Thastygliax's Vault

The Many Worlds of Tim Emrick
This site presents characters, monsters, campaign settings, and other material for a variety of role-playing games. This material is grouped into the following categories. 

My Blog
  • Studded PlateMy blog about RPGs, LEGO, and other geeky subjects (at Blogspot)
    • (My blog post "Finding Me Online" summarizes where to find me and my RPG material online as of Sept. 2017, and includes some of the links below.)
My Campaigns
  • My GURPS Cthulhu Campaigns (1995-2000): Notes on my brief Cthulhu Mythos campaigns using GURPS Third Edition.
  • Adventures in Arcadayn (1998-2002)My GURPS Third Edition fantasy campaign (at its own Google Site).
  • The Ooth-Nargai Campaign (2000-2002): My first Freeport campaign, using D&D v.3.0 (at my Winds of Freeport site).
  • The Fenoriad (2002): A BESM Second Edition mini-campaign.
  • Ursk (2003): An "adventurer's guild" format campaign, using D&D v.3.0/3.5.
  • The Secrets of Freeport Campaign (2004-2005): My second Freeport campaign, using D&D v.3.5 (at my Winds of Freeport site).
  • The Kynthiad (2007-present): A BESM Third Edition solo campaign set in the Heroic Age of Greece (at its own Google Site).
  • Corasgrove (2009-2010): A high-level D&D v.3.5 campaign.
  • Winds of Freeport (2011-2016): A Pathfinder RPG campaign set in Green Ronin's Freeport: The City of Adventure (at its own Google Site).
  • Lost Mine of Phandelver (2016-2017): The 5th Edition D&D Starter Set adventure.
  • Time of the Tarrasque (2017-present): My current homebrew Pathfinder campaign setting (at its own Google Site).
  • Tales from the Yawning Portal (2017-present): A D&D 5E adventure anthology campaign (chronicled on my "Studded Plate" blog).
My Characters 
My Errata
  • Tim's Errata ArchiveUnofficial errata and commentary on the Freeport: The City of Adventure setting and other RPG products (at its own Google Site). My RPG resume can also be found there.
My Libraries
  • Game Library: My family's library of role-playing games, card games, board games, and other games.
    • Game Variants: Our house rules for altering board and card games.
  • Video Library: My family's video collection. 
My One-Shots
(Including adventures that take a few sessions to play through, but do not become campaigns.)
  • Winter Holiday (2000): An AD&D 2nd Edition adventure from Polyhedron Newszine.
  • Dungeonland (2000): AD&D modules EX1, Dungeonland, and EX2, The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror, run using 2nd Edition.
Other Projects
  • Raven's Reviews (1999-2001): Some SF and historical fiction book reviews, archived from a friend's former site.
  • GURPS Sluggy Freelance (2000-2001)An adaptation of the webcomic for GURPS Third Edition.
  • A Beginner's Guide to LARP (2001): An introduction to live-action role-playing games.
  • BESM 3E (circa 2011-2016): A compendium of new material for Big Eyes Small Mouth Third Edition, including a partial conversion of Freeport to BESM. 

Special Thanks
  • To the players of my past and present campaigns, without whom this site would not exist.
  • To the many marvelous GMs whose games I have played in over the years. 
  • To the publishers and fans who encouraged my obsession with errata (which directly led to my first print RPG credits).
  • To the fine folks who maintain the Internet Archive WayBack Machine. This wonderful resource saved me a great deal of effort in recreating content from my previous, now defunct, websites. It also allowed me to provide links to some of that old material until I could create new homes for it, both here and at my other wikis.