Ahoy There to the Greenhorns!

Cap’n Sable here . . . I noticed that over the past few weeks we’ve acquired a few new hands along the way, especially from our port at Facebook . . . just wanted to welcome you aboard!  The dispatches have been sketchy as of late, t’is true, but rest assured, that’s likely to pick up over the next few standard months.  Thanks for signing the roster!

Captain Sable’s Logbook, Third-Month, 2015 SD

sablepiratequeenAhoy there, spacefarers!  Just a brief dispatch to tell you what’s been transpiring in the Known Spheres since my last.

You may have noticed a slowdown in the number of posts.  I have had a lot of personal events happen (fair and ill) and I have been dealing with matters of trade that have taken up much of my attention, so I just haven’t had as much time for this blog as I have in previous months.  Neither, I see, have any of the other staff members.  Perhaps it’s just a seasonal slowdown, but either way, I am afraid that I can no longer guarantee one post a day.

I have also surrendered the idea of a theme for the month.  The theme was intended to generate posts and ideas, but it never really caught fire.

I will still be passing along anything that crosses my path as I hear of it, but I have given up on maintaining the breakneck publication schedule that I was maintaining.  I hope you will forgive me and bear with us anyway.  We’re still the best all-in-one source for what’s happening in the World of Spelljammer!

A couple of things coming up:

Adam “Night Druid” Miller

Night Druid has created a handful of ship entries that I am overdue in posting; you’ll see those in the next couple of days or so.  He’s also working on a giant netbook of ship designs, having been spurred on by Paul “GM” Westermeyer, so when it’s done, you’ll have access!

Space News

There appears to be quite a lot going on in our real-world cosmos at the moment.  I get a lot of this sort of information and when I think it might have a bearing on your campaign worlds, I’ll pass it on to you.

Deryn Naythas

Unlike the rest of us, Deryn has been rather industrious and I’ll be sharing information from his blog with you as I receive it.

Keep looking to the stars!

Captain Sable’s Logbook: Second-Month, 2015 SD

Ahoy there, me hearties!  My apologies for the lateness of this dispatch.  I’m in the process of trying to market some goods I have acquired in my travels and filling out manifests.

This Month’s Theme: Strange Places

We’re looking for strange and unusual places where no one has gone before!  If you would still like to contribute yours, see our Submission Guidelines.

Breaking News: The End of the Spelljammer Email Listserve!

The Spelljammer listserve is about to cease to exist.  If you have any means of gathering and preserving the material and converting it to text or pdf, I have a place to host it.  More information available in David “Big Mac” Shepheard’s article, published just a couple of days ago.

Plotting New Courses: The Month of the Big Projects

We may be posting somewhat more sporadically this month due to the fact that there are two or three major projects on the go; and I mean major projects!  I don’t want to give away the surprises so keep your eyes on this board for the releases. 😉

Knightfall’s Blogs

Our very own Knightfall has been a busy man.  He’s started up a new blog about his world Almagra, and another new one about his homebrewed Spelljammer variant Kulan World Journal, and he continues his work on his steampunk Spelljammer setting at Spelljammer Gone Wild.  We’ll keep you up to date on the latest!

The Voyages of Deryn Naythas

We’ll continue to share posts from Deryn’s vastly creative blog for our French-speaking (and determined die-hard translators) to enjoy.

Silverblade the Enchanter

Silverblade’s character profiles continue; along with some new art!

Cartographer’s Guild

We will continue to share some of the great new work that’s coming out of the Cartographer’s Guild, including some great space maps and star charts!

Toy Soldier Saga

The Toy Soldier Saga is back online and I’ve been working on worldbuilding; maps, characters, and such.  I’ll be sharing some of that with you.

From the Vaults of Beyond the Moons

In the interests of the theme, we’ll continue to re-release some stuff out of the vaults of the Beyond the Moons website, much of it by Paul “GM” Westermeyer and Adam “Night Druid” Miller.

Join us in our voyage through the stars!


By Sable Aradia, Managing Editor

Captain Sable’s Logbook: First-Month, 2015 SD

sablepiratequeenHappy New Year, me hearties!  I hope ye can still walk after all the carousing!  If yer not too drunk or hung over to read, perhaps ye can skim over these dispatches and take note of the news in the Known Spheres.

This Month’s Theme: A Tall Ship & a Star to Steer Her By

I’m pleased to say that our ezine is now rolling along with some of its own momentum as more and more of you contribute articles and ideas; so I thank you for your support!  This month we seemed to end up with a lot of articles on ships, spelljamming, and navigation.  If you would still like to contribute yours, see our Submission Guidelines.

A Shout-Out to THAC0’s Hammer Podcast!

