Saturday, May 14, 2022

The Good Syma'arian Suspended

 

Venger's banned again?!?

As many of you already know, my recently released one-shot Cha'alt adventure, The Good Syma'arian, was just temporarily suspended last night for "potentially offensive content".  

I'm a target for the radical-left, the woke, and SJWs throughout the RPG hobby because of my outspoken, moderately conservative political leanings.  To me, and many others, they are the offensive ones.  They spit on our liberty while cry-bullying their way to positions of influence, always trying to secure more of what they crave most... power and control.

I don't want any retaliation or jumping up and down on DriveThruRPG while they review my scenario.  After all, they have their own protocols they need to follow.  

I am confident that The Good Syma'arian will be reinstated by next weekend.  Sure, we have to take a seat while the pro-abortion bundle of PDFs gets to sail by.  But that's the culture we live in, and it may take years before justice (not social justice, but actual justice) returns.

A lot of people have asked me to verify what DriveThruRPG said, so I took a picture.  You can read it for yourselves.  It's all there in black and white.  

When there's news, I'll post about it here on the blog and over on my YouTube channel - please subscribe!

Thanks,

VS

p.s. In the meantime, why not buy some gorgeous hardcover Cha'alt books, and/or snag a ticket for this July's VENGER CON in Madison, WI. 


Thursday, May 12, 2022

Anti-Abortion FREE Cha'alt Adventure

 

Just this morning, I released a new PDF scenario for Cha'alt... my eldritch, gonzo, science-fantasy, post-apocalypse campaign setting.

Get it here!

The Good Syma'arian commemorates the striking down of Roe vs Wade.  Hey, bad precedent is bad precedent.  Not to mention, murder is wrong.  While I'm not an absolutist, I lean stronger on the pro-life side.

In any case, this is a good solid one-shot that uses our current year political and cultural issues as a springboard for adventure.  And it's FREE, so go download it and let me know what you think!

If you like The Good Syma'arian, then you'll really love the Cha'alt trilogy.  The gorgeous, signed and numbered, limited edition hardcover books are still available.

Enjoy,

VS

p.s. If you're looking for old-school gaming opportunities in or around Madison, WI this summer, we're sneaking up on VENGER CON!!!  Details and tickets available here.


Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Encounter Critical update

 

I haven't written much about Encounter Critical.  This blog post will serve a meal-delaying appetizer until the eagle is ready to sink his fangs into the main course.

I should have the gorgeous hardcover books for Cha'alt: Chartreuse Shadows by the end of June (tentacles crossed).  In July, I have VENGER CON to run (Kickstarting the additional 70 tickets in a day or two).

After the convention, my plan is to tackle Encounter Critical with another Kickstarter.  My first inclination was to go all-in on a new edition with fancy hardcover books.  Now, I'm thinking maybe start slow... come up with a 15-20 page PDF, test that out for several months and, if I'm going in the right direction, expand it.  If I decide to go another way, I'll create a new, but still short, PDF and see how that shakes out.

I'm really of several minds about the evolution of Encounter Critical.  Wanting to keep its flavor but also make it way more usable.  I'd like it to be standard OSR D&D compatible but also retain something of its mechanical weirdness.  I'd love to present it as an elaborate joke, prank, and awful parody... yet still be fully functional, not just played for laughs.  A game that veterans familiar with EC will love just as much as curious noobs intrigued by something different.  

Yeah, it's a tall order.  I have my work cut-out for me.  In the meantime, my mind is ever so slowly processing in the background.  Be patient...

Thanks,

VS

p.s. More Cha'alt one-shots on Roll20, deep immersion, and Kort'thalis meta-sigil paintings on the way!


Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Kort'thalis Meta-Sigil

 

Before getting into more Cha'altified submissions, I'd like to blog about the Kort'thalis meta-sigil.

This magical symbol or glyph is a portal to Cha'alt... the eldritch, gonzo, science-fantasy, post-apocalyptic campaign setting I created years ago.  Instead of physically transporting you to the world of fuchsia skies, it's a vehicle for your consciousness.

The very first painting of Kort'thalis, over a decade ago, looked like an eldritch and infernal key to another dimension.  This is the latest.

It's acrylic paint on high-grade gallery type canvas, approximately 24" tall x 18" wide, varnished for maximum protection.  There's an unexpected Erol Otus quality about it, if I do say so myself.  

