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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Deal of the Day - Curse of Mistwood (DCC RPG)

Wow, it been a busy couple of days for the OSR when it comes to DTRPG's Deal of the Day promotion. Today it is the Curse of Mistwood for the DCC RPG. Normally 12.99 in PDF, until tomorrow morning Curse of Mistwood is on sale for 5.20
Curse of Mistwood is the second adventure in the Mistwood Series. It can be played as a continuation of The Trolls of Mistwood or as a standalone adventure. With 70 pages of adventure and over 20 pages of patrons, spells and magic items, Curse of Mistwood has enough material to be its own campaign setting. 
A dark power has stirred in Mistwood. An evil so great that not only is the quiet waterside village at risk but perhaps the world itself. Once more adventurers must heed the call to arms, risking everything to thwart the plans of a much greater foe. Will the adventurers have the courage to seek the source of Mistwood's woes, or will they be consumed trying? 
Designed for adventurers from 4th to 6th level, Curse of Mistwood will challenge higher level characters and rack up the body count for larger, less experienced groups.
  • Mystery and excitement compatible with Goodman Games Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG but easily converted to other systems
  • 100 pages of cunning crones, eerie swamps, shadowy villains and a visit to another world
  • Beautifully rendered isometric maps by Brian Van Hunsel and Del Teigeler
  • New magic items and curses to share amongst your players
  • Detailed history and description of Mistwood and the surrounding region
Don't forget your change of pants!
Yep, that is an affiliate link above. Affiliate links keep your bartender in cold beer and chips ;) 

Friday, February 28, 2020

Deal of the Day - Dead In The Water (MCC RPG)

Tim Snider. The man, the myth, the amazing GM. Time Master, Toon, Mutant Future and more - no system will lay abandoned in his hands. Or something like that. Tim is, quite simply, "good folk" and I like to support good folk. Besides, Tim was my wife Rachel's first GM. :)

Today's Deal of the Day is Dead in the Water, a funnel for the Mutant Crawl Classics RPG by none other than Tim Snider. Normally 6.99 in PDF, until tomorrow morning you can get it for 3.49. Now THAT is a deal ;)
Mindless, water-logged abominations have been coming ashore, attacking fishing villages along the coast of The Rainbow Sea, then dragging their victims off to a watery doom. Your ragtag party of post-apocalyptic Seekers have been tasked with stopping the invasion. Perhaps the answer can be found on the legendary Island of Fire. 
Dead In The Water is a beginning funnel adventure for 12 to 16 0-level Seekers. This product is compatible with the Mutant Crawl Classics Role-Playing Game (MCC RPG).

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Deal of the Day - Winter's Daughter (Old-School Version)

I apologize for not getting to this earlier in the day.

Winter's Daughter by Necrotic Gnome is today's deal of the day. Normally 8.50 for the PDF, through tomorrow morning it is 4.25.
The tomb of an ancient hero, lost in the tangled depths of the woods. A ring of standing stones, guarded by the sinister Drune cult. A fairy princess who watches with ageless patience from beyond the veil of the mortal. A forgotten treasure that holds the key to her heart. 
Winter's Daughter is a romantic fairy-tale dungeon adventure set in the creepy old forest of Dolmenwood. 
  • Suitable for characters of 1st to 3rd level.
  • Encompasses woodland, tomb, and fairy otherworld—all in one handy package!
  • Keyed in a quick-reference, bullet point format.
  • Statted for Old-School Essentials (B/X), usable with any vintage adventure game.
  • Illustrated by the otherworldly Mish Scott.
  • Cartography by the mycotic Karl Stjernberg.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Kickstarter - Swords & Wizardry Dark: A Grim Set of Optional Rules

optional rules for Swords & Wizardry and other OSR RPGS

I'm sure I'm missing tons of stuff at the moment. This upper respiratory infection makes me feel like I'm always catching up, as I'm always out of breath. That being said, I almost overlooked the Swords & Wizardry Dark: A Grim Set of Optional Rules Kickstarter. I'm usually on top of this stuff. How could I nearly miss a Swords & Wizardry related Kickstarter?

So, what do you get in this zine?
A black and white zine with optional rules to add to your S&W game. Some rules are inspired by DCC, AD&D, The Black Hack, Sharp Swords & Sinister Spells and more. THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE GAME, YOU MUST HAVE A COPY OF SWORDS & WIZARDRY by Frog God Games or other OSR GAME TO USE THIS ZINE. 
VOL 1 KS edition will be 5.5"x 8" printed in a high quality 130lb Cover and 100lb paper. - What this means is that it will hold up for a long time and fit nicely with your new S&W Box Set! See the Frog God Kickstarter HERE 
New magic rules- say goodbye to vancian magic

New Regional Backgrounds-no Demi Humans in Dark

Rules for The Dark - dealing with stress and peril while adventuring

New Equipment Rules - less bookkeeping = faster play

Faster Monster Rules - keep the action fast
and More!!! 
PLUS: A short adventure in a minimalist layout, because you all know how to run games, you don't need a bunch of words on a page to do it. (My experience is that OSR GM's are generally pretty well experienced) 
The zine will be in a modern "Dash Board" like layout, making the rules easy to find and read while at the table.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Coming Soon - The Unearthed Arcana Podcast (AD&D 1e)

I have to say, I love the art for the upcoming Unearthed Arcana Podcast :)

From left to right - Myself, Vince Florio and Ronald Corn.

We were going to get together and discuss the show's direction and the first episode later this week, but my URI has caused us to punt that till next week. Yep, blame me for any delays :(

Here's the URL: https://anchor.fm/unearthedarcana

Now for me to start feeling better so I can put my energy where it belongs. Getting short of breath going from one end of the house to the other is not high energy...

edit: for those wondering why I was reading through old Dragon issues for AD&D articles...

Monday, February 24, 2020

State of the Tavern Keeper - I Need a Scroll Protection from URI

So, there I was in my GP's office, shortly after noon, telling him my trials and tribulations and my weekend trip to Urgent Care but 5 minutes from the TotalCon venue - and he already had the faxed paperwork in my folder.

"K, let me listen to your lungs. Yep, there is fluid there, but less than was indicated on Saturday. Shortness of breath, you say? Yep, goes along with an Upper Respiratory Infection. It's viral, so no prescription meds. Just keep with the original prescribed over the counter recommendations. Get plenty of rest and fluids. Time is your friend."

Then he offered me a note for work before remembering that I'm retired ;)

What does this mean for all things Tavern?

I was hoping to host this year's Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day this Saturday. It ain't happening. We are punting to March 14th. Sorry about that, but it gives everyone more time to prepare and gives me time to heal.

The Tavern Chat Podcast. I'll need voicemails to get me through the next few days/week maybe. Old topics, new topics - doesn't matter - I need them all. Less talking I need to do, the more likely we keep the daily podcast from skipping a day here and there over this.

‪(347) 509-5168‬ is the Google Number for voicemails.

Want to leave a voicemail via Anchor? If you have the app on your phone, just use that or, use your computer. The link is here: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat

Blog posting shouldn't be impaired but you never know...

Thanks for reading :)

Sunday, February 23, 2020

I Thought I Beat Con Crud, but Con Crud Came Back to Beat on Me

I thought I was beating Con Crud, but Con Crud came back and beat me upside the head, and in the upper chest.

To my GP at noon.

I'll update when there is an update to be had.