#RPG – Postmortem Studios Game Giveaway!

Isabelle Gedigk

I’ve been doing giveaways since the beginning of this year, sending physical items and gifts out to people to help with promoting my store and games. With the whole pandemic thing, visits to the Post Office are a bit trickier and more time consuming, and you have to be careful in general.

Even to, I really would like to still give some things away, so this month – and for as long as we have to avoid contact – I’ll be doing electronic giveaways.

This month’s giveaway will be sent out in about two weeks from now. To go into the draw all you have to do is one of the following…

Tweet something nice about Postmortem Studios and include @Grimsaur, a link to Post-Mort.com and the hashtag #RPGsToDieFor.

Make a post to Facebook, adding me (James Desborough) in the comments or ‘who I’m with’ section, and include the hashtag #RPGsToDieFor and a link to Post-Mort.com

Post a review of one of my games or books to Youtube, your blog or anywhere else you can and then drop a link to it for me in the comments below this blog.

Bish bash bosh, you go into the draw, and Robert’s your mother’s brother.

This month’s giveaway includes:

  • Satana Station
  • Swords & Shields
  • Election Party
  • Fistful of Foes 1-3
  • Top Table Comix: What is an RPG?
  • Actual Fucking Monsters
  • Tales of Gor
  • World of Gor

A total combined value of almost $50!

#RPG – Postmortem Studios March/April Update – BIG DISCOUNTS FOR PATRONS!

NOPE! They said BARGAINS!

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March/April Update

‘Ello lovelies,
I messed up by forgetting to do this update last month, so we’re already off to a fantastic start. However, the reasons to have this email list remain extremely strong, those being that social media is a shit-show where nobody gets to see a damn thing you talk about. Facebook keeps trying to get me to pay to let people see my posts, which strikes me as a little bit of extortion. Anyway, I promise to try and do better, and if it gets to the second of the month and you haven’t seen an update, feel free to nag me.Here’s your update for the last month.

Work:

Last month was pretty good for work, I managed to release two products, Satana Station for Machinations of the Space Princess and the restart of my ‘zine ‘Autopsy’.

I will be looking for submissions in the future and will be paying $10 a pop for articles or doodads 500-1500 words. So if anyone’s interested, you might want to get in on that.

I’m also looking to support artists, in particular, who are affected by the Coronavirus. So if you have any friends in need, who have a bit of talent in that regard, send them my way and I’ll see what I can manage.

The virus is, obviously, having a fairly dire effect on many businesses, including mine. I have actually done OK, two releases and a big stock art sale (go to DrivethruRPG, select Postmortem Studios and select ‘Clipart’) along with my various ‘side gigs’ mean I almost made minimum wage last month.

A lot of people are hurting though, and if you can afford to give them your support, please do. Authors, game designers, artists, cosplayers, LARP stores etc are all especially harmed because they have all become so reliant on the convention and event circuit, so spare them a thought.

I’m knocking out a bunch of small projects and blogs at the moment, to maintain a steady release schedule. A lot of people are playing games online or finding themselves with a lot of time on their hands, so providing tools to help people stave off boredom and to give them something to do seems like a good idea.

I have been doing promotional giveaways, but they’ve been hit and miss and now, with the virus, obviously I want to stay away from the Post Office, so I’ll be doing them electronically.

Self:

I’ve been ill. With no tests there’s no way to know whether it was The Dreaded Lurgy or not, but I’m starting to feel better. It’s stopped me doing videos and recordings for about a week because of a terrible sore throat and a dry cough.

I live rurally and naturally self isolate anyway, which is a pretty good thing as I’m fairly high risk (bad lungs from childhood asthma). So far the only real impact on me has been a lack of groceries, and my missus being underfoot all day, which isn’t ALL bad.

I was trying to run RPG sessions online to provide something for people to do who are forced out of work or self-isolating at the moment. The uptake was disappointing, but I want to try and keep that going. Watch my social media for updates on when sessions are – it can be fairly short notice. I aim to do them around 7:30-8pm UK start, and keep them to short, convention-style slots of 3-4 hours.

If you have a group or can get together a group of 3-6 people I’m happy to bend that time to meet your demand, and run during the day or late in (my) night. Just get in touch.I also have a Facebook group for people who are interested: https://www.facebook.com/groups/grimstream

Depression seems to have backed off a bit, which is nice. I’ve been doing this ‘gratitude journal’ thing, that was recommended by Kurzgesagt, I’ve found it somewhat useful, but not as much as they suggest. Unlike a lot of this stuff, there’s some actual science behind it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPPPFqsECz0

I’ve been playing the ever-loving shit out of Mechwarrior 5 and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which I wish I could stream, but the Switch is shit for that. Perhaps when I’ve completed it, I’ll play something I can stream from the PS4 again.

