Special Discounted Catalyst/MSPE Bundle of Holding to help Rick Loomis’ cancer bills

Bundle of Holding has just put forth a new Catalyst/MSPE rpg Bundle for a good cause. They’ve just released a Catalyst Bundle, featuring the Catalyst line and other tabletop fantasy roleplaying game Mercenaries, Spies & Private Eyes .PDF ebooks from Flying BuffaloRick Loomis, founder of Flying Buffalo, publisher of Tunnels & Trolls, and designer of the first-ever solitaire adventure (Buffalo Castle), is facing overwhelming medical bills from his treatment for lymphatic cancer. Rick’s family has started a GoFundMe campaign, and Bundle of Holding is also helping with this great collection of Buffalo’s Catalyst supplements that work with any fantasy RPG. Notably, the CityBook series presents dozens of individual shops, establishments, and characters you can add to any urban fantasy adventure.

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This revived collection brings you all seven CityBooks, four Grimtooth’s Traps collections of devious dungeon obstacles, and the RPG Mercenaries, Spies, & Private Eyes (which was designed by bestselling author Michael Stackpole. For this resurrection they’ve also added a recent Catalyst title, the City of the Gods Map Pack, and the solo adventure Mugshots  – The Case of the Pacific Clipper. (Case of the Pacific Clipper was written by none other than Dave Arneson, co-designer of Dungeons & Dragons!)

For just US $7.95 you get all six titles in the Starter Collection (retail value $30) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the first three CityBooks (I: Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker, II: Port o’ Call, and III: Deadly Nightside), plus the first two Grimtooth’s books and Treasure Vault.

And if you pay more than the threshold price of $20.11, you’ll level up and also get their entire Bonus Collection with ten more Flying Buffalo titles worth an additional $49:
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  • CityBooks IV-VII: Four more sets of people and places you can easily drop into any city adventure — IV: On the Road, V: Sideshow, VI: Up Town, and VII: King’s River Bridge.
  • Grimtooth’s Traps 3-4: Titled Fore and Ate (don’t ask why), these two books give you hundreds more traps to waylay dungeon delvers.
  • NEW IN THIS REVIVAL! City of the Gods Map Pack: The wondrous place built by all the pantheons of Earth after they left this world behind.
  • Mercenaries Spies & Private EyesMichael Stackpole‘s classic action/espionage RPG inspired by Tunnels & Trolls.Includes the Adventure of the Jade Jaguar solo adventure.
  • NEW! Mugshots No. 1 – The Case of the Pacific Clipper: A high-flying pulp-era solo adventure for MSPE written by Dungeons & Dragons co-designer Dave Arneson.

Learn more about their offers at their official blog, Beyond the Bundle.


Plus you help gaming industry founder Rick Loomis with his huge medical and related bills 

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Ordinarily Bundle of Holding donates 10% of the revenue from a Bundle of Holding offer to a charity. For this Catalyst Bundle revival, there are adding the charity portion to the publisher share, to help Rick Loomis and Flying Buffalo through a tough time, due to Rick’s Medical bills for cancer treatment and mounting debt caused by his inability to work for many months.

If you are a fan of Flying Bufflao’s Catalyst series and wanted to try out MSPE, there is no better time than now to take advantage of this offer and help out a true Legend of Gaming. www.bundleofholding.com/presents/Catalyst2019


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Mercenaries, Spies & Private Eyes, A T&T comic & more!

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A lot has gone on since the last time we posted here, so its high time for an update. Let’s start with the latest news and then we’ll move on to news on projects we have previously discussed on this blog…

 NEW – The Combined Edition of Mercenaries, Spies & Private Eyes – Some of you may be unfamiliar with this classic RPG. Written by best-selling author Michael Stackpole back in 1983 when he was an employee of Flying Buffalo. This game is based on the T&T system, and allows players to adventure on Earth from the 1800’s to the 1990’s (and beyond).  It was meant to let you play in Sherlock Homes Victorian era, Indiana Jones Pulp adventures and James Bond cold war Spy missions.