For those using Cha'alt, either on its own or as a hybrid setting in conjunction with others, I suggest rendering your own and keeping a visual of the meta-sigil nearby while you're gaming (both GM and players).  Personally, I like to meditate on Kort'thalis for a minute or two before each session, and if I need an extra shot of inspiration, I'll glance at it while running the game.

All language is simply communicating through mutually agreed upon symbols.  When you see this symbol, it communicates the eldritch, gonzo, science-fantasy, post-apocalyptic qualities of Cha'alt, transporting you to its burning sand below a fuchsia sky, so those adventures can be lived by you, me, all of us.

This secret world that lives and breathes inside our collective imagination is objective reality, just harder to perceive... that is, until one spends sufficient time and energy in Cha'alt.  The more you engage with it, the realer it becomes.  Perhaps the everyday world will pale by comparison?

Roleplaying games are an outlet, an escape, a fun pastime with family and friends.  But it can be so much more, the chance to participate in the creation and continuation of a parallel universe that exists just outside of our own.

Yesterday morning, I had the painting right beside me while running Cha'alt for someone on Roll20 who'd never played D&D before.  Did it make a difference?  Well, I felt different.  With each session, I see the world of Cha'alt and everyone inhabiting it as incrementally more alive and real.

I'll have this and other paintings of the Kort'thalis meta-sigil on display at VENGER CON!!!  Tickets still available...

If you'd like to participate in one of my Roll20 demonstrations (90-minutes, text only, and usually 18+), either let me know or follow me on Twitter @VengerSatanis.

Have a great week, hoss!

VS

p.s. Disappointed in WotC's latest regurgitation of your beloved campaign setting?  Get hooked on Cha'alt!  And while you're at it, Crimson Dragon Slayer D20.  Don't believe me?  Check out the vast amount of 5-star Cha'alt reviews.


Sunday, April 24, 2022

Cha'altifying Dumb/Boring Scenarios (part 1)

 

I asked for your suggestions - give me the most boring, dumb one-sentence adventure description and I will Cha'altify that bitch.  

Well, the outpouring of worthy suggestions blew my mind.  That's why I collected them in this here blog post.  Alright, here goes nothing...


Original: Find a missing cat.

Cha'altified: A missing cat who is the guardian between worlds was exiled to the center of the hollow planet, falling into the clutches of a subterranean alien vampire race whose civilization thrived over a thousand years ago.  


Original: Safe-space sociology LARPer gets job at multinational megacorp copyright collector.  This is its journey. 

Cha'altified: Beta-male slave is imprisoned within a simulation energy-cell like a cheap, organic battery.  The caves where these energy-cell fields are stored are haunted by sentient raspberry jellies and peanut-butter oozes at war with each other.  These mutant aberrations of nature spawned by a putrefying zoth pool that also happens to be the only place where magical items can be recharged.


Original: A party of adventurers must protect the local lord's chocolate harvest.

Cha'altified: A sinister sorcerer and sulfuric chocolatier has been making delectable pacts with demons for years.  Infernal beings love his sulfuric chocolate, but the constantly rising prices the sorcerer charges have convinced the demons that it would be better to attack the sorcerer in his lair and torture him for those secrets, rather than keep paying exorbitant prices.  


Original: You book a room at an inn and have to get to your room.

Cha'altified: The inn is not only part brothel, it also serves as a dance academy for witches, making it the perfect finishing school for women who will eventually mate with eldritch demon spawn of the Great Old Ones. Around every turn are nubile ballerinas, witches, devils, and Knights of the Purifying Scourge prowling in the shadows.  


Original: You have been chosen by the ancient prophecy to fulfill destiny.

Cha'altified: The looming stars drip off the cosmos' face, signaling the time for heroes who are all that stand between the remnants of civilization and slimy entities in the darkness waiting to return, dethroning mortals into the outer void.  The prophecy was writ in crayon on the back of a kid's Red Lobster menu, and is presumed lost in a retired military facility from before The Apocalypse.  The exact wording of that prophecy is key to surviving the coming horrors. 

__________

Ok, that's enough for now.  I'll do a part 2 either tomorrow or the next day (and maybe even a part 3).  Remember to keep it eldritch, gonzo, science-fantasy, and post-apocalypse!

