IMPORTANT WIGHTCHESTER UPDATE
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IMPORTANT WIGHTCHESTER UPDATE
I have sent a barebones preview document to all backers. Please check your email and spam folders and if you paid for a Zombie insert, please submit that information.
It’s time for a little update, just to let you know what’s going on.
I’m a bit rammed with work, having agreed to help out a bunch of people, or to layout and publish their material. I love doing it – helping people get their ideas out there and focussing more on presentation – but it does take time away from my own projects. As usual, I’ve over-promised when I’ve felt well, and as such am over-obligated when I don’t feel well.
You’d think I’d learn!
My Patreon has rolled over the amount where I’m committed to daily videos again, and I’m going to try to get back into that habit, but directly paying work has to come first and I’m reasonably sure that my patrons want me to produce work, over meeting that commitment.
Next publication is Welcome to St Cloud, by Miguel Ribeiro, who wrote our well-received systemless/AFM Giallo trilogy. This time it’s a Lynchian investigative horror location, drawing on the style and aesthetic of Twin Peaks.
After that it’s *Punk (Splatpunk), which is an Action!/Interlock retroclone, designed to be coupled with sourcebooks like Cyber*, Bio*, Clock* etc for different types of genres in the ‘x-punk’ genre umbrella, and to preserve accessibility to an important ‘heritage’ game system. There’ll be hardcopy available, but the main rules will either be free or PWYW.
Then we have another book by Mr Ribeiro, called Postcards from ZOA, which will draw thematically on Burroughs’ Interzone and other surrealistic sources.
After that, a medieval bestiary by Neil Coates, who wrote ‘A Lapidary of Won’drous Stones‘ for us, and who seems to specialise in making some sort of sense out of medieval nonsense so it can be used in games.
All this time I am still working on Wightchester, and we have about half the baseline art complete already. Hopefully we’ll still be good to go with the Indiegogo fundraiser at some point this summer. Provided I can get the baseline writing complete in time with everything else going on.
All that and I’m still running weekly 5th Edition D&D games as part of Tabletopless, all for a very adult audience on Manyvids and Chaturbate, and monthly Cyberpunk RED games on the same services.
Given my recent loss of some of my disability funding, focussing on the paying work with what effort I can muster takes even greater priority. I hope you’ll forgive me if anything slips down the line, I have another relapse or something else goes pear-shaped. If you want to help out while I try and get these issues sorted out you can sub to my Patreon for as little as $1 a month, for discounts and priority access.
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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.
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.
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.
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/
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).
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
ELECTION PARTY THE CARD GAME
Swords & Shields
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
Print on Demand: http://www.lulu.com/shop/james-desborough/grim-jims-satana-station/paperback/product-24483669.html
All New Autopsy 001
Print on Demand: http://www.lulu.com/shop/james-desborough/autopsy-001/paperback/product-24487424.html
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
There’s a lot going on, but sadly not a huge amount of it is game related! I just published my Literary Nonsense fantasy novel ‘Alice through the Garbage Grinder’, which you can purchase at Amazon, Lulu or at my own site Post-Mort.com. A great deal of Brad McDevitt’s stock art is now also available at the site, perfect if you’re an indie publisher or need some images to spice up your handouts or streams.
That’s still the big news really, I have my own site now, launched this year. A censorship-proof digital outlet through which I can sell my own material, and perhaps even pursue some more controversial or ‘adult’ content, without The Man looking over my shoulder all the time. I hope to also be able to provide a safe haven for other controversial writers and game designers, so if you think you fit the bill, get in touch (though I will have to be somewhat selective).
The blog has a comic, which will run for around 30 days total before being made available commercially. A useful guide for explaining to family and friends just what the heck this RPG thing is, and how to get into it.
Actual Fucking Monsters was the other recent big release, and the overall reception has been pretty good. In fact I’ve decided to change the system of one of my next projects, ‘The Green’, to the one used in AFM, where it seems that it will fit a lot better than what I was originally going to use (the system from Kagai!).
I’m doing a lot of non-gaming work, as I noted before, primarily art, design and video work around Rachel Haywire’s presidential campaign, and the re-launch of the dissident tech/media site Trigger Warning. I’m finding this tremendously fulfilling, but don’t worry, I shan’t be turning my back on gaming any time soon! Then there’s computer gaming work, which I still can’t talk about, but it’s there.
Still, keep an eye out because sooner or later there’ll be more apparel, merchandise and more RPG projects, including a companion for AFM, a companion for MotSP and – eventually – The Green.
