Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mini-Dungeon Tome Kickstarter is Live!


Easy grab-and-go mini-adventures! These beautiful hardcovers include 100+ short adventures for 5th Edition or Pathfinder RPG.


Mini-Dungeons are two-page adventures for 5th Edition or Pathfinder RPG which are setting agnostic and are easily inserted anywhere in your campaign. These grab-and-go adventures are great when you need something in a pinch! This tome contains 100+ adventures spanning over 200 pages (more with stretch goals)!

We have some top notch industry professionals working on this project alongside our team. These individuals include Dan Dillon (Kobold Press), Liz Courts (Paizo), Rone Barton (TSR, Goodman Games, Frog God), Louis Agresta (Paizo, Frog God, Goodman Games), Jaye Sonia (Storm Bunny Studios), Ben McFarland (Kobold Press), Jonathan G. Nelson (AAW Games), Stephen Yeardley (AAW Games), Brian Suskind (Kobold Press), Justin Andrew Mason (AAW Games), Tim Hitchcock (Paizo), Richard Develyn (4 Dollar Dungeons), Michael Allen (AAW Games), Rachel Ventura (Legendary Games), Colin Stricklin (AAW Games) – with more authors to come if we unlock enough stretch goals!

Mini-Dungeon Tome for 5th Edition or Pathfinder RPG -- Kicktraq Mini

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Patreon Summary #1: July 2017

The very first month of my Patreon has concluded, and (since there were five Saturdays) the month saw five maps (shown below) released to patrons. The month ended with 15 new patrons raising a total of $59 per month.

I feel like this is a pretty positive beginning for a start-up Patreon. It will be interesting to see how frequently the numbers increase throughout the year. Honestly, I'm not sure what to expect moving forward, but I know I'm very grateful to the patrons who helped me get this project off the ground this month!

The maps released via Patreon this month (in order) are:

https://www.patreon.com/vttmaps

Big Book of Maps: July 2017 Summary


Yesterday I sent out the Month End Summary for July 2017 for The Big Book of Maps for Tabletop Roleplaying Games project. 

July was the most productive month yet! I released a total of 46 new maps, and one new map icon set. I continue with the break-neck pace of releasing at least one map per day, every day -- and many days I have released two (or three). It's a heavy workload, but the effort is paying off dividends as the project is now more than four months ahead of schedule!

As of yesterday's update to Kickstarter, a total of 118 maps and 240 map icons have been released. The project is 124 days ahead of the release schedule, and the entire project is over 60% complete!

 Check out the full update here!

The plan for August is to maintain this pace as long as possible and push forward towards completing the project for backers as soon as possible.

In other news, the period for late backers has now ended, and the registration form for that purpose has been removed from the Digital Distribution Tool website. We ended up with a total of 1047 backers (including the late backers) for this project. I can't express how thankful I am for each and every one of them. This project was made possible by their generous support.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Monster of the Month #4: Kishi

Another Monster of the Month has been released by AAW Games today! Available for both 5th Edition and Pathfinder RPG.

"In its natural form, a Kishi has a snarling and salivating hyena’s face on the back of its head and a bestial bipedal body. Kishi are only summoned when mere murder is not sufficient revenge, and the complete destruction of an enemy is desired, a relished task for the narcisitic Kishi.

The Kishi are masters of lying with the truth, and all facts twist and bend to suit their chosen narrative. In this way, the devils can patiently undermine cherished beliefs and self-esteem. While this may incidentally claims souls for the denizens of Hell, these social predators simply take great pleasure in transforming strong-willed people into depressed, dependent husks.

Kishi carefully embed themselves into a target’s life as a friend or lover. From there they wear away at everything good within the target: destroying confidence, altering memories, and poisoning all other relationships. The victim grows increasingly reliant on the devil, and certain they deserve the suffering inflicted. It can be incredibly difficult to recover from a Kishi’s physical and emotional abuse, and the devils seldom willingly allow prey an opportunity to rebuild a shattered psyche."

