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March 23, 2020

I've skirted around talking about COVID-19 a few times, because there isn't much that I can say about it which hasn't been said better elsewhere, and in the grand scheme of things, I've been pretty fortunate about how little it's impacted me.  I've still got my regular...

March 21, 2020

This was a depressing week, and it was a week where I dealt with some depression, and between the two, only four workouts were had.


Type: Pass/Fail

One-arm Pull Up Negatives - 2 sets of 4, each side (pass)

Fingertip Diamond Push Ups - 2 sets of 7 (pass)

3-Limb Bridges...

March 18, 2020

Part 3

Apologies for the delays in progress with this adventure, as current events have been a spanner in the works for a few things.  Anyway, last time, I filled out the list of core clues for each of the nodes.  For clarity's sake, let me be clear that those aren't th...

March 17, 2020

In response to my comment on his post about TTRPGs lacking a real sense of exploration, noisms mentioned that doing narrative well is an underexplored skill on OSR blogs.  At first, I was surprised by that opinion, but after letting it tumble around in my mind, it start...

March 14, 2020

Well, the whole COVID-19 situation sure escalated quickly during this week.  I'm still healthy, as far as I can tell, but the dour mood and public service closures around where I live put a damper on certain plans.  On the plus side, since my main workout area is my own...

March 14, 2020

No special preamble today.  Let's jump right in to hitting that "random trope" button on TVTropes and coming up with six ideas inspired by it.

Random Trope Result:
Painful Body Waxing

Well, that sure is a trope.  I'm not a big fan of the sort of media where it tends t...

March 14, 2020

Part 2

Having had a few days to ruminate on this adventure subconsciously while trying to apply my paltry skills to attracting people to a new group amidst the current COVID-19 furor, I think the time has come to revisit the Cursed Monastery.  As a reminder, here's wher...

March 11, 2020

In preparation of (hopefully) starting an open table game in the near future, I've been looking at different options for old school rules.  Well, I say that, but as people who've played old school D&D surely understand, I actually mean I've been looking for a primary se...

March 9, 2020

Part 1

After quite some internal deliberation, I've come down in favor of building this adventure as a nodal mystery.  A dungeon crawl through a foundation built out of the bones of some ancient behemoth still sounds great and may be something I revisit at a later time,...