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Friday, April 19, 2024

Kickstarter - Swords & Wizardry: Expansions, Monsters, and More!



Optional supplemental rules for S&W (and other OSR games), a book of new monsters, an adventure, and much more!

I'm a HUGE fan of Swords & Wizardry. Of all of the early sets of OSR rules, Swords & Wizardry Complete felt like AD&D 1e without the baggage.

Swords & Wizardry: Expansions, Monsters, and More! is the latest Kickstarter from Mythmere Games.

Swords & Wizardry: The Book of Options

The Book of Options gives you 11 new optional character classes, new spells, new magic items, and much more. Now you can play a wily demon-hunter, a bard, a troubadour, an illusionist, and many others. Gnomes and Stygians are now playable ancestries in Swords & Wizardry for the first time in 16 years!

Fiends & Foes - A Monster Compendium

Fiends and Foes offers more than 300 monsters (and doesn't repeat the ones from the Complete Revised Rulebook). Encounter the bizarre plant-animal Ultharians on their plane-shifting flamingoes, the giant, foul-mouthed fey cats known as Bulgrimalkins, along with many old favorites from Monstrosities such as the Artificers of Yothri. All are updated with morale numbers and revisions to the Swords & Wizardry Complete Revised rules.

Domain of Heryngard & Tomb of the Iron God

Plus, there's adventuring, of course! The Domain of Heryngard is a hex-crawl campaign with a section of the Uldra Cthon megadungeon and room to explore. It's also the site of the Tomb of the Iron God, a fan-favorite low-level adventure from 2008.


 

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

So It Is Written, So It Is Done - LaNasa v. Tenkar - Case Dismissed With Prejudice

What can I say other than to thank everyone for their support and kind words over the last year and a half. No more shackles ;)


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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Humble Bundle - Pathfinder 1e Kobold & Frog God Bundle

I am very much NOT a Pathfinder fan, regardless of edition. That being said, I own a surprising amount of Pathfinder 1e material, mostly setting-related, as I find I can convert such to the OSR system of my choice with minimal effort. YMMV.

The latest RPG-related bundle on Humble Bundle is a Pathfinder 1e Kobold & Frog God Bundle. 69 books for 25 bucks. Seriously, go big or go home :)

The Lost City of Barakus, Rappan Athuk, and Stoneheart Valley are worth the price of admission on their own.





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Monday, April 15, 2024

Bundle of Holding - Ars Magica 5



I really loved the concept of Ars Magica. I have some of the first-edition releases. The whole idea of having a stable of characters to choose from, sometimes you're the mage, sometimes you're the grunt, fits my style of play just fine. It simply never fit with the rest of my gaming group. Ah well.

The Ars Magica 5 Bundle over at Bundle of Holding is for the Fifth Edition of the Ars Magica rules. 

Magus! We've cast Creo Corpus to resurrect (for a sixth time!) our August 2014 Ars Magica 5E Bundle featuring the Fifth Edition of the Atlas Games tabletop fantasy roleplaying game of medieval myth and magic, Ars Magica. This bargain-priced offer, with .PDF ebooks of the core rulebook and key supplements and scenarios, gives you everything you need to start your own saga of wizardly Covenants in Mythic Europe.

This revival helps promote the forthcoming Atlas Games crowdfunding campaign on Backerkit for Ars Magica Fifth Edition Definitive. All the books in this offer are compatible with the upcoming release. And there's more ArM5 magic ahead!

[Note: This is the fifth version (2004) of the venerable Ars Magica rules first published in 1987. It's not related to Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition.]

For just US$14.95 you get all five titles in this revived offer's Starter Collection (retail value $55) as DRM-free ebooks, including the complete Ars Magica Fifth Edition core rulebook plus the supplements Covenants, Houses of Hermes: True Lineages, and Apprentices.

And if you pay more than the threshold price of $25.91, you'll level up and also get this revival's entire Bonus Collection with five more supplements and scenarios worth an additional $70, including two more Houses of Hermes sourcebooks – Mystery Cults and Societates – plus the introductory saga The Broken Covenant of Calebais, the Normandy Tribunal location book The Lion and the Lily, and the scenario collection Tales of Mythic Europe.


