A Video Update about ‘Stuff’.

Please watch, it has been a rough ol’ couple of months.

#RPG #Art Darkzel Art Scholarship – A Message from Zel’s Mum

Main Fundraiser: https://www.generosity.com/education-fundraising/darkzel-art-scholarship-2016-17/x/586741

Paypal Donations & Submissions to grim@postmort.demon.co.uk

Entrants must be art students or artists in reduced circumstances.

Submissions need to be in print resolution (300-600 dpi) and 1/4 page (A6) or larger.

Submissions can be in black and white, or colour.

Submissions will be sold as stock art to both promote the artist and to support the scholarship in following years.

Payout will be at the end of January or the beginning of February.

Darkzel Petition & Scholarship

Two things.

First, while it has been a couple of years now since my friend Zel’s death (Zachary Harris) the court case around his death rumbles on and compensation relating to it is still being disputed. I’ve done what I can to help by offering my testimony and perspective, but another way in which his family’s lawyers have decided to try and pressure the court (who only want to pay out on a beginning freelancer’s salary) into acknowledging that Zel was a talented young artist with a bright future who could have and would have made a lot more as time went on.

So, that said if you appreciated the art in anything Zel worked on for me (Blood, Cthentacle, Hentacle, Final Straw and others) PLEASE sign the petition to show your support.

That petition can be found HERE.

I would also appreciate support for the DarkZel scholarship, which is my way of honouring Zel’s memory by doing for others what I did for him in helping a bright new talent get through education with a little less trouble and stress. The link to that can be found HERE.

Thank you in advance for your help, and if you are a young artist or an artist living in reduced circumstances, please consider making an entry to win the scholarship yourself.

#Gamergate Card Game Ready for Testing

GG17Hello everyone.

I need a few volunteers to do some final playtesting of the Gamergate card game I’ve been working on.

It’s a two-player, adversarial game where SJWs and Gamergaters vie over Ethics Breaches either to expose them or to get away with them.

Before I finalise everything and get this out for purchase, I want to be sure I’ve got things working right and that my explanations are adequate.

So I’m looking for volunteers.

Time pressure is an issue, so keep the following in mind:

1. I need you to report back by Sunday/Monday.

2. You’ll need to be able to play the game, several times, in that intervening period (ideally 3+ times).

3. You’ll need to not be afraid to make suggestions.

4. You’ll need to be able to print and prepare the cards yourself for this test. Preferably you’ll have a colour printer as that makes things much easier.

If you can fulfill these requirements, please contact me at grim@postmort.demon.co.uk and I’ll send you a PDF of the test files.

 

#RPG Yard Sale

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I’m going to be boring you to tears with appeals, news, crowdfunding etc over the course of this week. Here’s why:

Winding down Postmortem Studios after joining Chronicle City means my income stream from my own company has slowed tremendously and there’s always a lull between Gencon and Christmas. New companies – as anyone with a knowledge of business will tell you – take about three years to break even and make a profit and Chronicle City is only about 18 months into full time, so I’m stuck between one income decreasing and the other building up over time. I’ve also been hit with a bunch of house costs (that need to be settled before winter), car costs and other expenses and issues including my mental healthcare (aid with cleaning the house and regularly attending therapy to keep me capable of working). The money I do have is earmarked for artists, editors and some of the house repairs that need doing. As such I’m asking for your help in a number of ways over the coming weeks.

I know that I’m a controversial figure, but I have always done my best to try and help people out and to be there to offer an ear, support, financial and emotional and to otherwise be as good a guy as possible to my extended community of weirdos, freaks and nerds. Now I need your help and I hope you’ll help me out over the next couple of weeks as I ask for your aid.

Step one is a big ‘yard sale’ of old RPG items, though it pains me to get rid of them as there’s a lot of memories. There’s a lot here, especially old World of Darkness material and I’m sure there’s some collectors or LARP groups that still play in the oWoD who will appreciate the chance to pick up old lore cheap.

If you’re in the Hampshire/Wiltshire/Berkshire area and have access to transport, you’re welcome to come down and pick items up that you want to buy. If you spot anything you want to purchase drop me a line on twitter @grimachu, on facebook, on G+ or EMAIL me.

Make me an offer, postage will vary depending on how much stuff you want, but guesstimate about £1 per item, hardbacks will be more. I’ll consider any offers and I need to sell stuff quickly.

100 Series – 100 Conspiracies (Mint) x2
100 Series – 100 Fantasy Kingdoms (Mint) x5

Agents of SWING – Agent Casefile (Mint)

Angel – Core rulebook (TV series tie-in) (Near mint)

Ant Assault – Card Game (Near mint)

Authentic Thaumaturgy (Good condition)

Authority, The – Core rules (Tri-stat) (Mint)

Barbarians of the Aftermath (Near mint)

Bloodlust – Core rulebook, French language, barbarian adventures (Good condition)

Bloodsucker: The Angst – The Juice (Mint)

Camelot Cosmos – GM’s Guide (Mint – Printing error on back cover)

Camelot Cosmos – Player’s Guide (Mint)
Camelot Cosmos – The Legend of Hawk’s Hollow (Adventure) (Mint)