If you want to find me on social media, my Twitter is @Grimasaur (or @mort_post), my Facebook is james.desborough, and I can also be found at JGDgames, JDwriter and PostmortemStudios.
My Youtube channel is PostmortemVideo.
When it comes to Alt-Tech, you can find me on MeWe, Minds, Gab and Bitchute.
If you want to support me, please – in order of preference – support me at Subscribestar or Patreon.
I have a Discord server too, if you want to hang out.
Take care everyone, have a good one,
Much of our stock art catalog is now up at post-mort.com. The art there is available for you to use in your personal and professional projects – subject to the attached license.
If you’re starting your own imprint or want some art to jazz up your websites, games or hand-outs, this will give you a really cost-effective leg-up.
It’s November, and about time for another update, as we Brits look forward to setting shit on fire and blowing things up.
I’m trying to get my PATREON up to over $200 a month. This is primarily to support my work on YOUTUBE, but also supports my blogging and other work. You get access to periodic exclusive content, you can request video topics, you can get discounts on apparel and books.
As for me, my endless wrangles with the Department of Work and Pensions seem to have come to a (positive) end, which takes off a lot of pressure and allows me to take more risks and invest more in my work in order to get out of that situation, as well as to farm out more work to others.
There will be plenty of openings as we move towards the end of the year and into the new year, for writers (Gor and D6 familiarity a bonus) and for artists (send me your links and portfolios!).
The Darkzel Scholarship will be coming up soon, my regular fundraiser to help out young, impoverished or otherwise hard-up artists. So keep an eye out for that. The fundraiser runs for three months and entries are welcome up to a month after. This year we’ll be returning to the format of providing a lump, ‘prize’, sum to one lucky applicant.
Postmortem Studios will have its own, censorship-free site next year for direct sales, insulating me from issues on existing sales sites – provided everything goes well – and I hope to be able to provide a safe haven for other, censored RPG and nerd-media writers there too.
Nanowrimo? Not sure, maybe, if I do it’ll be short stories.
While I have you, remember that my new Twitter accounts are @mort_post and @grimasaur, and given that G+ is going the way of the dodo, a MeWe account too. See you there!
Anyway, fire away with any questions or suggestions and I’ll try to get cracking!
I’m taking a break from the daily updates on the blog, but there’ll still be plenty over on the Youtube channel (PostmortemVideo).
I continue to work on the next Gor adventure and my next full game, The Green. I have a lot of backed-up stock art to put on sale, which will be coming along soon. I also was hit by the inspiration bug after getting grumpy about the fuss around Vampire 5th Edition so something might happen there too.
I have commissioned writers to produce Gor adventures in the past and to keep things going those opportunities are now open again. These are assigned projects, there’s no room at present for unsolicited adventure ideas. If you know the game system (d6) and world background, reach out and we’ll see what we can figure out. Payment will be around $200 for approximately 6,000 words (around 3c per word).
We have a new T-shirt design up at Teespring – the evolution of gamers – so check that (and our other shirts) out, including the Tales of Gor designs (in caste colours no less!).
If you’re an artist in need of commissions, I’m looking to commission more art to sell as stock art and as testers for future projects. Standard rates available are:
A4 B&W: $100, A4 Colour: $200, A5 B&W $50, A5 Colour $100, A6 B&W $25, A6 Colour $10-15 (though negotiation is more than possible).
If any artists want to work with us as a storefront to sell their own stock art, we have an established presence and reputation that could work for you if you choose to work with us, and plan to have an independent sales-point at some point next year. Hopefully, this will also allow me to host and sell games material that suffers from censorship on other sales points, but this is in the very early stages.
This month I’d like to draw people’s attention to two places they can discuss Postmortem Studios games and other activity. We have a woefully undersubscribed Reddit page, and a Discord server which is pretty chill and suitable for hanging out and talking about things. Do join us there.
The art on the left is by Brad McDevitt, who sells a ton of stock art through us. Perfect if you’re starting out making your own games or need something cool for a handout. This art isn’t only for use in RPGs, you can use it in any of your personal or professional projects, subject to the license.
First things first! If you don’t already follow me everywhere, please make sure you do! It’s the only way to ensure you get all our updates and information. You can find me on Youtube, Twitter, Gab, Minds, Instagram, Steemit, Facebook, Bookface, FookBace, GooglePlus and Bitchute. If you’re looking for new social media or blogging support, I can highly recommend Minds and Steemit. It’s well worth setting up a Bitchute account if you have a Youtube account, as it can be set to automagically back up your videos from Youtube and publish them on there. A useful safeguard in this censorious age!
