Saturday, November 30, 2019

More Black Friday Deals - Goodman Games 40% Off - KenzerCo up to 50% off - 2019 Palladium Xmas Grab Bag

More Black Friday Sales for gamers and the OSR in particular.

Goodman Games has a coupon code for 40% off - and more codes for 20% off most of the third party products they sell in their online store.

KenzerCo has selected Aces & Eights Reloaded and Hackmaster at 50% off as well as Back Issue Specials of Knights of the Dinner Table.

Palladium has its 2019 X-Mas Surprise Package for 50 bucks. I did it one year and got a signed first printing of Palladium Fantasy (and a bunch of other stuff) - one of my favorite fantasy RPGs for the default setting alone!

There are NO affiliate links above, but there are good deals :)

Friday, November 29, 2019

Black Friday Deals - Frog God Games - PRINT Products as much as 59% off - 2019 10" iPad for $249 - Troll Lord Sale 25% (plus 10% or 20%)

Sorry I'm late getting these deals up, but I had to confirm the Frog God Games Sale. Frog God Games is running a Black Friday weekend sale on the Frog God website. A large selection on the site, PRINT & PDF, is 35% off.

But wait! If you go to Humble Bundle and buy the Orcus' 5e Holiday Horde Bundle (an amazing value no matter the system you play, and you can buy in for as low as a buck) you get a one time use coupon for 30% off your Frog God Games order. Together, the sale discount and the coupon discount come to 59% off the regular price. Damn!

I snagged the Necromancer Gab Bag myself - normally $200, snagged for $91 plus shipping.

Then on Amazon, you have the 2019 10" iPad for $249 (regularly $329) - a hard to beat price for probably the best tablet on the market if you are swimming in PDFs like me, this is hard to pass up.

Troll Lord Games is also having a sale. Here's the skinny:

Yes, that's right, Black Friday is upon us and now that we are full of turkey and stuffing and pie, it's time to get down to business!

Starting Now save on all our items, including the Castles & Crusades Players Handbook, Castle Keepers Guide, adventures, maps, 5th Edition adventures, Amazing Adventures RPG, Victorious RPG -- you name it! All you have to do is enter this coupon code at checkout: THX25 and your 25% off will be automatically applied!

That's not all!
You can save even more in our biggest blowout yet!

Spend $20 to $49.99, get an extra 10% off automatically applied.
Spend $50 or more, get a whopping 20% extra off!

There's never been a better time to stock up!
It all starts now! We'll roll this through Cyber Monday Night at midnight but don't delay as some items are low in stock.

Note, both the Amazon and Humble Bundle links are affiliate links, and a portion of your purchases will help fund The Tavern. I thank you in advance and will post more deals as I come across them.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Dungeons & Dragons Movie to Focus on the Eye of Vecna, Will Feature a Forgotten Realms Character (Comicbook.com)

Comicbook.com shared an article about the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons movie (due Summer of 2021) - Thanks to Luke Gygax for sharing the article on Facebook
The upcoming Dungeons & Dragons movie will feature at least one character with ties to the Forgotten Realms and will focus on a quest for an iconic magical object. ComicBook.com can exclusively report that the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons movie currently in development by Paramount will focus on a group of adventurers looking for the Eye of Vecna, a powerful artifact that dates back to the earliest days of the game. Vecna is a powerful lich turned god whose hand and eye (remnants from when Vecna was a mortal) grant unspeakable power. Both the Hand and Eye of Vecna come with a terrible cost - in order to use either artifact, the user must remove their existing eye or hand and then replace it with the artifact. 
Additionally, ComicBook.com can exclusively report that Paramount was looking for a male actor to voice the dragon Palarandusk, a dragon that lives in the Forgotten Realms. Palarandusk hasn't played any major roles in any D&D adventures, but the dragon was named in several Dungeons & Dragons sourcebooks as a protector of the village Ieirithymbul who concealed his true identity as a gold dragon. While Palarndusk's involvement in the Dungeons & Dragons movie indicates the movie will take place in the Forgotten Realms, our source indicates that the dragon will act as an ancient leader of a group of Triadic Knights. In D&D lore, Triadic Knights are followers of the gods Ilmater, Torm and Tyr. 
Our source indicates that Dungeons & Dragons will feature a group of adventurers led by Raven Hightower, a warrior with a magic flamesword that's haunted by his sister's death. Other characters include the "half-dragon" Hack Karroway, the gnome thief Olivan Trickfoot, and a masked warrior named Alyssa Steelsong who is set to take over Palarandusk's role when the dragon dies. Additionally, the main villain of the movie is a male drow named Razer Horlbar who once kept Raven and his sister as slaves, along with a female tiefling named Damala and a brutish warrior known only as "The Beast."
You can read the rest of the article here.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Humble Bundle - Orcus' 5e Holiday Horde (Frog God, Troll Lord, Kobold Press and More)

I've been really enjoying the Humble Bundle bundles that Frog God Games has been putting together, regardless of system. Sure, I'm mostly a Swords & Wizardry / OSR guy, but I've converted 5e and DCC RPG adventures to S&W on the fly - I doubt it would work so easily the other way around ;)

For the Holidays, Humble Bundle and Frog God Games has organized Orcus' 5e Holiday Horde.

