Monday, May 30, 2016

New Module at NTRPG CON 2016

NTRPG Con 2016 kicks off this Wednesday evening. Our new module, SS1: The Odboxx of Zoforon, will be released initially as an NTRPG Con exclusive. (We'll do a general release later on

I will be running 3 games at the con this year. Thursday morning is my semi-annual OUTDOOR SURVIVAL hex crawl using the original 1974 wilderness rules. Saturday morning I'll be running Kids' D&D using my popular Knights & Wizards kids' rules, and Saturday night I'll be running the Odboxx itself.

Oh yeah!-- Thursday night is the K&KA social. I'm supplying the beer: my homebrew coffee stout and pumpkin ales!

Huzzah! And hope to see you there!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Printable Maps & Stat Sheets for Module HG1: The Kringle Castle Invaders

The print version of HG1 The Kringle Castle Invaders has a multi-page center "pull out" section with the town, dungeon, and wilderness maps and encounter stat sheets. For those who don't want to remove those middle pages, or who would like high resolution files (including large full-color wilderness maps) from which the various maps & stat sheets can be printed, here is a link to a PDF file of those pages:

HG1 The Kringle Castle Invaders: Printable Maps & Stat Sheets

Monday, December 7, 2015

First Gift of OSR Christmas!

Tenkar's Tavern has announced the kickoff of the 12 Days of OSR Christmas as this Wednesday. I have no idea which days he will designate to The Contemptible Cube. It appears he is working on schedule though, so stay sharp! In the mean time, here's how the giveaway will work on this blog.

Unlike other blogs, where the "gift receiver" is chosen randomly, The Cube of Quazar is running a small contest. A picture of an item from a classic TSR dungeon module will be displayed. Something like this.

The first responder to correctly tell the exact location of the item pictured wins. By exact location, you must specify  the letter-number code of the module in which the item is found, the dungeon level (or equivalent) where the item is placed, and the number of the room or encounter area in which it resides. So, to review, in order to win you must tell me the following:

Letter-number Code of Module,
Dungeon Level (or equivalent),
Room or encounter number.

I'm stoked, so let's just kick this thing off now! If you know where the half-conceled pot pictured above is from, provide complete information as to its location in the comments section below. The first person to give me the full and correct answer wins a PDF copy of Dungeon Module UR1 Tomb of the Sea Kings

When I see a winner, I'll let you know what to do to claim your prize-- err, gift, I mean.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

12 Days of OSR Christmas

The Contemptible Cube is participating in the 12 days of OSR Christmas this year. This is my first year doing this, and I'm not too sure how it works. I'm just sort of waiting for Tenkar to get the thing rolling so I can follow along.

Prizes, er hmm, I mean gifts from the Contemptible Cube and The Scribes of Sparn will include 3 PDF copies of our new Christmas module, HG1 The Kringle Castle Invaders, and 1 PDF of our previous release, UR1 The Tomb of the Sea Kings.

As soon as Tenkar kicks it off, I'll post additional info on how to win, ahem-- receive, that is-- one of these fine gifts.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

New Module Coming Soon

Scheduled release is Thanksgiving Day or December 1 (depends on when it's ready!).

Far, far to the north, almost on the edge of the world, is the small village of Wintersedge. Every Christmas Eve the villagers gather for a midnight celebration when Father Christmas and his magical reindeer appear in the sky. Hearing fascinating tales of this spectacle, you have travelled north to see if the rumors are true. But this year, something is dreadfully wrong! It was inevitable, perhaps, that the success of Father Christmas would draw the hatred and envy of the eternal enemies of peace and goodwill amongst men. In particular, the dark denizens of the Antarctic regions (Kris Kringle's literal polar opposites!), are always conspiring to thwart the jolly man's work and bring an end to Christmas. Is it the South Pole elves who have cancelled Christmas? Or is there a more sinister power at work here? It's up to you to pursue the perpetrators of this heinous holiday mischief and save Christmas!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Printable Maps & Stat Sheets for Tomb of the Sea Kings

The print version of UR1 Tomb of the Sea Kings has a center "pull out" section with the dungeon maps and encounter stat sheets. For those who don't want to remove those middle pages, or who would like a higher resolution file from which the maps & stat sheets can be printed, here is a link to a PDF file of those pages:

UR1 Tomb of the Sea Kings: Printable Maps & Stat Sheets