Several Adventures (both for gm and solo play) were published for MSPE as it came to be known. There were two printings of the rulebook, the first edition, by Flying Buffalo and the second edition by Sleuth Publications in 1986. The books were very much the same, but there were differences. The Buffalo edition had a gorgeous color cover and painting,  there was a section in the book for how to play T&T using MSPE and there was some different art and a full page character sheet. The Sleuth edition had a plain black & white cover, was missing the T&T section and had optional rules for aging, 13 pre-rolled characters (with art by Liz Danforth) a special folding character sheet, some new art and some corrections to the rules,

We now have a Kickstarter for the printing of a combined edition of MSPE that will include the corrected rules and all the different material from both editions of MSPE collected into one book.  We are also going to add new material, some of it by Mike Stackpole.

If you are a Tunnels & Trolls player you should get this book to see how T&T evolved to allow for guns, grenades, cars, planes and tech skills. And you can easily adapt the MSPE rules for use with your T&T characters and campaigns. Trolls with grenade launchers? Elves with machine guns? Why not!

Here is the link that will take you directly to the MSPE Kickstarter.

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A Tunnels & Trolls Comic is in the works!
Meanwhile Hirukoa Publishing House in Spain is publishing a Spanish version of T&T and to go with that they are going to publish an ENGLISH language T&T full color comic that will include the T&T mini-rules and a solo adventure in each issue.  They are planning six issues to start.

The comic will follow the fantasy adventures of a group of T&T characters as they travel across Trollworld.  Flying Buffalo will be selling this publication once it comes out and it may be available at other outlets as well, including in Europe. We’ll provide more details as this project develops.


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Vaults of K’Horror – This 88 page gm adventure and solo came back from the printers and were shipped to all the Kickstarter backers all over the world.  Everyone seemed to love the book and many a player character has been lost in the ruined city of K’Horror.  But at least they had fun getting there!

Elven Lords –  Liz Danforth has completed all the black & white artwork and Steve Crompton has completed the layout.  What remains is completing the coloring of the black and white art (by Steve) and the completion of the paintings for the book that Liz is working on.  Progress continues and we will have another update on this great project in the near future.

OK that’s the latest new from Trollworld – and that’s a lot of developments going on!
Please be sure to check out the MSPE Kickstarter and let us know your thoughts below.

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Vaults of K’Horror now shipping to the Kickstarter backers!

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Steve Crompton here – We are overdue for an update and so here it is. Great news about Vaults of K’Horror – the book has been printed, we have it back, and it is now being shipped to the backers. That means if you ordered one, it may have already been mailed to you and is on its way.

We also have the printed copies of Uncle Ugly’s Underground and we got the signed bookplates back from the UK.  Those were signed by author Andy Holmes, artist Simon Tranter and Ken St Andre and Steve Crompton.

To help things out a bit, I volunteered to spend a few hours to help get some more of Vaults shipped out, so I went over the Flying Buffalo on a day that the regular shipper Bill was not there. Rick Loomis had printed out 57 shipping orders for Vaults. I put them together and sealed them up. However I decided it might be fun to add a little extra to the packages I did.  So some of you may get an extra little goodie in your package. (It is NOT one of my comics)  If you do get the goodie – then you’ll know if was one I put together.

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Here I am at Buffalo putting together the packages. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it…

Then we loaded them in Rick’s car with a another big batch of Vaults that Bill had put together the previous day. There were well over 100 packages to be shipped. Rick and Bill had already shipped out another batch a couple of days prior. So it won’t be too long until all the books will be hitting the streets. (Shipping within the US is being done first)

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In the meantime if you weren’t part of the Kickstarter you CAN buy the PDF of Vaults right now at Drive thru RPG.  (The link will take you directly to the page were you can download the Vaults of K’Horror.) In the near future the printed edition of the book will be available at Flying buffalo.com and on Amazon.

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Now back to work on Elven Lords… lots of digital coloring to do for me and no doubt more art coming in from Liz.  Let us know if you got your Vaults of K’Horror yet!


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The T&T Bundles of Holding – Get yours!

The fine folks at BundleofHolding.com came to the Fellowship and wanted to be able offer a bundle or two of T&T PDF adventures, rules and solos through their very popular site.  Since they even donate 10% to the Roleplaying Game Creators Relief Fund, how could we say no?  So we all said “YES!” So right now you can go to their T&T Bundles Page and get a big bundle of T&T pdfs for as little as $7.95.  There are two bundles: One contains 12 solo adventures and the other has the Rules and GM adventures.

