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Grinning Skull’s End of 2017 Release Round-Up!!

18 Dec

Hello, peeps! Sorry, I haven’t been around to keep you in the loop, a combination of stress, time limitations, and festive prep has conspired against me, but never the less, I’m here now, with a comprehensive round-up of our releases up to date.

Id just like to wish all of you reading this, a very happy Festivemas and happy new year!!

I just want to note that all these fine PDF RPG supplement titles are available through RPGnow and DriveThruRPG (check out the appropriate publisher pages) and all links given here will direct you to our DriveThruRPG page. anyway, are you ready? Then, let’s begin!!

Harphogayth for 5th Edition

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/225967/Harphogayth?src=hottest_filtered&coverSizeTestPhase2=true&word-variants=true)

Glossolalia Gibberish Generator

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226157/Grims-D100-Specials-D100-Glosslalia-Gibberish-Generator-for-all-RPGs?src=hottest_filtered&coverSizeTestPhase2=true&word-variants=true)

Dark Tongue language Generator

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226260/Grims-D100-Specials-D100-Dark-Tongue-Language-Generator-for-all-fantasy-RPGs?src=hottest_filtered&coverSizeTestPhase2=true&word-variants=true)

100 Magical Things to wear

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226351/100-Magical-things-to-wear-for-any-fantasy-RPG-campaign?src=hottest_filtered&coverSizeTestPhase2=true&word-variants=true)

100 Water Side-Quests

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226657/100-Water-Side-Quests-for-any-fantasy-RPG-campaign?src=hottest_filtered&coverSizeTestPhase2=true&word-variants=true)

100 Curious Gems

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226675/100-Curious-Gemstones-for-any-fantasy-RPG-campaign?src=hottest_filtered&coverSizeTestPhase2=true&word-variants=true)

British Castles Floorplans Poster map collection vol 1.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226762/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-Reference-Series-British-Castles-Floorplan-Poster-Map-Collection-1?cPath=24344_28857)

British Castles Floorplans Poster map collection vol 2.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226776/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-Reference-Series-British-Castles-Floorplan-Poster-Map-Collection-2?cPath=24344_28857)

British Castles Floorplans Poster map collection vol 3.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226991/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-Reference-Series-British-Castles-Floorplan-Poster-Map-Collection-3?cPath=24344_28857)

British Castles Floorplans Poster map collection vol 4.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/227166/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-Reference-Series-British-Castles-Floorplan-Poster-Map-Collection-4?cPath=24344_28857)

Castles bundle!

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/227171/Castles-Bundle-British-Castles-Floorplans-Bundle-1-BUNDLE?cPath=24344_28857)

London Landmarks floorplans Poster map collection.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/227214/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-Reference-Series-London-Landmarks-Floorplans-Postermap-Collection?cPath=24344_28857)

Rule Britannia Bundle.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/227221/RULE-BRITANNIA-British-UK-Reference-Bundle-Deal-BUNDLE?cPath=24344_28857)

Meta magic for 5th edition.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/227939/Metamagic-Tricks-for-5th-Edition-Fantasy?src=hottest_filtered&coverSizeTestPhase2=true&word-variants=true)

European Castles Floorplans poster map collection vol 1.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/227963/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-Reference-Series-European-Castles-Floorplan-Poster-Map-Collection-1?cPath=24344_28857)

1916 Modern Houseplans collection vol 1.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228020/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-reference-series-1916-Modern-House-Plans-Layout-Collection-1?cPath=24344_28857)

1916 Modern Hosueplans collection vol 2.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228130/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-reference-series-1916-Modern-House-Plans-Layout-Collection-2?cPath=24344_28857)

1908 Modern Houseplans collection vol 1.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228142/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-reference-series-1908-Modern-House-Plans-Layout-Collection-1?cPath=24344_28857)

1910 Modern Houseplans collection vol 1.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228203/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-reference-series-1910-Modern-House-Plans-Layout-Collection-1?cPath=24344_28857)

1910 Modern Houseplans collection vol 2.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228213/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-reference-series-1910-Modern-House-Plans-Layout-Collection-2?cPath=24344_28857)

