Tuesday, July 10, 2018

State of the Onion

Fifteenth Anniversary eggOh dear, I've done it again. It's been a while.

It's perhaps time for an update on what I've been doing the past few months and what better occasion than the fifteenth anniversary of the blog? That first post is not exactly premium, top-quality content -- I'm not sure anything on here is, to be fair -- but still, fifteen years!

My life has seen many, many changes over that time. I was living in the US when I started the blog, in part as a way to keep busy and sane while I was unemployed.

As of January this year, I was unemployed again. Sort of. After ten years of working in post-sixteen education, I was made redundant because of restructuring and, although I was given opportunities to stay on in a different role, I decided it was time to move on. I took the not unreasonable redundancy payment and for the past six months I have been trying to set myself up as self-employed, drawing and writing for a living.

It's a little mad and scary, but it's something I've wanted to do since I was a teenager, it's something other people have told me I could and should do, and I would never have had the courage to try if I hadn't been kicked out of my job. In a way, the redundancy was a good thing. Probably.

How's it going? Well, my second book for Lamentation of the Flame Princess did well and I am working on the next one, a project which would be challenging enough without Zak Sabbathmith popping up on social media previewing his next LotFP book and making mine look like Baby's First D&D Adventure. Damn you, Zak.

(I jest.)

(Do I though?)


I've also got a few projects on the go for Mike Evans' DIY RPG Productions. I say "few" because Mike produces an insane amount of content and I lose track of where my stuff will turn up. The big project is the Forever Dungeon -- preview to the right -- which we both hope will be something new and exciting for virtual spelunkers. If all goes well it should be quite a swanky release, and I'll be able to buy a yacht pay the rent.

There's a small project on the go at Necrotic Gnome, and I have a few ideas of my own; what I've shown of Upon Deadly Sands has had a positive response so I'm going to see if that has legs, and I have what seems like a good idea for a D&D5 supplement, which will probably be finished just in time for D&D6.

I also have a couple of ideas for t-shirts and perhaps other bits of merchandise, but more on that when I've worked out the details.

On top of all that, I stumbled into a relationship, I now have a sort-of-stepdaughter, and we're all moving in together. I'll probably keep most of that side of things off the blog, but it's happening in the background so if -- when -- there's further blog disruption, that's probably why.

That's what's going on with me. I do have more time now and I suppose I have a brand -- eurgh -- to establish, so you should see more from the blog in future. Thanks for sticking around.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

No Hablo Español

Here's a review of my recent Lamentations of the Flame Princess adventure; I can't tell if it's a positive review or not, because it's in Spanish and I'm an idiot:

I should point out that the title of the book is mentioned a few times, so the video isn't safe for work.

The book has also been featured at Reviews From R'lyeh. This one I can tell is more or less positive.

Both reviews are a bit redundant as the book isn't on sale from the LotFP website at this time. Copies will be on sale at conventions until stock runs out.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Something Fishy (and NSFW) This Way Comes

It is with the usual great guilt and self-loathing that I once again advertise a product that I have created and that you can own by spending actual cash.

Today sees the release of my Lamentations of the Flame Princess adventure Fish Fuckers. You can buy it here, and you can only buy it for the remainder of today, because it goes off sale at 23:59 Finnish time. Digital versions may be available after this time, but I'm honestly not sure.

As the title may suggest, it's a homage to HP Lovecraft's The Shadow Over Innsmouth and I hope I've given the story enough of a LotFPy spin to make it worth your money and time.

If you do purchase a copy, then I thank you. The next adventure should be a great deal less obscene. I hope.

Friday, March 23, 2018

I Punch You, Oi

This is Jonats the Enforcer, from my current Mutant: Year Zero game. He punches things. The player-characters hate him.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Happy Day, Yes?

Apparently it's #DrawDeathsHeadDay today, something which passed me by -- hence the quick sketch -- but will be an annual event from now on.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


I found an old sketchbook the other day, one I started but abandoned for some reason. In it was this piece; it's over ten years old but I still like it.

Monday, February 26, 2018

It's the Pits

Slap some red text in a dodgy font across the top of this and you've almost got yourself an 80's horror VHS cover.

Friday, January 05, 2018