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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Gary Con Deals and Freebies for All


Gary Con has gone Virtual Table Top this year due to the pandemic. If you see a sponsor you would like to support PLEASE use their link and take advantage of the available discounts and freebies.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Select Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperboria Titles at 40% Off



Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperboria is probably THEE Swords & Sorcery OSR ruleset. Now you can get the Player's Manual and two AS&SH adventures (Ghost Ship of the Desert Dunes and Beneath the Comet) at 40% off. No, you don't need to run the adventures with AS&SH but why wouldn't you? ;)

Here's the link to 40% off AS&SH.

Sale runs through Saturday, March 21st, 2020.


Thursday, March 19, 2020

Some Free & PWYW Titles to Distract You During "Self Isolation" Time

Corona Virus 19. It is shutting countries down. We are self-isolating. We need distractions and I have some. They are all free or PWYW. Let's peek, shall we?

Dear members of the Chaosium tribe,

Many of you - like us - may be staying put at home over the coming weeks. We're all in this together, and to help keep spirits up and minds occupied, the Chaosium team is working on some fun and engaging diversions we can enjoy while staying in, working-from-home, in quarantine, or in self-isolation.

To start things off at #homewithchaosium, we've made the Gold ENnie award-winning Call of Cthulhu the Coloring Book available as a free download (FREE)

While away the hours in lockdown coloring an amazing array of scenes, with striking images from H.P. Lovecraft’s stories­—and the Call of Cthulhu RPG his imagination inspired (Horror on the Orient Express, Masks of Nyarlathotep, The Fungi from Yuggoth and more).

Wishing everyone all the best until the Stars are Right again.
— your friends at Chaosium
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The Fantasy AGE Basic Rulebook (FREE) is your entry point to tabletop roleplaying. Now you can be the
hero in your own sword and sorcery adventures!

This is the game played on Wil Wheaton’s new tabletop RPG show, Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana.

The Adventure Game Engine (AGE) rules are easy to learn, and feature an innovative stunt system that keeps the action tense and exciting. This Basic Rulebook includes full 20 level advancement for all three classes, a new magic system, advice for players and GMs, and an introductory adventure so you can get started right away. You can use Fantasy AGE to run adventures in the campaign setting of your choice or a world of your own creation. A new AGE is upon us!
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Tiny Supers (PWYW) is the newest iteration of the minimalist roleplaying system TinyD6! Powered by the TinyD6 engine, with streamlined mechanics that utilize only one to three single six-sided dice on every action, characters that can be written on a 3x5 notecard, and easy to understand and teach rules, Tiny Supers is great for all groups, ages, and experience levels who want to enjoy fast and accessible superheroics! Characters are created quickly, with a simple power selection system designed to be fast, inuitive, and easy to understand.

A wide range of innovations on the TinyD6 ruleset allow you to craft nearly any superhero you can imagine. Versatile Power Traits model comic book style powers, utilizing a 3-tier format to show the increasing potency of superpowers. Subtle changes to the combat system allow for quick, cinematic comic book action, while still remaining easy to resolve and understand!

Featuring the near-future comic-inspired GallantVerse (Gallant Knight Games’ first default TinyD6 setting!), as well as standalone micro-verses, Tiny Supers provides you with a toolbox approach and framework to create exciting and easy to run superhero stories at your table!

So grab some dice, some pencils, some friends, and get ready for some minimalist, straight-forward, super-heroic roleplaying!
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What if the B/X engine was used to create a mashup of a certain 1980s para-military post apoc game,
another game set in a world of rampaging mutants, and the coolest elite military unit comic of all time?

It would probably look like this.

Michael T. Desing’s Army Ants: Twilight is two things: first, it’s an ongoing narrative about a group of ants at the end of the Ant/Wasp War, © Michael T. Desing. It is also a roleplaying game for two or more players, released under the Open Game License.

As a reader, you will hopefully decide to follow the exploits of a team of army ants on their greatest, and possibly final, adventure.

As a player, you will take on the role of an army ant or an allied bug, traversing the wilds. You will join with a team of other bugs to overcome the challenges that the referee places before you. You will use these rules, an assortment of dice, and your imagination to craft a shared tale of your adventures.

This core ruleset, which is also the first issue of the ongoing series, is released as a PWYW book in glorious full color, the way the 1980s would have wanted.
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The Fantasy Trip: Melee - A classic game of fantasy combat. Create characters in just a few minutes – then send them into the arena. Winners become stronger and faster for the next battle. Losers die.

Each counter in this fast-moving game is a single warrior. Players choose weapons and tactics for their fighters and send them into combat against men, beasts, or monsters – to victory, or death.

This is the basic combat system for The Fantasy Trip.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Sale - Wilderlands of High Fantasy Maps Reduced in Price


Originally shared at Bat in the Attic. Reshared with permission.

note: below is from Rob Conley

Given what happened recently with Judges Guild I have not been promoting my products even though I still offer them for sale. Still, I have been getting a steady stream of sales and I thank everybody who purchased one of my products.

With problems caused by the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) many companies been offering various products for free or at a reduced price.

I am offering the PDFs of the first set of maps for Wilderlands of High Fantasy for half off and reducing the price of the print version by $5. Remember the PDF of the guidebook comes with the maps so you only need to buy the guidebook for $5.99 if you want a print copy.

Rob's Note: Offering a combo map/book product was also an experiment. You can't bundle them due to the fact that OneBookshelf has two different printing services for posters/cards versus books. I thought I would make the map the primary product and the guidebook the add-on.