Modern Houseplans layout bundle 1.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228222/Modern-House-Layout-Plans-Bundle-One–BUNDLE?cPath=24344_28857)

1912 Modern Houseplans collection vol 1.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228276/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-reference-series-1912-Modern-House-Plans-Layout-Collection-1?cPath=24344_28857)

Killer Toys Bundle.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228284/Killer-Toys-Bundle-Deal-BUNDLE?cPath=24344_27981)

1915 Modern Houseplans collection vol 1.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228372/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-reference-series-1915-Modern-House-Plans-Layout-Collection-1?cPath=24344_28857)

Horror Mega Bundle.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228375/Grinning-Skulls-Horror-Megabundle-BUNDLE?cPath=24344_27981)

1916 Modern Houseplans collection vol 3.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228397/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-reference-series-1916-Modern-House-Plans-Layout-Collection-3?cPath=24344_28857)

High Seas bundle.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228475/Grinning-Skulls-High-Seas-Bundle-BUNDLE?cPath=24344_27981)

Riddles, Clues and Answers Bundle.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228476/Grinning-Skulls-Riddles-Clues–Answers-Bundle-BUNDLE?cPath=24344_27981)

Mega magic Bundle.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228478/Grinning-Skulls-Mega-Magic-Bundle-BUNDLE?cPath=24344_27981)

1916 modern Houseplans collection vol 4.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228586/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-reference-series-1916-Modern-House-Plans-Layout-Collection-4?cPath=24344_28857)

Modern house plans Bundle 2.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228657/Modern-House-Layout-Plans-Bundle-Two-BUNDLE?cPath=24344_28857)

Modern house plans Bundle 3.

(http://www.rpgnow.com/product/228659/Modern-House-Layout-Plans-Bundle-Three-BUNDLE)

100 Santa’s Little Helpers (Pointless Classics #5)

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228770/100-Santas-Little-Helpers-for-all-RPGs?src=hottest_filtered&coverSizeTestPhase2=true&word-variants=true)

2017 Historical Reference releases Mega-Bundle. (All Historical Reference titles released in 2017!)

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/229055/2017-Historical-Reference-Releases-MegaBundle-BUNDLE?cPath=24344_27981)

Grim’s Stock Art: Bundle one.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/229202/Grims-Stock-Art-Bundle-One-BUNDLE?cPath=24344_27981)

For more titles in our ranges check out our publisher pages here!!

  

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New Release: Harphogayth Campaign tool for 5th Edition Fantasy.

7 Nov

I’m back with yet more Grinning Skull Studios publications news for November!

Kicking off this month’s first release is the Harphogayth campaign tool, our very first real foray into material published for 5th Edition Fantasy. Written by Davide Quatrini, this supplement is a heavily inspired Manga/Anime style take on magical possessed power suits.

The Harphogayth supplement is a Science-Fantasy campaign tool which details using the ancient and alien artifacts known as “Harphogayths” in their campaigns.
These arcane power suits hold hidden powers and lore from an ancient lost civilisation and allow you to run campaigns and adventures in a sci-fantasy setting, heavily inspired by Manga/Anime styled fiction.
Detailed are five different and powerful Harphogayth armor suits for both your Players and NPCs.

You can check out this great new PDF here at: RPGnow: http://www.rpgnow.com/product/225967/Harphogayth and DrivethruRPG: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/225967/Harphogayth

For more titles in our ranges check out our publisher pages here!!

  

Grinning Skull Studios October Release Round-Up

4 Nov

Well, as the saying goes, better late than never, indeed we are a few days late in posting the mammoth load of Grinning Skull studios publications that were released last month. I actually think that it’s a new record here, which also leaves us only 31 releases left before we hit 200 Grinning Skull publications in total! Quite a milestone, which I’m pretty confident will easily get smashed to take us over this before 2018 is upon us!

