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    D100 fan, adventure writer, GM, Techie, Father
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    OpenQuest, RuneQuest, Call of Cthulhu, River of Heaven, The Company, Mythras, HeroQuest, Fate + 101 other things :)
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  1. I’m putting the call out for submissions for content for Issue 8. To help inspire you this issue has a Sacred Time theme. What I’d like to see are articles/scenarios about what Gloranthan folk get up to during these festive two weeks where the veil between the mortal and Heroplane is thin. Sure its a time when damn big Heroes and Heroines go off on BIG IMPORTANT WORLD SAVING HEROQUESTs, feel free to write about these, but what do the little people do? From my first encounter with the idea in the Genertela box set in the early 90s, I’ve been fascinated with what happens during Sacred Time. No worries if you don’t want to write to the theme, and have something else in mind. Read the submission guidelines here. Send your pitches in (500 words max) by the end of this Month (Feb 28). I’m aiming to get this issue out by April. Some of the regular contributors already have their pitches in, and Stewart Stansfield is doing the cover again (which may be only slightly Duck related). As ever I look forward to seeing what people come up with.
  2. It gives me great pleasure to announce Into the Shroud #2, my irregular Crypts and Things fanzine is now live on Kickstarter as part of their ZineQuest, While it is written for Crypts & Things (an OD&D Swords and Sorcery game) it is easily convertible for other Dark Fantasy games. At the time of writing, it is fully funded, and we are nearing stretch goal 2. This will be the only opportunity to get the zine in print as well as the first issue (which only had 23 printed copies when it was released two years ago). From the Shroud issue 2 on Kickstarter. This issue takes the form of a 48 pages A5 black and white booklet, with black and white art by Jonny Gray (whose Death Rider graces the cover) and Dan Barker. The contents are as follows: My Dirty Little Secret. A quick table of dark secrets that player characters can have, and probably wish they hadn’t, at character generation. The Pie Makers of Peoplolis. An adventure location in the Zarth’s City of Beggars (although they may have a franchise near you). A Strange Thing Happened on the Way to the Ruins. An encounter table of weird and wonderful non-player characters to liven up otherwise dull and humdrum journeys. The Place of Dark Hooks. The old lair of a foul Court Torturer, whose riches and secrets are said to lie in its depths. A full Crypts and Things mini-module, usable with any early edition D&D game even, 5th Edition pretty much as written. All Hail the Death Riders. They are death from above with these flying undead warriors, a new monster for the game. Prince of Rona. A demonic Prince of an Other World, fit to become the character’s latest Nemesis. Varna’s Travelling Caravan. Neil Shaw details this group of travelling merchants who deal with the mysterious and harbour a dark secret.
  3. I've posted a fairly long blog post about what we achived last year, and what we've go planned for 2019 (which includes OpenQuest/River of Heaven/Gloranthan fanzines). The State of D101 Games 2019
  4. Newt

    OpenQuest what would you change?

    Thanks for all the feedback. I'm now closing this poll/thread. I'll post my thoughts about OQ going forward soon
  5. 2019 is going to see a reemergence of releases for OpenQuest, River of Heaven and the Company. To get the full scoop first, discount codes, special offers and notice of Kickstarters and other fun stuff, sign up to the D101 Games Newsletter. D101 Games Newletter. I'm aiming at monthly updates, and if you sign up before 31st January you'll get entered into a draw to win a published book of your choice
  6. Newt

    River of Heaven Companion?

    After a long stretch in cryo-stasis the River of Heaven Companion, To the Stars, is now in final layout check. This means that it will be available for pre-order with the next couple of weeks (mid-Jan) and on general release at end of the month/early Feb. Here are some preview page layout straight from the pages of the Pdf.
  7. Newt

    OpenQuest what would you change?

    One of the things I will be doing with OQ, polished OQ2 or full-blown OQ3, is taking it away from being an RQ lite (either 2 or 3) in both terms of presentation (which I confess I did in the early days of OQ) and content. If you want RQ you've got the new RQ for that As for more d100 varients fragmenting the player base, I will vigorously disagree with you on that front. There will be players who stick with their prefered ruleset, be that Mythras, RQ, BRP Gold book, or even OQ (which frankly I am humbled by). Then there's the vast majority that pick and choose from their library of D100 games and supplements, mixing and matching to their heart's content
  8. Newt

    OpenQuest what would you change?

    @Jakob can I ask you to refrain from commenting on others posts. I'm asking for people's opinions on what they would like to see in a new OpenQuest. Discussion about the details comes later Thanks.
  9. Newt

    OpenQuest what would you change?

