A Cat of Tindalos

A Cat of Tindalos

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Bloodstone IdoI

I managed to find a first edition copy pdf of Dungeon World...
Check out the Bloodstone IdoI adventure at the end of the book!
From a time before man (2011) but still great!

Spirit of 77

I had a fan of my starters (made my week-I have a fan) for MoftW and DW email and ask if I have written any starters for Spirit of 77, a PtbA system I barely know. Investigation of the Internet lead me to this free 77 adventure which could be converted to MotW or allow you to try out the 77 system in all of its funkiness. 

I do have a "Dungeon Planet" starter that I wrote that several people I know have run successfully for Spirit of 77, to my suprise: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7cav44145d9M1hKNU5SeWE4UWM/view?usp=sharing

Monday, April 25, 2016

Geek Wisdom

“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Dungeon World Starter: The Inn That Wanders Between Worlds

If I may be forgiven a personal note, this is the last Dungeon Starter I worked on before my dad died. Some Tavern patrons have asked me over the last couple of years why I've written so many and the simple answer is that it was a means I used to cope while caring for my parents. This seems a fitting tribute in a way. 

Professor Clarence E. Tygart (1935-2016) 

Rest In Peace. 


Friday, April 22, 2016

The Zenopus Files Redux


I recently prepared an updated file for a friend running a Dungeon World, a revisit and update to my to my Zenopus Files collection. He wanted a dungeon to try out with his kids.

This was the first dungeon that I converted for Dungeon World and the first dungeon I ever played back in a previous century when I was very young. I remember I added a Smaug style dragon for no really good reason in a "second level" except I had read and loved Tolkien's The Hobbit. I played with my very young allowed her to befriend the dragon and "conquer" the level in a "Monty Haul" epic.

Now my niece loves the Jackson films and has updated her own version of Dumb Ways to Die to include icy orcs and dragon fire.

If you haven't seen this catchy, gruesome video:

Monday, April 18, 2016

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016

C.E. Tygart R.I.P.

My father died yesterday.
Professor C.E. Tygart (1935-2016)

“God Lay Dead in Heaven,” Stephen Crane
God lay dead in heaven;
Angels sang the hymn of the end;
Purple winds went moaning,
Their wings drip-dripping
With blood
That fell upon the earth.
It, groaning thing,
Turned black and sank.
Then from the far caverns
Of dead sins
Came monsters, livid with desire.
They fought,
Wrangled over the world,
A morsel.
But of all sadness this was sad —
A woman’s arms tried to shield
The head of a sleeping man
From the jaws of the final beast.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Crusades and Lovecraft's Monsters

Gentleman and scholar Eric Lochstampfor noted this Lovecraftian gem over at the wonderful Dungeon World Tavern; but I think it might actually work better as something for Mythos experts of the Monster-of -the-Week variety to stumble across.

Check it out:

Friday, April 1, 2016