Monster of the Month brings to life a new monster from ancient folklore every single month for both Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

Created using actual folklore gathered by Justin Andrew Mason then expertly illustrated by AAW Games' lead artist Mates Laurentiu (Romania), the monsters are then crafted by Stephen Rowe (Pathfinder RPG) and Chris Harris (5th Edition). Leonid Ponomarev is also converting both versions over for use in the Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop.

Get the Monster of the Month #4: Varpulis (from African Mythology) available for purchase via Adventureaweek.com (PFRPG/5E), DriveThruRPG (PFRPG/5E), RPGNow (PFRPG/5E), Paizo (PFRPG).

Monday, July 31, 2017

The End of a Journey

It’s been a challenging journey through the wintery gale, but the quest has been victorious. As of yesterday’s release by AAW Games, the last the pending content for the "Into the Wintery Gale" series was set loose into the wild (sans the final Fantasy Grounds VTT conversions which are nearing completion presently).

There were moments of conflict and stressful encounters to contend with, unforeseen challenges and unexpected setbacks, exhaustion, serious physical injuries, and the mourning the loss of family and loved ones. We undoubtedly underestimated the challenge we were committing to, yet the team weathered the storm; ever focused on completing the trek. Many lessons were learned, new friendships were forged, existing bonds tested and strengthened, and many new skills were acquired.

Standing here now gazing across what we created, I feel accomplished. We created something I’m proud to be a part of.

I won’t lie: it’s a journey I was more than ready to complete, but it was also an adventure I’ll never forget. I think I’m ready to advert my eyes from the wintery white for a while to focus on writing adventures in warmer climates, maybe a few palm trees?

My gratitude and eternal thanks to the entire AAW Games Team who toiled to make this series a reality. And, many thanks to the Kickstarter backers who made it possible. You are all amazing.

What started off as a goal of writing a 100-page adventure module became a sizable series containing over 600-pages of combined content. One hardcover book, five additional books, three decks of cards, GM screen, two huge battle maps, miniatures, terrain, tokens, and Fantasy Grounds VTT content… consisting of 15 Vikmordere-themed dungeon adventures, 40 detailed encounters (each a sidequest in their own right), over 40 new monsters, over 50 new magic items, 12 new feats, 6 new spells, new and unique gear and equipment, dozens of new puzzles, and expanded rules covering: hypothermia, frostbite, battlechants, runepainting, and tons of unique culture, setting, and overworld travel content.
The Complete Series includes the following:

Wrath of the Jötunn – Mega-Adventure (Book) [200 p.] – The main adventure of the “Into the Wintery Gale” series, designed to take 5-6 PCs from levels 9 – 15+. Includes 5 full-sized dungeon adventures, highly detailed overworld, rules for handling hypothermia and frostbite, delve into Vikmordere culture with new gear and equipment, new Runepainting magic, new spells, more than 10 all-new magic items, new traps, hazards, haunts, and puzzles, and over a dozen all-new monsters.

Raiders Haul (Book) [30 p.] – 43 all-new Vikmordere-themed magic items and 2 new weapon special abilities. Includes cultural information section for each item.

Winter’s Roar (Book) [62 p.] – 30 all-new monsters from the harsh wintery environment of the Vikmordere Valley. Includes relevant cultural information for each monster.

Ancestral Appellations (Book) [49 p.] – Detailed info about Vikmordere culture including geography, names, a dozen Vikmordere settlements and backstories for each chieftain or jarl, 5 new magic items, 5 new spells, new battle chants, and three all-new adventures included.
  • Eye of the Ice King (Adventure for 4 PCs Levels 5-6)
  • Caves of Cursed Ice (Adventure for 3-4 PCs Levels 7-8)
  • Tomb of the Crooked (for 3-4 PCs Levels 11-12)
The Vikmordere - Player Primer (Book) [19 p.] – Companion book for Ancestral Appellations with information relevant to new players for the “Into the Wintery Gale” series.

