Saturday, April 6, 2019

Tekumel Art- Jakallan Night Crowd

Night in Jakalla. 

Note: Tekumel is the creation of M.A.R. Barker and this art, which is original, was done strictly for my own pleasure and to share with other fans of Professor Barker's works. It may not be produced in any fashion for commercial purposes.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Incredible Hand Drawn Fantasy and Post Apocalyptic Maps

(As with all images here, Click for Larger View!)

Hail, adventurers!

It has been quiet in my corner of the Labyrinth for too long, but I feel very inspired to share with you the map artwork of Robert Brannon.

I am fortunate to belong to a very useful and engaging Facebook Community called RPG Map Creations and the community is centered around sharing maps and map techniques and ideas. I might note that some people there also do commission work. I highly recommend it as a community if you are on Facebook.

Today I saw the maps uploaded by Robert and found them remarkable. I asked him if I could share them and he permitted it.

These are a number of post apocalyptic maps and a few fantasy ones.  Robert is a GM for a HEROES System (5th Ed.) Deathlands campaign and his players love new maps, which he is well able to supply. 

I love them. 

Robert is currently working on what will be his first published adventure which he plans to make available at Drivethru RPGs at a future date. I will pass that information on when more is known. Should anyone desire his services for a custom map, he is available.

He can be contacted at:

He has allowed these maps to be shared for your own enjoyment and use for free. Thank you Robert!

Note: These maps are the exclusive property of Robert A. Brannon and are shared here only for non-commercial use with permission of the artist. They may not be used for commercial publication without his consent.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Forgotten Comics; c1980's D&D Inspired Notebook Saga; No Wonder My Grades Sucked

A couple of years ago I was going through some papers saved by my mother and found a folded stack of notebook paper.  Opening it up, I was amazed to see a comic I had scribbled in a composition book back in the height of my teenage D&D craze. 

Here was the beginning...and end....of the adventures of Orik the Barbarian of the Eastern Plains and Menden, Elf of the Ethenwood, Orik's faithful friend.

Not hugely original but I recall being thrilled while drawing this tale, largely inspired by Basic and Expert Dungeons and Dragons. 

The two were on a quest to find a lost wizard's tower and claim his treasure--well, Orik was, but Menden knew that prophecy and destiny were afoot.

I was reading the Fahfrd and Gray Mouser series at the time as well so that was probably an influence as well.

There is atrocious grammar in it, some mispelling, plagiarized names, and a hilarious bit about the Elf noticing the age of rocks and saying, "Gee, these are even older than me."

Well aren't you the Elven Sage--DUH!!!

Menden apparently sucked at geology. 

Maybe he meant "stonework" and not "stones".

Here it is, for better or..probably...worse. THE SAGA OF ORIK OF THE EASTERN PLAINS! 

(Click images for larger view, case you didn't know...)

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Video Review: FANTASY WARGAMING; THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF ALL, by Bruce Galloway (1981)

This is Part 1 of a four part review, the other parts may be viewed at the Youtube channel, Magic Penny Productions.