Wednesday, December 26, 2018

24 minute Braunstein Movie Segment "Story" Draft

I watched the 24 minute Braunstein Movie Segment "Story" Draft last night on Christmas Day as promised and it was awesome. 
This was promised on Christmas Day and it was delivered on Christmas Day! All you had to do was check your email for the link and VIP code.

One quick takeaway for me (my opinion), story as used by Arneson and Wesely is what happens during the game, which is way different than the modern usage of story which means a pre-written plot that is forced on the players, i.e. a railroad. Under the original meaning of story, roleplaying games are stories, but under the modern meaning roleplaying games are the opposite of stories.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Dec 23 2018 "Battle In The Skies" Booklet Stretch Goal

"Second stretch goal announced! "Battle In The Skies" Booklet at $60,000. Click here to see the update."
Volume 1 -The Evolution of Fantasy Role Playing Games (RPG's)

Only about 10 hours left to get in on this, do not be left out, get your pledge in now!

An Interview with Griff of Secrets of Blackmoor

For those who have not seen the links, via our FACEBOOK and TWITTER, Griff did an interview with Shane Plays.
They talk about gaming, the movie, and many other things. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

"The Emergence of Blackmoor" poster Stretch Goal

SECRETS of BLACKMOOR: The True History of Dungeons & Dragons Volume 1 -The Evolution of Fantasy Role Playing Games (RPG's

Quote below!
At $45,000 in pledges we'll include the Emergence of Blackmoor Poster to anyone who pledges at the $25 level or higher.
This  double-sided full-color 11" x 17" poster will be the first published collection of artifacts that relate to Arneson’s first two years of running the Blackmoor Campaign (’71 and ’72). In fact, all of this material predates the publishing of D&D.
It gathers together the Blackmoor World & Town Maps on one side, and on the other a Campaign Overview, Corner of the Table announcements, Blackmoor Gazette and Rumor-monger play reports that Arneson published between 1971 and 1972. You can hang it on your wall or use the maps to run your own Blackmoor-style games. It will also include Dave Arneson's personal history of RPG's titled: 25 Years Ago.
The poster includes:
1. Dave Arneson's Campaign Overview that describes his planned game setting that "[...] is partially fiction..." (March 1971)
2. The original Blackmoor Campaign Map that was handed out to all of his players. (March 1971)
3. The original Blackmoor Town Map (1971)
4. Excerpt from Corner of the Table Volume 3 #4 - Arneson's first notice of a Fantasy Braunstien game: "It will feature mythical creatures and a Poker game under the Troll's Bridge..." (April 1971)
5. Excerpts from Corner of the Table  Volume 3 #5 - "The start of the Black Moors battle reports…" and "On Saturday may 22, 1071 a Brown Stien-type game set in the middle ages…) (May 1971)
6. The Spanish Royals Character Matrix - The first example of Character Attributes created by Arneson. This document was passed to Dan Nicholson at the same meeting on May 22, 1971.
7. The Blackmoor Gazette and Rumormonger, issues 1 and 2 from Corner of the Table  Volume 4 #3 - "Gertie Has Kiddies" and "Castle Burned While Heros Away." (May 1972)
8. The Lock Gloomen Battle Report from Corner of the Table Volume 4 #6 - "Blackmoor (The place where strong men cry 'cause there's a Balrog after them..)" (November 1972)
9. Dave Arneson's personal account of the creation of RPG's titled: 25 years Ago. (C. 2001)
The poster will include text that explains the importance and dates of the documents. 

"The GaryCon Draft" 35 min of the Secrets of Blackmoor

"The GaryCon Draft" 35 min of the Secrets of Blackmoor. This is the kind of material that this Kickstarter is funding the finish work for to make it professional technical quality so it is easy and fun to listen to and to watch.

Do not miss out, get your pledge in for the Kickstarter now! 
Secrets of Blackmoor - The True History of Dungeons & Dragons

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Good News Folks! Rumor (fairly reliable) is Fight On! #15 is back in production

Rumor has it that the awesome fan magazine Fight On! is back in production and that the long awaited Issue #15 is actively being worked on again. Even better there is now talk of an Issue #16 to come later on which is even better news. Also the Fight On! website might just be revived as well. All of which is excellent news for the old school gaming community.

Elf Lair Publishing - Spellcraft & Swordplay

I just wanted to give a shout out to Elf Lair Publishing by Jason Vey. He also has two blogs The Whole Wide World and The Wasted Lands. He is the author of Spellcraft & Swordplay which is available here. Go check it all out, great stuff!

The Wasted Lands feature this awesome pic in the header.