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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
The Dance

The Dance

Five, ten, maybe twenty bright red birds flew past the window, followed a split second later by a few stragglers. Out of sight almost as quickly as they'd have been noticed. It had been months since we had seen any meaningful activity, spending our time exploring the strange new lands from an airshi...
10th May 2022