Changeling the Dreaming – First edition corebook (Worn)
Changeling the Dreaming – Isle of the Might (Worn, hilarious, wrong)
Changeling the Dreaming – Second Edition corebook (Near mint)

Chill – Core rulebook (Worn)

D&D – Adventurer’s Vault, 4th Edition (Good condition)
D&D – Black Rock Bandits (4th Edition Adventure) (Mint)
D&D – Dark Sun Campaign Setting 4th Edition (Good condition – no map)
D&D – Dark Sun Creature Catalog 4th Edition (Good condition)
D&D – Dungeon Master’s Guide (3rd Edition) (Near Mint)
D&D – Dungeon Master’s Guide 2, 4th Edition (Good condition)
D&D – Encyclopaedia Arcane, Necromancy (Worn)
D&D – Forgotten Realms Setting Book 3rd Edition (Near Mint)
D&D – Manual of the Planes (3rd Edition) (Near Mint)
D&D – Monster Manual (3rd Edition) (Near Mint)
D&D – Monster Manual 2 4th Edition (Good condition)
D&D – Player’s Guide (3rd Edition) (Near Mint)
D&D – Player’s Handbook 2, 4th Edition (Good condition)
D&D – Player’s Handbook II (3rd Edition) (Near Mint)
D&D – Red Box, Moldvay Basic Rules Set 1 + DM’s Guide to Immortals (Faded colour)
D&D – Starter Set 5th Edition (Mint)

d20 – d20 Mecha
d20 – OGL Horror (Near mint)

Dark Conspiracy – Darktek (Worn)
Dark Conspiracy – New Orleans (Worn)

Darktown – Core rulebook (Good condition)

dK System – Core gaming system, d20 derived, in French (Mint)
dK System – Mantel D’Acier (French edition of Cloak of Steel) (Mint)

Dogtown – Core rulebook (Good condition)

Exalted – Return to the Tomb of Five Corners
Exalted – Second Edition Core Book (Mint condition)

FATE – Spirit of the Century, 1st Edition (Good condition)

Golden Heroes – Legacy of Eagles (Worn)

GURPS – Discworld (Worn, sight tear on spine)

Heavy Gear – Second Edition Rulebook (Good condition)

In Nomine – Core rulebook, SJG Edition (Good condition)

Inferno Battles of the Abyss – Rare boardgame (Worn box, mint interior)

Iron Kingdoms – Liber Mechanika 3.5 (Near mint)
Iron Kingdoms – Monsternomicon 3.5 (Mint)

Lamentations of the Flame Princess – Adventure Number 10 (Mint)
Lamentations of the Flame Princess – Better than any Man (Mint)
Lamentations of the Flame Princess – Forgive Us (Mint condition)
Lamentations of the Flame Princess – Qelong (Mint)
Lamentations of the Flame Princess – Tales of the Scarecrow (Mint condition)

Legend of the Five Rings – LARP Rules (Mint condition)

Mage the Ascension – Akashic Brotherhood 1st Edition (Good condition)
Mage the Ascension – Akashic Brotherhood 2nd Edition (Worn)
Mage the Ascension – Blood Treachery (Good condition)
Mage the Ascension – Dreamspeakers (Worn)
Mage the Ascension – Initiates of the Art (Good)
Mage the Ascension – Loom of Fate (Good condition)
Mage the Ascension – Masters of the Art (Good condition)
Mage the Ascension – New World Order (Worn)
Mage the Ascension – Order of Hermes (Worn)
Mage the Ascension – Progenitors (Worn)
Mage the Ascension – Sons of Ether (Worn)
Mage the Ascension – Syndicate (Good condition)
Mage the Ascension – The Book of Chantries (Very worn)
Mage the Ascension – The Book of Shadows (Player’s Guide) (Worn)
Mage the Ascension – Verbena (Worn)
Mage the Ascension – Virtual Adepts (Worn)
Mage the Ascension – Void Engineers (Good condition)
Mage the Asension – Cult of Ecstasy (Good condition)

Marvel Super Heroes – Avengers Assembled (Worn)
Marvel Super Heroes – Basic Battle Book (Worn)
Marvel Super Heroes – Basic Campaign Book (Worn) x2
Marvel Super Heroes – Nightmares of Futures Past (Worn)
Marvel Super Heroes – Reap the Whirlwind (Worn)

MET – Camarilla Guide (Worn)
MET – Dark Epics (Worn)
MET – Laws of Elysium (Good condition)
MET – Laws of the East (Worn)
MET – Laws of the Hunt (Worn)
MET – Laws of the Hunt Player’s Guide (Worn)
MET – Laws of the Night (Very worn) x2
MET – Laws of the Wild, Changing Breeds (Worn)
MET – Liber des Goules (Worn)
MET – MET Jounal Issue 4 (Good condition)
MET – Oblivion (Worn, ‘obilvion’ edition)
MET – The Masquerade 2nd Edition (Worn)
MET – The Shining Host (Worn)
MET – Antagonists (Worn)

NERF – Nylon thigh holster, adjustable to fit most pistols (Mint)

