Saturday, May 9, 2020

Hospitalized - The Urination

So, I was hospitalized yesterday for water retention and an as yet to be determined heart issue. Before we can do the angioplasty I need to pee about 2 1/2 gallons. Not a bad job if you can snag it :)

So far, about a bit over 2 quarts thus far today. About 2 quarts made a mess of the ER yesterday. Oops ie

Friday, May 8, 2020

Thursday, May 7, 2020

New Release: Grimtooth's Tomb of the Warhammer T&T GM Adventure

Grimtooth's Tomb of the Warhammer T&T GM Adventure - 3.95
Can you go where no Trolls dare to tread? 
Long ago, the elves killed Grimtooth's father in a great battle, They hid the troll leader's body and his mystic warhammer somewhere in the vast plains beyond the Forest of Doom. After Years of searching, Grimtooth the Troll has finally located his Father's tomb, but the elves have magically rigged it so that no troll can enter. Now Grimtooth (ruler of his own kingdom Trapsylvania) is looking for a party of foolhardy adventurers to enter Grimfang's Tomb and return with the legendary warhammer. 
This adventure has been converted for use in Tunnels & Trolls and includes a copy of the T&T Mini-Rules, allowing Grimtooth fans learn T&T as well get this GM adventure. 
Originally written by Ken St Andre & Steve Crompton it was published by Goodman Games as a DCC rpg adventure. Goodman Games has graciously given Flying Buffalo permission to put this T&T converted version of Tomb of the Warhammer on Drive-thru. We've added some more art and more details on where in Trollworld this adventure takes place. (If you've played Vaults of K'Horror this adventure is nearby and makes for a worthy continuations of that campaign.) Note that this adventure is for higher level T&T characters of 9th level & up - so you have been warned! "Grimtooth is not for sissies bub!" (as the Troll himself might say)

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020


I have the Warhammer 40k Deathwatch Core rulebook and it is a beast of a book. I'm already all in at 18 bucks ;)

Link to Warhammer 40k RPG Bundle here

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Indiegogo - Grimmsgate

A low-level adventure for Swords & Wizardry, 5e D&D and Pathfinder 1e, written by Matt Finch.

Yes, I already have the original printing of Grimmsgate for Swords & Wizardry. Forgive me if I want the new, snazzy printing ;)

NOTE: Thank you to the many fans who requested a Swords & Wizardry option for this book. That option is now available as its own perk. To receive your copy of Grimmsgate in the Swords & Wizardry version, please select S&W PDF Only or S&W Softcover Book + PDF.  To make a change your existing order please contact pexx@froggodgames.com for assistance.

An Adventure for 5th Edition D&D and Pathfinder First Edition, for Characters Level 1-3

Deep in the wooded wilderness, the village of Grimmsgate is an outpost town on a seldom-traveled trail, right at the edge of nowhere. The village’s half-ruined temple of Law, dilapidated inn, drunken blacksmith, exiled trader and a few fur-trappers are enough to keep the bloody-minded denizens of the dark forest at bay, but nobody really expects the village to still be there in another ten years. The woods have become too dangerous for the trappers who once caught animals for fur, and merchants no longer travel the poorly-maintained road.

What great evil and what fabulous treasures are to be found in these lands? A brave band of adventurers might make their fortunes here. Or perhaps they might never return …

What's Inside?

A small village with map, key, and information for the characters to learn about the area
A wilderness map and key for outdoor adventures
A temple and underground complex with a dark mystery
A variety of new monsters

Monday, May 4, 2020

News - Kickstarter Prepares to Shed 'Up to 45-Percent' Of Staff -

I talked about this a bi6 on tonight's Tavern Chat podcast, but I thought it was important enough to touch on here.

Original Gizmodo article
“While people are continuing to support live projects on Kickstarter as normal, the COVID crisis has led to a 35% drop in live projects from a year ago,” David Gallagher, Kickstarter’s senior communications officer, told Gizmodo in an email. (Less than a month ago, the company stated that “the number of live projects on Kickstarter is down about 25% from this time last year,” suggesting the financial situation is continuing to worsen.) “Fees on funded projects are our only source of income. Our margins were already thin before the crisis, and we don’t know when this situation will turn around,” Gallagher stated. 
The news of potential layoffs were reported last month, but the size of those reductions staff reductions was only made public last night by OPEIU, the union which Kickstarter employees successfully joined in February, becoming the first major tech company to organize. According to the union, members “voted tonight to ratify a lay-off agreement with the crowdfunding company after CEO Aziz Hasan announced sweeping layoffs of up to 45 percent of employees.”
257 employees. 117 on the chopping block.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

State of The Tavern Keeper - Breathing Easier but Moving Slower

I have a number of recent inquiries as to my current health. Although I give a more or less daily update on the podcast side over at Tavern Chat, it's about half a month since I touched upon it here. Recovery from pneumonia and sepsis is a long process marked with irregular improvements.

That being said I'm excited. My breathing (and associated exhaustion) are much improved this weekend. It may be linked in part to new allergy meds. Whatever the reason, I'll take it and pray it continues.

The water retention remains. Feet, legs (mostly thighs), and midsection. It literally slows me down and appears to be a fairly common after-effect of sepsis. We may change the current meds addressing that later this week after talking with my doc.

There you go. The current state of your Tavernkeeper. I'll keep you updated with any major changes. I thank you all for your kind words and inquiries.
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