You can support me by buying products at RPGNOW, Lulu.com, Amazon and TheGamecrafter, or go one better and subscribe to support me on Patreon.
MakerSupport has been having some issues of late, but those who follow and support me for $1 a month on Patreon or 1 token a month on Minds.com will get discounts, articles, exclusive access and more.
If you’ve got no money, you can still follow on all these platforms and provide support by upvoting and especially resharing content as algorithms on Facebook and Youtube are choking creators’ exposure.
I also recently added a Teespring store, where you can currently purchase two different T-shirt designs. Check it out! This will be replacing the old Cafepress store, which just can’t compete on quality or exposure.
If you’re a Gor fan, there are now communities for Gor on Facebook, Minds and Googleplus.
I am doing a hell of a lot better, having had my cocktail of brain drugs adjusted. Now, if I could only also get a prescription for Modafinil, I think I might become a Delphi Juicer (RIFTS). This means my output has gone up a lot – as you may have noticed – in terms of blogs, Youtube videos and, behind the scenes, work. I’m slowly getting back into routine and becoming more productive. I’m by no means ‘better’, just more capable. I have a tendency to run myself into the ground with work the moment I’m capable of it, so I’m watching for that.
Youtube and Facebook make raising awareness of product so very difficult it sometimes barely seems worth trying. Recent changes have also led to videos being suppressed on Youtube and followers and subscribers not seeing posts on Facebook, or people leaving Facebook due to privacy concerns. All social media is suffering in this way, save the Alt Tech platforms (like Minds and Gab) which have their own problems since, being free expression havens, their first ‘settlers’ have often been politically or socially unsavoury.
I think we’ve turned a corner on this socially, but the wheels of government and corporatocracy move much slower so it is now Terms of Service and regulation that we now find ourselves battling and when it comes to companies there’s a balance between the rights of the consumer and the rights of the owner that needs to be struck. The public square is in private hands and that presents all sorts of problems for our social and political institutions and our understanding of the right to free speech. The Count Dankula trial is probably the best example of how bad this can get and how important it is.
This is the environment in which I find myself working on more Gor material. Making a rod for my own back I suppose! I don’t intend to self-censor at all. We’ll see how bad things get I guess.
I’m currently working on regular blogs and other content, trying to drive people to subscribe and support on Patreon to help push up a regular income, as well as a fantasy setting for Machinations of the Space Princess (odd, I know) and more Gorean supplements.
I massively appreciate your feedback, even if you don’t like something. So please don’t forget to rate, review, share and if you would like me on a podcast or stream to chat or be interviewed/interrogated, let me know. Questions and suggestions are always welcome any format, any where.
I know, I know, I’m late. It has been a busy and stressful month.
For starters, go check out Clipart Critters, this image is one of many by Brad McDevitt, our main resident stock art provider.
If you want to get a SUPER bargain and a ‘start up package’ for your publishing business we offer a 400 IMAGE BUNDLE for a mere $200.
If you’d like to share a storefront to sell stock art, do get in touch.
Speaking of art, we’re still running the Zelart scholarship fund, this year the money is going into making the project sustainable in the future, directly commissioning artists to produce material to sell to support it in the future. We’re still short about $140 of the target so, hey, if everyone reading this could lob in $5 we’d be sorted. Come on, it’s Christmas.
The other things you can do to help, besides sharing the link, if you’re an artist is to donate a piece of art to be sold as stock art to support the project. You’ll get ‘exposure’ (worthless, I know) but you’ll also be helping out a new generation of genre artists.
The reason I’m late is that I have, basically, been depressed, fatigued and unproductive for the last few months and reviewing that I have accomplished basically fuck and all in that time is depressing. I have applied for assistance (after ten years of illness) and had my interviews and assessments at the beginning of this month and the end of last month.
That was also exhausting and horrible.
If I get approved that will take away some of the financial pressure and one of the last major ‘background’ stress areas of my life and hopefully allow for a new period of recovery.
I’m trying to think of small things I can do to retain and interest my audience on various platforms, but all I really have the energy and enthusiasm for at the moment is the Youtube channel.
For gaming and story enthusiasts I’m currently running a poll-determined ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ game there, based on my Machinations of the Space Princess game and universe. So check that out every Friday.
Because I’m so late, and because it’s Christmas. Have some free sexbots!
Patreon supporters get more discounted stuff and easy access to me to ask me stuff and to make suggestions.
Now, I appreciate that Patreon’s recent changes regarding charges etc have put people off, so I’m now also on MakerSupport, but cannot – currently – offer anyone using that to support creators anything special. You can also donate to keep my going via Paypal.