The Art of Into the Wintery Gale (Book) [172 p.] – Complete Art Portfolio for the IWG project including masterful pieces painted by Mates Laurentiu and Jason Rainville, with a special section including preliminary sketches and concept art.

IWG Mini-Dungeon Adventures – Five Vikmordere-themed Mini-Dungeons designed for use with the “Into the Wintery Gale” Series.
IWG Game Master Screen – GM screen with beautiful Vikmordere artwork on the front, and multiple panels for GM reference on the back. Compatible with Hammerdog Games “GM-Screen” folder.

Wintery White Combat Map Tiles – Nine double-sided 8”x10” map tiles that create two 30” x 24” combat maps.

Winter’s Roar Miniatures & Tokens – 30 monster miniatures from the “Into the Wintery Gale” series including bases, tokens, and three dozen condition hoods/markers.

Vikmordere Longship (Terrain) – Amazingly detailed and customizable papercraft longship created especially for “Into the Wintery Gale” by the masterminds behind Lord Zsezse Works.

Winter’s Roar Monster Deck (Deck of 60 cards + tuckbox) – Art cards & GM cards for new monsters created for the “Into the Wintery Gale” series.

Raider’s Haul Magic Item Deck (Deck of 60 cards + tuckbox) – Art cards & GM cards for new magic items created for the “Into the Wintery Gale” series.

Into the Wintery Gale Random Event Deck (Deck of 30 cards + tuckbox) – Overland random events designed for use as adventurers traverse the wintery white of the Vikmordere valley and shores of Serpent Lake.

Into the Wintery Gale for Fantasy Grounds VTT – Ready-to-run Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop modules for various IWG books.

City of Talos in Print!

The 5th Edition adventure and gazetteer for "The City of Talos" published by Dark Naga Adventures has gone to print! I did nearly two dozen pieces of detailed cartography for these books, including the full-color two-page spread map of the City of Talos (pictured to the right). 

"After the events of The Buried Zikurat, the characters return to the city of Meawold to report to the Minister of Interior Affairs Edmur and enjoy the fruits of their labor. After tiring of the delights of Meawold, and possibly running a bit low on coin, they decide the time has come to accept the invitation from Sherin Po-thole and enter Talos as honored guests, something no surface dweller has ever done. "

You can get "The City of Talos" and other Dark Naga Adventures products here via Fat Goblin Games on DriveThruRPG.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Ancestral Appellations

Another book I wrote, the final title in the "Into the Wintery Gale" series has been published by AAW Games, and is now available for purchase! 

Ancestral Appellations - Vikmordere Culture & Society includes:
  • Introduction to the Vikmordere
  • Geography of the Vikmordere Valley
  • Random Vikmordere Name Generator
  • 12 Vikmordere Settlements (with Maps)
  • 5 New Magic Items
  • 5 New Spells
  • Battle Chants
  • Sidequests
  • Eye of the Ice King (Adventure for 4 PCs Levels 5-6)
  • Caves of Cursed Ice (Adventure for 3-4 PCs Levels 7-8)
  • Tomb of the Crooked (Adventure for 3-4 PCs Levels 11-12)
Over 45 pages of additional content for the “Into the Wintery Gale” series details the Vikmordere way of life in the frozen North!

This book is available for purchase via Adventureaweek.com, DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, and Paizo.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Vikmordere - An Introduction

The "player primer" for the "Into the Wintery Gale" series which I authored has now been released by AAW Games, and is available for free download

"Shieldmaidens, völva, raiders, and wardens of the land: the Vikmordere are the fantastical interpretation of a cultural hybrid between Norse Vikings and various indigenous peoples. The Vikmordere are a fantastical blend of ancient cultures in the setting of Aventyr. The Player Primer introduces new players to the culture and geography of the Vikmordere."

This book is available for Free PDF download via: Adventureaweek.com, DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, and Paizo.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Captain's Log: Starfinder!

