Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Kickstarter Complete

Last week saw the postal tubes setting off into the sunset around the world to backers who are to receive original art. It marks the end of a lot of work and worry that goes with a Kickstarter.

Now I have to turn my attention to moving house. Packing boxes and cleaning is the focus for the next month or so. In the down time I get, which will be very little, I'm still chipping away at War for Mistwood and my Claeridge Pass book.

Thanks again for the interest and, from certain individuals, the collaboration. It's great to be working with creative and productive people. 'Nuff said.


Saturday, 23 June 2018

DARK PLACES & DEMOGORGONS - Survive This! - Review

Dark Places & Demogorgons: SURVIVE THIS from Bloat Games is written by Eric Bloat and Josh Palmer. I picked up this game as it focuses on a fond part of my own life: growing up in the 70s and 80s. The pop culture and films of the 80s are a big part of the nostalgia of that time and a marketable feature. If you consider the existence of films today like Ready Player One, It, Super 8 and the TV series Stranger Things, the love of retro 80s is alive and kicking today.

DP&D casts the players in the role of 80s high school students that need to tackle dark encounters and strange phenomenon inspired by horror and Sci-fi/fantasy films from the 1980s. As a fan of the super hero RPG Mutants and Masterminds, I’m no stranger to casting PCs in the role of High School students – it’s fun and having the PCs be 80s high school students, especially when the players are my teenage kids, is a fun way to teach how different life was in the 80s. Good thing my kids have grown into 80s pop culture fans (guilty!).

The book is well constructed and the art is good. The text is peppered with type-Os and grammatical errors but this did not detract from my overall enjoyment of the book. I’d love to see a second edition come out with these fixed, however.

I’ve since purchased the Werewolf and Vampire Sourcebooks – how could I not being such a big fan of films like Fright Night and Silver Bullet? They are a great source of inspiration but I’m a fan of fully fleshed out adventures and I’d like to see Bloat Games actually develop a series of progressive DP&D adventures.

Overall, I’m now a fan and want to see this product range grow and succeed. Kudos to Bloat Games.

Get it: HERE!

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Operation Unfathomable - Review.

I've been reading through Jason Sholtis' Operation Unfathomable from Hydra Collective each night when I get time and I have to say - this is a fantastic product! You can tell there is a lot of love and tabletop experience gone into this book.

For those who haven't had the chance to look over this product, the premise is that low level PCs pursue a lost magic item into the depths of the Underdark (the massive subterranean kingdom). Luckily, a high level group has preceded the PCs, providing a window of opportunity for the newbs to get further than they should.

As well as the overarching mission, there are some great scenarios waiting for the PCs on the whim of the GM or the roll of the random encounter dice - these are well fleshed out and illustrated for running the encounters. And these are not your generic drow and duergar occupants of the world downstairs. In Operation Unfathomable, you'll meet franchise cultists, devilishly cute mushroom men, bat-winged dwarves and worm servants of chaos godlings and more.

In terms of quality, the writing is engaging and well developed. The art is awesome, as those familiar with Jason Sholtis' body of work would no doubt expect. Layout is fun and convenient for the GM running the adventure in terms of an ease of finding tables and maps. Hydra Collective has also provided free print and character resources for download on OBS.

I personally can't wait to run this with my players and if you're sitting on the fence with this one, you won't be disappointed when you take the leap.

Get it HERE!!

Thursday, 24 May 2018

FAE HARD - AVAILABLE NOW.


"Yipee ki yay, mudderf..." I mean, come and FAE HARD with our new funnel adventure! Written by James A. Pozenel, Jr., author of Angels, Daemons and Beings Between, Volume 2: Elfland Edition.

Part of the backing rewards from our Kickstarter, FAE HARD is now available to the everyone. If you're a backer saying, "Hang on a sec... where's mine?" It's in your INBOX and ordered already for POD delivery. Thanks once more for making this adventure happen!

Find it HERE!!