 

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Sunday, April 14, 2024

NTRPG 2024 (a bit of a PSA)

NTRPG 2024 (a bit of a PSA)
This week we've passed into the NTRPG-60 day mark, which is significant for planning purposes. Now I'm not running anything this year, but if I wanted to....I'm too late. The deadline for submitting events was yesterday. The con has had a record number of submissions at 368 games, which for a con capped at 500 attendees, IIRC they have 503 currently sold, which I'm thinking includes some vendors, special guests, and staff, so a bump over the cap is to be expected.

The 60 day mark is significant because if you're flying down your best ticket prices are before that mark, and you can expect price bumps at 30 days, 14 days, and a sharp upturn to the day before. It's also important for generalized planning purposes. 

From an organizer (not con staff, more like you're running an event) perspective now is the time you're checking to make sure that your adventures are written, hopefully you have staff lined up, etc. Things that aren't where they need to be can still be addressed, and hopefully fixed.

I'm running an event that isn't on the schedule, as it's invite only (and I don't do the invites) and I've got my "adventure" prepped, actually had that part ready for over a year now. I've got some freebies for attendees that are halfway done. The initial prep work is done, I just figured out what I think is a better way to do something, more like a better way to make something....nicer, so I'm taking the opportunity to do so, otherwise I'd be 110% done already.

One of the things I love about small conventions is that there is a lot less separation between the attendees and the organizers. I didn't come by the information about 368 games and 503 attendees by any sort of real legwork....I just made sure to follow the NTRPG Facebook page.

Early event registration (as in table seats for events) has already came and went, but the con only releases half of the seats at that time and between that and the new events....there's a lot of seats still available....

...and they will become available tomorrow, April 15th at 1800 (6pm CDT)

So if you got yourself tickets to NTRPG 2024, you have time to get event tickets tomorrow and hopefully get your travel squared away.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Deal of the Day - Troika! The Science Fantasy RPG

I've owned Troika! for a number of years. It's a sweet little RPG that sadly does NOT fit well with my current gaming group (always know what games/genres your group is comfortable with).

Troika! The Science Fantasy RPG is today's Deal of the Day. Normally 4.99 in PDF, but until tomorrow morning it is on sale for 2 bucks!

Troika! is a complete yet wildly open role-playing game. Players can expect to fly through mystic space, get lost in infinite cities of the gods, and meet strange & wonderful people all the while using a robust and familiar game system. 

With just one book and a couple of six-sided dice you'll be able to provide years of adventure for you and your friends. Once you're ready for more there is an abundance of material printed by the Melsonian Arts Council and Troika!s huge number of third party publishers and fans.

Inside the book you will find:

  • A fully automated character creation system that generates exciting starting points for players to build upon
  • Weighty lists of spells and enemies to encounter
  • A baked-in plane-hopping setting which draws you into the world and allows you space to build upon its sturdy foundations
  • Lavishly illustrated by Jeremy Duncan, Dirk Detweiler Leicthy, Sam Mameli, and ENnie award winning Andrew Walter


 

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Friday, April 12, 2024

Venger Con III - July 19-21, 2024

If I weren't limiting myself to one "fly to" convention in a year, so if it were just a tad closer, I'd be going to Venger Con this July. If it's within driving distance for you (which is subjective), Venger Con may be on your bucket list.

VENGER CON III: Revenge of the OSR is happening this July in Madison, WI. This is a small and exclusive (100 attendees max) con held in a very nice and new hotel focused on old-school, OSR, and traditional RPGs, organized by game designer, adventure author, and GM Venger Satanis.  No more shouting to be heard in noisy, distracting rooms packed-full of gamer-sardines: 
https://tabletop.events/conventions/venger-con-iii


Thursday, April 11, 2024

Humble Bundle - Battletech Fiction Collection


For those who are into Battletech fiction, the 2024 Battletech Fiction Collection on Humble Bundle is a goldmine of reading material. You get 70 books in .mobi and .epub formats for 18 bucks. If you missed the 2023 Battletech Fiction Collection Bundle, you can snag that for another 12 bucks (so, 30 bucks gets you an ADDITIONAL 60 books, so 130 books!)