It has finally been officially announced that I will be a part of the AAW Games Starfinder Team. In truth, I've already been working on content for months during and after the official play test process from Paizo. There are a lot of really fun things in store for fans of science fiction and science fantasy!


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Big Book of Maps: 1st Quarter Project Report

Good news! I just posted the 1st Quarter Project Report for The Big Book of Maps for Tabletop Roleplaying Games reflecting on the first 90-days of the project since the Kickstarter funds cleared.

As of this morning I have posted the 100th map! This means that the project is officially past the halfway point, and less remains to be done to complete the project than has already been completed.

The project is 100 days ahead of schedule so I have already completed all of the work scheduled for the next quarter -- and then some!

I have been creating (at least) one full-page map for the project every single day for the past two months.

The stretch goal "Taverns & Storefronts" collection of maps has been completed and released now. This set of maps includes the following:

Bank, Blacksmith, Cellar, Church with Bell Tower, City Bakery, City Infirmary, Corner Pub, Dock Warehouse, Fletcher & Archery Range, General Store, Grain Bin, Guard Garrison and City Gate, Herbalist and Apothecary, Hovels and Abodes (x3), Indoor Bazaar, Inn, Jeweler, Latrines & Outhouses (x3), Library, Magic Shop, Merchant Kiosk (x5), Museum, Pawn Shop, Planned Domicile (Apartments), Potter's Shop & Kiln, Public Bath House, Shanty Town Shacks (x7), Sheriff's Office with Gallows, Small City Park, Taverns (X2), Theatre with Balcony, Town Courthouse, Village Stables, Well Shed, and Windmill. Literally everything needed to completely flesh out a fully-mapped city!
 

More than half of the "Underworld" two-page spread mega-dungeons have been done as well.

I have also made updates to the Digital Distribution Tool. Most notably a new "Most Recent Map" preview on the sign-in page. I hope this new feature will be useful for those who have been visiting frequently to download maps during the week. Now you can see if a new map has been released since your last visit without having to login and navigate to the map downloads. I also added several inline banners for my new VTT Maps Patreon.


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Adventureaweek.com Nominated for 2017 ENnie Award (Best Website)


http://adventureaweek.com/

Over the past couple of years I've worked incredibly hard (and countless hours) along with Adventureaweek.com owner, Jonathan G. Nelson to make the website and the service it provides to subscribers the best it can possibly be.

From developing new software, plugins, and features for the website, to managing blog posts, subscriber updates, and even customer service at times; I've been involved in pretty much every aspect of the company at this point.
I am incredibly proud that the site has been again nominated for an ENnie Award.

Voting is open to the public, and your vote would be greatly appreciated! Click here to cast your vote.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Big Book of Maps: June 2017 Summary

Earlier this week I sent out the month-end summary for June 2017 for The Big Book of Maps project.

It was another fantastically productive month: 36 new maps released, over 80 new map icons released (4 new map icon sets). Dynamic calculation indicates the project is currently 64 days ahead of schedule and over 36% complete.

Check out the full update here!

I have also made a few updates to the Digital Distribution Tool. Most notably, a new “Most Recent Map” preview on the sign-in page. I hope this will be useful for those who have been visiting frequently to download maps during the week. Now you can see if a new map has been released since your last visit without having to log in and navigate to the map downloads.

Since the Kickstarter for The Big Book of Maps for Tabletop Roleplaying Games successfully concluded, several folks have asked if they can still become backers after the fact. I have been allowing this, and creating basic accounts for them on a one-by-one basis which they can then upgrade (via the DDT Upgrade Account option) to the pledge level they desire.

