Ever since I started working on Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau, I’ve had lots of little ideas and thoughts related to the games. Some of them I’ve tossed up on my Facebook, thinking very few people would be interested in them (and boy, was I wrong about that!). Others I’ve jotted down in notebooks, wondering if someday they’ll grow into a project idea. Idly I thought that it was a shame RPG magazines aren’t in vogue any more, because I could probably write an ongoing column of nothing but interesting thoughts regarding the Realms of Pugmire.
Then, a while ago, Monica Valentinelli and Matt McElroy both asked if I could start writing content for the blog. I didn’t really know what to write about, but I said I’d think about it. Then, in a conversation with Rich, I mentioned that I had a ton of Pugmire ideas, but only a few of them were gelling. He said I should consider writing them up as blog posts, and maybe we can pull the interesting ideas into a better shape once I get them out of my head and into the light of day.
Combine the two, and voila! You have “Claws and Effect,” a (theoretically) weekly update of Pugmire ramblings, ideas, and retrospectives. I’ll pull in and polish some old ideas I’ve put into the ether, write some new posts, offer some advance looks at projects I’m working on, and maybe use these random ramblings as the building blocks for future products in the Realms of Pugmire.
Speaking of which, “Realms of Pugmire” is what I’m calling the collective umbrella of Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, and other products all set in the same world. In fact, I even bought the URL (realmsofpugmire.com) to make a one-stop shop for all things Pugmire. Don’t worry — I’ll still post things here at the Onyx Path site. But we have so many cool partners for Pugmire things, and it made sense to me to put it all in one place.
Anyhow, welcome to “Claws and Effect!” What kinds of things would you like to know about the Realms of Pugmire?