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  • ThumbnailHere, as reported by Zlozz Kerpanski of the Mutha Oith Underwhere Explorers Societe, are some snazzy bits about a new playable character species for the Low Life RPG (along with a new drawing I just did, the […]

  • Unless zazz is involved I prefer to keep things legitimately scientific. Members of the same species can intermix, but in order to have a croach/horc (Crorc?) one of those factors would have to be driving things. You can have interbreeding among related species (like smelves and dorks), since they are pretty much just different races of the same species.

  • I was indeed trying to eat the tiny taco. If you know what I mean…

    I don’t know what I mean.

  • ThumbnailHey, do you like to own stuff that nobody else on the planet owns? Do you have a “Things That Aren’t Yours” collection? If so, you might want to consider nabbing some hand drawn one-of-a-kind original Low Life […]

    • The description of drawing brought up a question that has been bouncing around in the back of my brain space: How about cross-breeding? Which species can, which can’t. Can you have a horc do the nasty with a croach and end up with slimy crunchy crocs (oh hoaches)?

      These are the things that keep me up an night (not really) that and which races have nipples [luckily that was discusses at CotC, so it is resolved (SEE WHAT YOU MISSED IF YOU WEREN’T THERE!)]

    • Unless zazz is involved I prefer to keep things legitimately scientific. Members of the same species can intermix, but in order to have a croach/horc (Crorc?) one of those factors would have to be driving things. You can have interbreeding among related species (like smelves and dorks), since they are pretty much just different races of the same species.

    • Good to know. So there isn’t really much inter species marriage then?

    • Oh contray! Keep in mind there is also a RARE species of Giggity that can facilitate such an offspring! In fact… I feel a one sheet coming on!

    • You have got 3 terms here that make me think I should be writing this one sheet, Giggities, Copulation, and One sheet. If you prefer to write it, I will let you, you have dibs. Just let me know.
      Giggity Gigger fertility clinics….

    • Woohoo, I’m the highest bidder. (A status I don’t expect to keep long, but I’m just happy to part of the process.)

    • “happy to BE A part”

      I thought I could edit posts but maybe not?

    • Good luck!

      Unfortunately the edits are only on the forums, and it is a limited time offer there. One it is placed here, it is for posterity, warts and all.

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    Hello there, friends. Do you know the lowdown on the what’s what about the Oithlings? If not, you should probably school yourself before people start to think something’s wrong with you. Here’s a handy link to […]

  • Ok, friends. What we’re looking at here would probably be a weekend retreat at the amazing Ravenwood Castle in Central Ohio (not far from Columbus). There would be no charge for the event, but in order to secure the space we would need to rent out 19 hotel rooms. If we do that, we would get the entire castle to ourselves and awesomeness would…[Read more]

  • ThumbnailGreetings my Fellow Oithlings!

    It has been many a long longness since I’ve had a chance to write something significant on this site. Now is the time to remedy that situation. Oddmall and Con on the Cob are over […]

  • Hey there guys! It’s me, your old pal Andy. I know I keep apologizing for not being around here very often. I’m just working really hard to get you guys all the jazz you’re craving. Currently, I’m working on getting the G’Zoink cards finished so I can have them in time for Con on the Cob.

  • Here I am. I’m really sorry I’ve been away a lot lately. My life is extremely hectic at the moment (as always) and I am trying to keep eleven different plates spinning at the same time. You guys are by far the second most important plate (next to my family), but I’m having trouble prying myself away from the more immediate tasks.

    I am working to…[Read more]

  • I think we may have a solution to our slog pricing problems…

  • andyhopp replied to the topic Sir Twinky in the forum MOC Official Jazz 3 years, 12 months ago

    Very cool!

  • Another thing you may want to play with is the Gawd Bladder. It’s sort of like a gigantic water balloon. On the surface it’s a lake, but the bottom of it is a mass of slimy membranes (probably bacteria or fungus, but I’ll find a more fun way to describe it in Holy Crap). The bottom of it protrudes into the Underwhere, so when you look at it from…[Read more]

  • Wow, you have been busy.

    The Underwhere does indeed stretch under the oceans. It can pretty much go anywhere you want it to, although we need to consider the availability of air and such under the ocean. Maybe have the area under the oceans be mostly flooded and inhabited by subterranean aquatic creatures.

