Last updated 2020-07-05

I’m publishing a thing a week to my blog. Each is either an old project that I am publishing here for the first time or an unfinished project that I am finally returning to and completing.

  1. OSR Spell Preferences Survey – Which spells are most useful for each level cleric and magic-user?
  2. Castle Conquests – A one-page print-and-play where you race your opponent to surround and plunder castles.
  3. The Pearls and the Peril – A 9-card push-your-luck game played best with oyster crackers before dinner!
  4. Hopping Halflings – A re-theme of The Pearls and the Peril as an 18-card raid of a sleeping dragon’s hoard.
  5. Survey of Dungeon World Players – I surveyed 445 TTRPGers to better understand their attitudes towards PbtA games in general and to the future of Dungeon World in particular.


Thing a Week” is the name that Jonathan Coulton gave to a creative experiment which ran from September 16, 2005 (See You All in Hell) to September 30, 2006 (We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions).

When he quit his day job to pursue music full-time, one of his former co-workers suggested that he release a song each week for a year. The objectives were:

(a) to push the artist’s creative envelope by adopting what Coulton describes as a “forced-march approach to writing and recording”;

(b) to prove to himself that he was capable of producing creative output to a deadline; and

(c) to test the viability of the internet and Creative Commons as a platform capable of supporting a professional artist financially.


Also see my JoCo playlist, Code Monkey Got Married. Or go buy one of his Thing a Week albums.