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"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live in a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction,have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age."
                            - H. P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu (1926)
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Welcome to the Runes of Horror web, a fansite dedicated both to all things Cthulhuian, horrible, and dark in the world of the Runesword CRPG creation system. This site is created and maintained by Count0 - aka. Todd Alexander. Please feel free to email me with questions and comments. Please browse through the links on the left, and build those Tomes!

enjoy.

 

Recent News

12/02/04 - Well, it certainly has been a loooooong time, hasn't it! I've taken a bit of a sobatical from Runesword the last several months - work, moving, and a growing xbox addiction have claimed most of my time. I have missed the joy of being a Creator, though, and I'm a bit frustrated at not having finished my tome "A Box of Hell". Recent conversations about Neverwinter Nights, though, have got the Creator in me itching to get back into things. It occurred to me that part of the reason I floundered around in tome production is that I didn't really have anything but a vauge idea of what each area/encounter needed to do. I had my base tome design doc for reference, but not a more serious "spec" for each area. (Queue the cheesey trumpet music) Tadah! I started mapping out the plot of my tome point by point, realized I needed to another section to describe how specific areas are affected by each plot point, and I've suddently got a suppliemental design spec with a list of specific things that need to be accomplished for each area! Now I need to finish the "spec" doc, take out the content so I can post a template version for you, and away I go..

3/9/04 - Woah! It's been a whole year since my last update!?! Well, the good news is I did do some work on items and areas. The bad news is it's been a long time. Basically, I finally got a job in my field again and I have had a hard time getting back to Runesword. As always, though, when I'm away for too long I start to jones for the Creator. I'm beginning to lurk the message boards again and am trying to figure out how to get more time with my tome.

4/28/03 - Still quietly at work on A Box of Hell. The latest thing I've completed is a new type of magic item - the slot item! Basically, my prototype is a battle axe which offers differing powers to it's wielder depending on the type of gemstone placed into it. Pretty cool stuff! Also, I've begun work on several maps for my tome including Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, a small antiquities and curio shop in the town of Loesmouth. Not only do Lovecraftian stories often incorporate such places - but I actually work there! I couldn't resist. I plan on posting the new item soon on the Shrapnel Games message board...

1/27/03 - While quiet, yes I am at work on my tome. I constantly lurk the Shrapnel Games message board and have been impressed lately with the downloads people are posting - lycanthropes...spellbooks! At any rate, I have put together a decent 'Loesmouth' tileset for small towns out in the boonies and have begun work on the village of Loesmouth. I also, finally, moved everything over to a C:\Runesword2 directory from the default installation's mess. If you have your files somewhere else I highly recomend moving them directly under your main harddrive's directory. For me it saves countless clicks moving and finding things! Also made a few more riddle chests based on Shodan's (?) example. I swear I love Runesword just for the tinkering - I haven't actually played in a long time but I constantly editing down graphics for it and making new items. Such fun. BTW, if you're looking for decent portraits for your characters, try searching for portraits from the Baldur's Gate engine games. They need minimul editing and there are lots of pages with posting out there! Type to ya soon...

12/11/02 - Just a quick update. I've been working on the maps for the eastern side of the Valley of Lemuria. The latest project is building a new tileset for Old Man Silas' house. I'm working a large haunted house-style set of graphics in order to make a more versitile tileset. I'll keep ya posted.

11/1/02 - I've updated and added to the site my design doc and notes on A Box of Hell, the tome I am now working on. Right now I have rough drafts of the trade route map and am beginning work on the Eastern Valley map. I have also spent a lot of time in moster creation and developing a Darcrealms theme and regenerating map.

10/15/02 - Well, I guess I've strayed afar only to return. I've been busy trying to deal (as many have) with the reccession as well as the competition. Yes, I admit it, other games, and even other hobbies had distracted me for too long. Once again, though, I find myself dreaming of the Valley of Lemuria and the horrors hidden there... Yes, I will Create again!

Okay, so back to reality. I plan on updating this site as time allows - hopefully starting with the bloated and poorly maintained downloads section. I've got a number of new ideas for the series of tomes The Manacles and have picked-up with the initial areas' work I'd left behind soooo long ago for part 1 - A Box of Hell. So please have patience with a haggard old Creator as I get back into the swing of things.

3/10 - I've been working on a DarcRealms Theme, incuding tweaks of Cranium Rats, Mind Flayers, Shoggoths and a new underground tunnel tileset. I've also been working on The Manacles.



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