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Two days ago my computer decided to break down utterly. While I was writing, there was this loud electrical “zap” and all went black. And now the laptop is a very expensive letter press.

I’ve managed to get my old laptop going and have transferred most of the content from the broken computer – thanksfully I have backup for most of the files.

However, in the process, the linked PDFs on this blog seem to have list their links to the cloud. At the moment, I don’t have the time to repair them all, so if you find a broken link and would like a certain PDF, please post a comment and I’ll try to fix it for you.

Sorry about this good readers…

Game plan for 2017 continued…

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Black Queen | Yaroslav Gerzhedovich

A while back I wrote down some thoughts on games I wanted to run during 2017 and provided a short list of those I thought we could realistically be able to play this year.

We are now playing Masks of Nyarlahotep (Call of Cthulhu 6th edition), which is a mega-length campaign that would realistically take a year or more to complete. In our youth, this wouldn’t be a problem since we played several times a week and the “recruitment process” was like:

“-Do you guys want to play D&D this afternoon?”

These days it’s an online mail/Google Docs/Texting affair to (i) set the next play date, (ii) get people to say yes or no and (iii) decide the location. Basically, you have decided about a month in advance. So much for spontaneity…

These ALC™ (adult life complications) is why I try to think of my more recent games as TV-show seasons, thus being able to break the story at a convenient point in order to be able to play something else without scrapping the previous game entirely and we can always come back to Season 2 of the game when we feel like it.

Games that I’d very much like to run like tomorrow include:

  • Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2e/Zweihänder (The Thousand Thrones – dark fantasy)
  • Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition (Ravenloft – Gothic Fantasy)
  • Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition (Greyhawk – vanilla fantasy but with my own darker touch)
  • Castles & Crusades (Aihrde/Haunted Highlands – vanilla fantasy but with my own darker touch and with a nod to old AD&D)
  • River of Heaven (basically OpenQuest in space – Hard SF in the vein of The Expanse TV-show)
  • Call of Cthulhu 7th edition (to try the new system – maybe run a short adventure to get a feel of the rules)
  • Delta Green (the new edition, but also the old CoC 6th edition)
  • Achtung!Cthulhu (CoC 6th edition WW2 coolness)
  • Dark Streets (Renaissance d100 variant set in 1800s London – Victorian Horror galore)

When we wrap up Season 1 of Masks of Nyarlahotep (probably after the New York chapter that has now swelled out infinitely – I mean, I’ve got side treks and ideas that have come up due to the PCs actions, that would fill a year of play if we wanted – I will run any one of the games in italics above. It will probably be “Curse of Strahd” for 5th ed D&D, but Warhammer is a strong contender as is both Delta Green and River of Heaven (although, for those I have to write completely new adventures, so it’s easier at this point to run a published adventure, mainly due to my exponentially increasing workload).

Life was definitely easier when I was a teenager…

 

Lazy Sod Press Bad Santa Christmas giveaways!

 

Bad Santa!

Yup. It’s time for Lazy Sod Press to rain gifts over the table top gamer community!

The gifts are:
2 print/PDF combos of the adventures: ”No Country for Weak Men” and ”Come to Daddy” (in either Swords & Wizardry or Blood & Treasure format). These print books will be shipped worldwide at no cost for the receiver!
5 PDF versions of the adventures: ”No Country for Weak Men” and ”Come to Daddy” (in either Swords & Wizardry or Blood & Treasure format)
You can check out what the adventures are about here!
What to do to get these?
Make a comment in this post, stating why you’d like the adventures.
If you win, I’d be grateful for a review on your blog/website or on DTRPG/RPGNow, but it’s not mandatory of course.
Who will win?
The post will go up today (Dec 21st) and will be open until New Years Eve (it closes at 12.00 UTC+1 on the last day).
All contestants will then be entered into a list in the order of their application, and the winners will subsequently be determined by the roll of a die (type to be determined). That’s old school!
The names of the winners will be announced in a new post on this blog. After that, the winners must email me at: lazysodpress AT gmail DOT com
so that I can get (i) your emailaddresses and (ii) for the winners of physical books – your postal addresses.
Merry OSR Christmas and may the Die be with you!