Over at the Sorcerer Under Mountain blog there starts a new weekly column of short snippets for your Crypts and Things/Swords And Wizardry/other OSR game.
This week the blasphemous Man Rat!
“My gods, a rat that big should not exist!” I thought. Then it turned to face me, still nibbling on Jaren’s severed arm. Then it hit me. The rat had a face. What abomination of Black Magic was this! Enraged I ran it through. It squeaked pathetically. I stepped back and wiped its blood of my sword. It was then that I heard a multitude of squeaking from the dark entrance of the tomb. I knew then that the rat’s brothers and sisters were coming to eat!
Check it out on the Sorcerer Under Mountain blog
Quick update on what’s on the immediate release schedule here at D101 Games.
OpenQuest 2 core rule book, probably a June release followed swiftly by new versions of the Savage North, Life and Death and the new scenario/setting book Here Be Dragons and then OpenQuest Basics (a cut down 6″x9″ low art format of just the core rules).
Tomb of the Necromancer (UK-M01) – By Paul Mitchener a module for Crypts and Things.
Gloranthan Adventures Issue 2: Red Sun Rising. A series of five adventures set in the Lunar Heartland city of Serris.
River of Heaven, once OQ2 is out I’ll be seriously getting this one pulled together.
First details of the Ministry of Thunder our forthcoming Monkey adventure supplement are now up here;
Gowan treat the GM in your life to a 25% discounted Pdf of one of the following D101 Games
Sale on until Tuesday March 12th
Just released by Wordplay Games via DriveThruRpg/RpgNow is Paul Mitchner’s and Graham Spearing’s FATE powered Dark Ages period Age of Arthur RPG.
Fans of D101 games will know both as authors of Worlds of Worldplay and contributors to OpenQuest and I can heartily recommend Age of Arthur to any historical/mythological gamer.
Oozing with atmosphere from two authors who know their stuff, powered by a nice clean implementation of Fate (based off Diaspora) with extra rules for mass combat and magic and evocative full page colour art. Thrilling stuff
Here’s my copy!
OK I’m looking to resurrect D101′s demo team effort, which has kinda fallen by the wayside over that last couple of years. It will be pretty informal, but Ninjas will get a groovy black t-shirt, access to drafts of games/scenarios, as well as other benefits/rewards as and when they become available
You’ll be expected to write a quick report of any con you run at, which pictures were possible, which we would then use on the web site for PR.
Just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, with details of your experience with D101 games and which cons you are going to in 2013.
Worlds of Wordplay cover by Jon Hodgson
Worlds of Wordplay A full Narrative roleplaying game by Graham Spearing with four mini-settings known as themes, by various authors, is now available to buy.
Wordplay is very easy to play and has been designed to be played with any created setting or genre that you wish to explore.
Worlds of Wordplay is available from
Current status as of Dec 2012. The game text is written and ready for layout. We plan to run a Kickstarter in early Jan/Feb 2013 (after OpenQuest 2 has gone to pre-order backers), to raise funds for art.
Read the full Introductory chapter (note: layout and art will change in final release)
I did a quick interview with Jeff about the Guide last night, and have posted the resulting video to the Hearts in Glorantha blog
Head on over to OpenQuestRpg.com for an update on OpenQuest 2nd Edition