Short GM & publishing report

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Nice pic!

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?

 

 

Lazy Sod Press | Player handouts for “Come to Daddy” available

Torgils Journal DTPRG

I made these player handouts for my own current Come to Daddy game and decided to share them.

There is on containing a summary of the Ritual of Banishment and one summary of what can be gleaned from Torgil’s Journal.

Enjoy.

Available for free from DriveTHRU RPG or from here.

Don’t know what “Come to Daddy” is? Check here.

 

Lazy Sod Press | On Grognardism and skill checks

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Coolest Swords & Wizardry cover evar…

I have gotten some feedback that my inclusion of “skill checks” (albeit clearly labeled as optional) in my self-published S&W adventures might not be in the vein of old school gaming.

I do realize that inclusion of skill checks in old school games is a bit controversial in some circuits, but it is how I play when using the S&W rules, and I wanted to include my own system as a variant rules option for those so inclined.

However, I hear you and in the future I will exclude skill checks in the S&W versions of my adventures, keeping it cleaner and more in line with the aesthetics of the old school crowd. I will also release an “Olde Grognard” PDF version of the already published modules, with the skill checks removed and instead publish a free PDF with optional skill check rules for S&W for those who enjoy such things.

Old Schoolers – dawnrazor has your grognard a**es covered 🙂

And with that I wish you all a nice weekend!

Lazy Sod Press adventure giveaway | Print winners!

Ye Books!

Ye Books!

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!

 

Lazy Sod Press adventure giveaway!

 

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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!