What's New at The Olde Phoenix Inn
7-28-18 The game has been in motion since 1976. Long ago I did paper maps of the main game area and they got updates.
A few years back I noticed that those old maps were falling apart. The paper cheap and ancient was flaking away. I got the maps scanned.
Then came the long an laborious changing of the ugly pencil maps into something nice looking. Originally for printing in a nice book, in a more page friendly format. That idea was dropped when I realized how dynamic the map was. The printed page would never keep up. So they are destined to live on the computer. Changeable and accessible.
Here they are, 3 pixels to the mile. Enjoy
7-18-18 I added map 1C to the list of finished maps.
7-14-18 I added two finished. well as finished as they ever get, world maps. 3C and 2C are brought in from the raw. Work continues to get the whole set into the more finished state.
6-29-18 I changed the Thindacarulle worldmap to show thumbnails of the raw images instead of the placeholders. At least you can see the whole map now even if not in great shape.
6-12-18 I have added the long overdue Combat chapter to The Greyhawke Campaign page. Also added was Appendix C the naming charts. It was developed to aid me in naming NPCs, but it is a good source for character names in the game.
3-17-18 I have added two essays to Gadsden's Grumbles. I Resign and To Dice With the Devil. Neither is new but their not being posted was a general sign of my malaise towards Freeservers.
Speaking of Freeservers, I have paid for one more year of the old site at reduced functionality. This will give time for people to realize the site has moved. We might not be the most popular place on the web but the visitors do come in. In March 2019 I will close down the old site for good.
3-4-18 I believe that everything broken has been fixed. Dead links are swept away. Even a couple of new ones. Now I need to deal with Freeservers (shudder) and get the old site downgraded.
3-2-18 I am running through the site monkey slapping links and seeing what works and what doesn't. I am correcting flaws when I find them. Most of the work this time has been in the Star Trek pages. One up dated image in The Shipyards and a lot of fixing broken file names and removing cobwebs. No doubt I have plenty more to do.
My first crack at the wiki was an utter failure. I need to learn more first.
2-21-18 It has been way too long since I gave this page any love or even any thought. However the most momentous change is the new web host after 20 years and we have our own domain.
The old site will remain for a while yet, but as I main changes here it will be allow to slowly become nothing but a advertisement for this site.
I plan some interesting changes in the near future including the integration of the TrekCreative and Vista City wikis as part of the website.
It is time to dust off my rusty web design skills and get back in.
8-30-14 Game writing, my wikis and other projects have been taking time from the website. However it is not forgotten. I have new updates to the Shipyard
12-9-10 Where do I start.... Three Jerry Short Shorts. The Center Seat, In a Bar, Heirloom Found in the Epiphany Trek Stories page under The Jerry LaSaille Shorts. Four new short shorts in the "Other Short Shorts" Castaway, Old Wounds, The Big red Reset, Profit. And "Tales of Starbase 600" we have, Discussion, Reality is the Agreed on Delusion, The Wandering Jew, and End of the Shift. But wait there's more! I also have a new ships. It is splashed all over. The Tigris class science cruiser can be found in the the Shipyard, the 3xx graphic and Ane starship Development.. Also The Ane Ship in Starfleet as well. I've corrected and rectified the dates between the development graphic and the page.
10-17-10 Fiction added to The Greyhawke Campaign page as well as a few minor visual improvments to the page itself. The Battle by Garry Stahl -- Shandis the Leoman faces the greatest battle of his life.
09-07-10 Minor changes to the "Generating Books" page. A little more information on book sizes. (Be careful how you fold your sheep). Also a sample of an in-game newspaper. Both are found on The Greyhawke Campaign page.
08-25-10 More flat models in the Shipyard. USS Improbible Basking Ray scout from the Ane, and three ships from three other Groups. The Mimor Zadekstyk -- A battleship of the Nadr�zen� Empire, Gyors Vedo -- A battleship of the Joemberek Hegemony, and "Bugcrusher" a Toniera battlewagon. Now that my skills are back up to a level I am catching up on the backlog.
Busy, busy. This is part two of the 25th. A slight rework of the Star Trek Files page. I moved The Ane Ship in Starfleet out to the front instead of being buried near the bottom of the Ane Confederation page. I also have added a couple of ships to that page.
08-20-10 I have finally increased my skills with the GIMP to the point I can do flat models again. It was a long hard road. So, there are new graphics in the Shipyard. Trantorian ships from the Starbase 600 game, the various Builder class stations, and a revamp of the 1 pixel to 100 meter graphic.