The SOLITAIRE COLLECTION: For just US $7.95 you get twelve solo adventures with a retail value $47 as DRM-free. PDF ebooks:

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Items include: A fun 64-page manga-style set of Tunnels & Trolls quickstart rules, produced by T&T Adventures Japan (where T&T is big) and presented here in English translation. A perfect intro to the game, this booklet gives all the rules you need to play the solos in this collection, plus a solitaire and two gamemastered scenarios.
Four starting T&T solos: Battle School, Sea of Mystery, Sorcerer Solitaire, and the first solo RPG adventure ever published for any game, Buffalo Castle.
Three mid-level T&T solos: Agent of Death, Naked Doom, and Sewers of Oblivion.
Three killer T&T solos: Arena of Khazan, Deathtrap Equalizer Dungeon, and Michael A. Stackpole’s City of Terrors plus Goblin Lake

The GAMEMASTERS COLLECTION: And if you pay more than the threshold price of $18.62,they will also add the entire Gamemaster Collection with eight more titles worth an additional $45:

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The Gamemaster Collection includes:

  • The latest and greatest version of the rules, the complete 386-page Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls core rulebook (2015), plus the Deluxe GM Screen.
  • Monsters! Monsters!: Ken St. Andre’s standalone spinoff game, based on T&T, that lets you play the monsters, guarding your dungeon from so-called heroic intruders.
  • Adventurers Compendium: An 88-page collection of nine solo adventures and three gamemastered scenarios unearthed from Sorcerer’s Apprentice magazine.
  • Four classic T&T gamemastered scenarios: The Complete Dungeon of the Bear, Dwarf World, Seven Challenges of Kartejan, and Uncle Ugly’s Underground Doom.

Keep in mind though this once-in-an-eon offer is only good until Sunday October 14th. After that the offer vanishes into the mist and you’ll have to buy them all at the regular prices. So, if you’ve been putting off getting a collection of T&T pdfs stuff this is the moment you’ve been waiting for.  We won’t be doing this again anytime soon… (if ever)

Just click on this Bundle of Holding link and you will be magically taken to their webpage.  See their website for details on how to order and download these Bundles.
In case the click link doesn’t work on your browser you can copy and paste this address in your browser: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/TunnelsAndTrolls

OK that’s it for now – Let us know if you got your bundle below!

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T&T : Progress on all fronts

As many of you may know the Fellowship of the Troll has been pretty busy the last few months, with Conventions, Kickstarters and other developments on a variety of T&T Fronts.  Since there’s a lot that’s going on, this time, we’re going to update you on what’s going on and what’s coming up next…

Conventions:  At the end of June, Ken St Andre & Rick Loomis attended the Origins Game Fair in Columbus Ohio.  For the first time at a convention they premiered the T&T Adventures Japan book which had recently hit game stores across the US along with the Free RPG Day T&T Adventures Japan preview.  Fans loved the mini-rules and the quick way to get into dT&T and the ability to start playing in minutes.

In July, Trollcon was held in Scottsdale.  Run by Flying Buffalo, this small convention allows long-time T&T players & GMs to play and discuss gaming with members of the Fellowship including Ken St Andre, Rick Loomis, Bear Peters and Steve Crompton. They also met with T&T designers who were able to have a chance to submit their adventures for possible publication.

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In August at GENCON, Flying Buffalo and MetaArcade shared two booths to promote T&T and the T&T Phone App (along with all the other games published by Flying Buffalo)  Rick Loomis, Steve Crompton & MetaArcade’s David Reid was on hand to meet with fans and make new converts. Plenty of copies of the Free RPG book were given out, T&T App demos were run and the new product release  was the 40th Anniversary Edition of Uncle Ugly’s Underground Doom.  Sales were probably the best ever for this show!

Kickstarters: We actually have three Kickstarters the Fellowship has worked on at the moment.  Two of them were run by Flying Buffalo and the other is from Goodman Games. Here’s the latest news on each one.

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Deluxe Elven Lords Solo KS: Mike Stackpole turned in the updated manuscript to Flying Buffalo. Unfortunately not as much of Liz’s art was able to be used as planned, so Liz is busy creating new art for this project. Steve is working on the layout and some coloring of the art while Ken St Andre is working on a final scrambled version of the paragraphs and is converting the stats to dT&T. The mini-rules that go with this book with art by Liz Danforth are done. Work continues on the rest of the book, but we do not have an exact release date for this solo adventure.

