Saturday, September 11, 2021

Historical Setting Sale - DTRPG - Up to 40% Off - Tavern Picks

There is a Historical Setting Sale over at DTRPG. Some are settings and some are core rules with the setting baked in. As I type this, there are over 3 days left in the sale.

Mythras - the game formerly known as RuneQuest - Mythras is the new name for an older game, but while the name might have changed, the system remains the same, but presented in an updated format with new interior artwork and layout design, along with some new content (Special Effects, small tweaks to the rules, and Spirit Combat Effects). In fact, we've managed to pack more into a smaller space, and reduced the price accordingly. For those new to the game, Mythras is a percentile system. In Mythras your characters are defined by their culture, career, community, background, comrades, skills, magic and cults. Progression is through skill advancement – not levels or similarly abstract concepts. As your characters adventure and quest, their capabilities improve and their relationships deepen and strengthen. Players and Games Masters have complete flexibility over what can be achieved, and the way characters develop is entirely dependent on choices players make, depending on their characters’ aspirations and motivations.  6.99 to 4.19

Mythic Babylon - a setting for Mythras - Mythic Babylon is a role-playing supplement for the Mythras game system. It provides everything you need to take your Mythras game back to the 18th century BC and enter a world of cut-throat diplomacy, Machiavellian politics, and ecstatic prophets. Within these covers you'll find information on the society, culture, religion, trade, laws, and beliefs of Old Babylon and the surrounding lands. The setting is presented as a sand-box with a wide-ranging gazetteer of places to explore, each loaded with plot hooks. For those who like to play against the backdrop of history, we provide a timeline of past and near future events. A bestiary and a chapter for game masters rounds out the end of the book. This book contains everything you need to create adventures in the lands of Sumer, Akkad, and Subartu from the low lying Eden to the Cedar Mountains and even into the Underworld. Follow in the steps of kings like Gilgameš, Kubaba, or Hammurabi in this mythological and historical setting that was nearly 4000 years in the making.    17.99  13.49

Wolves of God: Adventures in Dark Ages England - Kevin Crawford is always a winning choice - Wolves of God is an old-school-inspired historical fantasy game from the maker of Stars Without Number and Godbound. Set in 710 AD, PCs take up the roles of daring English adventurers: brave Warriors, holy Saints, and sorcerous Galdormen all setting forth to brave the savage wilds of post-Roman Britain. Whether plundering ruined caesters, delving into the bewitched halls of ancient Roman Arxes, raiding the cattle of rival lords, or helping holy abbots in need of strong arms, the heroes will plunge deep into the savage past of this half-conquered island. 19.99  11.99

Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea (Compleat Second Edition)
- for the handful that haven't encountered AS&SH yet - a sword-and-sorcery role-playing at its pinnacle. Play an Amazon fighter, Atlantean magician, Esquimaux shaman, Hyperborean warlock, Ixian necromancer, Keltic barbarian, Kimmerian cataphract, Pictish thief, Viking berserker, or one of many other possibilities. The heroes of a HYPERBOREA campaign delve the mazes and labyrinths of vast dungeons filled with horrifying monsters, lethal traps, and bewildering puzzles. They explore savage frontiers, breach hostile borderlands, probe ancient ruins, and investigate cursed tombs. They plunder for treasure and magic in a decaying world inhabited by bloodthirsty beasts and weird, otherworldly beings. Now in its second edition, AS&SH™ has been expanded to include new classes, new spells, new monsters, new magic items, and more! It also includes a new, full-colour map, an introductory town and adventure, as well as hundreds of new illustrations! This new edition is backwards-compatible with the original edition of the game.  19.00  11.40

Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells - simply a fun setting - a rules light, Star & Sorcery Role Playing Game with an Old School spirit. This is a complete Role Playing Game, inspired by the Old School Renaissance, the Pulp Literature and the many Science Fantasy stories brought to us by movies, comics and games. Based on the Sharp Swords & Sinister Spells RPG, this game system provides players and Overlords (that's how we call the GM in this game) a set of flexible and streamlined rules, as well as an array of tools to make gameplay fast and fun, allowing them to have exciting adventures with solar blades and cosmic spells!
14.99  8.99

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Preorder - Original Adventures Reincarnated #6: The Temple of Elemental Evil

Back in my High School and College Days I ran "The Temple" as we called it, multiple times. It was simply fun and fairly self-contained and worked really well as a summertime diversion when there were no classes and few responsibilities to interfere with our D & D game time :)

Goodman Games is releasing the classic Temple of Elemental Evil as Original Adventures Reincarnated #6: The Temple of Elemental Evil. You get the original Temple, a 5e update, and so much more it literally takes up 2 full volumes.

