These Scattered Isles: Prepping a D&D Campaign Ep. 0: Mission statement

These Scattered Isles (TSI) is a D&D setting we started using early 2015. It was half baked when we jumped into it, made a bit of a splash and, finally, with the group kind of falling apart, I decided to wrap it up. But the world itself was pretty cool and I’d love to run it again. But, one of the big things I knew was I would need to put a lot of work into it. That’s what this is. Continue reading “These Scattered Isles: Prepping a D&D Campaign Ep. 0: Mission statement”

Things I Learned From Actually Reading the PHB Ep 1

So I was reading my Player’s HandBook this morning and realized I had been doing something wrong. Not in a gamebreaking way wrong, but its something that will change how I run exploration encounters and similar in the future.  And when playing with my weekend group, I read some more stuff and realized this could be an article thing. So here we go! Continue reading “Things I Learned From Actually Reading the PHB Ep 1”

D&D Experiment: Booster Pack Adventure

So I had an idea of taking a Magic: The Gathering booster pack, 15 cards, and generating an adventure based around it. Ideally, it’ll be an improv trick, 10 minutes, 15 cards, go! but for this first attempt, I’ll walk you through my thought process, and what I’m doing with it to try and determine if this is a viable challenge. Continue reading “D&D Experiment: Booster Pack Adventure”

The State of the Comic: June 2016

Welcome, apparently, to June. I meant this to be a monthly thing, but I figured the content of May was decently self explanatory and, honestly, I didn’t have much in the way of plans and good news. But progress has been made, we’re at a new month, stuff is happening and its time for an update!

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The State of the Comic: April 2016

Welcome to April! We had a good month of ‘daily’ comics, although some, were, in fact, reposts. Our site has been reworked, and now there are comments and pages and really cool things. If you think there should be some feature, let me know and I’ll see if there is a checkbox to enable it. That’s what a lot of Comic Easel has been

With March Mattness over, we will be returning to Monday-Wednesday-Friday for our update schedule. Will we go back to daily? Ya, maybe. Eventually, I’m sure. When there is incentive for me as a creator to put in that much work.

I do love making comics, but it does take a lot of free time, especially when I’m tossing them out the night before. That’s how burnout happens. I also have a lot of interesting ideas that have had to be moved to the backburner, because I haven’t had time in the evenings.

 

OpenToonz is one of those, an animationm suite that recently became open source. I enjoy using it and I would not mid being good at animations. I’ll post some of those, once I have ones to be proud of.

I also have a shiney new computer I haven’t completed yet, with a fun game that I’d love to make videos/stream. And I just learned of a cool minecraft mod. I also want to start programming a video game of my own, but that is a ways away.

Anyway, I have things I want to spend time on and switching to a MWF will let me rebuild my buffer. Which would be great if I suddenly have trips and such.

In the longer future, once there is enough readers, I might start a Patreon page, which would help make this something with an income, as opposed to just a thing that I pour money and time into. That would be great.

To aid in this, I have started posting the older ALGU strips on Deviant Art, where they will update 5 days a week, M-F. There is nothing that will be posted there that you don’t see/haven’t seen here. DA is just a little bit easier to share art on and each of the strips points to here.

In the further future, I may have comic strips that all run unique stories here, on DA, on patreon, in comics I sell digitally, and in print books.

Thinking of that makes me hyperventilate, so I shall go to bed instead.

If you stay online, I’ll see you next time!

Matt