Mar 012015

Well. the Kickstarter for Crypts & Things remastered is live! I admit this one of my favorite retro-clones games. Here’s my rant on the first edition of the game.
First. it’s based around Swords & Wizardry and if you’ve hung around this blog long enough you that I’m a big fan. It also uses many of the Sword & Sorcery house rules from Akratic Wizardry. Also, it’s Swords & Sorcery. In formative years, I was much more into Fritz Leiber and Robert E. Howard than I was Tolkien. I just liked those stories better and the genre better. Heck, Sword & Sorcery deserves a lot more love than its gotten.
And lastly, in a fit of shameless self promotion, I continue working working on my first RPG product (The World of Skarynth) which just happens to be for Crypts & Things primarily. Heck, it was almost “done” then the Kickstarter came along. But no problems. It will just make things better.
So I’m behind this one 100%. It’s a rules system that is full of awesome sauce. It’s a genre that I’m much more passionate about than the usual elves, dwarves, and halflings. So I like it, I love it, I backed it. Just check it out and if you are so inclined back it too.

Apr 172013

It’s evening time so I figured things are calming down a bit. Time to do some shameless self promotion. Like you’ve probably already figured out, I like Swords & Wizardry. So much so that I’m will to throw a whole bunch of time and some money into publishing some stuff for it. Most of my thoughts are over on Magic Pig Media but I’ve to post more news and updates here about what I have planned.

  • Swords of a Forgotten Age: The World of Skarynth: This is going to be the first product out the door. Right now, we’re in the final stages of editing and play testing then it’s time for layout. Keep for fingers crossed. This is a Swords & Sorcery setting/source book and heavily influenced by Crypts & Things. We’ve come up with some new mechanics as well as some twists of classic classes. We’ve already got two more supplements planned for this so stay tuned for announcements on those in the future.
  • Adventures: Also, We’ve got two adventures in the works for Swords & Wizardry. Those are in the rough draft stage. As they get closer to completion expect more announcements on those in the coming months.
  • A SciFi Hack: I can’t just get this idea out of my head so it’s obvious that I need to follow my muse. Heck, it doesn’t even have a working title yet. I’ve amassed a couple pages of notes and started outlining it. This isn’t going to be a hard science fiction game but something that just mixes and matches a whole host of things that have been bouncing around inside my head. Like I said for the Adventures, stay tuned for more announcements on that.
  • Super Secret Fantasy Setting X: Heck, you’re not expecting me to come clean on everything. But this is another setting that should have some very familiar tropes to Old School Gamers and still be very interesting. More on that as that rough draft gets done.
  • I know that’s a lot of projects for a little one-man show. It’s enough to keep me busy for well over the next year and yes I’ve scribbled out notes on my calendar. Heck, I’m already trying to find a 2014 calendar to schedule things. I know better than to announce any rough release dates, things have already gone crazy a couple times. Wish me luck and I’ll keep ranting about these as they get closer to completion.