Blogs:

Pricing Change & Demo Opportunities:  https://postmortemstudios.wordpress.com/2020/02/03/rpg-postmortem-studios-pricing-moving-forward-demo-opportunities-more/

Satana Station Preview:  https://postmortemstudios.wordpress.com/2020/02/17/rpg-satana-station-for-machinations-of-the-space-princess-preview/

Election Party Print and Play Available:  https://postmortemstudios.wordpress.com/2020/02/18/politics-election-party-card-game-now-available-in-print-and-play/

Swords & Shields RELEASED:  https://postmortemstudios.wordpress.com/2020/02/19/boardgames-swords-and-shields-released/

I’ll be Running Streamed Games on the Regular:  https://postmortemstudios.wordpress.com/2020/03/21/rpg-ill-be-running-streamed-games-on-the-regular-and-helping-with-yours/

Cyberpunk to-hit Chances & Realism:  https://postmortemstudios.wordpress.com/2020/03/22/rpg-cyberpunk-red-2020-and-firearms-to-hit-chances/

Satana Station Released:  https://postmortemstudios.wordpress.com/2020/03/26/rpg-satana-station-for-machinations-of-the-space-princess-osr-space-opera-released/

HUMUNGULOUS STOCK ART SALE:  https://postmortemstudios.wordpress.com/2020/03/26/rpg-dnd-humungulous-stock-art-sale/

ALL NEW AUTOPSY ‘Zine Released:  https://postmortemstudios.wordpress.com/2020/03/30/rpg-all-new-autopsy-zine/

[i] s o l a t i o n: https://talesofgrim.wordpress.com/2020/03/23/i-s-o-l-a-t-i-o-n/

Gathercole Investigates: The Voice in the Radio – https://talesofgrim.wordpress.com/2020/02/09/gathercole-investigates-short-the-voice-in-the-radio/

Depressive Episode:  https://talesofgrim.wordpress.com/2020/02/03/depressive-episode/

Youtube:

Grimstream:

Dragon Warriors Session 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV_7X9oUWUw

Dragon Warriors Session 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn3u-SUz9cc

(Please sub and click the bell and select all, I only need a few more subs to get a custom URL on this channel).

PostmortemVideo:

I Haz a Sick – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6jdByRFic8

Cummings or Goings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lIUu3oyC2s

Satana Station Released: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESuEgq9Za6A

The Plague Changed Society for the Better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUiJDn4fmAA

The Plague Ghost of Vernham Dean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F65BdkD-sv0

SLA Industries Quickstart Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTJauVSLHzc

Can You Fuck a Zombie?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-rCiPNbDs8

Whatever Happened to the Terran Trade Authority?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ssQYKVN740

YES! Let’s Politicise Covid-19: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLaX2r3R7TY

PSA How to Work From Home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgT7w4a2aac

Faith of Our Fathers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fQvFYio_lk

Disease from an RPG Perspective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzeL-imu_p0

RPG Inspiration – Terra Incognita: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkBbWn9kI_M

Decoupling Ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msu3M96Ag9o

Brain and Stuff Update: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4feThLO_Juo

Review: Bryan Talbot’s Grandville – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOoRCj9qapk

Socialised Medicine, Threat or Menace?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgLktpWz2iI

Glitch Mix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Nio9qEjTTk

The UK Housing Crisis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSjkkV48u5g

Darknet Download 2: https://youtu.be/YDGEka3gCMY

A Slight Case of Oversharing: https://youtu.be/-TFO5d_0vbI

Otters and Theramin: https://youtu.be/F1n3ic8VYqY

Puppies and Kazoos: https://youtu.be/lM-lFP4zq7Y

Bagpipes and Kittens: https://youtu.be/K6kPkSIWtW4

Review: The Fiends in the Furrows: https://youtu.be/QDIDIXT2IWs

What if the Orange Man is bad?: https://youtu.be/R0bl_zSzmnk

Swords and Shields Tactical Board Game: https://youtu.be/dViYntv-iNY

New Youtube Back End: https://youtu.be/2Ybn976WYx8

Grim’s Tales: Omega Men – https://youtu.be/7VUe4D9LDqI

Save the BBC: https://youtu.be/pqu3MG90_tg

Virtual Idol Disrupts Online Sex Work: https://youtu.be/OGXqrd1Feqo

The Recline of Civilisation: https://youtu.be/8ZxIOyJxYWw

So, You Finally Found a Bigot: https://youtu.be/i9tPZfC6Syk

Diversity Versus Mythohistory Via the Mabinogion:  https://youtu.be/z3tOhr5KKls

Pokemon, Doctor Who, and the Representation Boogaloo:  https://youtu.be/5g-wet63LQIDown: https://youtu.be/hoKD2e9NY-k

