#RPG – A Month of Monsters – Goblin Champion

image (34)You can buy this piece of stock art, for as little as $1 this month as part of a promotion. We have a promotion running all month, 31 pieces of monstrous stock art, one a day until all are at on sale culminating on the 31st for Halloween.

This piece depicts the hideous visage of a troll, ogre, or goblinoid.

Goblin champions are chosen from amongst the most tenacious and largest of their fighters. They’re bred for greater size, strength and fed the best of the food to bulk them up, until they’re able to stand toe-to-toe with humans and other interlopers. Goblin champions have more to fight for than most, and stand to lose the most. Their bulk and relative size also make them useful draws for enemy attacks, while their smaller brethren can move in from the flanks or establish a new ambush point.

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#RPG – Halloween Titles on Sale!

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There’s a bunch of stuff on sale, in addition to the stock art sale we’re currently running.

Horror games and scenarios? We’ve got you covered.

Spooky stock art for Halloween themed hand-outs or products of your own? Yep.

Naughty tentacles making bad Cthulhu themed puns? That too.

Go forth, buy stuff!

#RPG – A Month of Monsters – The Desert Troll

43218843_10216505656532028_7278575192702451712_nYou can buy this piece of stock art, for as little as $1 this month as part of a promotion. We have a promotion running all month, 31 pieces of monstrous stock art, one a day until all are at on sale culminating on the 31st for Halloween.

This piece depicts a troll, bursting from the earth, perhaps in a fantasy Western setting.

The desert troll is a seasonal creature, living far from the traditionally trollish homes of swamps and marshes, and adapted for that environment. The desert troll emerges and feasts when the rains come to the desert, storing moisture and fat in its capacious belly and wart-like growths, as well as the thick mucous that covers their flesh. As the rains come to an end they find a patch of earth and bury themselves in a crust of mucous to await the next rainy season. On occasion, alerted by the patter of hooves or the rumbling of wagon wheels, they will opportunistically burst forth from their hibernation in a feeding frenzy, to supplement their stores until the rain comes again.

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#RPG – A Month of Monsters – The Zombie King

43046285_10216497149199350_3717955151500148736_nYou can buy this piece of stock art, for as little as $1 this month as part of a promotion. We have a promotion running all month, 31 pieces of monstrous stock art, one a day until all are at on sale culminating on the 31st for Halloween.

This piece depicts a colourful zombie, suitable for spot illustrations.

Every so often – seemingly without any predictability or pattern – a newly created zombie retains much of its intelligence, and an ability to direct other low-intellect undead such as zombies and skeletons to act with the same sort of intelligence and tactics as they, themselves are capable of. Hard to spot in the midst of the rest of the dead, finding and putting them down will make the rest easier to slay (for a second time).

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#RPG #TTRPG #DnD – Things by me that aren’t sold by me!

You can get a lot of stuff on RPGNOW, and some of my freelance work is up there too. If you buy using these links, I also get a kickback, which is helpful to me! So worth pimping some of these out! Plus, I wrote them, so you know they’re cool. I’ll get a kickback if you use this link to purchase anything from there, so if you want to help me out on a more regular basis, you can bookmark that link and use it whenever you go to RPGNOW!

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Like a hell of a lot of other game designers, I did a lot of stuff for D&D 3.5/Pathfinder. Amongst those, I wrote a good chunk of CITY OF STORMREACH for Eberron, bringing the setting from D&D Online (which I was in the position of having played) into tabletop. It was a bit of a challenging project with far ‘too many cooks’ making it hard to coordinate, but people seemed to like it!

Books of feats and other rules faff were a plage on 3rd edition, and I did more than my fair share of spreading that plague, but always with an eye to making things fun rather than just making things for the sake of it. I did a couple of Unorthodox books, RANGED COMBATANTS and MONK FEATS.

Louis Porter Junior is a rapid-fire powerhouse of OGL material and I worked with him on two things. One of these, the underdeveloped Pirates of the Bronze Sky, had me fleshing out races such as the KAYLATHEON and TOCARRA. With a little work these might even make interesting character races for Starfinder.