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Vaults of K’Horrors GM Adventure KS:
 A gothic horror GM adventure by UK author Andy Holmes, illustrated by Simon Tranter and Steve Crompton. We are also adding the T&T mini-rules and a brand new solo adventure by Ken St. Andre to this book, thanks to the generosity of the backers! This book is pretty much finished and we just need to add some extra characters that KS backers have been turning in. This book will probably be out in the Fall and will be out next release.

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Grimtooth’s Trapsylvania KS:
 Though technically not a T&T adventure, this book does take place on Trollworld and all of the Fellowship contributed to this book including Rick Loomis, Ken St Andre, Liz Danforth, Bear Peters and Steve Crompton. The book will detail numerous locations in Grimtooth’s Empire that have been referenced in the eight other Trap books. this will be a campaign adventure book narrated by Grimtooth himself. This Kickstarter was done by Goodman Games and they will be publishing this 150 page book later this year.

PLUS:  Though we can’t yet officially announce this, we can tell you that a new T&T Campaign book is being worked on by another publisher, New adventures will be added to the T&T Phone App soon (there are already over 20 adventures their now), a new MSPE adventure is being worked on and an agreement has been made to create another T&T Adventures Japan book. So Stayed tuned, there’s plenty more to come for Tunnels & Trolls!


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GMs talk about Demoing T&T at Free RPG Day

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As mentioned in a previous post, T&T was promoted in a big way for Free RPG day this year.  Over 7000 copies of the T&T Adventures book were distributed to stores all over the US, Europe and even in Australia. We also encouraged long time T&T players to run T&T Demo games at their local stores and we even provided prizes for some GMs and players.  Many of you took us up on that call to action, ran games and showed off the T&T Adventures phone app.

I decided to take a look at how Free RPG Day was for a couple of those GMs and their players with their reflections on the days events…

Our first GM is Thessaly Chance Tracy
Q: So where did you run your Free RPG Day Demo?
Wyvern’s Tale FLGS in Asheville, NC.

Q: Had they played T&T before or where they new players?
Two of my players were part of my regular Friday night game. They came because they knew it would be fun.  I had another guy who gamed with me years ago, and came as a nostalgic reunion of sorts, I had a young woman who always plays at my table when i run publicly. I also had a father and his 9 year old son, who was very excited, and one long term gamer who said he had played everything BUT T&T.

Q: What GM adventure did you run? How did it play?
I ran the GM adventure Journey to Blackwall which is in the T&T Adventures Japan book. I modified it in a number of ways, but the basic gist of things remained constant.  In order to dispense with too much time on player introductions, I dispensed with the Moon Silver Tavern and the dwarf, and made all of the characters part of the Scarlett Orb Mercenary Co.  they had been assigned the task of escorting Siebu’s caravan.   I also changed the number of trolls in the final encounter from 100 to 10 and gave them 75 MR each instead of 100. This ensured that there could be some actual dice rolling and the excitement of sneaking around and attacking as opposed to handwaving a big battle because of a magic orb.   The leprechaun wizard DID still use the orb, but i required her to be within 5’ of the troll it was used on.

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Q: Can you tell us about the most notable event during the game?
There were two moments that I will call notable during the game. The first was when the “I’ve played everything BUT T&T guy decided to take his samurai Nova Nagasaki straight to the head of an ambush and taunt Guzbug from a distance.  A troll hurled a boulder at her, and I asked for a first level Dex roll. Like a squirrel not knowing how to avoid a car though, she rolled a 3 and was squashed flat as a pancake.  The player didn’t seem to think that meant DEAD at first.  He was given a second character, and immediately did the exact same thing with that character, including the hurled boulder and the 3. He killed two characters in five minutes
The second great moment was when the 8 year old boy, playing Daisen the dwarf ran forward to attack the troll with his axe. He took significant damage, but his armor absorbed most of it. The fairy came and started poking that troll in the eyes and ears with a knitting needle, which enable the dwarf to strike a killing blow on the troll with his axe. The look on the kids face was pure joy.

