Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Buckets of Blood Masterpost

There's a Chainsaw Wizard and a Re-Animator. Locheil wrote a Loser Assassin, Sundered wrote a Hot Rod from Hell, and PurpleCthulhu wrote an ingenious framework for stringing the whole thing together. By now, the sensitive reader will surely have picked up on the hot new craze that's undeniably sweeping the GLOGosphere.

We're calling it Buckets of Blood and it fucking rules.

Saturday, August 21, 2021


 A member of the same adventuring party as the Chainsaw Wizard. The Re-Animator knows that a human is a machine of meat and chemicals, and that the best way to fix a broken machine is by switching it off and then on again.

In other words, this is a necromancer-as-healer for a Weird psychedelic grindhouse setting.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The King in Yellow

This is all there is. You tried to argue against that. You picked up a job as a starsailor, or you fell in love, or stood for a cause, but at the end of the day, it doesn't add up to much. You're a lowly little human incapable of dedicating yourself fully to whatever narrative you've picked out to keep yourself fulfilled, because your identity is muddled and confused. Your love is poisoned with doubt and ennui, your revolution strangled by logistics, and starsailing- well, that's a job for people who are already one bad day away from realizing that absolutely none of this bullshit matters.

When you realize this, the Queen of Apathy laughs and whispers "right on!" in your ear. The Khatun-in-Dreams offers you a place far away from it all, among Her court of dreamers. They pull you towards cowardice. They want you to think that nothing mattering is an immunable fact of your life. You're lucky that the King in Yellow finds you, too, to keep you from turning your back on reality entirely. After all, it can still be repaired. Just needs a bit more glamour.

(The King in Yellow is one of Starsailor's Seven Sovereigns.)

Tuesday, August 3, 2021


 The legends tell of the great sages with wisdom unparalleled, who could chart the course of a kingdom's lifetime from a single utterance of its lowliest peasant. Of the mighty magicians who drew from the base nature of the universe itself to force reality to reshape itself to their wills. The invokers, the healers, the learned and the wise. All gone from this world, now, with only emptiness where wonder once was in their wake.

You don't trouble yourself over that shit. You've got a chainsaw.

Sunday, July 25, 2021


Click the images for the full-size versions. Partake sensibly and make sure to blare some doom metal. And if you actually play this, PLEASE let me know how it went.


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Starsailor: Computers' Calculations

When you play as a Computer, your greatest tool will be Calculations- mystical workings upon the numerical underpinnings of reality. When you advance to a prime-numbered level, you gain the capacity to learn more Calculations. You can choose which ones, and learn them from any Computer textbook. Learning a Calculation takes a day of study.

Starsailor: Holy Primes and Computing Orders

[...] and from this we may deduce that our Gods are essentially detectable in nature, in those laws that govern us and our number systems, in the uncurling of ferns and the spiral of florets, appleseeds and snailshells, all that which grows and flourishes upon our low world. They are the very base units of the Heavens. A mathematician would call a God a ‘prime number’, such as may be defined as a number which may be divided into no components but itself and Unity. Though each shall have a chapter devoted to it, I offer a brief introduction to the divine nature of the first 97 Gods [...]

Fragment from the lost treatise A Practical Guide to Geometria, 1964.

Buckets of Blood Masterpost

There's a  Chainsaw Wizard  and a  Re-Animator . Locheil wrote a  Loser Assassin , Sundered wrote a  Hot Rod from Hell , and PurpleCthul...