07-06-10 I put the link to Jay P. Hialey's page back on the main page. (Sorry Jay) I added the Atlas of Law to the The Greyhawke Campaign page.
07-03-9 Busy busy. Big updates to the The Greyhawke Campaign page. The Magic chapter tn the MD&D 2.8 manual. The Character Record 4, a new character sheet. The Magician spells are now listed as well. I've also done a bit of reorganization and pushed older material off the main page.
05-25-09 New Fiction from me! Not only do I have a short short Surprise in the Jerry LaSaille shorts, but I have a whole Jerry story After the Voyage What happens around the principle characters in Star Trek IV; The Voyage Home? A peek at things behind the scenes, mainly from the PoV of Jerry LaSaille. As usual both are found in the Epiphany Trek Stories page. Yes, four tales are missing from the Jerry Shorts. All were rolled into the new story along with at least as much new material. Those four along with Over Drinks, which never got posted here and was the catalyst to the whole.
05-15-09 New fiction from Susan. Ancient Voices By Susan Stahl Orqina and her fellow seekers of knowledge dig in the dust of Qon'oS for whispers from the past. What whispers they find are far more active than they could ever expect, or even dream. . Found in the Epiphany Trek Stories page
03-03-09 I have a couple of new short shorts. Transfer, added to the Jerry LaSaille shorts and Freedom added to the Other Stories shorts. Both are found in the Epiphany Trek Stories page. I am writing, if in a some what scatter shot manner. A great deal of RPG matieral is getting done. The Trek suffers when that happoens.
I have also been working on the The Greyhawke Campaign page. My MD&D 2.8 book is coming together bit by bit. While I am doing corrections and revisions, Chapters 1-6 are finished as well as Chapter 9. I have also added Appendixes A and B , Other Races and Other Classes. I need that bigger binder. My book size is exceeding my ability to bind it.
01-22-09 First update of the new year. This is to the The Greyhawke Campaign page. A new essay; Out of the Box; the Conundrum of Alignment.
10-02.08 Yes, another new story. It has beena productive year. Reunion: Consul T'lur meets with figures from her past. Will matters come to an acceptable conclusion, or will old wounds be opened anew? This can be found on the Epiphany Trek Stories page. I have also added the short short Closure to the Jerry LaSaille shorts.
05-20-08 NEW STORY!! Yea, it's been long enough. Hail to the Valiant: A covert mission gone wrong starts Lt. Cmd. LaSaille and his shipmates on the USS Republic down a path they would rather not travel. This can be found on the Epiphany Trek Stories page.
12-17-07 It has been a while but other matters have kept me busy, mainly the rewrite of Abba Sanctuary, an old standard in my D&D campaign. Sorry that will not be posted where my players might find it.
09-05-07 I have added three new entries to my Cat Vacuuming, as well as an update to the Ovid listing.
05-17-07 I finally got the Lucased version of "Word of the Builders" re-coded and ready to go. It can be found on my Epiphany Trek Stories page.
04-27-07 I am officially making the Blogs part of the site. Currently the Live Journal has the most on it. However, the Word Press will be the permanent blog as it is part of the OPI site and the most under my control. It might take a while for me to get the hang of the style sheets, but it is good to learn, and the blog will replace this page once it is up to my standards.
04-13-07 Updates to the Pet Page, more cute cat pictures and a pig too! I have been doing general clean up and small changes to the Epiphany Trek pages. Nothing you might notice except for the link colors.
03-27-07 Man what a wasted month. I am about a half a month behind on sleep and little creative is getting done. However, I do have some things for you. The Fossai and the NEEqik, new races have been added to the Groups Page. It's not much, but I am plugging.
02-01-07 The Epiphany Trek site has been hit by a plagiarist. The offending site is Here on FanFiction.net. I have informed the administrators of that website than my work has been lifted wholesale, As of this posting they have not shut it down. I'll give them till Monday to take action on my "friendly" notice. Should that fail I'll follow the forms to give them the unfriendly treatment.
01-17-07 Yes, it runs in bunches. More loud opinions. What is a Libertarian? is at Gadsden's Grumbles
It is also posted to my Live Journal. Ghodd help me I have one of those.
01-16-07 I haven't had much to say through the holidays. However I have gathered a few of my political rants and added them to Gadsden's Grumbles. Yes, I have opinions and loud opinions.
