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Autumnal Plans

Date: 17 Sep, 2020

Hello all, just a quick post to let you know what's going on and what's the in the pipeline. SM05 - I think Covid allowed me to put out the long awaited SM05 World Guide to Barnaynia quicker than I expected....

Are the Great Old Ones Waking Up?

Date: 09 Sep, 2020

It’s an old trope – a long dead sleeping evil that is waking up and bent on world domination; practically every series of stories has done a variation on it, even based the whole series on it – Harry Potter...

It's that time of year again!

Date: 03 Aug, 2020

I missed the start but RPG a Day 2020 has started again – and they’re even using my artwork for the logo!  How cool is that? Just type #rpgaday into your search engine of choice and see what’s going on!

How Much is Too Much?

Date: 06 Jun, 2020

Over the last few weeks I have been editing and improving the World Guide to Barnaynia.  This book is intended to complete the Dunromin, the Land of the Young and Barnaynia fantasy role playing world setting.  We have more publications...

Feeding the beasties deep down in the depths...

Date: 15 May, 2020

In the ongoing challenge to the FRPG World Builder there is the constant worry of “So what do the goblins eat when there are no adventurers wandering around?” On Barnaynia we have come up with a solution and then gone...

The Real Value of Coins

Date: 17 Apr, 2020

This morning I spotted a post by Matt Ratcliff on the Facebook Group "Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D 2nd Edition)” about how coins might vary in appearance from race to race.  It reminded me of the following; extracted from SM01 the...

My experiences of self-publishing FRPG stuff...

Date: 25 Mar, 2020

So, why am I doing this?  Why am I inflicting my half-baked mad scribblings on unsuspecting, relatively innocent FRPG players? As I have said before, the concept of Dunromin came out of a college D&D group in the way-back of...

Inns of Dunromin - La Boîte de Grenouilles

Date: 07 Feb, 2020

The Elven Quarter of Dunromin is a densely wooded area of tree-houses and magnificent gardens filling the forested northeast corner of the city beyond the lake.  This fey woodland has been the haunt of various groups of elves for millennia and...

Thinking Aloud - Do Spells have Alignments?

Date: 30 Jan, 2020

By the book the various spells listed in the core rules and innumerable supplements and magazine articles ever since are simply tools in the Magic-Users tool-box.  They don’t have personality, ego, options or emotions.  You pick up the hammer, you...

The Cityguide to Karan is here!

Date: 25 Jan, 2020

Released today on Drive-Thru RPG, the Cityguide to Karan is now available on Pay What You Want on Drivethru rpg - linked below under more info button below...  Game mechanics are kept to a minimum to allow use in almost...

Mourning Terry Jones

Date: 22 Jan, 2020

It is with great sadness that I hear Terry Jones has died.  He was a marvellous comedian and writer – his book "Medieval Lives" should be required reading for all players of Fantasy Role Playing games. But with specific relevance...

So, who is Simon Miles?

Date: 09 Jan, 2020

I was born in 1968.  When I entered my 6th decade I realised that life was starting to pass me by and a lot of the things I had always wanted to do were still undone. I also had a...

New Year Sale!

Date: 29 Dec, 2019

Over the festive season I have been wondering what the hell I am doing here?  I really like the idea of a web site dedicated to my Fantasy City and World of Barnaynia and getting my work out there on...

A New Adventure in time for Christmas!

Date: 24 Dec, 2019

SM12 - the Trials of a Young Wizard is an entry-level collection of three adventures aimed at being the first experience of the game world of Barnaynia. Included are detailed maps, backgrounds and structured encounter areas with payer descriptions and...

Seeing into the Future...

Date: 08 Dec, 2019

If you want to know the future there’s a few things you can try:  Even in a world of magic the art of premonition (and it is an art, no one could describe it as a science) the flow of time...

Inns of Dunromin - the Bawdy Wench

Date: 21 Aug, 2019

Ask any adventurer in the grand city of Dunromin which is the best inn in the city and chances are they will answer with a wicked grin and say “The Bawdy Wench”.  This famous inn first opened its doors two...

The First Adventure is Here!

Date: 15 Aug, 2019

Don't we all love goblins?  They are a brilliant, generic monster - from Enid Blyton to the hordes of semi-orcs in the Hobbit to Gobaldigook in White Dwarf, goblins have been a main-stay of fantasy and fey literature for hundreds...

Dunromin University Press is up and Running!

Date: 14 Aug, 2019

Welcome to the first Blog Post! This is a gateway into a fantastic new realm of Fantasy Role Playing!  Since its inception in 1986 the City of Dunromin and the world on which it sits, Barnaynia, have been played in...