There is nothing like free…

There is nothing like free…

In honor of those much larger companies that make Free Rpg Day a reality I will be at Phoenix area game stores tomorrow with modules, minis and more. I start my morning about 10 am at Games Depot in Tempe, Arizona. For those of you who cannot make it to the withering heat of the Valley of the Sun but still like free I would like to point you to our download section located here. There you will find completely free and self-contained excerpts from Whisper & Venom, maps, player guides and more. Each one costs the same as the price for breath (plus bandwidth fees)....

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The Great Big Head of Jeff Talanian

The Great Big Head of Jeff Talanian

That is the great big head of Jeff Talanian on my TV. Designer, author, one time Gary Gygax collaborator and all-around good guy Jeff was also helpful to me. I was able to locate the box company I used for Whisper and Venom on his recommendation. He has a short time left on his new Kicckstarter (here) that I know will be delivered better than promised. You should back it by clicking here now. When you get back I want to tell a story about the great big head and its belated advice. Ok, the story… Most box companies are leery of new publishers and/or small print runs. While they never tell you no outright, they will send you a quote that, to be generous, is interestingly priced (my favorite quote was $18 per box). While I was about 4 months out from Whisper & Venom’s Kickstarter I attended TotalCon. Good Con but it was more diversity of interests than I was used to, which was reflected in the vendor hall. My purchases were limited a Frank Mentzer module from Eldritch, a knitted Cthulu ski mask and a my copy of AS&SH. While making the purchase I inquired about who made the boxes and without hesitation he told me it was Marion Paperbox. This was a huge favor to me. I asked if he regretted the choice and he said no, he loved box sets. Fast forward to 2014. After having shipped over 120 boxes I was in my living room packing the last 30 Pathfinder sets. At this point I was exhausted and just barely covering my Kickstarter costs thanks to shipping. While packing I listen to podcasts and watch narrowly focused YouTube videos. That day Jeff was a guest on the Mythwits show (link), which on my 50″ HD TV enlarged his head beholder style. After an interesting first half they discuss the economics of games. I was able to pay attention regardless of the three days on next to no sleep of fulfillment. When asked if he would do a boxed set again the giant head of Jeff Talanian said, “I love the box set format but the logistic and costs s of assembling and shipping, particularly international shipping, is prohibitive.” Sitting boxing up sets for expensive international shipping I listened to that great big head contradict himself with those words. And wept Just kidding. He...

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40% Off Sale in honor of SW Day!!!

40% Off Sale in honor of SW Day!!!

Swords & Wizardry Day! I love Swords & Wizardry and you probably do too. All weekend you can get Old-School Versions of Whisper & Venom (Hardcover & Digital) and Bird of a Feather (Softcover & Digital) for 40% off using the coupon code SWROCKS. Celebrate good times!...

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DriveThruRPG Deal of the Day- Whisper & Venom

DriveThruRPG Deal of the Day- Whisper & Venom

At 60% off it undercuts even me, ends in 21 hours as of this post. Get cheap gnomes at a cheap price. http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/137807/Whisper–Venom?src=DotD&from_home=1%3Faffiliate_id%3D164999

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End of the run

End of the run

That is the very last box I have in my possession of Whisper & Venom. I put the last three together today. Two are going with a couple of others packed yesterday with me to GaryCon. This one is my own personal copy, the last of 350 boxes. It was a long and successful project. Shame I am all out of boxes too, I was just getting good at packing them Total left that are unspoken for is six (including the ones headed to GaryCon). Buy now and feed your inner...

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Pre-GaryCon Box Set Special

Pre-GaryCon Box Set Special

From now until I leave for GaryCon the last few box sets for Whisper & Venom are 10% off with free shipping in the US (discounted international).A vendor booth and a two bag check-in limit makes bringing bulky merchandise dicey. I will find a way but would much rather be lazy. These are the collector’s set with all the maps, minis and more. If you are interested head over to www.lessergnome.com/store and use coupon code LAZY10. Help a lazy gnome stay that...

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