Friday, December 28, 2012

Free Pirate Resources for Your Game

First, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Merry New Year and all that jazz.

Second, over at the Piazza's 3e forums, Nate Christen announced that in celebration of the third anniversary of his d20 Pirates blog, he's compiled all three years of posts into three PDFs for download.

Although created for 3e, these adventures, encounters, and assorted resources are worth idea mining for any RPG. I heartily encourage you to visit his blog and download these bad boys.

And here are direct links to his downloads:

D20 Pirates Blog 2009-10.pdf


D20 Pirates Blog 2011.pdf

D20 Pirates Blog 2012.pdf

Character Sheet Addendum.pdf


Stop by Nate's blog and say thanks!
http://d20pirates.blogspot.com/2012/12/three-years-running.html

Monday, December 17, 2012

A Question for All You Booklet Makers

Okay you guys out in DIY OSR land: which long reach stapler do you recommend for booklet making?

I'm finally getting around to printing out a lot of PDFs into table-ready booklets and want to staple these bad boys. And maybe I have a special project or two up my sleeve, too.

So, which stapler do you recommend?


EDIT:

Okay, so Geoffrey recommends this one:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001B0GWKU/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00

But then take a look at these:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=long%20arm%20stapler&sprefix=long+arm+st%2Caps&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Along%20arm%20stapler

Which one would you get?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A New Zine Has Appeared

DwD Studios has released a new zine, Decahedron Magazine, for their BareBones Fantasy RPG.

Not to be confused with Dyson's Dodecahedron, DwD's Decahedron features material from a handful of fans and from the creators of the BBFRPG, Bill Logan and Larry Moore.

What do you get? A totally random d100 table with no theme beyond "description" that is a nice thought exercise but otherwise totally useless in play, a new spell, a few house rules, a creature, and a character race. In other words, a mixed bag. But. . .

But what really makes this zine worth downloading is a sweet little island-based adventure by Matt Jackson, "Cavern of Kul'Thoru", which centers on a hydra lair replete with lizardman underlings. Matt provides a few story hooks to make the game suitable for any campaign, too. Those of you familar with Matt's work on his own zine, Lapsus Calumni, and his series of Moleskine Maps won't be disappointed. And those just discovering Matt's work will definitely want to check out those other links in the previous sentences to see just how much Matt has contributed to the OSR/RPG scene.

There's also a great numbered map suitable for any RPG on the last page, "The Undertemple of Eleroth". It doesn't go to crazy with the CC3-level of detail to the point of distraction yet still embraces an old school ethos in a non-linear, multi-branching design (see here).

So, to recap: Free zine with at least two things worth keeping on hand even if you don't play BBFRPG.

Download it here at RPG.now.


Disclaimer: this blogger is unaffilated with any of the entities or individuals mentioned above and did not receive compensation for this mini-review.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Updates to The YGDOtNH

The ever creative Chris Creel has fleshed out areas 11 through 16 of Community Project #2: The Young Green Dragon Over the Next Hill.

Areas 18 through 22 and areas 29 through 45 still need some love. Come on by and fill in those blanks!

Once my semester is over and winter breaks begins, I hope to get to my backlog of PDFerizing projects' most notably, the first community project and the first issue of RENT ASUNDER! need to be finished. My goal is to get both of these out before the new year.



Monday, December 3, 2012

I Have Found the Rock Anthem for the OSR!

Lads & Ladies, I present to you "Dungeon Hustle" by Mississippi Bones:



"Dungeon Hustle" by Mississippi Bones

Bring on your goblin hordes and band of orcs,
hulking zombies and kobolds.
No gnoll or troll gonna slow me down oh no.

Dodecalicious ever vicious.
Oh so many possibilities when I swing.
Armor class won’t mean a thing
'cause again and again, every time my friend
the outcomes always the same.
I roll the die of 20 sides
and cleave your ass in twain.

Because I’m rolling 20s like a 68 Impala.
AC doesn’t matter, critical damage from my war hammer.
I throw the big 2-0 against every single foe
and they’re crushed by the force of my mighty blow.
I lay em low, yeah I lay em low.

There’s a bugbear down there, I ain’t scared.
Gelatinous cube, split in two,
reduced to ooze, I can’t lose.
Go ahead, boy, make your move,
'cause you're all fodder for the slaughter,
Don’t need no modifier to compensate.
It’s too late, icosahedrons sealed your fate.

Because I’m rolling 20s like a 68 Impala.
AC doesn’t matter,critical damage from my war hammer.
I throw the big 2-0 against every single foe
and they’re crushed by the force of my mighty blow.
I lay em low, yeah I lay em low.

I’m rolling 20s like a 68 Impala.
AC doesn’t matter, critical damage from my war hammer.
I throw the big 2-0 against every single foe
and they’re crushed by the force of my mighty blow.
I lay em low, yeah I lay em low.

I’m rollin 20s, I'm rollin 20s.
I’m rollin 20s, I'm rollin 20s.
I’m rollin 20s, I'm rollin 20s.

I got 99 problems, all of them goblins;
I suppose at least a bitch ain’t one.
Yeah I got 20 reasons right here
I don’t need luck to be no lady tonight.

I’m rolling 20s. I’m rolling 20s.
Had a dracolich trying to break my stride,
so I chucked a war axe right between his eyes.

Been gaining on a dragon’s ass since two days past.
He’s terrorizing towns, burned them to the ground,
but I’d be moving quick if I was that son of a bitch now,
'cause every day I’m hustling.
Just one perception check springs every trap that’s set.
Oh dungeon masters hate when I sit down to play
'cause I’m rolling 20s.

Don’t hate the player, hate the game.
Don’t hate the player, hate the game.
Don’t hate the player, hate the game.
Don’t hate the player, hate the game.
Don’t hate the player, hate the game.
Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

I’m rolling 20s like a 68 Impala.

Don’t hate the player, hate the game.
Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

I’m rolling 20s like a 68 Impala.

Don’t hate the player, hate the game.
Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

I’m rolling 20s like a 68 Impala.

Don’t hate the player, hate the game.
Don’t hate the player, hate the game.
Don’t hate the player, hate the game.
Don’t hate the player, hate the game.