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Barrier Peaks Art on Kickstarter!


UPDATE: The Kickstarter project was successful.

Jeff Dee is recreating his art from the AD&D module S3 – Expedition to the Barrier Peaks!

Read more about it on his Kickstarter project page. He has already completed several other similar projects, producing new originals for art which was destroyed during the collapse of TSR.

There’s only two weeks left on this project, and it’s currently at 44% funded, so now’s the time to support it. Come join a good cause!

Check this out on Kickstarter, or visit Jeff’s deviantART gallery for examples of his artwork.


Wikipedia Barrier Peaks


Wikipedia has posted “Expedition to the Barrier Peaks” as its featured article today and my blog stats have suddenly shot through the roof.

For those who are interested in checking out how this play-by-post adventure went, check out the Adventure Archive page.

Anyone who wants to see my latest fantasy/post-apocalyptic RPG games check out Mutants & Magic, or try Tempora Mutantur (a minimalist one-page post-apocalyptic RPG).


Tempora Mutantur


During the minimalist one-page RPG buzz last year, I put together another little post-apoc game, called ‘Tempora Mutantur‘. Since then, I’ve added a number of (one-page) supplements and grafted something resembling a campaign setting around it. You can find the results of my work here:

Tempora Mutantur uses Simon J. Bull’s “SotU Refired” as a basis, which was itself inspired by Nicolas Dessaux’s original “Searchers of the Unknown”.

Comments and feedback are welcome.


Mutants & Magic


In a dark future wasteland, the great cities have risen and fallen. Civilization’s grip on mankind has grown weak and arthritic. Dark forces seek to renew forgotten covenants, and primordial beasts reclaim the wilderness.

One thousand years after the Fall, a strange new world rises from the old…

a world of savagery, super science, and sorcery!

Mutants & Magic is an old-school rules-light fantasy/post-apocalyptic RPG, run via the internet using Skype and Gametable.

Interested players are invited to follow this link:

I’m still recruiting players for Skype gaming. When we have enough interested players, I’ll start organizing a date and time for a session.


Farewell Barrier Peaks…


Well; after 7 months of gaming and 44 game posts, I suffered GM burnout. Luckily, the players were pretty close to the exit at the time…

If you found your way here via Google, go over and check the Adventure Archive. The logs are quite comprehensive:

I’ve also used a lot of the campaign background from this campaign in my Mutants & Magic game.

I’ll leave this site up indefinitely as a record of the adventure, and I may post occasional updates here for new projects of mine.


Spidergoat Stew


Update: The website has been deleted for reasons unknown. I’ll let you know if I get any more info.

For those who may be interested, Decoucy has started a new Mutant Future gameblog called ‘Spidergoat Stew‘ in which I will be participating as a PC. At present, he is still looking for another player or two.

From the website:

The small community of Gyxrage had seen its share of troubles in the centuries since the end of the ‘Old World’. But now fresh attacks by Pigmen have made travel to the river south of town more and more difficult, interrupting trade downriver to New Portsmouth. And for a frontier burg like Gyxrage, trade is life.

The town’s worthies have tracked the source of the attacks to an old bunker used decades before by a mad scientist that once plagued the land – Dr. Sinferno. Old men and women still cower at his name and fear is growing amongst the populace that a hard existence will become only harder.

Now a group of brave souls must investigate, root out the threat to the town, and face the dangerous legacy of the evil Dr. Sinferno!

Go To: Spidergoat Stew


An Introduction to Mutant Future


Thought you might find this amusing. My mother-in-law and eight-year-old nephew were visiting for a few days this week, and the nephew found my miniatures collection downstairs. He was pretty interested in finding out what they were for, so I ended up running a game of (simplified) Mutant Future one night, followed by a Mutant Future/Labyrinth Lord crossover session the next evening.

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