Tsathogga was hungry….

Tsathogga was hungry….

  Apparently he was in the mood for gnome. It was announced today that Lesser Gnome (Me) has been acquired by Frog God Games. They did not want the inventory, miniatures or intellectual property from Lesser Gnome (with one major exception). They were not looting my vault because all the loot was spent on making Death & Taxes. I have suspicions it is because I am so handsome, but they keep denying that in public. Tsathogga was interested in Lesser Gnome and here is how I found out… Basically, I was minding my own business at 2:30 a.m. at GameHole Con in November. I was very tired after running our booth for 3 days which would have been bad enough but I had driven with Michael Badolato from NTRPG Con. My plan was to go to sleep right away but Mike had been in the company of Bill Webb from FFG for the last three nights and I had not really seen much of either of them. Knowing how much they were drinking I was hoping to catch up before they died of excess. After sitting down in the lobby for about 2 mins Bill looked right at me and said, “I am going to buy you.” “Your company actually” he clarified. I am almost never speechless, but I was struck dumb. Eventually I laughed loudly and reminded him that it wasn’t worth anything. After marshaling my thoughts I was convinced he was kidding, especially since “my friend”, Mike Badolato, was laughing merrily at my expression. Bill persisted and explained his reasoning. I still was not quite believing what I was hearing, its a hobby business with thousands of creators; almost all of them doing it for free. So I laughed to and went to bed, I assumed that was the last I would hear of it. Well my writing this is proof that they were serious and I really am for sale. Well, was for sale, now I am committed to the feeding the ever hungry Frog God conglomerate but as a partner. I have only began to glean what my responsibilities will be and I wont really have those until after North Texas in June when the contract I signed goes into effect. So no more Lesser Gnome? Nope, still more Lesser Gnome. I am focused entirely on finishing up the Death & Taxes Kickstarter rewards. I have about 3...

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Bundle of Joy!

Bundle of Joy!

Just in time for the Holidays. Get Whisper & Venom with all the little extras. Maps, monster cards and more!

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Holiday Sale!! Up to 50% off!!

Holiday Sale!! Up to 50% off!!

  Aging got you down? Tired of games fixing what isn’t broken? Then prepare for a new year (and new you) with products designed* for a 40 year old game!! Be a trendsetter and go to www.lessergnome.com/store to get half off PDFs and 40% off in-stock figurines. Coupon code...

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Under the hood…

Under the hood…

I get asked about our writing/production process sometimes at conventions or online. I never have a good answer so I usually make one up; preferably a funny one. However, a friend of mine wrote a post last  night that got me thinking about it enough to give a better answer. It can be...

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Creator question

I have a question for you layout gurus. As my Indesign skills have markedly improved I want to hone my skills at features that involve more of the proofing features starting with find/change queries. I already do the common ones like extra spaces, hard returns and things I commonly need for LSI submissions like registration instead of black. Any find/change queries that you guys find interesting or useful in your RPG layouts (or any layout really). I know every system has different ways to show mechanics but maybe something...

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Get yourself a copy this week…

Get yourself a copy this week…

The First Sentinel PDF is finished and it is very nice. It uses all of the unique traits of digital files to augment the scenario. It also includes a few extras. Stay tuned this week for a short sale when it launches....

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