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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Halloween Sales at RPGNow - Spooky! ;)

RPGNow is running a 31% off sale for Halloween. Lets find some treats and avoid the tricks...

Current bestseller (and that changed as I typed this) on the RPGNow Halloween Sales list is The Cthulhu Hack at $2.06. Hacks of the Black Hack are "the thing" these days but this might be a nice, simple alternative to CoC. Unformed Realms for the Cthulhu Hack will set you back $1.69

Not sure how Fat Goblin Games The Master Player's Adventurers Journal made the sale list as there is nothing spooky about it, but their Journal series of releases have been pretty god so far. $2.04 

Delta Green: Agent's Handbook - Delta Green is the shit. Seriously. If you want to shoot up Lovecraftian evil as you go insane (instead of just going insane) this is how to do it. $13.79

Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea - This is the first edition. The 2nd edition is currently Kickstarting. The is an excellent option for OSR Swords & Sorcery. $6.90. All the AS&SH Adventures are on sale too. They are an excellent assortment of adventures no matter the OSR system of your choice.

vs. Ghosts is Ghostbusters with the serial numbers scratched off. It comes in at $6.87

Achtung! Cthulhu: Keeper's Guide and the rest of the line is part of the sale. WWII Mythos for the win $15.86

Cryptworld is also on sale. Its a fun time to play the horror genre. It's the Chill system you knew when you were younger. $5.49

I'm sure there are more, but there are over 4k titles in the mix. I may dig deeper later.

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Flash Giveaway - 48 Hours - The Ready Ref Colored the Basic Rules Red

Today we're giving away a copy of the Ready Ref Sheets, a beat up copy of the D&D Basic rules and a Swords & Wizardry Coloring Book.

Here's the rules:

1 - I'm only shipping to the US, but anyone can enter. If the winner is randomly picked from outside the states, they will get a $10 RPGNow Gift Certificate.

2 - You need to leave a comment below to enter. Thats pretty much it.

   2a - You could go to the Swords & Wizardry Complete 3rd Printing KS and back for a buck, which gives you the rules in PDF and all the stretch goals in PDF (currently Strange Bedfellows, the new cover as an art poster and Deck of Treasure) This also allows you to choose in Print add ons. If you do back, add a comment to the KS page stating to the effect that The Tavern sent you ;)

3 - Your comment must be made prior to 1230 PM Eastern Time, Thursday, October 27rd, 2016

Good luck :)

edit - obviously 2a is completely optional ;)

note - cat NOT included and shown only because she would not leave the picture

FYI - no packages have shipped yet. I am trying to minimize trips to the post office. They will either ship this weekend or next Tuesday, depending on whether or not I find more to gift.

Jack Chick is Dead at 92(91?)

Some will say Jack Chick should have died years ago. The way I see it, his time came when it was meant to come - right when RPGs and Dungeons & Dragons in particular are seeing a resurgence in popularity.

I hope that Jack finds the peace in the afterlife that seems to have escaped him in life.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Crypts and Things Remastered available in Print (Swords & Sorcery OSR / S&W Variant)

Crypts and Things Remastered is now available in Print. I have the hardcover (I backed the KS) and it is a thing of beauty. I'd review it but free time is short with some support work being done for the impending release of Swords & Wizardry Light (sooner than later, but not soon enough and yet too soon ;)

