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Friday, September 30, 2022

Kickstarter - Board Game D20 Delving


Ah, D20 Delving. I was a very early backer the first time around, which did not fund, due in part to the trolling of a certain individual that will not be named (no - it's not "Candyman" ;)

The Board Game D20 Delving Kickstarter is nearly funded this time around, with over two weeks to go in funding, and I'm excited. Don Semora is a good game designer and an honorable man, and I'll take that combination any day. As for releasing on target, Don has his own printing facility, so the number of things that can go wrong out of his actual control is minimized.

Did I mention Tim Kask doing voicework for it?

I'm a backer of The Board Game D20 Delving Kickstarter at $120, which included the Krampus expansion pack, but you can get the game for as little as 70 bucks for the base game.


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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Humble Bundle - All About Tolkien Book Bundle

With Amazon's current Middle Earth "Masterpiece" the current talk of the internet (for good or ill, I haven't watched it yet and I'm unsure if I will), Tolkien is on the minds of many.

The All About Tolkien Book Bundle on Humble Bundle is likely not what the average buyer will expect. While it does NOT contain Tolkien fiction, it does include historical and biographical books on Tolkien, fiction that included his writings, and later fiction that was influenced by Tolkien.

Delve deeper into Middle-Earth and the art, life, and cultural impact of J. R. R. Tolkien! This expansive library features over two dozen books filled with entertaining explorations of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, in-depth scholarly analysis of Tolkien’s mythology, fascinating biographies, and much more. Discover something new about one of the most influential authors of the 20th century, and help support Active Minds with your purchase!


 

 

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

LABYRINTH LORD second edition COMING Q1 2023

 


Times have changed, and so is Labyrinth Lord!

First released in 2007, Labyrinth Lord is the premier Basic/Expert compatible fantasy role-playing game. Back then "retro–clones" were a new concept, exemplified by Matt Finch's and Stewart Marshall's work on the first edition compatible game OSRIC.

We were treading new waters in pushing the limits of the Open Game License and available System Reference Documents from Wizards of the Coast. The rule of thumb at that time was to err on the side of caution to avoid publishing content that might be considered "art" rather than system.

Fast forward 15 years later, and the slew of additional games following the same path but in a less cautious manner has proven that some of the design choices made earlier are not necessary in the current state of the industry.

Coupled with being essentially out of the game publishing market for several years, it's clear that the time has come for Goblinoid Games to publish a new edition of the ever popular Labyrinth Lord game!

Labyrinth Lord, Second Edition

Game presentation will be updated to account for the new standards gamers expect. Things like experience tables, level rank titles, and other smaller changes originally made to avoid the perception of reproducing art, will all be brought to closer compatibility with the original Basic/Expert rules.

In addition, much of the rules presentation will be streamlined for easier reference at the table. This will be done while accounting for known errata.

What does the future hold?

Labyrinth Lord second edition is set for release in Q1 of 2023. Its release will be concurrent with a new solo adventure (the writing stage is currently almost finished). These products will be released directly to the public, not via any fundraising effort ahead of time. 

Later, there will be a second edition of the Advanced Edition Companion, and if the public desires it, these books will be compiled to create a second edition of Advanced Labyrinth Lord. All editions will remain in print, but clearly labeled with our vendors as to which books are first or second edition.

Goblinoid Games will continue to publish additional adventures and other works regularly going forward.

I'm excited for this relaunch, and I hope many of you join me on this new adventure. Let's make the next 15 years of Labyrinth Lord even more groundbreaking than its early years.

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