Thursday, October 19, 2017

The New Cartographer's Cache

My previously free PDF map series Cartographer's Cache has been retooled to serve as the wheelhouse marketplace for my VTT Maps Patreon.

In turn, a new regular series of free map releases is planned for the near future through a new venue currently being negotiated with a publisher. 
Cartographer’s Cache is a collection consisting of maps created by Justin Andrew Mason as part of his VTT Maps Patreon.

Contributing patrons wanted to know if there was a way to go back and get the maps released during months before they became patrons or in months they missed funding. Cartographer’s Cache is the solution to that request. Each set contains all the maps released by Justin Andrew Mason via his Patreon for a specific month.

Both 600 dpi high-resolution and 300 dpi VTT-friendly versions are included of every map. All maps are in JPG format and are sized to fit a full 8.5 x 11 inch page. Three versions of each map are included with this product:

• VTT Map – No grids, no numbers, no icons/symbols, all rooms shown

• Player Map – With grids, no numbers, player-relevant icons/symbols, and secret rooms are hidden

• GM Map – With grids, with numbers, all icons/symbols, all rooms shown

A new volume to this series will be added monthly including all maps released via my Patreon for the relvant time-frame. The number of maps included in each volume is indicated on the front cover, but will fluctuate depending on the funding status of my Patreon account.

There will be at least 4-5 maps in a volume (Saturday map releases), but the number per volume could grow to contain many more depending on Patreon goals. The price for a volume of Cartographer's Cache will remain $7.99 ($2.99/month more than current top-tier patrons pay).

Click here to see what Cartographer's Cache volumes are currently available.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Over $1,000,000.00 in Tabletop RPG Kickstarters

As of this week, Kickstarter campaigns that I designed for 3PP tabletop RPG projects have now raised over $1,000,000.00 (zeros for days!). That feels like an accomplishment, and I thought it was worth noting in its own post.

My various work on tabletop RPG projects includes: project planning, project management, graphics and logo design, animation and video, product mock-ups and specs, advertising (print, digital and social media), campaign layout, direct customer support, data analysis, fulfillment logistics, and more.

To date, I have run 15 campaigns, two of which were selected as "staff pick" features on Kickstarter. I have designed successful Kickstarter campaigns for AAW Games, Kobold Press, Rogue Genius Games, Legendary Games, and Paths To Adventure (self).

Monday, October 16, 2017

Free Halloween Haunted House Map!


My latest update to the Big Book of Maps for Tabletop Roleplaying Games included an "Abandoned Haunted House" Halloween map for free download. The ZIP contains both 300 dpi (VTT-friendly) and high-resolution 600 dpi files for all three versions (VTT, Player, GM) of the map. For the sake of transparency, I keep all my project updates public, which means anyone can go download the map. So, please, enjoy the spooky holiday freebie! 

Click here to go to the update and download the map!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Haunting of Hastur: Confronting Hastur

I am excited to see "Confronting Hastur" for 5th Edition by Kevin Watson (from Dark Naga Adventures) launch today on Kickstarter! This adventure is the third part of the Haunting of Hastur Seris, and boast cover art created by Rick Hershey, and interior art by Henriette Boldt, Todd Shearer, and Z. Mann Zilla. There is also an add-on for some very nifty "Dark Naga" dice!

I created a lot of cartography for this amazing project, and am excited to see it all go into publication! Check out this fun and exciting adventure that I'm super excited to be a part of!


Friday, October 6, 2017

Flashback: Tabletop RPG iGoogle Gadgets

I had nearly completely forgotten about these, until the "Facebook Memories" feature reminded me of a 7-year old post this morning. Did anyone else make use of when Google did the iGoogle thing with gadgets you could add to your search home page?

Nearly a decade back, I used it regularly and developed several tabletop RPG gadgets that were quite popular at the time. In fact a few of them were featured, and Google Labs sent me a swag bag of Google-branded promotional goodies that I still have stashed away here somewhere. 

