2017/09/23

A valiant, gallant OSR blog post.



Do yourself a favour and go check the beautiful post over at Delta's D&D Hotspot blog.

This is really a thorough old-school post. I wish i could see more posts like this nowadays in the OSR community. It is a scholarly analysis of an old article penned in White Dwarf magazine in the past by Don Turnbull.

Not only that, the blog owner also provided the full scan of the three-part article for anyone to peruse and study. Kudos to you!

LINK

2017/09/17

Edgar Allan Poe's anonymous lithographies

I recently stumbled upon some amazing, otherwordly lithographies of Edgar Poe's works.

The author is unknown, i contacted the owner of these and after examining them he could not trace a signature or anything that might help shed some light on who produced them.











2017/09/03

"Drakar och Demoner" decrypted.

Drakarochdemoner.jpg

Have you ever played Drakar och Demoner?

Probably not. And neither do i.
It was first published in 1982 and so it belongs to the kind of stuff i deal with on this blog, namely vintage fantasy role-playing games.

Sometimes the language can be an insourmountable barrier and prevents us to have a new gaming experience.
Until someone decides to translate a game in order to present it to the english-speaking world.

That is why, we'll probably be able to have a glimpse of this old fantasy rpg for the first time, thanks to this kickstarter.

It corresponds to the 8th incarnation of DOD, called Trudvang.




2017/08/19

Your rare chance to get a copy of Phantasy Conclave


This one is pretty rare...maybe you think the price is high, but it is said only 1,000 copies were ever printed. And, it is damning old-school.

LINK HERE.

2017/08/11

Historic D&D canpaign returns

Press Release:
Historic Dungeons & Dragons® Campaign Returns

Loxley, Madison WI, August 11 2017

Legendary game designer Frank Mentzer, famed for his worldwide version of the Dungeons & Dragons® game, has teamed with fiction author Ted Fauster to revisit one of the earliest known D&D® fantasy worlds. The game continues to be one of the most popular of all time, and Mentzer’s version is still available in fourteen languages, on every continent.

In 1981, Mentzer was given written permission from E. Gary Gygax (co-author of the original game in 1974) to establish and develop this little-known portion of Oerth, one of the game’s original settings. This new realm of Empyrea has a 40-year history (starting with simple materials from Judges Guild) and is still actively used. The artist Darlene, who painted Gary’s maps in his 1980 product, will create similar maps for this one. Other famous artists of that era -- including Caldwell, Dee,  Diesel, Easley, Elmore, Holloway, Jaquays, and Otus -- are being invited to join the project.

Empyrea is on the mysterious and isolated continent of Aquaria, east of Gygax’s World of Greyhawk™ setting. Until now, knowledge of this portion of the world has remained largely a mystery, as the broad and dangerous Solnor ocean separates the two. The continent is briefly described in the Advanced D&D® adventure “Egg of the Phoenix” (Mentzer & Jaquays, TSR Inc., 1987).

“It’s time to share this Dungeons & Dragons® world with hobby gamers,” Mentzer says. “Unlike others, Gary approved this personally. Empyrea combines both traditional fantasy and science fiction elements. Magic is dominant, but technology lurks. And it’s one Realm… this isn’t a cluster of medieval city-states like Greyhawk.”

Author Ted Fauster has accepted the role of Creative Aide, which was Mentzer’s original title when he worked with Gygax at TSR in the 1980s.

Mentzer and Darlene will finance the set through crowdfunding, with support from Judges Guild. It will be compatible with the most recent Fifth Edition D&D® game (D&D 5E) as well as Mentzer’s own world-famous "Red Box" edition of the game.

An official start date for the Kickstarter will be announced shortly after the GenCon® 50 Game Convention in August.

For More Information, contact:
Loxley LLC
Mentzer: LoxleyKey@gmail.com
Fauster : ted@tedfauster.com
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