Monday, May 10, 2010, 1:45 PM
We continue our Lava and a Cup of Java Monster series with villain number 4...the fiery Chieftain Braggish.
Braggish despises the villagers of Winterhaven and wants to get rid of them once and for all. Look for him in his master quarters as he prepares for the one-sided invasion.
Monday, April 26, 2010, 12:25 PM
The gang at BensRPGPile.com is working fast and furious on all aspects of its upcoming Dungeon Delve at this year's Phoenix Comicon. We're happy to say our character sheets are nearly done.
The trick here was making something that was super easy to use so that the game materials didn't negatively impact the actual gameplay and cost the players valuable minutes off the clock.
For a more detailed look, enjoy the latest Lava and a Cup of Java video on our YouTube channel.
Thursday, April 22, 2010, 1:03 PM
We continue our Lava and a Cup of Java Monster series with villain number 3...the infamous Lieutenant Gring.
This no-nonsense Orc seeks out trouble. His unmistakable laugh is often heard echoing through the hallowed halls of Stonemarch. Look for him in the grand hall.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 4:25 PM
You have to love when a plan doesn't come together. So much so that we thought this was the perfect time for another video diary entry.
Our first try on an excavation pit didn't go as planned. Rather than knocking everything down like an angry toddler, we thought it would be fun to shoot some footage of our original vision gone wrong and share how we plan on "fixing" situation.
So, enjoy our next video diary entry: P12: Terrain Can Be the Pits.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 4:17 PM
We continue our Lava and a Cup of Java Monster series with villain number 2...Dr. Eraz (we presume).
Sure he's off his rocker (evident by his superstitious eyepatch) but he gives a mean sermon for Braggish and the troops. Look for him in the mountain's makeshift temple.
Monday, March 15, 2010, 12:58 PM
Today we kick off our weekly series of character introductions for Lava and a Cup of Java (a Phoenix Comicon Dungeon Delve).
Here's how it will work:
Each week we'll post a new character from the delve with some starting character traits and quirks. If you have a suggestion to make the NPC a little nastier, please share.
Examples: Maybe the featured character picks his teeth with a sawed off finger bone of his victim? Maybe this particular orc is a closet ale drinker. Or, maybe he has split personalities. You tell us.
You can post on the community site. Send us an e-mail. Say hey on Twitter. Visit the main weekly blog site.
This week's character is: Sergeant Belfire, the resident jailor.
Thanks in advance for your wisdom (+4),
Monday, March 15, 2010, 12:46 PM
This week's video diary entry is a two-parter...
We got a lot of requests to put up some video with a wide shot of our terrain building operation as well as some tighter shots of the individual Hirst Art pieces. So, this week you get two fun camera perspectives.
We're still in mass assembly-line-mode but y'all want the video snippets so we're happy to accommodate.
Enjoy P11: Beware the Builds of March
Thursday, March 4, 2010, 9:23 PM
A little tardy on the updates but uStream just wasn't being a pal lately Still, we're hard at work building terrain (in a near factory, assembly-like rhythm).
While this step isn't very glamorous, we felt a nice update couldn't hurt. Plus, we give you a sneak peek of the Delve's main cast of baddy characters.
So, enjoy this week's entry...P10: Where Art Thou?
Side Note: We'll be profiling one mean monster per week from Lava and a Cup of a Java - a Phoenix Comicon Delve. You need to understand your targets, don't you?
Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 9:54 PM
We finally got our first official dungeon delve play test in this past Friday. It went fairly well. Personally, I was a nervous wreck (while co-writer Rob was his usual calm self).
Enjoy our latest video diary entry, P9 Post Play Test Paranoia, and hear the good news (and the bad news) from a delve writers' perspective.
We chatted about possible timesavers including single character sheets, color power cards, a romer, and pre-rolled initiatives as we try to balance a fun game and a game clock.
Thanks for all the wisdom and well wishes so far,
Ben (and the gang)
Friday, February 5, 2010, 1:13 PM
So here we go-go...
In this episode, Rob and Ben give their current state of the delve union address. The map is drawn. The miniatures are picked. The skill challenges are set. All we need now are actual results (before we rip it apart over and over again).
Orcs are definitely the pain punishers of choice but we've sprinkled in a nice blend:
Click here to watch P8: The Play Test Begin-eth and hear how we think things are going in our journey. Fun camera angle on this one - Ben is a good driver.
More delve developments to follow,