In hindsight, this would have been better if the guidebook was the primary product with all the PDF including those of the map. And the poster product was the add-on. The PDF option for the poster would be free and be a promotional brochure. I will talk more about this when I release the Wild North.

As for the Wild North, I am in the midst of drawing up the towns. There are five important towns in the setting. The major difference is that Russian houses are built on lots and have fenced-in yards. So it is more open than a traditional medieval city. Of course, at the center is the kremlin or citadel. Most of the town at this point in the history of the Wild North only has wooden kremlin.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Kickstarter - The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar: A DCC Boxed Set


I'm a huge fan of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. I simply devoured the Lankhmar series in junior high and the Lankhmar setting book from TSR was one of my earliest setting books. It was probably the first city setting I ever ran with.

Goodman Games produced the Lankhmar setting boxed set via Kickstarter prior, but the new Kickstarter: The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar literally stands alone. If you don't own the prior Lnkhmar boxed set, it "includes a primer on DCC Lankhmar rules, so you can play it with simply the DCC RPG core rulebook."

The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar boxed set in print and PDF is merely 50 bucks. I suspect I'll soon own more Lankhmar ;)
From the most famous city in the history of fantasy comes a sword-and-sorcery adventure to test the finest gamers! The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar is a level 3 Dungeon Crawl Classics boxed set that sends characters into the hot cellars beneath Thieves’ House, across the sooty rooftops of the City of Sevenscore Thousand Smokes, and on to a mad dash through the palace of the Overlord. Featuring design leads Harley Stroh and Marc Bruner with cover art by Doug Kovacs, this boxed set comes with everything you need to run an epic adventure over several sessions, whether you run it as a tournament or as part of an ongoing campaign.

Monday, March 16, 2020

PWYW - Tiny Supers (d6)


I really like the Tiny d6 rules engine. I can wrap my head around it and it is simple - literally. Now, Gallant Knight Games is offering Tiny Supers at PWYW pricing - this includes print copies too.

How does that break down?

PDF - minimum pricing - free

Hardcover - premium - minimum pricing - 24.80
Hardcover - standard - minimum pricing -  14.93

Softcover, premium - minimum pricing - 20.24
Softcover, standard - minimum pricing -  10.37
Powered by the TinyD6 engine, with streamlined mechanics that utilize only one to three single six-sided dice on every action, characters that can be written on a 3x5 notecard, and easy to understand and teach rules, Tiny Supers is great for all groups, ages, and experience levels who want to enjoy fast and accessible superheroics! Characters are created quickly, with a simple power selection system designed to be fast, inuitive, and easy to understand.  
A wide range of innovations on the TinyD6 ruleset allow you to craft nearly any superhero you can imagine. Versatile Power Traits model comic book style powers, utilizing a 3-tier format to show the increasing potency of superpowers. Subtle changes to the combat system allow for quick, cinematic comic book action, while still remaining easy to resolve and understand!  
Featuring the near-future comic-inspired GallantVerse (Gallant Knight Games’ first default TinyD6 setting!), as well as standalone micro-verses, Tiny Supers provides you with a toolbox approach and framework to create exciting and easy to run superhero stories at your table!  
So grab some dice, some pencils, some friends, and get ready for some minimalist, straight-forward, super-heroic roleplaying!
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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Tavern After Hours - 24/7 Voice Chat Channel on the Tenkar's Tavern Discord Server



We live in challenging times. CoVid-19 is closing schools, churches, stores, conventions and more. People are staying at home instead of socializing outside the home. But we have options.

Many gamers are turning to VTTs, to the point that Roll20 was having server and connection issues last night.

Sometimes you want to talk about gaming and geek stuff. Or about current events (not politics) For me, that is the highlight of every convention I've ever gone to. Gaming is a blast but hanging in the hotel bar and chewing the shit with other gamers is priceless.

On the Tenkar's Tavern Discord Server, we are opening up a new voice channel for those that just want to hang out with other gamers and geeks. No convention, no problem. No after game bullshitting because there is face to face game? Stop by Tavern After Hours. If there is no one else in the room, just by logging into the room, others will likely drop in to join. I should be logged in off and on throughout the day. This is in addition to the weekly Thursday Night Tavern Chat Hangout in the Speakeasy.

If what you want to do is use text to chat, we have the #common-room.

We are looking forward to seeing you over at The Tenkar's Discord Server.

Link to invite:  https://discord.gg/4sHwScH




Pacesetter Games & Simulations is Offering Three 1e Solo Modules at PWYW Pricing


From Bill Barsh, Pacesetter Games:

With the news of the cancellation, we at Pacesetter want to offer a few things for Gary Con attendees. We have modified our three AD&D solo modules on drivethrurpg to PAY WHAT YOU WANT. With so many groups shutting down, here is your chance to still play some AD&D. If you do decide to donate, we are donating all the proceeds to Gary Con charities - Wounded Warrior Project and Extra Life. These charities are definitely losing out and we are committed to doing what we can. As an Army veteran of two wars, I'm certainly attuned to the need. Let's all do what we can. Don't need the modules, please go to the charities directly. They always need the help. Again, thank you Luke Gygax and company.

If you can't donate, please grab the modules anyway! Fight some monsters, solve some mystery, grab some treasure, its what Gary would do!

https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=10043&fbclid=IwAR13ROZTkgD3YSQ7QaHE2t_4ZcX0hqM9-HyqzeTqwChDVVios5qUwh03dnw

https://www.extra-life.org/

Links to Modules:

I3-Ruins-of-the-Red-Moon

I2-Beyond-the-Black-Wall

I1-Grave-of-the-Green-Flame

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