening as ActionMan and I packed the car and began the three-or-so hours down 840 and and I-40... As we got to mile marker 60, some 120 miles from home, the car begins acting up. When I hit 80 mph, the engine loses all power. Crud. I had to decide what to do. I decided to make my way there and worry about it on Sunday. As we got there, we signed up for a Shadowrun game. Now this was something I planned to play with ActionMan when he would be a little older. However, this would be the time... He picked a Street Samurai pre-gen and I got a combat mage named "Sparkles" who was an Ese, a bad stereotype of a latino gangbanger. We had fun committing the usual array of crimes related to a 'Run. Now without a Face, a Decker, or a Rigger, this game is MUCH MUCH MUCH more difficult. However, we made this by keeping it low-tech. After the game, we checked into our hotel. That's
FOE's events passed the first test before acceptance at Gencon. However, one of my GMs had to step down because of his work, this leaves me with three slots without a GM. All three games are on Thursday August 1st,running all day. As perks, you get the following: - A free GM's badge, that will allow you to enjoy the last three days of Gencon! - FOE swag, including a snazzy uniform - Adulation of millions! If you are interested/ available/ curious contact me at mailto:email@example.com. At this time, one of the adventure is written (and in need of editing), another must be completed, and the final one will involved a collaborative effort by all three GMs.
I am happy to say that I plan to return to Conglomeration in Louisville KY again this year. I spent a lot of time thinking about what I wanted to run and came up with a program I think will be very interesting. I will be running games on Saturday and Sunday, leaving me time to play on Friday evening and Saturday morning. Mummy of Prince Tsubeteb by JP ChapleauPrince Tsupeteb, one of Pharaoh's favorite sons received the ancient and holy rites of mummification. As such, he needs to be taken to his tomb. The Church of Anubis is looking for brave adventurers to protect the dead prince.An adventure set in Akhamet Desert Pearls by JP ChapleauIn eastern Akhamet, local markets flood with desert pearls. An ubasti merchant is gathering an expedition to the depths of the desert where she might be everyone of its members rich. Or dead.An adventure Set in Akhamet Wine with a Succubus by JP ChapleauLast year, adventurers explores the pyramid of the Archmage Yorix and rescued a very attractive girl. A year later, she inv
During the fall of 2018, I began work on updating an adventure I wrote for Pathfinder. The more I wrote, the more it changed shape into something completely different than what it started out as. Then last year, I got three groups of great playtesters provided me with feedback. I went through many rounds of editing to get things all nice and ready. I took a lot longer than I initially planned to, but the final product is worth it. Final tally is a 43 pages adventure that will take you AT LEAST 12-15 hours to complete, with near-limitless possibility for expanding. The time was confirmed by four tables of players. This says nothing of the awesome artwork Irene did for the adventure. Ravenloft Dreams of Dust is now available through the DM's Guild.
With the Patreon up and running, I commissioned some new art. You can read everything about it on the Patreon post.
It is once again time for Gencon planning. Yes, it is barely over that it again comes on the topic. This year, I have some very ambitious goals for FOE. I plan to have a massive showing. I would love to see if we could get three tables running at the same time! One of these slots will either be a cooperative or competitive event! Your group against another. I am still considering the details of what we will run... Whether this be in Akhamet, Rhym, Saggakar or something else! A lot of time and work between now and then. I definitely plan to use the Patreon to provide insight into the writing process of these, but also offer additional perks and bonuses to players! Another perk of being a patron! I have a few ideas yet to develop for what I want to do. Perhaps the return of Prince Diogenes, everyone's favorite foreign prince, and son of a god? A lot of people would really hate me for bringing this hero of a foreign land back... I would also like to work with my team of GMs in the creation of this special. Pick
One of the many things I have been working on to grow FOE is a Patreon page. I plan to produce some content for it: I will have bunch of short "One-page dungeon" adventures, maps I drew, new races, monsters, NPCS, and anything else you propose. Some of it will be 5e-focused, but I expect to post a lot of it in a system agnostic way. I do have a few ideas for other random things. Things I'm not sure this blog is the right place to fit it. Whether you are interested only in 5th Edition game material or not, you will still find great material for your game from that Patreon. I am building it up now and will make an announcement about when it will be ready. My goal for it would be to provide small products, such as races, encounters, short adventure ideas, and art. Now, before you ask, YES, all content posted on the Patreon will be available for the Legacies Organized Play Campaign. So by joining, you will get additional game-friendly material. No, this blog is not going away. It will remain as what it is: a
I am very happy to announce the release of FOE's latest product: a 5e port of the highly successful "A Shackled Mind is a Clear Mind" written for the Pathfinder RPG. This is more than just a straight port, new tomes have been added to the book, namely the Book of Thoth, which allows you unlimited power! You can get this new book on DriveThruRPG