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I love modrons, so I made some paper miniatures that I could use in my home game. Above you’ll find a monodrone, tridrone, quadrone, quadrone enforcer (4 quadrones combined), and Modron Hierarch (dodecodrone).

(I did not include the duodrone because it is stupid.)

You can download and print out the minis here:

Modrons part 1 (PDF)

Modrons part 2 (PDF)

Because the Modron Hierarch has 12 faces (a feature I shamelessly ripped off from The Phantom Tollbooth), I made this chart to use during my game. At the start of the Modron Hierarch’s turn, roll a d12 to determine his personality:

  1. Happy
  2. Sad
  3. Angry
  4. Bored
  5. Disgusted
  6. Shy
  7. Stern
  8. Condescending
  9. Suspicious
  10. Frightened
  11. Surprised
  12. Drunk

Up next: some cultists and thugs you can use in Hoard of the Dragon Queen.

I’ve made another patch of paper minis that you can print out and use! This time it’s a bunch of bullywugs and their giant frog allies.

I drew these guys in the “Toadwallow Caverns” portion of the Reavers of the Harkenwold 4E adventure. It also looks like they’ll turn up in the Hoard of the Dragon Queen adventure!

You can download the minis here:

Printable minis: Bullywugs! (PDF)

Previously: I drew some Player Characters and some Kobolds.

I’ve been making my own stand-up paper miniatures for D&D, so I figure I should share them with people! A few months ago I produced a bunch of PCs, and now I’m working on monsters.

First up is everyone’s favorite level-one nemesis: the Kobold! And I’ve given them some support with a couple of drakes, and a dragon who controls them behind-the-scenes.

(Also, I understand that these minis might be useful during the first part of Hoard of the Dragon Queen, if you’re running it this week).

Just download them from the links below and print them out on cardstock. Then cut along the thick lines, fold along the thin lines, and tape them together!

Kobolds PDF

Dragon and Drakes PDF

Coming soon: Bullywugs and Modrons!

monstrousaffections:

Dear Human Shaped Reading Machine,

We have TWO galleys of Monstrous Affections to give away. (This is not a Small Beer book! It’s an anthology that Kelly and I edited and it comes out in September from Candlewick.) There are fifteen stories (and more than 15 monsters) — I’ll put the…

I’m excited about this book mostly for Sarah Rees Brennan’s story of a gay half-monster kid at magic school, for which she’s written a novel-length prequel on her blog ("The Turn of the Story"). Check it out!

(Note to self: finish fan art before book release party!)

chloehenderson:

noctstiel:

noctstiel:

If they show sports events at bars why don’t they show tv shows?

someone should get to making a fandom bar.

no but can you imagine? fandom themed drinks, tv show marathon nights, discount to cosplayers, and special season finale events.

WHY ISNT THIS A THING??!!

I have some good news for you:

The Way Station in Brooklyn.

ozymandias271:

the eighth deadly sin

annotated versions of classic novels that spoil the plot because everyone already knows what happens to Basil right

I once read an annotated Sherlock Holmes collection, and the first footnote for one story was: “This statement is ironic, since the person speaking is actually the murderer.”

I drew some cartoons for this great article in the Guardian! Check it out:
Thing You Wanted to Know About Trans People and Were Rude Enough to Ask
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/mar/19/trans-people-rude-questions-sex-lives

I drew some cartoons for this great article in the Guardian! Check it out:

Thing You Wanted to Know About Trans People and Were Rude Enough to Ask

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/mar/19/trans-people-rude-questions-sex-lives

I’m researching a comic about the Florodora cocktail, and I found this spectacular poem about it, published in the July 3, 1901 edition of the New York Evening World. Also, it mentions the name of the chorus girl who inspired the drink, whose name had heretofore been lost to history.
Here’s the text of the poem:


Oh, siren of the summer drinks! A pale rose in the shattered ice Glows like the cheek of that sweet minx Who names this drink of paradise. Of raspberries their syrup soul From tender fruit most tender nursed And fragrant lime that reach the goal And make a blessing of a thirst. Oh, don’t forget the Plymouth gin That makes of water merry jest- Its pale and weak and soulless twin That never stirred my lady’s breast.
And ice! Oh cool refreshing mass! Oh grateful music to the ear! Crushed, shattered powdered in the glass, A grateful, frozen poem there.
Then ale of ginger on the top- Instinct with life and knows its biz- That leaps out with a regal pop As though it were the real old fizz.
Lo, crimson Venus that we hath! The heartless cherry, sweetly nice Fresh from a Maraschino bath To rest upon a couch of ice.
A slice of orange, disc of gold. The crowning glory of the float; The drink’s complete and smoking cold And ready for the arid throat
To you, sweet “Florodora” maid, Who caused this summer’s blessing make, I drink the tipple in the shade And bless you for it, Susie Drake.

I’m researching a comic about the Florodora cocktail, and I found this spectacular poem about it, published in the July 3, 1901 edition of the New York Evening World. Also, it mentions the name of the chorus girl who inspired the drink, whose name had heretofore been lost to history.

Here’s the text of the poem:

Oh, siren of the summer drinks!
A pale rose in the shattered ice
Glows like the cheek of that sweet minx
Who names this drink of paradise.

Of raspberries their syrup soul
From tender fruit most tender nursed
And fragrant lime that reach the goal
And make a blessing of a thirst.

Oh, don’t forget the Plymouth gin
That makes of water merry jest-
Its pale and weak and soulless twin
That never stirred my lady’s breast.

And ice! Oh cool refreshing mass!
Oh grateful music to the ear!
Crushed, shattered powdered in the glass,
A grateful, frozen poem there.

Then ale of ginger on the top-
Instinct with life and knows its biz-
That leaps out with a regal pop
As though it were the real old fizz.

Lo, crimson Venus that we hath!
The heartless cherry, sweetly nice
Fresh from a Maraschino bath
To rest upon a couch of ice.

A slice of orange, disc of gold.
The crowning glory of the float;
The drink’s complete and smoking cold
And ready for the arid throat

To you, sweet “Florodora” maid,
Who caused this summer’s blessing make,
I drink the tipple in the shade
And bless you for it, Susie Drake.

How I deal with rejection.

How I deal with rejection.

As a Christmas present to myself, I drew something that wasn’t on deadline! Just something fun for me. 
So here’s some Brady Bunch-style fan-art for the novella “Nine Goblins” by T. Kingfisher (aka Ursula Vernon), which I read earlier this year. It’s really fun, and I advise you to check it out on the Kindle.

As a Christmas present to myself, I drew something that wasn’t on deadline! Just something fun for me.

So here’s some Brady Bunch-style fan-art for the novella “Nine Goblins” by T. Kingfisher (aka Ursula Vernon), which I read earlier this year. It’s really fun, and I advise you to check it out on the Kindle.