Wednesday, January 9, 2019

CARTOGRAPHER WANTED for Planet Eris World Map

UPDATE: We're in the process of making a final selection on this, so we're not taking any new applicants at this time.

 Thanks everyone who applied and helped us out with this!


PROJECT: The Scribes of Sparn publisher is seeking a cartographer to produce a hand drawn, pen and ink, poster size (24" x 36") map over hex grid to accompany the Planet Eris campaign setting booklet.

(See below for additional project info: DEADLINE, COMPENSATION, CONTACT INFO.)

STYLE: The desired style of the map is gritty 70's fantasy similar to maps produced by Stonegiant (q.v., here), or physiographic 1950's textbook style similar to Erwin Raisz, (q.v., here), or perhaps a combination of both styles. 

SCOPE: Below is a draft version of the Planet Eris map produced by Jimm Johnson. It is provided to help the prospective cartographer/artist visualize the scope of the project.
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DEADLINE: The project deadline is May 1, 2019.

COMPENSATION: Approximate compensation is $500.00.

CONTACT INFO: If you are interested, reply by email to:

austinjimm (at) unseen (dot) is

Please include a little background information about yourself (or links to such), your desired rate of compensation, and links to examples of any similar or pertinent maps or art you have created. 

Feel free to respond here as well with any questions or concerns.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

New Color Process on Christmas Module HG1

The Christmas adventure module, HG1 The Kringle Castle Invaders, has a "sort of new" cover. It still features the original illustration by Erika Jane Amerika, but has been updated with an improved monochrome process. Here's the side by side comparison.


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It's the time of year when I like to bring this module to the attention of holiday gamers. It's ideal for an old-school holiday-themed campaign or one-off! You can view play reports and photos from folks who have given it a spin on the K&KA boards.


Check The Scribes of Sparn product page for more links to this and other fine adventure modules.


Keywords: D&D Dungeon Christmas Adventure Module RPG

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Printable Maps & Monster Matrices for Module XQ1: The Castle that Fell from the Sky

The print version of XQ1 The Castle that Fell From the Sky has a multi-page center "pull out" section containing maps and encounter statistic matrices. For those who don't want to remove those center pages, or who would like high resolution files from which the various maps & stat sheets can be printed, here are links to the PDF file of those pages:

DTRPG.com Link:
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/259274/XQ1-Map-Stat-Pack

KnKA Link:
http://knights-n-knaves.com/thescribesofsparn/XQ1-map-stat-pack.pdf

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

XQ1 The Castle that Fell from the Sky


"This is an excellent adventure... ...I really want to run it." 
- Jeff Talanian (creator of AS&SH rpg)
Now available on lulu.com:

The Castle that Fell from the Sky

PRINT (A5):
http://www.lulu.com/shop/steve-robertson-and-jimm-johnson/the-castle-that-fell-from-the-sky/paperback/product-23854689.html

PDF (A5):
http://www.lulu.com/shop/steve-robertson-and-jimm-johnson/the-castle-that-fell-from-the-sky/ebook/product-23854671.html

PDF (DIGEST):
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/258161/XQ1-The-Castle-that-Fell-from-the-Sky

You can preview the module at any of the links above. (Additional info about the module in the NTRPG Con post below.)

Keywords: D&D Dungeon Adventure Module RPG

Saturday, June 2, 2018

New Module at NTRPG Con 2018

"Even in the far gulfs of space, the struggle of Law against Chaos, Good versus Evil is eternal. But wherever evil is not extinguished, it will revive to exact vengeance on those who would keep it at bay..." —Neb Lo, Last of the Holy Order of Knights Galacticus 


This adventure is more than just an old-school, fun-house dungeon. (Although it is definitely that!) Steve Robertson has captured the raw essence of golden age pulp science fantasy and funneled it into an outlandish adventure rife with wonderment and strangeness. On first read I knew this scenario was a perfect fit for my ongoing Planet Eris campaign. 

The Castle that Fell From the Sky was originally created as a single session tournament-style event for a gaming convention (NTRPG Con 2015, to be precise). The revisions in this edition are geared toward expanded campaign play, where multiple sessions will afford players a chance to experience more, and ultimately (if they are skillful and tenacious) the completion of the scenario.

The maps have been redrawn, the text reformatted (in some cases additional detail is given), and standard fantasy wargame statistics are now provided throughout. Careful effort has been made, however, to cleave as nearly as possible to the spirit, substance, and language of the original.

A limited run of this module is available for sale at NTRPG Con in Irving, TX from Wed. June 6 to Sun Jun 10, 2018.

UPDATE: *SOLD OUT*

General (online) release of this module is planned for October 31, 2018. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

FREE Module KK2 from NTRPG CON 2017



That's me and Steve Robertson at the Knights-n-Knaves Alehouse social at NTRPG CON last week. (Steve is the proprietor of VANQUISHING LEVIATHAN LLC.) We're running a scenario we put together called The Mystic Cup of Gygax (or Alucard's Revenge!). At this point we still thought we could pull off a TPK, but alas, no!

(FYI: click on the pictures to embiggen them.)

This session was a riot! 2 DMs, 21 players, and 4 cases of homebrew beer-- how could this possibly not rock?! (There are already a few reviews of the event out there on the forums. Seek them out here, here, and elsewhere, if you're interested.)

The game featured possessed characters killing each other, characters killing the DMs, a secretly evil character leading the party to their doom, and finally the ultimate betrayal and an appearance by Demogorgon to tie up the loose ends. Somehow the whole gaggle of ne'er-do-wells survived what should have been an easy TPK!


ENJOY THE MODULE!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Digest Size Modules Available

Previously published (and still available) in A5 format on Lulu.com, Dungeon Modules UR1 The Tomb of the Sea Kings and SS1 The Odboxx of Zoforon are now available on RPGNow & DriveThruRPG in old-school digest size format (8.5" x 5.5"). 

The print versions of both digest size modules are priced at $9.99 which includes a free electronic copy in PDF format. Make sure you click the bottom purchase option to get both the print and PDF versions. Here are the links!

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/200025/SS1-The-Odboxx-of-Zoforon

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/209026/UR1-The-Tomb-of-the-Sea-Kings

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/200025/SS1-The-Odboxx-of-Zoforon

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/209026/UR1-The-Tomb-of-the-Sea-Kings