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Friday, November 24, 2017

Attention Backers of the City State of the Invincible Overlord Kickstarter - Some Good News!



Reposted with permission:

I am Rob Conley one of the cartographers on the Wilderlands Maps. I wish I knew more about what going on but I haven't had any communication with Robert Bledsaw III for a while. I do have some good news for the backers of this kickstarter. As you all know I got the City State map and my Wilderlands maps done in late 2016. It now been a year and nothing has happened.
In addition to doing work for this Kickstarter, I have a business relationship with Bob III's father Robert Bledsaw II through my company, Bat in the Attic Games. I have a limited license to produce material for my take on the Wilderlands known as the Majestic Wilderlands. So I decided to talk to Robert Bledsaw II about the maps. There are things that could effect the Wilderlands maps so I can't do anything at the moment with them. However that not the case with the City State map. So we talked and came to a license arrangement. I have permission to release the map as a Judges Guild authorized product for the Wilderlands of High Fantasy through Bat in the Attic Games.

I am not responsible for what happened with the kickstarter nor do I have any financial stake. But we are a small hobby and the Judges Guild name has been dragged through the mud because of the mismanagement of this kickstarter. That effects what I do with my work as Bat in the Attic Games. I feel what is right is to offer each and every kickstarter backer a complimentary coupon for the release. Understand it is PDF only. RPGNow/DriveThruRPG are not able to print poster sized maps through print on demand. I think you will find that the City State Map PDF package to be a nice one.
Now for the logistics. this Friday I am going to post a code in the comment section of the September 2017 backer only post. You can use that code to get your complimentary copy. I would ask you spread the word to any other backer you know. So you know the number of times the code can be used is limited to the number of backers (965). I will be posting my email address in the comment so you can contact me if there are any issue.

As for the Wilderlands maps, if there no movement by March 2018, then I will talk again with Robert Bledsaw II and see what can be done.

If you are a backer, go here:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/judgesguild/city-state-of-the-invincible-overlord/posts/2001214

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Indigogo - LotFP Hardcover Referee Book - Last Update was 13 Months Ago, and it Wasn't a Feel Good One

I knew that the LotFP Hardcover Referee Book Indigogo project was going to be long in the tooth, but no update in 13 months (and the last update basically saying "I never should have crowdfunded this") is not a positive sign.

In any case, for those that missed +James Raggi 's last update on this project, here it is:


Yeah, 4 years now.

Edit: Hate to say it, but I really no longer have a use for this, having moved on.

Amazon - $5 off $20 in Books - Stock up on Swords & Wizardry Continual Light ;)


I love The Taverners, as they share some amazing stuff that might otherwise escape me. Shared in The Tavern's Facebook Community earlier today is a coupon for 5 bucks off a purchase of 20 bucks or more in dead three - printed - books.

Grab 3 copies of Swords & Wizardry Continual Light for 21 - 5 - 16 bucks and free Prime shipping.

Or grab some Basic Fantasy Roleplaying. Or 5e. Or some fantasy fiction. Whatever. Save 5 bucks.

The code is: GIFTBOOK17

Swords & Wizardry Continual Light

Any purchases you make through the above link helps The Tavern. If I find other deals I'll be certain to share them.

Reddit Has a Tread on Vaporware RPGs - and The Tavern has Covered Many That Got Mentioned


Ah, sweet Reddit. Where the rabbit holes go deep and wide.

The Vaporware RPG thread is an interesting read. The Tavern even gets linked for a Far West post from this summer.

It is a long and winding thread with projects familiar and others not. Still, an enjoyable read and an eye opener.

Enjoy your Turkey Day (and read about some turkeys on Reddit ;)


RPGNow Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale is Live - Save 17% on over 32k Titles



The RPGNow Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale is live right now. I'll try and find time to go through some picks but its damn near everything (including a benefit bundle, if you can believe it)

Yes, even Swords & Wizardry Continual  Light is on sale. The price for the PDF drops from 2.50 to 2.08.

You probably already have a copy ;)

Yep, affiliate links keep the lights on here at The Tavern...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tavern Chat Reminder - Tonight - 9 PM Eastern - We MAY Have a CSIO Update


Now, as always, possible news and updates are subject to change but we MAY have a CSIO related update tonight in Tavern Chat. If you backed the Kickstarter you'll probably want to hear this.

Other than that? The usual BSing and related tangents ;)

9 PM Eastern in The Tavern's Discord channel:

https://discord.gg/fReGmuD

See you tonight :)

Kickstarter - Dungeon Alphabet 4th Printing (Goodman Games)



I love the Dungeon Alphabet. Each printing adds more stuff and seems to come closer to perfection than the one before. There hasn't been a new printing in over 4 years.

Now its back with the Dungeon Alphabet 4th Printing Kickstsarter.

What's new? Well, the pricing is insane in a good way. Print plus PDF is only 12 bucks plus shipping. Seriously. Black Friday special and all that.

The book now stands at 80 pages. Third print was 64 pages. First was 48 pages.

It funded in less than 12 hours.

I'm quoted in the Kickstarter ;)

I stand by those words...
What Is The Dungeon Alphabet? 
The Dungeon Alphabet is a book of fantasy inspiration. It is filled with random tables that are themed to letters of the alphabet. For example, A is for Altar, B is for Books, and C is for Crypts. The target audience is dungeon masters and anyone who wants ideas for dungeon design. We have heard over the years that many players also enjoy looking through the book as well. 
Each page of The Dungeon Alphabet uses a letter of the alphabet to provide inspiration. In the first printing, so many years ago, there were 26 entries for the 26 letters. With each new printing, we have doubled-up on select letters to add even more material. This 4th printing is now up to 41 entries, including 2 completely new ones and others collected from our annual Gen Con Program Guides, to add a total of 7 letters that are new since the 3rd printing: 
C is also for Crypt
G is also for Guardians
H is also for Hazards
L is also for Levels
O is also for Omen
Q is also for Quests
U is also for Underwater