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Test cover for Future Releases

With the new year comes a new format! Pre-existing adventures will keep their old covers, however, all new adventures will be in a similar vain to this test cover.

Thoughts?


Happy New Year everyone! See you next year!

Quick Note - King of Cards!

Well ... maybe not. A side project I'm working on.


With any luck they'll be approved by the time I get back from vacation and I'll be able to order them for the "client" before deadline.

Quick Note - Patron Supported Adventures will resume!

A really quick note as I go out to a Christmas party with the wife: Starting tomorrow I will once again be picking up the pen and creating five-minute adventures and the One-Page Romps this blog was (for a little while at least) known for.

I won't get much hammered out this month, but expect at least two winter themed adventures ... I got permission to go to my writing hole tomorrow night (also known as Books-a-Million) so expect one by Friday!

On another note, I will be at Spring MEPAcon in Scranton, PA and there will be at least 1 Eldritch Shadows playtest ... you've been warned.

Eldritch Appendix N

Some other blogger are posting their own personal Appendix N's either for their home campaigns or for their releases. So I figured that I would jump onto the wagon and hitch a ride! Eldritch Shadows (formerly Basic Modern) is very fairly formed from my childhood in the 80s and 90s and as such is heavily influenced by television Shows that existed at the time.

1. Beyond Reality

I watched this between the ages of 10 and 11 on USA network and from it gained one of my first crushes in Nichole DeBoer (Otherwise known as Ezri Dax of DS9). The show's mix of investigations and weird paranormal stuff that wasn't as overly dark or science-y as X-Files really matched with my likes and has kept with me since. This is one show that I wish hulu or netflix would actually pick up so I could watch it.

2. Poltergeist: The Legacy

For a year in the mid-90s my family had Showtime. This show and SG-1 were the main draws for me and I would typically race to watch every new episode I could. I was…

Quick Note - The Next Big Project - Eldritch Shadows

In the next three days Genius Loci Games will launch its very first kickstarter for a Swords & Wizardry Compatible adventure/sandbox/mini-setting. The resulting product should ship by June/July of next year (2015) ... depending on the success of that project I have a second lined up and now that I've received the permissions I needed for the cover art I can announce it.
Being written on the side right now and planned for a kickstarter in July/August of 2015 is my BasicModern supplement/setting for Swords & Wizardry. Basic Modern has been re-titled to Eldritch Shadows. Material for this supplement has previously been released and can all be found here in one fashion or another.
Fingers crossed folks! Fingers crossed!

Quick Review - Wanted by Assassin Games

Wanted is a 23 page collection of extremely short "Adventures" for 5e and goes for $1.99. The description from the drivethrurpg listing states:

Written for the most recent edition of the most popular fantasy role playing game! This supplement is a collection of 10 very short adventures meant to be dropped into an existing low-level campaign. Each short adventure should provide enough material for a single session of play.
- The Raven: the rich are being targeted by a nimble thief, and a bounty has been placed upon their head. The true identity of the culprit is a shocking surprise.
- Mrs. O'Leary's Basement: clear some rats out of a basement. How noble a quest for heroic adventurers.
- A Vermin Problem: a plague boils up from the sewers, and the city guard is paying for each rat slain. Of course, they're paying more for an end to the problem.
- Dweller in the Dark: the local crypts have become a haunt by a ghoulish creature.
- The Unfinished Tower: flying menaces have…

The Queue

Recently through means of gifts, grab bags, and pure luck I've added greatly to my RPG collection. In the past week I've received through contests and gifts from followers and friends the following PDFs:

Numenera
The Strange
13th Age
Dungeon World
Cartoon Action Hour Season 3

I've also been lucky enough for friends and family to gift me the following in glorious murdered tree format:

Pacesetter  -  Cryptworld which was written by the man whose cows keep killing my Library group (I speak of you +Tim Snider !)
Shadowrun Fifth Edition
Dragon Warriors
Dark Dungeons
Pathfinder Gamemastery Guide

A lot of reading is on my table. I've begun to skim each of the books and so far out of the PDF collection I'm digging 13th Age and CAH3 the most. Dungeon World feels like it is trying too hard to me and Numenera is just ... huge ... I want to give it its proper due but I feel this massive tome would have been better served by a physical copy.

I'm really loving the simplicity of CAH…

Quick Note - I summon a Fairy ... Like Tinkerbell!

Much to Codename: The Wife's chargin my three-year-old daughter has expressed an interest in gaming after watching/sitting in on a few of my older daughter's Swords & Wizardry game (if you want some details on this game listen to the latest Save or Die's e-mail section). Being that she is only three (a rather smart three-year-old but none-the-less, three) I figured I would play a game of +Justin Halliday's Hero Kids with her.

I didn't use a specific adventure or even give her a character, I just gave her the dice and gave myself some and told her she was in a large castle that was dark and spooky. Much of the twenty minutes of game was exploration and puzzle solving. However, near the end she looked under a bed and was attacked by a giant evil cat (with only one, yucky yellow eye). My daughter bolted, running from the cat at top speed. Unfortunately she ran into a dead end, and was trapped by the cat.

"What do you, Roe?"

"I ... I make a fairy app…