Anyway, since Facebook was kind enough to remind me about them, I figured it would make a fun flashback article here on the blog. So, here are the details on a couple of those gadgets I developed back in 2005-2009.  

Obsidian Portal Plugin - A custom iGoogle gadget that I developed which interfaced with the ObsidianPortal.com service. It was the first external application to make use of the Obsidian Portal API which had been released a few weeks earlier. The gadget supported standard formatting via HTTP streaming XML, and integrated in most of the navigation functionality of Dungeons & Dragons campaigns hosted on the service. Required initial call via "campaign slug" to reference the datasource. 

Random Dungeon Map Generator - A custom iGoogle gadget that I developed which utilized a complex algorithm to generate relative grid coordinates for rooms, then a series of randomly placed doors/openings based on those coordinates, and finally a second algorithm to map out a path from opening to opening at the nearest rooms to create the halls. Each map was totally random and downloadable as a large high-resolution JPG format image.


Polydice Roller - A basic randomized dice roller I developed for iGoogle which randomly generated roll results for 5 sets of 4-sided, 6-sided, 8-sided, 10-sided, 12-sided, 20-sided, 30-sided, and 100/%-sided dice. Simple and straight forward.

Dice rollers are a dime-a-dozen these days, but back when I developed this (in the dark-ages before smart phones and apps), having a self-contained dice roller installed on your search home page with actually kind of nifty. 

Advanced Polydice Roller - (Thinking of VTT before it was common place) - Like the basic version of the Polydice roller, except I developed this version to allow for completely custom dice combinations with modifiers and up to 100 rolls of each set. Since this gadget is heavily used, and I had several requests to provide a service for "blind rolls, " I added features that allow players to roll a defined set of dice, and have it automatically e-mailed to the GM. This prevents players from cheating by re-rolling until they get the results they want. Also, I built in a version of "anti-spam" that allows e-mail addresses to opt-out of getting APD results. 

There were many others, most of which I don't have handy screen grabs to display here. Luckily for prosperity's sake, at some point in 2010 I posted these four to Facebook, and so can share them here today. Enjoy the flashback!

Oh, and just for fun, I fished out the old Google swag bag that Google Labs sent me for being a featured developer. Here's a pic. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Patreon Summary #3: September 2017

The third month of my VTT Maps Patreon has concluded, and (since there were five Saturdays) the month saw five maps released to patrons. The month ended with 3 new patrons, including a mysterious anonymous (by request) Benefactor.

Benefactors are a new pledge level I've added at the $50 level with a limit of five patrons. For each Benefactor patron, I will add one additional map each month for all backers. There are additional perks as well which are described on the Patreon page.

This means that October will have an extra map added!

The maps released via Patreon this month were:




Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mini-Dungeon Tome Kickstarter is Live!

Update (10/17/2017): I'm excited to announce that this Kickstarter wrapped yesterday having successfully funded with $165,468 and 3,091 backers! Over 150 stretch goals were unlocked and tons of new features were added to the project; including new art from Larry Elmore, and custom endpapers, head/tail bandings, and sewn-in ribbon bookmark for the limited-run hardbound print books. I'm excited to be apart of this project with so many talented authors and artists.


Easy grab-and-go mini-adventures! These beautiful hardcovers include 130+ short adventures for 5th Edition or Pathfinder RPG.



Mini-Dungeons are two-page adventures for 5th Edition or Pathfinder RPG which are setting agnostic and are easily inserted anywhere in your campaign. These grab-and-go adventures are great when you need something in a pinch! This tome contains 130+ adventures spanning over 270 pages (more with stretch goals)!

