Children of the Fallen Sun – cover art

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Children of the Fallen Sun – cover art

Well Ms. Reba Pyron, the fabulous illustrator who did all the black & white interiors for the Attack of the Frawgs 2016 reprint and the famous blood golem in Stronghold of the Wood Giant Shaman has created the cover for our upcoming 2017 Mutant Crawl Classics RPG release, Children of the Fallen Sun. Without further...

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Thanks for your support on Alzheimer’s walk

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Thanks for your support on Alzheimer’s walk

Hello you generous Thick Skullers! I wanted to send a thank you to everyone who supported me in my efforts for the Alzheimer’s walk. In the end I had about 20 people contribute and raised $450! I was pleasantly surprised at how much participation there was and was pleased to connect with some many people in the community. While the promotion is now closed, I look forward to trying this again next year and hope to see many of you at the game table soon. Thanks! Stephen

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From the wine cellar: lost copies of They Served Brandolyn Red

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From the wine cellar: lost copies of They Served Brandolyn Red

Good news, Thick Skullers! According to the Goodman Games newsletter released today, “..a very limited supply” of They Served Brandolyn Red has been found in deep in the cellar. Long thought to be out of of print, a precious few remaining copies are available for your gaming pleasure. And, of course, don’t forget to pickup this year’s Halloween adventure, The Sinister Sutures of the Sempstress while you’re at...

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Frawgs back in stock—last chance for Larvik

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Frawgs back in stock—last chance for Larvik

Hello Thickskullers! Good news! After being unavailable for several months, I’ve re-loaded the distribution channel with fresh copies of Attack of the Frawgs and The Haunting of Larvik Island so those two products are once again orderable from places like the ever-loyal FRPGames.com. And in a bittersweet development, the shipment I sent them was my last copies of The Haunting of Larvik Island. As of this writing, I have no plans to re-print any copies so once those copies are gone they’ll probably stay gone until the day I eventually finish...

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OneBookShelf Content Policy – One Year Later

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TL;DR Summary: One year after OneBookShelf implements new content policy, zero books have been banned. Approximately one year ago, the role-playing game PDF behemoth OneBookShelf—the parent company of DriveThruRPG.com, RPGNow.com, DNDClassics.com and other related sites—implemented a new Offensive Content Policy. While OBS had banned one title in the past (the GamerGate card game), the title that catalyzed OBS into clarifying their offensive content policy was Tournament of Rapists – a d20 Modern supplement. You can read the full policy...

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2016 Daniel Bishop Birthday Mathom Mini-Review

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Bishop A couple of weeks ago–and I believe sometime last year as well, although my memory is foggy on this–I was fortunate to be included in a group of folks who receive a free adventure from prolific author and gentleman judge, Mr. +Daniel Bishop to help celebrate his birthday. While I’d missed the original posting on the blog, apparently to be eligible to receive the mathom, you needed to post a review of something he’d written and link to it in the comments. As Daniel has been superb about posting...

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50 Unpleasant Side Effects

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50 Unpleasant Side Effects

Straight from the cutting room floor! The following table was a submission for the book 50 Fantastic Functions for the D50 published by Goodman Games. My submission “50 Meaningful Motivations for NPCs” made it into that book, but sadly, this little gem did not. Hopefully this lonely table can find a loving home somewhere in your campaign. Grab the PDF one-sheet here! 50 Unpleasant Side Effects by Stephen Newton Your wizard mixing potions again? Your ranger brush up against an alien fungus? Need to spice up your spellburn? Grab...

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Upcoming Children of the Fallen Sun playtest sessions

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Upcoming Children of the Fallen Sun playtest sessions

Hey Thick Skullers! Just a reminder there’s a couple of upcoming playtest session of my forthcoming Mutant Crawl Classics RPG adventure Children of the Fallen Sun at some cons: Gam3rCon San Diego- Friday July 22, 6pm, Judge Bill Meyer (the Stinky One-Eyed Ogre himself) GenCon – Friday Aug 5, 2pm, Judge Michael Bolam In addition, I may run another playtest either via Google Hangouts soon, as I’ve made a fair amount of changes to the adventure based on previous playtests. Let me know if you’re...

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Thick Skull Adventures turns 5 years old!

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Thick Skull Adventures turns 5 years old!

Happy Birthday, Thick Skull Adventures! The date totally passed me by, but June 30 was the birthday to this creative outlet of mine, Thick Skull Adventures. On June 30, 2011 is when I first released  The Haunting of Larvik Island for Dungeons and Dragons fourth edition. It would be another year or so before Dungeon Crawl Classics would be released and Attack of the Frawgs would hatch for that fabulous game system. I want to thank everyone for making these adventures so fun to work on, and being such a fabulous and supportive community. In the...

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I won’t be at GenCon, but my writing will be

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I won’t be at GenCon, but my writing will be

Hello Thick Skullers! So sadly another year goes by where I will not be able to attend one of the Big 3 RPG Cons (neither GaryCon, North Texas RPG, nor GenCon), but I’m pleased to see that there are some fabulous judges running some stuff I’ve published: They Served Brandolyn Red – DCC – Judge Jim Dovey, Thursday 9AM They Served Brandolyn Red – DCC – Judge Michael Crane, Friday 2PM Children of the Fallen Sun – MCC – Mutant Judge Michael Bolam, Friday 2pm But that’s just my stuff. As you likely know (especailly if you’re...

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