Christian Walker is back in action with two new one-sheet zines!
First up is Shudde M'ell Confidential, for Call of Cthulhu. He's got two issue out so far, and a Pinterest board with extra content (beats the hell out of the usual use of Pinterest, which is fashion and food and mommy advice. Also, best line in #2: "Starlets do not fight. They have people for that." Precious, baby, precious!
The Cave of Nanoc is a Labyrinth Lord-compatible one-shot adventure ripe with Conan references throughout, both to Ahh-nold's film version and the stories of REH. The main action has the hero donning a pair of boots that lets a PC walk upside down on the ceiling and then sends the party into a cave to battle dangerous Nanoc bats, poisonous scorpion-like Climbers, and a seductive sorceress who hides a bowel-cleansing secret (no, not the secret to bowel-cleansing, but . . . oh, nevermind). While the scenario comes off a bit jokey on first read, this truly has the potential for an early TPK if the players don't make wise decisions early on.
Bathhouse of Blood is a Swords & Wizardry / Age of Conan adventure for 3-6 3rd level characters focused on the Zanadar Bathhouse its "employees". References to Hyborian geography appear in the flavor text throughout and the plot revolves around a main baddy who is cut from the same cloth as many of Conan adversaries (and I'm thinking of the Marvel comics/magazine Conan here). The adventure itself is open-ended and, depending on how the PCs play it, the party could end up definitely worse off than they started, especially if they aren't of sufficient strength when they enter the lower levels OR they get too curious about the main level.
So. . .who's the winner?
I'd love to have called it a draw. But I couldn't. So I flipped a coin; The Cave of Nanoc was heads, Bathhouse of Blood was tails.
Curse the two-faced god of coin flipping!
It came up tails.
Ted, hit me up with your mailing info @ mwschmeer AT gmail DOT com so I can ship you your prize!
And Dylan, check your email in the next day or so for a special surprise. Make sure you have a comics reader handy. I recommend Sequential on the Mac and HoneyView on Windows.
I haven't even logged into Blogger or checked this blog since the first week of May, as I was knee-deep into final exam preps and now I am neck-deep in exam week and exam grading. Needless to say, I'm a bit overwhelmed at the moment.
AND now I find out that Blogger decided to eat a post I had scheduled to appear on May 3rd that announced the winner of the Conan Contest. Harrumph!
Check back soon for the announcement.
Also, I made this:
It's a map connecting all of the sample dungeons from TSR-era D&D, from the original edition to The Classic Game of Dungeons & Dragons.