VS

p.s. Cha'alt: Chartreuse Shadows is 25% off on DTRPG.  Also, still several tickets available for VENGER CON in Madison, WI this July.  An old-school gaming convention like it's 1981. You won't want to miss it!


Monday, April 18, 2022

Negative Karma Pools

 

I try to go through life with my senses open.  

Do za'akier have antennae?  Probably. 

When I read or hear a certain word or phrase, it sometimes triggers my pineal gland, giving fruit to inspiration.

Today's post was inspired by a video by The OG GM's Adventures, specifically this one over here.

He mentioned negative karma pools, and that jarred something in me... and now I'm blogging about it. 

It took me a few minutes to decide what "negative karma pools" might mean.  And this is what I came up with... 

Extra GM dice for when the players take direct action deemed culturally, ethically, or morally egregious, according to the campaign setting.  

This could be anything from naming your character Bob, throwing personal artifacts contained in a mausoleum on the ground so you can bone an attractive woman (Just watched Broken Lizard's Club Dread), shitting in a S'kbah oasis, or stabbing a faithful guide in the back just to save a few gold pieces.

The first time it happens, the GM earns a bonus d4 to use as he will against the PCs.  The second occurrence earns him a d6.  The third, a d8.  Then a d10, d12, and finally d20 [edit: these dice are cumulative, that's why it's called a pool]. GMs don't need to spend these bonus dice; they may reserve them for a later date.  Whatever result is rolled may be added to any dice the GM rolls, such as to-hit, damage, NPC or monster saving throw, etc. 

Let me know what you think of this idea, if you have suggestions, questions, or comments... I want to know.  Give me feedback, hoss!

VS

p.s. For a limited time, Cha'alt: Chartreuse Shadows is 25% off.  Also, I've sold 20 out of 100 tickets to this July's VENGER CON in Madison, WI.  Get yours before they sell out!


Thursday, April 7, 2022

Cha'altification

 

I had an idea... demonstrate how to Cha'altify your basic D&D adventure premise.  

If you want to watch the video, there you go.

Here's what you do, take something simple like the PCs are hired to rescue a princess from the clutches of an evil sorcerer.

Then, you take aspects of that basic scenario and make it more eldritch, gonzo, science-fantasy, and post-apocalyptic [these are the macro elements of Cha'alt].  Boom, now it's Cha'altified!

  • Eldritch - the princess is cursed with second-sight because she was born when Alga'al, the "demon star" was in ascendance.  Since puberty (she's around 20 now), the princess has experienced visions of things she couldn't possibly know.
  • Gonzo - the sorcerer is half banana and the majority of his minions are banana-men.
  • Science-Fantasy - the sorcerer has made his lair in the remains of a recently crashed starship.
  • Post-Apocalypse - the sorcerer is using the captured princess to locate an A.I. bured somewhere in the desert wasteland of S'kbah.


If you want to go even further, totally optional, here are some more "tags" to further Cha'alt-up this adventure [micro elements]...

  • Comedic / Grim-Dark - the princess' father is dead.  It's actually her uncle who wants her "rescued".  He's hired the PCs to take the princess away from the sorcerer and leave her in the desert to be devoured by sandworms.
  • Pop-Culture - It is rumored that two droids survived the starship crash.  After the ship went down, these droids (Goldie and U2) walked to a nearby settlement in search of employment.
  • Sleazy - The princess only receives her visions during orgasm.

There you go.  Put whatever vanilla fantasy plot through the Cha'alt Filter, and you'll generate inspiration for terrific, out-of-the-box flourishes that take your pedestrian scenario to the next level and beyond!

VS

p.s. Do I still have gorgeous hardcovers (limited edition, signed and numbered) of both Cha'alt and Cha'alt: Fuchsia Malaise?  As of right now... yes.  Details here!


Thursday, March 31, 2022

Opening The Way

 

I ran a 90-minute session of Cha'alt using Crimson Dragon Slayer D20 yesterday, and it was one of the best virtual games I've ever been involved with.

To what do I owe such awesomeness?  Well, it's an awesome campaign setting, for one.  Hard to go wrong with a kitchen-sink type of genre-mashing world where nearly anything goes.

