Thursday, June 8, 2017

What's in the Swords & Wizardry Light "Pipe" from The Tavern Master?

Time to just "Let Go!"
I've almost caught up from last week. I've sent contact info of publishers onto those that will be doing fulfillment on the Tenkar's Tavern Crate. I now need to reach out to all that expressed interest in being part of the Crate and let them know where we are at.

Phew. Tomorrow will be busy too I see. Who said retirement was easy? Shit! That was me at this time last year ;)

Today was an "Uncle Day" which was good. It forced me to step away from all things gaming related for most of the afternoon and a good chunk of the evening. Clearing the mind worked wonders.

So, Torchlight is about two months out, give or take. In the meantime I need to create content so I can:

A- Continue in the habit of making content

B - Learn and hone my InDesign skills

C - make millions from this hobby of ours!

Last one is a joke - obviously :)

Anyhow, here are some of the ideas I've currently outlined. Feedback is certainly appreciated.

1 - Continue with more Pocket Creatures releases. I enjoy them and they practically write themselves.

2 - Revisit Demi-Options - Classes specific tailored for the race in question. Have it in both Swords & Wizardry Light and Swords & Wizardry Complete flavors, preferably in the same package.

3 - Some unique magic items, compatible with both SWL and SWC. Another topic I've addressed in the past and enjoyed doing.

4 - Pocket Settings / Pocket Genres - Maybe a Western / Eastern mashup or some SciFi or Swords & Dinosaurs, etc. Two pages of classes and spells or powers, two pages of monsters and items and four pages of maps and settings. This is where I find out if SWL / SWCL is as easy to hack as I think it is. I've seen some hacking for Supers already and it has be all fired up.

5 - One Sheet Adventures, meant to be slipped into your SWL folder. Come on! How sweet is that!

Just think, if I write too much, just more content for Torchlight. For those asking, I'm thinking "Magic" for the first issue of Torchlight's main theme. New spells, new casting classes, new magic items and maybe even some magical traps - and of course all the other goodness that gets submitted.


  1. I'm totally curious about Demi-Options. I have been since you mentioned them as race specific classes months ago. Like, if you could just do a demi-options specific blog with daily updates, I'd totally follow it. One Sheet Adventures sound totally awesome and useful too, as do Pocket Creatures and the unique magic items.

    I was trying to be helpful, but I guess I just named my top 4 out of 5.

  2. I'm really looking forward to Demi-Options!

  3. I'm a big supporter of the Pocket Settings/Genres idea. I love seeing a ruleset expanded into interesting thematic territory.

  4. I read the title, saw the picture and immediately thought, "Erik's gonna sell gnomes?!?"

    I'm really looking forward to one-sheet adventures as they would be easily adaptable to anything.


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