At the moment this support should be considered support mostly for my Youtube channel but I’m going to try and ease back into work after Christmas and see how things go.
When I’m fit and well again – fingers crossed – or at least well enough to get something done, I plan to primarily get back on the regular Gor releases. After that I hope to crowdfund a major dark-fantasy project at some point in the late spring or early summer. An adventure-filled necropolis and set of alternative rules for 5e D&D.
I’m also considering a company rebrand (new logo and style) so may be looking for people to commission for that.
Otherwise things are too up in the air to predict.
I do want my Youtube channel to better serve my writing and gaming audience, so let me know what you want to see. More book walk-throughs? Streamed gaming sessions? Discussions? Tutorials on indy game publishing and game design? Tips and tricks? Art direction? Player and GM tips?
Let me know.
The image to the left presents a hideous lizardman or troglodyte (maybe its even an alien) to terrorise your players with. This is stock art by Brad McDevitt, available from our stock art collections for you to use in your personal or professional projects. You can find our stock art HERE.
We’ve got hundreds of pieces by him at affordable prices for your handouts or your own gaming projects.
If you are an artist who wants to sell your work via an established storefront, we can also help you out. Contact me privately if you’re interested.
Please support me via my PATREON – you get discounts for as little as $1 a month, as well as access to me for advice, suggestions, video topics and more.
This month’s discount is on The Big Bad Cthentacle Art Book, so if you like puns, Lovecraft and ‘lovecraft’ you can enjoy some rather porny tentacle art.
As a loyal follower of this blog, and because its horror season, you can also get a discount on FLiCKPIG, an OSR inspired (and compatible) horror-crawl, for pigs!
FLiCKPIG is an old school dungeon crawl, with pigs. There’s a randomly generated dungeon, some pregenerated characters and it should be played using OSR rules (preferable Lamentations of the Flame Princess).
It can be played as a boardgame if you’re lazy, as a full on RPG scenario of sorts if you’re feeling a bit more creative.
It’s rough as toast.
The game includes biro-drawn tiles for use with the random dungeon generation. Play it many times and try to find a way to survive!
I am still sick.
This blows, and not in a good way, for a lot of reasons not least of all my reduced capacity to work and to turn out fun and cool things for people.
Unless something dramatic changes I don’t think I’ll be able to repeat SCHLOCKTOBERFEST which was a lot of fun, if not especially profitable, last year. I also don’t know if I’ll be well enough or recovered enough to run the scholarship this year (which is three months of promotion, fundraising, chasing, judging and the emotional hardship of turning people down).
September was a pretty good month, especially after the August ‘blip’ that always happens. Efforts prior to getting sick… again… are paying off and there’s steady progress, as well as from diversifying what services etc I offer. I hope to continue to do that as I recover and get more capable again.
Gor had slowed down a lot but has picked up again quite a bit – from me showing support I think.
Inside Gamergate did about ten times better than I ever expected, despite the problems with production, so that’s nice. Now I just have to wait for Amazon to pay!
Links to my profiles on Fiverr & People Per Hour (these will be expanded as I add services):
Currently, my 2017 plate is clear and free for freelancing and consultancy from the end of July – though space can be made. I’m pretty reliable and can offer reasonably fast turnaround. I can, perhaps uniquely, provide detail and grounding to scenarios – even dungeons – to humanise them and give them a bit of depth. Give me a try, see what I can do for your games.
I am a 17+ year veteran of the tabletop game publishing world with lots of experience in freelancing and self-publishing.
I’ve worked for Wizards of the Coast, Steve Jackson Games, Nightfall, Cubicle Seven Entertainment and more. I have also written fiction and worked on social media computer games, packing a lot of meaning into short pieces of text.
As a self-publisher, I have overseen every step of the publication process from concept through to publication including writing, editing, layout and modification. I also produce Youtube material and have begun producing audiobooks. If you need some narration for a video project or an audiobook reading, I can help.
Here are some of the services I can offer, and the minimum prices offered – though anything is negotiable up or down depending on the client. I will work pseudonymously if that is a concern for you.
The Turian Gambit: Long ago something precious was hidden amongst the wagon people to keep it safe. Now it seems something else – a key to the Game of Worlds – may be hidden amongst the savage and vicious people of the Plains of Turia. This booklet contains an adventure, heavy on tribalism, diplomacy, and ingratiation, as well as additional rules for chases and pursuits – as well as the games of the Wagon People.