Additionally, I've been running Cha'alt so much over the last few years that I know it like the back of my tentacle.  There's also the blind luck factor - sometimes you just get lucky and things fall into place.  Of course, as a sorcerer, I'm loath to believe in coincidence.

Before these Roll20 sessions begin, as I've talked about elsewhere, I spend a minute or two in pre-game meditation, gazing upon the Kort'thalis meta-sigil which is my conduit between this reality and the second world collectively imagined by the players and myself.  

Lately, I've been re-reading a book from my youth called Prime Chaos by Phil Hine (terrific resource if you're interested in chaos magic).  Long story short, I created a magical procedure for opening the door between this world and that of Cha'alt... a gateway into the psychocosm, for lack of a better term.

While I didn't see Cha'alt any clearer or stronger than my last few sessions, I did feel a deeper connection.  The events which unfolded gave player-characters actual, meaningful choices, which is the hallmark of a good game.

In blog posts and YouTube videos to come (subscribe to my channel; I'm almost at 1,000), I'll share various magical techniques for achieving altered states of consciousness.  In my opinion, this will heighten immersion.

However, I won't divulge the details of what transpired in this morning's adventure because I want to run it again and again, tweaking and refining as I go, sharing my vision with players yearning to experience non-vanilla D&D; something different, something special.

Contact me if you want to be part of the magic, or simply seek out my games on Roll20.  My handle there is "VS", and my email address is: Venger.Satanis@yahoo.com

Happy hump-day, hoss! [I wrote this last night and am just publishing it today]

VS

p.s. Still have tickets available for VENGER CON... if you're interested in attending a convention exclusively for old-school, OSR, and traditional RPGs, this is what you've been waiting for!


Saturday, March 26, 2022

Inflation

 

Scantily-clad princesses, mercenary banana-men, tentacled sorcerers, sandworms, and mutant demon lords!

Just a few years ago, I created a world that could accommodate everything from Dark Sun, Rifts, Gamma World, Encounter Critical, and Dune to the weird pulp sword & sorcery tales of Robert E. Howard and Clark Ashton Smith.

Now that I'm getting down to less than a dozen boxes of Cha'alt and Cha'alt: Fuchsia Malaise, coupled with inflation, prices are going up... slightly.

If you live in the USA, both gorgeous hardcover books (signed, numbered, and personalized + PDFs) can be all yours for only $111.  Outside the USA, it's $150.  

Either paypal or email me at Venger.Satanis@yahoo.com 

Get your eldritch, gonzo, science-fantasy, post-apocalyptic campaign setting + adventures + megadungeon while you still can!

Have a great weekend,

Venger Satanis 4 Realz

p.s. If you haven't already grabbed a ticket for VENGER CON, I suggest you get on that.  Tickets and additional information here.  

This convention is exclusively for old-school, OSR, and traditional RPGs.  It'll be held this July in Madison, WI. 


Monday, March 21, 2022

Tekumel, Barker, and Empire of the Petal Throne

 

For those saddened by the news that author of Tekumel / Empire of the Petal Throne was an anti-Semite on par with the likes of progressives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Talib, you have my sympathies.  I'm sorry for your loss.  

Everyone deserves to be treated as equals, endowed with inalienable rights by our creator.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, Erik Tenkar explains in this video.  

TL;DR: M.A.R. Barker wrote a pro-Nazi, anti-Semetic novel under a pseudonym back in 1991.  Folks are just finding out about this now, and are understandably devastated.

Having said that, Cha'alt welcomes your fandom, patronage, and creative participation. If any wish to delve into the eldritch, gonzo, science-fantasy, post-apocalyptic campaign world, we'd be glad to have you!

In fact, order both glorious hardcovers Cha'alt and Cha'alt: Fuchsia Malaise for only $90 (within the USA; outside add $40), and I'll sign them "Venger Satanis 4 Realz".  This week only!

Inflation and shipping rates have gone way up and next week the price will go up.

Have a great week,

VS4Rz

p.s. VENGER CON needs more attendees!  This July in Madison WI I'm organizing the first convention of its kind - devoted exclusively to old-school, OSR, and traditional roleplaying games.  Grab your ticket, and join us...



Saturday, March 19, 2022

Venger Satanis 4 Realz

 

Last night, I decided to make an important change in my life.  