11-20-06 Thanksgiving, the forgotten holiday (at least by the nation's non-food retailers) is rapidly approaching. I wish everyone the blessings of the Season of Plenty, and may you be blessed with warmth and plenty for you and your family.
11-17-06 Two weeks of work for this one. I have the profiles from Trek Creative up on my page. From brief to encyclopedic there they are. Races, worlds, people, groups, from those "current" to the Epiphany Trek story line to historical references or even simply noodles for possible story lines. They can be found on the Groups Page, which is in itself new.
10-02-06 I've been away a while for updates, but at long last I have a few at least.
06-20-06 New fiction by Susan Stahl on the Epiphany Trek Stories page.
The Women's Song Torg lies dead. It falls to his youngest child, and a girl at that, to fight his last fight for Honor's sake.
05-27-06 More ships in the Shipyard. I have quite a few this time spread over the 2.xx and the 3.xx graphics.
Lastly is Ane Confederation Ship Development. All the Ane ships in one place. All the versions of the various classes as well. Enjoy!
05-12-06 An update of the USS Kongo NCC-10455 profile. New and better graphics of the ship itself. I never was happy with the old black and white line drawings. Those are now gone. Check that out as well as the other profiles on the Profiles Page.
05-05-06 New stuff on the Amiga Sanctuary page. Yes, it has been forever. I added a picture of the names inside the A1000 case to the Amiga 1000 page and updates to the state of the computers in general.
05-02-06 Yes, it's been a while again. However changes come when they do. A few more quotes in Gadsden's Grumbles. I am continuing to work on the updates. I think I have then done throughout. Doubtless I'll find a page I forgot.
02-27-06 The Tales of STB-600 Short short Ginnungagap has been added to the Epiphany Trek Stories page.
02-16-06 I have updated and added to the Pet Page. More pictures of the Mombirds and the Kitty Boyz.
02-06-06 The rebuild continues bit by bit. I wouldn't mention it except that I have added new Flash Fiction Birthday and Imitating Art to the Jerry LaSaille Shorts Found on the Epiphany Trek Stories page.
02-03-06 NEW FICTION! Susan writes again. We have a new Harry Roberts short story Direction Sense Why would anyone go into Starfleet in the first place? A young Harry Roberts is asked to make the toughest decision of his life. - By: Susan Stahl. Found on the Epiphany Trek Stories page.
01-24-06 What is new? You are looking at it. A new page format for The Olde Phoenix Inn at large. This will take a while as I develop themes for the various pages within the Inn, but the "page on page" look is the coming thing. The Star Trek Pages have already had a taste of things to come. All the Questing stories have a new background. (I don't know if that is final) and most of the Star Trek files have a new background. Okay, it isn't new content, but I think it looks nice.
01-20-06 Big news! New complete fiction. Breakthrough R-OC/PST: The Savanna has moldered at Builder Station for 25 years. The Ane have been rescuing people from Earth for nearly that time. El Nanth wants them dead, and life isn't easy. How will they survive? A Jerry LaSaille Story set in the last years of the 21st century. Found on the Epiphany Trek Stories page.
01-05-06 First update of the year!
12-30-05 Happy New Year! A little early but this will likely be my last update of the year. Peace, Health, and Happiness to each and every visitor to my site in the coming year.
11-29-05 Blessings of the Season on each and everyone that comes here.
08-19-2005 Yes, these come in strings. Two new religions, Coran the Oathkeeper and The Hospitalers of the Rose in addition to more new maps on The Greyhawke Campaign page.
08-17-2005 A new resource for The Greyhawke Campaign page. We now have a page of maps for the Dungeon Master to use. Right now there are eleven, but more are in the queue.
07-21-2005 Big chages in the Shipyard Added to 1 meter to 1 pixel graphic.
07-20-2005 I've added a three-view of the Dolphin class in the "Blue" and "Fleet" builds. It is found on the Shipyard
07-15-2005 It's been a while since the last update. Life does get in the way of websites once in a while.
06-14-2005 Text files have been added to the Shipyard. A short blurb on each ship or object that appears. The titles are now the links.
06-07-2005 Two more ships and a bit of flash fiction. "Card Night" has been added to The Jerry LaSsille Shorts.That is found on the Epiphany Trek Stories page.
