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Delve issue 2 Progress

Heh, it seems that there are a lot of OSR projects kinda behind schedule.  An Delve! is no exception.  So I'm still plugging away at describing Dustchapel Downs.  I'm only doing broad strokes though so think of it as something like a fantasy version of a Rick Steves guide.  The major sections of the town are given an overview, a nugget of lore or legend that pertains to that section of town, and any notable personages or items associated with that part of town.  There are 27 major areas of town.  I'm currently working on detailing area 9, Skelling Oldhall - an old manse once belonging to one of the noble families in town but due to the extinction of that family line, it has fallen into disrepair and become the abode of squatters, fanatical mendicant priests, and the trapped undead last Baronet of the former lords of Skelling Oldhall.  Actually, Even though I said I'm only on section 9 of 27, I've at least made entries and sketches of all of the 27 areas so I'm m

Game Like It's 1979

One of the new images I've been working on for Ostensible Cat Design.  For old school gamers with a punk sensibility... ;).

Delve Issue 2 Cover Sneak Peek and Call for Proof Readers

Here's a sneak peek at the cover for my Old School gaming zine Delve! the second issue. Old School 1970's style fantasy role playing with a 70's punk attitude. What more can you want? Cthulhu? Yeah, got it... H.P.L. inspired weirdness and Jack Kirby bizzaro cosmic fantasy in a Renaissance European wrapper. Get some! Also, I'd like to put out a call for volunteer proof readers for issue 2.  I still have a little ways to go on the innards of the zine, but it's beginning to shape up nicely.  So if you'd like to help me get this out there, I'd be most appreciative.  Also, you'll receive a free copy of the zine of course.  Oh yeah, if you have something you'd like me to review or do an ad for in the zine, email me at johnathan dot bingham at gmail dot com.  Happy Gaming!  

Delve! Issue 1 officially out of print

Thanks to everyone who bought a print copy of Delve! issue 1.  I've taken down the order button.  For the curious, the first print run was 50 copies.  Relatively small print run, but I consider it highly successful and thanks again to those folks that ordered hard copies.  The last of the first print run issues are now making their way to the last few folks and they should receive them soon.  There are a few copies left at Noble Knight Games for those interested in picking up a hard copy.  Of course there is the pdf version at RPGNow which has both a bookmarked version and a print ready version so you can print out your own copy (See the link on the right side of this blog).  I'm currently hard at work on Delve! issue 2 so stay tuned for more!

Delve! Issue 2 Sneak Peak

I pretty much spent all weekend at home.  No trips to castles, mountains, festivals or other such things.  No, this weekend Daisey and I opted to have our anniversary dinner at Zamboni's and then have a quiet weekend.  We both had a lot of projects to work on - I really needed to give some love to Delve!  I've been busy detailing Dustchapel Downs and its inhabitants this weekend.  It's been quite a bit of fun talking about the somewhat warped town. Here's an excerpt from my current manuscript with some art.  Enjoy! 6.   The Grambling – A blustering, rough and tumble area the Grambling is a ramshackle collection of dwellings and shops that are inhabited by the working class of Dustchapel Downs.   There are a few rooming houses as well as modest eateries and taverns in this area for those seeking accommodation.   What the Grambling lacks in affluence and charm, it makes up for in dogged working class attitude.   The folk here are practical and less given to the

Ten Years of Marital Bliss and Being Overcome By Events

 Daisey and I as High School Sweethearts (back in the halcyon 80's *gasp - 25 years ago* and near the end of my gaming boom years - but hey, in this case the geek got the girl so no time for gaming). Daisey and I at our wedding reception ten years ago.  It is interesting to note that in the span of time between these two pictures, 1e AD&D faded from the scene and I left gaming.  When we got married, 3e was in full swing and my gaming renaissance had begun.  Cooincidence?  I think not... Daisey and I have been married for ten years today.  It alternately seems like much shorter and longer than that (both in a good way).  We've known each other for the past 25 years and dated when we were in High School and remained good friends until we eventually decided to get back together.  It has been an incredible decade.  I have to confess that any small measure of success that I've had in that time is directly attributable her encouragement.  And we've become quite a