Q: What did the players think of T&T?  
ALL of the players left with smiles on their faces, and three people asked for my phone number, hoping to be part of the regular game. The most important of these being the dad with the young boy, Henry.  My tables ALWAYS have a good time.

Q: Did they get the Free RPG Day T&T book?
Everyone at my table, and many others as well had the Free T&T Japan handout. The Wyvern’s Tale had 30 copies!   I feel like people know that this game not only exists, but it is BEING PLAYED here in Asheville.

Q: Do you think you made any T&T converts?
I gave the prize you sent, the big T&T Adventures Japan book to the young boy Henry. He promised to teach his friends!

Q: Any advice for other GMs who might run a demo?
My advice to GMs who want to run a demo? Know your adventure! (Because you won’t know your players)

Q: Any final thoughts about Free RPG day and T&T?
I think Flying Buffalo should try to continue being a Free RPG day sponsor.

Our Next GM is Charles Isaac
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Q: Hi Charles, how did you first discover T&T?
I first discovered Tunnels and Trolls back in the early 80s, when I bought the box game, at ORCCON gaming convention in Los Angels area. I bought my first solo adventures at the now defunct Games Castle in Fullerton, CA.

Q: So where did you run your Free RPG Day Demo?
Game Chest in downtown Sioux Falls, SD. Great people, great place and they rent tabletop games.

Q: What brought the players to your demo?
John, who was working a shift at SF Game Chest, played T&T back in the 80s while in college guided some players to the game table. I am glad he did as we were supposed to start at 2:30 and no one showed up till 3pm. I was going to start playing a solo in the Japan T&T book to demo for onlookers when people came.

Q: Had they played T&T before or where they new players?
The group were all experienced gamers but had not played Tunnels & Trolls.

Q: What GM adventure did you run? How did it play?
“Journey to Black Wall” as found in the (60 page) T&T Adventures Japan book.

Q: Can you tell us about the most notable event during the game?
I have a new all time favorite critical failure from a saving throw. One player decided to play Iris the Fairy Wizard from the pre-gen characters in the Japan T&T book. The first real stop is to ring the bell which I described as a rope hanging down attached to a silver bell, with the “Ring For Service” sign on it. Since they were experienced gamers they assumed a trap. So, they sent the Fairy in to pull the rope in case there is a trap. Iris the Fairy has a STR of 3 and a weight of 1lb, so this will actually take some work. Therefore, I set up a one-half level saving throwing, 10-Str, to pull the rope.

Iris rolled 1 and a 2. First, saving roll of the game.
So, tragically the fairy slipped on the rope due to a muscle spasm in the wings and cramped up and fell to the ground. Taking 1d6+1 to the CON of 4 so a 50/50 chance of death. She lived. Bad news fairy is weakened and knocked out with only one CON point left. Hisoka felt distress as Iris was injured at his mistress’s gates. Hisoka said he was honor bound to heal the fairy which he did.

Q: What did the players think of T&T?  
It was interesting first of all everyone loved the combat system and in particular the spite damage. They also liked the DARO and TARO systems. They also thought the leveling and character improvement systems was a great way of doing it.

Q: Did they get the Free RPG Day T&T book?
Yes, there were plenty to be had at Game Chest.

Q: Do you think you made any T&T converts?
Maybe. John brought over two more people for me to explain the game to them. One of them was excited and loved the solo aspect. I also did a demo of the T&T APP on my iPhone. He then downloaded the T&T Adventures APP and before I left he was playing when I was leaving.

Q: Did you give out any prizes to the best player(s)? 
Yes, I had a set of Tunnels and Trolls magnets that I gave to everyone I still have one left over.

Q: Any advice for other GMs who might run a demo?
Steve, this was my first time being a GM in 32 years being a GM in anything, needless to say I was nervous and excited. And my advice plan on having fun. The nice thing is you never know what you are going to get, who is going to show up, and what will happen. In my case I had experienced gamers. Another game had players who had never played an RPG game before. I also get to share a game that I greatly enjoy with others. Just have fun, meet new people and enjoy life.

Q: Any final thoughts about Free RPG day and T&T?
It was an overall fun that allowed me to share my favorite game with new people while getting back in the GM saddle. So, anyone in the area want to do a regular game?

Special thanks to our two GMS Charles and Thessaly for running those demos and being willing to answer my questions about them!  If you ran a T&T demo – tell us all about it in the comments section.  How did it go for your group?

