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DFRPG Monster Adventure Seed I Should Have Done

In addition to the adventure see which I should have suggested Peter write (and which he eventually did), it crossed my mind that there's one I should have come up with:

As-Sharak, Do Do Do-do Doo: Delvers encounter small demonic creatures with elemental powers, like vicious feral kittens. While as-Sharak are thought to be produced by curses on mortal wizards, they discover that some have figured out how to reproduce. The adventurers must fight off the hunting hordes of juvenile as-Sharak, defeat their parents, and seek out the lair of the formidable grandparent as-Sharak.

DFRPG Monsters 2 and Adventure Seeds

I was going to make a post compiling or at least giving links to the monster seeds Peter Dell'Orto and I wrote for the DFRPG Monsters 2 Kickstarter (which, if you haven't already, go and pledge now), but Peter already did that here.

I'll only add something I mentioned over on the SJ Games forum: I can't believe I didn't think of this when we were reviewing one another's drafts, but Peter should have written an adventure seed about trying to reach a destination before some Draugr does and called it Draug Race.

Gaming Tokens

I've been toying with the idea of working with tinted epoxy resin for a while and finally got around to doing some test pieces. These are some generic tokens which might be used for keeping track of hit points, turn sequence, or whatever.


The tokens are 3d printed and painted. Then I filled the recessed centers with a 30-minute epoxy tinted with a little bit of colored ink, which gives me a nice transparency.


The 1 has proven surprisingly hard to photograph. It's painted with Modern Masters Metal Effects iron paint, giving it a very nice crumbling industrial look, but it just looks kind of orange in pictures. Srsly, this is really nifty paint. I'm not quite wild about the look of the epoxy, though. The red is a little candy-like.


 The 3 worked out better. This used Modern Masters Metal Effects copper, which develops some lovely verdigris. And the blue ink provides excellent color.


I put a fairly plain gold paint on the 5. The purple comes from a mix of red and blue ink i…

Dice Box

There are a lot of 3d printed, CNC-carved, and otherwise manufactured dice boxes out there, most of which have a D&D theme, with that dragon-y ampersand on them. But I wanted something a little more in line with my system of choice.

Easel from Inventibles is my tool of choice for doing stuff for my CNC for ease of use. If my garage was in range of wifi, I might use something else, but direct connectivity isn't an option, so I'm resigned to downloading files and physically carrying a thumb drive to where my CNC lives. Anyway, this was a four-layer design: the top with an engraved design, inside of lid, main box body, and bottom of box. This allowed me to easily do two-sided machining on the lid and cut much, much faster on the box than doing pockets sunk into a larger block would have been. Holes at the corners let me stack pieces up on dowels for easy alignment and gluing. It's all oak; the box body is half-inch, while the other pieces are quarter inch. I may do somethi…