We have some top notch industry professionals working on this project alongside our team. These individuals include Dan Dillon (Kobold Press), Liz Courts (Paizo), Rone Barton (TSR, Goodman Games, Frog God), Louis Agresta (Paizo, Frog God, Goodman Games), Jaye Sonia (Storm Bunny Studios), Ben McFarland (Kobold Press), Jonathan G. Nelson (AAW Games), Stephen Yeardley (AAW Games), Brian Suskind (Kobold Press), Justin Andrew Mason (AAW Games), Tim Hitchcock (Paizo), Richard Develyn (4 Dollar Dungeons), Michael Allen (AAW Games), Rachel Ventura (Legendary Games), Colin Stricklin (AAW Games) – with more authors to come if we unlock enough stretch goals!

Mini-Dungeon Tome for 5th Edition or Pathfinder RPG -- Kicktraq Mini

Sunday, September 17, 2017

More 5-Star Reviews for 5E Adventures!

The 5th Edition conversions for my adventures, "Stowaway on the Singing Sea" and "The Burning Tree of Coilltean Grove" have received 5-Star reviews from Endeitgeist! Special thanks to Kyle Crider of the AAW Games 5E conversion team for converting these from their original Pathfinder RPG format.

You can purchase these 5th Edition products at Adventureaweek.com, DrivethruRPG, and RPGNow.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Monster of the Month #5: Numereji

Another Monster of the Month has been released by AAW Games today. Available for both 5th Edition and Pathfinder RPG.

Monster of the Month brings to life a new monster from ancient folklore every single month for both Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

Created using actual folklore gathered by Justin Andrew Mason then expertly illustrated by AAW Games' lead artist Mates Laurentiu (Romania), the monsters are then crafted by Stephen Rowe (Pathfinder RPG) and Chris Harris (5th Edition). Leonid Ponomarev is also converting both versions over for use in the Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop.

AAW Games is offering MotM in PDF, print 8 x 10 cardstock, and Fantasy Grounds so GMs and DMs can easily add new and exciting opponents to their ongoing campaigns.

Subscribers to Adventureaweek.com receive Monster of the Month for free in addition to AaW full product catalog access (online flipbook format) and 2 PDF downloads per month.  

Adventureaweek.com also features an extensive audio soundboard, the Aventyr Campaign Setting, and new races/classes for players.
Get the Monster of the Month #5: Numereji (from Australian Aboriginal Mythology) available for purchase via Adventureaweek.com (PFRPG/5E), DriveThruRPG (PFRPG/5E), RPGNow (PFRPG/5E), and Paizo (PFRPG).

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Patreon Summary #2: August 2017

The second month of my VTT Maps Patreon has concluded, and four maps were released for each Saturday in the month. There was neither growth or loss in the number of contributing patrons this month.

While I would love to see more patrons hop on board and help to unlock some of the great goal rewards, I'm more than happy to settle for keeping all  my awesome patrons on board for another month. I truly appreciate the support!

The maps release via Patreon this month were:

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Big Book of Maps: August 2017 Summary

Yesterday I sent out the Month End Summary for Aguust 2017 for The Big Book of Maps for Tabletop Roleplaying Games project. 

While we pushed way ahead of schedule again this month (breaching the 5-months ahead of schedule mark), we didn't quite get as much released as I had hoped due to an unexpected increase (30-or-so) in the number of publisher-commissioned maps for the day job; as well as a the release of a couple of other books I wrote. But as it stands, we're pushing on nearer to wrapping up the creation phase of this project way ahead of schedule.

As of this afternoon, the project stats are as follows:
  • 150 Maps Released
  • 320 Map icons Released
  • 156 days Ahead of Release Schedule
  • The Entire Project is 76.92% complete
Check out the full update here!

In other news, I have already started the book layout process including theme, structure, and creating the index / table of contents which will function as a sort of easy reference including map thumbnail, map title, page number(s), and map # (for reference to VTT maps files).

The organization of the book will include two versions of each map on either side of a page. The "Player Map" will be displayed first, followed on the inverse with the "GM Map" (which includes room numbers and hidden/secret areas). The books will not include the VTT (plain) versions of the maps. It just didn't make sense to me for them to be included outside of the digital format backers are already being provided.I don't have an exact page count yet, but this does mean that the book will clock in at well over 450 pages.

