Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Bingham Art for AA 36

John's done several pieces for the upcoming Aerie of the Cloud Giant Strategos and here's one that perfectly captures the moment. Really like this piece and his style. Those spotted lions are looking mighty fierce! :-)


Monday, August 7, 2017

Advanced Adventure #36: Aerie of the Cloud Giant Strategos Cover Preview

So this is coming out later this month, my alternative follow up to the giants series instead of descent. You can of course use it for any floating cloud castle needs you have...
The hot and smoky badlands of the King of the Fire Giants lies behind the party: his great hall, once a symbol of his power and authority, now only a memorial to his terrible defeat. Within this hold, the party found information leading them onward in their quest to find the fearsome mind behind the recent giant uprising. 
Their journey has been long and tiring, but the end of the task lies ahead. A gigantic spire of a mountain rises into the sky. Around the misty peak, an unusual cloud hangs, as if tethered to the stony expanse itself, and upon this strange cloud a mighty brass-roofed castle stands. Perhaps it is here, among the peaks and the mist, that the source of the giants' evil may be found?

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Advanced Adventures line hits 40 modules...

Breaking proverbial ground on Advanced Adventure #40: The Horror of Merehurst which should come out early next year. Yep, FORTY! Still got several between this one and the most recent and I'll be previewing them as we go, but was so excited to start 40 that I just had to share.

Thanks to everyone for all the support these years. I sometimes feel like I'm the lone voice of OSRIC in the wilderness, and your support helps me keep chugging along.

Also, I'm still looking for manuscripts!


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Lulu 30% coupon + 20% off compendiums = half normal price baby!

LULU Coupon Code for 30% off! Use Code: SAVENOW30. Ends July 17th at 11:59 PM

So I went and put up all the compendiums for 20% off to make it nice even 50%... :-)

Advanced Adventures Compendium One (1e modules)
Advanced Adventures Compendium Two (1e modules)
Advanced Adventures Compendium Three (1e modules)
One-On-One Adventures Compendium One (Pathfinder modules)
One-On-One Adventures Compendium Two (Pathfinder modules)


Friday, July 7, 2017

Entirely too pleased with myself...

Ah, the silly joy I experienced while writing an encounter labeled "The Sane Hermit." :-)


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Lulu 30% coupon + 20% off compendiums = half normal price baby!

LULU Coupon Code for 30% off! Use Code: SAVENOW30. Ends July 17th at 11:59 PM

So I went and put up all the compendiums for 20% off to make it nice even 50%... :-)

Advanced Adventures Compendium One (1e modules)
Advanced Adventures Compendium Two (1e modules)
Advanced Adventures Compendium Three (1e modules)
One-On-One Adventures Compendium One (Pathfinder modules)
One-On-One Adventures Compendium Two (Pathfinder modules)


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

20% off Compendium LULU sale!

I've put all our compendiums up for sale at LULU for the next week at 20% off. That includes...

Advanced Adventures Compendium One (1e modules)
Advanced Adventures Compendium Two (1e modules)
Advanced Adventures Compendium Three (1e modules)
One-On-One Adventures Compendium One (Pathfinder modules)
One-On-One Adventures Compendium Two (Pathfinder modules)

... and if you include the current 15% off LULU coupon (LULU15) you can pick them up for 35% off the regular price, which is a pretty good deal.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Advanced Adventures #35: The Desert Shrine of the Sightless Sisters now available!

Advanced Adventures #35: The Desert Shrine of the Sightless Sisters is now available at rpgnow.com and at Lulu.
Advanced Adventures #35: The Desert Shrine of the Sightless Sisters is an OSRIC(tm) module designed for 6-10 adventurers of levels 5-8. 
Several days to the east of the desert trading city Isfala, far from any oasis or caravan route, lies the remnants of an ancient Ziggurat, so crumbled with years as to be little more than an oddly-shaped mound in the surrounding wastes. The nomads say that it is an ancient temple to forgotten gods, a place of ill omen. Some whisper that it is not quite deserted, and that a sisterhood of devotees remains, guarding ancient secrets. 
Although local superstition considers it a forbidden place, for a few coins some less-devout nomads might be willing to give directions or even act as guide, although even the greediest dares not approach the place too closely.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Two Tome of Tomes

Puttering away at some OSRIC modules today and realized it's been a while since the last Tome of tomes, so here are two more.

