Wednesday, 8 August 2018

The True Danger of Tabletop Gaming

A monster that makes you quack with fear.
Those christian parents who are afraid that their little angels will turn to Satanism because of Dungeons & Dragons are adorably naive. The real danger of tabletop gaming is not spiritual defilement or moral corruption, but monetary bankruptcy. There are villainous authors and publishers out there, waiting for the right moment to snatch your hard earned cash with a surprise attack. They are quick and efficient: most victims end up confused about where their money went, and when did their DriveThruRPG library grow so big. This summer already had some exorbitant swindles, like the release of Cubicle-7's Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4e preview and R. Talsorian Publishing's The Witcher Pen & Paper RPG. If you thought this will be all of it for the season, well I have some bad news for you...

Frog God Games storms Indiegogo with their The City that Dripped Blood campaign, which isn't a brick-sized tome you can beat players to death with (if character death wasn't satisfying enough), but an approximately 24 pages long adventure. I like small modules and the premise reminds me of R. E. Howard's Red Nails (one of my all-time favorite sword & sorcery stories), so I ended up supporting the Cult of Tsathoggua with $6.

Jennell Jaquays hasn't released any rpg-related products in the last thirty years, until now. It seems she gathered enough strength to return with not one, but two adventures - and there are more coming! The Dragon's Secret and Quack Keep were all parts of various Star Hat Miniatures kickstarters, and are now available on DriveThruRPG. I'm almost done with The Dragon's Secret, so expect a review coming soon. As for Quack Keep, my Wisdom checks were successful so far, but rest assured I'm going to fail next month.

While I'm struggling with my last ZWEIHÄNDER session reports and getting the next session going (it's summer after all), the game is growing strong and is about to reach new heights with its MAIN GAUCHE supplement. The content is ridiculously tempting, but I have to moderate my expenses and be satisfied with the pdf version, for now. Daniel, if you're reading this: please call the next supplement BOHEMIAN EARSPOON. I know there are people out there who want to see that title on the shelf.

Oh, and before I forget: Echoes of Fomalhaut #2 is out too.

I should have chosen drugs when I was a teen...

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  1. I second the "Bohemian Earspoon" title request :-).

    1. If all else fails it can be released as a community created title. I'm sure people would buy a third party supplement with more than thirty polearms in it.