PDF is $13

Softcover with PDF is $26

Hardcover with PDF is $40
Crypts and Things (C&T) is a Swords and Sorcery Roleplaying game based upon the Old School Rules of the 70s/80s. It also draws upon the British fantasy games and game-books of that period to bring a distinctly dark and dangerous feel to the game.
It was originally released back in early 2012 and after a highly successful Kickstarter in 2015 it returns in a Remastered edition, with revised and expanded content and completely new art by David M. Wright. 
Introduction : An overview of the book. 
The Scrolls of Wonder 
The Player's section of the game, which explains how to create and play the character who will be the player's alter ego in the game. 
-Creating a Character: Guidelines for creating the player's fictional alter-ego in the game.
-Character Classes: Nine character archetypes for players to choose from. Four Core (Barbarian, Fighter, Sorcerer, Thief) and five exotic (Beast Hybrid, Disciple, Elementalist, Lizard People and Serpent Man).
-Life Events: Quick background events tables which briefly detail the character's origin and what they did before adventuring.
-Spell Lists: Black, Grey and White Magic, plus Elemental Magic.
-How to Play: The game's simple and straightforward rules.
-The Continent of Terror: A brief overview of the game's included setting.
-What the Elder Told Me: Each of the eight human cultures of the setting detailed in ten questions and answers from a young adult to a respected elder about their worldview. 
The Book of Doom 
This is the referee's section of the book. 
-Secrets of the Continent of Terror: A deeper view of the setting for referee's, with adventure seeds and encounter tables.
-The Greater Others and their Works: Three of the terrifying Greater Others and their followers detailed for use in play.
-Snake Dance: A closer look at the society of the insidious Serpent Men.
-Scourges of the Dying World: Five evil nemeses to thwart and oppose the player characters.
-Ill Gotten Gains of Dark Desire: Treasure and perilous magic items.
-A Compendium of Fiends: Dark and deadly monsters to populate your adventures with.
-The Halls of Nizar-Thun: An introductory underground adventure.
-The Haunted Lands: An introductory wilderness adventure.
-Port Black Mire: A fearsome city detailed for urban adventures.
-Notes from the Abyss: A compilation of articles and resources to aid the referee.

Deal of the Day - GM's Miscellany: Urban Dressing II (System Neutral Edition)

The GM's Miscellany series is the sandboxing / improving GM's friend. GM's Miscellany: Urban Dressing II is no exception - it's a damn good resource to have at the table when your party decides to hit the local town.

I personally think picture often tell a story better than words, but in this case, I'll be using a picture OF words ;)

That's just half of the table of the Borderland Town: Sights and Sounds. Some of these entries might spark an adventure of their own.

Normally $13.99 in PDF, for the next 23 hours GM's Miscellany: Urban Dressing II (System Neutral Edition) is on sale for $6.99 - 1/2 off. Print plus PDF is $11.98 (print is normally $16.99 on its own) Eve though I have the PDF I am tempted to pick up a print copy at this discounted price. It is that useful at the gaming table.

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Help The Frog God Redefine Philanthropy!

+Zach Glazar asked me to add to the bandwidth of a very worth cause. I'm already backing for $35 myself :)

The new face of philanthropy has arrived! The Frog God wants his friends, fans, and enemies to help. Extra Life has a quest to help children's hospitals. You are not against those are you? The Frog God isn't. He loves Children...

The event is a 24 hours marathon game of Rappan Athuk (in 5e no less). Donations can be made to me (Zach Glazar) or to any member of Team Tadpole!

Find out much more at the following link....


Sunday, October 23, 2016

So, who gets The Ogress Hacks the Black Quests of Doom...

I do love giving stuff away. Rach loves it too, as my gaming collection keeps growing and I am loath to downsize it. Giving away some of the duplicates I've collected over the years doesn't hurt and keeps the collection from growing too fast ;)

So, who gets  Quests of Doom 3, in Print, for Swords & Wizardry. I backed the KS and found myself receiving two copies instead of one. Yes, it was given away prior, but the winner was outside the States, so here it is again. Additionally, we have a print copy of The Black Hack and a print copy of The Ogress of Anubis fromNew Big Dragon Games (free in PDF) (you do live in the US I hope ;)

William Dowie, step forward! Email me at tenkarsDOTtavern at that gmail thing. Let me know if you want it inscribed "From the Tenkar Games Collection, 2016"  (please tell me you live in the states ;)

I'll need a valid US mailing address. Shipping won't happen until possibly Wednesday as I have a few more things to give away (and have given away) and would like to make as few trips as possible to the post office.

Remember, by backing the current Swords & Wizardry Complete KS for a buck you are in line to get some sweet loot in PDF ;)