The Lawrence Fox Reaction: https://youtu.be/wgW9wP55kYI

A Dirtbag Left Case for and Against Social Justice:  https://youtu.be/3ruiB8fvQts

Propaganda and Post Truth with Rin: https://youtu.be/2DPv1ZgsOn4

Podcasts:

https://anchor.fm/Grimstaleshttps://anchor.fm/inappropriatecharactershttps://anchor.fm/narrativeattack

New Products:

ELECTION PARTY THE CARD GAME

Electronic: https://post-mort.com/products/election-party-card-game-pdf-version

Hardcopy: https://post-mort.com/products/election-party-card-game

Swords & Shields

Boardgame: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/swords-and-shields1

Cut Out and Play Hard Copy:  http://www.lulu.com/shop/james-desborough-and-gwenblanket-knight/swords-and-shields/paperback/product-24437619.html

Electronic Version: https://post-mort.com/products/swords-and-shields

Satana Station

Electronic: https://post-mort.com/products/satana-station-for-machinations-of-the-space-princess

Print on Demand: http://www.lulu.com/shop/james-desborough/grim-jims-satana-station/paperback/product-24483669.html

All New Autopsy 001

Electronic: https://post-mort.com/products/all-new-autopsy-001

Print on Demand: http://www.lulu.com/shop/james-desborough/autopsy-001/paperback/product-24487424.html

Merch

Iosef Stalin’s Comintern Vodka T-Shirt (Red): https://teespring.com/new-iosef-stalin-s-comintern-v

Iosef Stalin’s Comintern Vodka T-Shirt (Black): https://teespring.com/iosef-stalin-s-comintern-vodka?pid=395&cid=6622

Ahegao Mug (Read the Reverse): https://teespring.com/get-ahegao-mug?pid=659&cid=102972

Mascara Flavoured Bitch Tears Mug (White Text): https://teespring.com/new-mascara-flavoured-bitch-te?pid=659&cid=102911

Mascara Flavoured Bitch Tears Mug (Black Text): htt ps://teespring.com/mascara-flavoured-bitch-tears?pid=659&cid=102910

Prose Before Hoes T-Shirt: https://teespring.com/get-prose-before-hoes?pid=395&cid=6622

#RPG – Postmortem Studios April Update

 

I know, I know, I’ve been slack. Still really struggling with fuckbrain issues, but they seem – hopefully – to be somewhat on the mend.

 

Here’s what’s going on…

The Gor license has been renewed for three years, giving me time and space to put out more product moving forward into the future, and even – perhaps – to produce some guidebooks for playing Gor under different systems (I’m mulling over Pathfinder’s new edition, 5e D&D and some others). Even better news is that after this three year period the license is extended indefinitely – until and unless the IP owner decides to withdraw it. This means that we are have been judged to have done such a good and trustworthy job by Mr Norman and his agent that we’re being entrusted to continue doing so moving forward. This makes me tremendously happy.

In celebration of the above, those who subscribe to me on Patreon or Makersupport will have half price access to the Gor rulebook, worldbook and artbook for as little as a $1 subscription, which you can cancel at any time.

I’m in very early and basic discussion with RPGPundit about putting together a podcast/stream with him. Not sure if/how it will work out, but we’ll see.

It also appears that Chronicle City is stirring back to life to some extent, but I’m not sure yet, quite what is going on there. I’ll let you know. We tried to start Chronicle City at about the worst time possible for us to do so and paid the price. Hopefully, it can be resurrected.

I have lost a few patrons on my Patreon lately, things are tight for a lot of people, but I need to draw more people to ‘subscribe’ to me as a creator. As such I’m going to experiment by providing some Patreon exclusive content over the next 30 days. I will be building a fantasy world for use with the Machinations of the Space Princess system with the first post up here for free and the rest appearing to Patrons and Makersupport subscribers only. These posts will be modeled after the 30 Day Worldbuilding blog prompts and will then be collected and collated, tidied up and added to in order to produce a saleable product. By subscribing you’ll get early access and the opportunity to provide feedback.

30day

I’ve also had a few approaches about – possibly – doing some writing/worldbuilding on some indie computer games. I’ll keep you posted.

I’ll be creating support/discussion communities for Gor on G+ and Facebook soon, watch this space.

Please take a look at my Youtube, Patreon, Makersupport, Gab, Twitter, Facebook, author page, company page, designer page, Instagram, Minds and Steemit and follow/sub whatever else, should you feel the urge. Please do leave reviews of anything of mine you’ve bought, wherever you’ve bought it and share posts, videos or information about products – it really does help me out.

If you do reviews, podcasts, interviews or anything else, get in touch. I make a good guest and have opinions on everything 😉

Cheers,

Grim

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