Friday, August 14, 2009

One year later...

And "Four years have passed since the drums of war thundered once again..."

It's been quite long, the Lich King might as well be vanquished sooner or later, and as much awaited as that, our project ended up seeming like nothing but another myth sown across the lands. However, rest asured this will come to a conclusion.

I received a few days ago a rough draft of the almost finished version of Even More Magic & Mayhem, we're still missing some art for the book and that is basically the reason why it was and it still is kept inside the Frozen Throne. Jordan has done some exceptional work cleaning up and reformating my layout and we can pretty much confirm that now the book looks better and smaller (in terms of file size).

We're still looking for some competent artists to create the artwork that we need right now. If you have some warcraftian fan art or you know someone qualified for this, please contact us at:

We'll take a look at every entry and let the volunteers know what kind of pieces we need to finish this. Proper crediting will be given and disclosed in the Credits section of the electronic file.

Thanks for your attention and for your help in advance.

Marcos "Salsa" Bolton
Art Direction/Layout and Typesetting

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Countdown to More Mayhem: Sneak Peak #4

First of all, I need to apologize since I haven't been posting for a long time. Life can be quite busy sometimes and I didn't have time for editing or posting. However, I can tell you that the book is almost done, only 2 chapters remaining.

Meanwhile, I'm posting here something from the Spells section. Those who play the MMORPG will recognize it right away.

Song of the Flaming Fire
Enchantment (Compulsion) [Mind-Affecting, Sonic]
Level: Mage 3
Components: V, S, F
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target: All creatures within range
Duration: Concentration
Saving Throw: Will negates
Spell Resistance: Yes

You sing or play a melody, and no matter how well or how badly you perform, all (including friends and foes) within range who fail their Will saves hear it as irresistibly catchy music fit, and begin to dance to it to the best of their abilities.

Each affected creature must pass a Concentrate check (DC 13 + your Charisma bonus) or be forced to waste a move-equivalent action dancing and prancing in place; the creature may still perform a standard action, but at a -4 penalty to all skill and attack rolls for the round, and may not engage in spellcasting or make attacks of opportunity. Each creature that passes the Concentrate check for that round may move, act, and attack normally, though “dancing” all the while.

Any creature with ranks in Perform (dancing) may opt to use that skill instead of Concentrate for the skill check above.

Creatures must hear the magically-enhanced song in order to be affected, and therefore the effect can be suppressed by silence. Any creature that passes out of the area of effect (which follows with the caster) is no longer affected. However, if any creature (including one who has been previously affected by this spell) reenters the area of effect, it must make a Will save again, or be affected. Once any creature successfully makes a Will save against this spell, it is unaffected for the remainder of the spell’s duration, even if entering and leaving the area of effect multiple times.

Deafened creatures cannot hear the music and thus are unaffected. Undead creatures are affected by this spell (even though undead are normally immune to mind-affecting spells).

Focus: A masterwork musical instrument of any type.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

GM's Day and Gary Gygax's Day.

Today, I had something really special uploaded for you and many people who kept asking for it, a documentary I made 2 years ago while I was at Filmmaking College. So, I decided "okay I'll do it now, it's been quite a while and people over the internet would enjoy watching it".
And guess what? I decided to do it for GM's Day and while I was subtitling it to english (cause it's in portuguese, my native language, and I did it on a hurry so there might be mistakes) I received this message that dropped like a bomb.

Gary Gygax passed away.

So, now it's became more than just a GM's day, it's a day when all roleplayers will remember Mr. Gygax and what he has done to our lives. I hope you enjoy this short film, and I hope that wherever our true Game Master is, he will join the greatest master of all and together they will look for all of us.

Here's the Part 1:

Here's the Part 2:

Monday, March 3, 2008

WoW Players Wear Sunscreen

The following video (some of you may have seen it in the past, some may not) is a montage with various famous WoW videos and some original footage recorded by myself. It is a music video using the Baz Luhrmann's Everybody is Free (To Wear Sunscreen) song. It's not complete as you will notice, there are some black parts where there should be more videos or pictures. I still have the intention to finish it someday but for now, enjoy:

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Dungeons and Dragons MMO Edition

Wizards just released a preview with 6 characters from the 4th edition of Dungeons and Dragons. Well it has something familiar but I won't draw any conclusions (damn I already have with that title... anyways), I'll let you do it and then don't forget to vote on our pool (upper left)
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Friday, February 29, 2008

Countdown to More Mayhem: Sneak Peak #3


Definition: [n] a notable achievement; "he performed a great deed"; "the book was her finest effort"
Synonyms: deed, effort, exploit

Yeah, it's been 8 years since you incorporated that word to your Dungeons and Dragons game, and it spread out to many other OGL games, more than 50% of the whole d20 material in the world contains a chapter or section dedicated to Feats. Hell, there's even whole books with only feats.

These cannot be classified as the equivalent of advantages or qualities in other RPGs, as the definition implies these are sometimes mind-boggling, rule-bending, argument fodder abilities that in the right hands can build the perfect character or wreak havoc and despair around a gaming table. In some games you can guess or identify what will be the new advantages or qualities that will show up in the next book, you just see what hasn't been covered yet. However, d20 has reached a different scope, you can never expect what possibilities a new book might bring with its feat variety, some times it's even scary.

Well, Even More Magic & Mayhem... Let's begin with that "Even More", you bet it's more! In fact this book has so many new options and varieties that any pathological rules addicted scavenger will feel satisfied. So you can understand what I mean here is some of the feats you will see in EMM&M:

Amplify Curse, Cold-blooded Killer, Dual Blessings, Gouge, Hamstring, Improved Industrious Haste, Improved Tricks, Judgement, Moonkin Form, Runic Engineer, Shred.

And these are just the names, some will stare in awe, some won't see what the words actually mean. What you need to know is this... There are MORE. And you won't be disappointed.
Even More Magic and Mayhem is due before June 2008. And when I say before it can be in May or three weeks from now. Who knows? Like feats, expect the unexpected.

P.S. funny WotC chose this word... "synonim: exploit". Naaaah....

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Dark Factions Cover and new release

It can't be more official than that. White Wolf's Online Store and have links for pre-ordering Dark Factions.

The coolest thing is the possible release date which is stated in both sites. April 16th 2008. If it really does happen, it's going to be 3 days after my birthdate, which is awesome. The cover looks extremelly evil, thanks to Samwise Didier's spectacular job. So don't waste anymore time to check out the cover image and pre-order yours or guarantee its acquirement by your local gaming store now!

Amazon's product link
White Wolf's product link

Once the book is released in DriveThruRPG I'll add a link to the left column.

In other news, I'm currently past half of Chapter 3 in the layout process of Even More Magic and Mayhem. Expect later this week a new sneak peak.