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Andrew Montgomery
A computer geek, amateur author and roleplayer.
A computer geek, amateur author and roleplayer.

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I’ve updated my Numenera generators as big, fat single page application. it’s still a work in progress (and consequently, some things have less features than before), but it has come together quite nicely and therefore I feel it’s ready for launch.

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Rusthaven, the Iron Wind sourcebook for Numenera, is currently Deal of the Day on DrivethruRPG. If you've been holding off getting it, now is the time to snatch it up for half price.

So session 0 resulted in the creation of a 3 person crew of Hawkers - drug-dealers who deal exclusively to ghosts using their own special formula. Made up of an ex-Rail Jack Cutter, a Skovlan Leech and an ex-Forgotten Gods cultist Tycherosi Hound, they operate out of a well-secured, dilapidated house in the rapidly redeveloping area of the nightmarket.

Now I just need to come up with tasty mission hooks. They've got some bad blood with Ulf Ironborn (he slept with the Leeches wife) and the nightmarket citizenry don't take kindly to these scoundrels black mark on their gentrification of the area.

Thinking of something turf-related, maybe some heist of goods being smuggled into the city by train, rival dealers or cultists either not happy their ghosts are getting high or interested in getting them high for nefarious reasons. Certainly some room for getting a sit down with the Veil and coming to an arrangement too.

Any thoughts? 

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Product Review - Rusthaven: An Iron Wind Sourcebook for Numenera #boxcarnatio @darkliquid @MonteCookGames @ArtistGenn

Rusthaven: An Iron Wind Sourcebook for Numenera Author: Andrew Montgomery-Hurrell & Karl Larsson Art Team: Storm Stewart, Nizar Ilman, Noemi Konkoly, Gennifer Bone, Radu Cosmin, Hoang Phuc and Enmanuel Martinez Lema. Publisher: Dark Liquid Games Page…

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Rusthaven is on sale as part of DrivethruRPG's Christmas in July promotion, making now a good time to explore the horrors of the Iron Wind in your game.

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Rusthaven: An Iron Wind Sourcebook for Numenera is now available! #numenera

It has finally happened – Rusthaven is now available for sale on DrivethruRPG! It has been a long road to get here, with no shortage of hurdles (and no doubt there will be more to come). Any issues, let me know, and I’ll jump right on them. The print…

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Of all the creatures in the Rusthaven sourcebook, one of my favourites is the Murkstones. They come in two variants, the common Crawlers and their much rarer creators, the Builders. Created by the Iron Wind, these strange creatures are part living stone,…

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Announcing Rusthaven: An Iron Wind Sourcebook for Numenera

Rusthaven is a 120+ page sourcebook for the tabletop roleplaying game Numenera I’m been working on for about a year now. I finally got my license to publish it so now I can let the rubar out of the bag! Who Are You and Why Should I Care? I’m Andrew…

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My friend is a professional GM and she's available for hire for online games.

Playing in one of her games, I can highly recommend her, so if you want to get into a game but are having trouble finding a GM, she could be just who you need. 

Anyone else ever thought of trying to 'go pro' as a GM? I know I've certainly considered paying for a professional to run me a game when I've found it difficult to find a GM for a new game I want to try out.

This year I'm doing neither NaNoWriMo nor NaGaDeMon but I'm also kind of doing both in that I'll be writing (and hopefully finishing) the supplement for #Numenera  I've been working on for a very long time now, off and on.

I'm starting on 39460 words already written so far so I guess the finish line I'm aiming for is 89460 words total.

Since I have the project spread over multiple documents in google drive, word counting it all is a bit of a pain, so I'm downloading the entire folder of documents once a day and then running the following:

    mkdir ./tmp && find * -type f -name '*.docx' -print0 | while IFS= read -r -d '' file ; do cp "$file" "./tmp/$(echo $file | md5sum | cut -d' ' -f 1).docx" ; done && cd ./tmp && soffice --headless --convert-to txt:Text *.docx && cat *.txt | wc -w && cd .. && rm -Rf ./tmp

to word count the plain text versions of everything because there isn't a nice simple "word count this whole folder tree" option in google drive. A bit of a pain, but it seems to work :)

There is probably a better way of doing the above, but since some files have the same name I've got this hack going on to md5sum them into unique filenames before converting them all.
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