Amazon is taking preorders for the Original Adventures Reincarnated #6: The Temple of Elemental Evil. It ships free via Prime for release on September 14th, 2022.

  1. This is a massive slipcased, two-volume hardback collection! Weighing in at more than 8 pounds, the books include high-end touches like full-color endsheets, custom gatefolds, and sewn-in satin ribbon bookmarks!
  2. The entire adventure is an homage to the origins of an adventure that began decades ago with T1: The Village of Hommlet and T1-4: The Temple of Elemental Evil.
  3. Herein you will find high-quality scans from multiple printings of the original first edition adventure modules, plus commentary by gaming legends.
  4. Full fifth edition conversions of both adventure books are included, as well as brand new adventure material adding new wilderness encounters, expanding the Village of Nulb, fully detailing the evil Elemental Nodes, and providing fifth edition updates of many original magic items, monsters, and spells.
  5. This is a fully playable mega-dungeon and mini-campaign—many hours of classic-style adventure await you!
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Note, in the last 15 minutes or so Rob Conley pops into the Livestream and gives a hands-on report on the Original Adventures Reincarnated #6: The Temple of Elemental Evil. Totally unplanned and totally awesome :)


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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Deal of the Day - GM's Miscellany: Village Backdrops III (5e)

The entire GM Miscellany series of releases are top-notch. Whether you grab the system neutral version or the 5e version, they are both easily used with the OSR ruleset of your choice.

Today's Deal of the Deal of the Day is GM's Miscellany: Village Backdrops III (5e). Normally 13.99 in PDF, until tomorrow morning it is on sale for 5.60.

A 5e Compatible GM’s Resource supplement by loads of talented designers

Village Backdrops are short, richly detailed supplements that each present a single village ready to insert into almost any home campaign. Perfect for use as a waystop on the road to adventure, as an adventure site themselves or as a PC’s home, Village Backdrop present the details so the busy GM can focus on crafting exciting, compelling adventures.

This GM’s Miscellany collects together twelve Village Backdrops together in one place. GM’s Miscellany: Village Backdrops is the work of many talented designers and features the following villages:

  • Blackhill Gaol 
  • Bossin
  • Echo Harbour
  • Gulls’ Roost
  • Lady Cross
  • Laewas
  • Lanthorn
  • Masquerade
  • Oakhurst
  • Hosford
  • Ravens’ Cradle
  • Underdell
  • Victory Elm

 

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The Full Color Cover for the Swords & Wizardry Continual Light Digest Edition is Simply Stunning!

James Shields literally outdid himself. Hell, he outdid just about every fantasy artist out there. That's not a slight of any of the other amazing artists, but James took his game to Eleven and it shows.

I hope to have a few print copies in time for GameHole. There is the possibility of me wearing a shirt with this stunning art too :)

Did I mention James has a Patreon, so other small publishers can share some of James' amazing art in their projects?

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Crowdfunding - Down We Go | Infinite Edition (Old School RPG)

This is the first time I've looked at a crowdfunding project at GameFound.com. I may need to post on the various crowdfunding platforms folks can use to fund their gaming projects.

Back to the topic at hand. Down We Go | Infinite Edition supposedly "captures the heart of Old School tabletop RPG flavor with simple core rules. This globally-developed game includes procedures, adventures, hex crawls, and a new core setting. Venture to Infinopolis a twisting city that hungers for gold, jewels, and blood to keep it running. So grab a torch, grab a blade, and seek your fortune, as Down We Go!"

Sadly, Down We Go is following the recent trend of using text embedded in graphics for their funding page, and nothing looks shittier than a page full of graphical text on a blog. It uses d20s and d6s, so the basic mechanics should be familiar to most old-school gamers.

