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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Swords & Wizardry Continual Light Available in Print on Amazon - Free Prime Shipping

I expected to have to wait until the weekend for Amazon to put Swords & Wizardry Continual Light on sale, but it happened tonight. Holy cow (and Tavern Chat is still up as I type this with Bill Webb on a roll)

The price for Swords & Wizardry Continual Light in print is 7 bucks. If you have Amazon Prime, it ships free.

Swords Wizardry Continual Light - Print

There are about 5 black pages at the end (minimum book size is 24 pages at CreateSpace) which will be offered, in the future, to third party publishers to freely advertise their support material for SWCL.

Remember, you can grab SWCL at PWYW pricing at RPGNow.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tavern Chat Tonight - 9 PM Eastern - Bill Webb on the FGG Discord at 10 PM Eastern - Afterwards? He May Wander Into Tavern Chat

Its Wednesday, so tonight is Tavern Chat!

What are we going to talk about? Well, I'm sure Swords & Wizardry Continual Light will come up among other things ;)

Tavern Chat runs from 9PM Eastern until we start to nod off - usually between 1230 and 1 AM.

Use the following link to join The Tavern's Discord Server:


Tonight though, the Frog God Games Discord server is running a Q&A with none other that Bill Webb at 10 PM Eastern.

You can use this link to join in:  https://discord.gg/uswugvF

I have it on good authority that Bill MAY (as in, probably but not 100%) pop into Tavern Chat afterwards.

Bill is aways a good time, so catch him in both locations if you can tonight.

State of The Tavern - Juggling Balls of Continual Light

Swords & Wizardry Continual Light has sold over 300 PDF copies in 48 hours at OneBookShelf's two storefronts. Wow. Simply wow. Thank you.

Proof copies of SWCL should arrive from CreateSpace tomorrow and if all goes well print on demand copies should be available at Amazon by the weekend. The plan is to also have a few dozen signed and numbered print copies of SWCL available for sale at the Frog God booth at GameHole. I can only bring what fits in the carry on, so numbers will be limited.

Files for OneBookShelf and Lulu will be worked on this week, so figure a few more weeks before print on demand is available at those sources.

More immediately, the monster and magic item releases from September should be laid out and sent to backers by the end of the weekend. Work begins on The Tavern funded adventure this week also. Hope to have that up by GameHole.

Folks have asked about Torchlight, the Swords & Wizardry Magazine. Now that Swords & Wizardry Continual Light has released everything else should start falling into place. I'm aiming for a January release for the Torchlight PDF, but in any case I expect print copies to be available at GaryCon in March.

Clan & Hammer is something I'm excited to start working on beyond my initial notes. Its my dwarven RPG built off of Swords & Wizardry Continual Light. Probably not much will be done there until the first issue of Torchlight is mostly done, but sometimes the muse decides on its own ;)

I am ever grateful for the support I've gotten from the community. Your feedback on the SWCL Beta and SWCL Pre-Release Candidate was invaluable. If you haven't grabbed a copy of SWCL yet, do so. Its PWYW, so there's no reason not to.

If you get a chance, please leave a review at RPGNow, even if its critical. Reviews are the bread and butter of success. And spread the word. The more copies in the wild, the more potential third party support for Swords & Wizardry Continual Light.

Which reminds me. I need to put SWCL together as a .doc file for those looking to hack it into other genres and such. Adding that to the list ;)

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Kickstarter - Tales From the Magician's Skull (Swords & Sorcery Fiction)

Have I mentioned I have a real problem reading novels these days? Seriously, I used to read 6 books a month before chemo. Now I'm lucky if i read 2 a year. No problem with short stories though and that's why Tales From the Magician's Skull Kickstarter has a HUGE appeal to me.

Swords & Sorcery short stories? Brought to you by Goodman Games? Holy shit, I'm in! heh
Tales From the Magician's Skull is a printed fantasy magazine dedicated to presenting all-new sword-and-sorcery fiction by the finest modern crafters in the genre. These stories are the real thing, crammed with sword-swinging action, dark sorceries, dread, and ferocious monsters -- and they hurtle forward at a headlong pace. 
Issue #1 is complete and ready for printing. It is brimming with 72 pages and contains 7 stories, each featuring a full page black-and-white illustration. When appropriate to the tale, maps to terrifying tombs and sinister lairs are included as well. Each story has been written, edited, illustrated, and laid out in classic pulp magazine format. A bonus section translates elements from each story - creatures, magic items, and more - into Dungeon Crawl Classics game terms. 
Issue #1 features fiction by James Enge, John C. Hocking, Howard Andrew Jones, Aeryn Rudel, Bill Ward, C. L. Werner, and Chris Willrich. The magazine is edited by Howard Andrew Jones and published by Joseph Goodman of Goodman Games, with layout by Lester B. Portly. 
Each story is lovingly illustrated by industry stalwarts, and issue #1 features art by Jennell Jaquays, Doug Kovacs, Willam McAusland, Brad McDevitt, Ian Miller, Russ Nicholson, and Stefan Poag.
In for two issues, print plus PDF.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Swords & Wizardry Continual Light - 220 Downloads in 24 hours of Release at RPGNow

As I stated yesterday, the response to Swords & Wizardry Continual Light has been amazing. I'm almost at a loss for words and that's damn rare for me ;)

220 downloads of SWCL in 24 hours is humbling, because the bar has been set and I'll need to keep it high.

SWCL is #1 in the Hottest Small Press and #11 in the Bestselling Titles (it briefly held the #3 spot overnight - ah well) at RPGNow.

The one thing Swords & Wizardry Continual Light needs is reviews, especially at RPGNow. Honest ones. I know some of The Tavern's Community have been using the beta rules of SWCL so you may be able to point out its virtues (as well as flaws)

You can download a copy of Swords & Wizardry Continual Light at RPGNow. Pricing is PWYW so feel free to just grab it and tip later if you so desire or not tip at all.

Should be getting proof prints from CreateSpace this week and if all goes well, Amazon sales for print copies will be up by the weekend. Files for RPGNow and Lulu POD will be worked on later this week.

Thank you all.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Swords & Wizardry Continual Light - Number 1 on the RPGNow Hottest Small Press

Thank you! You've helped drive Swords & Wizardry Continual Light to the #1 spot on the RPGNow Hottest Small Press List.


Its also sitting at #12 overall.

If you have grabbed a copy of the PDF, please do. Its priced at PWYW so grab it for free. You can always tip later :)

Print proofs shipped from CreateSpace this morning. If all goes weill, print copies should be on sale at Amazon this week!

Swords & Wizardry Continual Light is LIVE on RPGNow in PDF!

Happy Happy Joy Joy!

Swords & Wizardry Continual Light is on sale at RPGNow in PDF! It is priced at Pay What You Want (PWYW) so grab it for free if you so desire. (you can always tip later if the urge hits you)

This was a work of love by +James Spahn , +Zach Glazar and myself.

Enjoy and hack at it!
You remember, don't you? The sounds of battle heard through the clatter of dice? The shuffling of character sheets? The war stories shared with fellow campaigners? 
There is a longing in the soul of every adventurer and though it sometimes fades to a whisper, you still hear it. Swords & Wizardry Continual Light marks your return to fantasy roleplaying - or if you're curious what fantasy gaming is all about, this is the perfect introduction. 
This book, a twenty-sided die, and a few six-sided dice are all you need to return to the table, recall those halcyon days of heroism, and forge brand new legends! Welcome back!
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