Onyx Sky: Your thoughts for free books!

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Art, DriveThruRPG, Game Design, Game Publishing, Mechanics, Onyx Sky, Playtest, POD, Role-Playing, RPG, Rules, Settings, Stat Blocks

After two years’ work, I’m at the final proofing stage for my Onyx Sky post-apocalyptic role-playing game. For those who’ve missed the earlier drops, here’s the gist: What do you do with a broken world? In the early decades of the 2000s, the world degenerated into total war. At the height of the war, a […]

Sprint to the Line: Two Years to Design Onyx Sky!

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Art, Forge Engine, Game Design, Game Publishing, Onyx Sky, RPG, Rules, Settings, Stat Blocks

Seems like only ***checks watch*** two months ago that I was predicting that Onyx Sky would top out at 65,000 words and around 300 pages. Over the last two months, things have accelerated on Onyx Sky. The words and pages have skyrocketed as I’ve been able to concentrate on filling out the game’s content now […]

The Road to Ruin aka Holiday Report Pt. 2

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Art, Board games, Combat, Game Design, Game Publishing, Mechanics, Playtest, Rules, The Road to Ruin, Uncategorized

I tend, as a designer, to rush to artwork and layout quite early in the design process.  While other designers recommend waiting as late as possible before incorporating these graphical elements, I have not managed to internalise this habit.With The Road to Ruin, I quickly moved from the white index cards to template cards that I wrote […]

New Hero Kids Logos

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You may already have noticed the new Hero Kids logo in my previous Jennisodes post, but if you didn’t then prepare to be amazed by the majesty that is the new Hero Kids logo: And here’s the black and white version too: As you can see, Eric Quigley has transformed my original into a real […]

Presenting the HERO KIDS!

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From left to right, they are; knight, rogue, brute, warlock (male), hunter (female), hunter (male), warlock (female), healer, warrior (female), and warrior (male). Click to enbiggen: The previous warlocks that I used were in poses much more like the healer and they weren’t popular with the playtesters, so hopefully these kick-ass versions get the attention […]

Hero Kids alpha playtest complete

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After several weeks of thorough testing, the alpha playtest of Hero Kids is now complete.   I’ve gotten back a whole bunch of useful feedback from the various testers and their tiny helpers.   Thanks guys and girls! I’m currently working to implement the changes and suggestions that have come up in the testing, I’m designing more adventures for […]