Fantasy Musings

The Joy of Bases

Listening to Douglas and Dragons I found it intriguing listening to a group discussing how to covert a conquered drugs warehouse into a base with conversations about decor, layout and who was taking which room. This got me thinking. Most of my recent games have featured ‘carousel’ parties where different characters drop in and out. […]

What to arm a City Watch with?

Recently listening to a session of ‘Douglas and Dragons’ there was an encounter with the City Watch. This got me thinking what should a City Watch or other fantasy pseudo-medieval police force be armed with? Obviously it depends on your government the ‘Evil Overlord’ is probably quite happy to arm his watch with roman style […]

Mosaic Novel has a new home and new name !

Is now at http://cutthroatcreeks.wordpress.com/ with all the published chapters to date and the background info in one place. New entries will be posted there in future.

Mosaic Novel:Chapter 4 Survivor

SURVIVOR THUNK! THUNK! THUNK! Heavy wood, the good stuff from up the Blacks’ lands loyal to Tawny. Yet the gate  shuddered and strained at the bar. It shuddered despite the muscled hoplites with their shoulders to it. It bucked at its bars despite the skinny levies behind adding their weight to the press. Splinters from […]

Mosaic Novel Chapter 3: Bad Men by Gareth Webb

Bad Men   Assanje’s diary Yesterday a man killed my father.  Me and Sondu were playing by the ravine and we heard men shouting at the ranch.  Sondu said he heard my father’s name but I never heard it and then when I listened again I heard them shouting his name and cursing a lot.  […]

Mosaic Novel: Chapter 2 by Phil Ambler – Well

Phil Ambler has answered the call and penned this entry fo the Mosaic novel project, enjoy feedback below on twitter @Clarkythecruel or email dissectingworlds@yahoo.co.uk – feel free to pen your own chapter and send to the same enail addrees. Well “Hello! Hello!” I slump against the wall. Down into the cold, wet mud. My cries […]

Mosaic Novel:The Golden Egg

Rentor’s hardy cob pony skidded and stumbled down the dry, rocky and dusty slope. Rentor put most of his considerable weight into pulling on the reigns as the cliff’s edge came fearfully close to the dancing feat of his mount. The cob shared Rentor’s concern and eventually came to a panting stop leaving the merchant […]