Monday, July 6, 2009

Awesome Cover

I realize this is probably old news by now to most of my readers, but I'm a firm believer in promoting good work regardless of how often it's already been touted by others. So, with that in mind, I present you with the cover (by Steve Zieser) of Goblinoid Games' upcoming supplement to Labyrinth Lord, Advanced Edition Characters.


Like its predecessor, Original Edition Characters, which I loved, Advanced Edition Characters will modify Labyrinth Lord to emulate a different style of rules and play, in this case AD&D. If the cover is any indication, this is going to be a terrific book. I'm really looking forward to seeing it.

13 comments:

  1. One thing I have noticed through GMing both a Castles and Crusades and Labyrinth Lord game is that I've found myself yearning for something like D&D .75 edition (for lack of a better term).

    So I have great expectations that this product might hit that sweet spot I'm looking for--the simple, well-organized rules we all love about the Basic-inspired games with a little more crunch bolted on top.

    Plus it does indeed have an awesome cover as you point out.

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  2. Thanks for the press, James! I tend not to put anything I'm doing for pay on my blog until after it's in print, and nearly everything I'm doing right now I have to keep a lid on. Thanks again!

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  3. Wow. Great cover, Steve. The old school rennaisance is certainly producing some awesome art! We need an Old School Rennaisance Calendar...like the Tolkien calendars of yesteryear!

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  4. That is a pretty friggen awesome cover!

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  5. Amazing! :D I can just here the PCs' conversation now:

    Bill: Hey, Fred. I'm getting that feeling of being watched aga-"

    Fred: "Shhh! [Listens.] You smell something?"

    :P

    (BTW: Captcha word is "cochslyw." I think I have to create monster with that name.)

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  6. Thanks for the mention, James. Yes, Steve is a great artist and I have him hard at work on a whole lot of stuff! (In fact, Steve, what are you doing here reading this blog...I thought I had you shackled to your desk...??) heh heh. The playtest on this is going pretty well. I still don't have a definite release date but I'm hoping for late summer/early fall.

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  7. Steve, that is hands down the best "old school" style cover I have seen in ages...possibly decades.

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  8. The cover is awesome and I'm eagerly awaiting this release.

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  9. Looking good!

    I would like to have options for LL Druids and Paladins (and maybe Assassins & Barbarians) that were in line with the power level of the LL core classes. Does this product do that, or does it boost all the classes to AD&D level?

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  10. S'mon, it's consistent with LL power levels, so it keeps the same HD bases. Fighters stay at d8 for instance.

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  11. One other comment....the goal was to keep AEC completely interchangeable with the core rules. So you can still have a character who is running an "elf" right along side someone else who has a half-orc assassin, or an elven thief.

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  12. Beautiful! It's difficult to resist buying it.

    Now, I really want a "Labyrinth Lord - Encyclopedia Edition". I know it's way out of the scope of old school proper, it's probably not going to happen but it would delightful!

    A volume including the LL core rules, plus silly proto-prestige classes starting at 9th level, mass combat, sieges, domains, paths to immortality, weapon mastery, and ... ahem... secondary skills.

    Just a dream...

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