We won't waste too much of your time before dropping the map on you today, but wanted to give a short update on our activities.
Our schedule has been absolutely slammed recently. Don't get me wrong, that is an absolutely marvelous thing. We very much appreciate all of the encouragement and support the community has been giving us. Having the knowledge people are making use of our hard work really helps to keep us going.
Thank you, everyone.
And now for the actual reason why you're here: News and a free map.
The Underworld has forever been a place of mystery and unfathomable distances. Impossible to map, this week's map selection is a representation of the journey souls take. Distances are not given, neither are labels. The map is perfect to drop into any game.
This week's blog post won't be nearly as long as last week, but we do have some updates. First, here's your Map of the Week: The Goblin Warrens! Enjoy all the hand drawn goodness. Posted below the picture is a file, in case the picture has problems loading.
Happy belated New Year! It's been a pretty busy one for us, mostly because of the prviously mentioned illnesses, but we're starting to get back into the swing of work. As mentioned last week, our posts with alternating free maps and story hooks will begin again. At the end of this post, you will find your free map: the Desert Map by James Curwen.
We at Skinner Games had a ton of fun last year with our first sessions of Retro Roleplaying. We started out fumbling through the First Edition retro clone called OSRIC to play through the original I6 Ravenloft adventure. We continued with a change of pace and played a Superheoes game for several sessions using R. Talsorian's Fuzion system. And we began our live-play review of Cubicle 7 Entertainment's 5e Lord of the Rings campaign setting, Adventures in Middle earth. We hope you're having as much fun as we are and that our experiences with the games inspire you to try them out yourselves.
We have big things planned for the upcoming year. Although our schedule is subject to change, this is what we hope to bring to the proverbial table!
Okay. That's a bit of an exaggeration, but it certainly felt that way sometimes. Our families have had flus, sinus infections, pink eye, fevers, vomiting, contenancy issues and all manner of varying illnesses since just before New Year's. We're surprised none of us were hospitalized. As much as we wanted to, we didn't get a whole lot done. I promise, we're still alive, even if it hasn't felt like it recently. On the bright side, one of us was able to jump off the unemployment wagon and snagged a new career. Hooray! However, all the plague and efforts to have a job that can actually support one's family has sort of thrown off our schedule. By a lot. it's tough to keep your consistency during the holidays and when you're struck down by death-plagues.
Greetings, Gamers! Here is the first update in a new push we're making to release content on a more regular basis for all of you. In this effort, We'll be making weekly updates to this News blog. Shock and awe. This plan involves alternating posts between Map of the Week and #RPGHook posts. This week's map is a hand-drawn map made entirely using the appendices in the 1st Edition Advanced version of the world's most popular roleplaying game! The image below was drawn on an 5.5 x 8.5 sheet of graph paper and has a resolution of 300 pixels. The rooms are intentionally left blank of items or descriptions so gamemasters can customize as they please. Flaws in the lines and design are intentionally preserved to give the map that 1970's after school feel.
Just a small update this week to show we're still alive. We've been working hard on cobbling together some articles and other new material for everyone. We're also building up some stock for a shop we hope to open, making some of our most popular items more widely available. So far, we're looking to provide our adventurer's currency, wands, Inspiration tokens, brass rings, and hand stitched journals. We've posted pictures of these items before, but will drop a small gallery below for everyone to view. If enough revenue can be generated from these few items, then we'll add a bunch of other things. Other products we hope to include some day are dwarf keys, elf brooches, Celtic torqs, runic inscriptions, hand drawn maps on leather, scroll tubes, puzzle tubes, fairy doors, dice trays, dice holders, dungeon set pieces, various bits of other terrain, dragon eggs and whatever else strikes our fancy, really. All of these pieces are in various stages of development so we can quickly produce quality pieces on demand.
There's a lot going on here, at the moment, and we're excited to share a bit of it with you. First of all, we added a section for Retro Roleplaying to our website. Now you can find all the Old School shenanigans in one place! We play the first Saturday of every month and will be cycling through games and systems regularly. We're bound and determined to try out everything we can and have some super fun games coming to you soon. We have loads of Old School Revival games, The Dark Eye, Savage Rifts, Fuzion, Warhammer FRP 1e, and Robotech, and many more! After we play each game, we'll have a short episode talking about the pros and cons of every system. We're furiously constructing fun worlds to play some of the more generic systems in and working on fantastic stories for the tried and true veterans. Please like and subscribe to our videos and channel so we can keep bringing you great content.
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