Wes Crow

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Fantasy Crops For Your Game

Something that rarely comes up in fantasy games, though characters often travel through farming villages, is agriculture. Yes, sometimes there’s a …

Five Fantasy Forest Features

I was recently kicking around a game set in a deep forest. While it didn’t pan out, I did manage to salvage a few set pieces that can be dropped into …

Roll With It: Random Encounters And Setting Them Up In Roll 20

<i>Today’s Guest Article and art comes from the Owlington, artist and gamer. He talks about random encounters and setting them up in Roll20. Take it</i> …

DIY Project: How to Make Your Own Sun Jar

You’ve seen the Sun Jar and you love it. The trouble is the price. You can’t just fathom paying $45 for each solar light. You’d be paying almost $500 …

How to Replace Dead Battery Pack Cells

Did you know that you can fairly easily replace the individual dead cells in rechargeable battery packs like the NiMH and NiCad kind found on cordless power tools? The process can be a little fussy, but if you want to save some bucks and have a few minutes to spare, you can bring a dead or dying …

Review: Brother SE400 Sewing and Embroidery Machine

Price: $315 on Amazon<p>Manufacturer: Brother<p><b>At a Glance:</b><p>Relatively cheap and packed full of features. A must have for any home, workshop, or makerspace that wants to include sewing of any kind.<p><b>Introduction</b><p>The Brother Se400 and Se425 are combination sewing and embroidery machines. They are …

Sewing

'Ghost In The Shell' Virtual Reality Experience Planned For Worldwide Release

During this year’s Tokyo Game Show, Production I.G announced they plan to globally release their <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> virtual reality experience this year.<p>Shown briefly at last year’s Tokyo Game Show, the Ghost in the Shell Virtual Reality Diver exhibit partially recreated the opening sequence of the …

Secret Truths Of The Invisible Sun: A Multisensory Interview With Monte Cook

You’ve always felt like this wasn’t your home, that the world was missing something. Well, you were right, you just forgot why. You need to come …

Custom Player Encounter Type Deck

I don’t think it’s an earth shattering innovation to say that if you’re designing an adventure, it’s a good idea to drop in a few encounters or …

What I Learned From 10 Years of Doing PR for Apple

I first started working for Apple on the PR agency side at Porter Novelli in Sydney, Australia in 1997. Steve Jobs had just returned to the company and the product line was a shamble of computers with confusing names, printers, scanners, and a curious, yet ill-conceived PDA called the Newton.<p>The …

Public Relations

Google Daydream tool lets anyone easily create VR animations

Google's new virtual reality platform is still being prepared for its debut in the fall, but in the meantime the company is leaking out small samples …

Swords with Attitude aka Can a Sword Pout?

IMG Courtesy of SVG RPG and used with permission.<p><i>Today’s excellent guest article by Gnome Stew reader Laurence Gillespie is a response to a previous</i> …

Stealing when you should have been buying…

Recently, Lance, a friend of mine asked me a GMing advice question about something that came up in his Silvervine game. A high fantasy setting with …

I Hate Making Maps!

<i>Today’s guest article is by the awesome Craig Dedrick, who handed off the task of making maps to his players and wrote about the experience. Hum the</i> …

Three Unconventional Sages For Your Game

Knowledge can be a valuable commodity in RPGs. While sometimes PCs stumble on useful knowledge and want to unload what they know, more often the …

Three Explanations for Gygaxian Unnaturalism

Once upon a time Gygaxian Unnaturalism was the default assumption for DnD. In it, the world essentially plays favorites between PCs and monsters …