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An idea has formed and the process begun! This is my first attempt at a “proper” dungeon for decades. There was no such thing as the internet or digital art back then. It was all on pen and paper. Simple symbols and graph paper dictated the layout of the fiendish, cavernous lairs that adventurers would … More A Dungeon is being dug…
(werner22brigitte Pixabay) The Spear. In its simplest form, a sharpened pointy stick. Archaeology suggests it is one of the first tools used in hunting. Ancient cave paintings often show scenes of hunting, the spear is one of the tools being used. It didn’t take long for the humble pointy stick to have a metal tip … More The Spear-A weapon for all!
There are many subclasses of magic user with a wide range of specializations. Here is an overview of some of the more common skills that they share. The ability to manipulate the energies of the world around them in a variety of ways. Some magic users have made pacts with the very elements themselves and … More The Mage
(Yuri B- Pixabay) Knights in shining armour, Lorica Segmentata, Agincourt. These are all examples of plate mail worn and in action. Platemail is the ultimate in protection for a soldier. It is also the most expensive to make and the heaviest to wear. Plate as it is also known has actually been around for quite … More Platemail-The ultimate in protection!
(LadyEarlene Pixabay) Famously known as the miniature wargame launched by someone called Gary Gygax. Chainmail was also a type of armour, who’d have thought! With origins as far back as the 4th Century BCE, historical sources suggest that chainmail was originally invented by the Celtic tribes of Europe. This excellent article explains in detail how mail armour (as it … More Chainmail-Rings of Protection!
So, I’ve finally have been able to knock up a simple and very very basic hand drawn dungeon map. This was an experiment with procreate on an ipad with apple pen. It’s literally just the rooms and doors. I wanted to see what a hand drawn dungeon map would look like. It’s on a grid … More A hand drawn dungeon map
Ragnar was lost. He could hear people yelling his name. Calling out to him through the gloom and swirling fog that he found himself in. The water came up to his knees. A muddy soup thick with wiry grasses and reeds that got tangled in his long legs as he waded along. Torveld was … More Lizardfolk
With the sword of mind, given to him by his dying father, Hawk (John Terry) sets out on a quest for vengeance against the one who killed his father, his own brother the villainous and evil Voltan (Jack Palance). Recruiting a small band to to aid him, Hawk sets outs to thwart his brothers evil … More Hawk the Slayer (1980)
I just couldn’t resist it. It was though a charm spell had made me open my wallet and buy Art and Arcana. It made me spend my hard earned coins. I shook my head clear of the fuzziness and suddenly, I stood outside the bookshop in Bath. I was clutching this wonderful, weighty book in … More Art & Arcana- A beautiful history of Dungeons and Dragons Artwork!