Friday, March 24, 2017

Robert E. Howard RPG Tribute

In the premiere issue of their digital magazine, Modiphia, Modiphius has created one of the coolest rpg tributes I've seen.

The free pdf has Robert E Howard game statistics for Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of. In addition to the stats you get a biographic background of Howard and speculation as to his journeys in Hyborea. You can pick up Modiphia #1 here.

I haven't actually played Conan or it's 2d20 system yet. I backed the Kickstarter and will be getting the core book in print (and everything else as a pdf). I already have the core and adventure supplements in pdf, but I'm waiting for a physical copy to really dive in to the game.

If you want to give the game a shot you can grab the Conan quick start here at no cost. While the core book isn't in print yet, you can grab the pdf here and the Jeweled Thrones of Earth adventure compilation here.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Off the Beaten Path: Forest Excursions

Today I received my copy of +Thom Wilson's Off the Beaten Path: Forest Excursions. I was excited to back the project and am very happy with the results. There's a system neutral and Swords & Wizardry Light version. I chose the Swords & Wizardry Light version. The book contains 23 one or two page forest adventures that are designed for low and medium level groups. In the S&W Light version each adventure has everything you need (including monster and magic item stats). I can't wait to use the adventures. Despite each being set in the forest, the adventures feels pretty unique.

You should support Thom on Patreon. I do and am quite happy to do it.

Obligatory book selfie
The layout is simple and precise, a wonderful combination.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ash Wednesday - Minotaur

Name: Minotaur 
Motivation: Glorious Battle
Critter Type: Beastman
Attributes: Str 8, Dex 4, Con 8, Int 2, Per 5, Will 4
Ability Scores: Muscle 22, Combat 14, Brains 13
Life Points: 89
Drama Points: 5
Special Abilities: Attractiveness -5, Hard to Kill 5, Never Gets Lost
Name                   Score   Damage               Notes
Dodge                    14         -                    Defense action
Battle Axe              14       40                   Slash/stab
Gore                      14       32                   Slash/stab
Slam Tackle           22       16                   Bash

Monday, March 20, 2017

2017 A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal

It's that time of the year again. Last year talked about 5th Edition D&D and booze (two of favourite things). This year I'm going to focus on my homebrew Swords & Wizardry Light setting, Portsmaw. You can read an overview of the Appalachian Ohio inspired setting here. With the challenge I'll focus more on locations, denizens, magic, and other peculiarities.

Monstrous Monday - Glass Men (LotFP)

This story originally appeared in Adventures into the Unknown #54 

Glass Men
Armor: 12,  HD: 2 (8 HP), Movement 12, 1 punch (1d6 damage) Morale 12

Any creature attacking a glass man must make a successful save vs. Poison or slowly loose their intelligence as become a glass creature. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday in Freeport - Shadow of the Demon Lord Freeport Companion (Final Hours)

We're in the last hours of the Shadow of the Demon Lord Freeport Companion. Shadow of the Demon Lord is great and Freeport is also great, so think of this as the ultimate peanut butter and chocolate together sanity destroying combo. If you want to get into the game, this is a optimal time. Every product in the game's catalog are available as add-ons at a reduced cost.