Monday, 17 October 2016

Custom Wild Dice

As mentioned last month, I recently ordered some custom laser-engraved Wild Dice for Saga of the Goblin Horde - 16mm green oblivion dice with my goblin logo in place of the 6 spot. I promised I'd post a picture when they arrived, so here it is:

There are various companies in the US that offer custom dice, but I was only able to find one in the UK (Dice & Games), although fortunately their prices are very reasonable, and the minimum order is just 25 dice. I'd originally been thinking of handing out custom Wild Dice at Con games as a promotional thing.

It was a bit of a toss-up between green oblivion dice with gold dots/logo (which fits the color scheme for Saga of the Goblin Horde) and white pearl dice with black dots/logo (which is the more traditional black-on-white color scheme used by Pinnacle), but in the end I went with the green and gold, and I think it looks really good, although I'm still curious what the black and white would look like.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Samhain Surprise: Halloween One Sheet

Trick or treat, trick or treat,
Give me someone good to eat!
Trick or treat, trick or treat,
Someone meaty, someone sweet!

Once a year, the young children in the human town of Yellowbrick dress themselves up as goblins, visiting homes to collect candy while playing a strange game they call “Trick or Treat”. The goblins think this is a grand idea, and have decided to use the opportunity to sneak into town, play some vicious pranks, and enjoy some delicious treats. And better still, they won't even need to wear any stupid disguises!

With two weeks to go until Halloween, I thought it was about time to release my next One Sheet for Saga of the Goblin Horde. You can get it from here:

For this One Sheet I also teamed up with Frank Turfler of Middle Kingdoms Adventure & Trading Company, who has created a set of free maps designed to go with the adventure. You can download the maps from here:

As always, you can download the goblin archetypes from here, and the older adventures from here, here and here.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Saga of the Goblin Horde: Goblin Psychonaut

I had originally planned to release the Barghest Whelp archetype for October, but last month Rick Hershey started a new Fantasy Character Subscription, and as he was accepting suggestions I proposed a goblin - which he promptly added. So I decided to use it for the October archetype.

So here is the eleventh archetype: the goblin psychonaut!

This particular archetype is a tribute to my friend David Teeder, who played a character called Squiggle on my MUD many years ago (the hair is inspired by his real haircut!).

As usual you can get the archetypes from here, and the three One Sheet adventures here, here and here.

The fourth One Sheet, Samhain Surprise, will be released on Monday. Frank Turfler of Middle Kingdoms Adventure & Trading Company is creating a set of free maps to go with the adventure, and has already released the first two here and here. The third and final map will be released on the same day as the One Sheet.