Friday, May 9, 2008

Putting Idyll's of the Rat King on Hold

It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to put Idyll's of the Rat King on hold. I did not come to this decision quickly or lightly but I feel it is the right one for me at this time. I have a lot going on between Family, Work and the shear amount of work that needs to go into the creation of a module have me swamped.

I am however not getting completely out of the module creation fun, I have offered to help Wyrin with the recreation of the city of Marsember for his Dark Avenger series and he has accepted my offer.

I am looking forward to assisting Wyrin in this effort and hope to have some areas created in the next few weeks.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Two New Polls

I have two new polls up to get a feel for what people have and what people are thinking of buying. I have yet to buy Mask of the Betrayer. As for the Mysteries of Westgate they have created some custom content that will fit exactly what I need for my module so I wanted to get a feel if people will be buying that adventure pack when it comes out which would be good for me, or should I make sure that I not use it as people will not be getting it.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Small Update

I know its been a little while since my last update, I have been taking a little break by playing through some more of the OC to get some ideas on dialog options and companion side quest ideas. So just bare with me for a little bit while I try and work up some creative juices in the old noggin.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Module Update 3/13/2008

Just a quick update.

I have not had much of chance to work on my module as work has been sending me all over the place the last few weeks, family events also kept me busy.

I can tell you that I have been working on my dialoge for the various cut scenes in the module. I can already see that I am going to need some feedback from the beta testers on this as I still feel this is my weakest area in module creation.

That's about it, I hope to have another update soon along with some screenshots of the cut scenes.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Neverwinter Nights Podcast: Episode 46 Developers Round Table

The team over at Neverwinter Nights Podcasts have posted their latest episode number 46. This episode among other things contains the Module Developers Round Table we have a few weeks ago. I have a link to hit below for you listening pleasure. I also wanted to say Thank you to the NWNP Team for inviting me to participate in this event.

Neverwinter Nights Podcast: Episode 46 Developers Round Table

Friday, March 7, 2008

Player Dialog Poll Closed

Well it looks like the Player Dialog Poll is Closed, I wanted to thank everyone who took the time to make there selection and give me some feedback.

It looks like the majority say it should be 3 choices for a player. A Good, A Neutral, and A Evil/Evilish selection.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

A Tribute to E. Gary Gygax

I felt I needed to do some kind of tribute to Sir Gygax for co-creating something that has changed my life. So I have go to the websites I know of and found the different tributes and memorials I could and linked them here. I also thought another good way of giving a tribute to Sir Gygax would be to tell how I got started in D&D and for anyone reading this to post a comment about your story as well.

It all started when I was about 10 so we are talking roughly 1986ish. My (older almost cousin) Zack was a DM and my brother and I would go to his house once a week so in order to give us something to do he decided to run a game for us. The moment I saw the books (this is when Advanced Dungeons and Dragons was out) I thought this was going to be cool. I then opened them and started creating a character. Well that was it for me I was hooked one could say addicted. The first character I made was a thief (which would explain my love of them. I always play a thief/rogue character in just about every fantasy rpg I have played.) . So it was my brother, my other (almost cousin) Josh and myself as the players. We played D&D for several years, my brother and I also bought the red box D&D and played at home just the two of us. My brother also had some friends how played and after much nagging from me allowed me to join in.

We also played a few other RPG's at my cousins house - Marvel Superheros, TMNT, Star Frontiers and a few others I can't think of any more. I have to say I loved them all.

Around the time I hit high school, my brother went to college and my link to DM's and playing was gone. So I decided to DM a game myself So I gathered up my friends and taught them how to play. They got hooked just like I did. So there I was a DM now the Master running a game of my own creation. It was awesome, I had a creative outlet. I bought all the books and different game settings I could get my hands on or more importantly could afford at the time.

As the years went on we tried different systems from Rifts to Paranoia, but always D&D was my favorite. I have stopped DMing an in person and online game as I could not put in the time I wanted to make it a great game. I could not stay away completely so I am currently DMing a Play by Post game over at Helms Deep RPG. I am also a player from my friends DM game who took up the reins when I retired. And now I am creating a NWN2 module. So as I said before I was hooked and addicted to D&D and rpg's in general. So thank you Gary Gygax for 22 years of fun, creativity and friendship.

The Vault Networks Memorial page

A great comic tribute


Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons and often known as the Father of Roleplaying, has passed away at the age of 69.

As well as Dungeons & Dragons and Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Gary authored his Dangerous Journeys and Lejendary Adventures RPGs, along with sourcebooks for Troll Lord Games' Castles & Crusades system and generic d20 sourcebooks. He was also the author of numerous fantasy novels, including Greyhawk Adventures, Gord the Rogue, and much more.

You can read the CNN obituary here.

Gary was also a regular poster here on EN World's messageboards, under the username Col_Pladoh. He will be missed.

EN World member charlesatan has put together a list of tributes to Gary from across the web: