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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Hex Crawl Chronicles #1 - Free in PDF at Frog God Games (S&W and PF versions)


Well, the Frogs had a hiccup over the past few days at their webstore but it seems to be fixed as I type this. Day 3 of the Frog God Holiday Giveaway is Hex Crawl Chronicles #1 in PDF - Swords & Wizardry and Pathfinder versions are available.

Day 2 was The Blight: The Bloody Jack adventure in PDF. That's available in Swords & Wizardry, Pathfinder and 5e versions.

The rest of the free Frog God Games downloads can be found here:

https://www.froggodgames.com/free-downloads

Free stuff for the holidays. Enjoy ;)





On the Third Day of OSR Christmas my DM Gave to Me....



So, this year will be giving the previous day's gift giving with the announcement of the new gifts in the mix. Trying to keep the post spam to a minimum.

Those being gifted from yesterdays post are:
David Sullivan - White Star Galaxy Edition in PDF
Ngo Vinh-Hoi  - Wizardry Unearthed in PDF
Joel Watkins - Return From Dragonmount - Print
The above need to email me at tenkarsDOTtavern at that gmail thing with "I've been gifted!" in the subject ;)

Now for today's gifts:

1 - $25 RPGNow Gift Certificate

1 - Print and 1 PDF Copy of Dice Roll Zine (2 separate gifts)

1 - Swords & Wizardry Continual Light in Print (US Only - Others get $7 RPGNow GC)

1 - The Midderlands in PDF  with The Midderlands  Additions in PDF.

For the above, comment below with your Holiday wishes before 11 AM Eastern, Sunday, December 17th, 2017. Gift receivers will be randomly chosen from the comments placed in that time.

Remember, Gaming Ballistic is hosting their own daily OSR Christmas Giveaway. So, leave your daily comments at Gaming Ballistic and get in the mix!

Recent additions to Santa's Bag:

Tony T                   (1)  White Box: Fantastic Medieval Adventure Game - Print - US Only

Prior: 

Paul Baldowski     (1) Chtulhu Hack Bundle in PDF (The Cthulhu Hack, From Unformed Realms,                                                             The Haunter of the Dark, Thro' Centuries Fixed, Three Faces of the Wendigo,                                                         The Dark Brood

Hog Town Games  (3) Print and (3) PDF Copies of Dice Roll Zine (OSR)

Monkeyblood Designs (6) copies of The Midderlands in PDF each with The Midderlands                                                             Additions in PDF.
                                     (6) copies of The Demon Stones (Swords & Wizardry version) in PDF.

Brett Slocum           (1) The Petal Hack - Print

Grim & Perilous      (1) Zweihänder Grim & Perilous RPG - core book PDF
                                 (1) Zweihänder Grim & Perilous RPG - GM screen PDF
                                 and possibly Arcane and Divine Magick cards PDF

Barrel Rider Games  (3)(4) White Star Galaxy Edition PDFs
                                 (2) The Hero's Journey PDFs

@Padre's                (1) $25 RPGNow Gift Certificate

Edwin Nagy            (1) Return From Dragonmount - Print      Gifted

Frog God Games:   (1) Copy of The Blight - for Swords & Wizardry - Hardcover / Print
                                (2) $20 Gift Certificates to the Frog God Store
                                (2) (3) $10 Gift Certificates to the Frog God Store

Silver Bulette        (2) Copies Orb of Undying Discord (PDF)
                               (2) Copies of their next release (PDF)

Gaming Ballistic   (2) Copies Dungeon Grappling in Print - (6) Copies of DG in PDF (note - handled
                               (2) Copies Lost Hall of Tyr in Print - (6) Copies of LHoT in PDF (at                                                                                                                                              (www.Gamingblastic.com)

Precis Intermedia(1) Choice of one issue of RPG Pundit Presents in PDF
(Brett Bernstein)   (1) Supergame: Super-Powered RPG (Classic Reprint) in PDF

Crossplanes         (5) (6) Copies Wizardry Unearthed in PDF

The Tavern           (5) (6) Copies Swords & Wizardry Continual Light in Print

The Tavern
Monkeyblood Design (1) Copy Midderlands in Print

As a side note, don't expect print copies to ship prior to Christmas ;)

Kickstarter - Cool Dice Bags...with dice inside!



I think I've mentioned this before but I really like dice. I also like dice bags but usually the ones I REALLY like are priced beyond my impulse buy price point and I usually just get plain old run of the mill dice bags.

Now, Cool Dice Bags...with dice inside! might be a silly name for a Kickstarter but it does convey what is being offered. Oh, and offered at a really attractive price, too.

These embroidered, 5" x 8" bags are 9 bucks a bag plus shipping. Back for 5 (like a certain bartender you might know) at 34 bucks plus 5 to ship. Did I mention there's a free dice set included with each bag?

I already know Rach wants the "Green Man" dice bag. I don't need to ask. Trust me.

I'll be traveling with style - maybe even in time for Gary Con ;)




Friday, December 15, 2017

On the Second Day of OSR Christmas, My DM Gave to Me...


So, this year will be giving the previous day's gift giving with the announcement of the new gifts in the mix. Trying to keep the post spam to a minimum.

Those being gifted from yesterdays post are:
Tony T - Print Copy of Swords & Wizardry Continual Light (US Only - others will receive an RPGNow GC for $7) 
M Po - Print Copy of The Midderlands (US Only - if outside the US a PDF copy will be substituted and the print copy goes back in the mix) (Note! May not ship until after Christmas) 
Chance Phillips  - $10 Gift Certificate to the Frog God Store
The above need to email me at tenkarsDOTtavern at that gmail thing with "I've been gifted!" in the subject ;)

Now for today's gifts:

1 - White Star Galaxy Edition in PDF

1 - Wizardry Unearthed in PDF

1 - Return From Dragonmount - Print

For the above, comment below with your Holiday wishes before 11 AM Eastern, Saturday, December 16th, 2017. Gift receivers will be randomly chosen from the comments placed in that time.

Remember, Gaming Ballistic is hosting their own daily OSR Christmas Giveaway. So, leave your daily comments at Gaming Ballistic and get in the mix!

Recent additions to Santa's Bag:

Paul Baldowski     (1) Chtulhu Hack Bundle in PDF (The Cthulhu Hack, From Unformed Realms,                                          The Haunter of the Dark, Thro' Centuries Fixed, Three Faces of the Wendigo,                                        The Dark Brood

Hog Town Games  (3) Print and (3) PDF Copies of Dice Roll Zine (OSR)

Monkeyblood Designs (6) copies of The Midderlands in PDF each with The Midderlands                                                             Additions in PDF.
                                     (6) copies of The Demon Stones (Swords & Wizardry version) in PDF.
Prior: 

Brett Slocum           (1) The Petal Hack - Print

Grim & Perilous      (1) Zweihänder Grim & Perilous RPG - core book PDF
                                 (1) Zweihänder Grim & Perilous RPG - GM screen PDF
                                 and possibly Arcane and Divine Magick cards PDF

Barrel Rider Games (4) White Star Galaxy Edition PDFs
                                 (2) The Hero's Journey PDFs

@Padre's                (1) $25 RPGNow Gift Certificate

Edwin Nagy            (1) Return From Dragonmount - Print     

Frog God Games:  (1) Copy of The Blight - for Swords & Wizardry - Hardcover / Print
                                (2) $20 Gift Certificates to the Frog God Store
                                (3) $10 Gift Certificates to the Frog God Store

Silver Bulette        (2) Copies Orb of Undying Discord (PDF)
                               (2) Copies of their next release (PDF)

Gaming Ballistic   (2) Copies Dungeon Grappling in Print - (6) Copies of DG in PDF (note - handled
                               (2) Copies Lost Hall of Tyr in Print - (6) Copies of LHoT in PDF (at                                                                                                                                              (www.Gamingblastic.com)

Precis Intermedia(1) Choice of one issue of RPG Pundit Presents in PDF
(Brett Bernstein)   (1) Supergame: Super-Powered RPG (Classic Reprint) in PDF

Crossplanes          (6) Copies Wizardry Unearthed in PDF

The Tavern           (5)(6) Copies Swords & Wizardry Continual Light in Print

The Tavern
Monkeyblood Design (1) Copy Midderlands in Print

As a side note, don't expect print copies to ship prior to Christmas ;)

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ebay - 46 Lots of RPGs - Early Mythoard Contents


+Jarrod Shaw has 46 lots of RPGs bundled from early Mythoard boxes. Priced at 50 bucks a bundle (shipping included in the US) there is a HUGE amount of games and gaming content to choose from.

I'm not going to detail all of the lots but the link to the sellers page is:

https://www.ebay.com/usr/missy28675?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

There's enough in each lot to gift a full gaming group.

Everything is Dolphins makes a few appearances. If you want to roleplay Echo the Dolphin from the days of the Sega CD, here's your chance ;)

Deal of the Day - WWII: Operation WhiteBox



Today's Deal of the Day at RPGNow is WWII: Operation WhiteBox. If you've ever been interested in mixing some modern warfare with your Swords & Wizardry rules, WWII: Operation WhiteBox is where you should be looking.

Normally priced at $7.99 for the PDF, you can grab your copy of WWII: Operation WhiteBox for $3.20 until 11 AM tomorrow morning.

The Print version is normally $17.99, its currently on sale for $9.99
In WWII: Operation WhiteBox, the player characters (PCs) play the role of WWII special forces operatives. They may be formally trained and part of an officially designated special forces unit such as the SAS or U.S. Army Airborne, or they may simply be guerilla fighters dedicated to making life hard for the German Army. They may also be covert agents working for organizations such as the SOE or OSS. Whatever their affiliation, their job is to complete missions behind enemy lines, paving the way for the next Allied advance.
  • WWII: Operation WhiteBox is a standalone game that uses the Swords & Wizardry WhiteBox rules as its base. In addition to standard gameplay rules, the game contains the following: 
  • CHARGEN: This includes Attributes, Nationality, Rank, Profession, etc.
  • NEW CLASSES: Eight new classes including the Charmer, Combat Engineer, Grunt, Maquis, Sniper, Tactician, Wheelman, Uberlaufer, each with their own unique abilities. 
  • GEAR AND WEAPONS: A list of typical WWII weapons and gear. Weapons are statistically grouped by function (Large Rifle, Small Handgun, Submachinegun, etc.) with some named examples to add flavor (M1 Garand, Derringer, MP40, etc.). 
  • PLAYING THE GAME: Rules for Saving Throws, Surprise, Reaction Rolls, Movement, etc.
  • PERSONAL COMBAT: Rules for "theater of the mind" combat including new rules for automatic weapons, using cover and concealment, and explosives. 
  • VEHICLE COMBAT: Rules for "theater of the mind" vehicle combat (basically the same as personal combat) and vehicles grouped and statted out (Small Truck, Medium Tank, Small Aircraft, etc.) with named examples to add flavor (Kubelwagen, M4 Sherman, Brirish Spitfire, etc.). 
  • GAMEPLAY EXAMPLE: A gameplay write up to show some of the new concepts in action. 
  • COMMON NPCs AND ANIMALS: Stats and descriptions for civilians, soldiers, and common European animals. 
  • COVERT SPECIAL FORCES EQUIPMENT: Descriptions of some real world equipment designed and/or used by special forces during WWII. 
  • THE WWII CAMPAIGN: This chapter gives an overview of the different theaters, major events of the different time periods, and lots and lots of tips for running a WWII campaign. 
  • SPECIAL FORCES IN THE EUROPEAN THEATER: An overview of various Allied special forces units such as the SAS, LRDG, OSS, etc., resistance organizations such as the French Maquis and the Norwegian Milorg, an German special forces units such as the Brandenburgers. This chapter also runs down how to design a special forces mission as well as the different types of missions commonly undertaken. 
  • WWII TIMELINE: A chronological timeline of major WWII dates and events.
  • HISTORIC WWII SPECIAL FORCES ACTIONS: Contains a brief description of real world historical missions undertaken by units like the British Commandos, Jedburghs, etc.
  • RESISTANCE AT THE PONTEVILLE BRIDGE: A sample mission deep in Normandy. 
  • MASS COMBAT RULES: Quick and dirty rules for resolving Mass Combat as well as how to incorporate PC missions into the results. 
  • MINI-SETTINGS: Nazi Superscience, Nazi Occult, and Nazi Space elements to liven up your game!
That's a affiliate link above. Please, keep the taps flowing here at The Tavern :)

On the First Day of OSR Christmas, My DM Gave to Me...


OSR Christmas, Day I - what does OSR Santa have in his bag today?

1 - Print Copy of Swords & Wizardry Continual Light (US Only - others will receive an RPGNow GC for $7)

1 - Print Copy of The Midderlands (US Only - if outside the US a PDF copy will be substituted and the print copy goes back in the mix) (Note! May not ship until after Christmas)

1 - $10 Gift Certificate to the Frog God Store

For the above, comment below with your Holiday wishes before 11 AM Eastern, Friday December 15th, 2017. Gift receivers will be randomly chosen from the comments placed in that time.

