About this site

This site’s logo from 2012-2020 (Yore and the main page used to have separate logos)
The original MartinRalya.com masthead, 2009

MartinRalya.com has been online since March 10, 2009. From 2009 until mid-2012, it was primarily my online CV as a writer, editor, and publisher.

I added my personal blog, Yore, on August 28, 2012. (My first post, confusingly, is from 2010; that post used to be a page because the blog didn’t exist back then, and it was later converted to a post.) YoreWiki followed on February 9, 2019.

Yore logo, 2012-2020

I overhauled the site in late February 2020, erasing the split between Yore and the rest of it (the whole site is Yore now) and updating the logo. The current logo is in the Disco Inferno font created by Nick Curtis of Nick’s Fonts, which I licensed for use here on Yore.

Free as in beer

MartinRalya.com, like every website I’ve ever run (all the way back to my first, in 1999), is part of the open web. All of the content here is free. There’s no paywall, and nothing is gated behind a membership or fee of any kind.

I’m old enough to have come up when the internet was pretty much all like this, and I’ve benefitted from the open web in countless ways. I’ve always been committed to giving back in that same spirit.

I write stuff, pay for hosting, and maintain MartinRalya.com at my expense. I offset those costs through affiliate links, at no cost to you.

Affiliate links are denoted with [affiliate link], [paid link], (paid link), or an equally clear marker (I’ve used a few different versions over the years).

If you’d like to support this site, thank you! There are two ways to do that. One way is to shop through my affiliate links: DriveThruRPG for RPG PDFs, DreamHost for web hosting, and Amazon links in individual blog posts [all affiliate links]. The other is to buy the books I publish through my company, Halfbeard Press [affiliate link].

MartinRalya.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. As required, Amazon affiliate links are clearly denoted as such.


MartinRalya.com is hosted by DreamHost [affiliate link]. I’ve hosted websites with them since 2001 and been consistently happy with their services.

Out now: The Unlucky Isles

The Unlucky Isles [affiliate link], the first system-neutral guidebook for my Godsbarrow fantasy campaign setting, is now on DriveThruRPG.