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Thursday, 28 February 2019

#RPG Fangs To Zine Quest Now We Have Something To Sink Our Teeth Into...

"Dracula, king of the vampires. Vampires, the most noble of undead.

For too long these classic monsters have been tweaked, bent, and reimagined to where they no longer resemble the classic bloodsuckers of old.

But no more! Draugrs & Draculas brings the vampire back to its evening-wear-clad glory. Retro Draculas for retro RPGs! The kind that would make Lee and Langella proud.

Also, just for fun, we've got some undead vikings
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Funded within 15 hours of launching this week, Draugr & Draculas is the latest old school RPG fanzine grabbing my attention this week as part of Kickstarter's Zine Quest initiative.

The first Kickstarter from seasoned game writer, artist, and designer Joshua LH Burnett, Draugr & Draculas is:
"...a one-off zine for old-stye/OSR roleplaying adventure games. Dr&Dr focuses on vampires, undead, and spooky horror magic for use in your own fantasy RPG campaigns.

The zine will be entirely written and illustrated by me, Josh Burnett. In accordance with the Zine Quest guidelines, Draugr & Draculas will be a 5.5” x 8.5” zine, staple-bound and printed in black-and-white.

I estimate it should clock in at around 24-32 pages.
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The fundraising campaign is running until March 27. On its Kickstarter page, Josh - from the Bernie The Flumph blog - gives potential backers an idea of what will be included in the zine:
  • Count Dracula himself, as well as his origins and current motivations
  • Details on Dracula's lesser servants
  • Dracula's deadly rival, Elizabeth Bathroy
  • Draugr—northern undead of varying degrees of power
  • The Draugr class
  • Rules for magic users striking a deal with the Devil
  • New magical items of perilous power
  • Pagan's Well, a small dungeon full of traps and treasure
  • And whatever else I can fit in this thing.

Teams-Ups And Weird Heroes Are The Order Of The Day In New Season Of The Tick...


WEEKLY WORLD NEWS: Wasn't This The Plot Of A Recent Simpsons Episode?


Ooooh, Heaven Is A Place On Earth, sang Belinda Carlisle in 1987, but Weekly World News would have you believing that both it and Hell are places we can - under the right circumstances - pop by to visit...

And whose inhabitants can come and visit us!

More wonderful inspirational material in this week's collection of headlines from that highly esteemed newspaper, full of potential story ideas for all kinds of roleplaying game genres.

Whether storming the gates of Hell (or Heaven) or battling demonic (or angelic) interlopers, there's something for everyone here.

The Dark Phoenix Rises...


In Dark Phoenix, The X-Men face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey.

During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force.

Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable.

Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain.

With Jean spiralling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds The X-Men together.

Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite - not only to save Jean's soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.

Cosplay Goddess: Ami Isley


Australian actress and cosplayer Ami Isley aka Akaami Cosplay can be found on Instagram and Facebook.

Originally from Canada, Ami started cosplaying in 2014.

You can also support her work on Patreon or buy the horror fan a cup of coffee here.

February's Picture Parade...

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

#RPG Dice For The Dice God!


The latest addition to my infinite pool arrived this week: a nicely bagged full set of polyhedrals from British company Paladin Roleplaying.

These were my reward for backing their recent successful Kickstarter for the production of "gorgeous RPG dice sets for DnD and other roleplaying games"

When it came to choice of colours/designs I opted for the striking "Blood God" theme, as I thought my tired eyes would find these the easiest to read.

Estimated delivery date for the dice was April, so these bad boys rocked up a good month-and-a-half early!

Also arrived this week - all the way from China - was my d60, which is essentially a golf ball with numbers on.

My Sixty-Sided Die

It wasn't a die I went looking for, but it popped up in my Amazon Recommends as costing one pence (plus £1.99 shipping).

So how could I say no? Two pounds for a truly funky die from the other side of the world?

It took just 12 days from ordering to landing on my doormat.

Weird Wednesday...

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