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OSR News Roundup 4.25.22

This year has just been flying past, and it's already the last week in April. The one thing I wanted to be sure to mention is that, spurred on by the lack of a good search function on itch, I've started a thread on rpgnet specifically to allow indie publishers on itch to promote their work. Feel free to head over there, register if you're not, and promote your stuff or the work of someone else that you've really enjoyed. Finding a lot of creative products on itch has been one of the things that's kept me going with this roundup. As always, if you'd like to sign up to get this email in your inbox every Monday the Mailchimp sign-up link can be found here.


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*The OSE Treasures Bundle of Holding is still going on, with a week left to go as the time of this posting. There are some great deals and adventures in this bundle, at a great price.


*The Lake of Abominations Kickstarter has a week left to go, and we're approaching the third set of art stretch goals. If you're looking for a comprehensive and detailed hexcrawl this is the book for you!


*I thought this one looked really neat. Mystery of Camp Bellvine is a short hexcrawl written for Old School Essentials, and is now live on Drivethrurpg.


*Cameron Shanton has released One Pager Collection: On the Outskirts, a collection of short, one-page adventures. You can get it here on this website or on Drivethrurpg.


*Azakail Games has released Spawn of the Temple, a double-sided singe page adventure for Eldritch Tales.


*I'm not familiar with the Weird Frontiers system, but there's a fantastic looking GM's Screen for sale on Drivethru RPG.


*I don't mention art as often as I should. Old Sky Art has published Monster in the Dark as stock art, a very nice piece featuring a beholder and its soon-to-be meal.


*Speaking of stock art, this collection of Runic Letters looks like it would be super useful.


*There's a new OSR game system out in the world: Heroes and Hatchets. There's also a free version to download, called Peasants and Pitchforks.


*Goodman Games as released Mercy on the Day of the Eel, an adventure for their Lankhmar ruleset.


*d20age #6 is a rather cool looking 'zine that, unfortunately for my monolingual American self is in Portuguese. Looks like I'll need to download DuoLingo at some point!


*A Tale Told out West is a GM-less, potentially solo journaling game that uses poker-like mechanics.


*The 4d20 itch jam is currently ongoing, started, appropriately, on April 20th. Submissions are all themed around music, with the sample being provided by the fantastic King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard (one of the DJs at my local college radio station is an Aussie and *loves* KGatWL).


*Speaking of 4d20, Oh No, You Got Cursed is a PWYW supplement that provides, you guessed it, curses and potential solutions.


*Idols of Flesh and Silicone is a supplement for the grim CY_Borg Mork Borg hack, providing a faded entertainer class.


*I don't know what's in the water, but Wrd is another ultralight cyberpunk game that has just been released on itch.


*New to me is publisher Pointless Monument on itch. They've got a new product, These old paved roads ain't what they used to be, that looks to be a fantastic little resource for generating random encounters in a crumbling empire.


I've had a bit of a difficult time keeping up with Kickstarters now that ZiMo is over, but one that came across my radar is Columbia Games' Kingdoms of Harn, a supplement for the impressively detailed Harnwold.


EDIT: Appendix N Entertainment has launched a bestiary for Old School Essentials. Creature Collection 1 is written by Ryan Thompson and is inspired and illustrated by Evlyn Moreau. Both have been the subjects of a Meet the Publisher interview, so you can click on their names to check them out.


EDIT EDIT: I also just got in two new 'zines by Max Moon Games. The newly Kickstarted Fairyland, and Twelve Years.




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