Saturday, December 2, 2017

Kickstarter Update - Tome of Horrors: Reborn for Fifth Edition - New Content Option Now with Swords & Wizardry and Pathfinder Flavors!

Ask and ye shall receive!

Hey! I'm new!

There was a large amount of feedback from Swords & Wizardry and Pathfinder fans asking for system specific content for their rulesets of choice from the Tome of Horrors: Reborn for Fifth Edition Kickstarter. I know, because I was one of those giving such feedback. I want the new never before published content and so should you. There are creatures in this Kickstarter that are been brought to life / undeath / demonic birth for the first time in the new Tome of Horrors and why should 5e fans have all the fun?

Well, now the rest of us can have some fun too!
New - $10 Pledge Option 
$10SW/PF ONLY Never Published Creatures PDF.  
Get a PDF of creatures that have never before been published in any system by Frog God Games. The PDF is available in either Pathfinder or Swords & Wizardry and is available at this pledge level AND is also included with all pledges $40 and higher. The rules system choice will happen in Backerkit. This level has been added by popular request from our loyal backers who use Swords & Wizardry and Pathfinder but NOTE these creatures may be included in future volumes for these systems. These will have a print on demand softcover option if the $10 pledge level gets 75 pledges or the total funding level equals $45,000. If unlocked that option will be available with an minimal additional cost added during backerkit for all backers who want a printed copy. There is NO Fifth Edition content at this pledge level.
I'm already backing for the tokens in Print and PDF. That $40 backing positions me perfectly for the POD Swords & Wizardry Tome of Horrors book of new creatures. Its a prefect bonus for my pledge.

Enemy Within Campaign - Director's Cut - Coming to WFRP 4e in 2018 (with 1e PDFs of original)

Holy crap! I mean, I seriously LOVED running the Enemy Within Campaign (until it ended with a TPK due to the party's Wizard exploding - I'll tell the story one day ;)

Now, Cubicle 7 is going to update it for the soon (ish) to be released Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4e (and PDFs for 1e):
“But we’re not stopping there. We’re creating some beautiful PDFs of the original WFRP super-campaign: the Enemy Within. Keep an eye on our newsletter, website and social media for more news!” 
The Enemy Within – Director’s Cut 
This brings us neatly round to yet another exciting piece of news. To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Enemy Within Campaign we’re going to be releasing an updated deluxe, “Directors Cut” edition of The Enemy Within Campaign for Fourth Edition!
The mighty Graeme Davis has joined the team to steer this ship (or should that be river barge?). The Enemy Within was one of the best-loved RPG campaigns ever made, and we want to give the shiny new anniversary edition it deserves!
For those that don't have a complete set, let Wikipedia remind you of what that entails:
This multi-part role playing adventure was made up of several linked adventures:
  • The Enemy Within / Mistaken Identity Graeme Davis, Jim Bambra, Phil Gallagher
  • Shadows Over Bögenhafen
  • Death on the Reik
  • Power Behind the Throne
  • Something Rotten in Kislev Ken Rolston, Graeme Davis (editor)
  • Empire in Flames
I'll fucking run this using Swords & Wizardry if I have to but I WILL run this!

And, as a side note, Cubicle 7 has lost the Call of Cthulhu license - so expect some sales this month:
Cubicle 7’s Call of Cthulhu license expires at the end of the year and by mutual agreement with Chaosium it is not going to be renewed. There are no hard feelings on either side, and we are still on great terms - these things happen. Call of Cthulhu is Chaosium’s baby and we wish them all the best. 
We’ve enjoyed working with Call of Cthulhu and Chaosium, but we’re also looking forward to the challenge of designing our own game systems for Cthulhu Britannica, World War Cthulhu and The Laundry. Putting together games that really showcase the themes of their setting is what we do best, after all! Keep an eye on the newsletter for more information in due course. 
Stay tuned - we'll be holding a sale on our Call of Cthulhu titles in December!

Friday, December 1, 2017

RPGNow Deal of the Day - Cryptworld

I was busy today binge watching the Shannara Chronicles on Netflix and scoping out the Farmingdale Library for twice a month Swords & Wizardry Continual Light gaming in the New Year. I nearly missed today's Deal of the Day.
CRYPTWORLD is a horror role-playing game in which you investigate and hunt the forces of the unexplained. The Crypt Master may design any world of horror he desires. Classic horror, slasher horror, alien menaces from the stars and interdimensional monsters. These horrors and more may greet you in CRYPTWORLD
CRYPTWORLD is a role-playing game complete in one volume. 
In this book you will find: 
  • Rules for character generation
  • Optional paranormal talents
  • Creatures covering multiple horror genres
  • Advice for running horror games
  • An introductory adventure
  • ...and more!
Normally $7.95 in PDF, on sale until tomorrow morning for $3.97

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like OSR Christmas...

