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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

Dyson Logos on Tsū
http://www.tsu.co/dysonlogos

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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Took a short break from drawing urban maps today to draw up a quickie inspired by a recent NeoClassical Geek Revival game with a pirate theme.

Pictured is a wrecked cog that is giving away the location of an otherwise secret and hidden pirate cove. Most of the pirates have skipped out on the area now that they can't keep it secret, but a few desperate souls are probably sticking around hoping to sneak off with whatever valuables have held them here as soon as another boat shows up...

(unusually for me, this has a pretty definite scale - 1 square = 5' - otherwise the cog gets pretty damned huge)
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I'm putting together an 18" x 24" B&W version of the Linyaró map to have on hand as a reference when we are playing. I've traced the original map in Illustrator to blow it up a bit to this size, and Staples prints 18 x 24 B&W maps on cheap paper for only $1.47 a sheet.

1. What year is it (to put at the bottom of the map)
2. I'm assuming that some of you would like the final file so you can run off your own copies at Staples. If so, put your name below so I remember to email you the final file.
3. If there is interest in a bigger version, Staples prints at 36 x 48 inches for only $3 a page, but I worry that the lines in the map in question will be REALLY ugly at that scale.

(What I really want is to have a bunch of Tsolyani inked seals on the map in red, but as soon as you go to colour the price per poster goes up tenfold... so I'll be sticking to black printing and annotating this map in person in red as we play)
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Those travelling in boats past the Isle of Vines can often see the ruins near the shores, barely visible underneath the green vines of the island’s name. When the sun is just right though, one particular set of ruins flashes brilliantly blue – the old Azurite Sanctuary.

The Azurite Sanctuary sits near the western cliffs overlooking the only bay on the island. A small tower and the impression of a larger lower structure is all that’s visible from the water. Once the retreat of noble family of Aragual, said to be gifted with the blood of celestials, the Azurite Sanctuary and the rest of the island was taken over by vines during the ascent of the Imhomunzu Dynasty. Strange plant creatures still control the island, making it a deadly hazard to those who have dared to land there – tales whispered by fishermen speak of a dragon that flew in too low being grabbed and pulled down to the island.

The Azurite Sanctuary should still house several of the prizes of the family of Aragual, as well as whatever other riches they may have brought here that hasn’t been stolen by the islands green inhabitants.


Thanks to the awesome crew supporting my work through Patreon, you can download this map for free from the blog at https://rpgcharacters.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/fall-of-the-azurite-sanctuary/
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I made these sheets during a DCC game session, so they have my shitty handwriting on them instead of a font.

But they are now yours.
With some tweaking and fiddling around with the design after playing a session with these new sheets, I've decided that I'm happy enough with how they work now and won't be messing with them for a while.

Which means it is time to release them to the public.

US Legal (8.5 x 14) landscape-format DCC character sheets free for your use from Dyson's Dodecahedron: https://rpgcharacters.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/new-dungeon-crawl-classics-sheets/
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With some tweaking and fiddling around with the design after playing a session with these new sheets, I've decided that I'm happy enough with how they work now and won't be messing with them for a while.

Which means it is time to release them to the public.

US Legal (8.5 x 14) landscape-format DCC character sheets free for your use from Dyson's Dodecahedron: https://rpgcharacters.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/new-dungeon-crawl-classics-sheets/
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With some tweaking and fiddling around with the design after playing a session with these new sheets, I've decided that I'm happy enough with how they work now and won't be messing with them for a while.

Which means it is time to release them to the public.

US Legal (8.5 x 14) landscape-format DCC character sheets free for your use from Dyson's Dodecahedron: https://rpgcharacters.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/new-dungeon-crawl-classics-sheets/
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On the south side of Dawnharbor, near the Fairie’s Citadel, is the small Ennos Estate – a pleasant two-story stone house with fenced in front yard and decorative shrubberies. Klebor and Manfred Ennos, both eligible bachelors of the city’s landed gentry, keep to themselves generally and only the younger brother Manfred is ever seen at the local drinking establishments (although it is rumoured that Klebor is a member of the Order of Ochre and Garnet).

The house includes guest facilities and kitchen in the single-story wing, with the brothers private rooms being in the second floor.

To those who are too nosy for their own good however, the Ennos Estate can seem a little strange. Odd people come and go at odd hours, sometimes carrying far more than any decent city person would be in packs and bags. Sometimes they stay for an hour or two, sometimes for a few days. And yet they are never seen in the company of the Ennos brothers. For the Ennos boys are semi-retired adventurers and it is hard to fully break away from your old life, especially when your companions come knocking because most of them are homeless wanderers.

Thus the Ennos estate has a set of secret underground chambers converted from the old root cellar. Accessed from a secret room behind the library and sitting room, these chambers have served as hiding places, treasure storage, demon lockdowns, and even hosted an extra-planar portal on more than one occasion.

A high-resolution version of the map can be downloaded for your personal use from the blog post at https://rpgcharacters.wordpress.com/2017/05/23/secret-of-the-ennos-estate/
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Ok, who the fuck is in charge of quality control over at One Book Shelf? Because this is now available.

You have ONE JOB...

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Second attempt at the legal sized DCC character sheets. This feels a little better than the last one, so it might be ready for release.
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