I get several of these requests every week, and since the conclusion of the Kickstarter I have added 80+ additional backers. This manual process is time consuming, so I have decided to make a deadline for "Late Backers" at the end of this month (July 31, 2017). If you know someone who has been pondering becoming a late backer, they will have to do so by then. I’ve now added a convenient form to the Digital Distribution Tool login page for this purpose.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

VTT Dungeon Maps Patreon

I have decided to start a Patreon funding a weekly dungeon map design that is compatible with your favorite Virtual Tabletop platform. New Maps will be released every Saturday, and you can get them for as little as $3/month! If the project reaches specific funding goals, the number of maps released each week will increase.

Each map will be released with three versions included: VTT Map, Player Map (displaying symbols, ;terrain, etc.), and GM Map (with rooms numbered). There are two pledge levels: $3/month patrons get 300 dpi maps suitable for use in VTT, and $5/month patrons get 600 dpi maps suitable for poster-size prints.

A preview of each week's map is publicly posted, so go check out the sorts of maps patrons are getting, and if you would like to increase your stash of maps for your game sessions, consider becoming a patron! Thanks!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Mythoard Adventure Hook Cards: Year II



Over the past year, the Mythoard tabletop RPG subscription box service has included one of the special system-agnostic Adventure Hook Cards that I created for them in each month's delivery. Upon request, I have just written up another batch of cards continuing the series for the next year. The new cards are done, and being prepped to go to press!

Be sure to check out Mythoard the only place you get these limited edition cards (and tons of other amazing tabletop RPG content), and start building your adventure hook deck today!

Subscribe to Mythoard: http://www.mythoard.com/

Friday, June 30, 2017

Maze of the Skullkeeper

Another Mini-Dungeon adventure that I authored is now available for purchase. Maze of the Skullkeeper (published by AAW Games / Adventureaweek.com) is an adventure for 3 PCs of levels 2-3.


The adventurers have been captured! Rendered unconscious at the tavern by poisoned drinks by a bounty hunter for the maniac crime-lord known as the Renown Grand High Lord Xu Tannak of Shattered Rock, Bearer of the Sacred Flame and Keeper of the Bull.
 
Unbeknownst to the adventurers, one of their recent outings interfered with a smuggling outfit operated by Xu’s men, and for retribution he has ordered them to be tossed into his undefeated gauntlet; his favorite method of getting rid unwanted pests.

 The adventurers awaken as they are entrance gate to the maze is being closed behind them...

 This adventure is available for purchase via Adventureaweek.com, DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, and Paizo.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Adventure Chronicle #2


New magic items and a few sidebar articles that I wrote are featured in the newest issue of Adventure Chronicle magazine (Summer 2017).

The tabletop roleplaying game magazine compatible with Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

Publisher's Corner - By Jonathan G. Nelson
Catching Up With Wolfgang - Interview with the Kobold-in-Chief
Seaborne Stories - By Stephen Rowe
Oi! Get Off the Boat! - By Brian Wiborg Mønster
The Unquenchable Thirst - By Micheal Allen
Hide Yer Loot, Matey! - Michael Allen
The Flâneur Prestige Class - By Stephen Yeardley
The Gauntlet: Traps & Hazards for Your Adventures - By Rory Toma
The Arcanarium: Magic Items for Your Adventures - By Justin Andrew Mason, Rory Toma, and Stephen Yeardley
The Menagerie: Monsters for Your Adventures - By Michael Smith and Stephen Yeardley
Game Night Grub - By Rachel Ventura
Roll for Review - Endzeitgeist Reviews Celadon Shores
What Weather This Way Comes - By Stephen Yeardley
Sidebars by Justin Andrew Mason: Adding Magic to Your Game, Appendix: N'spiration, Polyhedral Podcasts
Tales From the Tabletop - AAW Community Comic

Pick up your free copy of this issue at DriveThruRPG.com!

Kickstarter: New Paths Compendium: Pathfinder RPG Expanded Edition


Another Kickstarter campaign which I did the graphic design for has gone live! New Paths Compendium: Pathfinder RPG Expanded Edition (by Kobold Press) launched thisw eek, and I'm excited to see this great player supplement being updated and turned into a great hardback edition.

