Another month is more than half over, and here in the northern hemisphere the weather is getting warmer as we roll into springtime. This week is a little light on new releases: I can only assume that a lot of people are outside, taking advantage of the warming temperatures. I also just wanted to drop a reminder that Shane Thayer, the driving force behind Wobblies and Wizards, is currently raising funds to start a publisher-owned zine printing company, which will be a great thing for small, independent creators in the rpg-sphere.
*Oh! This went live on Kickstarter the same day as the Newsletter went out, so I didn't plug it, but Bridgetown, a "liminal, pastoral rpg" written for Troika is now funding on Kickstarter. It is a super cool looking game, from what I've seen of the previews.
*Sivad's Sanctum has released In the Light of a Setting Sun, Bonanza edition, a wild west rpg inspired by iconic western gunfighter movies.
*There are two sequels to the STREETS game: BIRD CVLT and NIGHT SHIFT allow you to take the roll of birds and nocturnal critters, respectively. These two zines can be used in conjunction with STREETS or as a stand-alone game.
*In probably one of the most interesting game jams I've seen pop up on itch, Duck Crawl 2023 is a collaborative ttrpg jam that, uh, is focused on designing a point-crawl on the back of a giant duck.
*The Hungering Halls of Haat the Pitiful is a 3rd party adventure for Mork Borg.
*The folks over at Red Ruin Publishing have released two new free products for the Dragon Warriors rpg: The Tower of Ulric the Sorcerer and Casket of Fays #9. Like all of their products, these two are free to download.
*The Cathedral of the Undying is a 5th level adventure for DCC where character death isn't permanent, but is instead one step closer to becoming an undead monstrosity.
*Best Left Buried is a fantasy horror game put out by Soul Muppet publishing, and The Throne of Avarice is a new supplement that is part setting, part procedural generation tool for play using the BLB system.
*I saw this on Drivethru and thought it looked interesting: Gray Bartering is a pay-what-you-want supplement for OSR games that explores how to do bartering for goods and services in game, for times when coin is not accepted.
*This pdf has got a long title and is written for Shadowdark, exploring the Soulblight setting: Soulblight - The Indigo Outpost Feuilleton - Issue III: The Jungles of Sur is the third issue of a zine.
*I often hear folks ask about the lack of retroclones based on AD&D 2e; Legacy of Dragons is out, and it's written not as a straight retroclone but as expanded player options for 2e.
*Trial of the Slime Lord is a free 0-level adventure written for Shadowdark.
*Raging Swan Press has a new Wilderness Dressing supplement out, this one focused on Isles and Islands.
*The Saga: April 2023 is a free zine written for the Sagaborn system but usable in pretty much any OSR game. This issue focuses on magic.
*Another variation on the Black Hack Ruleset is the recently released West Hack, designed to emulate the Western genre.
*Cloistered is a setting location written for Old School Essentials and features a detailed monastery and nearby town.
*There's a new episode of the OSE hexcrawl Basilisk Hill Breakdown out. In this, the 4th session, the adventurers return from their various tasks and set about deciding what to do next.
*I'm running a sale on my website which ends tonight; 25% off all products, and 60% off all clearance items.