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In this video, Jamie talks about how a look at folklore and the origin of "kobold" in early D&D led to my choice of the Welsh coblynau in my D&D adventure, A Delve in the Cave.

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In this video, I talk about how a look at folklore and the origin of "kobold" in early D&D led to my choice of the Welsh coblynau in my D&D adventure, A Delve i...n the Cave.

Like this video? Support the creation of more like it on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=571048

If you're interested in the adventure, you can grab it here:
http://drivethrurpg.com/product/214785/A-Delve-in-the-Cave

Images in this video are believed to be used under ‘fair use’ as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law, and will be removed at the request of the copyright holder.

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Jamie Chambers

Am I worth a buck? Quick informal poll for my friends, readers, and players of my games: Lots of creators are using Patreon as a way to earn money from creative... endeavors, and I was wondering how many of you might be willing to plunk down some change to support mine.

Idea: Basically you'd be supporting me as a creator, meaning you'd be helping subsidize my long overdue return to writing fiction, but also the eclectic thoughts published on my blog, and also some of the weird little games that pop out of my head. This would be the stuff that's me-specific, not necessarily everything coming out from my publishing company.

Why? Besides the obvious answer that money feeds my family, it's also to create a group of folks interested in what I'm doing and help get my brain back into "team mode." I've been floating alone with my solo business for so long that I've lost some of the drive of satisfying the people I used to work with. The idea is that the incentive of pleasing a paying audience would help bust me out of rut.

Money vs. Stuff: I would set it up as a pay-per-thing, not pay-per-month, so I wouldn't be rewarded for not producing content. And I'm not looking for high-end patrons, just a solid group of people putting down a buck or two as a show of support and interest.

What's Coming? Here's what's on my mind currently ...

RPG: A new System 26-powered game that's a combination of comedy and the paranormal.

Microgame: A Lovecraft-themed game that can fit in your pocket!

Novella: A piece of modern horror that deals with perception and memory and a woman who fills a bathtub with gasoline.

Blog: A cop shot a dog in my neighborhood and I have some things to say about it.

Please comment if these sorts of things sound interesting enough to support by throwing change into a tip jar. Or if you have other things you like about my past work. Or even if you strongly think this is a terrible idea and have some feedback against doing this, I'm happy to read about it. Thank you all for your continued support!

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From #kobold to coblynau, how mythology & folklore have populated Dungeons & Dragons.

Kobolds are just one example of folklore adapted over time in tabletop roleplaying games, related to the English goblin and Welsh coblynau.
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Old-school gaming by me using new 5E rules—a cavern crawl with mystery and creatures of shadow. Also? Treasure & XP!

I accidentally wrote a 5E fantasy RPG adventure! Wanna help me print it? I started playing fantasy RPGs in 1982 at seven years old. (Yes, THAT fantasy RPG.) I accidentally stumbled into a career publishing supplements and adventures for THAT game along with making a pretty successful one of my o...
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So, FB said, "Alliterates hasn't had any likes in a while. You should post something." What I want to know is, if I don't post, will they kill this page they way they just killed my friend's page (without warning) for not serving their community enough (or whatever TF their reason was)?

Big Brother is watching your feedback, and may act unilaterally on it without warning or recourse.

So, Drac vs. Frank, the sequel might be happening...

Only five $5 pledges away... If you want it.

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DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN SEQUEL... If it's a stretch goal, would you join my Patreon?

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Coming Soon... (from the world of Tournament of Death)

Check out this first post-college movie by a promising young filmmaker! A few bucks gains you a lot of fun!

Attention D&D and fantasy fans - Please back Theseus and the Minotaur by Joshua Kennedy on @Kickstarter https://t.co/Eb4faYrhY8 Help needed!

A film in the vein of the Harryhausen adventure classics of yesteryear written, produced, and directed by Joshua Kennedy.
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Just a reminder that ongoing talk about my writing -- which is currently Dr. Cushing's Chamber of Horrors (and Canoe Cops vs. the Mummy, too) is exclusively on my FB Page.
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So, I did this interview tonight...

I chat again with TSR alumni and author Steve Sullivan on "throwback" map of Lake Geneva, featured in the book "Empire of Imagination." I'll also see if I ca...
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Patreon is empowering a new generation of creators. Support and engage with artists and creators as they live out their passions!
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So I'm trying something big. Please pass it on: bit.ly/spsd-ks ~Lester Smith

A rollicking, superpowered battle dice game for two or more players!
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Things learned at Alliterates:

Many states have state fossils!
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._state_fossils

Most American states have made a state fossil designation, in many cases during the 1980s. It is common to designate one species in which fossilization has occurred, rather than a single specimen, or a category of fossils not limited to a single species.
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With the decision of the World Fantasy Award to change the design of the actual award, a blog post of mine from a year ago is suddenly relevant again: http://billbodden.com/2014/…/15/the-people-vs-h-p-lovecraft/

Jim Hines reminded me in his Live Journal (and elsewhere) of an ongoing argument: a lot of people are angry that Howard Phillips Lovecraft's likeness is used for the statue given out as the World F...
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In Bill Bodden's latest blog post, he talks about recent deaths of friends in Science Fiction Fandom http://billbodden.com/2015/11/02/day-of-the-dead-musings/

Two fannish acquaintances of mine passed away recently. By Fannish, I mean people who are part of the science fiction fandom community. I first met Fred Duarte at an Armadillocon back in the late 1...
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Why yes, I am staying busy:

(1) Zen of the Dead submissions end today - http://kck.st/1KTkLBs
(2) The Pastime Machine chap. VII posted - http://bit.ly/thepastimemachine
(3) Aquelarre crested just $11k - http://kck.st/1MSkQuU

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Those are just the front burners. The back burners & oven are also full.

~Lester Smith

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We were talking about this concert Monday night at the Alliterates Midwest meeting. Steve Sullivan and Steven Winter were there!

On a May night in 1984, fans of two very different performers — Frank Sinatra and the Clash — met on their way to concerts at the Milwaukee Arena and Milwaukee Auditorium.
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