"This hardcover edition of the New Paths Compendium starts with 8 new classes, and could easily go to 11 new classes if we hit a few stretch goals. Most of the classes in the book have several years of actual play and refinement, and even the newest classes have seen hundreds of hours of playtest and development. These are well-honed options for either player or GM, presented in a professional, readable layout with high standards of editing and design."

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Monster of the Month #3: Varpulis

Another Monster of the Month has been released by AAW Games today. Available for both 5th Edition and Pathfinder RPG.

Monster of the Month brings to life a new monster from ancient folklore every single month for both Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

Created using actual folklore gathered by Justin Andrew Mason then expertly illustrated by AAW Games' lead artist Mates Laurentiu (Romania), the monsters are then crafted by Stephen Rowe (Pathfinder RPG) and Chris Harris (5th Edition). Leonid Ponomarev is also converting both versions over for use in the Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop.

AAW Games is offering MotM in PDF, print 8 x 10 cardstock, and Fantasy Grounds so GMs and DMs can easily add new and exciting opponents to their ongoing campaigns.

Subscribers to Adventureaweek.com receive Monster of the Month for free in addition to AaW full product catalog access (online flipbook format) and 2 PDF downloads per month.  

Adventureaweek.com also features an extensive audio soundboard, the Aventyr Campaign Setting, and new races/classes for players.

Get the Monster of the Month #3: Varpulis (from Bohemian Mythology) available for purchase via Adventureaweek.com (PFRPG/5E), DriveThruRPG (PFRPG/5E), RPGNow (PFRPG/5E), Paizo (PFRPG).

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Big Book of Maps: May 2017 Summary

I just sent out the month-end summary for May2017 for The Big Book of Maps project.

It's been a very productive month: 24 new maps released and over 100 new map icons (5 new icon sets). Dynamic calculation indicates the project is currently 26 days ahead of schedule (not bad for the first full month!).

 Check out the full update here.

According to the numbers (map release count, project deadline, days since DDT launch) we’re currently 26 days ahead of schedule, and the entire project is over 18% complete.

I’ve added these dynamic calculations to the DDT just beneath the “News” section. This way everyone can keep track of where the project is at and how much progress has been made via a live view.

Updates & New Features for the DDT –

Aside from adding in the “Progress Calculation” widget, I haven’t made many updates to the Digital Distribution Tool this past month. I did a few tweaks to squelch bugs (documented in the comments section here on Kickstarter), but mainly I’ve been focusing on getting content out and working on the custom maps for backers.

 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Maw of the Dark Tide

Another Mini-Dungeon adventure that I authored is now available for pruchase. Maw of the Dark Tide (published by AAW Games / Adventureaweek.com) is an adventure for 5-8 PCs of Levels 15-20.

“The Dark Tide Comes!” goes out the cry as the bells of the monastery begin to toll. It is too late. Dozens of tattooed cultists in service to the dark goddess Xyn burst through barricaded gates, slaughtering many. Within minutes the monastery is engulfed in flames. The cultist recede back to their mysterious floating isle and set back to sea, making way down the coast toward neighboring temples and shrines. No demands, just wanton violence and destruction of yet another holy site. The reign of terror must be stopped!

This adventure is available for purchase via Adventureaweek.com, DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, and Paizo.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Perils of... VTT Maps all go COPPER on DriveThruRPG.com

I am super excited to announce that all three of my "Perils of..." map collections have gone "COPPER" Best Seller on DTRPG!

You can pick up all three titles in the series in a bundle for $16, or individually for $7 each.



* Perils of the Endless Megadungeon: Series I (Dungeon Complex)
* Perils of the Endless Megadungeon: Series II (Caverns)
* Perils of the Mysterious Lost Lands: Series III (Landmasses)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Monster of the Month #2: Krasue

Another Monster of the Month has been released by AAW Games today.

