Monday, December 5, 2016

Monster Mondays (Dagger) - Goblin & Orc

Armor Class: 8
Hit Points: 1d6-1
Attack: small sword, axe, or bow
Damage: 1d6
Special: - 1 to hit in sunlight
Move: 6 squares
Save: 11
Number Encountered: 1d6 (small party) 2d6 (large party)

Goblins are small humanoids with brilliantly hued skin (green, blue, scarlet, etc.) and fangs. They wear leather armor, carry small shields and fight with small axes, small swords, or bow. If a fight is not going well, goblins will run away or run and hide.

*Description adapted from Bloody Basic Classic Edition.

Goblin: AC 8; HP 1d6-1; ATK small sword, axe, or bow; DMG 1d6; SP None; MV 6; SV 11.

Armor Class: 8
Hit Points: 1d6 hit points
Attack: sword, axe, or bow (4/12 squares)
Damage: 1d6
Special: None
Move: 6 squares
Save: 10
Number Encountered: 1d6 (small party) 2d6 (large party)

Orcs are human-sized goblinoids with green skin and pig faces. They often serve as mercenaries in the armies of evil lords and wizards. Orcs wear leather armor (or better if provided by their lord) and usually attack with axe and spear or axe and bows and arrows.

*Description adapted from Bloody Basic Classic Edition.

Orc: AC 8; HP 1d6; ATK sword, axe, or bow; DMG 1d6; SP None; MV 6; SV 11.

*Dagger: Simple Gaming with Kids is getting a major update and we are using this series to present and store the conversion of monsters. The new edition of Dagger features no levels, 1d6 and 2d6 mechanics, and many optional random charts to increase the fun of gaming with kids. 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Getting Better

Hey Folks,

 I have been fighting a medical condition for a little over three years now. For me, the symptoms were constantly tearing muscles, short-term memory loss, and fatigue. The worst part of it for me was the memory loss. In many ways, it was like I was suffering from dementia in my 40's. Bi-monthly injections for over two years helped hold back the symptoms to a small degree.

 However, when I applied for new health insurance coverage on the federal online marketplace this summer, it took over 3 months before I could get a new policy. During that time (July, August, and much of September) my prescription ran out and I was unable to renew it anywhere because it requires extensive (and very expensive) annual testing - which no one would do for me without insurance. I tried to get treatment everywhere. I could not even get into a local free medical clinic that I send people to all the time because they were already booked up for the summer.

 Once I was able to see a doctor, something amazing had happened. Apparently, going without my medication for three months somehow caused my own body to suddenly begin rectifying my condition on its own! Armed with my new health insurance and a fresh round of tests, it seems my condition has already improved enough that I no longer require medication for it! I am not 100% yet, but I can certainly tell the difference. My symptoms are slowly disappearing and I am gradually becoming more like my old self again - and especially in mental ability.

 I wonder how many years I would have had to suffer from the condition if I had been able to continue the treatment without interruption? I normally do not like to share this much personal information online because it often becomes fodder for ridicule. But I am excited about my improving condition and I felt I owed folks an explanation as to why I haven't been as productive in the last couple of years as I once was. I believe that is now changing.

 Again, if there are products that I owe you, and even if you have contacted me in the past about it, please use the contact form on this page and I will make it right with you as quickly as I can.

 - John

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Appendix N Adventures Update

from the Kickstarter:

Hey Folks,
The second shipment is nearing completion. Everyone should receive it before the end of July (in the US and Canada) and the rest a few days later. I have three large batches to ship this week. 
I am working towards having everything in print out to you before the end of the year. That may include another shipment or two - whatever works best to get it wrapped up. Print products from here on out are all exclusives of this kickstarter project and not available anywhere else.
I will update again when the last pieces of the second shipment have gone out.
Thank you for you patience.
And I just have to plug Goodman Games Mutant Crawl Classics RPG Kickstarter one last time. Only about 12 hours left and it is another amazing project! I am in for a color hard cover and the optional print block of modules. Check it out!