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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Swords & Wizardry Light Announcements - Continual & International :)

While I still hope to release the Swords & Wizardry Continual Light rules soon in PDF, the above is a behind the scenes peek as to why there is a delay. I don't think I could ever hope to have the backing of a better publisher than Frog God Games. Bill, Matt and crew are awesome :)

Now on to the "International" part of the announcement (from the Swords & Wizardry Legion Facebook Page post earlier tonight by +Michael Badolato )
Ok, we have about a dozen international Legion members, and more are showing up everyday. We'd love to send you a packet, but the overseas shipping prices are cost prohibitive ($20 in most cases). However, we have had a generous benefactor (Tenkar) offer to pay back $5 to any international member willing to pay for shipping....! So here's the deal: 
If you are overseas, or in Canada, and want a pack, just pay the amount for shipping via paypal (If interested, let me know via email, I'll send a reply with postage due amount);
I'll stuff an envelope full of goodies (more than our regular packs), up to 2lbs, and mail it out first class international; 
You'll get $5 back via paypal after I mail the package. 
We'd love to be able to send everyone a packet, but this stuff is being sent/given away for free, and we have to be responsible when it comes to our budget. Overseas members paying their own shipping will make it possible to get a packet in the UK, New Zealand, or Greece (the three that I have already sent!) and spread the enjoyment of S&WL across the globe!
Yes, I'm willing to put $5 towards the shipping of every international Swords & Wizardry Legion packet request. When you support The Tavern it enables me to give back to the community I love being a part of.

I don't make money from SWL, but I do want to get it into the hands of gamers across the world :)

Old Man Grognard (Glen Hallstrom) Does a Video Review of Swords & Wizardry Light

+Glen Hallstrom "get's it." Well, he also speaks highly of it and for that I am humbled.

What is this "it" I'm referring to? Swords & Wizardry Light.

Glen also shows a print at home preview of Swords & Wizardry Continual Light.

He likes it! Glen really likes it :)

Monday, April 24, 2017

The ConManKen Video Has Been Found - Watch and Listen at Your Own Risk


#ConManKen doesn't stop fleecing his marks, he just has a new community of marks.

Previous post here.

The was a Fleecing - er, Acting Workshop this Past Saturday - Given by Ack-Tour #ConManKen

Yeah, I had a busy weekend so this is old news. There was also a video where Ken tried to talk the money out of your wallet, but I can't access that anymore or I'd share it here.

Amazing how a throw away part in The Walking Dead is being parlayed into #ConManKen, "Ack-Tour!" ;)

Now, maybe its true that #ConManKen and Marcus are on the outs, because if Ken were still hanging around the shop you think he'd be all over what I have to show below. Or maybe he's producing, who knows?

I do love the "please start today" aspect of it. We aren't looking for skills, just someone that breathes ;)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Tavern Weekend Update - Of Lists, Wands, Light, Whit and a Contract - Oh My!

Its been a busy weekend. Yesterday was Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day, and with the help of the community I am assembling the Swords & Wizardry Light releases and posts for a posting later on this week. So, that is both a List & Light :)

The Wand of Wonder will be wrapping up in the next day or two and we'll be awarding prizes. Fun times.

I've got some new and (in my eyes) amusing #ConManKen updates to share. Because if you can't shake down the gaming community you will find other communities to bilk.

I've been looking over a contract for a project that was presented to me. I am quite likely going to give my thumbs up to said contract, sign on the dotted line and have something to announce at a later time to The Tavern's Community. I find the whole thing very exciting. Yeah, I know, Vaguebooking or whatever they call it. What can I say? No details until its all said and done.

Did I mention we have a guest poster this week? Yep. I'm excited. You'll know him when you see the post and I'm excited that he's stopping by. What? More Vaguebooking? heh.

Like I said, it was a busy weekend and I was out and about for 10 hours of my day today. I'll hit the

Frog God Sale Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day Sale Extended

The sale has been extended. sharing for those that thought they missed out.

Help Matt Finch celebrate with deep discounts!!

 He will not be undersold!!
 Another 6 a.m. start at the office for Matt.
Swords & Wizardry appreciation day 2017!!
We appreciate that. No one more than Swords & Wizardry creator and capitalist extraordinaire Matt Finch (pictured). In return he has a hoard of appreciation for you- in the form of savings.

Get yourself some of our Lost Lands poster maps for $5 each coupon code-  LEGION-MAP-5

Pick up three Lost Lands hardcovers! Choose between Stoneheart ValleyLost City of Barakus or Tome of Horrors 4 for only $10 each. Use coupon code-    

Need some rules on paper? How about a dark adventure underground? Get Cyclopean Deeps I or the 3rd Printing of the Swords and Wizardry rules each only $20 using coupon code- LEGION-HC-20

PLUS 25% Off all Swords & Wizardry PDFs- 
Gateway to the Legion* Sale begins now!!
*see below
Swords & Wizardry Legion
I want you!!
To join the legion!
We have begun a new project with the goal of promoting the playing of Swords & Wizardry. Michael Badolato has volunteered to manage it while I am the Frog God Partner who facilitates that.

What exactly is the Legion? Well, it's an attempt to create an appreciation society for Swords & Wizardry with a focus on the Light variant, a stripped-down-to-the-basics version of Matt Finch's retroclone, Swords & Wizardry. The system is only four pages long, uses only two dice (d6 and d20), and is the perfect blueprint for convention games, introducing newbies to RPGS in general or Swords & Wizardry in particular, or as a gateway to kids wanting a beginning RPG they can jump into without having to learn a lot of rules.

That's not to say that veteran gamers won't get a lot of fun out of Swords & Wizardry Light...they will, especially those used to old school systems where it's about the game itself and not the rules. By stripping S&W down to the basics, the rules fade into the background and the actual game play....solving puzzles, investigating ruins and dungeons, battling monsters, inter-party squabbling.....becomes the important thing.

To find out more you can contact Mike by going to the Legion's Facebook Group (Facebook Legion Group). If Facebook is not your thing than he can be contacted via his email address- mikebadolato@ntrpgcon.com.
Swords & Wizardry happens at Facebook's most notorious tavern...
Need even more Swords & Wizardry? Got a light? Or are you complete?

Either way you should come and see what is happening at the Tenkar's Tavern - a Neutral Ground

Aptly run by well-known scofflaw Erik Tenkar. The happenings in the Swords & Wizardry fan community happen even faster there. Hate Facebook? Try Tenkar's Tavern on the web.

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Kickstarter - Tabletop Gaming Maps Print On Demand! Starting at just $10!

To tell the truth, if you had asked me a year ago if I thought there was a market for print on demand gaming maps, I would have laughed at the idea. The problem is, my vision would have been obscured by years of ONLY gaming via VTTs (excluding con play). I would have missed the forest for the trees, as most VTT gaming uses tabletop maps, but on the screen.

Now, after a solid six months of gaming at Legendary Realms out on Long Island I truly appreciate what a good gaming map can add to your RPG sessions.

Tabletop Gaming Maps Print On Demand! fills a niche at an affordable price point.

I'm really interested in seeing how well this funds. I think the market for this is potentially huge.