The d-Infinity Independent Game Awards

The results are in! Meet your 2016 winners.Click here for the results.

Ragnarok Development Diary: Magical Tattoos!

Riffing on the system that I developed for Runequest, based on Chris Nan Deelen’s article detailing the Brute Tattoo, I decided to write up a system for magical Tattoos in Ragnarok! The RPG of the Viking Apocalypse.

A Methodology for Race Design

During the most recent episode of our weekly "d-Infinity Live!" show, my co-hosts and I discussed our various methodologies for designing RPG character races. 

Printing, Expos, and Even a Little Work


Another week and I’ve managed to post another blog.

This week was pretty much like every other week … work, not able to take a break during lunch to write, so that story I have been trying to finish is still in the works.

We shall see what next week happens to look like.

The Tiniest Vampires

It struck me today that neither I, nor any storyteller of my acquaintance, has ever afflicted their players with bed bugs. For some reason, this seems to me to be a surprising oversight.


As some of you may have discovered, I have taken a hiatus from working on pretty much anything. There haven’t been any new creatures posted for New Mutant Monday, nor have I written up any new magic items for Wednesday’s Wondrous Works.

I’m currently working on another short story, but I can’t say when it will be done. The story is going to be longer than I originally had planned.

Does this mean I’m quitting all the projects and work I’ve done over the past 6 years? I’d say probably not.

Give and Take

In an SRD-based system, non-magical healing is all about skill checks. Heal checks, Knowledge checks, and Craft: Alchemy checks form the basis of putting people back together when one doesn't have the benefit of the powers of the gods. Obviously, when someone's life depends on whether a healer applies the bandages correctly on the first try, it becomes important to succeed on those checks, and this begs the question: should a healer be allowed to take 20?