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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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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!

Last of this month’s Grinning Skull Studios Titles!

30 Aug

Hello again everyone, just a quick message to let you know about the last two of this month’s releases, starting with 100 Things Killer Toys do, when your back is turned for all fantasy RPGs. This is the first in a series of Killer toy themed titles coming up from us, so if creepy murder dolls and sinister puppets are your thing, then this is for you!

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/220090/100-Things-Killer-Toys-do-when-your-back-is-turned-for-all-fantasy-RPGs

Next up, is the first of our Pointless Classics range of Pay What You Want titles. If you want this title, it’s basically free, or if you’re feeling generous, we welcome any contributions and extend our eternal gratitude! Warning: this title contains mature themes and isn’t suitable for kids.

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/219469/100-Stupid-Silly-or-Offensive-Names-for-any-RPG

I’ll be back later with more!

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Tikki Trolls Tribe Miniatures Mortal Arrow Kickstarter

15 Jun

I just have to point you to these unique troll miniatures from Mortal Marrow Miniatures. Given a Tiki theme to differate them from the normal trollish miniature offerings that are out there, a full tribe, if not a full war horde of these can be put together with all the individual options available here.

I am an avid troll mini collector (and I’ve covered other articles with a troll theme before like Big Bastards, and my two headed Troll sculpt and so on, if you’re interested!) and if I had spare funds going, I certainly would be backing this one. They are extremely old school, while still being different enough to be unique to stand on their own. What I like about the indie mini industry is that even so we see the same tropes used, again and again, the interpretation of the themes are sometimes totally different and ends up for making some really special models.

This monstrous pedipalp here from the project is a great figure, and shows the free thinking of Mortal Arrow with their regard to creating. I’d also suggest that you check out Mortal Arrow’s website too (http://www.mortalarrow.com/) and see some their other stuff and background fluff to go with their ranges, which is a jolly good read!

Go and find out more from either the link below to visit the KS project page, or like I said above, check their website and see what you think! There’s plenty of time to decide if you want to become a backer, but make no mistake, the project is funded so they’ll be going into production for those wanting their own Tiki Trolls! Well done guys!

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Dimensions Pen and Paper RPG by Juliet Fehrenbacher on Kickstarter

12 Jun

This is the first Kickstarter that I wanted to highlight for some points later on (in a future post on here) but, I’ll address those later and get talking about this project in it’s own right.

Tabletop RPGs and their ilk seem to be doing a roaring trade on stuff like KS these days, showing the rest of the industry that even the little guy can make a big impression in the gaming world, so coming across this RPG over there, I thought it could do with some love and attention in the sea of other games.

The premise is that of a multi-genre based system, that would suit loads of different types of play, which is all well and good, but I have to take some issues with the project.

There’s not enough emphasis on the setting. Ok, the project talks about the system, but not enough to set it apart from the competition (which these days, there is a lot) The Heroes of Terrestia could be a good USP, but is only mentioned in passing. The inclusion of more detail could help sell the game.

Also, even with all the details of the system, there are no examples of how it works, no sample primer of gameplay or anything that helps to give a flavour for it. Even so the art is lovely, it wouldn’t justify my backing it just off that.

My advice (for all it’s worth) would be that a PDF release on Drivethru RPG or RPGnow would help build a following first before a print version. Just my ten penneth worth.

Still, it could be a diamond in the rough, but without the supplemental detail, we’d never know.

If that’s piqued your interest, check it out over on Kickstarter by clicking the linky below, and I wish them good luck from one game publisher to another!

 

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