When my friend Lee Garvin passed away suddenly, he left behind an unfinished Kickstarter game. Three of his friends and I managed to get our hands on the work he had completed, and many, many thousands of hours later, we published the second edition of Tales from The Floating Vagabond on DriveThruRPG! In 2019, when […]
In the distant mists of the 1980’s, master gamesmith Lee Garvin created Tales from The Floating Vagabond, a roleplaying game (RPG) for adults of legal drinking age featuring dimension-hopping, genre-mixing comedic storytelling. Lee successfully ran a Kickstarter in 2013 to publish a second edition of TF2V. Unfortunately, the Universe had developed a major grudge against […]
In which I design a sheep-like creature for the half-orc Druid to cuddle in our Dungeons & Dragons campaign.
In which I begin to explore the intricacies of digital watercolor techniques using my very first RPG character as a guinea pig…even though he’s a coyote!
While Poems of the Night Watch is paying the bills, Tales from the Floating Vagabond is paying the karma forward, as it were. A dear friend introduced me to this wacky, obscure, off-the-wall roleplaying game in college, and to my utter delight, I met the game’s creator several years later and we too became friends. […]
My newest D&D party travels on a flying ship, and none of the players wanted to play a captain, so the DM put out a short survey where we could all vote on the NPC captain’s race, gender, and bits of background. Maybe LGBTQ+ people are a minority of the U.S. population, but at least […]
I draw just about every character I roleplay in ongoing campaigns, but I looked at my portfolio recently and said to myself, “Kira, nearly all your character designs have blank white backgrounds. It’s BORING. How about giving them a background or a setting or something?” So when I sketched Senefer, my paladin-turned-bard, for the first […]
I’ve never been tempted to play a paladin before. They’re bound by such tight moral codes that they never seemed like they’d be much fun to roleplay, especially since the people I tend to game with are the sort who ask questions like “do I have time to remove this corpse’s teeth?” I mean, who […]
My partner has spent a lot of the pandemic coming up with an epic new Dungeons & Dragons campaign. I’ve spent a lot of the pandemic watching Star Trek and sketching on the couch. Sometimes he incorporates what I draw into his game world, and sometimes I draw the things from his game world to […]
I hadn’t heard of either the game or the city when I was 16 and my art teacher let the class use the classroom lockers as a canvas. I painted these swallow-tailed silhouettes above a roiling ocean scene and named them carcassones. I mean, what else was I going to paint, plain old birds?