Thursday, May 26, 2016

OSR News from Dreams of Mythic Fantasy - May 26, 2016

New LotFP, some Barbarians of Lemuria and the deluge of Black Hack stuff slows down, a bit. Plus, the usual assortement of Goodies!

Some New Releases

The Cursed Chateau by James Maliszewski. Art by Jez Gordon. Cover art by Yannick Bouchard. Lamentations of the Flame Princess. Available in a hardcover Print+PDF combo for 27.50€.  Available in PDF for $7.50 at RPGNOW  (adult filter, so just do a search at the site.) 80 pages.
Jaume made the most unfortunate mistake of seducing Ysabel and taking her virginity — a sacrilege for which the sentence was death. Enraged upon finding this out, Joudain cleaved Jaume’s head in two with an axe and then raised him from the dead to continue his duties. Not long afterward, Joudain decided that, because the twin footmen no longer “matched,” he had no choice but to inflict the same fate on Miqèl — who now looks exactly like his older brother. 
This heavily revised and greatly expanded deluxe edition of The Cursed Chateau is an adventure for use with Lamentations of the Flame Princess Weird Fantasy Role-Playing and other traditional role-playing games. 
England Upturn'd by Barry Blatt. Art by Sarah Richardson. Cover art by Jason Rainville. Lamentations of the Flame Princess. Available in a softcover Print+PDF combo for 16.50€.  Available in PDF for $7.50 at RPGNOW. 128 pages.

          The law locks up the man or woman
Who steals the goose off the common
But leaves the greater villain loose
Who steals the common from the goose.
The law demands that we atone
When we take things we do not own
But leaves the lords and ladies fine
Who takes things that are yours and mine.
The poor and wretched don’t escape
If they conspire the law to break;
This must be so but they endure
Those who conspire to make the law.
The law locks up the man or woman
Who steals the goose from off the common
And geese will still a common lack
Till they go and steal it back.
‘Protest Ballad, Anon. circa 1635’ 
England Upturn’d is an adventure set during the English Civil War, for use with Lamentations of the Flame Princess Weird Fantasy Role-Playing and other traditional role-playing games.
The S'rulyan Vault by Venger Satanis. Art by Glynn Seal, James V West, and Bojan SucevicKort'thalis Publishing.
The S'rulyan Vault
This product is both a PDF and very large, high resolution map files. 
The PDF contains a short history of the region and dungeon, original artwork by Bojan Sucevic, and several random tables for making this dungeoncrawl easier to run and more interesting. For instance, there's a d100 table describing things found when searching a room. There's also a multi-table system for generating fortunes.

Lastly, there's a custom, old school fantasy character sheet created by James V West.

As for the maps, there's an old school blue and white layout of the dungeon... just like we remember from the modules in the late 70's and early 80's. Alternatively, there's a parchment colored map. Each one can be taken to a printer and blown up to 34" x 44". Yeah, that's big. It'll also look impressive on your gaming table!
Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for checking out this latest work from Kort'thalis Publishing... where awesome is nine-tenths of the law!
Power of Fear by Thomas Denmark. Night Owl Workshop. Available in Print for 8.99. 48 pages.
A Guardians superhero adventure for levels 1-3 Includes: 10 super-powered NPC’s New super power Multiple Maps
Marcus Grimwood, once known as the Teklord until he retired from superhero duties, was a genius super inventor from a family of wealthy industrialists. After tragically losing his partner, and the failure of his brilliant inventions to be accepted by the public, he concocted a scheme to create the ultimate power source. Grimwood did not realize that in his grief and frustration, he had gone stark raving mad...
The adventure takes place over several days as Grimwood unfolds his master plan to “harness the power of fear” and perform the final calibration of his Phobos Device.
Character Options - compatible with Stars Without Number by Omer Golan-Joel. Stellagama Publishing. Available in PDF for $1.00. 10 pages.
Character Options - compatible with Stars Without Number: Stars Without Number comes with a good number of Background and Training Packages, allowing for a wide range of characters. However, the potential number of professions and backgrounds in the universe is enormous; many more packages are possible. In this publication, we humbly present a plethora of additional Background and Training Packages for Stars Without Number. 
Included are: 
- 6 new Background Packages
- 10 new Expert Training Packages
- 5 new Psychic Training Packages
-10 new Warrior Training Packages
PC7 - The OSR Summoner by Jeremy Reaban. Art by Gary Dupuis. Available in PDF for PWYW. 12 pages.
The summoner is a sub-class of magic-user that gains his magical powers by making a pact with an outsider, a being from the outer planes. This pact is one of mutual benefit, as both the summoner and the outsider, known as an eidolon, gain in power. 
This eidolon physically manifests on the material plane with the summoner. Its physical shape is determined when it is first summoned. It will perform tasks for the summoner, including fighting as well as casting spells.

Although primarily intended for first advanced edition, it also contains tables for other popular versions: original edition, basic and expert edition, and the cyclopedia edition.
The Treasure Vaults of ZadabadThe Treasure Vaults of Zadabad - Swords & Wizardry Edition by Carl Bussler and Eric Hoffman. Stormlord Publishing. Available in print for $25. 64 pages.
Written for the Swords & Wizardry rules, this island-crawl adventure is for 4-8 characters of level 2-4. Inside you will find, simple rules for exploring the island, a random treasure table with common and rare items, an appendix of over 30 new monsters, an appendix of 11 unique magic items, 3 detailed tombs to randomly discover and plunder, 19 fixed encounters, including the ruins of Zadabad and its fabled vaults, and 7 maps!

