Updates for November

My Patreon and Subscribestar have taken a bit of a hit – everyone is hard up right now – but if you can spare a dollar a month even, it really helps. I am going to be posting regular updates on the Wightchester project there, and you can also get discounts for Post-Mort.com

Giveaways are suspended, again, until after lockdown in December(?)

New Releases

The Blazing Cage of the Metal Court: For My Own Dungeon
RPG Design from Start fo Finish: Video Course


D’oh Jeremy Corbyn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwHBsTsTRQg
Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-a3oaiJPXQ
Rolling for Seduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tU3Ufm59yc
Swordsfall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-UYEwTuH30
The Unseen GM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPl1CPm6Pjw
Societal Floor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXZyrC2Xzds
Conservative Naturalism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDa6YSnnUo4
Krynn on the DL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9NCOH-NcqQ
Socialism, Again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXfg-vJOYtA
Kittens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn4pWomV43s
The Deck of Weird Things: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiXTxqwo1G4
Mass Combat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgaaQp_GkJs
S0ledarity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-Y00KZLNQk
Perfect, Unrevised: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e73J1Yvs8X8

#RPG – A one-page adventure for My Own Dungeon

Patreon and Subscribestar people get this for free, and there’ll be something just for supporters every week – fingers crossed – from now on, starting with snippets of Wightchester.

#RPG – RPG Design from Start to Finish video course RELEASED!


I have released a four hour video course aimed at priming new creators for unleashing their own independently produced RPGs onto the world.

For $19.99 you get all those videos, and worksheets that you can refer to throughout the process.

I don’t just cover the creation and writing of games, but also delve into marketing, sales points and other considerations you may find useful.

I also offer consultancy at $20 an hour for those who have more specific concerns or want some one-on-one advice.

I want to help YOU make and sell your games.

NB: I’d love some testimonials from people who have bought the course, or whom I have consulted for. I can only sell this product via Drivethru at the moment, as my store doesn’t allow such large files.

#RPG – Postmortem Studios October Give-Away!

I’ve decided to resume the giveaways, even though we’re all still under varying degrees of lockdown. Who couldn’t use a bundle of presents being delivered, given everything that’s going on?

This package contains…

  • Stickers!
  • A deck of cards!
  • Spooky dice!
  • A black PU-Leather rolling tray!
  • Jack Burton’s wife-beater.
  • Two Goblin Slayer light-novels!
  • Two copies of the Election Party card game!
  • A print copy of the re-launced Autopsy magazine!
  • Ten adventure books for Tales of Gor!
  • A copy of Satana Station!
  • A copy of dark and edgy 90s indie RPG, Darktown!
  • And more mystery items!

To blag this swag, all you have to do is the following…

Write a blog, tweet or post, or make a video for your Youtube channel that mentions Postmortem Studios or reviews one of our products, and make sure you link back to Post-Mort.com

Be ethical! Make sure you mention you’re after the giveaway and let other people know they can enter.

Hit me up on social media, or comment here so I can see what you’ve done, and yes, you can enter multiple times by sharing in multiple places. Just make sure I’m aware of them.

Unfortunately, social media won’t necessarily make me aware of any mentions or retweets or hashtags, so make sure you let me know.

Quick recap. To qualify:

  1. Make a post, blog, video or review that mentions Postmortem Studios.
  2. Include a link back to Post-Mort.com
  3. #RPG is a good hashtag to use, and it’s good to include an image.
  4. Comment here, or let me know via social media where I can confirm the post.

All entries will go into a random draw two weeks from now, and one lucky winner will get a nice big package of gaming-related stuff in the post!

Good luck!

#RPG Rob Necro Stock Art Bonanza!

You can use these highly graphical beauties in your personal and professional projects (subject to the attached license). Each is suitable for use at up to full page at 300 dpi.


#RPG – Grimdark: Deadly, Nasty Rules for the World’s Most Ubiquitous RPG RELEASED!


(Hardcopy will be available soon, technically you can buy it now at Lulu, but I’m waiting on a quality check).

Many fantasy games, if not all of them, follow the lead given by Dungeons & Dragons, and rapidly become superheroic parodies of themselves. This has been especially true of the newer editions, since AD&D Second Edition. It’s great, but it’s not for everyone.

At least not all of the time.

There are many kinds of fantasy, and Dungeons & Dragons’ increasingly sanitised, fluffy, generic, high-escapist fantasy – dripping in magical weapons and character invulnerability, isn’t necessarily what people want.

A Grimdark game is in part made from difficulty. In this context, that has to come from encouraging the players to play tactically and carefully. To do everything they can to swing advantage in their favour. 