  • Your awesome, Dave. What I really need are people to handle repping my jazz at stores and cons, someone to cast minis, someone to handle all my non-Low Life jazz (I really want to get the Wanderers Guild back up and running but I just don’t have time). There’s no reason some of that stuff couldn’t be handled from elsewhere. I’d love to talk more…[Read more]

  • I was thinking of a putting a random encounter generator in the book as well, but I think we’ll save it for the website. I agree, let’s discuss it at Con on the Cob.

  • Man, these are busy times in which we live.

    So much crazy jazz is happening is hard to keep it all straight. I need more staff…

    This post will hopefully bring everyone up to date on the recent goings on with Mutha Oith Creations, Low Life, and various other projects and happenings we have in the oven. My apologies if I leave anything out.

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    The Oithlings
    Oithlings are AWESOME! I recently had the opportunity to meet the lovely and talented Terra Lynn Arroyo Nystrom in Orlando and we had a great time. She even took my family out to dinner because, as I mentioned a couple sentences ago, Oithlings are awesome. I’m looking forward to hanging with more Oithlings at GenCon next week and at Con on the Cob in October.

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    Another awesome thing about Oithlings is the M.O.U.E.S (Mutha Oith Underwhere Explorers Societe). Recently some Oithlings took it upon themselves to make a ton of great fan sourced material for Low Life and plop it all on a website for public consumption. How awesome is that?

    Very.

    Special thanks to Zlozz Kerpanski, Phyllin MacKrakin, and all the rest!

    Currently the Oithling with the most clams is my man Thom Shartle. He’s well on his way to gawshness!

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    Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird
    Oddmall is going strong! We had over 7000 peeps at the Ohio show last May (and a comparable number at the May-June show in Seattle) and the show on November 1-2 in Akron is shaping up to be even bigger! if you’re unfamiliar with Oddmall, it’s basically what happens when we combine a huge art fair and a really big craft show (focusing on unique and unusual art and crafts) and combine it with a happenin’ comic, geek, and game convention then let everyone in FOR FREE. It’s super fun, really big, and definitely worth checking out.

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    There’s plenty of vendor space available for the November show, so get thee hence and nab some.

    Because Oddmall is free to the public we have to make some clams somehow in order to pay for the venue and the ads and all that jazz. That’s why I am currently imploring (begging?) peeps to get involved in the current KEEP ODDMALL FREE Kickstarter campaign. If you have a moment to check it out I would sincerely appreciate it.

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    Oithlings: You WILL earn clams by backing the Oddmall kickstarter (at the usual rate).

     

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    Con on the Cob
    Con on the Cob, the universes’s most off the cob con for fans of all things games and geeky, will be held this year October 16-19 (actually 15-19, since we added a Wednesday night gaming slot) at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Hudson, Ohio. Many Oithlings will be in attendance (including reps from the M.O.U.E.S.). Our guests include Fred Fields, Larry Elmore, Eloy LaSanta, Sandra Garrity, Heather Kreiter, Jolly Blackburn, Ivan Stang and many others.

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    Registration (for games and con badges) is open now. Get thee hence and sign up!

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    Other Cons
    MOC and Andy will be in the art show at GenCon next week. I’ll also be a special guest at Queen City Conquest in Buffalo September 19-21, which is going to be awesome.

    Oh yeah, and come visit me at the Alliance Open House in Fort Wayne September 7-8. Speaking of which, I am looking for someone to help me run the booth and keep me company in Fort Wayne. If you’re interested let me know.

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    Low Life Redredged
    I know this is taking longer than expected. I’ve already gone over the reasons for the delays several times, but I’m back on track and things are progressing quite well. To reward your patience, please accept this small excerpt, in the form of a random adventure generator.

    Adventure Generator

    I have been working really hard lately on the adventures and final editing for the new Low Life core rulebook. I am really, really happy with the way it’s turning out and I think you’ll be pleased.

    We’re also just about ready to contact the authors and artists who are contributing to Low Brow High Adventure, the Low Life short fiction anthology, in order to get final drafts of all that snazz.

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    Low Life Miniatures
    Here are some pictures of the newest Low Life Miniatures sculpts.
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    G’Zoink
    G’Zoink is proceeding on schedule so far. I’ve been playtesting it lately and making some tweaks to the rules. Once the Low Life core book is off to the printers and all the extras for that project are completed I’ll dedicate myself full time to G’Zoink, hopefully having it ready to play at Con on the Cob.