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

FAE HARD Update

I'll be sending away for the proof copy of FAE HARD tonight. Joseph Goodman has approved of the product and we have done an extensive final edit to have it the best we can get it.
I'll express post the proof to myself once it's approved for production and we'll get it out to Kickstarter backers then the general public. Hopefully all goes smoothly from here.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Trolls of Mistwood featured on Sanctum Secorum


Sanctum Secorum has featured Trolls of Mistwood this month to coincide with the 1983 film Hundra. Check it out by clicking the link below:

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Video Review of Volume 2

Our good friend, Brandon Goeringer, has made us a video review of Volume 2. It's very in-depth. Thanks for the ongoing support, Brandon.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

A D.A.M.N. Kickstarter to get behind!

Paul Wolfe of Mystic Bull has launched a Kickstarter for a 3rd D.A.M.N. issue. If you haven't grabbed issue 1 or 2, you're missing out on a great publication. DCC Adventure Magazine and News.

In any case, the Kickstarter can be found HERE!

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Oh Hamish you...

"Still the cow herder, how ye adventurers are all alike..."

Coming soon... ish - FAE HARD!


Sunday, 18 March 2018

IT'S HERE!


It is with some relief and great pleasure that I announce that Angels, Daemons & Beings Between, Volume 2: Elfland Edition is now on sale to the general public.

I'd like to thank James for all the hard work and creativity that he poured into this book. Now we need to get FAE HARD out there!

GET AD&BB Volume 2 HERE!

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Featured Product: Angels, Daemons and Beings Between, Volume 2: Elfland Edition


Angels, Daemons and Beings Between Volume 2: Elfland edition is a Patrons supplement for the Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game.

The fey are an ancient race of elves, faerie and other mischievous beings, their origins lost in antiquity. Ever questing for the esoteric secrets of magic and of the universe itself, elves have long sought to connect with the architects of their kind. Serving and bargaining with fey patrons of old is a means to this end.

Angels, Daemons and Beings Between Volume 2: Elfland Edition unleashes the hidden patrons of Elfland. From fey barbarians and vagabond thieves to vile demons and alien vegetation, this tome shines light on 14 new patrons of distinct fey character. With accompanying spells, spellburn, patron taints and the rituals required to commune with these patrons. This volume is a must for your campaign’s elves… and wizards, of course!
Also included:
  • Magic Item Generator
  • Elven Mercurial Magic Table
  • NEW Classes
  • NEW Spells
  • Patron Revelation Sheets
  • 3 Complete Backer Patrons!
Available in hardcover and interactive PDF.
A must for DCC enthusiasts!

Featured Product - Curse of Mistwood.



Curse of Mistwood is an adventure designed for a group of 5 to 8 Characters of levels 4 to 6.

Curse of Mistwood can be played as a continuation of The Trolls of Mistwood or as a standalone adventure. A dark power has stirred in Mistwood. An evil so great that not only is the quiet waterside village at risk but perhaps the world itself. Once more adventurers must heed the call to arms, risking everything to thwart the plans of a much greater foe. Will the adventurers have the courage to seek the source of Mistwood's woes, or will they be consumed trying?

Written by Daniel J. Bishop and David Fisher.

Features:
  • Mystery and excitement compatible with Goodman Games Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG but easily converted to other systems
  • 100 pages of cunning crones, eerie swamps, shadowy villains and a visit to another world
  • Beautifully rendered isometric maps by Brian Van Hunsel and Del Teigeler
  • New magic items and curses to share amongst your players
  • Detailed history and description of Mistwood and the surrounding region
Don't forget your change of pants!

Thursday, 8 March 2018

3rd Mistwood Adventure begins...

So, I've started writing the last installment of the Mistwood adventures and it's just flowing. I've been stewing ideas for a while now whilst I've been working on the Kickstarter and that processing time has paid off.

I'm going for a different game mechanic in this adventure - sure the PCs have to do some regular RPG adventuring but the game will culminate in a war with the PCs commanding the army. I'm thinking the armies will be statted out like monster blocks and the skill of the army will translate to AC and combat bonuses.

FAE Hard is the only remaining reward for the Kickstarter that isn't completed yet. Once that is done, delivered and out of the way, Mustwood will get the royal send off it deserves.