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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Deal of the Day - S. Petersen's Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors (CoC)



There have been some interesting Deals of the Day at DTRPG this week. Today we get
S. Petersen's Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors. This a system neutral, beautiful book detailing various Mythos entities. I own the hardcover and it is amazing (and disturbing ;)
A Field Observer’s Handbook of Preternatural Entities and Beings from Beyond The Wall of Sleep 
"With its clear visuals and hard-won information, this guide has saved my bacon on more thanvone occasion!" —Ernest P. Wilderbeast, Visiting Professor of Preternatural StudiesMiskatonic University
Weird shapes in the park? Odd rumbling noises in the basement? A lurking dread in the kitchen? 
Bad dreams involving strange adventures and bizarre creatures? 
Identifying the lurking horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos is never an easy task, so researchers need all the help they can get—don’t leave home without the Field Guide! 
An essential spotter’s guide for the budding and experienced preternaturalist.
• Accurate and complete
• 53 Lovecraftian creatures categorized and detailed
• Full color illustrations
• Size comparison charts
• Habitat, distribution, and life cycle notes
• How to distinguish similar-seeming entities
• Observer warnings
• Bibliography and recommended reading list
Illustrations and descriptions from the Cthulhu Mythos and Dream Cycle based upon
the creations of H.P. Lovecraft.
Normally $17.95, S. Petersen's Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors is on sale for 24 hours for $7.18 in PDF (60% off) 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Deal of the Day - Lordling: Fantasy Role-Playing Game for Kids


This is one of those times where I say to myself: How did I miss this release?

Lordling: Fantasy Role-Playing Game for Kids is today's DTRPG Deal of the Day. I'm more surprised that I never heard of this and it released back in April!

Normally 5.99, recently on sale for 4.25, Lordling: Fantasy Role-Playing Game for Kids is now on sale for 3.59.
Lordling is the baton to hand off fantasy role-playing to the next generation! 
It is an introductory role-playing game for kids. Play all of the classic race classes from Labyrinth Lord, but with a new streamlined system perfect for young new players. 
Lordling is meant to be used by a mentor to teach young kids how to play role-playing games. It is a self-contained game, but as the players become more experienced it will benefit from using Labyrinth Lord for additional material. 
Finally! Your kids are ready to play. But can you handle their imaginations? 
Lordling presents rules very similar to B/X, but uses 2d6 or 1d6 for resolution. The overall system is streamlined for kids, but with enough detail that it can also be used as a "beer & pretzels" RPG for adults or older kids.
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Tavern Chat - Tonight 9 PM Eastern - Your Escape to the Neighborhood Tavern (BYOB)



Yep, today is a Wednesday, which means tonight at 9 PM Eastern is Tavern Chat. Hang with other old school gamers, chew the fat and share some virtual beers.

It's always a good ole time :)

Here's the link to The Tavern's Discord Server - https://discord.gg/7shnS6

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Deal of the Day - Mithgarthr RPG Core Rulebook just 4 bucks (5e in an OSR friendly package)



I first looked at the Mithgarthr RPG nearly two years ago, and just like back then I like what I see. It's a streamlined 5e chassis which includes a setting in under 200 pages. Now THAT is more my speed ;)

Well, the Mithgarthr Core Rulebook is today's DriveThruRPG Deal of the Day and if you haven't looked at it yet, for 4 bucks (normally 20 - so that's 80% off) here's your opportunity. Its 5e in an OSR friendly package. Now, it might be the dark setting that makes Mithgarthr feel more OSR, but I Iike it :)
Introducing Mithgarthr: The Roleplaying Game! Enter a rich, original world inspired by Norse and Germanic culture. Explore the dark places where Gooblitts and Dýrverr roam. Battle against the treacherous forces of Chaos led by Orcus and The Thrir. Die horribly at the hands of greenskins while trying to get rich quick with your friends! 
Mithgarthr takes its mechanics from the fifth edition of the world's most popular role playing game, but molds them against its grim setting. Characters start at zero level with just the skills they have from their mundane profession (of which there are nine to choose from) and a desire to make a better life for themselves. Players may choose from seven races including the murine Ratten and the winged, hawk-like Fjothr. Life is cheap and death comes often, but those adventurers who survive long enough to attain first level have eight iconic classes to choose from. Magic is cast using a point system, and is less common than usual. Monsters have their own magic system, drawing their power from Orcus. 
Included in the core rulebook are everything you need to play the game! Character creation rules, combat, adventuring, equipment, magic, monsters, world setting information, and even a fully fleshed out town and surrounding wilderness to start.
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