December 28, 2015
My newest brainchild is a in-depth exploration of “scavenger-tech”, the methodology of scrounging the rubbish and detritus of civilization and repurposing it in primitive skill and survival applications. Among a whirlwind of other topics, this zine covers knapping broken glass bottles and toilet ceramics, friction fire made using exclusively Ikea products, tire tread sandals, candles made from crayons or oranges, fish hooks from soda can tabs, and much more.
August 20, 2015
Hot off the press (of my brain), this new pseudo-zine is exactly what it promises: a lengthy and hopefully comprehensive codex of everything bamboo. In regards to primitive living and skills, bamboo is arguably the most versatile and useful plant in the world, and this zine hopes to illuminate that fact.
After rekindling my lifelong passion for plant medicine and nerdly gaming, I’m proud to present the second edition of my plant medicine card game, Apothecary. This edition is a labor of love, fully redoing the visual aspects of the game into high definition, full color cards. Please visit the Collectible Card Games page for free downloads. Enjoy!
January 3, 2015
Just wanted to post a quick shout out to my other blog, Coyote and Wolf, whereupon I blog various essays and diatribes about politics and ethics.Check it out, y’all!
Also, since Yggdrasil has been relatively inactive and infrequently updated of late, here’s a short list of projects I’m working on and will likely finish in the coming months:
– Apothecary, my herbal medicine card game, redone in higher resolution and color
– Bas-Lag: The Campaign Setting, based on the works of China Mieville
– Bamboo!, a zine concerning all the thousands of utilitarian uses of bamboo in relation to bushcraft
– Vampire – Danse Macabre, a faithful adaptation and shameless ripoff of Vampire: the Masquerade, for Saga
– My own adaptation of cyvasse, the chess-like game from the Song of Ice and Fire books
– My very first gamebook, Moonshadow and the Quest for the Yellow Lotus, an adventure in the Hyborian Age concerning indigeneity, de-colonization, and feminist themes
– an updated 5th edition of the Saga core rulebook
– maaaaaaaaybe, just maybe, I’m going to start work on a post-apocalyptic M:tG clone, if there’s enough interest and I have enough time
Stay tuned, friends! There’s a lot of good things coming in 2015.
July 1, 2014
I hadn’t really planned on updating or altering the anarchist M:tG project again, but got inspired this past weekend and did just that. The newest version (4th edition) fixes some broken text and card mechanics, changes a little art and flavor text, and generally polishes the entire project. Anarchist M:tG 4th Edition also contains an entirely new (and equally overpowered) card: “No Gods, No Masters!” Behold the awesomeness!
Visit the Collectible Card Games page for free downloads.
May 29, 2014
I finished writing and publishing the first edition of the Theros supplement prior to Wizards of the Coast finishing the Theros block. Just so, with the release of the Journey to Nyx expansion, Wizards has added 10 new deities to the Theran pantheon, which substantially alters the information in the first edition Theros supplement.
A second up-to-date version is now available, containing detailed information on the entire pantheon of Theran deities, their personalities and domains, and the cults of worshippers dedicated to them. For free downloads, click Theros or visit the Roleplaying and Wargaming Page.
December 22, 2013
Thanks to the helpful input and constructive criticism of the legendary Sam Danielson, Yggdrasil is proud to announce the first expansion set for our newest game,WASTELANDER. The Road Warrior Expansion brings dozens of new critters and human enemies to the wasteland, including a number of infamous characters (and locations) from the second Mad Max movie, The Road Warrior. This expansion also offers a handful of new weapons, a few new places to explore, and a controversial and coveted resource in the apocalyptic wasteland – HARD DRUGS!
This expansion adds 40 Wasteland Deck cards and 16 Loot Deck cards, and is NOT a standalone game. The WASTELANDER core set is required to use this expansion.
Free downloads are available on the Collectible Card Games Page.