I decided to extend my birthday break from blogging to include the weekend, but I'm back now. I'm feeling good, and feeling rested. I even watched a little television, which I rarely do these days. The old brain machine is still churning with ideas, and I hope to get to most of them.
As a general rule, I'm usually not one to "drop names", but the mapping project I mentioned before was for none other than Tim Kask. What? You don't know who Tim Kask is? Then check out his wikipedia article, or his Q & A over on the Dragonsfoot forums. A google search will bring up plenty of information about Tim, so google away!
If you don't know who he is don't feel too bad, when I first replied to his request for mapmakers on Dragonsfoot, ( his forum name is kaskoid ), I had no idea who he was. He also posted the same request on the Cartographer's Guild forums. When I saw his name on the email he sent me, then my brain started to get that certain itch, so I googled him, and was surprised to see who he was. He's about as old school as you can get.
Anyway, I finished the maps on my birthday, and sent him the jpegs. Now, I'm not 100% sure he's going to use them, but when he mentioned he was going to send them to an artist for the cover work I think that's a good indication he's going to use them. So if you play in one of his upcoming convention games, at either North Texas RPG Con, or GenCon, ( I'm not sure at which one he'll be using them at ) then there's a good chance you'll be dungeon crawling through my maps! Yeah, I'm getting a big kick out of this!
I've been looking at the Open d6 Ressurection wiki site, and really like the system. In all the years I was a hard-core gamer, I never once played in a d6 game! Well, maybe once at a convention, my memory is kind of fuzzy. I may use it for my weird west campaign world, or not, still undecided on that. It just seems like a nice modular system, that I can pick and choose what I want to use, and it seems flexible enough to add house rules, without it getting all wonky.
One thing I really want to explore is online role-playing. I've tried the play-by-post, but never really got into it. It's been a while, and I need to research all the options now available. The only drawback is that my bandwidth is horrible right now, so I don't think that skype thing is an option.
Okay, enough for now. I'll be back tomorrow, and hopefully with something interesting! Keep rolling those dice!