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Starfall, Page 9

STARFALL PART 2, PAGE 8

Opportunity Attacks revisited

Opportunity attacks in 5e, in my humble opinion, make combat boring. Disengaging to avoid an Attack of Opportunity (AoO) sacrifices your own action but leaves the enemy’s in-tact, making it one of the worst trades in the game. While the mechanic can create tense...

Starfall Part 2, Page 7

Super Quick Combat Rules

Quick preamble: this is probably system agnostic on some level, but I designed it for 5e. 5e’s design assumes you’re having probably way, way more combat encounters than you actually are, and that you’re playing long enough and quickly enough to resolve those...

Free VTT Tokens

I have created a repository of about 1200 VTT tokens that you guys can use for free. If you don't want to read more, you can just go to this link and grab them: https://www.patreon.com/posts/54992126 Why Tokens? I like them. During 2020, all of my D&D came to a...

Pathfinder 2e on Foundry vtt

I am a huge fan of Foundry VTT. For my purposes, it is the perfect virtual tabletop system. It supports a ton of systems, including the two that I love the best, namely Dungeons & Dragons 5e (DD5E) and Pathfinder 2e (PF2E). A massive part of the appeal of a VTT...

Starfall Part 2, Page 6

oversized weapons

Okay, so we did an info-graphic this week. We like the idea of building a 5e character around over-sized weapons, but the oversized weapons rules in this edition of D&D are helter-skelter at best.This is not about game balance. At all. This is about throwing...

A One Shot

Hey guys, I am working on a major website overhaul, and then it'll be back into Starfall. In the meantime, have a golden oldie from the Patreon archive.

Better Know a Monster: The Mimic

I love the idea that mimics are cryptids to the rest of the world. Adventurers, at least with the players I've known, would be almost universally unpopular -- even when they save the world, they do it out of eyeshot of everyone else, and burn a lot of bridges to get...

The Hobgoblin (and you!)

It's been a hot minute since our last update because I've been dealing with a very sick pet rabbit, and it's leaving me absolutely drained. - This comic arose somewhat naturally out of my Red Hand of Doom group (retooled for 5e). Hobgoblins in 3.5 are just kind of...

The Trade – Page 5 (End)

To celebrate the release of Ricky's Guide to Spooptopia, we did a mini-arc about that setting's most infamous villain. We had fun making this, and it's based on, perhaps, the most dramatic character death I've ever had at a table. I always sub Candor and the gang out...

The Trade – Page 4

The Trade – Page 3

The Trade – Page 2

The Trade – Page 1

Sketches

Starfall Part 2 – Murderlude

We cut quickly to Keelie, doin' her thing.

Get you that Fauci Ouchie

Seriously, y'all, I miss real dice. Get the vaccine. I got super lucky; I am on my first shot and get my second one in a few days. I'm working at the geological survey right now, and someone basically dropped from the rafters and jabbed my arm. (Well, it was more like...

Black Creators… unique, yet not so much

by | Jun 12, 2020 | Comics, Starfall | 0 comments

I want to thank Thieves Can’t for providing this space to allow Black creators to speak and share our creations. There is tremendous value for non-Black creators to actually see the works of Black creators and artists for these fundamental reasons:

Those of us who belong to the Black community navigate through life with a set of experiences unique to our circumstance, perspective, upbringing, and response and reactions from the society as a whole. Though many of those experience will seem foreign, perhaps even unrelatable to non-Blacks, what lies beneath our experiences are the same fears, motivations, aspirations, anxieties as anyone else. Although our cultural language is unique to who we are, we still have a need to be loved, to love, to feel safe, to have the space to pursue our dreams. That is shared among all human beings. This is what connects all of us to one another.

What also speaks to these common wants and needs among all of us is the fact that there are many Black creators who create stories that are driven by these universal aspects of the human experience. The stories I create often fall into this category.

A Ninth World Journal

A Ninth World Journal - An audio drama set one billion years in the future… the story of Januae, a man who randomly teleports to strange and dangerous places with no way of controlling it.I am the creator and producer of A Ninth World Journal, an audio drama set one billion years in the future. It is based on a man who was experimenting with creating a teleportation device but ended up with a condition that causes him to randomly teleport to various places with no control over it. The situations he often finds himself in are challenging and often dangerous, trying to navigate in a strange and unknown place every time he jaunts.

The stories, the world, and the settings are based on the tabletop roleplaying game Numenera created by Monte Cook Games. The creators of the game deliberately made their far flung futuristic world (known as the Ninth World) where race, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other aspects of people that contribute to marginalization in the 21st century are completely normalized as non-factors toward how people are regarded. So while I have made the main character Black (described as dark-skinned in the series) his race has had no impact on his experiences, other than as a base of description to identify him. This honors the concept that Monte Cook Games baked into Numenera of survival being the paramount source of conflict a billion years from now, and not race. This is to reflect their optimism of a future where race or other aspects of identity do not factor into how people are considered and treated.

Listen, Rinse, Repeat

Listen. Rinse. Repeat. - a collection of “microepisodes”, audio productions 20 seconds or so in length, the amount of time recommended to thoroughly wash your hands. A chatter of podcast producers, writers, creators, and voice actors have come together to bring you quick pieces of content to entertain you while we take this important step to stay healthy and safe.I am also one of the producers of the podcast Listen, Rinse, Repeat. This podcast is comprised of episodes 20 seconds or so in length to provide enough time to listen to while washing one’s hands. It was created as a public service and health habit promoting project in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then we have released over 250 episodes that include a variety of types and genres including  non-fiction, PSAs, poetry, comedy, fantasy, sci-fi… the list goes on. We are actively looking to include stories from the perspectives of the Black community as well as the LGBTQ+ and other members of the BIPOC communities and any marginalized peoples to broaden the content within the minisodes we share.

If you have a story or a produced piece between 20 and 60 seconds in length you’d like to contribute email us at listenrinserepeat@gmail.com or submit your piece through our submission form.