Its that time of the year. The weather gets cold. Front yards get colored with festive lights. It must mean that OSR Christmas is around the corner ;)

Yep, OSR Christmas kicks off in about two weeks and its time to talk about the gifts that Santa will have for the good boys and girls, men and women of this thing we call "The OSR."

I'm tossing a half dozen print copies of Swords & Wizardry Continual Light into the pot along with a copy of Glynn Seal's amazing Midderlands (Glynn was generous enough to send me an extra copy)

As with last year, I will NOT be a centralized hub to mail out gifts in print - such is the way of madness. If you have something to gift and you want it given away at The Tavern during OSR Christmas you'll be sending the gift direct to the recipient - I'll do the matching up for ya.

We can run the giveaway at The Tavern or your own website / blog / forum / etc. The Tavern can make the announcement and send folks to you.

If you want to participate as an OSR Christmas Gift Giver, email me at tenkarsDOTtavern at that gmail thing with OSR Christmas in the title.

Remember, PDFs do not have the added expense of being shipped outside of your country's borders. Gift certificates are a fine gift too :)

Lets have a Very Merry OSR Christmas this year!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Reminder - Tavern Chat - 9 PM Eastern - If I'm Late, Blame the OSR

So, I'm in a S&W / Ultima themed game from 730 pm to 9 pm Eastern. I may not be exactly on time for Tavern Chat. If I'm late, blame the DM ;)

As an aside, today marks the 2 year anniversary of The Tavern's Facebook Community. Huzzah!

Invite for The Tavern's Discord Channel:


See ya tonight :)

The Tavern's Facebook Community is Two Years Old Today - 1974 Members

I remember creating The Tavern's Facebook Community 2 years ago today. I don't know why I hadn't thought of it earlier. When the thought did finally occur, it was literally a "duh!" moment ;)

1974 members at the moment. Not bad for two years. Hopefully we will surpass 2k before the year is out.

Of those 1974 members, 1745 are considered active in the community by Facebook. Build it and they will come :)

The community is yours. Enjoy it. Post. Comment. Discuss. Most of all - do.

Here's to an amazing first two years and many more to come!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Kickstarter - Appendix N Updates - I'm Still Confused

Here's the latest Appendix N Kickstarter update. I backed for $100. I got my first shipment (which didnt have the bells and whistles of the 2nd shipment) which was the first 2 adventures. Did every that was supposed to get their first 2 adventures?

So, I'm gathering from this update that the current shipment will include #3, 4 and 6 and some extras that were in the 2nd shipment of the first 2 adventures.

I like John. I really do. I almost wish he had just thrown in the towel on this. Because the endless stretch goals made this one hell of a money sink. This is a solidly in the red project. Again, in print stretch goals can kill a successfully funded Kickstarter. In this case, we ave folks that still haven't gotten their first shipment five years after it was supposed to ship

November 28, 2017
Posted by John Adams (Creator)
Hey Folks,

Full update today.

As I prepared the next two modules in print to ship, I was not happy with the amount of material in them as compared to the first two modules. I know it has been too long and I need to wrap up this project, but I went ahead and expanded the two adventures a bit and made them much deadlier too. I have also added almost all of the Add-On Adventures to these two modules as well. I know some folks did receive a couple Add-On Adventures in print during the second shipment, but not everyone. Now everyone will. And lastly, I have also included the Kickstarter-Only Add-On Adventure #6 by Michael Curtis, “Room and Boarded.” Pictures of each module packet are below with the details.

Each of these two module bundles have been made by hand in the BHP workshop (other than the thee covers) and each bundle has been signed and numbered by me.

I am currently shipping to the $500, $200, $100 pledge levels, to those who offered extra for shipping, and to the few folks who did not receive either one or both of the first two shipments. I will post the progress each week on Fridays.

Appendix N Adventures #5: "A Face to Face With Dzyvatz," by Yves Larochelle is a much larger module that is nearing completion (just waiting on cover and map art). The plan is to have it ready, released, and printed by Gary Con. Again, everyone will get a pdf of the module and those who gave extra for shipping and the pledge levels above $50 will get a copy of it in print.

Thank you for your continued patience. See you on Friday.

