Woot woot! Bastion's getting a playtest session soon! Got one of the main companion npcs, Topaz, a sheet at long last! And a coherent description for her character!
Topaz is an occult magewright living in the city of Bastion. Living near the shipyards in the port district, she makes a living serving food and drinks at the Bottom Trough,
a pub owned by her mentor and arcane-boxing coach, Charles Silverfist. On the side she practices fortune telling and offers a range of minor magical talents to clients looking
for a magic handywoman.
Sunrise is back! And it's gotten a small slice of life in 5e, of all things! Excited to see how it develops in this new form, and to celebrate we got some art made of one of the main NPCs: Sparks the Stage Magician! Artwork by the awesome Moron_Face!
So the Arcanon project has evolved much in the last few months! Now called Bastion, and it has a golden skeleton pope mom that smells like oranges. No, I don't know how I got to this point. Wish I did, though.
Random update! I finally got this world in a stable place! And it has a name: Arcanon: The Enchanted Moons. It's a post calamity world set among the many moons of Shire, a magical world made entirely out of crystal! Society has formed into a neo-feudal state with the three Great Houses of Valhen, Crales, and Daedor shaping the remains of the Old Kingdom. Also not a human in sight. We got elves, instead. Lots of elves, gnomes, dorfs, some psychic orcs and djinn descendants, and a whole lot more! Might make an rp out of it sometime. I dunno.
It's taken a few attempts, but I finally got this Topaz peep where I want her in terms of development. Gonna try and do a short with her sometime soon; anyone got any neat ideas as to a job a wannabe witcheress might take on? Haunted laundromat? Ghouls in the basement? POSSESSED FISH?
So I've now got a cast of peeps for Arcane Horizons, a good sign this project is actually on track to be something of actual significance. Currently the main crew includes Topaz the Dragonborn Street Mage, Miracle Weaver the Half-Elf Theruge, Olaf the Dwarven Artificer, and Bill the Human Lumberjack Monster Hunter. Bill is by far the friendliest of the bunch. There's also a smol kobold who eats your pizza and predicts the future with a bubble bath.
Even more stuff coming off the presses soon-ish! Had a hit of inspiration this month and started a new project, Arcane Horizons: Backstreets of Starshine! Had the awesome moronface
give me a hand with the creative process by doing yet another spectacular job with the protag, Topaz the Occultist Dragonborn!
Been in a bit of a creative mood as of late, decided to go in another direction and take a break from the Brands for a bit. Instead gonna try something with a less used, but beloved character that originally debuted in an old game of Sunset Legion. This is Countess Emma Von Greyscale, wonderfully rendered by moronface
The putrid stench of rot and decay was overwhelming. Corpses littered the floor of the small cave, all in various states of decomposition and injury. Some had only a bite or two taken out of them, others were missing limbs, and a few were nothing but piles of broken, gnarled bones. Almost all of...
Joseph felt the evil before he saw it, the tingling in his right arm growing stronger with every passing minute. He sat at the table shared by the other Drifters and Spellslingers, young men and women of unusual talent drawn to the Far Lands in search of gold, glory, or just to escape the hustle...
So this story's now gotta uhhhhh macaw harpy, thanks to the awesome moronface
. Thinking it's going to be set in a little tropical region of this world of mine. Hunting down a cache of ancient technology in the jungles, maybe? Or maybe the buried treasure of a robot pirate? I dunno.
Had an idea for a Halloween thing. VR Wendigo. It infects a VR system and gradually makes you more and more obsessed with staying online, ignoring your real world needs. Eventually you become completely isolated from the world and stay online near 24/7, until the curse finally reaches its peak. Then your mind is severed and left to dwell in the program, while your body mutates into a new horrific shape, your headset breaks and reshapes itself into resembling a deer skull, and the new monster goes to eat everyone you've spent more than a couple hours with online!
So I've determined that Sunrise: Sparks of Innovation is gonna draw heavily from Treasure Planet for plot inspiration and whatnot. How it'll do that? Heck if I know, I'm winging this stuff as it goes! But I can tell you it will, at one point, feature a robot armed feline mercenary and questionable disposal of sewage into a magic pond.
Thunder rolled across the sky outside, shaking the room enough to rattle both the glass bottles lining the walls and the window. Sheets of rain hammered into the metal roof, creating a constant drone that was almost as annoying as the ear-bleeding sound of the alarm clock. Angry red numbers...