"The krasue is a nocturnal female undead/vampire-like creature from Thai mythology. Its disembodied floating humanoid head suspends a mass of internal organs, and it is accompanied by a luminescent glow. It feeds upon the blood and flesh of the living.

The krasue floats about under cover of night, but must return to its hidden body during daylight hours or it begins to die. During the day is remains hidden in a state of hibernation until the sun sets. If a krasue cannot return to its body after a few days the krasue is destroyed. Likewise, if its hidden body is destroyed, the krasue is immediately destroyed. For this reason the krasue hides its body at a location which is difficult terrain for its potential enemies (deep caverns, a forgotten tomb, or buried deep in swamp muck). The head and body do not age, and are perfectly preserved in a youthful state. There are two ways a krasue comes into being – the first being a powerful curse cast upon a dying lady of royal descent, or alternatively, a sorceress suffering a catastrophic failure while wielding powerful primal/wild magic. The krasue can smell the living, and it is particularly attracted to the scent of fresh blood which it can detect in a range of miles with perfect accuracy."


Monster of the Month brings to life a new monster from ancient folklore every single month for both Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. 

Created using actual folklore gathered by Justin Andrew Mason then expertly illustrated by AAW Games' lead artist Mates Laurentiu (Romania), the monsters are then crafted by Stephen Rowe (Pathfinder RPG) and Chris Harris (5th Edition). Leonid Ponomarev is also converting both versions over for use in the Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop.

AAW Games is offering MotM in PDF, print 8 x 10 cardstock, and Fantasy Grounds so GMs and DMs can easily add new and exciting opponents to their ongoing campaigns.

Subscribers to Adventureaweek.com receive Monster of the Month for free in addition to AaW full product catalog access (online flipbook format) and 2 PDF downloads per month.

Adventureaweek.com also features an extensive audio soundboard, the Aventyr Campaign Setting, and new races/classes for players.

Get the Monster of the Month#: Krasue (from Thai Mythology) available for purchase via Adventureaweek.com (PFRPG/5E), DriveThruRPG (PFRPG/5E), RPGNow (PFRPG/5E), Paizo (PFRPG).

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Big Book of Maps: April 2017 Summary

I just sent out the month-end summary for April 2017 for The Big Book of Maps project.

Everything is on schedule, 11 maps have been released, and over 40 map icons in two map icon sets. New features announced for the Digital Distribution Tool, and plans for the coming month

Check out the full update here.

Updates & New Features for the DDT -

Monday afternoon I will be applying a new feature to the "My Account" page which will allow you to download a ZIP containing all the content released in April.

This new feature will be updated with each Month End Summary update so that backers have the option to download content in monthly chunks. If this will be useful to you, be sure to check your "My Account" page options starting May 2nd, 2017.

1) Release Schedule Calendar (powered by Google) has been integrated into the DDT, and can be accessed by clicking on the "Update" option on the horizontal menu bar. This is a quick and easy way of seeing when new maps, map icons, new features, and bug fixes are available as well as keeping track of the future release schedules.

2) Map Index feature added for all account levels that receive digital maps. In addition to the existing maps download page, the index is a quick view of all maps released sorted from newest release to oldest.

3) Account Upgrade options have been created in the DDT per backer request. This allows for a backer who pledged to the kickstarter at a lower level to pay the difference to upgrade the account and receive the benefits of a higher pledge level. The only option not available to upgrade to is the publisher level as that license was intended to only be available during the kickstarter as a unique opportunity.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Haunting of Hastur: City of Talos

I am excited to see "The City of Talos" for 5th Edition by Kevin Watson (from Dark Naga Adventures) launch today on Kickstarter! This adventure is the third part of the Haunting of Hastur Series, and boasts cover art created by Rick Herhsey, and interior art by Brandice Bos, Adam Schmidt, and Z. Mann Zilla. There is also an add-on for some very nifty "Dark Naga" dice!

I created a lot of cartography for this amazing project, and I'm excited to see it all go into publication! Check out this fun and exciting adventure that I'm stoked to be a part of.