Additionally, the Gaming Ballistic Blog is gifting on their end:
This year, my Dungeon Grappling and Lost Hall of Tyr products are participating in Erik Tenkar’s 12 Days of OSR Christmas. 
And today’s day 1. 
Each day I’ll be giving away a PDF of one of these products, and every third day (16th, 19th, 22nd, 25th) I’ll give away a physical copy of one of the two! 
Leave a comment to be considered for the drawing each day!
So, leave your daily comments at Gaming Ballistic and get in the mix!


It's quite possible I missed a gift or two on this list - if I missed something (or you still want to add to the OSR Santa list - email me at tenkarsDOTtavern at that Gmail thing with "OSR Christmas" in the title. I've been messaged through Facebook, G Plus and other email addresses and such is the way of madness. Trust me on this. I suspect one or more has slipped through the cracks ;)

If you want to run the giveaway for your gift(s) on your own site, please email me at tenkarsDOTtavern at that gmail thing and let me know how and when you want to do so.

Recent addition:

Brett Slocum          (1) The Petal Hack - Print

Prior in the mix

Grim & Perilous      (1) Zweihänder Grim & Perilous RPG - core book PDF
                                 (1) Zweihänder Grim & Perilous RPG - GM screen PDF
                                 and possibly Arcane and Divine Magick cards PDF

Barrel Rider Games (4) White Star Galaxy Edition PDFs
                                 (2) The Hero's Journey PDFs

@Padre's                (1) $25 RPGNow Gift Certificate

Edwin Nagy            (1) Return From Dragonmount - Print       

Frog God Games:  (1) Copy of The Blight - for Swords & Wizardry - Hardcover / Print
                                (2) $20 Gift Certificates to the Frog God Store
                                (4) $10 Gift Certificates to the Frog God Store

Silver Bulette        (2) Copies Orb of Undying Discord (PDF)
                               (2) Copies of their next release (PDF)

Gaming Ballistic   (2) Copies Dungeon Grappling in Print - (6) Copies of DG in PDF
                               (2) Copies Lost Hall of Tyr in Print - (6) Copies of LHoT in PDF

Precis Intermedia(1) Choice of one issue of RPG Pundit Presents in PDF
(Brett Bernstein)   (1) Supergame: Super-Powered RPG (Classic Reprint) in PDF

Crossplanes          (6) Copies Wizardry Unearthed in PDF

The Tavern           (6) Copies Swords & Wizardry Continual Light in Print

The Tavern
Monkeyblood Design (1) Copy Midderlands in Print

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Reminder - Tavern Chat Tonight - 9 PM Eastern

I'm at my pub's Christmas Party with Rach at the moment and realized I forgot to put up the Tavern Chat reminder post. Well, here it is.

9 PM on The Tavern's Discord Server.

Party lasts till 8 PM. I expect I'll be in rare form ;)

12 Days of Free Frog God Downloads!


Here's the email I received:
Twelve Days of Free Frog God! 
The holidays are about giving to those you appreciate and Frog God Games appreciates you. Each day from now until December 25th there will be a free PDF from our catalog (regularly priced between 4.99 and 17.99) .For the next 24 hours (give or take) the Slumbering Tsar Part 1 is free to everyone at the Frog God Games website: 
www.froggodgames.com
No purchase necessary. Simply point your browser to our website and click on the 'Free Downloads' tab to find the daily PDF. The PDF will be available for every system it was released for as of today (Slumbering Tsar was only on Pathfinder). So check your email or the website everyday for another free release until December 25th. Free releases are only available for 24 hours before they return to regular price. The releases can be combined with existing coupons (like the 30% coupon from Humble Bundle or other yet to be announced special offers).

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

New (Old) Release - Shadows Over Bögenhafen: The Enemy Within Part 1 (WFRP 1e)



Consider me happy as a pig in shit. Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1e is getting some love.

Now, back in the early days of roleplaying, we didn't have easy access to photocopiers and scanners. If there were player handouts that you intended to use, you literally cut them out of the book. Which is what I did with Shadows Over Bögenhafen The Enemy Within Part 1. Not a problem with a PDF. Just print out what you need.

This is a really clean scan of the original. There are bookmarks, but they are only for chapter headings, not the sub sections. No watermarking either.

Shadows Over Bögenhafen The Enemy Within Part 1 is $9.99 in PDF. I feel like I'm in high school again. Thanks Cubicle 7 ;)
Geography of the Empire is bookmarked, but The Forests is not

Kickstarter Update - Tome of Horrors: Reborn for Fifth Edition - Now with Spreadsheet of Monster / Creature Entries



Last night Frog God Games updated the Tome of Horrors: Reborn for Fifth Edition Kickstarter with a spreadsheet covering all of the current monster / creature entries for the new book. The damn spreadsheet is 10 pages long - heh.