The VTT maps will be released as individual products on DriveThruRPG when the book is released to the public. These will be priced at $2 each. Backers at the $20 and higher will be provided an optional link to a free bundle including that includes them all just in case you want to manage your VTT files via your DTRPG library.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Fantasy Grounds: Into the Wintery Gale

It's finally out in the wild! The Fantasy Grounds version of Into the Wintery Gale has been released. This is very exciting for me as this was the last pending aspect promised to backers of the original Kickstarter. After hundreds of thousands of words, hundreds of pieces of art, a whole series of books, a hardbound mega-adventure, side-quests, a bestiary, magic item compendium, miniatures and tokens, poster play maps, terrain, and cards, I can state the project is now 100% complete. Skol!

This product is available for purchase at Adventureaweek.com, DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, Paizo, Fantasy Grounds Marketplace, and on Steam.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Seven Month Streak @ Paizo

Crud! My really neat streak is broken. For the past seven months straight, every Paizo weekly newsletter has featured one or more products I worked on for various publishers. Not this week. Well, technically there is one that I did "ghost design" for which was mentioned (i.e. I'm not listed in the credits, but I did get paid), but I'm not counting that one for the streak. At least I have a bunch of new stuff in the pipeline. Maybe next streak will be longer!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Starfinder: Muinmos Star System Set

My contributions to the first in what promises to be a long line of products for Paizo's Starfinder RPG have been released by AAW Games (Adventureaweek.com)! Introducing the Muinmos Star System Set!

"Star System Sets offer new planets to explore, dangers to overcome, lifeforms to study, and cultures to document. Modular enough for any campaign, each double-sided card presents a complete ruleset for ease of reference, allowing GMs to fill in the blank spots on their star charts.

Card types include Race, Planet, Character Options, Equipment, Monsters, and Mini-Adventure. Each set is available à la carte or as a six-card bundle."

Muinmos Star System: Race -- Sideribus Volunt by Justin Andrew Mason

Once from the world of Aventyr, the Sideribus Volunt are an ancient race of spacefaring humans who have adapted to life in microgravity. Without a world of their own, the Sideribus Volunt claim a network of immense space station libraries as home. With their vast and interconnected database, the greatest treasure of the Sideribus Volunt is also their greatest weapon. For in the depths of a wild and uncharted galaxy, knowledge truly is power.

Fun fact: I've been sprinkling the ancient history and the origins of the Sideribus Volunt into Aventyr adventures and content for the past three years, so it's fun to see that process now come to fruition with these Starfinder releases today.

This product is available for purchase via Adventureaweek.com, DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, and Paizo.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Patreon Summary #1: July 2017

The very first month of my Vtt Maps Patreon has concluded, and (since there were five Saturdays) the month saw five maps (shown below) released to patrons. The month ended with 15 new patrons raising a total of $59 per month.

I feel like this is a pretty positive beginning for a start-up Patreon. It will be interesting to see how frequently the numbers increase throughout the year. Honestly, I'm not sure what to expect moving forward, but I know I'm very grateful to the patrons who helped me get this project off the ground this month!

The maps released via Patreon this month were:
https://www.patreon.com/vttmaps

Big Book of Maps: July 2017 Summary


Yesterday I sent out the Month End Summary for July 2017 for The Big Book of Maps for Tabletop Roleplaying Games project. 

July was the most productive month yet! I released a total of 46 new maps, and one new map icon set. I continue with the break-neck pace of releasing at least one map per day, every day -- and many days I have released two (or three). It's a heavy workload, but the effort is paying off dividends as the project is now more than four months ahead of schedule!

As of yesterday's update to Kickstarter, a total of 118 maps and 240 map icons have been released. The project is 124 days ahead of the release schedule, and the entire project is over 60% complete!

 Check out the full update here!

The plan for August is to maintain this pace as long as possible and push forward towards completing the project for backers as soon as possible.

