Electrum Pieces

A Game for Ptolemaic Dice

This contest began on May 9th, but I missed it until yesterday. Basically, make a game that features this die and you will win two of them. The rules state that the game must be licensed under the OGL.

A lot of entries have come already according to the comments. Since all the entries are OGL, I hope a compendium is put together. I'll be happy to put one together if Artisan Dice needs the help.

I thought about using the symbols as numbers for my game, but then I realized that I'd be constantly referencing a separate chart to interpret the roll. There's nothing wrong with that, but I think that I've come up with a system that doesn't require a separate lookup chart to determine success. More details when I finish the game this weekend.

By the way, doesn't this die beg to be in Dungeon Crawl Classics? I don't own DCC, so I wouldn't know how to incorporate it.

Good luck! I can't wait to see what others have submitted.

Electrum Pieces and Swords & Wizardry

The Magic Item I Didn’t Submit

I wanted to submit this to the OSR Superstar contest, so I wrote it down on an index card to be posted later.

Then I lost the index card.

Despite all the effort in the world, I couldn't remember it, so I came up with something else on the fly. I was happy with it, but I was bothered that I just couldn't remember one of my original ideas.

Two days after the deadline, I found the index card in my pocket, right where I left it.

Without further adieu, the idea behind what would have been one of the Magic Items in the Contest:

Gauntlets of Ghost Grappling

These gauntlets allow the wearer to physically touch and harm incorporeal creatures. The gauntlets do not allow the wearer to use non-magical weapons to affect incorporeal creatures. The wearer can, however, punch ghosts and/or grapple with them.

And that was it. I was going to expand on it a bit before submission, but instead, I leave it here for anyone to use if they would like to.

Electrum Pieces

Upcoming Setting Contest

Magman over at the WEG fansite is holding a contest for 'backdrops'. The rules are straightforward and open-ended.

All details can be found here (link no longer available).

If I can keep up with my assignments from Nevermet Press, I plan on submiting an entry.