Dive deep into one of the most revered, long-running and influential universes in geekdom with this massive collection of BattleTech fiction! In Kell Hounds Ascendant, you’ll learn the origins of Morgan and Patrick Kell, two of the most fearsome MechWarriors in the Inner Sphere, straight from their creator Michael A. Stackpole. A Rock and a Hard Place follows the Gray Death Legion, another legendary merc company, on an adventure packed with BattleMech action and no shortage of political intrigue. Pay what you want for these and more—dozens of volumes and fiction plus issues of the Shrapnel, the official BattleTech magazine

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Bundle of Holding - 13th Age MEGA

From the Bundle of Holding website, a 13th Age Bundle:

Adventurer! This revived December 2022 13th Age Megabundle once again presents .PDF ebooks of the freewheeling tabletop fantasy roleplaying game 13th Age from Pelgrane Press. 13th Age combines the best parts of traditional d20 RPGs with story-focused rules that let you run the kind of game you want. 13A gives you unique characters who, through their icon relationships, are immediately embedded in the setting in important ways – customizable monsters – and escalation dice for exciting, fast-moving battles.

Especially suited for new 13A players, this bargain-priced Megabundle revival once again gives you everything you need to run your own 13th Age campaign in the Dragon Empire. And all the scenarios and source material are 100% compatible with the new 13A Second Edition coming to Kickstarter this summer!

For just US$19.95 you get all nine titles in this revived offer's Starter Collection (retail value $158) as DRM-free ebooks, including the complete 13th Age Core Book (plus the Free RPG Day adventure Make Your Own Luck), the 13 True Ways rules expansion, the Bestiary and Bestiary 2, The Book of Loot and Loot Harder, The Book of Ages, the introductory adventure Crown of Axis, and the Game Master's Screen and Resource Book.

And if you pay more than the threshold price of $40.08, you'll level up and also get this revival's entire Bonus Collection with ten more titles worth an additional $172, including the supplements The Book of Demons and Book of the Underworld; the adventures Shards of the Broken Sky, Elven Towers, Eyes of the Stone Thief (plus the conversion for D&D 5E), and Shadows of Eldolan; three sets of iconic Battle Scenes (with their accompanying Map Folios) – High Magic & Low Cunning, The Crown Commands, and Fire & Faith; and the 171-page adventure Diamonds and Shadows, a collection of seven modules from the 13th Age Organized Play program available exclusively in this offer and nowhere else.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Bundle of Holding - Discworld (GURPS)

 


I'm a HUGE Discworld fan and own the first edition of the Discworld Roleplaying Game (powered by GURPS). It is a great resource for fans of the fiction and quite a nice introduction to the GURPS ruleset. 

Adventurer! This new Discworld Bundle presents the 2016 Discworld Roleplaying Game Second Edition standalone tabletop RPG Powered by GURPS, the Generic Universal RolePlaying System from Steve Jackson Games, and based on the Discworld comedic fantasy novels of Sir Terry Pratchett. Visit the magic-infused flat world resting on the backs of four elephants, venture to the far end of the probability curve, and THRILL to the distinctive sights, sounds, and smells (especially smells) of Ankh-Morpork, most dubious city in the multiverse! SAIL the Circle Sea in pursuit of glory, pirate gold, or a suntan! INTERVENE in the cultural interactions of trolls and dwarves (watch out for flying axes)! AVOID the attentions of Death, Fate, the Lady, Granny Weatherwax, and the Patrician! WONDER why you bought a second meat pie from Mr Dibbler!

For just US$14.95 you get all three titles in our Disc Collection (retail value $59) as DRM-free ebooks, including the complete 411-page Discworld Roleplaying Game (2016) along with two GURPS Fourth Edition supplements that enhance the setting: GURPS 4E Fantasy-Tech 1: The Edge of Reality and (from our June 2022 GURPS 4E Essentials offer) GURPS 4E Low-Tech.

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Monday, April 8, 2024

Deal of the Day - We Deal in Lead (Weird West)



I'm a huge fan of Spaghetti Westerns, as well as more recent classics like The Unforgiven, 3:10 to Yuma, and similar movies. It's purely American folklore and fantasy. I'm also a fan of post-apocalyptic settings and rulesets. Mix the two together and it seems like you got your chocolate in my peanut butter! ;)

We Deal in Lead is today's Deal of the Day at DTRPG. Normally 12.67 in PDF, but until tomorrow morning it is on sale for 6.33.