In other news, the period for late backers has now ended, and the registration form for that purpose has been removed from the Digital Distribution Tool website. We ended up with a total of 1047 backers (including the late backers) for this project. I can't express how thankful I am for each and every one of them. This project was made possible by their generous support.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Monster of the Month #4: Kishi

Another Monster of the Month has been released by AAW Games today! Available for both 5th Edition and Pathfinder RPG.

"In its natural form, a Kishi has a snarling and salivating hyena’s face on the back of its head and a bestial bipedal body. Kishi are only summoned when mere murder is not sufficient revenge, and the complete destruction of an enemy is desired, a relished task for the narcisitic Kishi.

The Kishi are masters of lying with the truth, and all facts twist and bend to suit their chosen narrative. In this way, the devils can patiently undermine cherished beliefs and self-esteem. While this may incidentally claims souls for the denizens of Hell, these social predators simply take great pleasure in transforming strong-willed people into depressed, dependent husks.

Kishi carefully embed themselves into a target’s life as a friend or lover. From there they wear away at everything good within the target: destroying confidence, altering memories, and poisoning all other relationships. The victim grows increasingly reliant on the devil, and certain they deserve the suffering inflicted. It can be incredibly difficult to recover from a Kishi’s physical and emotional abuse, and the devils seldom willingly allow prey an opportunity to rebuild a shattered psyche."

Monster of the Month brings to life a new monster from ancient folklore every single month for both Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

Created using actual folklore gathered by Justin Andrew Mason then expertly illustrated by AAW Games' lead artist Mates Laurentiu (Romania), the monsters are then crafted by Stephen Rowe (Pathfinder RPG) and Chris Harris (5th Edition). Leonid Ponomarev is also converting both versions over for use in the Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop.

Get the Monster of the Month #4: Varpulis (from African Mythology) available for purchase via Adventureaweek.com (PFRPG/5E), DriveThruRPG (PFRPG/5E), RPGNow (PFRPG/5E), Paizo (PFRPG).

Monday, July 31, 2017

The End of a Journey

It’s been a challenging journey through the wintery gale, but the quest has been victorious. As of yesterday’s release by AAW Games, the last the pending content for the "Into the Wintery Gale" series was set loose into the wild (sans the final Fantasy Grounds VTT conversions which are nearing completion presently).

There were moments of conflict and stressful encounters to contend with, unforeseen challenges and unexpected setbacks, exhaustion, serious physical injuries, and the mourning the loss of family and loved ones. We undoubtedly underestimated the challenge we were committing to, yet the team weathered the storm; ever focused on completing the trek. Many lessons were learned, new friendships were forged, existing bonds tested and strengthened, and many new skills were acquired.

Standing here now gazing across what we created, I feel accomplished. We created something I’m proud to be a part of.

I won’t lie: it’s a journey I was more than ready to complete, but it was also an adventure I’ll never forget. I think I’m ready to advert my eyes from the wintery white for a while to focus on writing adventures in warmer climates, maybe a few palm trees?

My gratitude and eternal thanks to the entire AAW Games Team who toiled to make this series a reality. And, many thanks to the Kickstarter backers who made it possible. You are all amazing.

What started off as a goal of writing a 100-page adventure module became a sizable series containing over 600-pages of combined content. One hardcover book, five additional books, three decks of cards, GM screen, two huge battle maps, miniatures, terrain, tokens, and Fantasy Grounds VTT content… consisting of 15 Vikmordere-themed dungeon adventures, 40 detailed encounters (each a sidequest in their own right), over 40 new monsters, over 50 new magic items, 12 new feats, 6 new spells, new and unique gear and equipment, dozens of new puzzles, and expanded rules covering: hypothermia, frostbite, battlechants, runepainting, and tons of unique culture, setting, and overworld travel content.
The Complete Series includes the following:

Wrath of the Jötunn – Mega-Adventure (Book) [200 p.] – The main adventure of the “Into the Wintery Gale” series, designed to take 5-6 PCs from levels 9 – 15+. Includes 5 full-sized dungeon adventures, highly detailed overworld, rules for handling hypothermia and frostbite, delve into Vikmordere culture with new gear and equipment, new Runepainting magic, new spells, more than 10 all-new magic items, new traps, hazards, haunts, and puzzles, and over a dozen all-new monsters.