We would like to thank the good folks at acclaimed 2nd edition podcast THAC0’s Hammer for having our very-own AuldDragon on the show and talking about Spelljammer and about the Wildspace Fanzine!  The link above will take you to their Twitter account and you can listen to the episode HERE, in which the guys (eventually; 39 minutes in) chat about the Spelljammer setting, the boxed set, the War Captain’s Companion, the Astromundi Cluster set, and review the Goblin’s Return module.

The Voyages of Deryn Naythas

We’ll continue to share posts from Deryn’s vastly creative blog for our French-speaking (and determined die-hard translators) to enjoy.

Knightfall’s Blogs

Our very own Knightfall has been a busy man.  He’s started up a new blog about his world Almagra, and another new one about his homebrewed Spelljammer variant Kulan World Journal, and he continues his work on his steampunk Spelljammer setting at Spelljammer Gone Wild.  We’ll keep you up to date on the latest!

Silverblade the Enchanter

Silverblade’s character profiles continue; along with some new art!

Cartographer’s Guild

We will continue to share some of the great new work that’s coming out of the Cartographer’s Guild, including some great space maps and star charts!

Spelljammer PDFs

Many of the classic Spelljammer books are being released on PDF; also, there are some blasts from the past that we will be sharing.

Toy Soldier Saga

The Toy Soldier Saga is back online and I’ve been working on worldbuilding; maps, characters, and such.  I’ll be sharing some of that with you.

From the Vaults of Beyond the Moons

In the interests of the theme, we’ll continue to re-release some stuff out of the vaults of the Beyond the Moons website, much of it by Paul “GM” Westermeyer and Adam “Night Druid” Miller.

Join us in our voyage through the stars!


By Sable Aradia, Managing Editor

Captain Sable’s Logbook: Twelfth-Month, 2014 SD

Ahoy there, me hearties!  The stormy winter is limiting travel in the sphere; but fortunately, we have a lot to keep us busy as we wait for spring.

This Month’s Theme: Worlds of Spelljammer

Share your starcharts!  Your maps!  Your ideas!  A spelljammer needs places to sail to.  If you want to give us yours, see our Submission Guidelines.

Jennell Jacquays

We are delighted to announce that Jennell Jacquays, iconic Spelljammer artist, has begun releasing digital reworkings of her art on her Facebook page, and has given us permission to share them!

Toy Soldier Saga

The Toy Soldier Saga is back online!  With NaNoWriMo behind me for 2014, I am back at work on Brothers in Arms. I’ll be adding things gradually to the new website over the course of the month as well.  There’s been a few updates at my blog; check it out!

Silverblade the Enchanter

Silverblade’s character profiles continue; along with some new art!

From the Vaults of Beyond the Moons

In the interests of the theme, we’ll be digging some stuff out of the vaults of the Beyond the Moons website.

The Voyages of Deryn Naythas

Deryn continues to create his vast and involved spheres for our French-speaking Spelljammer fans!  We will occasionally post links to his vastly creative blog and he’ll be posting stuff for us as well.

Spelljammer PDFs

Many of the classic Spelljammer books are being released on PDF; also, there are some blasts from the past that we will be sharing.

Cartographer’s Guild

There’s been some great work produced by the Cartographer’s Guild for Spelljammer charting and we’ll be sharing some of that with you as well!

Quite a lot going on this month!  Join us in our voyage through the stars!


By Sable Aradia, Managing Editor

Captain Sable’s Logbook: Eleventh-Month, 2014 SD

sablepiratequeenAhoy there, me hearties!  I’m back in port now after my long journey, and I guess I’ll rest here for the stormy winter months.  There’s quite a lot going on in the spheres that are worthy of sharing.

This Month’s Theme: War in Space

In Canada, we call it Remembrance Day.  In Britain, it’s Armistice Day.  In the US, it’s Veteran’s Day.  Warfare is a part of our experience and we are honouring that this month.  If you want to submit your tales of great space battles, weapons of warfare, or battle ships, see our Submission Guidelines.

Ships of Mystara

AuldDragon continues his series on the ships of Mystara, adapted for the Spelljammer setting.

Toy Soldier Saga

The Toy Soldier Saga is still taking a hiatus during November due to another writing project which has demanded my immediate attention.  Sorry about that folks!

Silverblade the Enchanter

Most of us know him as a brilliantly talented artist and we use his work extensively throughout the fanzine, but he’s also applying his creative mind to character profiles, which we will be including.  We also have some new art of his to show you!

From the Vaults of Beyond the Moons

In the interests of the theme, we’ll be digging some stuff out of the vaults of the Beyond the Moons website, especially the work of Paul (GM) Westermeyer!

The Voyages of Deryn Naythas

Deryn continues to create his vast and involved spheres for our French-speaking Spelljammer fans!  We will occasionally post links to his vastly creative blog and he’ll be posting stuff for us as well.

