April 20th, 2017 by Jim Davenport
Greetings DLG fans and supporters!
We have now posted a document to support our Savage Characters Volume 1 product. There are a couple minor pieces of errata in there but we’ve also added some Setting Rules from as-yet-unpublished Dark Ages and Dragon Gods Setting Book. Since some of the characters in the DADG part of the book have either the “Blooded” edge or the “Raised as an…” edge, we decided to provide full descriptions of the Racial Abilities and the options under the Raised as an… Edge.
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January 1st, 2017 by Jim Davenport
My wife and I are avid movie-goers even in the age of Netflix, Hulu, and HBO GO. There is something about the group experience in the theater, the energy, the big screen, and the popcorn. Can’t do a movie without the popcorn which is also our little way of making sure the theater industry can keep going.
This series of articles will be my movie reviews. We often watch movies at the second-run theater to economize so I don’t think any of my reviews should be considered spoiler-rich because if you haven’t seen the movie after six weeks of release, you’re fair game.
I rate movies by the number of “ticket stubs” (0 to 5) symbolizing if it was good enough to go see again.
Summary: Ben Affleck stars as Christopher Wolff, an autistic accountant who does accounting forensics for some of the worst people on the planet: drug kingpins wanting to know where that extra $100M went but unable to trust anyone in their own organization. Surprisingly he’s also got other crazy skills including being a crack sniper and a martial artist.
Review: (5 out of 5 ticket stubs)
What seems like a premise that is difficult to believe or like a knockoff of Jason Bourne, really comes off solidly in this movie. Wolff’s abilities and his autism are carefully established through flashbacks. Plot twists are prepared early and surprise late so they feel right. Wolff can do many things but also has difficult in social situations and it appears that romance is “undiscovered country” for him.
It really makes me realize how movies are not this well constructed. There is drama, suspense, secrets, and action that all make sense. I’d say 90% of the movies my wife and I see have us talking about them afterward, usually identifying hanging questions or plot holes. We couldn’t find anything wrong with the Accountant and she let me know about a clue that I’d missed while watching it.
I’d recommend this movie to anyone but especially those who like some action in their movie and a plot that never felt like a retread.
September 8th, 2016 by Jim Davenport
While the Dragonlaird might be sluggish, work never stops here at DLG design studio. This week, Adamant Entertainment published Count Shadau, part of their Thrilling Tales Villains collection. You can grab a copy for your pulp Savage Worlds campaign for just $2!
Check it out on the Adamant Entertainment site!
Until next time!
July 17th, 2016 by Jim Davenport
I had the opportunity to write three thief-oriented adventures for Mat Greenfield’s Guild of Shadows setting for Savage Worlds all set in the setting’s main city of Kurstwahl. I’m proud to have been a part of this endeavor as I believe that Mat brings fresh blood and imagination into the classic Thieves Guild structure of a fantasy campaign setting. Bringing it to life using my favorite game system, Savage Worlds, makes the setting easy to pick up and have fun with straight away.
The Campaign Guide as well as the individual adventures and other high quality support materials are available on DriveThruRPG and I recommend that you check them out.
January 2nd, 2016 by Jim Davenport
An interesting summary page on the activity here on the blog.
October 8th, 2015 by Jim Davenport
DriveThruRPG is holding its annual Halloween sale from October 26 through November 2. You can get copies of Savage Characters at a nice discount. Good time to buy for the holidays.
July 29th, 2015 by Jim Davenport
Hey DLG Fans,
A design diary I wrote about the Savage Characters, Volume 1 has been published in a great e-zine, Savage Insider. I’d appreciate it if you took a look.
Savage Insider V3I2
July 10th, 2015 by Jim Davenport
Many thanks to Chris at Frugal GM for the detailed review and 5 Stars! Couple items to clean up that he caught in the product so should be a new version soon.
Frugal GM Reviews Savage Characters Volume 1.
June 24th, 2015 by Jim Davenport
Just a quick update. I’ve been spitting my time between three Dragonlaird Gaming projects:
1. Dark Ages and Dragon Gods I – I’ve been working on the setting and preparing for a major one-shot adventure in mid-July. I’m working up pre-gens using Will Herrmann’s Wild Card Creator with the intention that they express some of the good crunch and flavor of the setting. This process has enabled me to review the setting rules and generate some additional background content.
2. Dark Ages and Dragon Gods II – I’ve also been running an on-going play-by-post game in the DADG setting. As always the pace of the game is far slower than I’d like but we’re having fun and I’m using it to flesh out the setting further.
3. 2015 Dragonlaird Gaming Gamemasters Anthology – This is intended to be a cheap or even free book I’ll provide through DriveThruRPG full of Gamemaster advice from myself and other authors. Working through how to make it happen on a limited budget and this is back-burner until the #1 game is over with.
April 19th, 2015 by Jim Davenport
Throat Punch Games is a blog providing reviews and fresh content on daily basis (on average). They were kind enough to give Savage Characters Volume 1 a read and posted their Positive Review.