Raiders Haul (Book) [30 p.] – 43 all-new Vikmordere-themed magic items and 2 new weapon special abilities. Includes cultural information section for each item.

Winter’s Roar (Book) [62 p.] – 30 all-new monsters from the harsh wintery environment of the Vikmordere Valley. Includes relevant cultural information for each monster.

Ancestral Appellations (Book) [49 p.] – Detailed info about Vikmordere culture including geography, names, a dozen Vikmordere settlements and backstories for each chieftain or jarl, 5 new magic items, 5 new spells, new battle chants, and three all-new adventures included.
  • Eye of the Ice King (Adventure for 4 PCs Levels 5-6)
  • Caves of Cursed Ice (Adventure for 3-4 PCs Levels 7-8)
  • Tomb of the Crooked (for 3-4 PCs Levels 11-12)
The Vikmordere - Player Primer (Book) [19 p.] – Companion book for Ancestral Appellations with information relevant to new players for the “Into the Wintery Gale” series.

The Art of Into the Wintery Gale (Book) [172 p.] – Complete Art Portfolio for the IWG project including masterful pieces painted by Mates Laurentiu and Jason Rainville, with a special section including preliminary sketches and concept art.

IWG Mini-Dungeon Adventures – Five Vikmordere-themed Mini-Dungeons designed for use with the “Into the Wintery Gale” Series.
IWG Game Master Screen – GM screen with beautiful Vikmordere artwork on the front, and multiple panels for GM reference on the back. Compatible with Hammerdog Games “GM-Screen” folder.

Wintery White Combat Map Tiles – Nine double-sided 8”x10” map tiles that create two 30” x 24” combat maps.

Winter’s Roar Miniatures & Tokens – 30 monster miniatures from the “Into the Wintery Gale” series including bases, tokens, and three dozen condition hoods/markers.

Vikmordere Longship (Terrain) – Amazingly detailed and customizable papercraft longship created especially for “Into the Wintery Gale” by the masterminds behind Lord Zsezse Works.

Winter’s Roar Monster Deck (Deck of 60 cards + tuckbox) – Art cards & GM cards for new monsters created for the “Into the Wintery Gale” series.

Raider’s Haul Magic Item Deck (Deck of 60 cards + tuckbox) – Art cards & GM cards for new magic items created for the “Into the Wintery Gale” series.

Into the Wintery Gale Random Event Deck (Deck of 30 cards + tuckbox) – Overland random events designed for use as adventurers traverse the wintery white of the Vikmordere valley and shores of Serpent Lake.

Into the Wintery Gale for Fantasy Grounds VTT – Ready-to-run Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop modules for various IWG books.

City of Talos in Print!

The 5th Edition adventure and gazetteer for "The City of Talos" published by Dark Naga Adventures has gone to print! I did nearly two dozen pieces of detailed cartography for these books, including the full-color two-page spread map of the City of Talos (pictured to the right). 

"After the events of The Buried Zikurat, the characters return to the city of Meawold to report to the Minister of Interior Affairs Edmur and enjoy the fruits of their labor. After tiring of the delights of Meawold, and possibly running a bit low on coin, they decide the time has come to accept the invitation from Sherin Po-thole and enter Talos as honored guests, something no surface dweller has ever done. "

You can get "The City of Talos" and other Dark Naga Adventures products here via Fat Goblin Games on DriveThruRPG.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Ancestral Appellations

Another book I wrote, the final title in the "Into the Wintery Gale" series has been published by AAW Games, and is now available for purchase! 