I’m hoping that by the end of 2018, we can get to 400, which would be very cool a target indeed and something I’ll be seriously trying to get to! anyway, enough about the future, let’s talk about the past, hop in my metaphoric time capsule with me and let’s explore October…

First up are two titles for use with those of you who play any sort of Apocalyptic RPG. Aimed at the zombie genre of play, but easily put to use for nuclear aftermath type games, or any other end of the world themed game. Check them out here:

(DriveThruRPG)

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/223014/100-Useful-Scavenged-Items-from-a-Zombie-Apocalypse?src=hottest_filtered&coverSizeTestPhase2=true

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/223015/100-Useless-Scavenged-Items-from-a-Zombie-Apocalypse?src=also_purchased&coverSizeTestPhase2=true

(RPGnow)

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/223014/100-Useful-Scavenged-Items-from-a-Zombie-Apocalypse?src=hottest_filtered&coverSizeTestPhase2=true 

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/223015/100-Useless-Scavenged-Items-from-a-Zombie-Apocalypse?src=newest&coverSizeTestPhase2=true

Now one for those fans of Steampunk, and introducing a brand new author who I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of in the coming months, Aaron Canton, brings us 100 Airship side quests. You can check it out here:

(DriveThruRPG) http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/223759/100-Airship-Side-Quests-for-any-Steampunk-RPG-Campaign?src=hottest_filtered&coverSizeTestPhase2=true

(RPGnow) http://www.rpgnow.com/product/223759/100-Airship-Side-Quests-for-any-Steampunk-RPG-Campaign?manufacturers_id=8807

October’s Pointless classic title is 100 B-Movies, ideal to fill in background fluff in modern settings, It’s a Pay What You Want Title (as are all Pointless Classics) so technically free to download, although the more generous of you out there can donate a bit (if you want, you don’t have to!) as a special way of thanking us for our kindness at making these available this way!

(DriveThruRPG) http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/223736/100-BMovies-playing-at-the-Movie-Theatre-for-all-Modern-RPGs?src=newest&coverSizeTestPhase2=true

(RPGnow) http://www.rpgnow.com/product/223736/100-BMovies-playing-at-the-Movie-Theatre-for-all-Modern-RPGs?src=newest&coverSizeTestPhase2=true

Number three in our very popular Riddles series focuses on riddles with a modern theme, ideal for all sorts of contemporary games and RPGs, why not even as a fun way to test your mates for the odd hour, 100 riddles 3, complete with answers are available here:

(DriveThuRPG) http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/223170/100-Riddles-Volume-3-for-all-Modern-RPGs?src=newest&coverSizeTestPhase2=true

(RPGnow) http://www.rpgnow.com/product/223170/100-Riddles-Volume-3-for-all-Modern-RPGs?src=newest&coverSizeTestPhase2=true

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference title series is a new line, collated to help bring some authentic atmosphere to many different RPG & LARP games. From alternate history, Cthulhu, Steampunk, modern horror and more. These titles have proved to be well received and with much more in the works, we are sure there are a few that you’ll get some use from. All material is taken from the historical record and Public Domain.

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Antique Maps of Great Britain, Poster Map Collection.

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Antique Poster Maps of Europe Poster Map Collection Vol 1.

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Antique Poster Maps of London Poster Map Collection.

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Antique World Maps- Poster Map Collection Vol 1.

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Victorian Newspaper Collection Vol 1.

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Vintage Airship Plans Poster Collection.

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Vintage Astronomy Poster Collection Vol 1.

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Vintage Botanical Poster Collection Vol 1.

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Vintage Circus Plans Posters Collection: Clowns

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Vintage Circus Posters Collection: Clowns

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Vintage Medical Anatomy Poster Collection Vol 1.

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Vintage Scientific Poster Collection Vol 1.

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Vintage Zoological Poster Collection Vol 1.

3 Collected Bundles of the first title releases are also available at a discount where these titles are sold!!

The series so far can be seen over on our Drive Thru RPG and RPG now Publisher store pages:

(DriveThruRPG): http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/8807/Grinning-Skull-Studios/subcategory/24344_28857/Historical-reference

(RPGnow) http://www.rpgnow.com/browse/pub/8807/Grinning-Skull-Studios/subcategory/24344_28857/Historical-reference

Finally we are happy to report we now have a publisher page on Drivethru Comics, here we intend to publish classic comic cover collections and reprints from the Public Domain. The first are The Skeletal Spectres Vol 1 collections, 5 3×3 A4 print at home posters in one PDF, plus each of these covers is also available in 5×5 A4 sized versions, and the massive 8×8 A4 posters! Make sure you have some ink in  your printer as the big ones are going to take some printing (If you prefer, just use black ink for a B&W cheaper version, or better still, use someone else’s printer!!)

