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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:38 pm 
 

Now that we're sure, we can finally reveal more details. :)

Arriving next week at GaryCon: The FIRST FOUR releases from Eldritch Enterprises Ltd.:

"Dark Outpost" SF adventure by Jim Ward

and 3 Fantasy adventures:

"Snakeriders of the Aradondo" by Tim Kask
"Forest of Deceit" by Chris Clark
"Lich Dungeon (Level One)" by Frank Mentzer


Jim and I did larger ones (80 pages or so); Tim's & Chris's are about 40 pages each.
(Tim has been tied up with the convention gigs, and Chris is doing double duty running his own company, Inner City Games.)

Eldritch products will all be sneaking out via the Usual Outlets, both Paper & PDF, in April 2012.
Specific sales options (sites & costs) tba.

ps: Bracton, Blackmoor, and ScketreWhisp are in each of them!


btw, some folks have commented that we haven't done things in The Usual Way. Apparently we're supposed to vaporhype a product for months ahead of its release, take preorders to get as much money as possible as early as possible, and plug into the usual distribution networks.

But we do things our own way. The products will speak for themselves (though some promo is appropriate; if you never hear about it you don't buy it). We don't puff vapor, we don't need to build our careers or reputations (been there done that), and we're really just getting started. Next time you will see a bit more prepublicity, but we'll probably stick to our own stiff-necked oldguy opinions instead of doing things The Way Everybody Else Does.

Got more products abuilding, too.
Keep an eye out for more info about the First Four and More from Eldritch Ent.

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:48 pm 
 

Oh man, now not going to Gary Con IV is an even stupider decision on my part.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:01 pm 
 

Adventures, Adventures and Adventures (and Sci-Fi Adventures). Sweet!


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:20 pm 
 

What are these statted for?  OD&D, B/X, AD&D, other?


Areas of interest/knowledge: Harn, Pendragon, WFRP, Ars Magica, anything BRP based, CoC, Runequest

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:49 pm 
 

TheHistorian wrote:What are these statted for?  OD&D, B/X, AD&D, other?

I'm going to take a wild guess and say AD&D (except for Dark Outpost obviously).  Not that it matters to me one little bit.  I'm definitely in for a copy of each of them.  I assume there will be copies available at NTRPG (if I can even wait that long)?

Awesome news Frank!  :D


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:01 pm 
 

We generated a generic statblock. Seems to work for everything with minimal conversion.
Check it out and give us your opinions; it's not chiseled in stone.
But it IS used uniformly in all 4 products, F&SF both.

And being written in Generic Common, none of the products are OGL.

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:02 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:I assume there will be copies available at NTRPG (if I can even wait that long)?

We can ship some to Doogie & the BadBoy, sure.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:15 pm 
 

Having played Snakeriders with Tim and Lich Dungeon with Frank I am eagerly awaiting their published form....


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:41 pm 
 

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Kingofpain89 wrote:I assume there will be copies available at NTRPG (if I can even wait that long)?

We can ship some to Doogie & the BadBoy, sure.



Friggen AWESOME!


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:42 pm 
 

Excellent news, Frank!  :)  Glad to hear Eldritch Enterprises is releasing some sweet, adventure goodness.  If you do ship a few books to NTRPG, please, please, please make sure one copy of each is in shrink to keep Mike's double-bacon cheeseburger, greasy fingers away from the unblemished modules. ;)


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:04 am 
 

Wonder who would be the person to want those SWed copies?
And would the SW being greasy not qualify as a Non-Collectable grade issue for that certain person?


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:05 am 
 

Well I now know where part of the modest hoard I set aside for GaryCon will wind up next week. I am real excited about these. I kinda figured something would be ready then, but four is outstanding.

I think it will be interesting to see something done without the OGL too.

Way to go all of you.

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:18 am 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:Wonder who would be the person to want those SWed copies?
And would the SW being greasy not qualify as a Non-Collectable grade issue for that certain person?


I'm hopeful I can simply wipe them down with a bit of Orange Glo to get rid of the grease and pork smell, but you know Mike.... ;)  You should see my E.O. print he shipped in 2010. It looks like he used it for his lobster bib at Hard Eight BBQ on rib night.  8O


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:22 am 
 

no, that's just the new Cthulhuoid monster Erol created


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:15 am 
 

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Gnat the Beggar wrote:Wonder who would be the person to want those SWed copies?
And would the SW being greasy not qualify as a Non-Collectable grade issue for that certain person?


I'm hopeful I can simply wipe them down with a bit of Orange Glo to get rid of the grease and pork smell, but you know Mike.... ;)  You should see my E.O. print he shipped in 2010. It looks like he used it for his lobster bib at Hard Eight BBQ on rib night.  8O



Holy moly, I'm getting creamed here!

Can't wait to see what the Eldritch crew has dreamed up, and possibly drip some bacon grease on them!

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:07 am 
 

Frank, for the plebes like me who don't get out much to cons and such, will these be available through the Eldritch website?


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:29 am 
 

And is there any chance to get a copy of each if we live overseas?  :roll:


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:26 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:will these be available through the Eldritch website?


::groan:: Okay, yes, we have a website. It sucks like a hooker with a black hole. But we'll be on that soon.

Eventually yes, you'll be able to order there. After it's a real website.

lokiwookie wrote:is there any chance to get a copy of each if we live overseas?

How unAmerican. ;>

But seriously... yes, tho transatlantic shipping is costly. We have plans to get past that. Eventually more industry folks will realize that gaming is global. We plan to get beyond the usual America-vs-the-World syndrome pretty early in our game plan.

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:02 pm 
 

Very much looking forward to picking these up.

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:49 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:
::groan:: Okay, yes, we have a website. It sucks like a hooker with a black hole. But we'll be on that soon.



Yeah, I stumbled into that this morning, and, well, it does suck.  The website's not so bad though.


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