As you sit in your fishing dingy offshore on a lazy summer morning, Hillport rises to the North. The expansive bay shelters commercial and fishing vessels, with their triangular sails and mysterious cargoes. At the pier for the ships and the fishing docks are shrines to the Master of the Void, as he is also … Continue reading Enter: Hillport!
For those of you who insist on the TL,DR version of everything, here you go. There is no TL,DR version. TIRRA is a continent and several related islands on a planet roughly earth-like. It is elf, dwarf, and orc-free. There are three races of humanoids and three races of lycanthropes. It has nearly twice the … Continue reading Why TIRRA?
...have arrived! Check out the tab above titled "TIRRAN LYCANTHROPES" and tell me if it wets your appetite. Sometimes there are just too many possibilities to decide what to do. This is still a rough graphic, but I think you get the idea.
Oh, for a clump of Dup cheese!
A dup? And what is this about cheese? Dups are used as pack animals and as dairy or meat sources from Hillport to Eaglebrook.Think of something between an American bison and a rhinocerous, and that is getting close to what a dup looks like. The legs are quite stout, and the shoulders mound up behind … Continue reading Oh, for a clump of Dup cheese!
Why the Age of Swords?
In the continent of TIRRA, I am setting the world notes in the Age of Swords. Why did I choose that era? The ages each have meaning. TIRRA is lacking in iron, and therefore must make do with copper, zinc, nickel, and tin and so on. Swords made of bronze may look impressive, but they … Continue reading Why the Age of Swords?
Welcome to TIRRA
From the frigid Ice Barony to the balmy tropic islands of the Spice Barony, there is much to discover in TIRRA. Tirra is a large continent on a world called Talia, a world that has a large number of different kinds of peoples who are spread across TIRRA and two other continents, and several large … Continue reading Welcome to TIRRA
This blog has lain fallow for nearly a year. Creatively I was just in a place where I didn't have anything to say - due to a lot of reasons that should probably be left unsaid. But, yes, it's a nice sunny warm Sunday, and I'm inside pretending I'm very far away. I've dusted off … Continue reading TIRRA Kickoff
I've had a long flirtation with writing implements and papers. If I just don't like the pen or the paper, I may as well play Solitaire because I won't get anything significant done. Yeah, I might be able to write a little, but I might as well toss it sooner rather than later. Also, trying … Continue reading On Journaling
The verb I don’t use
He leaned over his unfinished dinner, and said, "You don't love me. You never did really love me." She took a sip of wine, perhaps to have a moment to think, then she said, "Well, yes I did. I don't know how it all ended, but I just don't any longer." "I would say" he … Continue reading The verb I don’t use
Characters or Plot – which is more important?
The bread holds the good stuff inside. That's the plot. It's full of promise, but you really don't want to taste just the bread. The good stuff is inside. The characters.