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the good news: +Sean Poppe asked for dungeon making powers in hex kit and I'll be damned if he doesn't get them.

the bad news: Hex Kit is releasing tomorrow but we're gunna delay the space/apocalypse/sci-fi tiles til the middle or end of next week some time. I made a supreme fuckup on the editing portion of those and they are broken, so I have to rescan and edit them. All the other shit, including these dungeonios will be there. (Some of the space tiles will be there too)

Props to +Ross Squires and Pierre: we've had multiple medical emergencies, sick kids, a car wreck, power outages, weddings, family stuff, real jobs, long nights of work, and a myriad of other problems punch us in the production face and we've still been on time until the bugs in those tiles got noticed. If anyone is wondering why I couldn't get them fixed before now, I took a picture of a Halloween bucket full of my 5 year old's puke. (which is a story of how my week been.)

Anyways thanks for yer patients folks, tomorrow is gunna be fun on a bun.
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I made this in Hex Kit using the default tiles. Have fun. http://www.swordpeddler.com/free-hex-map-made-in-hex-kit/

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don't worry old school folks, Hex Kit has you covered too.
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which was better. Hocus Pocus or Halloween Town?
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a rare look at the creative process for hex kit:

the first row is like "okay how am i gunna make haunted woods?" so i go through the first idea of trees with sad faces on them and red eyes in the darkness. problem: solid black hex would hide the branches on the tree, red eyes don't pop. test a few things out, it's gettin' there it's gettin there oh i like this up close trunk with sad face. try again, even better okay do another, fucked up the face, plus too many faces would look bad anyways. okay go like hex 6 but with no sad face and separate tiles for trees that pop and background trees x14 times. the hex with the check mark will be with the other 14 HauntedWoods tiles
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another limited edition hex. this one i used a tester when drawing ferns, because the border didn't stamp all the way. but then the artwork reminded me of watching bradford pear trees blow away during a tornado when i was younger. you can download this and import it into hex kit, and it will work fine.
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Free Comic Book Day is coming up! Which means I'll be at my local library handing out free RPG stuff and playing Sword & Backpack with the kiddos. This year one of the kids who played last year wants to run games too, which is awesome.. But I want to do a second issue of Peril. Which means its time for a quick, open call of submissions for art and words. So if you want to get some stuff in Peril 01, then now's your chance.

What I'm Looking For
Kid friendly, ages 7 to 13, artwork and zine material compatible with Sword & Backpack: Tiny Lil' Book Edition. You can read that here: http://www.swordpeddler.com/sword-backpack-tiny-lil-book-edition/

The first issue of peril is right here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3phX_EjWMd5eFBKZVdMZWh5VlE/view

Last year I got a lot of submissions but in the end I had to cut a lot of it because the library was worried about poop and some explicit murdery stuff. Remember how when dragon ball z aired on toonami they said "i will destroy you!" instead of "i'm gunna kill you?" Peril has to be like that. So if you can find a way to sneak in poop and murder without it raising a red flag then go for it. (I say things like defeated instead of killed, etc)

Submissions should fit 1 or 2 zine sized pages and all art should be black & white. They liked what we put together last year so much that this year they're going to print it and hopefully we won't break the printer, and also it means we can get a thicker zine, too. What makes great Peril material? Art we can turn into monsters, adventures, maps, and all kinds of fun stuff like that.

Peril 01 will have an introduction about running Sword & Backpack as a sci fi game instead of fantasy, so if you want to include sci fi stuff then go for it.

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I need this stuff in my Wednesday May 3rd! email me your things, cecil at swordpeddler dot com. I don't need help with d20s this year because I have a lot leftover from last year. So don't even sweat it.

If you are a publisher or something like that, and want to send free stuff for kids let me know and I'll hook you up with an address. Any material you wanna send has to be kid friendly and also has to show up at that by 10am Friday May 5th

Thanks!

(P.S. This year there is an issue of the Incal by Jodorowsky and illustrated by Giraud in this year's FCBD box. If you can get to a nearby store to pick it up, then you should)

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in my brain this was for 'Rap Battles In Freeport'
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