Softcover Zine plus PDF is 20 bucks. One page of the rules and a pdf of the said page is 5 bucks. Higher amounts for the hardcover. The fulfillment date is December 2021.

I'm likely in for 20 bucks. It looks interesting and I like to see the new releases.

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Monday, September 6, 2021

Deal of the Day - Strange Stars (System Neutral Setting)

Trey Causey has done some amazing work in the RPG field over the years, and Strange Stars is probably one of his highest regarded releases. Even if you don't run it as is, due to being system neutral and chock full of ideas, you could literally mine this for ideas in your own sci-fi RPG campaign for years.

Until tomorrow morning, Strange Stars is on sale in PDF(marked down from 9.99) to 4 bucks.

It's the far future, Old Earth is lost and shrouded in legend, and the children of paleo-humanity have long ago populated the stars, branching into new forms and strange cultures. Adventure is measured in light-years!

Strange Stars is a setting for any game where modern transhuman science fiction meets classic 70s space opera. Join a salvage mission to steal ancient tech from the wreck of a deranged sophont warship. Become a skiptracer in the lawless orbital megapolis of Interzone. Plan an elaborate data-vault heist on a diamond planet. Cross ceramic blades with a Zao Pirate in hard vacuum. Score sweet dreams or nightmare fuel from the oneirochemists of Eidolon. It's all somewhere in the Strange Stars!

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Sunday, September 5, 2021

September Starter Sale - Starter Sets & More at DTRPG

I'm a huge fan of Starter Sets for RPGs. Heck, the Pathfinder 1e Basic Box presented the Pathfinder system in a manner I would have been comfortable running, let alone laying. They tend to give you the rules you need, not everything and the kitchen sink. 

For the next few days, DTRPG is running a September Starter Sale. I have a few Tavern Picks to highlight, the three I own in print.

Call of Cthulhu Starter Set - Probably the best value bang for the buck available for horror roleplaying. I can't speak highly enough for the CoC Starter Set, especially with Halloween around the corner. Book 1: Introduction and Alone Against The Flames—a solo introductory adventure, teaching you the basics of Call of Cthulhu as you play through a mystery. Book 2: Call of Cthulhu Starter Rules—the essential rules, everything needed for starting play. Book 3: Adventures—three starter adventures for your players to explore. Ready to Play Investigators—five ready-to-play game characters. Blank Investigator Sheets—ready for creating your own investigators. Player Handouts – a set of ready-to-use props. Adventures! This box comes packed with four classic adventures for over twenty hours of gameplay. Alone Against The Flames,  Paper Chase Edge of Darkness Dead Man Stomp. 9.99  6.99

ALIEN RPG Starter Set - This was a recommended purchase by a close friend, and they were spot on. This reads like it will do a great job allowing one to play in the Alien franchise. This is a starter set for the official ALIEN tabletop roleplaying game—a universe of body horror and corporate brinkmanship, where synthetic people play god while space truckers and marines play host to newborn ghoulish creatures. It’s a harsh and unforgiving universe and you are nothing if not expendable. Stay alive if you can. This set contains everything you need to start playing: A 104-page rulebook with a fast and effective ruleset designed specifically to support the core themes of ALIEN: horror and action in the cold darkness of space. The 48-page complete scenario Chariot of the Gods by sci-fi novelist Andrew E.C. Gaska, taking you on a thrilling, terror-filled ride into deep space where no one can hear you scream. Chariot of the Gods is designed for 3–5 players plus the GM. Five pre-generated characters to play. A huge full-color, double-sided map, with one side depicting chartered space in the year 2183 and the other floor plans for the Chariot of the Gods scenario. 84 game markers for keeping track of characters, motion tracker pings, and more. 56 custom cards for weapons, personal agendas, and initiative in combat.  19.99  13.99

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth Edition Starter Set - WFRP 4e feels much like 1e/2e. Thankfully, 3e and its weird dice can be ignored.The perfect introduction to Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, this set includes: 48-page Adventure Book to teach you how to play with an introductory adventure plus 10 follow-on scenario. 64-page A Guide To Ubersreik. 6 Ready-made Characters. Introduction to Ubersreik and the Empire sheet. Game handouts. Rules Reference Sheets. 14.99  10.49

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