Going forward, I'd like for everyone to address and refer to me as Venger Satanis 4 Realz.

Alternatively, I'd be happy with a shortened version if you're in a hurry, such as VS4Rz.

This is part brand management and part identification.  Starting today, I identify as Venger Satanis 4 Realz, so that's simply what you should call me.

Thanks for your support, everyone!

VS4Rz

p.s. Don't forget that VENGER CON is happening in Madison, WI this July (regardless of how many radical-leftists "REEeee" about it).  

Also, Cha'alt: Chartreuse Shadows has been on DriveThruRPG as a PDF for a couple weeks now.  Check it out if you like eldritch, gonzo, science-fantasy, post-apocalyptic campaign settings, adventures, and megadungeons with a humorous, sleazy, grindhouse/exploitation, pop-culture twist.

Saturday, March 5, 2022

TTRPGs for Child Abuse in Texas!

 

Few things makes me as disgusted and angry as abusing children, which is why I'm particularly sickened by all the "game designers" supporting this.

Texas is trying to protect kids from genital mutilation, chemical castration, and irreversible puberty blockers.  Parents trying to "trans" their kids is wrong and immoral.  It should be illegal.

If a child isn't old enough to choose their own bedtime, they aren't old enough to make serious medical decisions that will affect their entire life.  There's a reason that suicide rates among transgender individuals is sky-high!

The itch.io platform should be ashamed of itself.  Funding child abuse should never be tolerated! 

Protect our kids, support the Texas law, and send these radical-leftists and their equally unhinged gender ideology back to the landfill of disastrous ideas where they belong (right next to Communism).

Do what you can to speak up and fight back...

VS

p.s. Want more context?  Read this story...


Wednesday, March 2, 2022

The Pod-People

 

They look just like us.  Sometimes, when we're talking about RPGs or the weather, they sound like us, too.  

But make no mistake, leftoids aren't ordinary people.  They've been absorbed into the radical-left hivemind.  They're not empathetic, they're not inclusive, they don't want equality or meritocracy, and if you cross their narrative or criticize their agenda, faceless drones will come out of the woodwork to destroy you, cancel you, deplatform you, defund you, get you banned, and your books burned.

I was told just a day ago that I'm not welcome to run Cha'alt or anything else at Misty Mountain Games (my "friendly" local game store), and that they don't even want Cha'alt on their shelves because it, and myself, apparently, aren't "family friendly" and "inclusive" enough for their establishment.

I made a video about it yesterday.  Several comments pointed out the obvious hypocrisy.  If a game store is going to carry Warhammer, Call of Cthulhu, Vampire, and Lamentations of the Flame Princess, (and years ago the Book of Erotic Fantasy and Book of Vile Darkness) then to single Cha'alt out strikes me as blatantly political.

I'm a moderate conservative (formerly classical liberal) who isn't afraid to call-out woke nonsense, gender ideology child abuse and CRT taught to children, drag queen story hour in public libraries, bad fiscal, domestic, and foreign policy from our politicians, and anti-science mandates / lockdowns handed down from our elite ruling class.  But I've been called a "nazi" by those on the left for years.  And anyone who associates me is similarly smeared.  

But if I stop, fall in line, and conform, they might - just might - leave me alone.  That's damn decent of them.  Sarcasm aside, I think I'd rather tell them to fuck off!

Whatever, I'm over it already.  This blog post isn't to rail against MMG, but to warn everyone out there.  We can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  The writing's on the wall.  Pendulums swing one way, then the other.  That's how things go, despite their dreams of endless revolution.  While the woke are losing ground, they're still dangerous, still vicious, still pod-people.  

Now is not the time to plan the homecoming celebration of common sense and traditional values.  We keep fighting, keep pushing back, keep standing up for what's good and true.  The great silent majority rarely speaks up... unless it's absolutely necessary.  Well, look at the state of things!  It's beyond necessary.  Think of all the suffering that could have been avoided if we were gatekeeping back in 2014.

If we don't crush the woke social justice fanatics, there won't be a space for us.  Our own basements will be the only place we can game.  If they could, they'd forcibly remove us from social media, brick & mortar stores, and virtual table platforms - look what's happening on Discord (click to watch video).

