Thursday, 31 December 2015

Free PDF: Adventurer Cleric Class

My beef with the cleric has been long and well-roasted.

In the new year, I'm going to be starting a new Labyrinth Lord campaign (a welcome change after my experiments with D&D 5 this year) and thought it was maybe about time to come up with a divinely blessed class which is to my taste.

Lo and behold! The adventurer cleric.

The design goals of the class were:
  • (Primarily) A divine class without any moral imperative and which can fit in with the usual assortment of mercenaries, rogues, cut-throats, and murder-hobos.
  • Cutting down the power of clerical magic a bit -- no raise dead.
  • Reducing the class' spellcasting advancement -- no spell at 1st level and a maximum of fifth level spells.

You can download the PDF here.

Wishing everyone a happy 2016!

Saturday, 19 December 2015

The B/X Rogue: Now Available in Print!

The postal gods smiled kindly upon me this morning and delivered the long-awaited proof copy of the B/X Rogue. All looking spectacular, I have switched the switch at RPGNow: tis live!

Thou mayst get thy hands on it here!
(The PDF comes free with the print version. For people who've already purchased the PDF, I'll send you a coupon with a discount on the print version, if you'd like to "upgrade".)

Monday, 14 December 2015

Wormskin 1 PDF Live!

Dreams can be real.

(PDF only for the moment. What with the holidays and so on, the print version probably won't be out til the new year. BUT!: if you purchase the PDF edition now, we'll send you a discount on the full print/PDF combo when it goes live.)

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Pre-Yuletide Missives

Just a quick update on a few projects and gaming-related things that I've got on the go:
  • The first issue of Wormskin -- my and Greg Gorgonmilk's zine exploring the mythical Dolmenwood -- is (dare I say it?) poised for release. (See grumpy cat.) I have completed the layout and it is in the fair hands of the Gorgonmilk, awaiting his ducal seal of approval. Get your nostrils ready for massive infusions of dank moss.
  • Also: following on from the critically acclaimed (James Spahn, Tim Brannan, and Eric Fabiaschi liked it) B/X Rogue, I will shamelessly admit to having begun work on a sequel: the B/X Warrior. I imagine you can guess what it might be about.
  • Additionally: I am pleased to share that my home games are about to revert to Labyrinth Lord, after a brief flirtation with 5e. "Not my cup o tea" would be a fair summary of the experience.
More news as it breaks.

May all your dreams be mossy.