Sunday, July 15, 2018

Succubus Sunday

Today's Succubus Sunday is brought to you by the amazing James V West.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Woodfall Kickstarter

Woodfall - a mini hexcrawl is a system neutral dark fantasy project on Kickstarter right now. It's a dark fairy tale mini-setting with a town of witches and thieves and warring monster clans. One of the design ideas behind it is that it can be used as is, or dropped into your campaign. All you need is a kingdom with some mountains and bam, cross-mojination. 

Personally I'm down with just about anything with fairie tales and witches. That's the kind of stuff I like. But beyond that this setting has a lot of goodness, including: 

    • Approx. 100 pages of content
    • New monsters
    • DIY magic item creation system
    • Hirelings
    • Villains
    • Weird shops
    • A hexcrawl with 12 keyed locations
    • Lots of random tables
    • Flora and Fauna
    • Rules for the setting changing over time
    • Various random tables
    • Legal system for the town
    • Thieves guild
    • Monster hunting content 
The basic pledge gives you the pdf or you can upgrade and get the pdf and a code to get the book printed through OBS. There were some higher tiers that offered original art, but they're gone. Check out some of the art.

Commie necromancers? Hell yeah!
This sounds like my kind of town.

Snag Grimtooth's Museum of Death (PDF) For Only A Buck!

The Grimtooth's Trapsylvania Kickstarter only has a few days left, but if you want to add some troll-ish depravity into your game right now you can grab the pdf for Dungeon Crawl Classics 87.5 Grimtooth's Museum of Death for only a dollar.

I picked up a print copy at Origins and it seems fun. I've not read all the way through it, but I dug what I saw. The adventure is for 1st level characters and includes patron information for Grimtooth (which also include stats for his little sister).

I'll try to get a review done for this next week, but until then, I highly recommend you snag this pdf while it's only a buck.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Jason Is Love

I was been cheeky on a friend's Facebook page and realized I've statted Jason Voorhees MANY times. Here's a collection of all the stat posts I've made for him (not counting related characters like Ash and Freddy).

  1. Jason Voorhees - Living and Undead (SURVIVE THIS! Dark Places & Demogorgons) 
  2. Jason Voorhees - Undead (Dungeon Crawl Classics)
  3. Jason Voorhees - Deadite/Jason Goes To Hell (Cinematic Unisystem - Specifically Army of Darkness)
  4. Jason Voorhees - Tom Savini video game design (Cinematic Unisystem)
  5. Jason Voorhees - Undead (Cinematic Uniystem)
  6. Jason Voorhees - Cybernetic Undead/Jason X (Cinematic Unisystem)
  7. Jaycee Voorhees - Lady Killers Fan Film (Cinematic Unisystem)
  8. Jason Voorhees - Undead (Classic Unisystem/All Flesh Must Be Eaten)
  9. Jason Voorhees - Reboot (Slashers & Victims Light/Swords & Wizardry Light
And as a bonus here's Shelley's Hockey Mask for Slashers & Victims Light/Swords & Wizardry Light.

The Slashstreet Boys

I shared this video around Halloween, but since it's Friday the 13th, I thought I'd post it again.

Also, it appears that the folks have a Kickstarter to help fund the sequel video. It's only got a couple of weeks to raise almost 4000 dollars. Given what I've seen with Kickstarter, I don't see this happening, but it could. I hope it does. These are funny. The video for the new Kickstarter had me cracking up.

Jason Voorhees (DP&D)

In honor of Friday the 13th, I'm giving you stats for two different versions of Jason Voorhees for Dark Places & Demogorgons.

Jason Voorhees (Living)

Armor Class: 13
Hit Dice: 6
Move: 12
Attacks: 1 per Round
Attack Damage: Machete (1d6+1) or Bow (1d6, 50' range)

Special: See below 
Bonuses: +6 to hit, +2 damage, Toughness 5
Terror: 13
HDE: 6

When Jason is reduced to 0 HP there is a 50% that he's just reduced to 1 HP. He will still fall and appear dead. Despite his size he can sneak with a  +5 bonus.

Jason Voorhees (Undead)
Armor Class: 14
Hit Dice: 8
Move: 15
Attacks: 1 per Round
Attack Damage: Weapon 
Special: See Below
Bonuses:  +8 to hit, +4 damage, Toughness 5
Terror: 14
HDE: 8

Though he always appears to be slowly walking, reality warps around Jason, allowing him to move at surprisingly fast speeds. Also, when Jason is reduced to 0 HP there is a 50% that his HP total goes to 10. He will still fall and appear dead. Jason may be defeated, but it's unknown if he can be permanently destroyed. 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Some Great Stuff Over At JB Publishing

I'm feeling the spirit of community today and wanted to direct everyone over to my friend Josh's page, JB Publishing.

He has an open playtest for a short d6 storytelling system he's created. You can check that out (and find out what it's about) here. It's a simple but fun seeming system and I know he'd like some feedback.

He has another recent project that's been getting some positive buzz. He's taking the classics, The Village of Hommlet and The Temple of Elemental Evil, and converting and adapting them to Swords & Wizardry Continual Light. Even better he's using his one page dungeon format. You folks probably realize I'm a big fan of Continual Light and have created quite a bit of content for it myself, so I think this project sounds fantastic!

So far Josh has pdfs for Monsters and Villains of the Moathouse and The People of Hommlet (and made an interesting observation about Hommlet). I'm really curious to see where this goes. I know he's done his research and is truly wanting to take the idea of this adventure and really make it focus on elemental evil. If you want to hear more about Josh's design process, check out his podcast on Anchor.