OSR News Roundup for May 8th, 2023
It seems like publishers have picked up the pace again after a few weeks of slowish releases, especially with Kickstarters. Let's check and see what is new, shall we?
*Ryan Thompson of Appendix N Entertainment is raising funds for Devilry, his follow-up (and the second in the projected series) to Demonology, which will be adding classic and new OSR devils to Old School Essentials.
*Back to BasiX is back with Issue 12 of their fanzine. This one features, amongst other things, an interview with OSE creator Gavin Norman.
*I'm sure most readers are aware that Ben Milton, of Questing Beast, is Kickstarting the second edition of his well-regarded Knave system.
*I can't believe I forgot to mention this, but Soul Muppet publishing is raising funds for Inevitable, their game of doomed Arthurian gunslingers fighting against the dying of the light.
*Eric Bloat is Kickstarting Forgotten Ballad, by Fellipe da Silva, a "sword and song" adventure game, a whimsical, rules-light game in zine format.
*Ardann Creative is raising funds for The Game Master's Pocket Pal: Crypts and Cultists, a collection of 10 system neutral maps with an emphasis on the occult.
*Monsters of Mythic Greece, by Ahimsa Kerp, is an old-school adventure that is raising funds for all new commissioned art.
*FIST: Ultra Edition, is a game of paranormal mercenaries in the second half of the 20th century taking on missions that no one else can.
*I can't remember if I mentioned this or not, but This Mortal Coil is currently itchfunding. It's a game of space necromancers, and the art I've seen so far is magnificent.
*Undertree Temple of the Elf Gods is a free adventure on itch written in a system-neutral, OSR format.
*Elven Tower has released Tomb of Huram, an adventure written for a 3rd level party using the Shadowdark ruleset.
*Speaking of Bloat Games, they've got a supers bundle on Drivethru that combines all of their Vigilante Cities titles.
*Forty Fiends is a bestiary for Mork Borg.
*I'm glad to see that The Golden Age of Khares is progressing. I saw it on Kickstarter awhile back, and it looked like a really neat Swords and Sorcery game. The Basic version is now available on Drivethru.
*Bayt al-Azif, a Call of Cthulhu fanzine, is out with its 5th issue; it looks like it has expanded to included the Borg family of games, which is a good fit thematically.
*Caves and Catacombs is a pretty cool-looking solo dungeon crawling game with a definite old-school influence.