Saturday, 3 June 2017

A big thanks for the support!

Today I had a look at the inventory of Shinobi 27 Games and wanted to express my gratitude to some of the people who have made these books a reality.

Firstly, I'd like to thank a guy who I've known for over 30 years. Joe Crocono was my first DM back in the 1980s and 90s to the 2000s. His imagination and artistry always motivated me to create fantasy work. He's also the person who got me in touch with Sean Connors and my first work as an artist on the first version of AD&BB. So thanks, Joe.

Sean Connors also needs to be recognised here. He introduced me to Dungeon Crawl Classics and the world of Spellburns and Patron Taints. The Trolls of Mistwood was originally going to be published under Sean's label but some of the issues with the crowd funding hindered that. His notion of self-publishing drove me to do it myself. He was also the person who introduced me to two of my biggest collaborators:

  • Paul Wolfe: Paul and I have worked on a variety of things together and his writings for various products has given me the encouragement to do my own writing. Paul has become a friend to my family and I and we got to meet up earlier this year at the Alamo. He's a very busy but great go-to guy for advice. Thanks, Paul!
  • Daniel Bishop: Also an alumni of the original AD&BB, Daniel is a prolific writer of DCC material. His ideas are inspiring and he and I collaborated on Curse of Mistwood (for a loooooong time). Anyone familiar with Daniel's work will know he has a super imagination and a broad understanding of Appendix N fiction. He's also very generous with advice. Thanks, Daniel!

An integral part of my adventure writing and publishing has been my good friend from the Netherlands, Brian Van Hunsel who is an artist and cartographer of amazing talent. His contribution to my three adventures cannot be overlooked. Not only did he produce maps of such incredible detail that I cannot help but think of what little beast or encounter could happen in the non encounter areas of the maps, but he has read and edited my adventures too. Thanks, Brian.

I'd also like to warmly welcome James Pozenel to the Shinobi 27 Games family and thank him for his long hours developing our newest product. He and I have been cooking this project for around 10 months and there is a long way still to go. Thanks James, for wanting to publish with me.

Joseph Goodman definitely has to be thanked for creating a roleplaying game that fits my thought processes. When I first picked up the DCC tome I was blown away by not only the familiarity I felt with it but the pure fun it is. Joseph has also supported all of my books and given editorial feedback and advice on some of the publications. Thanks, Joseph.

Del Teigeler has to be given some gratitude as well. He was given an enormous task bringing my weird castle to beautiful, isometric life in Curse of Mistwood. I really hope we can work together again soon! Thanks, Del.

A big shout out goes to Brandon Goeringer who has dedicated his own time and effort to do video reviews of our products, so thanks to you too, buddy!

Lastly but most especially, I'd like to thank my wife and children for being supportive of my lunacy and understanding of my mixed priorities... although they know they'll always come first. Thanks Esther, Eleora and Gabriel. Love you all.

So, now that my emotional need to express myself is done, I need to stat assembling my first Kickstarter, which will be Volume II of AD&BB. More information soon!

Friday, 2 June 2017

Proof of the Curse


So, a proof copy of Curse of Mistwood arrived today. I'm very proud of how this product turned out. I absolutely think Daniel and I have built on the original The Trolls of Mistwood.


The book sits at close to 100 pages. There's a lot of adventure in these pages. There is still some minor things to be tweaked but it's most likely to be a June/early July release.

Oh, and there's also an add for Shinobi 27 Games next big project by James Pozenel.


Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Calling all Playtesters

So, Curse of Mistwood is now available for playtesting. This is the sequel to the DCC adventure The Trolls of Mistwood. Playtesters not only get the chance to be the first to see the (almost - 2 illustrations are still being finished) completed adventure and your name in the credits, you get a free printed copy on release.
Roll up and I'll send you a link to a shared drive for download. Thanks in advance.


Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The library ghost says...

"SHHHHHHHHHHH!"

That's what I keep telling my brain when it suggests work or sleep... So close to finishing this dang adventure...

Monday, 24 April 2017

Curse of Mistwood in final design phase.

So I have spent most of the last two days assembling Curse of Mistwood. It is a massive task and I'm thinking this adventure is going to go past 100 pages - it's more a campaign than a single adventure.

I've also noted areas where additional art needs to be applied as well as find areas where art I had already put together is not really usable.

If you contacted me regarding play testing, I'll be hooking you up over the next two weeks. Thanks for your patience and hopefully you'll enjoy the experience. Remember if you want to be eligible to playtest and in turn receive a free hard copy of the final adventure, I need you to email me at: shinobi27@yahoo.com.


Sunday, 16 April 2017

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

AD&BB: VOLUME II


 So this is happening. Don't your elves deserve their own patrons?



More announcements to come.


Monday, 10 April 2017

Mulmo is now on the loose - in print only!


Grab it now!

Releasing this week...

With its imminent release tis week, Brandon Goeringer has done an adventure overview of the new Revelation of Mulmo: Tentacled Edition.


With new art, maps and patrons, Daniel J. Bishop's Revelation of Mulmo is worth having on your shelf.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Trolls of Mistwood - Deal of the Day.

Hey everyone, as you may be aware, Curse of Mistwood is in its final stages or writing and editing and will hopefully be available by mid year. Curse of Mistwood is the sequel to The Trolls of Mistwood which is the Deal of the Day in about 3 & 1/2 hours time.

What this means is you can get the PDF for a measly $1.50. To quote Aquaman: "OUTRAGEOUS!"


Click here  to pick up The Trolls of Mistwood for $1.50.


Curse of Mistwood coming soon!.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

The Shadow Whisperer Cometh..?

Hey all, just an update that Revelation of Mulmo: Tentacled Edition has been approved and I'm awaiting a proof copy before release. All of those AD&BB backers who got back to me will receive their at cost print vouchers once I've confirmed the quality of the product. Thanks for your patience.


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Playtesters needed soon...

Well, I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for Curse of Mistwood.

At over 31,000 words, it's close to being completed. The huge job of fleshing out Castle Wartaren is nearly finished and I'm currently statting out the occupants.

Del Teigeler has delivered what has to be one of the most detailed isometric castle maps I've ever seen. Here's a small sample of the 11 levels Del completed.

I can't recommend Del enough to other publishers. His contribution to this adventure was fantastic and he stuck with me through a lot of issues during the creation of this castle. Thanks, Del!

So soon you'll be able to take your favorite adventurers into the dread castle, Wartaren. As soon as the first draft is edited and a playtesters PDF is created, I'll be putting out a call for playtesters - feel free to express an interest now - Judges and GMs that run the adventure will receive a free copy of the completed adventure and a mention in the credits.


So whilst your players are there, make sure they say 'Hi!' to the Methuselah! She'll be waiting.




Friday, 3 March 2017

DAMN right, it's back!

Hi all, in case you're unaware, Paul Wolfe of Mystic Bull Games has released an expanded issue 1 of DAMN Magazine.

Click on the link above to check it out. With new articles about DCC, including news and adventures, it's a worthwhile addition to anyone's OSR collection.

And it's chock full of great art (okay, so that's a shameless plug).