Friday, January 23, 2015

Do Not Let Your Players Watch This Video

I have no idea if this is real, but this video will have every player trying to convince their DM they can:
·         Jump in the air grab an arrow out of the wall and fire it before they land

·         Jump up into the air from behind their companion’s tower shield and fire at the enemy in front of them

·         Shot their bow at the poor sap across the table while seated in a tavern

·         Make 9 attacks in a five second combat round (or over a hundred in a AD&D 1 minute combat round)

·         Get an AC bonus for using a bow by splitting opponent’s arrows

Heck most of these were probably 4e abilities that I called ridiculous.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


I am in the process of adding PDF versions of my books to DriveThruRPG.

the Patron books are free, and I am going to revise the PDF documents to make it easier for printing booklets like this. Make sure your PDF version has a blank page after the cover and before the back cover if not you have an early version and the below will not work.

This is a fairly simple process, though stapling can be a pain if you do not have a long reach stapler (check your office).

I have included screen shots from two different printers as my home printer and fancy work printer do this slightly different.

1. Load the paper you intend to use as the cover to feed first. I use thicker tan card stock for the cover and regular copy paper for the rest.

2. Select "Booklet" and Landscaping
or if you have a fancy work printer "Booklet Printing"
3. Make sure if you can't print double sided to pick "front side only"
or if you have a fancy work printer it prints both sides so hit print and your done.
5. Flip the paper over and you are ready to print the other side just pick "back side only", its ok if it shows a blank page this is the empty cover of the interior.
As you can see very easy. If you don't have a long reach stapler you can using two staplers, using one as the base and one as the stapler, I would suggest practicing on some scrap paper first. 
Best of luck and enjoy!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Slow and Steady

Tonight’s game was postponed till tomorrow giving me time to work on the finishing touches of my second Patron Book.
This one is for the All Mother, a good equivalent for the druid. It required additional formatting due to the numerous sidebars with charts; stats for animated trees, summoned elementals, and animal forms. This has four more pages, but only two real pieces of “art”, plus some clip art of leaves and vines I took from and the cover I took from an open source piece on wikipedia.

I just finished, so haven’t printed a test yet, but I really need a better stapler to make my booklets. I also need to see if I can get my editor to take a pass over these.
Oh well tomorrow I game.