Frank Mitchell's Scribblings

Once again I'm resorting to a 1995-style index page while I reorganize and prettify this site. In the meantime I've removed the abandonware and added links to previously "secret" content.

Who The Hell is Frank Mitchell?

I'm a currently unemployed computer programmer, wannabe fiction writer, and player of tabletop role-playing games. For what it's worth, I'm also a fan of Doctor Who, H. P. Lovecraft, swords & sorcery, the Ruby programming language, and questioning the unquestionable.

My Resume

Please hire me.

Social Media


All Right, Who Started the Apocalypse?, short story

... And the American Way, short story

The Coins of Ys, short story

The Dreaming Princess, novella, rough draft, written for NaNoWriMo 2005: single html file and zip

The Invaders, short story

Tabletop Game Related Ramblings

Comparative Character Generation series:

  1. Generic, Lightweight Systems: PDQ, FUDGE, FATE 2, HeroQuest, Basic Roleplaying (Call of Cthulhu), GURPS Lite.
  2. d20 Systems: An Overview
  3. Same Crap, Different Year: D&D 4e, d20 Redux, True20, retro-gaming.
  4. Let's Make Some Characters Already!: D&D E6, generic classes, True20, Labyrinth Lord, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd ed., Mongoose Traveller
  5. New Year, New Games: New World of Darkness, Savage Worlds, Barbarians of Lemuria, Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies, Wushu, Risus, Legends of the Ancient World
  6. The Last Roundup: Overview of 19 other games, campaign ideas in detail, conclusions.

Gods and Religions in Roleplaying Games

Immortal Characters in Roleplaying Games

Potential campaign settings, in various stages of development: