Just what is Orctober? I asked myself that very same question! The Urban dictionary defines it as a celebration of all things orc in October. I honestly have no idea of its origins beyond that. I follow the talented artist Claudio Pozas on Facebook and he posted a piece of art about #Orctober. It invited people to draw, sing or write about orcs. I found it an interesting challenge! Orc have never been my favorite fantasy species, so this was an interesting exercise for me. Also, I needed something to distract me from the post Hurricane María woes.
Once I had decided to participate then there was another problem. I can’t really draw that well (look at the following image and you’ll know!), so drawing for the challenge was out of the question. My singing is even worse. What else could I do? Write!
My version of an orc!
For the past six days (at the time I write this post), I’ve been sharing my #Orctober 2017 in social media. I’ve collected my first six contributions to #October on this post. Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll collect the following days in a similar post. I welcome your feedback and invite you to join in in this month long orcish celebration. Continue reading Orctober 2017 – Week 1 (Almost!)
Welcome dear reader to Day 30 of #RPGaDay2017. Tomorrow is the end for 2017. The month has just flown by! The topic for today’s discussion is:
August 30: What is an RPG genre-mashup you would most like to see?
When you think about it, many mashups that come to mind are either already out there, in one form or another, and would be easy enough to adapt to an RPG. Space cowboys? From Firefly to Bravestar! Angel Miranda, from ARMR Studios mentioned a western-fantasy combination in his video for today, that’s a mix I’d certainly like to see, specially a fantasy world with western elements, not a fantastic version of the west. There are books and comics that meet the criteria of a western-fantasy mash up. There is an interesting a list here. Continue reading #RPGaDay2017 Day 30: Gaming Mixology
Welcome to the second Saturday post for #RPGaDay2017. If a picture speaks a thousand words, then the book I’m about to talk about has a about a million!
August 12: Which RPG has the most inspiring interior art?
This was one of my picks for Day 5, Mutants & Mastermind 1st edition. That book blew my mind, from the layout to the art. Every single piece inspired me and made me want to play a superhero game. Mind you, the excellent writing by Steve Kenson was also part of the allure.
Mutants & Masterminds has maintained a standard of excellence that is truly amazing. Through all three editions their books are just a delight to look upon. Check them out!
See, short, sweet and to the point. Now you can get back to your regular Saturday schedule. Remember that at the Desde la Fosa YouTube channel you can see our video reply for this very same question in Spanish. So, swing on by if you are idiomatically inclined!
What book has the most inspiring interior art for you? Let us know. See you Sunday!