The Sands of Dune

It’s time for that discussion of imagination again, the Appendix i of our creativity, where Dane and Mike discuss the things that made them the creatives they are. Dune has influenced so many of our sci-fi and fantasy worlds since its publication. I know my world has definitely seen some influences from it, especially in … Read more

Role in the Group

When playing games, I often find myself struggling to find where I fit in a new group. Or even afraid that I may be stepping on others’ toes with my choices. So I came up with a simple way for the whole group to visualize and discuss their roles. Your role in the group helps … Read more

Conan and Friends

It’s time for that discussion of imagination again, the Appendix i of our creativity, where Dane and Mike discuss the things that made them the creatives they are. Mike: This month we are visiting the inspiration that really started the whole sword and sorcery thing we love so much. It’s time to travel to the … Read more

Interview with John Hambone McGuire

A staple of my routine is listening to the Vintage RPG podcast. Like most good things, I forget how I got exposed to it, but now I can’t imagine not having it as a part of my weekly entertainment. One of the hosts, John Hambone McGuire, is a man of many talents. Game designer, bassist, … Read more

Appendix i – Hellraiser

The Musings of Two Hellbound Hearts Mike – Hey Danny. Thanks for joining me on this first Appendix i, which is a look into the inspiration behind our creative works. We could have started anywhere, but we start with Clive Barker and Hellraiser. I mean it’s Halloween season right?  So I know that Hellraiser was … Read more

History in Your RPG

Not everyone is Tolkien, but every tabletop setting is benefitted by an in depth history. But creating one can be a daunting task. The first thing to do is get past the fear of starting. Just pick a point. It can always be changed, edited, and tweaked later. In fact, I guarantee you will do … Read more