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    Other Stuff
    I’m sure there’s a ton of other MOC stuff I’m forgetting about right now. My brain is fried and I’m mentally exhausted (which is the best time for me to write adventure hooks; off I go).

    See you soon,

    Andy

    • First Response! This was very informative, and we appreciate the time and love you give to your creations.

      I look forward to meeting you in October.

    • and by you I mean everyone (oithling, M.O.U.E.Sketeer, creator, suds distributor) you know, everyone.

    • Indeed! Huzzah! (M.O.U.E.S’ is STILL Excepting applications!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

    • Excepting application, Expecting applications, even at some point we will accept a few applications.

    • So, I just looked at the pdf of the adventure generator, and it looks amazing. If this is an example of how the rest of the book looks, I am very impressed, and can’t wait to get it in my hands.

    • Thanks guys!

    • And presented by Mutha Oith Underwhere Explorer’s Societe’ (for her enjoyment…) The Random Encounter Generator!

    • The random encounter generator is great. My favorite so far is “While in A large cooking pot the peeps are Robbed by A school of mutant land fish and compelled to Learn a secret from A wisenheimer’s study.”

    • Um this one is an online web app that randomizes for you and gives you the results – not just a link to Andy’s doc 😀 (I just noted they have the same link name…)

    • Imma thinkin’ we need a random encounter generator too! That is something I want to explore as a group come CoC.

    • I followed your link Thom, and that was the result I ended up with. I tried it a few other times, but the results were not nearly as good.

      But is it really a random encounter table, it seems like it is putting out plot hooks for random adventures. When I think random encounter, I usually think of the old D&D tables, where you run into X creatures that want to kill/ do horrible things to you.

    • I was thinking of a putting a random encounter generator in the book as well, but I think we’ll save it for the website. I agree, let’s discuss it at Con on the Cob.

    • Correct – My link is to Andy’s Random adventure seed generator. I was saying we need a random encounter generator with tables by environment.

    • At some point we will be able to do that by region, but I think that may be sometime in the future, after we have fleshed out the regions.

      (Let’s get our characters to the Underwhere first)

    • Content is certainly not married to the story 😀

    • Nor would the encounter tables be limited to the Underwhere – though we should prolly think about them as we define regions / locations / environments.

    • I was actually thinking just the opposite in terms of content to story, that we should refrain from adding other new areas until the character has explored the areas. That way it ties back to the Journal, as well as allows the character to be the authority, with the descriptions through their eyes instead of a list of mechanics.

    • So Andy, when you say you need more staff, is there stuff I can help with from 5 hours away? I suck at computer programming, but I am willing to help in any way I can.

    • Your awesome, Dave. What I really need are people to handle repping my jazz at stores and cons, someone to cast minis, someone to handle all my non-Low Life jazz (I really want to get the Wanderers Guild back up and running but I just don’t have time). There’s no reason some of that stuff couldn’t be handled from elsewhere. I’d love to talk more about it at Con on the Cob if you’re interested.

    • I think I can be coerced into being interested. 🙂

      We will talk it over at CotC.

    • Dave, Dave, what is Dave???

    • A Dave is a figment of your imagination

    • I’m sorry I can’t do that, Thom.

      Daisy… Daisy…

      Repping at your local stores and cons is something everyone can get in on. At the very least just drag your normal group to the local shop to play, answer any questions from curious passersby.

      Or just be that dude who hangs out with the books visible on the table beside him as he putters away at his laptop. I stumbled upon my first game of Fiasco by just politely asking the guy how he liked it.

      I suppose these could also work at your local bus station as well, but there’s less of a chance the amount of interest generated there would spur the owner to start stocking MOC stuff.

    • What can’t you do Crudeboy? (Sorry I’m lost here!)

    • OMG! I think I just got it…. HAL?

    • YOU ARE CORRECT, SIR!

    • Yep. That would be a HAL joke.

      I think I’d prefer a random encounter thing to stay as a neat website gizmo. I really have never used or liked the things, honestly, but it would be fun to play around with. Devote book pages to other things, I believe.

      Aside from whenever the heck I get around to putting a character sheet down for the MOUES, I think a Low Life Fiasco playset would be a hoot. They’re, y’know, pretty much just a few lists of people, places, things and situations next to die results.

  • Awesome. I’ll see what we can do about patches.

  • I’ll see what I can do about G’Zoink kilts. I’m sure Krystal could make them if you guys are serious.

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