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Dyson Logos
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That guy, you know, with the maps!
That guy, you know, with the maps!

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Greetings Googlers!

I'm Dyson Logos. I mostly draw maps. I'd like to do a lot more writing and other stuff, but the reality is that my cartography takes up most of my time and is my primary income source. Google+ is my primary social media feed - where I do almost all my posting and interaction.

99.5% of my posts on social media are put out entirely public. This means if you circle me, you'll get my entire feed without me circling you back. If your comments provoke my interest, I'll look you up and add you to my "on trial" circle at some point.

90% of my posts are RPG material, with somewhat over half of those being cartographic in nature (usually my works in progress and completed works). The remaining 10% are usually jokes and things found around the web aimed at various people in the RPG community - primarily in the OSR community.

Oh, and Googly Eyes. I have a googly eye obsession, particularly when paired with RPG material.

I have strong social and personal beliefs and occasionally that bleeds into "political" statements (often involving things that I don't feel are political but are instead just common sense truths but that I've been told are actually not). 

Since most of my posts are public, please feel free to reshare anything I've posted without having to ask me first (well, as long as you are using a technology that gives me credit for the post in the first place - so resharing here or onto other social media platforms is fine - resharing by copying/pasting to your blog may require that you actually throw in a small credit or something).

Other places where you can follow me:

Dyson's Dodecahedron (blog, less in progress works, no social)
https://rpgcharacters.wordpress.com/

Dyson Logos on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/TheDysonLogos

Finally, I partake of the "Hipster Welfare" system that is Patreon. This is how I make ends meet around the house, pay my bills, rent, food, etc.

Dyson Logos on Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/dysonlogos

You can also buy my digital works on OneBookShelf
http://www.rpgnow.com/browse/pub/5503/ZERObarrier

And my books on Lulu
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/dysonlogos
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As is my style, I made a new character sheet for my DCC character this evening. But I stepped up my game a notch and put it into a 60-page A6 hardcover notebook from squarehex

Only a few pages have been filled in so far, but I expect that after a few months this notebook will be stuffed full of little map bits, odd things discovered, weird ideas, and the occasional useful tidbit of game data.

Meet Moloch Gravelchewer, last of the Gravelchewer clan.
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First thing I saw when I got onto FB today was a photo of a beer menu from Chris Pramas that looked like a keyed dungeon just waiting to be drawn.

So now the dungeon exists.

I was originally going to try to stick to the themes of the axes... but I have a paying gig breathing down my neck so I didn't have time to really think about it so I just drew whatever came to mind.
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Let's take this adventure downtown.
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Somehow I missed this review of one of my adventures by +Endzeitgeist Sigurðr earlier this summer in a review of the Narcosa book.

"OSR and map-icon Dyson logos btw. presents us with one of the definite highlights of the book, the fully-mapped adventure “The Molds and Slimes of Vilnid”, which, while lacking key-less versions of the maps, imho justifies downloading this book on its own – it is a creative, fun module with ageless children, fungal ogres and various weird slime pits that reward experimentation."
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Today in Cranky Dyson:

How to make your product annoying to use: Add a splash screen that asks a stupid question that CANNOT be closed except by answering the question.

Also make it so the multiple choice answers don't include my answer to the question (which is "Get my old documents off your annoying site")
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Was getting my stuff together for our weekly Empire of the Petal Throne game and went looking through old gaming stuff for my Tekumel maps.

Found something else I had forgotten about.
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+Karl Stjernberg knocks this one out of the park. It is the combination of map, notes, and excellent readability that blows my mind.
I made a simple little purple dungeon mostly to prove to myself that I can finish things.
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On the mysterious southern continent there are two competing colonies from the major powers in the north – Linyaró (which I posted a map of previously) and the more fortified colony of Nuróab. Between the two, in the gulf of Teriyál, is the smuggler and pirate haven of Hritlà.

Built into a narrow bay surrounded by cliff walls, Hritlà is well protected from both the elements and from easy notice from passing traffic. For the ne’er-do-wells who use this small port it has an additional benefit in the form of a network of limestone caves that break out into the bay and are used to house overflow populace when large boats come in and of course for the storage of contraband and stolen goods to be slowly eked back out to the colonies at exorbitant profits.

The caves provide one last benefit – a way for the locals to disappear when things get ugly. The caves open up into the bay in at least three locations, but also have at least a dozen openings into the deep forests of the southern continent – a number of which are used as emergency escape routes should government forces ever find the bribes they receive to look the other way insufficient.

This map of Hritlà is one I drew during our 93rd or so game session of Empire of the Petal Throne. The name, description, and details were all created by James Maliszewski, with the regional material built up from hints and scraps from the various Tekumel sourcebooks over the years – this is just my translation of the location to paper during the game session.

You can download this map from the blog post at https://rpgcharacters.wordpress.com/2017/09/22/hritla-the-smugglers-cove/
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