For those of you that have stopped by before, welcome back! If you haven't already looked around, this is a long-standing (albeit mostly idle - something I plan to change!) site that contains 15+ years of my writing. There's a heavy Palladium presence since I've played their games since I was in middle school (about 12-13 for those that may not be familiar with US education groups - I think it's primary education levels in Europe). Anywho, I'm still around and still occasionally writing. A lot of it hasn't made it on the site because I've only recently put up a real content management solution. Now that it will be a bit easier, I'm hoping to get some more content written and out there on a semi-regular basis.

You likely won't see much more in the way of Palladium as I've largely stopped playing due to (1) being unable to find anyone already familiar with the rules and (2) not having the time to teach a complex new system. I've opted for simpler mechanics so, on the rare occasion I'm able to play, I can focus on having fun rather than remembering where to look up a rule. After backing the Breachworld RPG by Jason Richards Publishing (you might recognize his name if you're a Rifts fan), I fell in love with the Mini6 system, so you'll likely see a lot having to do with it get thrown up here.

Feel free to peruse the past 15 years of my writing life. And if you want to find out some more about me, check out my bio.

Challenges will present a scenario that can be used in most any context. This is the first in a series intended to make overland travel a bit more interesting that just getting from point A to point B. Each challenge will include a brief setup of the events, the appropriate genres (if any), and some sample methods of resolution for two or three systems.

I've been road tripping for the past week, riding my motorcycle up from the Southwest to the Pacific Northwest. Over the almost 1900 miles, I went through plenty of wilderness and parks and I was struck with an interesting idea for a campaign. I'm going to start this out with some basic ideas and directions to go on, but I really want to flesh out some of the factions in the future.

Before The Fall, advanced prosthetics were used for many reasons - from military to hard labor. While the technology to manufacture advanced robotic limbs is extremely limited, as is anyone with the knowledge to properly attach and maintain the cybernetic links with the host body, there are still those that find the risk worth the rewards. Some simply undergo augmentation to help their community (either through increased labor capabilities or improved combat ability) while others see it as little more than granted power over unenhanced.

The Cyborg Advanced Class comes with a unique array of perks and complications, granting these augmented creatures abilities beyond those around them. Perks and Complications represents the  sacrifice the individual has made to acquire enhanced strength or abilities. These are passive and will always be available unless the augmentation is removed.

Olaf is physically imposing, as are most Tusks, standing over seven feet tall and looks to be nothing more than a hulking brute. The Tusk was forced to flee his hometown and leave his family behind after being falsely accused of crimes. He spent many years living a solitary, nomadic life in the Civilized Lands until, one fateful day, he met Saxon, a Dru stricken with a strong wanderlust.

The backbone of the New Caldera Defense Forces is the infantry. In addition to standing watch at the perimeter of New Caldera Valley, the infantry units are responsible for policing and protecting the fledgling city-state and are the first to respond when a Breach Creature is spotted in the Valley.