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Saturday, January 2, 2021

OSR Christmas - Day 7 - Bundles of Gaming Goodness

TableTop Adventures was kind enough to donate some PDF bundles of their releases for OSR Christmas Day 7. I doubt I'll wrap this up by January 6th, but that's OK. More Christmas is always more better ;)

We have 2 bundles of the Fantasy Cities Collection, a 28.70 value. From Shards of the City: People are the life of every city. How do you quickly populate a fantasy game city with interesting characters? Shards of the City answers that question!  With 25 full encounters and events (including plot hooks to draw the adventurers in for future interaction), and another 50 colorful descriptions, there are more than enough people here to enliven a world for a long time. 

We also have 2 copies of Into the Future Bundle a 15.90 value. Solid material for the sci-fi GM that likes to run a more improv style campaign. Or one that likes help in their pre-planning.

Last, we have 2 Bits of the Wilderness Quartet, (a 35.50 value) a collection of 4 system-neutral resources for the harried GM. Seriously, if you run a sandbox in a fantasy setting, this is probably a must-have in your GM's toolbox.

So, this means we have 6 gifts in the gift pool for Day 7 of OSR Christmas. How do you put yourself in the running for one of these Christmas Gifts? Simply comment below with the name of your favorite PC, and a single sentence describing them.

Yep, that's all you need to do. Comments must be made by January 4th, 2021 Noon Eastern time to be considered for the randomly awarded gifting.

A huge thanks to all of the readers, listeners, and viewers. May you all have a blessed 2021.

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Friday, January 1, 2021

Free Mapping Tool - Can Be Used in Commercial Projects


A huge Thank You to Thad for sharing Dungeon Scrawls link with me. I haven't played with it nearly long enough to truly make it sing, but the potential is amazing.

I literally did the above in 5 minutes.

The software is free to use and certain art packs are released under a free commercial use CC license.

You can even convert to Isometric View...

A great way to start the New Year :)

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Awarding Gifts for Day 6 of OSR Christmas


Alright, it's time to award the gifts for OSR Christmas Day 6.

Receiving the Print Bundle of 7 copies of Swords & Wizardry Continual Light (assuming they live in the US) is:

Franek S - I'll need your snail mail address to ship this out to you.

Receiving PDF copies of SWCL are:

Everyone else that commented. Seriously, I'll need you all to email me at tenkarsDOTtavern at that gmail thing and let me know which comment was yours. It may take me a few days to get the PDFs out, and for my own sanity, they must be claimed by January 7th, 2021. I'm simply very happy to be closing the doors on 2021.

Additionally, we still need snail mail addresses for those that are being gifted from OSR Christmas Day 5:

Bob Portnell & Alister Fa, email me your info, please.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Bundle of Holding - GDW Traveller (the Little Black Books - LBBs)

Traveller was my introduction to sci-fi RPGs. The system was simple enough, my only complaint was the lack of learning new skills as written. Still, as a GM you didn't need to track or award XP, and that was probably a blessing unto itself ;)

My introduction to Traveller was the Starter Set, with the first three books effectively rolled into one. Ah, sweet memories of rolling up Traveller Characters when I had "book room" duties. As you characters could die during character generation, it was a game within a game :)

Bundle of Holding currently has two Traveller Bundles up for grabs. The first one offers the core Traveller books and supplemental materials. 6.95 for the Starter Collection, about 18 bucks for the Bonus Collection.

Traveler Bundle #2 has a collection of adventures and supplements:

The Starter Collection (@7.95) has:

TWO supplements: S03 The Spinward Marches and S04 Citizens of the Imperium

SEVEN adventures: A00 The Imperial Fringe, A01 Kinunir, A02 Research Station Gamma, A03 Twilight's Peak, A04 Leviathan, A07 Broadsword, A08 Prison Planet

EIGHT Double Adventures: D01a Annic Nova, D01b Shadows, D02a Across the Bright Face, D02b Mission on Mithril, D03a The Argon Gambit, D03b Death Station, D04a Marooned, D04b Marooned Alone

The Bonus Collection adds (for about 19 bucks):

THREE more supplements: S06 76 Patrons, S07 Traders and Gunboats, S10 The Solomani Rim

FOUR more adventures: A10 Safari Ship, A11 Murder on Arcturus Station, A12 Secret of the Ancients, A13 Signal GK

SEVEN more Double Adventures: D05a The Chamax Plague, D05b Horde, D06a Divine Intervention, D06b Night of Conquest, D07a A Plague of Perruques, D07b Stranded on Arden, D08 Memory Alpha

FOUR Special Supplements: SS01 Merchant Prince, SS02 Exotic Atmospheres, SS03 Missiles (plus SS03a Missiles Revised), SS04 The Lost Rules

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

OSR Christmas - Day Six - Let There Be - Much Light! (Continual and Torchlight)

It's Day Six of OSR Christmas, and we have some Tavern related goodies to give away today.

First up, USA only (it's because of shipping), is we are giving away Seven copies of Swords & Wizardry Continual Light in Print as a single bundle. This is literally for a gaming group. This will ship via Amazon and is print on demand. Should a non-US address be randomly selected for this gift, they will be gifted seven PDF copies via DTRPG.

Worldwide, we are also gifting five mini bundles (in PDF) of SWCL and the Premiere Issue of Torchlight to five randomly selected recipients.

How do you put yourself in consideration of one of these fine gift bundles? Simply comment below before noon on December 31st, 2020 (Thursday) with "why I love the OSR".

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Monday, December 28, 2020

OSR Christmas - Day 5 - Awarding the Gifts

Now, to award OSR Christmas Day 5 gifts.

Bob Portnell & Alister Fa, please email me at:

tenkarsDOTtavernATgmailDOTcom with your "snail mail" addresses. (damn cat apparently got on the keyboard and removed the email addy)

I will then forward your addresses to Thad, and he will mail out your patches.

OSR Christmas Day 6 will take place here on the blog. OSR Christmas Day 7 will take place on the Talking Crit Livestream. Subscribe to the Livestream here: YouTube.com/ErikTenkarSubscribe to YouTube.com/ErikTenkar and never miss any of the various Livestreams :)

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Sunday, December 27, 2020

Merry Christmas & a Belated "Gift"

 

Merry Christmas & a Belated "Gift"
Friday was Christmas and hopefully you all had a great holiday weekend and got everything (within reason) you desired. I still didn't get a wood-grained OD&D set, but then again I never asked Santa for one either......

Don't get me wrong as I cannot complain since I was able to cheaply fly "home" for the holiday. Time spent with family & friends is a damned fine gift if you ask me.

Since it is Christmas however, I think I should give you fine readers a gift, but what can I give? Well, I'm not in a position to give much of anything but I can at least point you to a great website that you should find useful for years of gaming goodness. The only gift I can freely bestow in this medium is tge gift of knowledge....

Donjon RPG Tools is an awesome collection of tools (mostly random generators) that will undoubtedly make some aspect of your game easier. If you weren't already aware of Donjon.......well, it's a gift. If you were aware, but haven't used it lately.....you need to see what's been added.

I hope you get to use these tools soon at your table and may 2021 be a better year for slinging dice with family & friends.

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