What I'm Backing on Kickstarter:

What I'm Backing on Kickstarter:
After Winter Dark Campaign Setting

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Arcana Creations Presents...

Arcana Creations, in collaboration with Brave Halfling Publishing is pleased to announce the development of 'Ballista' -- a periodical geared to support and expand one's preferred Fantasy Role Playing Game.

Ballista is about providing both the basics and various options which can be applied or used with a variety of games which are, at the very least, inspired and derived by the original fantasy role playing game pioneered in 1974.

Despite the various versions and editions published since then, much of the core has remained the same. The game simply continues to be played and enjoyed. It is our hope to provide a gaming journal that will appeal to fans of this sort of RPG due to the high adaptability of the material we hope to introduce. With this in mind, Ballista will continue to support TLG's "Siege Mechanic" while still be completely adaptable to other rule sets such as BHP's upcoming "Delving Deeper".

The first issue will be the April 2011 issue and will be available exclusively through the Brave Halfling Publishing storefront at RPGNow! and DriveThruRPG (part of OneBookShelf.com) with each issue following every second month thereafter. Purchase options will include PDF and/or Print-on-Demand. Price has yet to be finalized but it looks like the PDF version will be making its debut at $1.50

On a personal note, I am very excited about this project. I was an early supporter with the fan community effort which put together the issues of the Domesday fanzine for C&C -- an effort which unfortunately never saw the release of the fifth and final issue. I have always believed that there was more in common with all the various game flavors we played than there were differences. I sincerely wished for the Domesday to reach a wider audience than it did but, being a community project, many different factors played against each other. With the Ballista, and Brave Halfling Publishing's support, I believe I can now successfully move forward with some of my ideas.

Here's hoping that many others will take the trip with Arcana Creations and myself!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Announcement Tomorrow

Earlier this month, I alluded to a project that I hoped would be released this month and that I was likely to give details within a couple of days. I was waiting for something before I could go ahead with the announcement though and it ended up taking a bit more time than I expected.

My wait appears to be over and I'll finally be sharing the news tomorrow.



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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Assault on Blacktooth Ridge: REDUX

Well, tonight saw the first session of my streamline run-through of TLG's A1 Module for C&C. I intended to run this module over the period of only 3 sessions though we didn't get as far as I would have liked. This didn't matter. The group had tons of fun and are anxious to play again soon.

This is what counts -- all of us having a good time. In a few weeks time when module comes to a close, I will gladly outline my changes to the scenario. I will detail why and how I shortened the scenario creating what I hope to be a much more action-filled campaign while allowing the story to continue in a seemingly fluid manner.

I can't wait to continue and it looks like the next game is only two weeks away. :)


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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Testing... Testing...

Just thought I'd test the feasibility of blogging remotely on a smartphone with an app I'm trying out. Not too shabby. It helps that I have a physical Qwerty keypad on the phone.

Aside from that, more work continues as Arcana Creations inches closer to a couple of releases. Official announcement to come soon.

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Work Continues

Work is still continuing on two things right now:

One is Victorious and admittedly isn't really news but things are still coming together on that front.

The other is something which hasn't been announced yet but with continued success, efforts, and a pinch of luck, will see production *THIS* month.  An official announcement will be made hopefully in the next few days once I have a few things turned in to me.  Suffice to say that I am excited, and I know John Adams from Brave Halfling Publishing is equally exited.  We hope that fans of games such as Castles & Crusades and other games which are at least derived from earlier editions of D&D will be equally pleased by the prospect.

Of course, time will tell but that day is rapidly approaching.

A gentle remind to my readers -- I'm on twitter and check through my feeds a few times a day as opposed to the opportunity to blog which may be once or twice a week.  You can follow my tweets @arcanacreations


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

That Blue Bird

Just a quick note tonight folks...

In an attempt to have Arcana Creations and my work become a bit more prominent as far as an online presence is concerned, I have finally caved and signed up on Twitter.  I figured it was something I would do when I got my new phone (smart phone making social networking a lot easier) and that was about a week and a half ago.

I still need to figure a couple of things out... Hell, I still need to change my avatar on Twitter to be something other than an egg.  All in good time.  As of today, I have started to tweet (twit?) and I think Twitter will be a good way to do quick announcements or post various gaming related links.  There are a few things happening (all good) between Arcana Creations and Brave Halfling Publishing and Twitter will be a great way to spread the word when time for blogging isn't all that available.

People who are interested can follow my tweets @arcanacreations