Edit - For what it's worth, I just bought and downloaded We Deal in Lead at the sale price and it looks very interesting.

We Deal in Lead is a weird west wanders TTRPG by Colin Le Sueur for 1 or more players. Streamlined rules, fast character creation, and gameplay built on exploration and player choice. Based on Cairn by Yochai Gal.

Features: 

  • Set in a strange post-apocalyptic world eerily close to ours, where the borders of time and space wear thin
  • You are Gunslingers, mythic champions holding off the forces of chaos with lead and grit
  • Combat and exploration gameplay designed for 1 or more players, including solo or group play
  • Streamlined d20 roll-under rules based on Cairn, Into the Odd, and Knave
  • Hard-hitting gunslinger combat with new gun mechanics
  • Compatible with other Cairn adventures and settings; journey with your gunslingers into other genres and times
  • Recruit heroes from other worlds to join your quest, even those fallen to death; death is just another door, after all
  • Keep the bonds of fellowship strong within your Gunslinger Order and your aim will remain true
  • Wilderness survival and exploration through a world that has moved on — the known and unknown lands are dangerously unpredictable
  • Friend and train beast companions to act as your eyes, ears, or fangs, including hawks, wolves, and bumblers
 

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Sunday, April 7, 2024

We Lost Dave Arneson 15 Years Ago...Today

We Lost Dave Arneson 15 Years Ago...Today

Today is the 15th Anniversary of Dave Arneson's passing, a little more than a year after we lost Gary. Now I never had the opportunity to meet that latter, but I did briefly meet Dave at GenCon 2008*. I'm not quite sure what kind of sense of humor the man had in life, but I had an idea what it was in death. He was being wheeled around in a wheelchair and it was obvious he knew that his end drew near. I know that sounds a little macabre and I'd apologize, but that's exactly how it sat with me.

Anyway, he was going around visiting the booths and handing out these little baggies. I was at the KenzerCo booth as I was still a volunteer then, and Jolly Blackburn took the offering and didn't really look at it. Not surprising really for him, which isn't a negative commentary. He gets handed cool stuff all the time and he's more into the interaction that the "thing". Jolly hands it to me saying something like, "You want it?" 

Sure.....I take a look and it's two Grey Gamescience D20's. Fuck yeah I'll take them....I am a Gamescience dice snob after all!

Upon closer inspection there is a small piece of paper. A note with a signature. The note read, "Rubbed in the hair of a live game designer." I do not think that was a snub against Gary, but a commentary on his own situation.

I've never rolled those d20's, and I likely never will.

The Empty Chair

Eulogy for a Gamer, by Jolly Blackburn


There is an empty chair,

at the table this day.

A hallowed place where,

a friend once played.

The roll of his dice,

my ears long to hear.

Or perhaps it would suffice,

if he should suddenly appear.

With character sheet in hand,

and a bag of Cheeze-doodles to share.

All his friends would stand,

as he sat in the empty chair.

I hear his voice a-callin’,

and it ties my heart in a knot.

For he cries, “Though a comrade has fallen,

You must play for those who cannot.”

We conquered worlds on the run,

he and I in the name of fun.

And as others may come and go,

I make both both friend and foe.

But what I long for most,

is our past now long a ghost.


Dave Arneson

 October 1, 1947 – April 7, 2009






*It could have been Origins. I remember the meet, not the event.

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Bundle of Holding - Knights of the Dinner Table (Early KotDT)

If you didn't get on this early Knights of the Dinner Table collection back in 2018, here's your chance to grab it now.

Hoody-hoo! We've resurrected our May 2018 Knights of the Dinner Bundle, a huge collection of .PDF e-comics featuring the longest-running and most successful comic strip in tabletop roleplaying game history, Knights of the Dinner Table by Jolly R. Blackburn. This bargain-priced offer from Kenzer & Company – one of two KoDT bundles now in progress – gives you well over a thousand pages from this classic comic's 30-year-run. In every issue, the players in B. A. Felton's HackMaster campaign find so many devious new ways to torment their Gamemaster, you'll say "They're just like my players!"

