[Dev Notes] – Dungeon Feature – Statues

With myself now being mostly caught up with older projects and things getting back into line, I can continue to work on my extensive to-do project list. One that has been sitting on the back-burner for a while is the Dungeon Feature series. This next planned one is about statues. Like the rest of the DF series, it can be used outside of dungeons, such as in a city or private home.

So far I have the following in my notes file for possible aspects, in no particular order

  • Material
  • Subject
  • Pose/position of the subject
  • Base/Plinth for the statue
  • Condition of the statue
  • Size
  • Inscription on the plinth, if any
  • Quirks/Features

Most of these are pretty self-explanatory. Two, however, are closely linked and I might integrate them into one table. The subject and the pose/position...

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Random List – 20 Japanese Deity/Spirits

Getting back into the swing of things, although with the holiday season upon us, things really won’t be back to “normal” until the new year.

This week, the random list for you to use or draw inspiration from is about Japanese deities and spirits

Disagree with this list? Think something else should have gone on it? Post in the comments section or on the social media platform you saw this article.

D20 Deity
1 Aizen Myoo
2 Bishamon
3 Chup Kamui
4 Daikoku
5 Fire Fade
6 Fire Flash
7 Ida Ten
8 Kojin
9 Konohana
10 Kunitokotachi
11 Monju
12 Monju Bosatsu
13 Nichiren
14 Oanomochi
15 Seven Gods of Luck
16 Shoko O
17 Susanoo
18 Toyotama
19 Uke Mochi
20 Zao Gongen
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Almost caught up/work done

Things have gone quite smooth (touches wood) so far this week with regards to catching up on things. All but two projects have been recovered and restored to the state they were before the HD crash and having to get a new work machine. One, a quick generator, is going to have to be re-done from scratch. The other is my sessions/season plan for Star Trek Adventures. The last is not an issue as much as it sounds – I have had some ideas about other ways of doing things and this is giving me the perfect opportunity to get the groundwork sorted in a better fashion.

All in all, things have, considering the shenanigans of the last couple of weeks, gone much smoother.

I do have one small bit of sad news though  – Phil from Tales of a GM is retiring his blog, so this means no more posts on Saturd...

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Sneak Preview – Spell Options 8 – Universal Options

Today, going to give a sneak preview of an upcoming pdf called “Spell Options 8 – Universal Options”

The Spell Options series is a set of pdfs that take existing spells and gives you ways of tweaking them, giving them a unique spin, such as larger effect, change of colouration, and more. Each option has an associated SL, or Spell level, cost. Improve one aspect will mean you treat the spell as one or two or more levels higher. This can be offset by taking penalties, which reduce the SL back to its original level, or even below, but not bellow level 1 or above level 9. There are other rules and guidelines that go along with this system, but that’s the basics of it.

For the most part, each volume is tailored to one spell, such as a curse, or the famous Fireball...

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Patreon Plug Time

Now that Patreon has backtracked on their decision to change their fee structure, I feel like it would be an appropriate time to plug my own patreon, which can be found HERE.

To briefly summarize it:

  • There are 4 tiers
    • Tier 1 – $1
    • Tier 2 – $3
    • Tier 3 – $5
    • Tier 4 – $10+
  • Tier 1 is the basic “Tip” level you get 1 “free” pdf a month plus access to the patron only posts, plus if you need help creating something simple, that can be summarised in one or two sentences I’ll help you or do it for you.
  • Tier 2 gets you the T1 rewards plus what I’ll help you with is expanded
  • Tier 3 gets you T1 and T2 and is expanded further with what I can help you with
  • T4 is more for sponsorship or advertisement levels for the generator pages
  • The current Patron-exclusive project is called the “Deck of Decks” – Lik...
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