I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.

- William Blake

Monday, September 09, 2019

DARK FANTASY: two new books (Religion & Places) and a sale

I published two small (10 to 12 pages each) PDFs today.

Here they are: Dark Fantasy Religion and Dark Fantasy Places.

One is currently PWIW; you can get it for free for a limited time. The other is currently $0.99.

Any feedback (and re-sharing, etc.) is greatly appreciated.

 

These are collection of tables and short essays to inspire the creation of fantastic religions and places. The focus is on dark fantasy tropes: flawed heroes, terrible villains, corrupting magic, ominous ruins and damned wastelands.

They are mostly system-less, to be used with any game of your choice.

Here is one example of table you'll find in DFR. It answer the question "Where are your gods now?".

d20
State
1
Slain by its foes (demons or even mortals).
2
Abandoned humankind (or only the wicked) to its own fate for its sins.
3
Dead from old age, or turned to ash, stone, etc.
4
Imprisoned by dark forces in the depths of existence.
5
Evil or inimical to humankind. They hate our guts.
6
Non-existent, just wishful thinking form puny mortals.
7
Uninterested in this world, is building a better one.
8
Unknown, the whole concept is alien to this setting.
9
Walking the earth as mortals after falling from godhood. 
10
Terrorizing the world as gigantic monsters.
11
Gathering followers in order to regain power.
12
Forgotten to all but a select, half-crazy few.
13
False, just powerful immortals or normal humans behind the curtains.
14
Insane, playing dice games with the universe.
15
A projection of our hopes and fears made manifest.
16
Gaolers keeping us from seeing the truth and becoming gods ourselves.
17
Sleeping in the depths until the day of judgment comes.
18
Incomprehensible to mortals, cannot be please, placated or reasoned with.
19
 Unborn. One day they will come to save us… hopefully.
20
Disappeared mysteriously.


In addition, the Dark Fantasy Basic - Player's Guide in on sale, for $3.74.

Which means you can get the whole collection for less than 6 dollars:



Future plans: I want to publish a few "Dark Fantasy Settings" soon, in a similar way. Then I'll publish my big monster book... I'm aiming for a BIG book, print+PDF, for every system - specially DFB and 5e!

If all goes well, by the end of 2020 I'll publish a complete version of DFB - i.e., PHB + DMG + MM, with lots of new stuff.

If you like any of these ideas, let me know! We aim to please!

2 comments:

  1. I like your random table. You covered all the bases plus a few I hadn't considered.

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