There is a HUGE amount of amazing stuff in this bundle regardless of the system you mostly use:

At a buck you get 30% off coupons for Frog God Games, Troll Lord Games, and Kobold Press. 25% off of World Anvil is simply amazing. I may need to do that myself. Encephalon is from Casey Christopherson - need I say more?

9 bucks gives you City of Brass, a campaign worth of material and simply amazing art. How Orcus Stole Christmas is perhaps James Spahn's finest work. Crypt of the Science Wizard by Skeeter Green is a pleasure to read and run. I am curious about the Lost Lands fiction in Tales from the Roadhouse. And more that I haven't read yet.


If you run games via a Virtual Table Top, you want to buy-in at the $18 level. Not only do you get Rappan Athuk, but you get maps for Rappan Athuk AND City of Brass, with player's (unkeyed maps) and GM maps. Oh, and a huge amount of VTT tokens for Rappan Athuk, but you know you can use them anytime they are appropriate. Oh, and Fantasy Grounds ready modules for Enchephalon Gorgers of the Moon, The City That Dripped Blood and How Orcus Stole Chrismas. Oh yeah, and more stuff.

A portion of monies raised goes to support the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.

Remember, by using The Tavern's Humble Bundle affiliate link, you help support The Tavern. I really do appreciate it.

Cubicle 7 Loses Middle Earth License - The One Ring 2nd Edition Cancelled

From the Cubicle 7 website:

Date Posted: 27-11-2019


‘I am with you at present,’ said Gandalf, ‘but soon I shall not be. I am not coming to the Shire.’

We have some very unfortunate and unexpected news to share. Contractual differences arose recently which we have been unable to resolve, and so we have decided to end our licensing agreement with Sophisticated Games. It is with regret that we have made this very tough decision to withdraw.

This means we will cease publishing The One Ring and Adventures in Middle-earth™ in the first half of 2020. Unfortunately, this doesn’t give us enough time to release the much-anticipated The One Ring – The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game second edition.

As many of you know, our first edition of The One Ring is eight years old, and we had high hopes of a full product line to support our second edition. Our team have worked incredibly hard on this new edition; with many of the announced titles already written and edited, so being very close to completion makes this decision even harder.

Although we were very close to the finish line when these issues arose, as gamers ourselves we did not feel it was right for the game, or fair to you, to release a new edition which we would be unable to support.

We appreciate how passionate so many of you are, especially those who have followed our journey from first edition or have pre-ordered the second edition. Thank you for your support over the years.

Pre-orders and refunds
Our immediate priority is to make the refunding process as easy as possible for those who pre-ordered from us. We understand your frustration and we sincerely apologise for this disappointment. If you pre-ordered The One Ring – The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game (standard or collector’s edition) or Rohan Region Guide directly from our webstore, you should have already received an email from us detailing your options and outlining any action required on your part.

We will be refunding you completely, or alternatively we would like to offer you 125% of the value of your order in Cubicle 7 store credit as a gesture of goodwill. This credit can be used across all of our other lines and future products. While those who pre-ordered Rohan Region Guide will have already received the PDF version, we will not be printing this title and you will also receive a full refund.

We are commencing our Black Friday offers today which include 50% off current The One Ring first edition stock and 30% off Adventures in Middle-earth™ stock, see our webstore for more information.

If you have not received an email, please contact us as soon as possible at info@cubicle7games.com.
If you wish to receive a full refund, you do not need to respond to the email, we will automatically process your full refund within the next 14 days.
If you wish to opt for 125% store credit, please reply to the email stating this by December 4th and we will arrange your credit.
If you ordered from your local games store, please contact them directly as we cannot comment on third party pre-orders.
We would ask that you bear with us as we do our best to organise these refunds as efficiently as we can, but it is a considerable administrative task as we have a substantial amount of web store pre-orders to manually process.

Thanks to our team
We would like to thank our talented team for their amazing work on The One Ring – The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game, including our producer, editor, artists, graphic designers, sales and marketing team, and all the freelancers involved.

Any freelancers with outstanding work on these lines who have not been contacted by C7, please contact their usual contact immediately.

