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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Adding an Entry to the Free OSR Rulesets Fantasy Page - Swords & Six-Siders

Adding an entry to the Free OSR Rulesets - Fantasy Page:

Swords & Six-Siders - Swords & Six-Siders (S&SS) is an ultra rules-lite fantasy roleplaying game inspired by the earliest of tabletop RPGs (0E, BX, and T&T). Unlike typical OSR (Old School Renaissance) games, it relies on a single six-sided die (1d6). It is great for both new roleplayers and old-schoolers alike who are looking to get more gaming done in less time.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

There is Video Review of Swords & Wizardry Continual Light at RPG Crawler's Youtube Channel

This review went up in early January and I had no clue. Long story short - he gets it :)

The video comes in at 12 minutes - its worth the time to watch.

Bits & Pieces - Updates, Kickstarters, Oh My!

Real quick roundup of recent news and events:

The Midderlands Expanded Kickstarter has hit its funding goal with 28 hours left in the funding period and there was great rejoicing. Woot!

The Rappan Athuk 5e Kickstarter is right around the corner. For the OSR it means new content and VTT maps. More info when I have - literally - more info to share.

Gary Con is in 2 weeks. And yes, I'm running some Rappan Athuk - with Swords & Wizardry, of course ;)

Mentioning Swords & Wizardry...  Swords &Wizardry Continual Light is knocking on nearly 1,100 copies sold between print and PDF. I should have a small handful of print copies available at Gary Con, maybe 10 copies. Will sign upon request.

The Tavern's Discord Server has over 375 members. Live chat with other OSR fans is 24/7.   https://discord.gg/fReGmuD

Can you believe I've still got lingering congestion from last month's upper respiratory infection?

I picked up the Rocketsmart Notebook Set last night to see if it works as well for drawing maps as I think it will. Pricing is today only. Should receive my set sometime mid week. No affiliate link, just a good deal if such stuff interests you.

Think I'll stay home and assemble bookcase shelving today. Sinus headache has spoken. Well, that and rain. Which is probably not helping with the sinus headache.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Kickstater - DCC RPG compatible adventure: Greenwood of the Fey Sovereign

Some of my favorite DCC RPG adventures are the Zero-Level funnels. Greenwood of the Fey Sovereign looks like a fun little funnel at the right price - 7 bucks for the PDF, 10 bucks for the Print copy and 15 for Print plus PDF.

I love the art...

Funding goal was $500 and its already surpassed $2500.

Soft Announcement - Sometime in Late March, The Tavern Will begin Hosting Monthly Introductory OSR Sessions

Its a soft announcement because I don't have a set date for the first session yet, but starting sometime in the last half of March I plan to start running a more or less monthly session of Swords & Wizardry Light aimed at players new to the OSR and lapsed gamers. All will be welcome, so don't let experience with the OSR turn you away.

The topic arose on The Tavern's Discord sever and it simply makes sense - there should be an avenue for players new to the OSR to get their feet wet.
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Plan is to use Discord for voice. Roll20 will probably be used for the Virtual Table Top - or perhaps no VTT. We MAY record the voice from the Discord channel and post it as a podcast for others to listen to. Haven't decided yet.

If you are interested in joining us, I suggest joining the Swords & Wizardry Legion on Facebook and request your free Swords & Wizardry Folder, which will include a print copy of the Swords & Wizardry Light rules (among other goodies)

First session will probably be in the evening (NYC time) but I'm open for afternoons / mornings if there is enough interest.

More as we get closer to D-Day ;)

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Announcing the Receiver of the Tenkar's Tavern Monthly (more or less) Box of Hopefully Not Crap for the Month of February

Last night during Tavern Chat we let The Bot roll the virtual dice to decide who would be gifted with The Tenkar's Tavern Monthly (more or less) Box of Hopefully Not Crap for the Month of February.

GreyhawkBard, you are the lucky one! Email me at tenkarsDOTtavern at that gmail thing and we'll get this sent out to you. We need you to respond before next Wednesday's Tavern Chat. If we don't hear from your before then, we'll pick a new person to receive the box of hopefully not crap ;)

Kickstarter - The Midderlands Expanded (OSR Setting)

Just a quick reminder for folks that are interested in The Midderlands Expanded Kickstarter - you have three days left to back it if you haven't yet.

I have the original Midderlands and its probably one of the, if not "the", best setting books I've come across in nearly 40 years of gaming. +MonkeyBlood Design (Glynn Seal) and team did some amazing work and I'm expecting more of the same from The Midderlands Expanded.

Don't believe me? How about believing +Matt Finch :
“[The Midderlands] as a small area campaign supplement is the best I’ve ever seen, displacing Dave Arneson’s Blackmoor First Fantasy Campaign area, which up until now -- and that’s decades -- has been my favorite one.” - Matt Finch (Creator of Swords & Wizardry).
What is going to be in the new 'The Midderlands Expanded' book?

  • 50+ pages of content previously released in The Midderlands Additions, and The Midderlands Additions II, but as part of a glorious, high specification, hardback format.
  • Approx. 170 pages of new, previously unseen content.
  • More awesome artwork.
  • More locations.
  • More items.
  • More spells.
  • More flora and fauna.
  • More monsters.
  • More classes.
  • More adventure hooks.
  • More adventure.
  • More discovery.
  • More green-hued, dark-fantasy weirdness.
'Nuff said ;)