I’ve made a ton of progress on the random encounter table for Ancient Undead Spider Wizard and found a way to lean into the concept record feel of the feature encounters in the encounter table as well. The random encounters are now all represented by their own tunes found in the Fish in the Pot Random Encounter Mix Tapes. Random Encounters: The Mix Tape, vol. 1 is available now on the Fish in the Pot itch page and features tracks for the first four random encounters. Volumes 2 and 3 are in mix-down and will be available soon. By the time the game releases all encounters, feature and random, will have their own soundtrack! The Random Encounter Mix Tapes are (and will be) free to download, so check them out on itch!
Thought it might be a good idea to have all of the Spider Wizard music videos collected in one spot.
In an age long forgotten, the Spider Wizard ruled the lands of human and elf. Dark magics summoned by forbidden ritual pacified the citizenry of the imperialist’s holdings. None possessed the knowledge nor the might necessary to rise against the malevolent power and the Spider Wizard reigned on for centuries.
By the Wizard’s hand the artifacts of legend were created. By the Wizard’s oath they were bound to the great sleeping undeath perpetuated within the Spider Crypt. By the Wizard’s will they exist today, untouched by the ravages of time. Millennia have passed since the artifacts of legend were wrought from the arcane forges of unquenchable flame. Their power is ever potent, their bond to their master unbroken.
Ancient Undead Spider Wizard features four brand new magic items for use with The Black Hack role-playing game. Each of the items is a powerful artifact created by, and bound to, the Spider Wizard.
In this blog post I want to introduce you to the four magic items you will find guarded within the halls of the Spider Crypt.
Ancient Undead Spider Wizard is a 7 inch vinyl record with an RPG dungeon crawl in the liner notes. It is LIVE on Kickstarter and funded in 24 hours! We are currently working our way through some awesome stretch goals and would love for you to join us!
Beak, Feather, & Bone (BFB) is a game that generates a city setting through procedural world building. This zine was one of the first I received from Zine Quest 2 and as excited and impressed as I was when I first got my hands on it, this was my first opportunity to put pen to paper under its instruction.
I am fascinated by the punk rock poetry of playing pretend. Lending the die the chance and experiencing a change in the state of play, a shared discovery, a bit of table canon for the game shared by all. Looking for narrative procedure generated by chance decided via the shiny math rocks that we all like best.
There is a rhythm to it all, an energy that hums. The rattling die the warbling cackle of the enemy taunting the players. Onslaughts of free thoughts from a mathematical facsimile of procedural strengths and weaknesses thought about thoroughly and thoughtfully.
But that brings me back to the punk rock poetry of playing pretend, of having your friends play pretend. Of writing things that help others play pretend with their friends. Doing it yourself and telling the stories that are small and the stories that are big and the stories that change depending on digits on a die checked against a table and plans plotted by players with panache.
ANCIENT UNDEAD SPIDER WIZARD Kickstarter Video Premiere! This Thursday night! LIVE on WaltzerTV!
WaltzerTV features musical performances, visual art, & other cool content from artists from across the United States. And now also ANCIENT UNDEAD SPIDER WIZARD!!
WaltzerTV is produced by Sophie Sputnik, founder of rock group Waltzer. The show partners with music venues around the US. Previous episodes were hosted by The Hideout (Chicago), Exit/In (Nashville), and Mohawk (Austin). Episode 4 is hosted by the The World Famous (Athens).
if you are excited to learn more about Ancient Undead Spider Wizard, tune into WaltzerTV Episode 4 this Thursday at 9pm eastern! I’ll be watching live and hanging out in chat, so come by & say hello!
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Natum’s character work is expressive and full of motion. Their illustrations tell stories in the details of each figure, from stance and perspective to the implied action interrupted only long enough to allow the artist to capture it with their pencil.
Natum is a brilliant young artist with incredible style. There is sure to be a bright future full of elegant character design from them and I hope that Fish in the Pot is lucky enough to be able to work with them again.
The Fish in the Pot Characters collection is now available in pdf over on the Fish in the Pot itch. For the first month of launch it is on sale for 25% off the regular price! Go check it out!