    There's a great crop of thoughts here, so please keep them coming
  10. OK I'm gearing up to a tenth-anniversary version of OpenQuest in 2019, probably Kickstarting it over the summer. Obviously, I've got my thoughts on what I'd like to change. I've got two approaches I could take which fall broadly between two extremes. Approach 1. OpenQuest 2 tidied up. Minimal changes, another editorial pass/proof, all new art from the current stable of D101 Artists, reintroduce the Empire of Gatan overview that was taken out in the last version and release the book as an all in one inclusive rulebook. Emphasis on polish rather than big rules changes. Approach 2. OpenQuest 3 a more radical revision of the rules and presentation. Spilt the current 8 by 11 inch 250+ page book into three 6 x 9-inch books: Book 1: Rules + Magic, Book 2 D100 World Builders (GM's book) Book 3 Bestiary. Under this approach, OpenQuest Basics (the current free pdf/lo-cost 6x9 inch book) becomes a free artless Book 1 in pdf only. Rules would also get a good going over and it would be a proper new version, called OpenQuest 3 - where there would be big changes such as elimination ot the three approaches of magic. So as well as voting for which approach would you favour, see poll above, what would you want to see changed or sorted out in this version of OpenQuest?
  11. Newt

    Greg Stafford Condolence Thread

    Truly saddened to hear of Greg's death. If Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson flung open the gates to imagination with their RPG writings it was Greg who invited the Gods into play In my mind not just one of the Greats of Gaming, but one who made it Epic! Thanks Greg
  12. Newt

    Empire of Gatan

    Currently, the Empire of Gatan is being worked on for republication in 2019, as part of OpenQuest's 10th Anniversary. The original plan was to re-release it as a self-contained book with adventures as well as much more. if you are familiar with Crypts and Things Remastered, Gatan would have been presented in the same way as the Continent of Terror is in that book. PM me with your email address and I'll send you a pdf of the setting as it was in OpenQuest 2 Deluxe. Be aware its really bare bones, it was designed to be built upon by GMs and made their own.
  13. Hearts in Glorantha # 7 is now on general release and can be bought at both the d101games.com store and DriveThruRPG. Get Hearts in Glorantha via the D101 Web Store. Or via DriveThruRPG.com Our 10th Anniversary Issue, featuring 48 pages of Myths, Articles, and Scenarios (13th Age Glorantha and for RuneQuest 2) in softcover A4 format. This issue: Pavis Boxing Association A RQ3 Hero Cult by Leon Kirshtein. How A Rubble Runner Destroyed the Crimson Bat at The Battle of Iceland. A short tale by Lev Lafayette and Erica Hoehn. Strange Broos. A very strange RuneQuest Classic encounter with scenario seeds by Scott Crowder. Boatduck’s Lunch. Stewart Stansfield details what’s on the Duck menu. Snipbeak. A Duck with Lunar sympathies for RuneQuest Glorantha by Stewart Stansfield. Who Gets to Speak. Ian Cooper, Line Editor for HeroQuest, talks about what makes HeroQuest so unique among role-playing games. Orlanth, Heler and the Dragon. An Orlanthi Myth told by Stuart Mousir-Harrison. The Beard of Lhankor Mhy. An adventure for 13th Age Glorantha by Guy Milner. Heroic Tales. Two scenario seeds, each with three possibilities, by Newt Newport. The Temple of the Golden Gorp. A Short Adventure for RuneQuest Classic by Newt Newport.
  14. The Road To Hell is an adventure for Lamentations of the Flame Princess and other Old School RPGs. It is now live on Kickstarter until Tuesday 30th October, the day before Halloween, when if it funds all backers can download the draft adventure, complete with rough (but functional) maps and six premade characters. ]The Road to Hell on Kickstarter. Set in Jacobean England, this adventure sees a band of veteran (5th Level) but down at heel adventurers take a desperate journey between Chester and Manchester in the North West of England, that takes them into Hell itself. It is a weird fantasy adventure that sees the adventurers thrown into magical situations outside of their normal lives, and challenge fiends that would eat their flesh and steal their souls. The book will feature the work of: Dan Barker (Monkey, Tournaments of Madness and Death) on internal art. Jon Hodgson (numerous credits, including WHFRP 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th editions, D&D 4th and 5th edition) on the front cover, Paul Mitchener (Age of Arthur, Liminal) on the editorial duties. Glynn Seal (2018 Golden ENnie Award winner for Cartography for his work on the Midderlands). Peter Town (Hearts in Glorantha, Gloranthan Adventures) who will be doing character portraits for the six pre-made characters. Old OpenQuest fans will recognise the title from an adventure that was previously published in the now out of print OpenQuest Adventures. This is an expanded version (it has a whole new section before the beginning of the adventure in the OQ version) with pre-made characters and completely new art.
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    3rd-Party Publishing?

    I certainly got plans to do RQG stuff for Hearts in Glorantha and Gloranthan Adventures. In fact, we snuck in a RQG stated Duck NPC for the recently finished Hearts in Glorantha #7 Here are my submission guidelines if anyone is interested http://heartsinglorantha.d101games.com/submissions/
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