Daemon Boar by devashard @ DeviantArt
Last year I accepted a new post at work, increasing my mental workload a lot, leading to a total crash on the game creative side. No adventure writing and no figure painting. Basically, my diminished game time and energy had to be used on my own table games.
However, I have missed the writing and publishing side of the hobby, so this week I decided to get back into the game again.
First out will be a dark classic style short dungeon romp called “Tomb of the War-Pig” for OSR style gaming. Also, today I commissioned the art for the project from fellow Swedish artist Mr. Jim Magnusson of Aenglum fame!
Next, I will take up work on a larger adventure project called “Fiery the Angel Fell” that has been sitting on my hard drive for a while now. Maps and 95% of the art are ready as is about 50% of the text. So it’s really just to finish the text and do the layout thing. The art is awesome: cover by ArcticSpring and interior art by Mr. Jim Magnusson and Mr. David Lewis Johnson.
Both are set in my homebrew world “Terra Innominata” (or “The Wörld” as I call it myself, heh) but easily transplanted to your world of choice.
I have also decided to support Blood & Treasure 2e from now on, so that will be the “main” release. I will probably make a Swords & Wizardry Complete version as well as the audience seems bigger in that department and have also been toying with the idea of trying out a D&D 5e edition as well.
And see you guys in the Tomb!
The Blood & Treasure 2e Treasure Keeper’s screen
Somehow I had totally missed out that this thing existed!
The screen is 3-pane and in standing A4 format with very old school style art and 3 pages of useful tables.
I must confess that the art isn’t really my cup of tea these days, but the TK side of the screen looks very useful plus it’s ready-made so I don’t have to make my own as I did with Blood & Treasure 1e.
I would just wish that Mr. Stater would make a landscape version so it would fit my 3-pane Savage Worlds insert screen…
Available from DriveThru RPG in PDF format. And if you hurry, there’s a GM’s Day Sale now so you can get it at a discount 🙂
I have kept away from blogging about RPGs and even Google+ for a while now.
The combination of long gaming hiatus due to vacations and then an intra-player conflict as we were preparing to start up the fall season of gaming has left me a wee bit tired of it all.
Add to that an extremely pressed work situation with lots of extra hours and mental energy poured into work related things… Well, let us just say that it does not get you into a mega-creative game groove.
However, I haven’t given up, and I’m still around 🙂
Two weekends ago we finished “Season 1” of our year-long Blood & Treasure game in the Lost Lands by Frog God Games. It has been a very good OSR/D&D-style experience and I will write a separate post on running OSR with B&T later, when I get the time and my spirits are up more. Some of the players have said that this is the most fun D&D-style game they have ever played.
And next weekend we will start with a character generation session for Masks of Nyarlahotep! I will use the 6th ed Call of Cthulhu rules for this one. If there is enough time after chargen I will throw them right into the action as well, starting their descent into mayhem and madness in the wintery New York cityscape of 1925.
Most of the Call of Cthulhu stuff will end up on my dedicated CoC blog (Sanity Zer∅) since I figured many of you OSR/D&D fellows might not be that interested in CoC or d100 gaming.
On the Lazy Sod Press publishing front there has sadly been little progress. I have two OSR style adventures brewing:
- Fiery the Angel Fell is a quite long Terra Innominata (my home brew setting) fantasy horror ride to madness and destruction. I was initially planning this for Fantastic Heroes & Witchery, but will instead publish it for Blood & Treasure and D&D 5e. Maybe there will be a Swords & Wizardry edition as well. This one is half done. Just some more writing, cleaning up of the maps and then layout. I’m also waiting for a piece of illustration that I’ve paid for but never seem to receive…
- Tomb of the War-Pig is a shorter dungeon romp adventure, also set in Terra Innominata. It pits the players against the horrors of an ancient sorcerer’s tomb and… Well, no more spoilers here… Let’s just say there will be surprises. Nasty ones. This one will be published for Labyrinth Lord and Swords & Wizardry. Maps and some writing is done. Art is to be commissioned.
- I’m also contemplating doing a free OSR Conversion book. Basically a short and simple little book with conversion advice between the various OSR games. That way I don’t have to do OSR-game specific versions of my publications, unless they differ a lot.
If I could just find that precious time along with the energy to do it… As it is now, the little time I have to spare goes to my own game prep and to play games online. And that’s the main thing, right?
And we have two lucky winners of a printed pair (and PDFs) of these books – determined by the black d18:
Stu White and Mick Reddick *applause*
You will get an email from me where I will ask for a physical shipping address and preferred e-mail (for the PDFs). And of course which version of the books you prefer!
Please come back to me here or on Google Plus if there are any hiccups.
Congratulations guys 🙂
Next up will be the five (sic!) winners of PDF versions of the above!
Christmas Goat. By fellow Swede John Bauer.
About an hour ago (12.00 UCT+1) the admission to participate closed. And now we have 18 contestants for the 7 prizes!
18 is a good number, as I have a d18 lying in my DCC dice bag! Sometime this weekend I will roll for the winners.
Basically, I will enter the names into a numbered list in the order of your comments on the blog.
I will then randomly roll for (i) print winners (2) and (ii) PDF winners (5). Any double results will be ignored and rolled again until we have the stipulated number of winners.
The winners will be announced in a new post on this blog and I will then contact all winners to get contact info for shipping etc.
And remember – if you win – please consider writing about the advenures! It can be a session recap from play or a review.
That’s it from Lazy Sod Press today.
And Happy New Year to all gamers!