Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Another Cover Preview?

I'm currently mulling over how I want to share my work.  Do I go the legal route and release under the OGL? I should, yes, but it's a lot more work to create new OGL translations of things in TSR products that I want to use.  They'll be done right that way, of course, and compatible with Labyrinth Lord or Swords & Wizardry, or whatever system I choose to publish for.
Art by Gordon Napier, used with Permission
My quandary is that I don't run a LL or S&W game anymore, I run Mentzer D&D, or Rules Cyclopedia, or however you want to refer to it.  So really, at my table, I want the "real" D&D stuff, since I'm using the "real" D&D rules. Sigh. I have some conversations going on a couple of the forums, so if you ahve any thoughts - pop in and offer your opinion there, or do it here.  There are threads at the Swords & Wizardry forum, Dragonsfoot, and the OD&D Discussion forum, if you care.

In the meantime, here's a little taste of what the cover could be, if I go the illegal pseudo-TSR route and ape the trade dress of the Mystara Gazetteer books.  I have permission to use the art in a free product, so even if I have to do my own original cover, it'll be this awesome pic.  My campaign is drifting towards a fey, Irish sort of mythos, and I think this captures that.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

RIP Dan Wheldon

Dan Wheldon 1978 - 2011
The racing world lost a good man today.  Dan Wheldon died while competing in the IndyCar season finale in Las Vegas.  I met Dan at a couple of races and he was always friendly and a complete gentleman to both me and my girls.  He will be missed.

My heart goes out to his wife and young sons.