Happy hump-day,

VS

p.s.  I'm about to add specific games to the VENGER CON schedule.  If you want to attend my old-school, OSR, and traditional RPG convention in Madison, WI this July, grab your tickets here!  Attendance is limited to 100 people, 18+. 


Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Disinvited From TSR Con

 

I'm going to try and keep this short because it's all so weird, nonsensical, and kind of pointless.

Ok, after Gary Con's decision to go full-mask this year I withdrew my attendance while seeking to run games at TSR Con happening at the exact same time.  

I tried my best to ignore the feud between Justin LaNasa and several OSR folks so I could simply focus on a gaming convention without a face diaper.  For those curious, I explain how ruinous masks are at a gaming convention here.

Anyway, I noticed that a dozen or more of my posts on Tenkar's Facebook group had a suspicious spam comment directly below.  Those replies were identical - doxxing Tenkar from some fake name / account.  When asking about it, several people strongly suggested Justin LaNasa behind it.

I asked LaNasa about it in a FB direct message, hoped it wasn't him, but if it was, telling him that kind of thing accomplishes nothing, and that I really don't want to be caught up in the middle of anything.  

LaNasa asked if I still wanted to run games at TSR Con because apparently there were many people who could fill my spot if I was going to back out.  I said, I wasn't backing out, just wanted to stay out of the drama.  He seemed cool with that.

A day or two later, LaNasa messages me out of the blue saying that he re-read what I had written to him and thought I'd be better off not getting involved with TSR Con due to my friendship and/or allegiances to other OSR folks, such as Erik Tenkar, who nu-TSR seems to be at war with.

I said that I can make my own decisions, but if he doesn't want me there that's fine, just say so.  LaNasa said it would be best if I came back for the next TSR Con in 2023.  "Ok, sounds good" I said.  He gave me the thumbs up, and that was that.

Officially, I'm no longer running anything, nor appearing, at TSR Con this March... or probably ever.  I mean, who does that?  It's all so tiresome and a waste of energy.  In the time it took from the first announcement of TSR Con to a couple days ago, I wrote the majority of a new book - Cha'alt: Chartreuse Shadows.  One that will certainly go down in the history books of fantasy roleplaying games!  Specifically, I spent my free time creating the Cremza'amirikza'am "sexcrawl" megadungeon... something which no one has ever seen before.

So, what is the greatest living Game Master going to do now?  Well, the mask mandates are being lifted everywhere because Democrats have seen the polling numbers and realize how screwed they are in November.  Perhaps I'll run Cha'alt at one or more friendly local game stores next month?  I don't know.  Suggestions?

VS

p.s. One place where you won't have to worry about such unnecessary distractions is VENGER CON this July in Madison, WI.  

p.p.s. I'm open to interviews if anyone wants to do a back-and-forth email Q&A for their blog.  Podcasts and such will have to wait since I already have those time commitments filled for the foreseeable future. 


Saturday, February 12, 2022

Mandate Freedom

 

If you told me months ago that we'd be looking at Canada to show the way, I'd be incredulous at best.  But here we are...

The Freedom Convoy of Canadian truckers is on the precipice of breaking leftist authoritarianism.  Their infectious courage has inspired peaceful protests here in the USA, Australia, France, and several other countries.

We've been suffering under covid restrictions, mandates, lockdowns, masks, vaccine passports, and all sorts of lies, corruption, and actual fascism (when government and big business work together to disenfranchise the people).

Take the red-pill of populism, liberty, and freedom.  Embrace tradition; reject modernity.  This is the way!

Have a great weekend,

VS

p.s. Check out the new PDF for Cha'alt: Chartreuse Shadows.  If you're available, we hope you'll game with us at VENGER CON this July in Madison, WI.


Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Cha'alt: Chartreuse Shadows

 

This is it, my friends... book 3 of the Cha'alt trilogy.  

The PDF was just released today, like some slavering, incontinent demon determined to shit the bed of conformity, woke-ism, vanilla fantasy, and corporate D&D.

It's a whopping 360 motherfucking pages!  Now, before you get too excited, it contains some previously released material.  Namely, the Saving Cha'alt and Cha'alt After Dark material.  If you already own those, and also missed out on the Kickstarter a few months ago, just paypal me $10 and I'll send you the PDF so you're not paying for material you already own.

