Let’s make it official

When I started this blog as a way to share the excitement and fun I was experiencing with my weekly game group, I chose a name that was evocative of the kinds of adventures we were playing at the time. When I ended up writing and kickstarting one such adventure myself, it seemed only natural that I should use the same name for my publishing venture.

To date, as “Lampblack & Brimstone,” I have put out two small books, currently available on DriveThruRPG:

      

And I’m planning more. The next one will be called Perilous Journeys, and it’ll be a rules supplement for Dungeon Worldmy current game of choice, and the one that inspired me to make my own stuff in the first place.

When the kickstarter for Servants of the Cinder Queen closed, I sent out a survey to all of the project’s backers, asking them to vote on what sort of thing they’d like me to write next, and “wilderness adventure” won out by a large margin. So I asked the Dungeon World Google+ community what they would like to see in such a book, combined a bunch of suggestions with my own ideas, and dug in. A couple of months later, what I initially envisioned as a humble 32-page saddle-stitched booklet has turned into a 72-page book that will need to be squarebound. At least it’ll still be digest-size…

If you’re curious about the form this project is taking, I’ve been posting previews of the various sections here.

This is all just to give some background to my reviving of this blog. On top of all the other things I have going on, producing Servants and Funnel World took me away from maintaining this space, but this is where I want to consolidate all of my RPG interests. My hope is to continue using this blog as a place to record thoughts about my experiences as a GM, which are swiftly becoming inseparable from my publishing efforts. I have to playtest everything, after all!

So: here’s hoping I can post something interesting at least once a week, and make the visit worth your time!

2 thoughts on “Let’s make it official

  1. Good to see your interest in sharing your design process. Your projects are what brought me to design things myself. Cant wait to see more and read more about how you devellop things.
    By the way, what were Point #2-4 on the survays wishlist?

  2. Hi Josephe —

    133 people answered the survey; of those…

    36% voted for Perilous Journeys
    17% voted for a supplement based on Lord Dunsany's tales of wonder
    16% voted for Escape from the Plague Pits (adventure)
    14% voted for Wizards at the End of the World (campaign/hack)
    13% voted for Shrine of the Squid-God (adventure)

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