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Auditions for RPG actual play podcast "Starfall"

I have been working on Startfall for some time (Almost 20 years) and its time to let it out of its bag. Now that we have space and some basic recording equipment we are going to to be recording this game to be published via podcast. Currently, these are non-paid position because well I'm not getting paid either.  The Story takes place 500 years after a galactic empire collapses. The Players will be trying to survive an invasion of a theocracy known as the Children of the Illumination. A once benevolent religion turned dictatorship. This will be both an action-packed game with tides of comedy and dark topics. 



We need to fill the following positions 

  • 2-4 Main characters 
  • 4 Support voices 

Main Characters 

  • Must be in Greater Sydney/ Blue Mountains willing to game in Emu Plains (Western Sydney, past Parramatta, just past Penrith before the Blue Mountains) 
  • Must be able to commit to once a month game night.
  • Acting & personality is more important than RPG experience

Support Voices 

  • Not Limited to Geographic location 
  • Good Reading Voice 
  • Must have access to recorder (Yes even a phone will work) and send large files (Dropbox) 

If you are interested please send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Free Spellbook PDF for your players.

So one of the things that drives me nuts as a GM is having the mage player always trying to borrow the core rule book to look up the stats for their spells. Like I am going to tell them no they can not look up a rule. However, it is disruptive to the game as they are often wanting to look at all the pages that I have book marked. 

So what I have made is a cool hangout where you can print out the player's spells. No more flipping through my book in the middle of the game! 

This PDF is a free handout. Download it now. 

Free PDF spell book handout for your Mage characters

This is a simple (And Free) handout to give to your mage characters/players. The idea is that if they are using this to record their spells they are not spending time disrupting the game to look up the spell information. and it looks cool 




Time away from the canvas inspires

It's an odd thing. I am not sure how it works but sometime I practice too much. I have been working on some new painting techniques for weeks now and for some reason I was not able to get it no matter how hard I tried. I go away go away for the weekend come back and pow!! I am able to do it correctly the first attempt. Then repeat the process. 

I have seen this happen in the martial arts and dancing as well. Totally unable to do it correctly after a week of hard work and after a short break its almost like by brain needed time to process it in the background.

Painting like many things requires practice. And many of the techniques are easy to understand but not so easy when the brush hits the canvas.. Concept, dexterity and inspiration need to all be in agreement for art to happen.

I am curious if anyone else have noticed jumps in painting or drawing skills after a short break? 


RPG portraits Part two

RPG portrait
I'm not with them
This was the second of the RPG portraits.  This time It was with RPGGameBreakers .. The expression he has on his face Triggered the whole painting. "I'm not with them .... Where is my Party? Oh they are off shopping for Mana potions.  
The toughest part was the bar in the background. I may want to return to this one after a few days of clearing my head. 

Watch this space Invoke is coming

Just a few weeks aways before we get a working prototype!!! I can't tell you how excited I am about this. There is something about seeing a product that you have been working on for years take physical form. 

I'm currently working on the web page for Invoke trying to make it as awesome as the game. Some of the things the site will have. 

  • Full rules on how to play Invoke 
  • Known Spells and how to use them.
  • EVEN MORE spells if you are a registered user 
  • How to play Videos that we hope will be entertaining enough even if you don't play 
  • Hidden Discount codes.
  • Hidden Spell formula 
  • The chance to have a spell named after you.