Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday Maps (2): Gnarly Oak Coaching Inn & Tavern

Today's map set is The Gnarly Oak Coaching Inn & Tavern. This is a roadside establishment that has featured in or kicked off (under various name changes) many of my fantasy RPG campaigns since the 80s.

Speaking of the 80s, I used to play a lot of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay back then. What I loved about the game book and supplements, and the White Dwarf publication, were the cool maps and illustrations of the coaching inns and taverns (and the many other adventure locations).

I'm not an artist, so I can't do a proper homage to those great works, but I can draw a fairly decent (I hope!) map. This set has a color exterior map of the coaching inn grounds in addition to the black & white interior maps.


Image Download Links:

Map, exterior, color - .png, 3141 x 2524, 150 dpi
(warning large file! 20+ MB)
Map, exterior, color - .png, 3141 x 2524, 150 dpi, no markings
(warning large file! 20+ MB)
Map, exterior, color - .png, 1666 x 1345, 72 dpi
Map, exterior, color - .png, 1666 x 1345, 72 dpi, no markings

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Swords & Wizardry WhiteBox Character Sheet

Did someone say they wanted a completely unofficial Swords & Wizardry WhiteBox character sheet done using the Moldvay D&D Basic Set sheet as a template? Oh, it was just silly old me!

Well, after a little image manipulation, here it is. Or click here for the PDF file.

Have a happy and awesome gaming weekend folks!

P.S.: While I'm here, I might as well put a link to my Swords & Wizardry Referee Log Sheets (in PDF). There is one page for tracking PC/Henchman stuff and one page for monster stats. This document is simply a re-skin of my 5e version of the sheets, but it's been very handy to me when running WhiteBox.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday Map (1): The Demon Temple of Vaalisharat

Welcome to the new weekly feature here on the blog: Friday Maps.

I love RPG maps. So do you, right? Well, you've come to the right place. Every Friday I'll be posting a map I've created for use in my games. Some of these will have been used in campaign play, some not, and some will be be outright experiments.

To start with, I'll be providing marked and unmarked versions of the map at both 300 and 72 dpi. The marked versions will have the title, compass, and area numbers; the unmarked ones won't. The marked versions will likely vary in font and compass style as I figure out what I like and don't like.

I hope you enjoy!

Today's map is The Demon Temple of Vaalisharat.

Image Download Links
Map - .png, 3366 x 2615, 300 dpi
Map - .png, 3366 x 2615, 300 dpi, no markings
Map - .png, 1600 x 1243, 72 dpi
Map - .png, 1600 x 1243, 72 dpi, no markings

Monday, July 18, 2016

Golden Eye of the Kobold King on Lulu, RPGNow, DriveThru RPG & Tabletop Library

UPDATE - 5-02-2017

Golden Eye of the Kobold King is now available via print-on-demand at Lulu. 34 pages, 6" x 9" US trade size, color cover, b&w interior on cream pages, perfect bound, $5.99 (CAN) or $4 (USD).


I'm pleased to announce that Hogtown Games first module for Swords & Wizardry WhiteBox is live today at RPGNow and DriveThru RPG and Tabletop Library.

Golden Eye of the Kobold King is a "lair dungeon" sized adventure location for six to ten PCs of levels 1 or 2. It's a 34-page US trade-sized PDF. The basic summary is that there is this bad kobold king with a magic golden eye terrorizing the frontier folk. The PCs go find him, kill him, and take his stuff. But while doing so they discover a strange alien tomb with holograms and undead. Oh the mystery and death that awaits them!

Best of all, the module is free! Well, PWYW to be technical. Don't expect any fancy pretty pictures, but it's got a cool map and a weird-dark-humorous style. Go on, check it out, all the cool kids are!


Here's what Hogtown Games company spokesman Nudford Alastair Duke III, or three-nads-a-swingin' as he is affectionately known around the office, had to say about Golden Eye of the Kobold King while strutting his stuff on the red carpet at a recent star-studded gala event at the Prince Albert Pub on Hampton Road, Twickenham:

"Huh? Wot the f&@# is a bloody kowe-bold?"

*paparazzi crowd around, cameras flash, agents mumble

"It's a dog-like man-critter? Piss off. Who the f&@# writes about dog-men these days? Bloody hack."

Thanks, Nads, you rock!