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D.j. Chadwick

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Anyone know when the new printing of S&W will be available to the unwashed masses that missed the KS?
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Graham Spearing

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I am delighted with the Northlands Saga, which arrived to me in the UK in a nicely bound POD form. I don't have Pathfinder, however I fancy running this, possibly with Heroic Fantasy or maybe Trudvang when it is out.

Good time to be a gamer.

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Erik Tenkar

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adding to the bandwidth :)
Extra Life Team Tadpole is on!! 5e Rappan Athuk Live Stream is up! Starts at 6 PM Eastern on Friday Nov. 18. (its live right now) The Channel is twitch.tv/enn321. If you login and take a screenshot of the activity send a cop...
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I need more coffee this morning. I initially read this as "adding to the sandwich."
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There are only a couple reviews out there that I could find for Sword of Air, albeit all positive, and I'm curious what other players and judges have to say about it.

Does the hardcover come with a fold-out map of the relevant region? Are there other, specific resources that directly supplement the lands it covers?

I'm considering add-ons for my backing of the latest S&W Kickstarter... 
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Others said it but to be perfectly clear, no it does not come with a map, and you will want to buy the Gulf of Akados region map.

I had a hard time putting the various smaller maps together in my head without the region map, it really should have been included on a page in the book if nothing else.

It's a beautiful book, though, color adds a lot. But I haven't had a chance to run it yet. Any one of the Lost Lands books would keep me busy for ages, if I was smart I'd buy just one and play it, but my will is weak :)
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Erik Tenkar

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So, Pathfinder is the current Humble Bundle. Pretty impressive. "But its Pathfinder!", you say. It is, but it isn't all such. What do I mean? Bill Webb's Book of Dirty Tricks is really an OSR release. Bill "thinks" and "schem...
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I've got (all/almost all) those PDFs. But got it anyway just to support a great cause!
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Erik Tenkar

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Swords & Wizardry Light made its debut at GameHole earlier today and there was much rejoicing. I've been informed by the powers that be that the Swords & Wizardry Light PDF is ready for download for those that have requested ...
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R.J. Thompson

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I've kept quiet on the blog regarding the S&W Kickstarter (though I have been posting and sharing on G+ and Facebook.) Well, after a conversation with +Bill Webb last week, I've decided to share something with those who may h...
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Who We Are We consist of old grognard gamers, including a brilliant layout guy, and a cartographer who was not even a gamer when we recruited him. We have more than a few writing credits to our name, and have decided after dealing with publishers, printers and middlemen to head off on our own and make some books. We have developed friendships with, and worked with the best and most famous writers in the industry. We are the real deal. Who We Aren't We won't fill your players coffers with millions of gold pieces and powerful magic items either, at least not without great efforts. Our encounters won't be "balanced" to make sure no one dies, and a 3rd level monster may or may not have 50.2 gp (like its supposed to in certain rule books). Death will be frequent, but fair, and players who fail to use their heads will surely lose them. After all, Tsathogga's special attack is "eats 1d6 adventurers per round". Adventurers taste like chicken....errrr, flies.
 
Anybody know of a good source of decent quality OSR-ish stickers? I have a toolchest for my dice collection and its looking pretty bland. Also does anybody know if there is sticker art by Otus/Mullen/Etc? 
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I get Sticker Paper, like this: http://www.staples.com/Staples-Sticker-Paper/product_490429 and download art from the artist's site or a fansite and make my own.
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Edwin Nagy

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We'll be running Rappan Athuk using 5e rules tonight as part of a fundraiser. Please join us at twitch.tv/enn321. If you feel like messing with the game, make a donation at https://goo.gl/8dbi6l and drop into the Twitch chat and tell us what you'd like to see. We're running from 6 PM Eastern for 24 hours. This one's for the kids! Thanks.
A fundraising page for Edwin Nagy
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Greg Farrell

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First off, a big thanks to the Frogs for allowing me to do this.

