Category: Blog

cover for the spire RPG book

Spire: Appendices

Appendix 2: Shadow-Under-Spire The settlement that has grown around the towering Spire is known as Shadow-Under-Spire, and is home to a variety of souls. The shadow of the mighty spike looms over all. It has farms, places to eat and drink, and a market that swells once a week as merchants come to trade. In game terms, if this used the ACKS rules, it would normally be a Class VI settlement, with a boost on market day bringing it to

Continue reading
cover for the spire RPG book

Spire: Appendices

When I published my system-agnostic setting, the Spire in 2018, I planned on adding supplementary information to this site. It’s taken a while to get around to that, but I needed some distance between it before I made a start; and since the book has now been downloaded by lots more people than previously, it seems a good time to start. For the most part, standard classes and monsters, spells and magic items work perfectly well with the setting. It

Continue reading

In the Forest of Broken Dreams

I’ve had this idea in my head for a long time, and keep coming back to it, but I’ve never really done much with it. Over the last couple of weeks I started to sketch out a setting, along with some rules, with the aim of maybe making my own RPG out of it. Now that I’ve put it down on paper, so to speak, the urge has gone. I don’t think it’ll work as a RPG, at least not

Continue reading
covers of my published RPG work

OSR Guide For The Perplexed Questionnaire 

1. One article or blog entry that exemplifies the best of the Old School Renaissance for me: This: the Rainy City campaign. A setting that inspired and intrigued me, and that I’ve taken elements of in stories and games since first coming across it all those years ago. It’s the creativity, the approach to play, the fun the setting, play reports and details produced. I would’ve loved to play in a setting like this when I was still playing and

Continue reading