A Comprehensive Draconic Dictionary
Author: Unknown
Race: Unknown
Dimensions: 16x16x5
Weight: 25 lbs.
Materials: Leather-bound, woodboard, vellum, brass corners and clasps
Rarity: Very rare
Fields of Study: Supernatural & unusual
Special Knowledge Categories: None
Value: 250 gp

This massive dictionary to all of the draconic languages is an exceedingly rare example of organizational scholarship at its best. The dictionary is divided into sections based upon language (black, blue, brass, etc.) and each entry includes the page number of all the same entries in all the other languages. The book is rounded off by a final shared dictionary: a dictionary of words that are the same in every draconic language.


A Manual on Siegecraft and Fortification
Author: Marquis Tauvan
Race: Human
Dimensions: 8x10x0.5
Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Materials: Leather-bound, woodboard, vellum
Rarity: Very rare
Fields of Study: Physical universe
Special Knowledge Categories: Architecture & engineering
Value: 500 gp

A tome not more than a decade old, the terse and direct A Manual on Siegecraft and Fortification has taken the military world by storm. Tauvan precisely lays out his effective method of investiture, and towards the end of the work puts forth a new form of fortification: the star-shaped castle. Marquis Tauvan has gained international attention as the Siege Master for the armies of the greatly-dwindled Hefestian Empire, and it is he who is primarily responsible for its newly-found strength and vigor. The manual has been distributed throughout the Empire, and a few copies have found their ways into the hands of enemies, ensuring a more difficult expansionary future for the Hefestians.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Aerie of the Cloud Giant Strategos nears the finish line...


Glad to say I've put the final touches on the area map for the upcoming Advanced Adventures #36: Aerie of the Cloud Giant Strategos! Below's the map of the cloud island (1/2 per hex). Tons 'o adventures await, or perhaps just certain death, and yes, that's a beanstalk leading up to the island, of course. :-)

Now I start editing the manuscript and then into layout and art acquisition.



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

XRP involved with OSR sale at Rpgnow.com


Heya all, just wanted to let you know that we've put in 8 of our Advanced Adventures for only $10 into the giant discount OSR sale they're having at rpgnow.com (May 24th-June 12th). Although that's cool and all, I personally find the Known World Megabundle (BECMI rules + all 14 of the GAZ setting books) for only $15 cooler. :-)



Sunday, May 21, 2017

Two Tome of Tomes

Pickpockets
Author: Hamset Filpotter
Race: Halfling
Dimensions: 4x5x0.5
Weight: 1 lbs.
Materials: Leather-bound, woodboard, parchment
Rarity: Uncommon
Fields of Study: Humankind, demi-humankind
Special Knowledge Categories: Law & customs
Value: 35 gp

This underground-published work travels in seedy circles. It is the go-to work for any desirous to prevent pickpocketing or desirous to improve their pickpocketing skills. After 2 months of intense study, a reader adds 5 levels to their own to detect pick pocketing attempts (for example, a 2nd-level fighter would be treated as a 7th-level fighter to detect pick pocketing). Additionally, those who can pick pocket gain a +10% chance of success, and treat their targets as if they were 2 levels lower for detection purposes. For example, if the fighter above was faced by a thief who has also studied Pickpockets, the fighter would be treated as a 5th-level fighter (2+5-2).


A Comparative Study of Goblin and Hobgoblin
Author: Fintarfius
Race: Elf
Dimensions: 16x16x1
Weight: 5 lbs.
Materials: Leather-bound, woodboard, parchment
Rarity: Rare
Fields of Study: Humanoids & giantkind
Special Knowledge Categories: Languages
Value: 250 gp

The Comparative Study is an exhaustive work of immense scholarship only achievable over centuries of effort.  500 years ago, the elven wizard Fintarfius willingly accepted a polymorph other to transform himself into a hobgoblin to learn more about his race’s goblin and hobgoblin enemies. He then traveled into their lands and eventually became their king. He ruled for more than two centuries, before tiring of his task and returning to his people. When he returned, he penned this excellent work along with several others regarding goblins and hobgoblins.


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