Mercator-style maps in Photoshop

At Cartographer’s Guild I discovered a tutorial that shows you step-by-step how to create an antique-looking world map for your fantasy campaign. Yesterday I even started to create my own Mercator-style map for...

May 29, 2009

Face Your Manga

Ok, this post is not really RPG related but it might be interesting to all you bloggers, forum users and in fact everyone who needs a digital representation of him- or herself aka...

May 26, 2009

Guest post: Use Your Weaknesses

Stargazer and I chat regularly on Google Talk. He’s a pretty cool guy to talk to and our conversations almost always spur me to think about something new. Earlier this week, we were...

April 29, 2009

Creating an old-school map in GIMP

As you probably remember, the One-Page Dungeon Contest hosted by fellow RPG bloggers ChattyDM and Chgowiz in on. Some people have already started sending in their dungeons, others (like me) are still working...

April 27, 2009

Another take on magic items

In most campaign settings magic items are made on purpose. There’s some blacksmith that forges a sword with great skill that is then infused with magic by a wizard. Sometimes they are created...

April 10, 2009


Last year I posted about MachDice, a dice-rolling tool for the iPhone. Today I stumbled upon a similar tool for Windows or OSX called “Rock’n’Roll“. This nice looking program was created by Mad...

April 1, 2009


Last week I started working on a SF campaign after my players told me that they wanted to play “something with space ships and laser guns”. We checked out the SF campaign settings...

March 30, 2009

Roleplaying music: Into the Grey

Erdenstern has recently announced the release of their sixth album of their “Into the …” series. This time they venture into the worlds of SF and Cyberpunk with “Into the Grey”. Here’s an...

March 22, 2009