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I've been back to work on my DunGen point crawl dungeon generator/editor the last few days.

New features: a general notes field that saves with the dungeon graph and key, better display and navigation on mobile, full editing on mobile, and a basic import/export feature so you can move a dungeon from computer to tablet or share it with a friend.
To manually save and use the dungeon outside this page, copy the text of the room contents table and notes field and paste into another file, and right click the map to save the image as a PNG. If you need to clear all cached data in your browser for some reason, please do this manual save of ...
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What I Did _I'm Doing_ on my Summer Vacation

Some time ago -- blog says almost eight years -- I started writing about polyhedral pantheons. I've revisited the topic on occasion, and I'm even working on a book about it.

I just updated the landing page for the topic on my site. A quick count shows I've written 32 posts on Polyhedral Pantheons, three more on adapting the techniques to other purposes, and there are at least two other posts on the topic out in the wild (I know, because I link to them).

I'm on vacation for the next couple of weeks. I'd love to have the book done and out by the end of that.
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This full page beautiful beast is now available as #fantasy #rpg #stock art.
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Recent trip to Minnesota for Father's Day weekend. Daughter did Irish dancing (photos not allowed), visit to Cosetta's in Saint Paul, and trips to ZRS Fossils and the Train Museum.
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I created a Instaplanet generator for sci-fi games.  This can be used with a Die Drop Planet Creator I did the other day.

I plan on using this in my Strange Stars games.

This will be in my White Star book.

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Instaplanet Coming up with a planet on the fly can be hard… coming with a few locations on that planet on the fly can be even HARDER.  Instaplanet is so you can generate the interesting things in t...
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Dungeon Solitaire is a lot of fun. Here I posted about four variants I came up with for the game. Two have been tested and two have not. Let me know what you think, but more importantly, download the game and the walkthrough from Matthew's site.

I haven't invented a variant yet for a 56 card French deck (it has an extra face card). If I come up with something, I'll let you know.
Matthew Lowes has posted the rules to a dungeon delving game that only uses a standard US deck of playing cards. It is called Dungeon Solitaire, Tomb of the Four Kings and it is brilliant. Go to hi...
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*Sigh*
this is what Spelljammer should have been like.

#spelljammer
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I must use this word in spoken conversation today.
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First the gaming news:

Okay, a bit sad that the testing for the giant killer classes came back "Start Over" or "HECK NO".

On the positive side, the technomage class was "interesting" but needs clarification of the powers. I understand that, despite my English degree, I cannot edit my own stuff very well in a short time frame.

I'm also really happy that I have a ground vehicle building system for White Star.

I really need to finish both of these projects. RL be darned! (Except for the follow up visit with my son's surgeon. That's this upcoming Thursday and very important.)
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My new EN5ider article was published today! It's about new sci-fi rules and mechanics for fifth edition. 

Inside is new mechanics for energy weapons, shields, new backgrounds, and a new ability score tied to zero-g shenanigans. Check it out!
My article about sci-fi rules for D&D fifth edition was published today! It’s called ‘To the Stars’, and it covers the following: • New backgrounds: The engineer and the spacer. • Futuristic shields:...
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Do you have this shield-slinging warrior in your #fantasy #rpg?
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I'm John Payne. If you knew me before April 1992, then you know what my parents and everyone else called me up until that point.

I love pen-and-paper RPGs, history, conlangs (and artlangs) and thoughtful Christianity.

My son is hard of hearing. Although he is quite verbal, his preferred method of communication is sign. For that reason, I know some Signing Exact English and a smattering of ASL. More than that, my son is wildly imaginative and very curious about a myriad of things like planets, dinosaurs, letter and number systems, dolphins and gardening.

My daughter is precious. She signs better than I do. She is also fearless, thoughtful, loving and energetic. It goes without saying that she takes after her mother.

My wife is simply amazing. There's not a good summary for all that she is.
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Bragging rights? Not really, but I did take five different languages in college.
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    Education, 1996 - 1997
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    British Medieval Literature: Non-Chaucer, 1989 - 1995
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