Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Minecraft Machines and Technology

This week, I think I actually accomplished some stuff in my Direwolf20 mod pack world. Last update, I dealt with some niggling stuff, but I didn't feel like I had much to show for my efforts. There's more to show this week, so without further ado...

Applied Energistics: Beginnings

Friday, February 19, 2016

Hexed Places: The Sand Coast

I've finally managed to dig my way out of other work and put together a new Hexed Places title, the sixth in the series. The Sand Coast is a barren stretch of coastline, complete with its own shipwreck and ruins.

Hexed Places are outdoor locations and encounters based on the classic six-mile hex format and OSR sensibilities. Use these locales as a quick side adventure, to fill out your campaign sandbox, or expand upon them to create a multi-session campaign. Each includes an overview of the region, expanded one-mile per hex maps for players and GMs (PDF and VTT format), encounter and rumor tables, and descriptions of individual locations, encounters, and features within the hex.

For a limited time (*), you can take a buck off the price of the Sand Coast by using this link to make your purchase.

I should also mention DTRPG's slightly confusing Complete Your Collection sale. As I understand it, if you own part of a bundle from any publisher, you can round out the complete product by purchasing the items you're missing at the bundle price. I offer bundle deals for most PBE Games products, so now's a great time to round out your One Page or Dungeons in Blue collection.

(*) Offer expires February 22, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Minecraft - Housekeeping

Last week's post covered some of the changes/improvements I made to my base in my current game of Minecraft. Since then, I've been doing a bunch of random stuff, but I don't seem to have a lot to show for my efforts. Call it housekeeping. Much like my activity this past week, this post is probably going to be a bit disjoint.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A Dungeon Map

I was messing about with some black and white mapping in Gimp/Inkscape today, and this is the result. Nothing particularly fancy, just a traditional dungeon complex.

Player Version

These maps are sized for standard letter-sized paper (8.5x11 inches). They're also scaled for VTTs, 75px per five-foot square, the same scale as the black and white maps I've published on DriveThruRPG.

Creative Commons License

This work by Mark A. Thomas is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Minecraft - Home Improvements

After my somewhat disastrous trip to the Nether last report, I spent last week working on base improvements. After upgrading base power to provide more efficient ore processing and a more energy for farming, I started working on a Botania setup. This proved interesting since there have been some changes to recipes since I last used this mod. Here's how things turned out.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Clawback Crawlers

Rolling plains and prairies may look like pleasant green seas, but the head-high grass hides deadly creatures such as Clawback Crawlers. These stealthy, serpentine creatures attack from hiding and can bring down large antelope and buffalo.