Where did all the eggs and chicks come from anyway? It’s not all lost in the mists of time and legend, but much of it is conjecture and guesswork. So, here’s my contribution to the mythos.
If you are wondering where I get my ideas from, the short answer is ‘everywhere’. We don’t have space for a long answer, but ideas can come from many different places. Each of my novels was inspired by a different event. In this article, I’ll tell you where the specific ideas that led to Soulkeepers came from.
The back door was old and warped, held closed by a single lock. Danko took out his jimmy and slipped it into the gap. The whole frame moved when he applied pressure, allowing him to open the door without unlocking it. As he took a step forward, he noticed a sign fixed to the wall.
‘Caution – Guarded By Gnomes’.
Danko shook his head. People really were obsessive.
A short story about Halfa, a jaded hero who decides to take control of his own fate for a change. “You aren’t making this easy.”“You’re the one talking to himself.” “Fair point.” “The horse gets a girlie horse and a warm stable, and I get a smelly cave full of deadly things that aren’t dragons!” Even heroes need to take a break.
Locating items or magic potions, discovering a mutant squirrel hideout, or finding a weapon against a demon are all role-playing game scenarios. More or less tricky or exciting. Here is my personal top-ten order; judging fun, originality, playability and player and Game Master expectations. Do your scenarios have the S factor?
How about myths and mythological creatures? Creepy? Here’s my list of the top ten lesser-known facts about mythology. These are interesting things I’ve come across during many years of reading. One article is obviously not enough to do this subject justice, so these are a few of those that stuck in my mind.
The bad guy would be defeated, falling into a reactor/volcano/super-powered space laser. The woman would be rescued, and they’d get out just as the place exploded. Their method of escape is always a convenient and luxurious boat/submarine/hovercraft complete with mini-bar and a huge bed. My question is who builds these bases and why do they always explode?