Sunday, April 28, 2019

Three Line Studio Announcements by Robert J Kuntz

Three Line Studio Announcements by Robert J Kuntz.

Here's where TLS was at yesterday with the cover for the premiere release of the Red Book™ Line, THE LIVING ROOM (Volume #1). Some more to be added and changed by Nathalie (with my assistance in some places). She's been doing a bang-up job. Nathalie also maintains our website and processes the orders for TLB Games in the US, does illustration work, etc., etc. Yep. She's a shining jewel who also does translation work (English to French). TLS would be on the low without her!
This expansion of the 2007 work Includes the Living Room, The Study and the Mind Maze, all linked adventure areas, now, making for one hell of a romp! I am finishing THE STUDY as we speak--very weird stuff there--watch out! :)
Please share this with all Greyhawk forums and people and those others who you feel would be on board with such a sustained product line. This is a big launch for TLS and we are aiming high with this! Help us make it a successful one! Thanks!!
BTW: Allan Grohe is already on board for doing the INTRODUCTIONS to each Volume; and I will have some more surprise participants very soon!
I added the bold print above! You can find more information at the link below.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Celebrating Blackmoor Campaign Day "April 17th, 1971"

The First Fantasy Campaign "Blackmoor" Map from the Jovian Clouds Blackmoor Archives
Today we (no not the royal we) are celebrating the beginning of the Blackmoor campaign. It started on April 17th, 1971. Yes, I am aware that no one knows for sure the "real" date and it could have been as early as December 1970, maybe even November, but there is no agreement on a "certain" date and April 17th, 1971 is the date that comes up most often.

So let us take a look at who is citing April 17th, 1971:

The author of Playing at the World - Jon Peterson on Friday August 3rd, 2012 at his blog of the same name uses this date in a comment of his on August 12th, 2012 in the resulting discussion to this post.

The author of Hawk & Moor - Kent David Kelly gives the same date in his post of a timeline near the bottom of the page in this post at The Acaeum. 

A pre-release pdf copy of Designers & Dragons: The 70's by Shannon Appelcline, that was available from Evil Hat back in 2013 also cites this came date.

Google search also brings up this CoT - Dave Arneson's Newsletter at The Comeback Inn forum, where only members can read the thread. This thread as several heavy weights in the history of Blackmoor weighing in also with Jon Peterson.

That date also comes up in these posts/threads:

A little more info is in this blog post:

So I am comfortable with celebrating April 17th, 1971 as the beginning of the Blackmoor Campaign.

Join me today in remembering David "Dave" Lance Arneson and his Blackmoor Campaign to which we owe our hobby.