Sunday, August 26, 2018

Post Release Update!

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to update you all on the current behind-the-scenes activity concerning Eldritch Tales, but first, I'd like to send you over to Tenkar's Tavern! +Erik Tenkar shared his thoughts on the first half of the book and has enjoyed his read so far. He's also talked a bit about the game on his Anchor podcast, Tavern Chat. If your planning on picking up the PDF, stop at the Tavern and use his affiliate link!

Art by Del Teigeler

As far as updates:
I've done a final proof and found a bunch of minor corrections (and a few major, unexplainable ones). +Tom Novosel plans to take care of these fixes this week as we prepare Version 2 of the PDF.

Version 2? In order to go to print we need to add a few pages - two for the character sheet, one for full page art, one filler art. Nothing major and all at the end of the book. We also have to finish up the back cover and Tom had a great idea that we are going to go with, I think you'll all dig it!

Print? I know many of you are anxiously awaiting POD release, here's the plan. Once all of the above work is done, we'll release V2 and order print proofs. I imagine I won't have those in hand for about two weeks, at which point I'll look them over for issues and, barring any major errors, POD will drop. Maybe four weeks out.
  • Color options will be available via DriveThruRPG/RPGNow in Standard Softcover and Premium Hardcover. You'll be able to choose POD only or bundled with the PDF (in which case the PDF will be steeply discounted).
  • Black & White options will be available through Lulu. These will also be SC/HC and will offer a more inexpensive option for table copies. And you'll be able to use those fantastic Lulu coupons for an even better deal!
What Else?
I've been releasing stock art for 3rd-party publishers and will continue to do so over the next week or so. This is all available for use with any publication, not just Eldritch Tales Compatible products.

We will be releasing a second version of the character sheet, made by Tom to closely match his layout. This is the one that will appear in the book.

Next will be a set of reference sheets that will double as GM screen inserts. This will include all the most important tables from the book, as well as a Skill reference table and a flow chart for Insanity Saves, neither of which currently appear in the book. I think these will be really useful at the table.

Right, that's all for now. Thanks for your support and interest!

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Eldritch Tales RPG Released!!

Hello Everyone, 

Raven God Games is proud to announce that, after more than two years of development, Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing has released on this auspicious day, the birthday of Howard Phillips Lovecraft himself. Eldritch Tales brings Mythos horror to the OSR and OSR gaming into the 1920s!

From the product description:
"Aeons before man arose from the primordial mire, ancient creatures descended from the stars or stepped through dimensional passages to inhabit the Earth. Whilst many of these Old Ones have since passed into inactivity, the secrets they carried with them have been shared with man and now terrible cults haunt the fringes of modern society. These ancient terrors thus still menace mankind and, if the prophecies are to be believed, the Old Ones shall return to reign again over the Earth!

Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing in an OSR rule set with its roots in the Original version of the world's favorite RPG, but instead of exploring musty dungeons, characters in Eldritch Tales investigate Mythos horrors in the 1920s! The setting and background are based on the cosmic horror tales of Howard Phillips Lovecraft and other members of his writing circle. 

Within the pages of Eldritch Tales you will find four character classes representing many classic pulp archetypes, occupations, rules for insanity, spells, monsters, esoteric tomes, artifacts, and setting material, as well as advice on using Eldritch Tales with other White Box games. This game is compatible with Swords & Wizardry White Box and other OSR games."

Available now in PDF format on RPGNow!

Please note that Print on Demand versions (black & white softcover, color softcover, and color hardcover) will be available soon!