Today begins the overview of the specific parts of the Patreon-funded setting, beginning with the innermost planet. Officially named Olin and nicknamed the Spark by the system at large and the Green by its inhabitants, this is the hottest planet in the system. With large, shallow oceans, verdant island-continents, and a scattering of precursor relics, it remained lightly inhabited solely because the fallen empire’s leaders found it unpleasant.
Today I’ll be laying out the actual goals for what I want to do in creating this setting, and also what I intend to do for the system side of it.
Today I’m going to give a better layout of the star system, from the sun on out to the mysterious hypergate that offers humanity the stars. If you like it, do please consider dropping a dollar or two on my Patreon! Doing so will help ensure I flesh it out into a fully usable setting!
Today I’ll be roughly sketching the outline of the setting I’ll be working on, explaining what I mean when I call something “hopeful” like I did, and explaining why I want to make a hopeful setting.
Today, I’ll be explaining what I plan to do, what I hope to do, and what an ideal roll of the cosmic dice would enable me to do with what I’m planning for the next two months. A mishmash of NaGaDeMon and NaNoWriMo – which the former is pretty much intended to allow for – with a space opera/sci-fi theme to it lies ahead.
Today’s the first post of October, and I’m going to try to talk a bit about my goals for this month and what that means here. Additionally, for my Patrons who might be wondering about last month, someone fell off the chart for the month and didn’t process; since it dipped me below the threshold to do a monthly, I’ve held onto things until another month ticks over above the line.
The backer’s specific piece for July, a systemless piece on the Wayfarer’s Rest, is available for my Patreon backers! It’s the core set piece for the Stormlands setting, an inn that can host adventurers more or less indefinitely. This month will be bringing my backers a piece on the Fellwood, an aberration-haunted forest to the east of the Wayfarer’s Rest. Do you want wolves with half a dozen red eyes? The Fellwood has you covered!
Thanks to each of my backers, who enable me to continue this blog and other related projects. If you like what I do here, please consider going to my Patreon page and chipping in even a buck a month – I promise that pretty much everyone on Patreon would rather have a hundred one-dollar backers than a single thousand-dollar backer. Additionally, if y’all push me up I can start providing more content, because every buck in helps lift the stress and anxiety that comes from doing something like this in our current economy.
In other news, later this month should see the start of the Wrath of the Righteous game and possibly the beginnings of another campaign that rebuilds 5th edition around the concepts and conceits of a few popular SNES games, tentatively titled Legend of the Mirrors.
Tomorrow I’ll be back with more of the usual content, barring any disasters.