Saving Throw fundraiser fanzine to help James D. Kramer
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:52 pm 
 

The pdf version is here:
Saving Throw fundraiser fanzine for James D. Kramer - Saving Throw Fanzine | DriveThruRPG.com

Saving Throw — a fundraiser fanzine to help James D. Kramer

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You may know Jim Kramer from his Usherwood Publishing modules & supplements, or his work helping produce works like OSRIC and Knockspell. You probably didn't know Jim had multiple brain surgeries to remove tumors, and the battle has gotten much harder. To help Jim and his family during this difficult time, a group of his friends, collaborators, and first edition enthusiasts banded together to make this fundraiser fanzine, where all royalties go directly to Jim and his family.

This 60+ page issue of Saving Throw contains:
Introduction by Ron Redmond
Island Tables - random generation and inspiration tool by Steve Smith aka "EOTB"
Sorcerer's Stone - dungeon level by Keith Sloan
Trolls of the Simpolo Swamps - leech-mated trollish variations by Joseph Browning
Perladon Manor - adventure module by Gabor Lux
By The Runes - fiction by Dan Rasaiah
Magic Item Intrinsic Material Values - variant magic item value rules by Guy Fullerton
Goblin Garbug Cavalry - new monster by Andrew Hamilton
The Tiled Labyrinth - mini-dungeon by Guy Fullerton
Lotus Blossoms - magical and special properties of these exotic flora by Keith Sloan
Burly the Baker - ready-to-use NPC and cantrips by Gary Francisco
Darkworld Troll - new monster by Bryan Fazekas
Offig's Tomb - treasure map by Steve Smith aka "EOTB"
Lizard Man Lair - outdoor module and new monsters by Steve Smith aka "EOTB"
Mephitic Geysers of the Intaglio Rift - treasure map by Allan T. Grohe, Jr. ("grodog")
The Mere Beneath - dungeon level by Guy Fullerton, Allan T. Grohe, Jr. ("grodog"), and Henry A. Grohe
Sarendra's Crew & Kelurrin's Crew - ready-to-use NPC parties by Allan T. Grohe, Jr. ("grodog")
Rescue from the Sanctuary of the Leopard Goddess - dungeon module by Matthew Riedel
Featuring illustrations by Jimm Johnson, James D. Kramer, Wind Lothamer, Gabor Lux, Denis McCarthy, Peter Szmer (soon), Del Teigeler, and Alex Zisch.

For the lucky price of $13, you get two treasure maps, three referee tools, five new spells, six modules, at least nine new monsters, twelve ready-to-use NPCs, and more. Plus the knowledge that your purchase helps a family during a difficult time.

Thank you!

Note: We plan to make a print version available soon. When it becomes available, will send drivethru coupon codes to everyone who purchased the pdf so they can get a print version at a discount.

Note #2: We are still in the process of gathering artwork for some of the articles, so don't be surprised by any of the blank spots. We will notify everybody when we update the pdf with new art, and you can download the latest version from your library.


Guy Fullerton
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:25 pm 
 

An update from Guy via the Knights & Knaves Alehouse on the print version of the book:

On other status updates: I submitted a cover & (non-final) interior to drivethru for a hardcover version. It takes a couple days for their validation process to determine whether there are any glitches. I will order a proof of the hardcover as soon as they give me the green light. I've never done a hardcover cover pdf before, so I don't know whether to expect multiple iterations.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:26 am 
 

Some news and updates on _Saving Throw_:

1.  Thank you for your generous support of this project!---Saving Throw has been as high as #3 on the DriveThruRPG.com best sellers list this week, outpacing both Eclipe Phase 2nd Edition and Legend of the Five Rings!  That wouldn't have been possible without your support!
2.  Please continue to spread the word---Saving Throw isn't even a week old yet, so many old-school gamers won't be aware of it:  mention it in your gaming groups, your local game stores, and in your social media channels!  Your primary link should be back to the DriveThru project page at Saving Throw fundraiser fanzine for James D. Kramer - Saving Throw Fanzine | DriveThruRPG.com
3.  Bryce "tenfootpole.org" Lynch's very positive review is at https://tenfootpole.org/ironspike/?p=6236 and user Guggy Z on DriveThru commented as a verified purchaser that "What a great zine! Just skimming I think the hours of solid play to page count ratio looks immense, and I appreciate the chance to support a good cause. This stuff is going right to my table ASAP!"

More news and updates on my blog (including about the forthcoming print edition) @ From Kuroth's Quill - grodog's AD&D blog: Saving Throw OSRIC fundraiser zine News and Updates - #3 on DriveThruRPG Best Sellers!

Thank you again, and please continue to share the project to amplify its visibility---the more gamers who are aware of it, the more support it will bring to Jim and his family!  

Allan.


Allan Grohe ([email protected])
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Editor and Project Manager, Black Blade Publishing
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