Post by Vile Traveller on May 18, 2015 1:14:45 GMT -6
Oh, no, Boinger and Zereth are character's from Eric Holmes's own games - Boinger was the character played by his son, Chris Holmes. That's cool that Caladan shows up in Dune, totally forgot about that. you're right, there are not many ways to string together those syllables!
Post by roaktheunknowable on Sept 10, 2017 7:59:52 GMT -6
As always my friend, excellent work. I can't wait to send my guys across the land to Castle Kroger and into the Enchanted Forest beyond. Maybe have them sail from Portown and visit Amazonia! Mayhpas seek out dangers in the Forest of Doom or battle the undead in the Woods of the Necromancer. Keep up the good work! Amazing stuff as always. Do I see the Goblin Wood for Pikpak? I think I do! Thanks again! Cheers
Post by Scott Anderson on Sept 10, 2017 10:28:03 GMT -6
I was looking back at your pen and ink work from a couple of years ago. Don't sell yourself short as an artist.
I think it's a really good idea to put the Blueholme campaign city on an island in a river. It gives it a sense of self-containment but the PCs can fairly easily travel to the wider world. It's a psychological barrier, but one that's easy to overcome when the time is right.
I thought of doing the same thing with Castle Triskelion, but a better setting came along... Collabris!
Stuyvesant University Class of 1976 - Passus sum cum ligneo cruris
Post by Vile Traveller on Sept 10, 2017 20:17:12 GMT -6
As a landscape architect in the Real World I see myself as more of a designer than an artist (as I frequently tell my students), although I dabble from time to time. But I don't have the technical know-how to create maps of the standard that Alyssa Faden does, especially as I need to have a multi-layered file which I can use as a poster, a referee's map, or different players'maps with various things shown or hidden depending on the campaign.
I'm still working on the Referee Repository and the Explorer Encounters, but I'm going to start messing with the Blueholme Brochure as soon as I have Alyssa's map in hand.
That's correct, we eventually figured it out. *Points upwards.* My Duchy of Caladan is pretty much based on the description of "Kalydon", the Greek place of myth, from a satiric audioplay that I liked a lot. People there are very bossy, and, obviously, the oracle is ALWAYS right.
"Surtr moves from the south -with the scathe of branches: There shines from his sword - the sun of Gods of the Slain."