Benjamin Kugler



You can find my short story "Song of Stillness" in All Worlds Wayfarer magazine!

Fire's Night:  

Fire's Night

A collection of shorts published with every new moon. Ran from December 2019 - June 2020.


Sareth Map

The map I use for my secondary world fantasy, both games and writings.



I've been developing an RPG system for my secondary world setting. It's mostly for use in my own games, but I'm always happy to hear about others playing it.



If I call them "articles" instead of posts it doesn't count as a blog, right?

I'm a writer, programmer, and sometimes-musician. The other panes contain the interesting stuff. Contact info on the right.

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I try to make most of my software available via my BitBucket. When coding I favor Haskell and functional approaches, so most of what you find will be in that vein.

My largest and most well-developed software project is Your Helpful Homunculus, a tool for tabletop roleplaying games designed for the GM to use at the table, during play.



I started teaching myself the hurdy gurdy in 2017. The shift from playing classical music in an orchestra to folk music unaccompanied has been a strange one, and it left me wanting for sheet music.

So I've been making my own. These are mostly going to be folk songs, with a few tunes from video games and media thrown in.

To the best of my knowledge there isn't a standardized form of sheet music for hurdy gurdy, so I came up with what worked best for me. The bottom staff is for pulses on the trompette. I also sometimes include finger numberings, as my keychest is set in the key of G and the accidentals occasionally still get me.