Back once again with the renegade master.

OSR fuelling NaNoWriMo

by xaosseed

I wrote a draft novel for Nanowrimo this year and short circuited a lot of the world-building by setting it up the road from where my current campaign is set. This had one or two neat pieces to it because it was easy to have the characters rattle on about their concerns and what was […]

Points on Preparing to Write

by xaosseed

So this is a request on the hows of getting set up to write. This is where the process of working for a campaign and working for a novel diverge massively (for me) so the following is writing for books only.

Delving Of Ancient Tomes

by xaosseed

Over the past couple of months, prompted by some idle throughts during Nanowrimo, I have been digging back through old campaign notes to see what actually remains. Two things are notable, first that very little remains of the Kraken Mesa game, or at least very little on paper. I find some bits noting the in […]

Clockwork Universe

by xaosseed

This is the start of a new adventures. I am going to talk a little about world building; something I find I do quite a lot – whether for stories or for background settings for RPG campaigns. This is mostly going to discuss what I call “clockwork universe” which is pretty much the polar opposite […]

Nine Lessons Drawn from NaNoWriMo

by xaosseed

I am cruising in towards landing my NaNoWriMo for 2015 – the first time I’ve really done the challenged. I had a go back in 2011 and choked out fairly rapidly though that book did subsequently get finished as Book II. Book I was cannibalized from a rag pickers collection of all sorts of stuff […]