Saturday, March 28, 2009

DM's Sketchpad

I really appreciate the work Mark Gedak puts forth on the Grand OGL Wiki. Evidently, he wants to keep the giving going, because this week he announced DM's Sketchpad, which is sort of a throwback to a subscription service Phil Reed used to do called the DM's Idea Pipeline. The idea is to get a daily dose of OGL fantasy material on various topics.

Mark has worked as a freelancer in the hobby with the OGL, and I'm excited to see where this goes, especially since he is taking requests for what folks would like to see! (Please, deluge him with requests--its Saturday morning, and there's gotta be some concept you're thinking on this great gaming weekend!). I don't know about you, but with all the talk over subscriptions and the like, it's nice to see that this is free. Here's hoping it really takes off! And thanks to him and contributor Stefen Styrsky for the March 27 entry on gnomish technology/alchemy feats! They took a rather specific request and knocked it out of the park!


Mark Gedak said...

Ken Newquist gave me another DM Sketchpad entry last night from his home game last night.

Also all of these people have contributed to building the wiki at some point: Alex Schroeder, Joel Arellano, George Fields, Yair Rezek, Mike Whalen, Shane O'Connor, Mike Rickard, John Whamond, Bill Browne,
Eric Williamson.

Its definitely more than me, plus there are publishers who have helped us and supported us like:

Matthew Sprange from Mongoose Publishing, Tavis Allison from Behemoth3, Iain Fyffe from 5th Element Press, Jim Pinto from Alderac Entertainment Games, Michelle Nephew, Mark Alexander Clover, Steven Creech from Dragonwing Games, Louis Porter Jr. from LPJ Design, Erik Mona from Paizo, and David Jarvis from Reality Deviants.

Plus the thousands of people who use it every month.

I apologize if I've missed anyone. The Grand Wiki is a huge project that is only made possible by the contributions of many, many people. I'm just the public (virtual) face of it.

Alex Schroeder said...

And you are doing a great job! :)

Anonymous said...


As one of the contributors, I'm still in awe at how much the Grand OGL Wiki, or GoW, has grown since 2008. Yeah, the site has more to go (Mongoose's stuff alone is looking like several years!) but there's already more than enough to keep 3.x/PfRPG games going for years of OGL fun.

Okay, back to work for me.

--Joel Arellano

Lewis Frank said...

That is such a cool idea! Bookmarked!

Stefen said...

We've made it past our 30-day mark with at least one post every week day. In case anyone is interested, they can receive a free PDF compilation of the entire month's entries from Mark. Just visit the website and contact him via email.