Archive for June, 2010

Mon-Ey Lord of the D20 Summit

Posted in RPG, Satire on June 28, 2010 by Chall

The D20 Summit is an event where world leaders gather to invoke Mon-Ey the Invisible Hand aka the God of Commerce. By worshiping his wealthiness they hope to bring good fortune to their nations and curb his chaotic whims. The Summit was first held after Mon-Ey  turned all gold to dung on a lark. Right before the world economy went to snot he reverted currency back to its former value.  It’s hoped that annual worship by the rulers of the 20 wealthiest nations on Earth will convince Mon-Ey to stop being a dick.

Titles:

The Invisible Hand

His Wealthiness

James Cameron

Alignment

Chaotic Neutral

Portfolio

Greed

Wealth

Marketing

Reality TV

Pokemon

Worshipers

Bankers, merchants, kings. . . who am I kidding? Everyone worships him.

Cleric Alignments

Any, Mon-Ey doesn’t care.

Domains

Artifice, Chaos, Law, Luck, Madness, Travel, Trickster, James Cameron

Favored Weapon

Litigation

History

Mon-Ey became a god when he convinced Lord Id Iot to trade his divinity for a button. Seeing how well that worked he’s been getting sentients to value gold over food ever since.

When no one’s looking he eats the food.

Relationships

Mon-Ey is strongly opposed to the goddess Truth, she always ruins his fun.

Jeniva also cheeses him off.

He’s got a fine working relationship with Moloch. He has been known to hang with both Liberty and Slavery on equal measure.

Appearance and Emissaries

He’s an invisible hand, you can’t see him.

Montgomery Burns is his high priest.

Richie Rich is his only son, well at least officially.

Strangely James Cameron is not an avatar of Mon-Ey, the god simply likes his movies so makes sure they earn a lot of gold.

Servants

Humanity in general.

Church of Mon-Ey

The Invisible Hand is worshiped in many ways all over the world. One of the D20 Summit’s goals is to codify this worship so as to hopefully make their god less chaotic. So far that hasn’t worked.

Mon-Ey has little ATM shrines scattered across the world. Those who work hard pray there to get cash. Those who trick those who work hard pray there to get a lot of cash.

Holy Texts

Anything by Ayn Rand. Also, Twilight.


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The First Time

Posted in Publishing, Roleplaying Games, RPG, Writing on June 21, 2010 by Chall

My goal since high school was to become an fantasy author. I was a big fan of gaming books; we’re talking about the Dragon Lance Chronicles,  Fighting Fantasy, Lone Wolf, Spell Fire, the Halfing’s Gem. . .you get the picture. These were the stories I loved as a kid and they inspired me to write my own.

In my teens to twenties I tried to ‘break into the market’. It didn’t work,  I was young an lazy and had not refined my style.

That changed when Guardian’s of Order drew up a super hero anthology for Silver Age Sentinels; Path of the Just. Inspiration struck, I sent out a story and actually got a response. The editor liked it but wanted me to make a few tweaks. I thought I was in, one of my stories published, for money. I was on Cloud 9. However, in the end they dropped my submission. You know the saying the bigger they are. . .

I was crushed and decided to give up the craft.  I was pissed off at Guardians of Order but more at myself for not being good enough.

Fortunately it didn’t last. A week later my girlfriend and I were reading Knights of the Dinner Table #121.  I’d read the voices of B.A, Bob and Bryan, she’d read Dave and Sarah. We were flipping through the pages when we glanced at The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Article. It was my submission. My name was on it. I was going to get paid for it. I had been published and didn’t even know it because Kenzer Co didn’t send any notice. Again, cloud 9 time. It was good to be back.

Armed with my new confidence I decided to give writing another shot. Four years I’ve published another article in Polygraff #1 and I’m on the cusp of releasing a RPG Knights of the Hidden Sun with Malcolm Sheppard of White Wolf fame.

My teen self would be proud.