Mike leaves, Fletcher joins

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 00:16
This is a lie.  There are never this many females.  D&D is a cock party.

Citing 10pm as his maximum time limit, Mike has left the party.

And Fletcher joins. And maybe Karl and Tom.

Pauls last session is this Friday as he takes off to get married!

And then there's no Paul until the end of September. Then Mitch and Paul come back?


Potential roster: Mitch, Paul, Joe, Fletcher, Tom, Curtis, Karl

Seven. If Celeste plays, eight? I've done eight before and I've seen good and bad chemistry and that's what it comes down to: Chemistry.

Seven is my typical maximum, however, female rule trumps seating rule....

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Error? Didn't even know her! Also, is being shut down.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 22:42

The server error was an easy fix that is a bit mystifying; regardless, it's fixed now.

Thanks to every one who emailed me. All of.. nobody :D

So Orcpub is getting shut down because A) he was trying to sell WOTC content and B) DNDBeyond.

It's becoming really really hard for me to keep supporting these guys. provided a free alternative that Wizards could have simply spoken to about the situation; but no, now it's to be shut down and one more alternative (ahem: competitor) will soon be gone.

Well, Wizards. Keep it up. You're doing great. No...

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Another fine Friday and welcoming a new player.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 11:48
Chess is a game best played cold..?

So as the weather cools down, the game has a shuffle of chairs.

Fletcher joins the game as a player and young version of Mitch. Seriously, I'm somewhat concerned that if Mitch comes back to play, it may cause a time conflict, a phase dimensional rift, or a sequel to Primer; so maybe not all bad.

Game was a good little romp, simple and traditional.

Adventure! Last Episode

We start off with the continuing saga of our heroes, the saviours of the Cloud Spires; now with drill, engineers, and somewhat of a plan (sic: trusting that the engineers and by extension, the DM,...

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It's always something.

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 19:30

Last nights session had two major challenges. The stream box and my tension.

After spending what little prep time I have after work, transferring the hard drive and video card from my stream box to a newer PC, I thought we were all in for a treat. The stream looked fantastic with the new lowest resolution being 640x480 per face cam, and the main over head now reduced to 1280x720.

All the cameras were at 15 fps and holding steady. No glitching, no problems.

Then the unthinkable happens. The system just freezes, or apps just close. No explanation, no error message,...

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Canon and the future of the stream

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 17:16

I'm back down to one stream a week and have been diligently working to develop the canon behind the Cloud Spire Chronicles, fleshing out the facets of my world as time permits. It's not difficult to write this stuff, given much of it has already been portrayed or hinted upon, hence has a position in my mind from which I'm pulling it.

As always, what's difficult is finding the time to do it.

What I need to focus on soon is cartography and for that I'm visiting the world building sub reddit to do some studying.

Gaming is serious biz.

I'm making the effort to create a...

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Better-r-r-r-r economics

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 14:53

So I looked into some economics structure and in due course, I will have this whittled to a table


Don't post emojis from your phone yet, it will crash the comment form.  I am actively on that issue.

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CloudSpires : Season 2

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:45

There are a number of new WIki entries coming in the next few days to help establish what's been happening over the six months leading up to tomorrows game. I'm fitting this in as best I can between work and such so bear with me folks.

6 months have passed since the saviours of the CloudSpires ventured to the depths of the volcano and quelled the impending eruptions.

The Royals Peak Church of Oghma, with the help of Daed's outreach and the now allied beast races, successfully identified the corruption that had caused the Fire Giants to ignore their duty of protecting the...

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Bones 4 is live

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 12:11

Crazy. I got the email notifying me that it was live and by the time I clicked that link we were into Wave 4, with over 3k backers with $300+ thousand bucks pledged.

I've dutifully pledged as much as we could from the table collection to the kickstarter so we can expect to get boxes of miniatures shipped over in a few months.

It's well on it's way to 400k now:


Monday, July 31, 2017 - 12:56

I haven't abandoned the idea of operating online games, but my Sundays have been taken up by IRL issues.

Notably, last night we had lost power in my neighborhood.

I spent some time trying to convert the site database so I could accept unicode emojis however I need a bit of help from my service provider so I'm awaiting their adjustment of the drivers I use for the mysql system.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 13:47

Thought I'd just write a quick article about my experience attempting to be a good samaritan DM on the D&D Facebook group.

There's a lot of folks out there who profess to be players in need of a game to attend. A lot. I used to see their posts in the group when I was on Facebook (I've since deactivated my account as I was spending too much time on Facebook).

A month ago, I posted to the Facebook Dungeons & Dragons group and stated that I am a Dungeonmaster who would be willing to DM an online game for anyone who wished it. No commitments, no wierd requirements....

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