Palladium – Beyond the Supernatural (Worn)
Palladium – Contemporary Weapons Guide (Worn)
Palladium – Heroes Unlimited (Worn)
Palladium – Ninjas & Superspies (Worn)
Palladium – RIFTS, The Mechanoids (Worn)
Palladium – Robotech: The Invid Invasion (Very worn)

Pathfinder – Desecration (Adventure) (Mint)
Pathfinder – The Sting (Adventure) (Mint) x2

Scion – Hero (Mint condition)

Star Wars – Saga Edition core rulebook (Mint)

Traveller – Fire Fusion and Steel (Worn)

Twilight 2000 – Survivor’s Guide to the United Kingdom (Very worn)

Twister (Unopened)

Vampire the Masquerade – Second Edition Core rulebook (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – A World of Darkness (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – Assamite (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – Berlin by Night (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – Blood Bond (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – Blood Magic, Secrets of Thaumaturgy (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – Brujah (First edition) (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – Brujah (Good condition)
Vampire the Masquerade – Chicago by Night (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – Children of the Inquisition (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – Children of the Night (Good condition) x2
Vampire the Masquerade – Elysium (Good condition)
Vampire the Masquerade – Followers of Set (Good condition)
Vampire the Masquerade – Gangrel (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – Ghouls, Fatal Addiction (Worn)

Vampire the Masquerade – Giovanni (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – Guide to the Sabbat (Good condition)
Vampire the Masquerade – Kindred of the East (Good condition)
Vampire the Masquerade – Malkavian (Worn) x2
Vampire the Masquerade – Midnight Siege (Good condition)
Vampire the Masquerade – Milwaukee by Night (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – New Orleans by Night (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – New York by Night (Good condition)
Vampire the Masquerade – Nosferatu (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – Player’s Guide to the Sabbat (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – Ravnos (Good condition)
Vampire the Masquerade – Second Edition Corebook (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – Storyteller’s Guide to the Sabbat (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – Succubus Club (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – The Anarch Cookbook (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – The Hunters Hunted (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – The Storyteller’s Handbook (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – Thrashing Dragons (Near mint)
Vampire the Masquerade – Time of Thin Blood (Good condition)
Vampire the Masquerade – Toreador (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – Tremere (Good condition)
Vampire the Masquerade – Tremere (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – Tzimisce (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – Ventrue (Worn)
Vampire the Masquerade – Victorian Age – London by Night (Near Mint)

Victoriana – First Edition (Good condition)

Werewolf the Apocalypse – Ananasi (Good condition)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Axis Mundi (Good condition)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Black Furies (Good condition)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Blood Red Moon (Worn)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Bone Gnawers (Good condition)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Book of the Wyrm (Worn)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Caerns, Places of Power (Worn)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Children of Gaia (Good condition)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Corax (Good condition)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Corax (Good condition)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Fianna (Good condition)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Freak Legion (Worn)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Get of Fenris (Good condition)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Glass Walkers (Good condition)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Mokole (Good condition)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Monkeywrenchers (Worn)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Nuwisha (Good condition)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Project Twilight (Worn)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Rage Across Appalachia (Worn – with map)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Rage Across New York (Worn)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Rage Across Russia (Worn)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Rage Across the Amazon (Worn – no map)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Rage, Warriors of the Apocalypse (Worn)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Red Talons (Good condition)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Rite of Passage (Worn)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Shadow Lords (Good condition)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Silent Striders (Good condition)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Silver Fangs (Good condition)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Stargazers (Good condition)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Storyteller’s Guide 1st Edition (Worn)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – The Umbra 1st Edition (Worn)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Valkenburg Foundation (Worn)
Werewolf the Apocalypse – Ways of the Wolf (Worn)

Witchcraft – Core rulebook (Good condition)

World of Darkness – Blood Dimmed Tide (Good condition)
World of Darkness – Book of the Damned (Worn)
World of Darkness – Combat (Worn)
World of Darkness – Mummy the Resurrection (First Edition) (Near Mint)
World of Darkness – nWoD Corebook (Near mint)
World of Darkness – Outcasts (Good condition)
World of Darkness – Revelations of the Dark Mother (Good condition)
World of Darkness – The Book of Nod (Worn)
World of Darkness – The Erciyes Fragments (Worn)

Wraith the Oblivion – First Edition – Glow in the dark Cover (Very worn)
Wraith the Oblivion – The Risen (Good condition)
Wraith the Oblivion – The Sea of Shadows (Worn)

I Need You: Anti Censorship

This is reaching the proportion of Kafkaesque nonsense. Or possibly life mirrors ART.

I have never condoned or excused rape. I don’t say it’s a good thing. Never have.

I defended its use as a story element and largely because I have been concerned about things being written off on the basis of the character of content, sight unseen and unthinking.

I think anything should potentially be open for dramatic interpretation

Anyway, I would appreciate the assistance of those who know me, who know better, who have actually absorbed what I genuinely think and say to go against this nonsense.

There’s a human rights petition, which would be lol-worthy were they not serious.

Also a poll at Mongoose Publishing.

If people want to calmly and politely ask me about any of these issues and asks in good faith, I’ll happily field your questions and clarifications.