Friday, 31 October 2014

All Hallows E'en DTRPG Sale, Free Ravenloft, Fighting Fantasy, Big Jars

Happy Halloween  (roll on All Saints Day when we can get back to burning the pagans or at least putting them on trial before on Bonfire Night, or have I got that wrong?)

One day left to pick a possible freebie and heavily reduced PDF products (and maybe some print) in the DriveThru Sale.  There was a rather juicy Ravenloft title going for free last time I looked. You owe it to Strahd, you know you do.

UK gamebook fans still have a chance to buy tickets for the a talk given by Jonathon Green on the 2nd November in the wake of his successful kickstarter funded book on the History of Fighting Fantasy "You are the Hero".  Location: London (a big city on an island in North West Europe). Tickets:
I'll be honest, I get really confused between actual real events, Google hang-outs, Like Pages and kickstarters, that sometimes I find it difficult to find the product amidst the publicity. But I'm very easily confused in the five seconds I give to reading almost anything these days that doesn't flatter me in some way. ;)

My world: I've been keeping myself out of trouble by trying to bash out more Inked Adventures products.  The 'Blocks (see previous post) was in top ranking in the "hottest" 3D accessories on DTRPG the other day.  So I'm guessing business is slow in the papercraft terrain industry! I've also had some fun in creating more "oversized" dungeon furniture counters. Casting proportion aside, these counters are more akin to something you'd expect to see in MB HeroQuest or Gameboy 'Zelda.  In fact it's impossible to add jars to a dungeon room now, without thinking of Link smashing a lot of crockery.

Heroically Sized Furniture Counters 2
Product on DTRPG:

Inked Adventures Blocks
Product on DTRPG:

Anyhow. I hope you are well and that season's a changing bring positive perspectives and not "Oh God, Winter's Coming" which is the feeling here. And no, I don't have Sky, so I really do need to catch up with Game of Thrones, somehow, some day...

And oh, I nearly forgot, I can't comment on any of the D&D hardbacks because my partner has bought them for me and I'm not allowed to have them until Christmas because Santa has them.

5th Edition D&D on Amazon (UK).

Apparently I have to be a good boy before I can rifle through those shiny stat filled pages.

Santa might also let me have the Star Wars Rebels DVD as well. Roll on Christmas!

Monday, 20 October 2014

Inked Adventures Blocks

This is a shameless self-promotory cross-post (from Inked Adventures) regarding my new Inked Adventures Blocks.  Especially, since trying to go full time with Inked Adventures, I'll be lucky to meet the rent this month. ;)

These printable blocks are designed for the more casual builder of dungeons - for those us who can barely glue a tab without needing a proper grown-up to be present.  They also may appeal to players who prefer dry-erase mats to tiles.  The L-corner pieces are especially useful for delineating the area of larger rooms.  This idea was borrowed from the Indy Jones RPG (TSR), the cardboard models in which had design similarities scenery included in one of the D&D BECMI modules (the title escapes me).  The pieces are reusable, but there's nothing to stop a DM gluing them down or together to create pre-made set pieces.  The blocks can also be flipped to create an "upper level" in rooms, walkways and some extent bridges across chasms and so forth.  The figures here are scavenged from the D&D 3.5 Basic box.  The brick details on the blocks were originally hand drawn in fineliner pen. PDFs are available in both A4 and US Letter size formats.

iso_maps_and_reverse_Inked_Adventures_BlocksPage_Preview_Inked_Adventures_BlocksRoom Encounter - Inked Adventures Blocks
Drawn mock-up layout - Inked Adventures BlocksGrey tops for striking and uncluttered overhead view - Inked Adventures BlocksWall and door detail - Inked Adventures Blocks
Double doors small room - Inked Adventures BlocksX-Junction - Inked Adventures BlocksL blocks as corners for large rooms - Inked Adventures Blocks
Drawn mock-up layout demonstrating reverse sides being used as second level - Inked Adventures BlocksSecond level and steps encounter - Inked Adventures BlocksSteps Second Level - Inked Adventures Blocks
Walkway or Bridge - Inked Adventures BlocksInked_Adventures_Blocks_cover

The Inked Adventures Blocks printable PDF:
$2.90 USD
(Product description on DriveThruRPG)

Thanks for reading.  May your dungeons be beautiful!

Basic Fantasy Adventure Anthology 1

This is one seriously packed set of short adventures, suitable for Basic Fantasy, but also LL, D&D B/X, BECMI, S&W etc. (some very minor tweaking may be required to bonuses and armour classes) 
Free PDF & Open Office file. (also links to hard copies on Lulu)

Hey, whaddawant? A proper review? It's good, it's free. If it's your choice of old school system mechanic or game-genre, just go and download it.