Appendix N Adventures #3: “The Treacherous Cobtraps” Bundleby Jimm Johnson
"Vance’s Merry Men" by Michael Curtis with Cover and map

Appendix N Adventures #4: “The Witch of Wyfield” Bundle by John Adams
"The Green Orb" by Sal Mac and John Adams (with Cardstock Map)
"Gifts of the Only" by Daniel J. Bishop
"The Perplexing Disappearances in Brambury" (with Card stock Map) by John Adams
"The Untimely End of Scaviolus Hitherhill" by Michael Curtis

New Release for Swords & Wizardry Light / Continual Light - The Orb of Undying Discord

I'm really enjoying the various releases for Swords & Wizardry Light / Continual Light. Each release in support of the system is like an angel getting their wings. Alright, maybe not quite that but it does give me the warm fuzzies ;)

The Orb of Undying Discord is the latest release in support of SWL / SWCL. Written by Ian McGarty, a longtime Swords & Wizardry GM / player, it is a fine addition to your Swords & Wizardry adventure collection, whether you run Light or Complete.
This adventure is designed for use with Swords and Wizardry Light/Continual Light. It is compatible with Swords & Wizardry and other OSR systems. This adventure is for 4-6 characters of level 2-3. Can you brave the dangers and outsmart the puzzles to obtain the Orb of Undying Discord? This is the 3rd adventure in the Undying Orbs series. These will culminate in an anthology after the upcoming release of the Orb of Undying Law. 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Lulu Cyber Monday Coupon Code - 40% off

Lulu.com is running a Cyber Monday Sale with 40% off for those that use the coupon code CYBER40.

Shop and be merry ;)

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Cyber Monday at the DMs Guild - AC4 The Book of Marvelous Magic (BECMI) 99 cents and Tome of Magic (2e) $1.99 - More...

There's a bunch of sales to highlight - I may miss some and if I do, please let me know:

Through tomorrow: AC4 - The Book of Marvelous Magic is on sale for 99 cents in PDF and The Tome of Magic for 2e is on sale for $1.99 in PDF. Oh, and there is some 3.5 release for Eberron also on sale.

The storewide OBS sale where the majority of releases are marked down by 17% also ends tomorrow.

For those into The New World of Darkness, there is also a bundle with a very decent markdown.

Zweihander is currently $2.99 in PDF. (49.99 in print)

A fan of Matt Forbeck or Margaret Weiss? Drive Thru Fiction has some bundles for Cyber Monday.

Now through Friday December 1st all Inkwell Ideas Card Decks & Dice are 25% off in our (Inkwell) store. Whether you've got your eye on our NPC Decks, Creature Decks (5e Stats or System Neutral or Fate), Dungeonmorph Dice & Cards, or Sidequest Decks, they're all 25% off.  Just use the code "cyber-monday" as you check out.

FROG GOD BLACK FRIDAY - 30% off EVERYTHING*, 40% off all Pathfinder*
* except the Blight, sorry

Here is to hoping you are having the Blackest of Black Fridays. To celebrate this macabre sounding shopping gala Frog God Games has 2 coupons (must be used on separate transactions) valid through Monday at midnight). Everything we sell is 30% off (except the Blight) using coupon code-


Pathfinder fans get an even bigger bonus with all Pathfinder products (except the Blight).


Coupons cannot be combined but multiple transactions are encouraged.

We started Black Friday on Tuesday this year, but our sale is still going strong! Everything in our store is 40% off if you use the coupon code blackfriday2017. This applies to EVERYTHING. Print and PDF books alike, dice and accessories, all items in the Goodman Games Online Store are on sale!

While this sale runs through Cyber Monday (November 27th), do not hesitate! This has been a hugely popular sale and we don’t want you to miss out on some of your favorite items!

There are some affiliate links above to OneBookShelf storefronts. Others do not do affiliate sales but do give them your business as they are great companies that strongly support the hobby and the gaming community.

Its Been Two Years Since I Focused on the Gygax Memorial Funded - Oh, and the Death Knell of Gygax Magazine is Two Years Ago Too

Hard to believe its been two years (and a day) since I kicked the hornets nest known as the Gygax Memorial Fund.

Now, what did we accomplish?

  • Posting of missing tax returns
  • Promise of an audit (posting since deleted)
  • Threat of legal action for saying something I never said
  • Accused of harassing sweet little old lady over the mismanagement of nearly $250k of publicly donated money
  • Pissed off the youngest child of said sweet old lady

No memorial. No bricks sold. Heck, Gail hasn't even presented in front of the Lake Geneva City Council or any of its sub boards in over 2 years (I know - I've checked the records) - last we heard the two sides were still in disagreement over the location of the monument.

Then there is the demise of Gygax Magazine due to legal actions taken by Gail Gygax / The Gary Gygax Irrevocable Trust. Two years and a day or two more ago.

Next book to be published by the Gygax Trust - How to Make Friends & Influence Others Through Threats of Legal Action. Wait, that would be the first book published by the Trust...
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