Prince Valiant Is Back!

Back in July 2016 (why does that feel so long ago?), I posted about the Kickstarter for a new edition of Greg Stafford's other Arthurian RPG, Prince Valiant.

The game is now complete and unleashed into the world. As I reported at the time, I was lucky enough to be chosen for inclusion in the Episodes Book companion volume. This is a collection of 34 scenarios for Prince Valiant (or adaptable for your King Arthur Pendragon games too, I dare say), penned by a wide variety of writers and game designers. Just being featured on this list alongside such esteemed personages is truly an honor.

A sneak peek at my contribution.

A sneak peek at my contribution.

This new edition would not have been possible without Stewart Wieck, about whom more in a forthcoming post. For now, I'll just say, "Thanks, Stewart. You are missed."

Now go forth and treat yourself to some gorgeous Hal Foster art coupled with a bit of revolutionary game design!

Prince Valiant Core Book

Prince Valiant Episodes Book

"Thrilling Tales 2e: Pulp Villains - Von Keiner" Available Now!

I've been fairly quiet around here the last couple months; one of the reasons is that I've been pretty busy writing material for publication.

There'll be more to come in 2017, but here's the first fruit of all that labor (and hey, just in time for...sigh..."Cyber Monday"), a plug-and-play villain for your Savage Worlds pulp games.

I couldn't be happier with how the document ended up looking (big thanks to Adamant Entertainment's Eric Trautmann!) and hope that, if you pick this up, you get some use and enjoyment out of my take on a "Nemo meets Robur" anti-hero.


Kickstarter Alert: Prince Valiant

Full Disclosure: I have done work for Nocturnal Media in the past and have a couple projects for them in the pipeline. However, I am not involved in any way with this project apart from being an enthusiastic booster and backer.

ETA: This has since changed; see my later post for more details.

Take  that , you Saxon scum!

Take that, you Saxon scum!

I'm a total geek for Arthurian RPGs. In addition to my extensive collection of King Arthur Pendragon RPG materials, I also own the original and recently re-released editions of Hidden Kingdom (which I hope to actually play one day...). But one feather remains missing from my cap: Greg Stafford's other Arthurian RPG, Prince Valiant, long out-of-print and very spendy on the secondary market.

You can imagine my delight, then, when the announcement went out that a new edition is Kickstarter-ing. Not only that, but it will be packed full to the crenelations with gorgeous full-color Hal Foster art.

The Kickstarter is off to a great start, with stretch goals unlocking additional content (penned by a variety of veteran game writers) opening up even as I type.

Lots more details on the system and philosophies behind Prince Valiant, a game way ahead of its time, can be found at Greg Stafford's site.

It's T-Shirt Season

(Here in the Northern Hemisphere at least.)

I know I said I was going to start posting about my upcoming Thrilling Tales campaign today, but I'm still mulling over some stuff and have decided to put things off to next week. In the meantime, please stay tuned for the following commercial message:

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