For just US$9.95 you get all nine titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $86) as DRM-free comics, including the first five KoDT Bundle of Trouble omnibus collections that together compile the first 15 issues of Knights of the Dinner Table magazine (Volume 1, V2, V3, V4, and V5), plus three Tales from the Vault collections of scarce early strips from four different magazines (V1, V2, and V3), and The CattlePunk Chronicles Volume 1: Outlaw Trail.

And if you pay more than the threshold price of $25.83, you'll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with nine more comics worth an additional $88.50, including five more KoDT Bundles of Trouble that collect KoDT issues #16-30 (V6V7V8V9, and V10); the second CattlePunk Chronicles collection, Four Herdsmen of the Apocalypse; and three standalone issues: Men That HackThe Java Joint, and KoDT Special #1: Last Man Standing.



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Friday, April 5, 2024

Deal of the Day - Cthulhu Through the Ages (CoC)


Call of Cthulhu is a classic, timeless game. I still have my boxed set of CoC from the 80s. Quite simply, it is a classic. I also own the current 7th Edition of CoC, and I have to say the Call of Cthulhu Starter Box is an example of what every RPG should be looking to emulate.

Cthulhu Through the Ages is today's Deal of the Day at DTRPG. Normally 7.47 in PDF, but until tomorrow morning Cthulhu Through the Ages is on sale for 1.49

GUIDELINES FOR PLAYING CALL OF CTHULHU IN SEVEN DIFFERENT ERAS

On release back in 1981, the initial setting of Call of Cthulhu focused upon the “classic” 1920s-era of the early twentieth century — the time of H.P. Lovecraft. It did not take long for players to realize the potential of the game —that it could adapt easily to other time periods.

Over the last thirty-plus years, players have been confronting the Cthulhu Mythos in all manner of historical settings: be it the Dark Ages, Imperial Rome, the Dreamlands, Victorian Gaslight-era, or even the far future! The minions of the Great Old Ones can always be found, lurking in the shadows.

The latest edition of Call of Cthulhu includes investigator occupations, equipment, and weapons for both the 1920s and modern-day settings, allowing for games to be set either time-frame. In due course, other published settings will be updated to the latest edition of the rules; however, Cthulhu Through The Ages has been created to help players adopt the latest rule set for the wide range of settings published by Chaosium.

Here you will find straight-forward guidance and era-specific rules for investigator creation for seven different settings. Also offered are updated rules for combat and a sprinkling of other topics like scenario seeds, setting-specific monsters, and investigator organizations.

Eras & Settings included:

  • Cthulhu Invictus
  • Mythic Iceland 
  • Cthulhu Dark Ages
  • H.P. Lovecraft's Dreamlands
  • Cthulhu by Gaslight
  • Cthulhu Icarus
  • The Reaping 


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Thursday, April 4, 2024

Deal of the Day - The Pits of Brund (ShadowDark)


I am a huge ShadowDark fanboy. An old-school game built on the 5e engine, it hits my gamer's sweet tooth.

The Pits of Brund for ShadowDark is today's Deal of the Day on DriveThruRPG. Normally 13.99 in PDF, but until tomorrow it is on sale for 2.80.

Adventure awaits. Rumors swirl around the cities, speaking of evil awakening in the Pits of Brund.

A Shadowdark-compatible role-playing game adventure for level 1-6 characters.

Whispers talk of fish-faced man-monsters, gigantic venomous wasps, corrupt wizards, blind cave-mutants, and terrible monsters lurking in the labyrinth. A Shadowdark-compatible role-playing game adventure for level 1-6 characters.

The Pits of Brund are a recently re-discovered series of caves that descend far into the barrow-earth. The bravest and most foolhardy seek treasure, plunder, and lore within places such as this.

