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Wilds devlog #4 - Companions

Wilds devlog #4 - Companions

It's been a while since I've shared an update on the game still tentatively named "The Wilds," but it's very much in progress. I've had a lot of fun balancing the dark, horror content of Grim Accoutrements with the lighter fantasy and whimsy of what this game is becoming. Below, you can see where so...
28th Jan 2023
Grim Accoutrements art & updates

Grim Accoutrements art & updates

I announced Grim Accoutrements on social media a couple of months back, before the launch of Monkeyslunch and its website. I was aiming to launch this supplement before the X-mas holiday, but, since then, I think all of us in the tabletop world have heard the interesting news about Wizards of the C...
11th Jan 2023
Start simple

Start simple

Has anyone ever told you you can’t do something? That it’s too hard, you’ll never be able to accomplish it, or to know your place? It could have been a person or a nagging voice in your head. For me, it was a real person. A few of them, actually. Since I stopped letting people tell me I can’t do t...
11th Jan 2023
Introducing Monkey's Lunch!

Introducing Monkey's Lunch!

Welcome to Monkeyslunch (aka Monkey's Lunch, aka ML), a new company focusing on fiction and tabletop escapism through simple & approachable rules, rich lore, and inclusivity! 🎉 If you were aware of Bug & Claw before this, it is now a part of Monkeyslunch. All Bug & Claw activities will continue...
6th Jan 2023
2022 retrospective

2022 retrospective

Hey folks, Let me start this by formally thanking all of you who have been following and supporting Bug & Claw thus far. The amount of traffic this website has been getting actually blows my mind. 3.1K users in the last 90 days when I haven't posted a whole lot and all of my ad campaigns hav...
2nd Nov 2022
Curse of Strahd adventure generator

Curse of Strahd adventure generator

Are you running a Curse of Strahd or other game set in Barovia? Have some curious players or looking for new ways of keeping things interesting yourself? Well here's a little adventure generator to help keep your exploration, adventure, and storytelling going strong! You can roll three d20s on t...
31st Oct 2022
Wilds devlog #3 - Exploring events & mechanics

Wilds devlog #3 - Exploring events & mechanics

In the last devlog I wrote about exploring potential SRDs to support the game. I found that a bit too restricting for the event and "map" type portion of things that I've been thinking about, so I've decided to concept out a few things. I may still revisit an SRD for the other aspects of a game, how...
5th Sep 2022
Wilds Devlog #2 - Basics, SRD

Wilds Devlog #2 - Basics, SRD

I recently wrote about starting the process of creating a game with an AI that I named named Dav. I have since continued with that project, though leaving Dav behind (sorry, robo-pal), having only utilized them during the initial concept phase while my brain was foggy from having covid. Dav and...
4th Aug 2022
When the party has trouble committing

When the party has trouble committing

Buying through an affiliate link supports Bug & Claw. More information Note: For any of my players in the Smelly Quest campaign (hey that's what they call themselves) be aware that this post has spoilers! The problems At the start of the pandemic, a group of friends approached me wanting me t...
24th Jul 2022
What's in my kit?

What's in my kit?

Main kit This is a snapshot of my current main TTRPG kit for solo gaming and for when I DM. I add to and remove from this as needed, but overall, these are the things I grab. So, what are you seeing, and why is it part of my kit? Hand-crafted, magnet-closing dice tray Standard polyhedral...
22nd Jul 2022
Making games with an AI named Dav - Wilds Devlog #1

Making games with an AI named Dav - Wilds Devlog #1

A week ago a couple of my best friends and I went for dinner and caught covid. Since then, my brain-meat has been working at less than optimal capacity. While I took at least one day to sleep almost 18 hours straight, after that I was struggling to sit still and unproductive. I've been trying differ...
7th Jul 2022
Saltmarsh Adventure Generator

Saltmarsh Adventure Generator

Saltmarsh and the surrounding areas are ripe for extended exploration, adventure, and storytelling. Why stop at the Ghosts of Saltmarsh when you can spin up new adventures filled with peril, mystery, and treasure! You can roll three d20s on this table to quickly spin up an idea for a new adventure...
17th May 2022

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