Book of the New Sun

The Gods of the New Sun: Nwt

The second god I created was Nwt. I wanted someone who could stand in stark contrast to Geb and so this is what came out: Nwt by Charles Akins When I started working on the illustration for Nwt I wanted to draw someone who was confident and felt like she could hold her own against… Continue reading The Gods of the New Sun: Nwt

Book of the New Sun

The Gods of the Book of the New Sun: Geb

One of my favorite aspects of creating a world is building up the gods. I don't know why it is, but it's something that I've always loved. To that end I've begun working on the pantheon of the New Sun. Meet Geb. Geb, by Charles Akins Geb was the first god that popped into my… Continue reading The Gods of the Book of the New Sun: Geb

DM Advice, Dungeons & Dragons, Maps

We’ve Lost Our Way When it Comes to Maps

Have you picked up a mainstream RPG book lately? Did you look at the map inside? It's utterly depressing. Map by Mike Schley from Curse of Strahd[1] All of the maps that we use now look the same. Our iconography is the same. Our roads meander meaninglessly along, in windy paths that go nowhere to… Continue reading We’ve Lost Our Way When it Comes to Maps

Crowd Control Rules, Crowd Size Rules, Dungeons & Dragons, House Rules

Breaking Up Crowds in RPGs

Me, Meg, and Courtney had just sat down,”  Susan said as she wiped some ash off her cheek. "And then this guy stands up and starts screaming. He grabbed his throat and tentacles shoot out of his mouth!""What did you do," Jon asked, his coffee untouched. "We ran like hell!" Susan said."Where did all the… Continue reading Breaking Up Crowds in RPGs