Lore Spotlight – The Serpent Coast

In the ages prior to the War of Darkness, the Serpent Coast was mainly populated by Elves, inhabiting its large and sprawling forest that reached from the ocean coast to the West to the great Ganakas mountain range in the East, and from the edge of the Mubashnir desert to the North all the way … Continue reading Lore Spotlight – The Serpent Coast

A Strange City | Session #4 | Escape from the pit!

Hi all, For this post I'd like to try something different: break down the session in a more mechanical way, rather than a storytelling way as I usually do. Let me know what you think in the comments. Session #4 started with Ninetales the rogue and Nhat the sorcerer coming to their senses at the … Continue reading A Strange City | Session #4 | Escape from the pit!

Custom Magic devlog #3: Evolution of commons

Today we're going to take a look at the white commons of my set. More importantly, we're going to put them side to side with the older versions of themselves so we can see how they have evolved and I'll explain the decisions that led to these changes. I really feel like I'm headed in … Continue reading Custom Magic devlog #3: Evolution of commons

Custom MtG devlog #2: First lesson learned

So, turns out designing a Magic: The Gathering custom set is deep. Real deep. Deep af. Duh, I can hear you say. When I first boldly declared to my friends that I was going to design a set, I wasn't really aware of the grandeur of the task, or the foolishness of my words. I … Continue reading Custom MtG devlog #2: First lesson learned

Crafting a custom MtG set – Where to start?

So you want to start designing your own custom MtG set. You have an idea for the setting and you've made a bunch of original cards which your friends think are neat. Great. Now create 250 more cards... daunting, right? Here's what I figured out for myself after a few evenings spent scratching my head … Continue reading Crafting a custom MtG set – Where to start?

King’s River MtG – Spoiler list #1 – Green Mana

Hi everyone, At the moment of writing this I have more than 200 cards created for the set. Of course, all of these are just bare-boned and the flavoring and balancing will soak up a lot of time in the coming months. It'll still be several months before I print out a functional MtG set … Continue reading King’s River MtG – Spoiler list #1 – Green Mana

Minibots Arena 3.0 (Update 2019!)

For the two of you who are actually interested in Minibots Arena, no, I haven't completely abandoned the project. I've been busy with personal life and to be honest, the last few playtests I ran were okay but I felt like I was heading in the wrong direction. From the blogs and articles I've read, … Continue reading Minibots Arena 3.0 (Update 2019!)

10 tips for teaching conversational English to young adults – revisited.

Hello everyone, be it old or new readers, I wrote the original (link) of this following text 3 years ago. At the time, I had been teaching ESL to Vietnamese adults for 6 months and relying heavily on the internet and the generosity of strangers for my lesson plans. Those and games and activities were … Continue reading 10 tips for teaching conversational English to young adults – revisited.