Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Pleasant Surprise in ICv2's latest Top 5 RPG's Bestsellers List!

From the ICv2 Website:

Top 5 Roleplaying Games – Summer 2012

Paizo Publishing
Dungeons & Dragons
Wizards of the Coast
Dark Heresy/Rogue Trader/Deathwatch
Fantasy Flight Games
Dragon Age
Green Ronin Publishing
Dungeon Crawl Classics
Goodman Games

No surprise that Paizo is still holding the #1 spot. WotC, FFG & Green Ronin are to be expected on the list, as well.

But breaking into the fifth position is none other than Goodman Games with the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG!

With the game already in its second printing and new modules being released every month, DCC is making its presence felt in the RPG world. I'm rather pleased to see an unabashedly old school game, doing so well!

The image on the left, is for the soon to be released alternate cover printing. Goodman is currently taking pre-orders for this one!

As you can see, Hugh of the Red and White Striped 70's pants, has met his end!

And speaking of DCC, if you haven't checked out CRAWL!, you're missing an awesome zine!

Delving Deeper from Brave Halfling and Immersive Ink is now available for free download!

The Delving Deeper free pdf version has been released and is available for download at RPGNOW.

The free version is split into three volumes, each of which features a cover illustration by the awesome Mark Allen!

Delving Deeper is a retro-clone of 0e, designed to hew more closely to the LBB's than previously released OSR RPG's.

While Brave Halfling Publishing initiated Delving Deeper, and will be fulfilling the box set pre-order shipments, support and publishing of the game is now under the aegis of Immersive Ink.

More info and discussion about Delving Deeper can be found at the ODD 74 Forum.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Repost By Request: "I Make a Pass at the Tavern Wench" Random Table

Someone recently requested this, so here it is.

"I Make a Pass at the Tavern Wench." A d30 Random Table

Use the following to modify, replace and/or inform the Results of any Reaction Rolls. If your milieu is heavily Swords & Sorcery flavored, you might choose to assign a percentage chance for result #1, upfront, then roll on the table to spice up the encounter.

1. She's available. For 1d4 Gold!

2. Her boyfriend is a Lvl 4 Fighter and stupidly jealous.

3. Her girlfriend is a Lvl 7 MU, cold-blooded and opportunistic.

4. She will use all her wiles, to induce the PC to commit a murder.

5. She's secretly a noble and/or wealthy person, in hiding.

6. She's an Assassin, working here to study a "client".

7. A powerful personage desires her, against her wishes.

8. She has Munchausen Syndrome, her delusion making any involvement with the PC far more intricate and exciting, within her mind, than it really is.

9. She's a priestess (3rd Level), trained in the 375 Sexual Ecstasies of the Horned Goddess. Working in the tavern to "bring religion to the masses," or, she left her temple to search for her long-lost sister, or something.

10. She's smart, funny, loyal, brave, passionate, beautiful and in terrible danger

11. Dude looks like a Lady.

12. She sells info to the authorities.

13. Worships Cthulhu, the Toad-God, Satan, or your campaign's equivalent.

14. She's a vampire, succubus, ex-wife, or some other Freudian nightmare, come to life.

15. She's a Dragon.

16. She's a serial killer.

17. She's a wererat.

18. She's a Paladin, working here to humble herself.

19. She's a 2nd Level MU, cast out by her master and stripped of her spellbooks.

20. She's an expert forger.

21. She has the unrealized potential to become a leveled NPC.

22. For all that she's a 0-level commoner, she's blessed by the gods and adds +3 to any rolls.

23. Her sister is a powerful spellcaster and will Curse anyone who breaks her heart.

24. She will utter prophecies, during sexual climax.

25. She's a 3rd Level Thief.

26. She's a 2nd Level Fighter, with a 17 Strength and a jealous disposition.

27. She's a demi-goddess, who has lost her memory and forgotten her powers.

28. She's a spy for a powerful personage.

29. She's the proprietor's Wife.

30. Her sister is lost, somewhere in the dungeon and she'll do anything to get her out!