The Class Hack 2: Electric Boogaloo by Mark Craddock & Talon Waite. Cross Planes Game Studio. Available in PDF for $1.00. 20 Pages.

Do you enjoy THE BLACK HACK but want even more Classes? 
THE CLASS HACK 2: ECLECTIC BOOGALOO presents 15 Additional Traditional and Racial Classes. 
Part One presents Traditional Classes: Animator, Blackguard, Commander, Jester, Kensai, Knight, Psionicist, Samurai, Thaumaturgist, and Witch for you to play. 
Part Two presents Racial Classes: Drake, Gnome, Half-Orc, and Tiefling for you to play, as well.
The Price of Rebirth by Omer Golan-Joel. Stellagama Publishing. Available in PDF for $2.99. 15 pages.
Death lies in wait for the hapless adventurer in the dark corners of the dungeon, amidst the gnarled trees of the forest, and even in the halls of mighty kings. Even the strongest adventurer faces a constant threat of death, as the adventuring profession is not for the timid.

However, not all heroes and villains die so quickly, even in the absence of powerful magic capable of raising or resurrecting the dead. Instead, this supplement proposes a possibility for first aid – or even ordinary healing magic – to bring back a character from the brink of death if applied in a timely fashion. But such lucky escape from the maws of hell is not without consequences.
The supplement includes: 
- Critical injury and treating it - and lasting injury
- Variant Raise Dead rules with circumstances, from mild to dire
- Variant and less predictable Reincarnation rules
- Become a LICH!
A Letter From Yuggoth Issue 2Fully compatible with Swords and Wizardry™: White Box, and highly compatible with a wide range of older-school games.
A Letter From Yuggoth Issue 2 by Nicolo Maioli. Yaqqothl Press. Available in PDF for PWYW. 2 pages. 
A system-agnostic one page zine dedicated to Lovecraftian role-playing, inspired by Christian Walker’s “Shudde M'ell Confidential” and other OPZs. 
The second issue contains "The Drifting House", a scenario for one Investigator and one Keeper set in Arkham 1926.

 Some Free Downloads

Mirrorshades: The Seatle Hack (V1.3) by  Norbert G. Matausch. Available in PDF for Free. 21 pages.
Some groups like to mix magic and cyberpunk in Their Mirrorshades game, Shadowrun style. The Seattle Hack is a simple and free add-on did tries to emulate this. Enjoy.
The Oerth Journal Vol II Issue 27. Ed. in Chief Dennis Lovatt. Available in PDF for Free. 43 pages.
For your reading pleasure, OJ #27 offers the following:

By Frank Myres; Art by Adam Koča, Rick Miller, and Frank Myres

By Dennis Lovatt; Art by Adam Koča and Rick Miller

By Dennis Lovatt; Art by Adam Koča and Rick Miller

By Dennis Lovatt; Art by Adam Koča and Rick Miller

By Dennis Lovatt; Art by Adam Koča and Rick Miller

By Dennis Lovatt; Art by Adam Koča and Rick Miller

By Michael Raper; Art by Mike Bridges, Rick Miller, and Dean Oyebo
Army of Five Eyes by G-Man. Available in PDF for Free. 13 pages. Hosted by the venomous pao at Strange Stones
A New G-Man BoL Adventure! 
G-Man. Unstoppable force of nature or something more sinister? After you check out Army of Five Eyes, his latest eldritch electronic output, you might lean towards believing the latter. So what would happen if elder things had existed in Hyboria? Find out by downloading Army of Five Eyes now.
Five Lights - An Adventure for Barbarians of Lemuria by Finn Cullen. Available in PDF for Free. 11 pages.

MA#44 Grim Water Oasis by Tim Shorts. Available in PDF for Free. 2 pages.
Long ago before the first snake crawled from the hole to slither across the virgin sands, there was the trickster. The trickster, an immortal creature with a taste of mischief and misery is the catalyst of this adventure. It sits in the background and watches the events unfold. It presents an obvious situation, an innocent is offered as a sacrificed. Of course the boy must be saved. Of course.

Unknowingly the party may trade the life of one boy for an entire tribe and many creatures. A savory feast for the trickster.
Holmes As a Complete Game (Eight Points)Holmes Reference Sheets by Zenopus. Recently updated. Free PDF's for your Holmes game!

Portown Rumors by Zenopus. Available in HTML for Free.

Hack Wars by Peter Frain. 77 Studios. Available in PDF for Free. 10 pages. Link direct to file.
Yes. It's Black Hacked Star Wars.

Some Current Kickstarters

Pussy Chasers: The Legend of Oral aka Universal Exploits from Venger Satanis.

The Driftwood Verses from Red Moon Medicine Show


The Lovecraft eZine reviews Black Sun Deathcrawl.

Needles at Swords & Stitchery reviews The S'rulyan Vault.

Ten Questions In Gaming With Venger Satanis & The New Alpha Blue Rpg Adventure Kickstarter by Needles at Swords & Stitchery.

The Disoriented Ranger takes a look at The Dreams of Ruin

In Other News

Tabletop Library has a 10% off sale going on. Link to Matt Finch's post from earlier today.

RPGNOW has a 25% off sale on select Superhero titles. 

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