06-03-2005 More starship drawings. This time a host of little ships. Shuttle craft by the bunch. Also the SS Carbuncle, a "J" class free trader. These have been added to the 10 pixels to the Meter graphic in the Shipyard
05-27-2005 I haven't done much writing, not that anyone can tell. But, I have been drawing. At the urging of Jay Hailey I introduce the 10 pixels to the meter graphic to the Shipyard. As of yet I don't have much to show. So far:
05-24-2005 Additions to the Shipyard
05-15-2005 Back to the Trek to prove that Trek is not dead. "Birth" is added to "Tales of Starbase 600" on the Epiphany Trek Stories page. Co-authored by myself and Jay P. Hailey.
05-12-2005 Hey I can do more than Trek. Remember MD&D 2.8? Well here is Chapter Four: Character Classes, and the revised Character Sheet. Each in PDF format for the full effect. Both can be found on The Greyhawke Campaign page.
05-09-2005 And more flat models still. With the MD&D manual 2.8 eating my brain the website is getting short shift. However I took today to finish the Bat'leth and do the requested Mammoth.Found in the Shipyard
04-29-2005 More flat models for the Epiphany Trek Shipyard,
04-25-2005 I have added Rebirth to the Tales of Starbase 600 stories found on Epiphany Trek stories page.
04-20-2005 Several new ships in the Epiphany Trek Shipyard, to coincide with the reposting of Collateral Damage.
04-07-2005 More Jerry Short Updates. I added "The Bet" and a title menu to the ever larger document. The RTF file is updated as well.
04-06-2005 Three new pieces of flash fiction with the LaSailles.
They can be found on the Epiphany Trek stories page.
03-27-2005 Three new ships in the Shipyard, again from the STB-600 game.
03-22-2005 I have added my picture to the main page and updated my picture within the trekcreative mailing list page. You have been warned.
03-20-2005 The Michigan Munchie Miafa Cookbook! A blast from the fanish past! This 1984 effort is presented from the fans of the Stilyagi Air and Pressure Corp, Ann Arbor Michigan. Credit to each within the book. See how we did things before everyone had these computer thingys. This is found on the Olde Phoenix Inn Main Page.
03-12-2005 Once more friends, into the graphics program! One more for the Shipyard. This time it is Nakoo sublight invasion ship, to be found in the 10 meter graphic. Jay will know this as the "mega-bogey". That one took as long as all the others I've done in the last two days.
03-11-2005 Yea, two in one day!! More Epiphany Trek ships delving into the STB-600 game. I am having too much fun. Check out the Shipyard. I open a second buffer to fill with ships keeping the theme from the first.
03-11-2005 New ships for the Shipyard.
This will likely be the complete run for this graphic. I might have enough space to stick one more ship, but it would have to be small and it would be tight. I am starting the second buffer as I write.
03-08-2005 I have posted two short-short scenes featuring James Timothy Kirk that originally appeared in the Trekcreative forum. They can be found on the Epiphany Trek stories page. This is the second set of these flash fiction pieces I have posted. While I don't consider them "real" stories, they do have something to say about the characters, and they keep the writing wheels greased.
03-04-05 There is a date to remember. In any case.... I have added additional stories to The Jerry LaSaile Shorts. This can be found on the Epiphany Trek stories page. I corrected the order of one, added Audit and Eulogy & Departure. Even if you have read these have another look. The later ones are not as they were first posted. I also brought the RTF of these stories up to date.
02-25-05 The Shipyard Now has three-views of single ships as well as additional ships in the large views. For those that keep track:
Further updates are sprawled all over the Trek pages.
02-03-2005 New Trek Fiction. The Jerry LaSaille story Collateral Damage is now on-line at the Epiphany Trek Stories page.
02-01-2005 Old and New has been added to the short-short scenes featuring Jerry LaSaille that originally appeared in the Trekcreative forum. They can be found on the Epiphany Trek stories page. Enjoy!
01-28-2005 Yes, when they come they come hot and heavy. Another update.I have added pictures and more links to Ship Classes in Epiphany Trek. There is also some revision to the text.
01-16-2005 New content, found in the Epiphany Trek Files. The Shipyard is a series of three pictures showing the comparative sizes of space-borne objects found in Epiphany Trek. I have been working on these for some time, and they are now ready for "live" release.
01-01-2005 Happy New Year to each and every one. No new content as of this posting. I did take down the Christmas decorations. The Gift of the Christ Child has been moved to the Secret Garden as a permanent addition. It can be reached Here.