November Update: Postmortem Studios, Zelart Scholarship, Youtube and Me

#RPG – Elviro, Master of Darkness, brings you a free RPG and a Halloween discount!

  • Get $4 off Postmortem Studios T-shirts and apparel at Teespring with code ELVIRO.
  • Get Actual Fucking Monsters for FREE at Post-Mort.com (but please sign up to our mailing list).
  • Get a 25% discount on your entire order at Post-Mort.com.

All offers end midnight!

#RPG – DrivethruRPG Halloween Sale

If you like horror games and scenarios, now’s the time to pick them up. Drivethrurpg has a sale on and I make a lot of horror and horro-adjacent material so you should find something you like.

Of course you SHOULD be buying over at Post-Mort.com, but there’s no sale there, so I’ll forgive you just this once…

#RPG – Five 200 Word RPGs to Help my Cat, Charlie

GET THE PDF HERE

NB: We’re covered at the moment, but if you already helped me out please download this for free. Otherwise, any money raised that exceeds what we need will go to charity, likely either the Zelart Scholarship fund or a no-kill cat shelter.

Games in this booklet:

  • Kredya Sociyani – Can you game the social credit system and come out on top?
  • One Downmanship – A race to the bottom to take control of the agenda.
  • The Great Debate – How extreme are you willing to go to get votes?
  • Elder, Could you tell me? – Create a religion, one annoying child’s question at a time.
  • Everything is Kung Fu – Solve every problem in the world, with your fists.

I don’t really enter the 200-Word RPG Challenge but I do meet the challenge. I treat it as an exercise, on and off. This year, as once previously, I’m offering up that work for sale, but for a special reason.

My cat, Charlie, has been with me about as long as I’ve been writing games full time. He’s been my companion and my muse, he’s added structure to my day, comfort when I’ve been down, amusing antics and much-needed distractions.

He also saved my life, literally rather than figuratively. At the point of one of my suicide attempts, he interrupted me, practically tearing down the door and making sounds I’ve never heard from a cat before or since. He stopped me, and I owe him.

Before the weekend a neighbour’s dog got out and chased him up a tree. In getting down again he scratched his eye and broke his left rear leg, right behind the knee.

This has meant many vet visits already, with more to come. Medication, X-rays, and may lead to an expensive operation to repair or remove the leg. I want to give him the best possible chance to keep the leg and to survive. I owe him my life.

As such I’m raising money to help cover his vet bills and to keep the options as open as possible. He’s an old boy and likely doesn’t have too many years left, but I love him and want him as fit and comfortable as possible.

This collection of games is Pay-What-You-Want. I’m sick of begging when things like this go wrong, and I do save money as a contingency, but it has been one thing after another this year and it just isn’t doable without help.

Updates can be found on my YouTube channel, ‘PostmortemVideo’.

Thanks,

Grim

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#RPG #DND Stock Art – New Brad McDevitt Collections for Sale

Collections of fantasy and historically themed stock art for you to use in your personal and professional projects, subject to the attached license.

Note that some pieces are repeated in other collections, where they suit multiple genres. Even so, these are cheap at half the price!

Historical Collection 5

Fantasy Collection 12

#RPG #DND – Fistful of Foes No.1 kicks off SCHLOCKTOBERFEST

A ‘Schlocktoberfest’ quick-and-dirty set of monsters for you to use in your 5e compatible games. They’re rough as toast, but you get five novel monsters from my twisted mind. Screen size and format for easy tablet/laptop reference.

Urban Blights – When the neighbourhood goes bad, for real.

  • Cobble Blight
  • Wattle Blight
  • Straw Blight

Cloud of Objects – When animated objects form swarms.

The Godless – When your hate for the gods is so strong, it attracts the soul fragment of an ancient evil.

GET IT HERE

#RPG – Game Design Interview with Richard Pullman

#RPG – Game Design w/ Richard Pullman EPISODE 040

Grim (Actual F*cking Monsters RPG)

It was great to have a chance to nerd out over game design with Richard, and to pimp out my new subscriber-first video series on game design. Join my Patreon or Subscribestar for early access to that.

If you’d like me to come onto a ‘cast, to discuss anything or even to argue with me about my various, supposed ‘horrible’ positions on things, I’m always willing, or willing to host you on my Youtube livestream channel. This is a separate channel to my main one, so please subscribe there too!

In this fantastic episode Richard Pullman and James Desborough — also known as “Grim” — walk through a crazy career, an aimless industry, and the need for bravery in creativity.

Grim has more experience than anyone I know working for big companies, but also a raft of original games and content that push the limits of what you can explore in tabletop RPGs.

Had a lot of fun with this #podcast episode! Managed to get to so many different topics.

Thank you to @Grimachu and let’s all look forward to his #ttrpg #design series and projects. https://anchor.fm/game-design/episodes/Episode-040—Grim-Actual-Fcking-Monsters-RPG-e5ltlv

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