I've created an online tool for generating encounters using the Bard's Gate encounter tables. It's here -

http://gregfarrell.org/enc/

All 20 pages of about 1-bajillion individual encounters and sub-tables are implemented.

Stats are included for any relevant NPCs/monsters involved in an encounter.

Things like number appearing are automatically rolled for you and the result displayed inline in the text.

Randomised parts of an encounter such as disposition of drunks, guild that a guildsman is from, etc, are automatically rolled and inserted in the text.

Where an encounter has different composition options based on dice-rolls, the generator will randomly determine and display the result chosen. IE a Lyreguard patrol may just be guardsmen, or it may be griffin riders, or it may even be Imril and his entourage; Farseekers encountered have a 1% chance of being Oberon Thanalaus, and so on.

Tables can be embedded inside other tables, allowing for example the tent-city night time result that causes a re-roll on the daytime table.

Page numbers and section codes are given - so if you can't remember who 'Manisool' is it'll point you to Appendix A, page 265. All intended to save you precious time at the gaming table, when your players are staring at you :)

All the information is for the Swords & Wizardry version of Bard's Gate, as that's what I play. Adding support for 5E or Pathfinder is just a case of replacing all the encounter details; I doubt that any code changes would be needed. I say 'only' but that is many, many hours of painstaking work - it's not complicated but it's slow and the data needs to be tidy or the output will be messy too. So, if you like this and would like it to be available for 5E/Pathfinder use by yourself and others and are willing to do a decent bit of data-entry then please let me know. I'll provide instructions and if any code changes are needed, I'll do those.


If you like this then please also check out my:

Bard's Gate rumour generator - http://gregfarrell.org/rumors/

Swords & Wizardry Complete Hireling/PC generator - http://gregfarrell.org/hire/
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(found my pdf link - thanks!) Your encounter generator is fantastic. Much snappier than looking at the tables. You may have just uncovered a whole new product niche.
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Erik Tenkar

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When I started working on Swords & Wizardry Light, the idea was to tear down Swords & Wizardry White Box to its bare bones and rebuild it minimally, with one of the the ideas being that it would be a stepping stone to Swords ...
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Erik Tenkar

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There will be copies of Swords & Wizardry Light available for free at the Frog God Games t</b>able at Gamehole Con this weekend. Supplies are limited, so get there early. I will be getting my advance copies on Wednesday, so l...
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Erik Tenkar

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Earlier today +Zach Glazar sent me photos of the local proofs for Swords & Wizardry Light. I am so stoked! This isn't the main print run. These are the proofs for the run of copies for GameHole Con. God, I wish I was going to...
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Erik Tenkar

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+Zach Glazar asked me to add to the bandwidth of a very worth cause. I'm already backing for $35 myself :) The new face of philanthropy has arrived! The Frog God wants his friends, fans, and enemies to help. Extra Life has a ...
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R.J. Thompson

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U-Con Event Submission Extension, Plus A Bonus for GMs Putting In Overtime
Gamemasters! U-Con’s event submission deadline is Friday 9/16 at 11:59p. Submit your events at: https://www.ucon-gaming.org/reg/gcs/gm/submit.php As always, Gamemasters earn their badge refund for running 6 hours of events at U-Con. However, now gamemasters...
Gamemasters! U-Con’s event submission deadline is Friday 9/16 at 11:59p. Submit your events at: https://www.ucon-gaming.org/reg/gcs/gm/submit.php As always, Gamemasters earn their badge refund for running 6 hours of events at...
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R.J. Thompson

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Come out and run some FGG goodness! We will have both +Stacy Dellorfano and +Bill Webb in attendance this year!
 
The deadline for event submission for U-Con 2016 is September 15th! We still need GMs!

Needed for:

Board Games
RPGs
Miniatures Games
Track Specific Games (OSR, Story Games, etc.)




I am including my initial post on U-Con event registration below, along with the official message that was sent out to previous U-Con GMs. You can find both below. If you plan to run games at U-Con in November, please do not ...
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Deadline is currently tonight so you can get in now
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