Friday Grab Bag: Uncanny Echo, Slowquest Zine, Interviews, Blood & Bone Campaign Setting
Bonsoir, mes amis! This week has some free adventures, campaign settings, interviews, games, and more.
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Articles to Read
Courtney Campbell writes On the Secret of Megadungeons.
I found Phil Nicholls’ table interesting for a narrative task resolution: Updated: Yes/No, but Little Wizards.
Using Classic Dungeons & Dragons Adventures With Weird Fantasy Gaming Systems by Eric Fabiaschi helps you to “weird up” old school modules like Keep on the Borderlands.
Maps, Adventures, Tools
Beyond the Demon’s Web is a free adventure for Swords & Wizardry Continuous Light.
The Blood and Bone - Campaign Setting is currently free. I wrote a review of the complete game, and I quite liked the package. You can get the full game for a discounted price ($3 instead of $14.99).
Random Wizard Interviews is a free PDF with interviews with 18 luminaries of the RPG industry, e.g., Zeb Cook and Steve Perrin.
The One-time Journal of Findings in RPG Design (note: broken link) (PWYW Epimas Edition) “features tidbits of game design in the form of articles by Giacomo Vicenzi, Maria Rivera, Michael Siebold, Mel White, Paul Czege, Jason Tocci, and Bill White. Each of the authors presents a work in progress.”
Games And Zines
Uncanny Echo Issue 0 is PWYW.
Uncanny Echo is a serialized roleplaying game. It is based in part on the Apocalypse World engine created by D. Vincent Baker and Meguey Baker. Games using elements of the Apocalypse World engine are often referred to as Powered by the Apocalypse (PbtA)
Uncanny Echo’s aim is to have small, contained stories rooted in mysterious or eerie events that unravel with each issue. Something somewhat normal becomes something else: surreal, unearthly…uncanny.
The creator of the webcomic Kill 6 Billion Demons has released an accompanying RPG on his patreon page: Kill 6 Billion Demons RPG (Full Release). I’m not a patron, so I can’t say anything about it. AFAIK a pledge of $2 should give you access.
Eric Diaz released his Dark Fantasy Basic - Player’s Guide (PDF $4.99). It’s a modular OSR game with six classes, no races.
A more compact version of the DnD main rules, along with a funkload of resources (pre-gens, etc.).
Martin Ralya tells us about Free Talislanta PDFs, And Where To Start.
You can support Kiel Chenier through a holiday crisis by preordering his wavecrawl setting for D&D and LotFP: Weird on the Waves (D&D and LotFP). Buy-in of $5.99 or $11.99 (for extra stuff).
Weird on the Waves is a B&W wavecrawl setting and toolkit for use with Lamentations of the Flame Princess and other old-school elf games. It is set in 1655’s Caribbean sea amid the rise of buccaneers and the beginnings of the golden age of piracy. Within the history you know are strange paranormal events and otherworldly intrusions: freakish mutations washing in with the tide, ancient structures rising out of the waves, and ships that are not ships…but monsters themselves.
The noteworthy Dungeon World zine Plundergrounds by Ray Otus has a new release: Plundergrounds #5 ($2).
Speaking of Dungeon World: Here is a new Dungeon World Newsletter.
And you can now download the 2017 Gongfarmer’s Almanac, consolidated edition Vols #1-8, a zine for DCC, for free.
It’s a fully illustrated fantasy adventure with a bunch of possible endings and pathways.
Thanks to Teylen we have another Crowdfunding Collection #61.
You can win print copies of Sharp Swords & Sinister Spells here: Sharp Swords & Sinister Spells Giveaway - Adventure Outlines!.
Thank you, Klint Finley, Max Vanderheyden, and Rudy, for joining the wondrous patron tribe.
Max is the guy behind Shoalmont Games where he creates free one-page adventures and writes about his role-playing experiences. Check it out, folks!
Klint creates games at klintron.com.
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