Playtest of Haunting of Larvik Island DCC officially started!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in DCCRPG, RPG, Writing | 0 comments

Last night we officially kicked off the playtesting of Haunting of Larvik Island DCC! Playtesters include Cat Harkins-DiNardo (Think Skull Adventure’s fine graphic designer who’s getting behind the dice!) Devin DiNardo (Thick Skull Adventure’s web designer), Sarah Bunker, John Bunker (pictured on left with me) and Karen Siegel. All of these fine folks are also on my hockey team and this is the first time they’ve helped me with playtesting. (They...

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So you want to write an RPG module

Posted by on Aug 14, 2012 in DCCRPG, Inside the Thick Skull, RPG, Writing | 9 comments

If you’re looking for the Microsoft Word templates for spells and adventures, then follow this link One of the blog readers (Keith M. of Dragon Claw Adventures @DragonClawAdven) had sent me an email asking me several questions related to my experiences with writing my first adventures and if there was any tips I could pass on. As I believe in karma (not really, but I do believe in kindness) and I was in the same spot and given similar advice by Guy Fullerton of...

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A Hero’s Journey avail from Darklight Interactive

Posted by on Mar 14, 2012 in 4ED, RPG | 0 comments

So while all you folks are anxiously awaiting Attack of the Frawgs! may I humbly suggest that consider parting with a couple of bucks for a new 0-level 4E D&D adventure from David Flor, A Hero’s Journey. David’s latest offering has a soft spot in my heart, for here is what he had to say about it on his blog: In the meantime, inspired by Thick Skull Adventure‘s upcoming Dungeon Crawl Classics adventure “Attack of the Frawgs!” (which I helped...

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Why I’m now writing for DCC RPG

Posted by on Dec 23, 2011 in DCCRPG, RPG | 0 comments

Happy Holidays, Thick Skull Adventure fans! I know it’s been a while since I made a blog update, but that does not mean we’ve been idle over here at Thick Skull Adventures. In fact, over the last few months I’ve been completing work on our newest adventure, Attack of the Frawgs. In addition to the general excitment of completing a new adventure, I’m also particularly pleased with this one as it’s one of a half-dozen or so third-party publisher products approved to be used...

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Top franchises that should be made into an RPG

Posted by on May 7, 2011 in RPG | 0 comments

So, I was thinking about the good work that @atminn and @glimmthegnome were doing to create an X-Com role-playing game – a noble endeavor indeed that I anxiously away –   and it made me wonder what other properties are out there which should be made into a role-playing game. I should also point out that while I’ve played other old-school RPGs in the past (1ED Boot Hill, 1ED Gamma World, 1ED Traveller, 1ED Champions), I have not had the chance to play many...

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