Saturday, 19 February 2011

Knowledge Illuminates by Tim Shorts, an RPG rules adventure.

......or just a nice guy with a passion for a bag of chips.

I will play nearly anything game or wargame related, board games, card games, wargaming, computer/games console, lobster racing etc.......but never got introduced to RPGs (role playing games) but as I say you're never too old to try anything (well almost anything).

I found Tim on his blog Gothridge Manor  http://gothridgemanor.blogspot.com/ through another blog Porky's Expanse! http://theporkster.blogspot.com/ (excellent blog and a complete brain feck) and through the posts and comments you found out he was producing this adventure using the rules of Swords and Wizardy and selling it on RPGNow.com  http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=87982%7B1%7D1 for $4.00, his wife is the editor and her blog is The Happy Whisk http://thehappywhisk.blogspot.com/ and is a lovely woman who bakes and has a wonder woman fixation (so do I now).

So I was given a copy of the the rule system from Tim with the idea of reviewing the rules in my hope of helping him but I would not do it if I thought something was off or wrong in my opinion. In my opinion they were excellent, they cover 15 pages,professionally put together, easy to read and the descriptions of areas like poison corridors or a goblin camp is great and descriptions of a new spell, creature etc....is the same and this is what I like and not just for this ruleset it's how people with some lines of text can conjure in your mind something that you can then see for yourself in your own mind and that is a talent, I would recommend them without conviction and I will probably source out more items like this but his blog is a good source itself.

What is wonderful to me about this is to see your name on something you sweated and poured over, is it about profit I don't think so (he gets the price of a bag of chips for everyone sold) but about his passion for the hobby. Good on him, get yourself a copy and get him a bag of chips because its only through supporting people or companies like Tim (as I have said before) that there is a gaming industry at all.

A free copy of the Swords and Wizardy rules can be found here  http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=62346&filters=0_0_0_0_0&affiliate_id=1446


On a side note my non profit blog is open to reviewing your product for free. LOL :D

21 comments:

  1. Hello man !!!

    Nice post!!

    I wait on my blog $upporting!!

    nice weekend BRO!!

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  2. it seem to be interesting, but wtf :D
    about this bag of chips ?

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  3. @ it's the profit he makes from each sale is enough for a bag of chips, chips are crisps in the USA.

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  4. Ah my gf is also a wonder woman fan from way back. You're right about supporting the smaller enterprises as well as the big ones, for that is where the freshness comes from.

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  5. I'm right with you on this too. If we want variety and and new ideas, we need to be supporting them, watering the new shoots and not the shareholders of the larger companies.

    Thanks for the mention too. That's a recommendation and no mistake!

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  6. Thanks for the free copy! Going to tell my friend about this so we can gather friends up on a free night :D

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  7. this post is missing some david bowie...

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  8. Thanks for this. I've been playing RPGs for a long time but never anything like this really.

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  9. Wow, thanks for the kind words Lurker. I'm glad you liked it. You may get a bag of 'crips' in the mail. :) Thanks again.

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  10. Always gotta appreciate the time people take outta their day to help others!

    And to answer your question from yesterday regarding the Ford Transit in North America, they refer to it as the Ford Transit Connect here. As for its popularity, it was actually named North American Truck of the Year last year. Oddly enough however, I don't see too many of them in British Columbia, but it's apparently very popular statistically speaking!

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  11. Thanks, Lurker. This was nice of you to do. Extra apple gum drops for you and another bag of crisps.

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  12. What they said...nice work lurker!

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  13. While what you've shared is quite awesome, I'm starving out of my mind and can only think about that bag of chips.

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  14. Good job man, we're proud of you :)

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  15. Gotta check his site out... Could be the next Minecraft !

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  16. Wow looks like a good time.
    Following & Supporting
    -Easy

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  17. I'll have to send you some beer to review for me :)

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