Much more complete was our horror/post apocalyptic setting ‘Obsidian Twilight’ over which I had a lot more influence. There’s a lot of material available for that, some of it free. So do check out the OBSIDIAN TWILIGHT CAMPAIGN SETTING and other material like THE WELL OF DEAD FLESH, OBSIDIAN APOCALYPSE, and more.

I also wrote an unusual adventure ‘Cross City Race’ for 4e in DUNGEON, but easily adaptable to other versions. That was good enough for me to win signed copies of the 4th Edition core books. Cool then, a source of eternal shame now!

For 5th Edition I’ve written a couple of third party products, freelance, for Asatania. THE PRISONER OF SPUR ROCK and THE NEW MINE MASTERS, which have been praised for accessibility and atmospheric writing.

Way back in the mists of time, when men were real men, women were real women, and small furry creatures were called halflings, I wrote a d20/OGL PUBLISHING GUIDE. Some of this is out of date, but since the OGL is still being used it’s not quite as out of date as it could have been. You may still find it useful.

Outside of D&D I’ve written material for lots of people. Not all of it is still available, it seems, or I’m not listed as a contributor, but of those that do there’s still plenty.

84193For Victoriana I contributed material to FACES IN THE SMOKE and FAULKNER’S MISCELLANY. I always preferred a more grounded type of Steampunk, so you may find the parts I wrote – at least – suited to other Steampunk games than the Victorian Shadowrun that Victoriana brings to mind.

While my relationship with the SLA Industries team has become a little fraught since Gamergate they still make very good stuff, and Dave Allsop is an artistic genius with a mind for horror that is unparalleled in games media, in my opinion. More recent material the publish with my name to it include URSA CARRIEN and HUNTER SHEETS 2.

If you’ve like my other fiction, you might enjoy the story I contributed to the DARK HARVEST collection, a number of stories set in the Legacy of Frankenstein RPG setting.

Some of my stuff has been republished in nicer format by Chronicle City, where I am still partnered with keystone of the UK RPG scene, Angus Abranson. We hope to get back into production there eventually, meanwhile you can buy the following things there:

FOREVER SUMMER: You play as a gang of children solving mysteries in the town Oceanview. If you liked Goonies, Monster Squad, Explorers, Eerie Indiana or even Stranger Things you might find something fun here.

@CTIV8: This is the second edition of my activist game, drawing on influences such as Anonymous and Global Frequency, it’s about ordinary – but skilled – people, making a difference in the world. This second edition is much tighter and more playable.

ARS GOETIA: If you’re after an ‘old school’ magic system that isn’t just the same old ‘whiz-bang’ Vancian magic or similar, this is for you. Based on the Goetia, a ‘real’ book of magic, this allows you to create a magician whose power and skill derives from his pacts and command over demons, angels and spirits – and whose soul is always at risk. This would work well with RPGPundit’s Lion & Dragon, with a bit of kitbashing.

dice-png-transparent-images--png-all-4100 SEEDS: I still publish most of these myself, but several turbocharged editions were created for Cubicle 7 and the rights have since moved to Chronicle City. So if you want the more professionally laid out versions of 100 FANTASY, 100 SCI FI or 100 HORROR adventure seeds, you know where to look!

#RPG – OSR Sale at RPGNOW

RPGNOW has an ‘OSR Extravaganza’ going on at the moment with discounted ‘old skool’ products throughout the site.

You can get my OSR-style projects HERE.

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#RPG – Zelart Scholarship winner for 2014!

Here is the winner of the 2014 Darkzel Scholarship.

His name is Josh Martin and more of his work can be found on his DeviantArt page.

You can buy this piece on RPGNOW and the money from it – and everything else in the ZelArt category, will go to supporting the scholarship next year. Thank you to the backers on IndieGoGo for helping boost the fund this year!

Buy it HERE.