Inside Gamergate: This book exists to record, for posterity, the events of Gamergate from the perspective of someone within Gamergate. There is a real danger that, what with the media bias against Gamergate, that the other side – the right side – will not get recorded. In the future, anyone looking back is likely to encounter an entirely one-sided version of events from people who have been acting very shadily.
The Game of Worlds (Gor): The Game of Worlds A ‘side quest’ from the line of Tales of Gor adventures, The Game of Worlds is an excellent way to bring Earth-based characters to Gor and set them off on their adventures as an introduction. It starts on Earth and takes them to Gor, in the wake of being caught up in the intrigues on their own world, from there they can return – or stay – to live a life of adventure on a more colourful planet. This booklet also contains non-canonical speculation, rules and ideas for Earth-based campaigns and characters, as well as the interplanetary cold war as it plays out on that world.
Art of Gor: The Art of Gor contains the pieces by artist Michael Manning that were created for Tales of Gor and World of Gor. Accomplished and talented fetish Artist, Michael Manning, brings the Counter-Earth to life in these illustrations for the RPG and world guide to John Norman’s Gor. Here you can see the illustrations in their full-size glory and appreciate their detail and style.
The Silver Cult (Gor): The Silver Cult thrusts the characters into a conspiracy that threatens to overturn the natural order of Gor and the city of Tharna. Will they side with the revolutionaries who seek to usurp the power of that city, or help crush the rebellion? This supplement also contains rules for slave-breaking and torture, and for encouraging better roleplay through mechanics.
Print products are available at Lulu.com and The Game Crafter.
I’m always open to contact, discussion, ideas and more. If you have questions, queries, suggestions or feedback – good or bad – please do get in touch.
Due to continuing issues with Youtube censorship and demonetisation, I now also have a channel on Vidme, please subscribe to me there. At 100 subs I can monetise my channel there as well, and it is less paranoid and sensitive as a host. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t subscribe on Youtube, rather, sub to both – to be on the safe side.
I have a number of old books and stock available for sale. £5 for small format books, £10 for large format books + shipping (UK only).
Abney Park’s Airship Pirates
Adventurer’s Vault 4e
Agents of SWING: Agent Casefile
Ant Assault (Cardgame)
Black Rock Bandits (4e adventure & Map)
Bloodlust RPG (French)
CTD: Isle of the Mighty
Dark Conspiracy: Darktek
Dark Conspiracy: New Orleans
Desecration (Pathfinder adventure & map)
DK System (French)
DM’s Guide 2 (4e)
Dog Town RPG
Exalted: Return to the Tomb of Five Corners
Legend of the Five Rings LRP Rules
Mantel D’Acier (French)
MET: Book of the Damned
MET: Dark Epics
MET: Journal No 4
MET: Laws of the East
MET: Laws of the Hunt
MET: Laws of the Hunt Player’s Guide
MET: Laws of the Wild Changing Breeds 1
MET: Laws of the Wild Second Edition
MET: Oblivion (Obilvion)
MET: The Long Night
MET: The Masquerade Second Edition
MET: The Shining Host
Monster Manual 2 4e
MTA: Akashic Brotherhood
MTA: Akashic Brotherhood 1st Edition
MTA: Blood Treachery
MTA: Book of Shadows
MTA: Cult of Ecstacy
MTA: Initiates of the Art
MTA: Masters of the Art
MTA: Sons of Ether
MTA: The Book of Chantries
MTA: The Loom of Fate
MTA: Void Engineers
Ninjas & Superspies RPG
Palladium The Mechanoids (Rifts Sourcebook 2)
Player’s Handbook 2 4e
The Sting (Pathfinder adventure & map)
Traveller New Era: Fire Fusion & Steel
V:TM 2nd Edition
Victoriana 1st Edition
VTM: Blood Bond
VTM: Blood Magic, Secrets of Thaumaturgy
VTM: Children of the Inquisition
VTM: Children of the Night
VTM: Clanbook Malkavian
VTM: Clanbook Tremere
VTM: Ghouls, Fatal Addiction
VTM: Guide to the Sabbat*
VTM: Midnight Siege
VTM: Storyteller’s Handbook to the Sabbat
VTM: Storyteller’s Handbook
VTM: Storyteller’s Screen 2nd Edition
VTM: The Anarch Cookbook
VTM: The Hunters Hunted
VTM: The Player’s Guide to the Sabbat
VTM: The Succubus Club
VTM: Time of Thin Blood
WOD: Blood-Dimmed Tide
WTA: Axis Mundi – The Book of Spirits
WTO: The Risen
WTO: The Sea of Shadows
353-383 (two 383’s)
385-734 (two 393’s)