Sunday, November 23, 2014

Pre-Surgery Lulu Purchases

So, I have to have a second septoplasty next month; YAY!  Last time, I did get some reading and rough freehand writing of reviews of OSR stuff, but I was too out of it to put it online.  I'm vowing to do better this time, and since I'll be off work again for a week, I pulled the trigger on the two sales.
First, the overall 35% off sale includes Warriors of the Red PlanetTomb of the Iron GodMad Monks of KwantoomRuins of the UndercityWizards Mutants Lazer Pistols, and Stonehell.  Tomb of the Iron God is my current campaign adventure; I got the pdf via the first OSR Bundle of Holding and fell in love with it.  Picked up Stonehell via the same manner and feel like it may make its way into our campaign.  WMLP has been on my radar for some time, but I never could get around to ordering the zines.  Warriors of the Red Planet is something I discovered some time ago and really speaks to the science fantasy part of my imagination; I'm really looking forward to it.  As to the other two, seems like I read some review and really liked the concept of random dungeon generation, so that's what I hope I get.
Now, onto the hardcovers.  I did the math, and to purchase two of the following three books in softcover was only going to save me a dollar.  Fantastic Heroes and Witchery is kind of a splurge; I have found my favorite ruleset (Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea).  However, +Venger Satanis and some of the writers on the Hyperborea message board sold me on its science fantasy spin.  I grabbed The Dungeon Dozen pdf when the author put it up for free for a limited time, so I felt I could finally afford to pay him back.  It is just a lot of fun to read and use at the table; very inspiring.  Finally, Encounter Critical is just awesome; go get the pdf if you don't have it and then go give him some of your money before the Lulu sale ends!
Hopefully, this stuff will get here by the time I am recovering from surgery.  I promise I am going to do reviews this time.