I’ve been working a bit on making a simple action dice roller.  In time it will all make more sense as to what is going on when you roll these.  The eventual goal is make a suite of tools for GRUGS from this.  In the mean time, enjoy the confusion.

Dice Prototypes

on March 19, 2013 in GRUGS

I ordered some blank 6-sided dice so I can start prototyping how the new action dice should look.  With the current system mechanics they require some nonstandard dice for the whole thing to work properly.  That, and it is just cooler looking.  So far I have settled on how the action dice work, but still on the fence a bit as to exactly how to represent each action type from this point on.  I have an icon set for each action type and all but might still tweak it out a bit so that each roll is easily recognized as to what is going on.  Not using numbers or letters but instead a set of icons the represent each action type, the hard part is making universally identifiable symbols for meta-verbs or whatever you would like to call them.

Once I nail down exactly how it should look from then on, I’ll see about having some made up professionally.  And if all works out then I might start selling action dice sets for use in the Grim Reality Universal Game System.  I’ll have more details as I get to it.

I was playing some tabletop games with my 4 year old son this weekend.  While playing he starts on some of his usual play banter about the game he wants to play using his new rules.  You know, the usual play gibberish about what we do next.  He then said, “Daddy, you roll all your dice, and I’ll roll all mine.  That way we can see what we can do next.”.  I thought on what he had inadvertently said about how to play his game.  And you know what, a light bulb appeared above my head from that silly little thing he had said.  So thanks to my boy I now realize that I’ve been approaching these game mechanics all wrong, or at least that there is a better way.  Thanks kid, I owe you one.

AEtherworld Scribe

on September 27, 2011 in AEtherworld


ÆtherworldI’m once again working on getting down the AEtherworld setting.  I’ll be putting in some time to get an atlas of Woc together along with some general information on the various sites of interest, (great idea Mr. Punchman).  Along with that I’ll be shuffling together a kind of web comic of the various short stories or interesting tidbits of setting information.  Fingers crossed that I actually finish something I start! 🙄

I put up a copy of the old rules for GRRPGS in the “In Development” area.  These were the rules we were using back in 97 to 99 years and boy are they sloppy 😳 .  These rules may be as ugly as home-made sin, but still have the core fundamentals I’m trying to get worked out.  I’ve posted them up for some reference and to have something to chuckle at in my old age.