Postmortem Studios Web Store Opens

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The new Postmortem Studios web store is up and running! We’re still adding products and engaged in a steep learning curve on all this stuff, so if you run into any problems please do let us know! Otherwise everything should work, with digital delivery.

We’ll be expanding our inventory, offering physical products, second hand products and integrating things like our Teespring store as we move on into the future.

My intention is also to create a (relatively) safe place to publish challenging and controversial content for others, though we will, still, have to conform to the demands of payment processors. If you’re a gaming or gaming related publisher who has been stung by censorship, get in touch (grim AT postmort DOT demon DOT co DOT uk) and we’ll see what we can do.

Not all of our products are up just yet, but we’re getting there.

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#RPG – Pinup Dungeon Paper Minis Price Drop

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After considerable and… um… vociferous feedback we’ve dropped the price of these paper minifigs. Hopefully, this will be somewhat more acceptable to people and paper minis are something of a new foray for us, so still on a learning curve.

If they had been both front/back rather than front/silhouette, costs would have been prohibitive – especially given the weak sales, but we’ll see how things go with a reduced price.

New Price

#RPG – Gorean Adventures, The Green Island RELEASED!

260756In this supplement for Tales of Gor you join a rebellious inventor on a quest for a mythical lost island and city. Will his technological innovations anger the Priest Kings? Will you fall afoul of the pirates that ply their trade across the Thassa? What will you discover beneath the waves, far from the politics and skulduggery of Civilised Gor?

This book also contains information on a (non-canonical) Farther Isle for you to use as a setting or base of operations for your player group.

Download

Hardcopy

#RPG #ART – Zelart Scholarship 2018-2019

DONATE, SHARE, ENTER!

Many artists are struggling. The gig economy, the degree of competition, university or college fees, it all adds up to be a massive discouragement to many artists and for those who make their living from their art, life can be extremely precarious. The Zelart Scholarship seeks to redress this for those who have the biggest challenges ahead of them, young or disadvantaged genre artists. For several years we’ve been doing all we can to help.

The Zelart Scholarship

Hi, my name is James ‘Grim’ Desborough. I’m an author and roleplaying game designer from the UK, with my own small press publisher, Postmortem Studios. I run the Zelart Scholarship in memory of my friend and collaborator, ‘Zel’.

Zel was an artist I worked with and helped through his education. We met through friends and formed a strong working relationship together. We made card games together and he provided illustrations for several of my gaming books. I got a great sense of satisfaction from helping a young, budding artist through school and watching his talent blossom.

Sadly, Zel was killed in an accident before I got to see him fully achieve his artistic potential or the success he so richly deserved.

Casting about for something I could do to commemorate him, I remembered how we had met, how the work I gave him had helped him so much and how good it had felt to nurture that talent. The best way to remember Zel, I felt, was to do the same for others.

In my day to day work I do what I can, deliberately seeking out young, marginalised, disabled, unemployed, homeless and other disadvantaged artists to give them a leg up, money and help in getting the attention of the RPG and publishing community to get them into more regular work.

The Zelart scholarship is a natural extension of this. A way to hunt out and promote new talent and to give them a lump sum of cash to smooth their way.

What We Need & What You Get

We sell Zel’s back catalogue of stock art, along with donated artworks and the artwork of past winners to raise funds over the year and supplement that with what we can raise via this fundraiser. This isn’t about selling a product to you, but what you get out of it is more, reasonably priced stock art, a way to nurture new artists and a warm sense of self-satisfaction.

Whatever money we get will go to the scholarship winner, if we raise a great deal over and above our target we may institute second or third tier awards. Whatever we raise will go to artists.

Risks & Challenges

It can be challenging to find people both to sponsor and to enter into this scholarship. Previous years this has proven very challenging. Whatever you can do to spread the word to potential sponsors, donators and entrants is greatly appreciated.

Other Ways You Can Help

Besides a contribution, you can help out in many other ways.

Are you a young artist or an artist suffering from reduced circumstances? Then enter!

Are an artist who is doing OK for themselves and has some spare personal pieces they don’t mind being sold to support this enterprise? You can donate art!

Do you know a young artist or an artist who needs the money due to disability, unemployment or other issues? Tell them about it!

Rules for Entry

Entries to try and win the scholarship award should meet the following requirements:

  1. At least A6 at 300 dpi and able to be delivered digitally.
  2. It is preferred that you have a Paypal account for ease of payment.
  3. You must be either a student, or an artist in reduced circumstances, whatever those might be.
  4. Your art must fit into the loose definition of ‘genre art’. That is science fiction, fantasy, horror and similar.
  5. Adult art is permitted, but nothing ‘hardcore’. Consider your limit to be that of ‘burlesque’.
  6. Contact for further clarifications and entires is grim AT postmort DOT demon DOT co DOT uk.

#RPG – Pinup Dungeons 1

minis1coverA bevvy of bestial beauties to beset and bedevil your brave below-ground burglars.

Pinup Dungeon presents five feminine creatures in paper-miniature form. A dark elf archer, a grick, a mimic, a goblin and a mephit.

Enjoy!

Art by Kukuryo

Sales Mean Citizenship! (and more products like this).

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#RPG – Stock Art – Celtic Smith

257764We have a new piece of stock art, by a new artist, up for sale. This piece depicting a celtic-style smith, hard at work in his forge.

Postmortem Studios sells a metric shitload of stock art, so if you’re a budding (or even established) games studio or want to add a little flair to your handouts, we’re your one-stop shop for all things artsy fartsy. There’s even a 400 piece bundle, which makes a great ‘starter pack’ for amateur publishers, and a 100 piece bundle with a more varied array of artists and styles, sales of which go to support our artist scholarship.

If you’re an artist we’re always looking for more contributors and if you need to make some quick cash, we might be willing to buy unsold art you have to sell on as stock art. You get money short-term, we get money long-term, and you get The Dreaded Exposure to a potential audience of new clients. Don’t hesitate to get in touch, and follow us on social media for opportunities.

Please do get in touch if you’re interested.

Postmortem Studios Apparel: ‘Dead Tired of Zombies’

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You can get this, and a bunch of other cool and nerdy shirts, over on TEESPRING.