Join us in our voyage through the stars!


By Sable Aradia, Managing Editor

Captain Sable’s Logbook: Tenth-Month, 2014 SD

sablepiratequeenAhoy there, me hearties!  I’m mid-voyage as I write this missive, and it’s difficult to send news home, so you may expect that my writings will be somewhat sparse this month.  However, I will do my best to keep you up to date on the going-ons in the Universe!

This Month’s Theme: Horrors of Spelljammer

What better way to celebrate All Hallows’ month than by writing about the creepiness of Spelljammer?  If you want to submit something to us, see our Submission Guidelines.

World of Calidar

Bruce Heard, with the aid of Thorfinn Tait Cartography, is almost ready to release his Spelljammer-inspired World of Calidar, which uses the Dungeon World system.  We will be posting updates throughout the month.

Voidjammer

Aaron Siddall, master illustrator, continues his work on the Blood and Treasure system adaptation of Spelljammer, which he calls Voidjammer.  We’ll be posting updates from him throughout the month as well.

Ships of Mystara

AuldDragon continues his series on the ships of Mystara, adapted for the Spelljammer setting.

Toy Soldier Saga

The Toy Soldier Saga readings and likely writing updates is still taking a hiatus during my book tour for my non-fiction book, The Witch’s Eight Paths of Power.  When I return from that in October I will be heading right into National Novel Writing Month, which I may use to begin the fourth book in the series, Sweet Water & Light Laughter.  I’ll be posting more updates closer to the time!

Silverblade the Enchanter

Most of us know him as a brilliantly talented artist and we use his work extensively throughout the fanzine, but did you know that he’s also a fiction-writer?  He’ll be posting updates about his Spelljammer novella, “The Dark Heart of Shar,” and we’ll be keeping you informed!  He’s also been releasing some new art, which we will be featuring.

DriveThruRPGs

Sometime while I wasn’t looking this summer, DriveThruRPGs listed a couple old-new Spelljammer products on pdf!  We’ll be providing links to those so that you can get your own copies.

The Voyages of Deryn Naythas

Deryn continues to create his vast and involved spheres for our French-speaking Spelljammer fans!  We will occasionally post links to his vastly creative blog and he’ll be posting stuff for us as well!

Lots going on in the Wilds of Space this month!  Hope you’ll join us for the voyage!


By Sable Aradia, Managing Editor

Captain Sable’s Logbook: Ninth-Month, 2014 SD

sablepiratequeenAhoy there!  This logbook will post at the beginning of each standard month, in order to briefly inform the populace on the major news in the Known Spheres.

This Month’s Theme: Villains and Stardogs

In any story, it’s the villain that makes it interesting!  We’ll be focusing on Spelljammer’s bad guys this month.  If you want to submit a villain, or a story about a villain, or a bad guy race or anything related, see our Submission Guidelines.

World of Calidar

Bruce Heard, with the aid of Thorfinn Tait Cartography, is hard at work in creating his Spelljammer-inspired World of Calidar, which uses the Dungeon World system.  We will be posting updates throughout the month.

Voidjammer

Aaron Siddall, master illustrator, continues his work on the Blood and Treasure system adaptation of Spelljammer, which he calls Voidjammer.  We’ll be posting updates from him throughout the month as well.

Ships of Mystara

AuldDragon continues his series on the ships of Mystara, adapted for the Spelljammer setting.

Toy Soldier Saga

The Toy Soldier Saga readings and likely writing updates will be taking a three-month hiatus as I begin my book tour for my non-fiction book, The Witch’s Eight Paths of Power.  When I return from that in October I will be heading right into National Novel Writing Month, which I may use to begin the fourth book in the series, Sweet Water & Light Laughter.  I’ll be posting more updates closer to the time!

Silverblade the Enchanter

Most of us know him as a brilliantly talented artist and we use his work extensively throughout the fanzine, but did you know that he’s also a fiction-writer?  He’ll be posting updates about his Spelljammer novella, “The Dark Heart of Shar,” and we’ll be keeping you informed!

Report from TotalCon

David Shepheard will be reporting on his Spelljammer adventures at TotalCon this year!

DriveThruRPGs

Sometime while I wasn’t looking this summer, DriveThruRPGs listed a couple old-new Spelljammer products on pdf!  We’ll be providing links to those so that you can get your own copies.

The Voyages of Deryn Naythas

Deryn continues to create his vast and involved spheres for our French-speaking Spelljammer fans!  We will occasionally post links to his vastly creative blog and he’ll be posting stuff for us as well!

Lots going on in the Wilds of Space this month!  Hope you’ll join us for the voyage!


By Sable Aradia, Managing Editor