Ancestral Appellations - Vikmordere Culture & Society includes:
  • Introduction to the Vikmordere
  • Geography of the Vikmordere Valley
  • Random Vikmordere Name Generator
  • 12 Vikmordere Settlements (with Maps)
  • 5 New Magic Items
  • 5 New Spells
  • Battle Chants
  • Sidequests
  • Eye of the Ice King (Adventure for 4 PCs Levels 5-6)
  • Caves of Cursed Ice (Adventure for 3-4 PCs Levels 7-8)
  • Tomb of the Crooked (Adventure for 3-4 PCs Levels 11-12)
Over 45 pages of additional content for the “Into the Wintery Gale” series details the Vikmordere way of life in the frozen North!

This book is available for purchase via Adventureaweek.com, DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, and Paizo.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Vikmordere - An Introduction

The "player primer" for the "Into the Wintery Gale" series which I authored has now been released by AAW Games, and is available for free download

"Shieldmaidens, völva, raiders, and wardens of the land: the Vikmordere are the fantastical interpretation of a cultural hybrid between Norse Vikings and various indigenous peoples. The Vikmordere are a fantastical blend of ancient cultures in the setting of Aventyr. The Player Primer introduces new players to the culture and geography of the Vikmordere."

This book is available for Free PDF download via: Adventureaweek.com, DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, and Paizo.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Captain's Log: Starfinder!

It has finally been officially announced that I will be a part of the AAW Games Starfinder Team. In truth, I've already been working on content for months during and after the official play test process from Paizo. There are a lot of really fun things in store for fans of science fiction and science fantasy!


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Big Book of Maps: 1st Quarter Project Report

Good news! I just posted the 1st Quarter Project Report for The Big Book of Maps for Tabletop Roleplaying Games reflecting on the first 90-days of the project since the Kickstarter funds cleared.

As of this morning I have posted the 100th map! This means that the project is officially past the halfway point, and less remains to be done to complete the project than has already been completed.

The project is 100 days ahead of schedule so I have already completed all of the work scheduled for the next quarter -- and then some!

I have been creating (at least) one full-page map for the project every single day for the past two months.

The stretch goal "Taverns & Storefronts" collection of maps has been completed and released now. This set of maps includes the following:

Bank, Blacksmith, Cellar, Church with Bell Tower, City Bakery, City Infirmary, Corner Pub, Dock Warehouse, Fletcher & Archery Range, General Store, Grain Bin, Guard Garrison and City Gate, Herbalist and Apothecary, Hovels and Abodes (x3), Indoor Bazaar, Inn, Jeweler, Latrines & Outhouses (x3), Library, Magic Shop, Merchant Kiosk (x5), Museum, Pawn Shop, Planned Domicile (Apartments), Potter's Shop & Kiln, Public Bath House, Shanty Town Shacks (x7), Sheriff's Office with Gallows, Small City Park, Taverns (X2), Theatre with Balcony, Town Courthouse, Village Stables, Well Shed, and Windmill. Literally everything needed to completely flesh out a fully-mapped city!
 

More than half of the "Underworld" two-page spread mega-dungeons have been done as well.

I have also made updates to the Digital Distribution Tool. Most notably a new "Most Recent Map" preview on the sign-in page. I hope this new feature will be useful for those who have been visiting frequently to download maps during the week. Now you can see if a new map has been released since your last visit without having to login and navigate to the map downloads. I also added several inline banners for my new VTT Maps Patreon.


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Adventureaweek.com Nominated for 2017 ENnie Award (Best Website)


http://adventureaweek.com/

Over the past couple of years I've worked incredibly hard (and countless hours) along with Adventureaweek.com owner, Jonathan G. Nelson to make the website and the service it provides to subscribers the best it can possibly be.

From developing new software, plugins, and features for the website, to managing blog posts, subscriber updates, and even customer service at times; I've been involved in pretty much every aspect of the company at this point.
I am incredibly proud that the site has been again nominated for an ENnie Award.

Voting is open to the public, and your vote would be greatly appreciated! Click here to cast your vote.