Thanks for your support
We have enjoyed sharing glimpses of our vision for The One Ring second edition over the last number of months, and we are disappointed that we cannot bring our extensive plans to fruition. We’d like to take the opportunity to thank you all once again for your incredible support, patience and understanding in this matter.

What’s next?
This year has been Cubicle 7’s most successful year to date. We have been awarded funding from the Irish Government to support our continued development, and have recruited new staff to our passionate and dedicated team.

Work continues on Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, led by our new WFRP Producer Pádraig  Murphy. The PDF of Enemy in Shadows Companion will be released imminently. We are excited to continue working on Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soulbound, Warhammer 40,000: Wrath & Glory, Lone Wolf and Doctor Who.

We are looking forward to 2020, which is shaping up to be our busiest year yet with many exciting releases planned!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Thanksgiving Week Sale at DriveThruRPG - 35% Off Many PDFs

DriveThruRPG is running a Thanksgiving Week Sale from now through Monday, December 2nd. Many PDFs are 35%. They are also promising special sales for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I'll post those specials when they go live.

Here's the link to the OSR releases on sale.

Yep, those are affiliate links. Affiliate sales keep the taps flowing and the lights on here at The Tavern.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Luke Gygax Shared Some Photos and News Clippings on Facebook that his Mother Sent Him

I know not all of my readers do Facebook, so this is pretty much a photo dump of Luke Gygax's recent photo shares:

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Bundle of Holding - Worldbuilder's Toolkit 6

Worldbuilder's Toolkit 6 is an interesting bundle. It offers tools to build and enhance your campaigns.

What do you get for 9.95?
Hex Kit is a multi-platform desktop application that lets you quickly and effortlessly create hex maps for your RPG campaign. Hex Kit is a lightweight, art-focused program that emphasizes simplicity, variety in tile placement, and use for online play. Created by designer-artist Cecil Howe and published through his company Cone of Negative Energy, Hex Kit includes hand-drawn black-and-white hex images, and you can easily import custom color tiles as well -- both your own drawings and commercial expansion tilesets. (Two sets of color tiles are part of this offer's Bonus Collection.) 
Export maps for your printers or optimized for screen-sharing. By controlling the information visible on the map, you can make versions for both players and gamemaster. Share a player-facing version of the map to a second monitor, a projector, or over any screen-sharing application. Hide unexplored regions with fog-of-war, and update the map in realtime as players discover new areas.
Kenzer & Company's Trove of Treasure Maps provides ready-to-go action. Simply drop one of these seven mysterious hand-drawn player aids on the table and let the players take it from there. You have full knowledge of what awaits them -- plus an accurate map of your own.
  • "Crowns": A hidden stash of royal genealogy could spark the beginning of a civil war.
  • "The Battle of Murnig Heights": An ancient battlefield is rumored to hide riches, but there may be surprises for those who tread in the footsteps of fallen soldiers.
  • "Lucky Bob's Prize": Lucky Bob was a pirate of great renown, so his lost prize must be a thing worth having. But beware the mocking voices.
  • "The Moon Key": The Church of the Night's Beauty has been sacked, and one of its most holy relics is lost. Can your players unravel the riddles and withstand this divine test of heroism?
  • "The Tomb of Prince Thiebault Ironhelm": A fallen dwarven prince lies buried in a forgotten mountain stronghold. He will not rest until he fulfills his oath to avenge his clan.
  • "Toby's Tomb": The corpses of two gnome adventurers need to be returned to their home for a proper burial -- in the heart of ogre territory.
  • "The Underwater City of Hurjurta": A sunken city holds relics of an ancient civilization. Cryptic runes show the path to the true prize.
Turn a boring, static weapon into something flavorful and story-driven with Be a Better Weapon Master Practical advice, tools, tips, and inspirational roll tables unsheath hundreds of options for fun and unique weapons. Bestow legendary names and rich histories on your weapons with robust generators; invigorate your tavern brawls with 40 distinct improvised weapons; wade through waves of enemies with exotic weapons from throughout history. Your weapons will never be boring again.
and finally:
The Books of Random Tables give you items for a wizard's chambers, campsites, desks, and more -- random encounters for different terrains -- names for humans, elves, dwarves, halflings, goblins, orcs, kobolds, inns, clans, and knightly orders -- and flavorful, fun encounters for any kind of terrain. Just a few of the tables included:
  • Items in a Troll's Cave, a Dragon's Lair, a Cell, a Wine Cellar, a Wagon, Saddlebags
  • Spices, Musical Instruments, Maps, Adventuring Gear
  • Booths in a Market, Notes in a Bottle, Talking Inanimate Objects
  • Fortunes, Insults, Beers, Epitaphs, Spices
  • NPC Reaction to Failed Pickpocket Attempt, Critical Fails for Melee and Spell Attacks
  • Reasons a Player Character is Absent for a Session, Causes of Death
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