Here's the first page:


You can read the update here or grab the spreadsheet directly from here.

I know some Tavern readers were looking for this info.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Updated OSR Christmas List - and an Early Opportunity to be Gifted


You got to love it when the OSR Christmas list of gift giving grows :)

Here's some new additions to this years upcoming festivities (and a recap of what's already in Santa's bag and an opportunity to start early ;)

Grim & Perilous    (1) Zweihänder Grim & Perilous RPG - core book PDF
                                 (1) Zweihänder Grim & Perilous RPG - GM screen PDF
                                 and possibly Arcane and Divine Magick cards PDF

Barrel Rider Games (4) White Star Galaxy Edition PDFs
                                 (2) The Hero's Journey PDFs

@Padre's                (1) $25 RPGNow Gift Certificate

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Edwin Nagy            (1) Return From Dragonmount - Print         

already in the mix:

Frog God Games:  (1) Copy of The Bight - for Swords & Wizardry - Hardcover / Print
                                (2) $20 Gift Certificates to the Frog God Store
                                (4) $10 Gift Certificates to the Frog God Store

Silver Bulette        (2) Copies Orb of Undying Discord (PDF)
                               (2) Copies of their next release (PDF)

Gaming Ballistic   (2) Copies Dungeon Grappling in Print - (6) Copies of DG in PDF
                               (2) Copies Lost Hall of Tyr in Print - (6) Copies of LHoT in PDF

Precis Intermedia(1) Choice of one issue of RPG Pundit Presents in PDF
(Brett Bernstein)   (1) Supergame: Super-Powered RPG (Classic Reprint) in PDF 

Crossplanes          (6) Copies Wizardry Unearthed in PDF

The Tavern           (6) Copies Swords & Wizardry Continual Light in Print

The Tavern
Monkeyblood Design (1) Copy Midderlands in Print

For those looking to start their OSR Christmas early:

Win a Free Print Copy of A1 A Forgotten Evil from Fireborn Games - 5 Print copies will be given away - 6 Days to enter - now through December 17th - let OSR Christmas come early ;)

December 16th starts OSR Christmas :)

More to come...

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Putting Together a List of Swords & Wizardry Light / Continual Light Releases - Add Yours in the Comments


Next weekend will be the two month anniversary of the release of Swords & Wizardry Continual Light. Swords & Wizardry Light released at Gamehole Con in November of 2016.

I know there have been a number of releases and blog postings with support material, variant rules and adventures for SWL / SWCL. I'm looking to put together a page to highlight all that material and I need your help.

In the comments below please add the releases that you know of (with links if possible) I'd like to get this together before the week is out.

Game on! :)

New Release / Mini Review - The Manor, Issue #9 (Swords & Wizardry Light)



I've been subscribing to +Gothridge Manor / Tim Shorts The Manor since the first issue. I've used bits and pieces in my campaigns over the years. Its really good stuff.

The Manor #9 isn't just good stuff. Its awesome stuff, and I'm not just saying that because its an issue dedicated to Swords & Wizardry Light. I'm saying it because it simply is true.

First we get 4 god specific take on the Cleric class. While only cover through 3rd level (or 4th, depending on how you look at it) its easy to extrapolate the full seven levels for Swords & Wizardry Continual Light. Well thought and and inspirational for others that might want to do similar for their own campaigns.

Next up is a listing and defining of new monster traits. Monster traits are what makes monsters different from each other and this is a damn solid list. Tim, I'll be stealing this.

Then we get the table set - well, random table that is - with detailed encounters. I've already got this pegged for use in my SWCL game that is restarting in January at the Farmingdale Library out on Long Island.

Last but certainly not least, Tim gives us the Crooked Man Tavern. Its a tavern meant to be placed in a local dungeon and its oozing with atmosphere. Besides, I'm partial to Taverns. Now, how do I place this in Barrowmaze for next month's festivities? ;)

Yes, it was a long wait for the current issue of The Manor but it was well worth the wait.

Five Tavern Steins for The Manor, Issue #9 (and no short pours either). The Manor #9 is $2.50 in PDF from RPGNow and $7 for print from Tim direct (Gothridge Manor)

(did I mention the art i by +Denis McCarthy ? more awesome ;)

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