All these are available at the new DriveThruComics Publisher page: http://www.drivethrucomics.com/browse/pub/8807

Also, I almost forgot to mention this 13 title collection of Dungeon themed titles (I missed it off last month I believe) which can be purchased at both DriveThruRPG: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/222655/Grims-Fantastic-Dungeon-Collection-Bundle-BUNDLE?src=newest&coverSizeTestPhase2=true

and at RPGnow: http://www.rpgnow.com/product/222655/Grims-Fantastic-Dungeon-Collection-Bundle-BUNDLE?src=newest&coverSizeTestPhase2=true

Also, check us regularly for new titles and news!

Grinning Skull Studios August New Releases!

18 Aug

Well, it’s that time again, here I am to let you know of the latest 5 releases from us here, please have a look yourselves, or share the links to help this small press hobby publisher out!! For you fantasy RPGers out there, we have 100 Desert Encounters

Will the new “IT” Movie, see a new wave of Creepy Clown sightings?

13 Jun

A subject not talked about on here for ages is that of the Clown sightings of the past few years. The worldwide craze started by the Northampton Clown, caused much fear and loathing in the community in the UK and US and started a viral sensation that now is but a distant memory.

September sees the release of the new version of Stephen King’s seminal horror, “IT” which I’m sure that we are all familiar with. The movie looks like something most fans of the horror genre will be looking forward to, but maybe not if you’re caulrophobia (Phobic of clowns) but the whole thing has got me thinking that while the whole craze is old hat now, we might be seeing a resurgence of such antics again once the movie has been released.

If you haven’t seen the trailer for the new film yet, where have you been? No longer will we see the great Tim Curry don the guise of the infamous “Pennywise the dancing clown”, but now Bill Skarsgard will play the evil alien entity who disguises itself as a variety of head fucks to feast on the young residents of the town of Derry.

For those of you who haven’t seen the trailer, here it is before we carry on with the discourse.

Looks ok, but the proof of the pudding will be seeing the movie in its entirety. It does look as if the movie will deal with the first part of the story (when they were kids) with a sequel in the works probably to carry on the second part of the story (when they are adults) and have to face “IT” once more to stop its reign of terror.

This aside, I’m pretty sure we are going to get the onslaught of clown sightings as a response to the movie’s release. There will always be some joker (get it?!) ready to put on the clown suit and mask and start scaring people for a variety of reasons, be it for publicity, for viral hits or simply to spite those who live in fear of clowns. This is a big issue, seriously bigger than you’d realise, some people really do have a proper fear of all things clown. the last time I blogged about them, at one point I received 160,000 hits in a day just on one post about the subject and over 100 private messages and emails! A real boost for my humble site stats for sure, but a real eye-opener in terms of how much this subject affects people’s lives and psyches.

I recently took my kids to the circus, myself hoping that the clown/s there would be creepy enough to entertain me (well, I’m not scared of clowns if you’re wondering) but what I ended up finding is that “real career clowns” if I can call them that, are somewhat watered down compared to the traditional idea, which for me at least was a bit disappointing!

What I will do here, is monitor the subject in the media over the course of the movie release, and what I find, I will blog about. One thing is assured this time, is that if my own area sees the return of the Doncaster Clown (or other pretenders to the title) I will try my best to get an interview with the guy, in fact, if there are any other regional clowns, I’ll also try to start up a conversation with them, just to see what motivates these folks to do what they do!

Who knows, I might end up making some clown related PDFs, minis or similar type stuff to cash in on the craze (well, if it happens) and the very least should help me shift some books!

Whatever happens, mark my words. The clowns will return, and I’ll be here to keep you up to date with the associated craziness that comes along with it! Let me know your thoughts and comments on the subject!

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