Thursday, December 24, 2020

Hawk The Slayer


Simple idea - have a remote movie-watching party.  

This Saturday (the night after Xma'as) at approximately 7:45pm, central standard time, a bunch of us are going to watch Hawk The Slayer together... but from a distance.  And then we'll tweet about it on twitter with the hashtag #HTS

If you want in, you're in.  Follow me on Twitter to get started @VengerSatanis

That's it.


p.s. Don't have your hardcover Cha'alt: Fuchsia Malaise ordered yet?  Now's your chance.  Oh yeah... Merry Fucking Christma'as!

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Cha'alt: Fuchsia Malaise Hardcovers


Yes, they are now for sale!

What am I talking about?  Part 2 of my eldritch, gonzo, science-fantasy, post-apocalyptic O5R (OSR and/or 5e) campaign setting that includes so many random tables, scenarios, seeds, and dungeons with original monsters and magic items that it's literally insane.

This is the original (part 1) Cha'alt.  

And over here is the lurid hued sequel, Cha'alt: Fuchsia Malaise!

And now that I've got 99% of backer books in the mail, I can start selling them direct to those who missed out on the Kickstarter.  Don't bother asking about the Cha'alt hardcovers, they've sold out!

$60 for one book, $100 for two of them (includes shipping within the USA).  That comes with my signature and some personalization.  If this is going out of the country, then add $30 for shipping for one book and $40 for two (yeah, two is a better deal).

Keep in mind these luxury hardcovers (higher production value than anything Wizards has ever put out) are limited to a print run of 1,000 books.  When they're gone, they're gone!

Simply paypal me at

You also get the PDF for free (but I'll need your DTRPG email address for that).  If you already have the PDF, simply request another PDF from Kort'thalis Publishing as a replacement.

Any questions, just email me.  Thanks for your continued support, hoss!


p.s. Want to read some reviews?  Here and there.  Plus this one.  More coming soon!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Access To DTRPG Publisher Account Removed


Apparently, the way I've been interacting with my customers via DriveThruRPG's customer email feature is problematic.

People complained, DriveThru issued some kind of email warning (which I didn't receive), I sent out another "inappropriate" email to my customers, and now I don't have access to my publisher's account.

Is it so wrong to engage with my customers in an alternative, outside-the-box fashion?  Is joking around that great a sin?  Am I corrupting the youth?  Do I deserve cancellation, never to be seen again?  Ask yourself, what would Communist China do?  Whatever that is, Americans should probably do the opposite.  

Of course, that's just my opinion.  Who am I?  Just some guy who's written the books over there on the right-hand sidebar.  Yeah, what do I know?

I don't entirely blame DriveThru for their actions.  I wouldn't want customers complaining to me, either.  But just imagine, if you will, a world where gamers take time out of their busy day to complain about a couple of humorous emails to the big corporation, so that... what?  An independent creator gets in trouble, gets temporarily (tentacles crossed) shut down?  

Just another reason why we've fallen so far from grace.  Especially in a year like 2020.  Keep it up, guys.  Another asteroid is surely on its way.


Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Friday Night Cha'alt on Roll20

Last Friday, the PCs encountered a snake-man king wandering the desert wastes of S'kbah.  Badly wounded, Hsss'ss was bleeding from a near mortal wound in his stomach.  

Ready for a trap, the PCs eventually let their guard down, giving the serpentine humanoid water and healing.  In return, Hsss'ss told them of a pile of twisted metal just inside a cave not far from their present location.

The crashed starship was haunted by some luminous green spectre.  After a couple fruitless rounds of combat, one of the party's clerics banished the thing to another dimension.

After investigating and scavenging the ruined starship, the PCs encountered a couple of off-worlders who parked their sand-speeder just outside the cave.  The PCs gave the off-worlders an ass-whooping, stealing their gear and vehicle for their own use.

The next session is this Friday, December 11th @ 7:30pm - 9pm central standard time.  Yeah, 90 minutes!  The wife and kids are watching Mulan on Disney+, so I'm using the extra time for gaming.

This is the link.  First come, first serve.  Bring your A-game!


p.s. Wondering what all this Cha'alt stuff is about?  Look no further...

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Roll20 Cha'alt Campaign Starts Friday


There's a simplicity to text-only games, a low-grade purity.  

Yes, part of it comes from my ignorance of the tech details.  Nevertheless, I get a kick out of visualizing the game via reading words rather than staring at the character's player and listening to those same words (including all the filler words and sounds that we all use).

In any case, starting this Friday, I'm running a weekly one-shot campaign in my campaign setting of Cha'alt... eldritch, gonzo, science-fantasy, post-apocalypse!

Here's the Roll20 link.  First come, first serve.  Hope you can make it.  

Only an hour or so + an extra 5 or 10 minutes to finish up if need be.  I know an hour isn't much.  My life has so little free time these days that it's a wonder I can even type out this blog post.  It's been about 3 months since my last game session, and I'm itching to get back to the fuchsia wastes!


p.s. I'll be using my own O5R house-rules / hack of D&D 5e Crimson Dragon Slayer D20.