10 Subreddits for RPG inspiration

Here's 10 subreddits that I personally find awesome for inspiration. Battle Maps User-submitted , ready-to-use maps. I actually never use them but like to peruse them for encounters or settings inspiration. Battle Paintings These appear to be mostly depicting WWII-era battles, but I still like to look at them for their sense of awe and … Continue reading 10 Subreddits for RPG inspiration

Roleplaying Character Idea #1: A tattooed, destructive Half-Orc Brawler

Here we are folks, our very first entry/attempt at presenting interesting character ideas for your role-playing games, as promised. To inaugurate this new series I present to you my latest rolled character: a Half-Orc Brawler. Disclaimer: This class has not been play-tested. Also, Pathfinder is being used as this example because that's what I'm playing at … Continue reading Roleplaying Character Idea #1: A tattooed, destructive Half-Orc Brawler

Do cockroaches have souls?

Sure, it's not an experience I especially enjoy. It's repulsive, to be honest. Every time I see one I get a little tingle of eew that reverbrates through my spine and down to the tip of my fingers. By now I know they're definitely not as shocking to find in my house as rats, and after watching … Continue reading Do cockroaches have souls?

Here’s a text because it’s been a while

It's 9 am and I wake up abruptly. Every morning. As if I was late for work. I scramble in my mattress directly on the floor of my bedroom (the landlord had promised a bed base when I visited, but later denied ever saying this, so here we are) to extend my body enough to … Continue reading Here’s a text because it’s been a while

A Holiday in Laos

Our protagonist wakes up abruptly, momentarily in shock. His cell phone alarm, set for 6 am, seemed to have never rung at all. He checks the clock: 6:55. His flight to Hué is at 8:05. He is instantly, fully awake. In a panic, he rises from the couch where he slept the night as a … Continue reading A Holiday in Laos

Lost thoughts of a border crossing

Last month I discovered Terry Pratchet's Discworld novels and it's having quite a funny effect on my brain. I think he's my new favorite author. I'm sure a used reader will detect the influence on my writing. I guess I should mention that at the moment of scribbling this in a Vietnamese student notebook I … Continue reading Lost thoughts of a border crossing

New Year on Phu Quoc

Long have I wanted to visit this island, of which the reputation is on par with paradise itself. As a big fan of islands myself, it was with grudging resolution that I stopped my bike in Ho Chi Minh city back in March 2015 (gasp! Almost a year already!) to look for work as my … Continue reading New Year on Phu Quoc

Berlini

Berlin: a king among cities. An island, standing alone in Germany. On this island, a park. The Mauer park.  Not one of the largest or most beautiful but certainly a staple of nocturnal and daylight activities, is  Prenzlauerberg's Mauer park. Once, it was a death strip, a zone between the Berlin walls where no one ventured...but … Continue reading Berlini

Ghost stories and creepy facts from Vietnam. Have a horrendous Halloween!

Hi everyone! In honour of my favourite holiday, I bring you ghost stories and creepy facts from Vietnam! This article has been spawned from the deepest pits of hell with the help of my friend Rose! We hope you enjoy it. First of all, a little introduction and a little collection of facts, legends and … Continue reading Ghost stories and creepy facts from Vietnam. Have a horrendous Halloween!