A nobleman and spy on a secret mission - that is how his superiors view Cornell. His own view is somewhat different, since he is afflicted by troublesome companions who make his journeys far more trying and adventurous than he cares for...
Get started with the first Cornell story:
of the Dragon, Part One"
NEW Emperor Dragon (01/24/03)
A novel-length tale about the beginning of the world of
Gushémal, about the gods who made it -- and about betrayal and
conspiracy. Read "A Tale of the Gods" starting with Part
I: "The Arrival", or look at the Index
Read about the spells from the story "Call of the Dragon", about appliances such as the Bracers of Light, the Mirrorgate, the Crimsonlance, and the Gauntlet of Resurrection!
Newly available: Gabe of the Ryelneyd
NEW It's time to check in on Ibrollene, the land of revolutions -- right here! (Pt. 2, 06/20/03)
The basic Rulebook, it contains the information you need to start a campaign in the world of Gushémal. Includes the rules for combat, statistics of the races, and magical spells and blessings.
This version is preliminary only; it's playable, but we'll continue working on it for a while...
The Character Sheet is online in our Download section.
An extended rulebook that provides advanced information to the
gamemasters and gives tips on handling the players.
To play your own campaigns, these modules contain ready-made
adventures. (Their level of details varies, but in general we try to leave
the gamemaster a good deal of freedom.)
Send your comments to
If you have suggestions on what to improve, or what you'd like to see, tell us!
Coming in 2003:
"The Pilgrims' Trial and Faith"
Legends and myths aplenty wait for you! Tales of Decalleigh, God of Healing; of Maidoyú,
Goddess of Youth; of Mannannan, God of the Sea; of Olmawi,
God of Winter.
Cornell has another troublesome adventure with Barandas. Fine, fine, he's surely used to the wizard by now -- but did there have to be these elves? They're getting really kinda deadly in the "Tangled Elves"!
Back to continuity with Cornell, on his solitary trip in "The Journey of the Sea Cave".
THE WORLD OF GUSHÉMAL IN 2003:
Gods aplenty! Learn more about the following deities of
the pantheon of Cotechi:
Creatures, anyone? Well, we've got some rather large ones
-- and dare we mention that they're a tad fiery? Anyway, there's gonna
Worry not should you wonder about any new places of
travel! There are many suggestions for your next trip in
Last, but surely not least, we also have some mythology
ready to dish up. The Furrag, last seen in "Ruins and Hopes"
have their own peculiar ideas of the world, and we shall learn about them
here and now -- want the adventure or not!
September 3rd: Folks, I'm sorry to say this is likely to
be the last message for a while. I'm having a family crisis at home which
is consuming way too much of my time and energy.
August 22nd: And it's back to THE WORLD today for a look
at one of the many goddesses we've ignored so far. (Ignored? -- Why
- nay, we've just not gotten round to, eh, writing down their specialties!
-- You mean, you haven't come up with anything yet. -- Oh, shut up!
August 18th: Eh, yes, we're late as not so unusual. This
time it's due to acute Blaster/LoveSan on my computer. (Yeeeeeees, I've
heard ALL the usual comments, okay?!)
August 8th: "The Pilgrims' Trial and Faith" is
heating up: Now we're way down in the absolute pits of Deersrun Hill,
facing the very last threat (really the last, or is there something even worse
boys and girls, it's confession time about our website's schedule:
In four weeks, on September 5th 2003, we'll have run out of
That being said, I bid you an
inevitably warm (actually, hot and stifling) farewell --- until next week!
August 1st: The myths of the Furrag are now being
completed in the second part. It's
the Bull Raid of Ralakûm! Sounds intriguing? Well, take a look - it's
straight from mythology to your home (eh, computer).
July 25th: Tell me, have you ever had that lazy summer
feeling that's only lazy because it's too damn hot to move?
July 18th: Whoa. Are we on time now? Hey, I'm impressed!
(With myself. Contrary to the rumors, I have a very low opinion of myself,
not nearly befitting my divine perfection in incredible smarts and
smashingly good looks. --- Y'know, I do wonder how those rumors
ever got started...)
July 14th: grmblemble, 'kay: Happy Fourteenth of July
to our French readers! (All right, I remembered this, fine? You know
who you are...)
July 4th: Happy Fourth of July to our American
readers! (aretheregonnabefireworks, aretheregonnabefireworks,
also happy to announce that our friends at Transfinite Publications
have published their first magazine. Almanac One is a treasure
trove for the RPG fan who's looking for new ideas rather than the latest
monster/equipment/whatever. The first issue's theme is dungeons.
Now, no groaning please, it's about how to revitalize the idea of a
dungeon in your campaign, and there are some excellent ideas here to be
found. Aside from that, there's an article on how to introduce a space
race (think Neil Armstrong) into a fantasy campaign, and how to use real
world history as a base for role-playing.
P.S. One added note to last week's entry. In the meantime I've seen "Hulk". You don't want to know what I thought of that snorefest -- eh, movie, sorry, easy to get confused. (Okay, Chris didn't think it was all that bad, but he has no taste at all. As evidenced by this site, I reckon. -- Eh, yes. All the bad parts are what Chris did, and Marc only does the good stuff. Okay?!)
June 27th: Chapter 12 of "The Pilgrims' Trial and Faith" is now online. Read and enjoy! (Me too busy to write more, me big green Hulk, and Hulk smash puny human! urks. I'd better watch the movie, right? But -- hey, that line isn't even in there, so I'll read some comics instead...)
June 20th: And once more back to THE WORLD. Specifically
we finish the article on Ibrollene's history. Last we saw, the situation
in the famed nation was destabilizing. Unrest was growing to be
commonplace --- until there was a coup d'état which removed the current
June 16th: (It's not Friday the 13th anymore? Thank all
the gods! It's ----- not that I was scared or anything, eh, it's... Let's
just get to today's info, okay?!)
Older entries in this diary can be found in the Creator's Diary Archive
for T.I.P. Entertainment
All texts on this site written by Marc H. Wyman & Chris Bogues
Thanks go to our Spanish
translator, the inestimable Guillermo
Some characters in the stories previously appeared in other settings, so we wish to take the time to acknowledge the following:
Cornell & Flink: originally created by Chris Bogues
Koyson & Vobul: originally created by Marc H. Wyman
Barandas the Magnificent: originally created by Markus Welter
Gabe, son of Karungal: originally created by Jan Piatkowski
Developed for Gushémal & Final Character Design: Marc H. Wyman
since January 1st 2001