And while were at it don’t forget our Kickstarter for Vaults of K’Horror!  We made the goal, but now we are trying to get the stretch goal that adds a brand new 19 page solo adventure by Hall of Fame Award winning Ken St Andre.  So if you haven’t pledged for that yet please do so – thanks!  We’ll have more news soon!

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Vaults of K’Horror Kickstarter!

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West of Khazan along the southern coast lie the blighted lands of the Skeleton Men. They had their own empire, ruled by sorcerer kings who fell into dark practices that turned them into vampire lords. That empire fell when the great wizards of Trollworld banded together to stop the vampiric plague spreading out from the city of K’horror.  But the vampire lords were not completely destroyed. They retreated underground to hidden tombs and vaults, leaving their surviving subjects to exist as best they could in the ruins above. Now the undead threat is rising again…  

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We are announcing today a new Kickstarter for our first GM adventure in many years! Vaults of K’Horror is a full-size 40 to 80 page gamemaster adventure complete with maps, characters and background material for Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls. All the main art, text maps and graphics for this book are completed and ready to go to press. We are adding some stretch goals, which includes a Vaults of K’Horror based 19 page solo adventure, customized mini-rules, and a signed bookplate.  The only thing still left to do is a collection of NPCs submitted by the Kickstarter backers, and a backers honor list, but other than that, we are ready to send this project to the printers, so the wait time for you getting this new book is going to be minimal.  (See all the details on our Kickstarter page, which is now live!)

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This GM adventure is written by Long-time UK T&T creator Andy Holmes with art by Simon Tranter & Steven Crompton. T&T Creator Ken St Andre has edited the adventure and assured the dT&T stats and numbers. Ken has written the K’Horror solo that may go in the book.  Vaults of K’Horror is being published by Flying Buffalo.
Here is the 2 minute video for the project that reveals lots of art from the book including the pending solo adventure and the minirules.

We hope you’ll join us on this grand, gothic adventure into the darker realms of Trollworld and help bring to life another chapter in Tunnels & Trolls history.  Visit our Kickstarter page and place your pledge today to reserve your copy of Vaults of K’Horror! Visit the Kickstarter here! 

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T&T companies team up for BIG Free RPG Day Push

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Since 2007 Free RPG Day has distributed free games and modules to Game stores all over the United States and over the years, Flying Buffalo has participated at various times to one degree or another, but this year is different. This year three different T&T producers and two Fellowship members have teamed up to give T&T its biggest push ever for Free Game Day.

Flying Buffalo, Meta Arcade, Japan’s Group SNE, Graphic designer Steve Crompton and T&T creator Ken St. Andre have teamed up to create a special Free Game Day version of the popular T&T Adventures Japan book that includes the T&T Mini-Rules and a brand new solo adventure by Ken St Andre all fully illustrated with art from Japan including a new, gorgeous cover. The team is printing over 7000 copies of this special 28 page book which also includes information about MetaArcade’s T&T Adventures Phone App.
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Distributing 7000 copies on Free RPG Day is the Gold Level and means that 700 stores across the US will get 10 copies each of T&T Adventures book to give away to gamers. This will expose thousands of potentially new players to the T&T RPG and the idea that solitaire role-playing can be a lot of fun.
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Over the many years T&T has been in print a common story is told by players; “I found T&T in a game store and because I didn’t know a lot of other players I did the solo adventures and became a big fan of the game.” The team is hoping to reproduce that same effect 7000 more times. And since the book’s genre and look is Japan anime style, we think it will attract a lot of new, younger players. And having the Mini T&T rules fit on 14 pages with manga art will make it very easy for new players to try out the game.  The book also let’s players know what the full dT&T Rulebook contains if they want to really want to try out the Deluxe version of the game.

Flying Buffalo is publishing and shipping the Free RPG Day book. MetaArcade is helping to pay for some of the printing and has an article and cover gallery of 12 of its App adventures. Group SNE donated the art for this book including the brand new cover painting. Ken St Andre wrote and donated a brand new Japan-themed solitaire adventure for the book. Steve Crompton did all the graphic design/layout for free and helped bring the team together for the project.