  • The Tomb of the Hunters: A recently reopened cave. A trio of crawlers recently headed into this cave system looking for wealth and secrets.
  • The Opaline Tower: A milk-white tower atop a high bluff within the Badlands. Rumors say the tower’s master is a magus of great art.
  • The Caves of Brund: A lengthy series of caves under the Badlands, extending almost endlessly. Deep ones, fish-faced humanoids, worship foul god-beasts here.
  • The Deeper Caves of Brund: Even farther underground, the deeper caves contain great danger and commiserate reward. Deep ones, grimlocks, and other monsters make their home within the depths.
  • The Temple of Bloat: Ypsil the black mage studies Ord’s celestial temple, working to corrupt the temple’s divine sky stone.
  • Phurshole: Blind, six-fingered grimlocks lurk in this subterranean waterfall cavern, devoutly serving an albino hydra, the avatar of their diabolic masters.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Bundle of Holding - Dark Eras (Chronicles of Darkness)


World of Darkness was HUGE in the early and mid-90s. My initial venture into it was Werewolf: The Apocalypse. Good times!

Well, WoD has gone through various iterations over the past few decades. Currently, Bundle of Holding has a Dark Eras bundle, and damn it is tempting, just for the lore alone.

Adventurer! This new Dark Eras Bundle presents dozens of historic settings for the Chronicles of Darkness tabletop roleplaying game of gothic horror from Onyx Path Publishing. We have shared the world with monsters for millennia. In the time of Alexander the God-King, mages fought their secret wars. In Elizabeth's London, vampires built their own empire brick by bloody brick. Before the founding of America, hunters fought enemies within and without. And in the Cold War, as the clock ticked towards Armageddon, we could have been damned by fallen angels. Dark Eras reveals the world throughout its long and storied past. Learn secret histories from the flame-lit Neolithic to the 1970s, from pharaonic Egypt to the Scandinavian witch trials, from Arthurian Britain to the Great War and beyond. Each setting features character creation rules and story hooks for two or three Chronicles of Darkness game lines, including Vampire: The Requiem, Mage: The Awakening, Hunter: The Vigil, Changeling: The Lost, and more.

For just US$9.95 you get all four titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $50) as DRM-free ebooks, including the complete Chronicles of Darkness Second Edition revised corebook (2012), the first Dark Eras sourcebook, the Dark Eras Storytellers Screen, and a collection of short stories, Tales of the Dark Eras.

And if you pay more than the threshold price of $25.10, you'll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with four more titles worth an additional $64, including Dark Eras 2, the Dark Eras Companion, the Chronicles of Darkness sourcebook Hurt Locker, and a precursor to the Dark Eras line, Victorian Lost.

(PS: Chronicles of Darkness players, check out the 75% discount sale, while supplies last, on the limited edition Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2 hardcover at Indie Press Revolution – a US$50 retail value for just $12.50.)


 

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Bundle of Holding - KoDT TROUBLE 6 (KoDT BUNDLES OF TROUBLE #51-60)

I really love my Knights of the Dinner Table. I still have the first 10 issues of KotDT, nearly as dog-eared as my original copies of Shadis Magazine. Damn! Those were the days ;)

I've learned to love digital comics, as they fit easily on my iPad, read really well, and I don't need a warehouse for storing boxes upon boxes of comics and graphic novels.

Reader, take note! This all-new KoDT Trouble 6 Bundle is one of two offers in progress featuring Jolly R. Blackburn's long-running comic about tabletop roleplaying, Knights of the Dinner Table from Kenzer & Company. If you're new to the Knights, start with our revived May 2018 Knights of the Dinner Bundle in progress. Then return here for this new "bundle of Bundles" with KoDT Bundle of Trouble compilations #51-60, collecting KoDT issues #179-218 (2011-2015). These Trouble-some collections make it easy to pull up a chair and enjoy the longest-running and most successful comic strip in RPG history.

For just US$19.95 you get all Ten Bundles of Trouble (retail value $130) as DRM-free comics, including Knights of the Dinner Table Bundle of Trouble Vol. 51, V52, V53, V54, V55, V56, V57, V58, V59, and V60.

Remember to check this new offer's revived companion from May 2018, Knights of the Dinner Table, with the early issues and miniseries.


 

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Monday, April 1, 2024

The DragonSlayer RPG Has a Dungeon Design Contest

Greg Gillespie, best known perhaps for the megadungeon Barrowmaze, is running a dungeon design contest in the DragonSlayer Facebook group. Details below:




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