Just to warn you, Cha'alt: Chartreuse Shadows is sleazy and depraved in spots.  Imagine taking the eldritch, gonzo, science-fantasy, post-apocalyptic campaign setting you already know and love, then pouring in some sweet, sweet Alpha Blue.  Yeah, it's going to blow your mind, hoss!

If you're wondering about the hardcovers, the digital files will be ready to go soon.  I should have the books in my slimy green tentacles this summer.

Oh yeah, if you find something that needs fixing, let me know ASAP!  I'm updating the PDF next week, and want all those little typos, layout glitches, errors, and whatever brought to my attention BEFORE sending the digital files to the printer.

Email me at: Venger.Satanis@yahoo.com

I'm still exhausted from my family vacation, so will end this blog post here.  Good night!

VS

p.s. Still 80-something tickets for VENGER CON... a small old-school, OSR, and traditional RPG convention in Madison, WI this July.


Monday, January 31, 2022

Politics Again?!?

 

This blog post should be about RPGs, but it's not.  It's unfortunately about the radical-leftists coming out of the woodwork to fuck with regular old gamers, probably like yourself.

I'm not even going to go into it, hoss.  Stuff on YouTube, Twitter, Discord.  

Yeah, the tide is turning... but not fast enough.  These woke, SJW leftoids have to be confronted and mocked and called-out for their shitty behavior.  They're petty authoritarians.  

Anyway, I'll be "out of the office" for a few days.  Send good vibes.  Comment below to show a brother he's not alone!

VS

p.s. Cha'alt: Chartreuse Shadows coming in 2 weeks!


Saturday, January 15, 2022

VENGER CON under fire

 


This is a link to the video, if you're reading the blog post on a mobile device.

So, what's this all about?

One or more people, most likely radical-leftists, went to tabletop events in order to get my convention shut down or at least removed from their platform.  

I have the email if anyone wants to read it.  Just ask:  Venger.Satanis@yahoo.com

On what grounds would VENGER CON be removed from the tabletop events platform?  "Sexually explicit" and "hateful or otherwise objectionable" material found on this here blog which I linked to in the banners and website.

I replied back, asking for them to specifically tell me what material from my blog went against their code of conduct.  If I have to, I'll ditch the links to my blog.  Regardless, this isn't going to deter me from putting on an awesome gaming convention.

While it's still up, grab yourself a ticket (limited to 100 attendees).  Join us!  The goal of VENGER CON is a return to normalcy and celebration of gaming's golden age - old-school, OSR, and traditional RPGs.  You won't see rooms full of board and card games, nor an expansive dealer hall full of retailers. VENGER CON is for paper & pencil RPGs!

The more they want to shut VENGER CON down, the more I want it to happen.  Remember, we're still fighting a culture war.  A certain segment of the RPG community, hobby, and industry would love nothing better than to shut the OSR down - especially, if it also brings down individuals that pushback against their authoritarian agenda.

Thanks for your support,

VS


Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Chartreuse Shadows coming soon...

 

The raw text for Cha'alt: Chartreuse Shadows was completed yesterday.  I'm going to give it one last look today before sending it over to the proofreaders.  

I fully expect the PDF to be finished by the end of March, and hopefully (tentacles crossed), I'll have 1,000 gorgeous, luxury, hardcover books in my hands by July.  That's assuming supply chain issues don't cause delays.

The main feature of Chartreuse Shadows is the megadungeon Cremza'amirikza'am.  I'm excited to show everyone because it's really cool.  I don't know, maybe it's the most awesome (certainly in the running for the most Venger) gaming thing I've ever written.

Not everyone's going to love it, of course.  And that's ok.  If I wanted bland, beige content that didn't risk offending anyone, I'd take one of those low-paid internships at D&D, or simply hop onto DM's Guild.

Thanks to everyone who's attended my playtests, the amazing artists and crowd-source dudes on social media who gave me suggestions, backed the Kickstarter(s), supported me, bought my stuff, helped with promotion, and is doing their own thing, their own way.  I appreciate you!

VS

p.s. Now, that January is here... it's time to rev-up promotion for VENGER CON in Madison, WI this July. Nothing but old-school, OSR, and traditional roleplaying games for an entire weekend.  Attendance limited to 100 people.  Grab your ticket before they run out.  The hotel is saving a block of discounted rooms, as well.