Saturday, May 30, 2020

June: a Month of Cha'alt

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This $20 PDF will be so spectacularly awesome it'll literally melt your reality... and quite possibly your face!?!  Keep reading!

Run the eldritch, gonzo, science-fantasy, post-apocalyptic campaign setting Cha'alt (on sale now) as many times as possible during the month of June (OSR, 5e, or bit of both).  Record the results in some fashion - play reports, videos, series of tweets, end of campaign journal entry, whatever.

If, after a month of Cha'alt, you and/or your gaming aren't forever changed (and especially if you are), I'll send you a free PDF of my upcoming extravaganza Cha'alt: Fuchsia Malaise!  It's in layout now, and should be available by July 1st.

So, that's it.  Run Cha'alt in June, write about it, and then let me know where I can send your FREE Cha'alt: Fuchsia Malaise PDF on July 1st.



p.s. I still have 150 luxurious hardcover Cha'alt books for sale.  Details here!

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Tian Shang: Lone Wolf Fists

What's up, folks?  Hope ya'll are surviving this global bullshit...

While I've got you here, just wanted to mention an intriguing Kickstarter for Tian Shang: Lone Wolf Fists.  It's a high powered RPG of martial arts set in the post-Armageddon. 

I like kung-fu movies and such, but they really had me at "Mutants, demons, tanks, and t-rexes swarming through a world of horror and adventure!"

Should be cool, and I know the creator so it's a safer bet than most Kickstarters out there.  Try the playtest edition here!



Saturday, May 16, 2020

Oblivium Review

You had me at Twelve Demon Satchel...

Inspired by such old school gems as Carcosa, Yoon-Suin, and my own Islands of Purple-Haunted Putrescence, Oblivium is a campaign setting on a weird island that's meant to fuck shit up while taking no prisoners.

The author, Thomas Alexander, has created a world of insanely specific detail.  The book is 135 pages and it feels dense.  There are plenty of black and white illustrations, but I think this could have been 200 pages if laid out differently.  Personally, I like a lot of paragraph breaks, but that's a minor criticism.

Oblivium is like a gonzo inter-dimensional Ravenloft, its mist transporting individuals to a strange world where the kitchen sink is your sandbox.  Oblivium absorbs anything and everything, that's why you get magic, technology, bizarre new races (the hollow being one of my favorites), exotic locations, creatures, random tables, and new magic items.

Basically, this is like Purple Islands if Prince of Nothing flamboyantly re-wrote it with Endzeitgeist's eye for mechanical coherence. In other words, something special, but not exactly what I, myself, would create.

Below, I'm going to give you an example of the writing...

For eons, purple rain has fallen on the petrified corpse of Lalene, Demon Prince of Lava. What was once a cone of volcanic rock has been eroded into a haunted city. Tortuous streets wind between edifices of cruel opulence. 

So, yeah... download this!  Use it with your other OSR, 5e, or whatever you already have, mine it for awesome ideas, combine it with similar campaign settings, or just all on its own.


p.s. Speaking of gonzo science-fantasy, I'm down to about 150 luxurious hardcover Cha'alt books.  If you want to snag one or more before they're gone, check this out!