It’s also as much about encouraging players to deal with difficult and horrifying role-playing and decisionmaking consequences, all with less resources and power than they might be used to. It also encourages them, when necessary, to run away. 

We need to take that, lustrous, heroic, ‘fantasy-Portland’ edge off 5th Edition’s default rules-set, to amp up the difficulty and make people play more carefully. At the same time, we don’t want to just turn it into an unfair meatgrinder. 

So why not a game designer, literally known as ‘Grim’, to do it?


#RPGaDay2020 – Favour

d66 Favours offered by Sponsors

11. Some of their wealth

12. Some of their goods

13. Transportation

14. To fight alongside you

15. To send retainers with you

16. To send servants with you

21. To send men-at-arms with you

22. The loan of a horse

23. The loan of an exotic beast

24. A gift of rations

25. A gift of equipment

26. A feast

31. A place to stay

32. Vouching for you

33. The offer of a bride or husband

34. Access to their library or lore

35. Provision of weapons

36. Provision of armour

41. Loan of pack animals

42. The use of their experts and friends

43. The making of a record of your deeds

44. An undertaking to pray for you

45. Hospitality

46. Safe passage

51. The gift of a man at arms

52. The gift of a servant

53. A portion of their harvest

54. A cottage on their lands

55. Rooms in a palace/manor, always available

56. A place at court

61. A promise to come to your aid

62. A song, commissioned from a bard

63. Hunting rights

64. A stretch of forest for their own

65. The bequest of a magical item

66. Roll twice

#RPGaDay2020 – Lever

d66 Pressure, applied at a particular point, can cause great impact…

11. An assassination

12. A marriage

13. The birth of a child

14. A rite

15. A blessing

16. An auspicious celestial alignment

21. A message

22. A rabble-rousing speech

23. The outbreak of a plague

24. The rise of a cult

25. A religious vision

26. A heresy

31. A book or pamphlet

32. The use of a powerful weapon

33. A new spell development

34. The rise of a new union or guild

35. A charismatic leader

36. A political shift from one pole to another

41. Something stolen

42. Something destroyed

43. A natural disaster

44. A fire

45. Sabotage

46. A monarch’s succession

51. A religious succession

52. A blight

53. A famine

54. War that spreads beyond its borders

55. An enormous storm

56. A sign from the gods

61. Mass movement of nomads or refugees

62. A rising by a persecuted minority

63. The revelation of a secret

64. Acts of terrorism

65. An alliance is forged

66. Roll twice and combine

#RPGaDay2020 – Humour

D66 Mildly Amusing Magic Items

11. Dwarfbread Throwing Bagels

12. Sword of Healing

13. Arrow Magnet

14. Nipples Tassels of Hypnotism

15. The codpiece of a Thousand Oozes

16. Axe of Questions

21. Halfling-Flinger

22. Head of Vecna

23. Potion of Falling

24. Oil of Rigidity

25. Potion Solid Form

26. Potion of Soda Form

31. Lego of Golem Building

32. Ewer of Endless Gravy

33. Pants of Incontinence

34. Rod of Penile Compensation (inversely powerful compared to…)

35. The Staff You Cannot Get

36. Staff of Drizzle and Mist

41. Wand of Midge Domination

42. Wand of Firecrotch

43. Sorcerous Pimp Cane

44. Ring of Gin Summoning

45. Ring of Elementary Command (from ages 4 to 11)

46. Ring of Carrying Protection

51. Ring of the Monkey Paw

52. A Mullet of Charisma

53. Deck of Decking

54. Duvet of Consuming Comfiness

55. Clockwork Monkey Butler

56. Spectacles of Yourself

61. Gauntlets of Fisting

62. Hat of Wise Guys

63. McNoogin’s Headcase

64. Bass of Dropping

65. Gelatinous Rube

66. New unique item

#RPGaDay2020 – Edge

d66 Edgy Elements

11. Gore

12. Sex

13. Swearing

14. Angst

15. Failure

16. Sadism

21. Murder

22. Incest

23. Disowned

24. Hunted

25. Human sacrifice

26. Assassination

31. Hate

32. Bigotry

33. War

34. Terrorism

35. Revenge

36. Violence

41. Mutilation

42. Torture

43. Genocide

44. Insanity

45. Possession

46. Mutation

51. Betrayal

52. Feud

53. Mutation

54. Body horror

55. Fascism

56. Cannibalism

61. Demons

62. Amputation

63. Rape

64. Trafficking

65. Kink

66. Child abuse