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Saturday, March 2, 2024

Crowdfunding - HEROIC the Role Playing Game (FASERIP Clone)

I'm finding it really interesting to see the number of projects going straight to Backerkit for funding )and totally bypassing Kickstarter). All I've heard from creators using Backerkit is simply how much better the service is.

HEROIC is a clone - of sorts - of the old Marvel SuperHeroes RPG from TSR. Famous for its color-coded charts, my experience with the system was the Conan RPG, and it worked well.

HEROIC is a Neo Clone of the old-school MSH Advanced game by TSR that combines aspects of modernization as well as parts of the Astonishing Super Heroes RPG by Tim Bannock.

In its final form it will be a 200 page full colour game book, available as PDF, as well as softcover and hardcover POD (Print on Demand) by DTRPG (Drivethrurpg). Everything you need to play will be in the book, including an introductory adventure and characters from the Zenith Comics Universe.

There are essentially three tiers for backing HEROIC - PDF at $25 - Softcover print plus PDF at $50, and hardcover plus PDF at $70, shipping not included.

I must say, I really appreciate the highlighted art, as it reminds me of the later days of the silver age of comics in the late 70s and 80s.

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Friday, March 1, 2024

Deal of the Day - Ravensrook: A Grimdark Urban Fantasy Setting (OSR/5e)

Settings. Can you really have too many? I find that I love reading new settings, and liberally steal, or borrow, depending on your point of view, from different settings to make my own setting complete. Urban settings have their own, special appeal, as they are easier to drop into a different setting more or less whole.

Ravensrook: A Grimdark Urban Fantasy Setting is a setting suitable for both the OSR and 5e rulesets. Normally 10 bucks in PDF, Ravensrook is on sale for a mere 5 bucks until tomorrow morning, March 1st.

The Lands of the Free Lords is a patchwork of petty kingdoms, bandit lords, and misfit war camps sandwiched between evil empires, do-gooder nations, and religious zealots. While regional warlords rose and fell over the ages, there was one constant within this chaotic land - the famed city of Ravensrook. The Black-Winged City of Bandits and Brigands. The only proper city within the Lands of the Free Lords.

This supplement is fully compatible with 5th edition as well as the OSR.

Includes:

  • A history of Ravensrook and its region, the Lands of the Free Lords.
  • A full overview of the city’s government; Guilded-law, the Members of the Council of Lords, and the new Governor.
  • A full breakdown of the four tiers of the city, along with the prominent businesses and Guilds to be found in each one.
  • A full city map showing the locations of all the important businesses, Guild Halls, and governmental buildings.
  • Information on 14 different factions within the city that are vying for power and control.
  • Entries on the top 16 Guilds of the city.
  • 23 entries for the most important NPCs to be found within the city along with role-playing notes.
  • A listing of all the Gods worshiped within Ravensrook along with monsters specific to the city and their statblocks.


 

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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Free OSR - Cha'alt (Gonzo Setting)

I've known Venger for several years. We've butted heads in the past, at times quite vocally, but one thing that is consistent with V is the quality of the work he does. Love him or hate him, if you like gonzo in your OSR, few compare to V and his releases.

Venger is running a sale today for his Cha'alt setting. Physical books are 20 bucks plus 5 bucks shipping:

For one unbelievable day... February 29th, Leap Day, I'm selling the gorgeous, professionally printed, signed and numbered Cha'alt hardcover book for only $20 + $5 shipping/handling.

What is Cha'alt (in case you were sent here by a friend of a friend)?  It's my eldritch, gonzo, science-fantasy, post-apocalypse, humor, sleaze, pop-culture, exploitation grindhouse campaign setting.  It's a system-neutral OSR and 5e compatible tome of lore, factions, new races, adventures, locations, monsters, magic items, high tech, and features The Black Pyramid, a darkly weird megadungeon funhouse that's like nothing you've ever seen.

Check out the reviews, testimonials, vlogs, word of mouth, and hushed whispers of lurid illumination, unutterable chanting, and that foul piping music interspersed with foreboding drums!  According to the RPG Pundit, Cha'alt is a masterpiece of stupid gonzo fantasy!

After the last sale and Kickstarter, I only have about 300 left to sell.  Want your book by this time next week?  Paypal me the $25 [USA only; foreign shipping is $60 for book + shipping] at...

Venger.Satanis@yahoo.com

But maybe you want to see what you are getting first. Or maybe you don't want to pay at all. In that case, V is offering Cha'alt for FREE today in PDF.




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