The Knight of Balance

I grew up with the trees

I grew up with the trees

Not alone but free in the forest

Broken down by the wheels of the man

Risen from the pieces that were forgotten

From ignorance I create

I dance in emptiness

I let go

I am nothing

I am everything

I’m a graphic designer and an entrepreneur located in Oulu Finland. I recently revived two of my hobbies from the 90’s: now I’m drawing my adventures in Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG into my notebook, and I’m loving it.

 

Drawn Chapter: Instagram & Tumblr.

Namaste,

Joni Kesti

The Knight from Norwich

Grumpy old man of the Hobby. A title I wear with pride, fortunately married to a wonderful Gamer Woman who prevents me from going too far of the rails for too long. Day job is for Wilkinson’s Tea & Coffee Merchants. Yes, I am a Brit that prefers coffee married to the American that prefers tea. I am sure some Karma got utterly screwed up in their somewhere.

In addition to RPG’s I am a Hobby author and occasional Web designer. The wife and I have one book on Amazon and one day we’ll get enough focus and time for the sequel I am sure…

RPG player since 1979 or thereabouts (my memory is hazy about that long ago LOL). Was part of the DCC Beta Test (yes, I am an official Play-test Hero, and no, Joe Goodman did NOT tell us all we were being listed, he sprang that on us like one of his dungeon surprises) and been GM’ing games on and off since 2011. Currently back in the old home town of Norwich (Norfolk UK) sharing GM duties on Wednesday nights at Athena Games.

Current DCC Campaign is chronicled here for the terminally interested. I do enjoy novelising the Sessions when its my turn to GM. Not sure if the players do but hey…

The three of my personal characters that sum me up are:

Caswallon – Paladin and all around good Guy.

Ducaster – Rogue that dabbles in a bit of magic and often gets in over his head.

Zathabar – Sorcerer and master of the Arts Sinister.

Guess which one I channel the most when I do DCC….

Salubriations,

Giles Othen

Review Week!

The Knights in the North have been up and running for a half a year! Hoo-rah!

To celebrate, I’ve updated the site icon with a shiny, new logo from Danny Prescott. Keep your eyes peeled for more art from him, we’ve got a few pieces stashed away just waiting for the article that’ll do them justice.

I must say, I never really expected things to go this well when I started the blog, drunk and bored in Poland last summer, nursing a badly broken heart to boot. We’ve grown, and managed to reliably pump out content, despite all sorts of shifts and shakes in our personal lives.

I’ll be going through my old articles this week, and applying fixes and tweaks here and there. I’ll add a list below once I’m done with the process (which might take more than a week to be honest).

And finally, thanks to everyone who’s participated so far, with a special nod to Markus for providing stellar content weekly for a while now.

Incidentally (but appropriately) this is apparently our 50th post on the site! Hoo-rah again! And onward to bigger and better things!

Cheers,

AMP

LIST OF EDITS:

UPDATE 12/4/2018: Took rather longer than a week, but I’ve finally finished all of the edits for older content…

Reinforcements from the Island Kingdom

Danny Prescott is responsible for our cool new site logo, and we’ve got a bunch of other art from him in the pipeline as well. And he’s promised to contribute in the future too!

Here is what he had to say about himself:

“Fantasy/scifi trad.lineart illustrator, Brit.alt.musician, rpg’er, facilitator and productionista.

Tabletop rpg’s – running/playing/designing; art – drawing/painting/appreciating; slightly strange music – playing/producing/listening/gigging; speculative theorising – philosophy/history/religion/culture/politics/futurism.

I have a proper job by day, grown-up specialisms including engagement, funding, policy development, change management and other newspeak wordage. The 9-5 is pretty much mainly to keep my 8 year old daughter in DC Comics and Minecraft merch.

My art is here and I can sometimes be found lurking here.”

Danny got in touch with us when we were just starting out, eager to join the Lance. We’re happy and grateful for the suppport!

Cheers,

AMP