Category Archives: Echelon Reference Series

Echelon Reference Series Spell Books Complete!

The 2017 GM’s Day Sale is almost over, but you still have a couple of days if you want to pick up any Echelon Game Design products at a 30% discount. (They’re also available at Paizo and the Open Gaming Store, both of which give me a better cut, but DriveThruRPG/RPGNow have a 30% GM’s […]

Echelon Reference Series Spell Books

News release? New releases? Whatever. My books, let me sell you them. It is to my immense satisfaction that I announce that I have completed, for now, the Echelon Reference Series Spell Book line. They are not yet all published, but all have been compiled and laid out. Most are already available at OneBookShelf (DriveThruRPG/RPGNow), the rest […]

Taxonomy and the Echelon Reference Series

In the last couple of posts it’s pretty clear I was wearing my geek hat. Time to lower the flaps and tie the strings under my chin, because this is going to get busy. Taxonomy Straight from dictionary.com: taxonomy [tak-son–uh-mee] noun, plural taxonomies the science or technique of classification a classification into ordered categories: a proposed […]

Next Generation of the Echelon Reference Series

In my previous post I wrote about the evolution of the Echelon Reference Series. So far there have been four stages: Raw copy and paste aggregation. Ultimately not useful to me because it threw away so much information without gaining me much. Aggregating by source document, marking up in Word using styles specific to the […]

Evolution of the Echelon Reference Series

After I finish releasing the RAF versions of the Echelon Reference Series, I’ll be rebuilding my workflow for data capture. It will be simpler and more abstract, and more powerful. I thought it might be interesting to show how this has evolved. Origin of the ERS The ERS started as a set of research documents for […]

Recent Releases 2015-12-27: Rogues, Fighters, and Polyhedral Pantheons

Recent releases, as of December 2015. Echelon Explorations: Polyhedral Pantheons @d20pfsrd @DriveThruRPG @Paizo The gods create the world… and you create the gods. Whether you need only a small pantheon with a few deities, or a larger pantheon with dozens of deities, Polyhedral Pantheons gives you tools to make pantheon creation easy. This book also contains […]

Send Naomi to Nationals

My daughter Naomi is eligible to compete as a judoka in both the BC Winter Games and the Canadian Open National tournament this year. To make the team, though, there are training requirements. She is expected to take part in a certain number of tournament leading up to these events, and team training events. These […]

Updated Release Plans for the Echelon Reference Series

Until now, I have been releasing the Echelon Reference Series books as and when each is complete. I am thinking of changing that. I’m a programmer by trade, and staged releases are a common thing in my world. First make it go, then make it go good, then make it gold. For the Echelon Reference Series, […]

My Books, Let Me Sell You Them

Currently-available Echelon Game Design products. Echelon Explorations: Polyhedral Pantheons @d20pfsrd @DriveThruRPG @Paizo The gods create the world… and you create the gods. Whether you need only a small pantheon with a few deities, or a larger pantheon with dozens of deities, Polyhedral Pantheons gives you tools to make pantheon creation easy. This book also contains three […]

Echelon Reference Series: Barbarians… Goes Live

It’s taken somewhat longer than I expected, but Echelon Reference Series: Barbarians is now live at DriveThruRPG. In two versions, in fact. Echelon Reference Series: Barbarians (PRD-only) at DriveThruRPG, contains only material from the PRD, with no content from third-party publishers. Echelon Reference Series: Barbarians (3pp+PRD) at DriveThruRPG, contains material from third-party publishers and from the […]