It doesn’t look like a dedicated L&B forum is in the cards at the moment, and even if it were I have my doubts about how many folks would make use if it, so I will be splitting my online RPG activity between the L&B blog and the Gauntlet Forums.
Jason Cordova, Shane Liebling, and many other folks have spent years building the Gauntlet up into a vibrant ind inclusive RPG community. It’s full of thoughtful, engaged, and interesting people people, talking about games that they love. I can think of no better place to fill the indie-RPG void that will follow the evaporation of G+.
So, as this humble outpost crumbles into the swamp, feel free to ping me (@jasonlutes) over at the Gauntlet Forums if you have any L&B-specific questions or suggestions.
As a part of end-of-year accounting for L&B, I pay out profit shares to contributors and donate 10% of DTRPG sales to the Southern Poverty Law Center. This year I’m happy to announce that I was able to give $800 to the SPLC. So if you bought an L&B product this year, thank you!
Along with this auspicious beginning to the new year, I am quitting Facebook and paring down my life in order to focus as much as possible on comics and RPG stuff. Since G+ is sinking, the first steps in this department are to reboot my old blog, connect it to the L&B shopfront, and start posting again on a regular basis. I’ll let you know here when that’s all in order, which should be within the next 10 days. I’ll also be setting up a mailing list for anyone who wants to stay apprised of our activities.
My priorities right now are Stonetop (design & layout) and Freebooters 2e (development/playtesting). My contributions to both of these projects have been minimal over the past 9 months due to book tour stuff, but the dust has settled and I am super-eager to dig back in.
Thanks for your patience! Watch this space for more details.
Because of the amount of non-games work I need to get done between now and December (finishing a graphic novel, among other things), I have to put current L&B projects on the back burner until I’m in the clear.
For Freebooters on the Frontier 2e, this means development is on pause. For Stonetop, this means that design and layout are on pause, but Jeremy will continue to develop content and make it available to the playtest community at his discretion.
I’m still listening to feedback and suggestions, so please continue to post any you might have. The good news is that once I meet my deadline, I’ll have at least a 6 month chunk of time to devote to this self-publishing thing.
Eek! I’m crossing my fingers this will all work according to plan. If you experience any problems, please let me know.
This is where you can directly order t-shirts and whatever printed books are sharing my studio space with me (currently A Book of Beasts and the 1st edition of Freebooters on the Frontier). PDFs and PoD stuff will be linked here, but will remain available for purchase exclusively through DTRPG.
One side project I’ve been chipping away at for close to a year is this collection of dungeon starters, which just went live on DriveThruRPG. It contains 5 starters by Marshall Miller and 15 by Mark Tygart, all edited and updated from their original forms.
The original versions of these starters are still online and available for free! There are no plans for that to change.
Lampblack & Brimstone is pleased to announce that Jeremy Strandberg has agreed to let us publish Stonetop, his Dungeon World campaign about an isolated village community struggling to survive at the edge of the known world.
Jeremy has been working on this project for a long time, and he’s recently managed to pull of the material together into a working whole. Now we just need to see what happens when other people get their hands on it.
So! We’re ready for some serious playtesting. Interested?
We’re looking for groups who:
• Play every 2-3 weeks (or more!)
• Can commit to actually playing 3+ sessions
• Are willing to specifically try out certain content
• Will ask questions & provide thoughtful feedback
• Can put up with potentially frequent changes
If that sounds like you, please speak up in the comments.
If you’re interested in playtesting, but don’t have a group that meets the requirements above, let us know and we’ll see if we can’t put some of y’all together.
If you’d like to take a look but aren’t really interested in playtesting, that’s cool, too! Click the #Stonetop hashtag and check out the content. It might not be totally up-to-date but it’ll give you an idea of what we’re working on.