Free RPG day is Saturday, June 16th 2018.  We are hoping that experienced T&T players will help the newbies and show them how to play face to face.  So try to arrange a T&T demo game at your local store during this time and use the Free RPG Day book as a way to teach new players. At the very least, be sure to get a copy to give to a friend who you think would like to play T&T. Is this an ingenious plan to promote T&T, or are we just plain crazy? Let us know what you think of this audacious plan below.

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The dT&T HARDBACK is BACK – We have them in house and ready to ship!


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You’ve asked us for dT&T hardback and now we have them again! As many of you know, last year we reprinted the dT&T softback books. Almost of those are sold out. Meanwhile we still have a lot of fans that really wanted to get the Hardcover edition, but missed out on the Kickstarter, so this time we have reprinted the Hardcovers and they just came back from the printers today!

These new hardbacks are exactly the same as the previous edition and include the  shiny color hard cover, 16 page color section and are still 386 pages.  No changes have been made to the text, so the rules are the same as the last printing.  There is ONE difference – the map on the inside covers is now printed in dark green ink instead of dark brown. (All the other pages are black & white except for the 16 page full color section.) We did this so that it is easy to know if you have a first print or second print edition of the hardback.  We chose green, as it matches the green fade on the color pages and the green color scheme of Liz’ Danforth’s splendid cover painting.

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Note the new green inside cover color. An easy way to tell if this is a new printing.

And this time there is NO Kickstarter or long wait – we have have the books back from the printers and we have them ready to ship to you TODAY.  You can order them direct from Flying Buffalo or from eBay We will also be shipping them to a bunch of the game distributors, so be sure to ask your local game store to order some copies as well.

The other great news is that we did NOT have to raise the price, so these will still be available for same price as before – $60.

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We can also confirm that the new Flying Buffalo T&T GM adventure book Vault of K’Horror will be released as a Kickstarter in the near future,  We haven’t released a stand alone GM adventure in over 20 years, and we just have no idea what the demand is. We can think of no better way than with a Kickstarter.  More details on this project in the next Blog.  We can tell you, that this book is totally done and that at the end of the Kickstarter we will be able to send this book to the printer  the very next day.  This will substantially reduce the wait time for KS backers and fans!

Meanwhile at METAARCADE…

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Last week MetaArcade released Sewers of Oblivion for the T&T Adventures App.  It has a new cover and some new adventure paths, but it is very much the classic Michael Stackpole classic solo adventure only now with more art, sound effects and that cool dice rolling effect!  Go to their Blog to see the latest news and more details about their adventure on the Isle of Gull, Plus find out about their Adventure Creator Pilot program, which will allow T&T App fans to create their own adventures and lets other players try out.

Stay tuned – we’ll have some more exciting announcements soon.  Meanwhile let us know your thoughts about the latest news in the T&T Universe

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T&T Adventures Japan is Released Get it Now!

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Yes, after lots of hints and previews, the translated version of some T&T adventures and manga from the Japanese TtT magazine is now available!  Fans have been clamoring for an English version of some of this material, and Flying Buffalo has found a way to make it happen.

This new 60 page book contains  2 manga stories, 11 pages of T&T Mini-Rules, 4 pre-rolled characters, 2 blank character sheets, 2 beginning GM adventures, a solo adventure and additional info about Japan and dT&T.  Virtually all the art is directly from the Japanese T&T Magazine and the layout tries to emulate the look as well, even using the same borders. There is also a full-color gallery of covers from the Japanese books and full color previews of other upcoming US dT&T releases.

T&T Adventures Japan gives you a great insight into the type of adventures they play across the Pacific. Experienced players will enjoy seeing this different take on T&T, and with the added mini rules, the book is a perfect introduction for new players to Tunnels & Trolls.  The mini-rules are the perfect way to let a new player try out role-playing without getting too bogged down and gives plenty of explanations as to what the full T&T rules have to offer.  Plus the T&T mangas are a fun read!

The book is just back from the printers and you can order this book right now from Flying Buffalo, at Amazon.com or as a PDF from Drivethrurpg.com

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Will we do more of these?  We might.  Certainly there is more material from Japan to draw upon. It’s really going to depend on how many of these we sell to you fans out there. Until then, we’d love to hear what YOU think of this new book once you get it.  Numerous copies have already been mailed to some fans who ordered in advance.  Let us know what you thought below…

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