Wednesday 15 July 2009

Troll degree

I won't be posting tomorrow as I'll be chucking a funny looking hat in the air and pretending to be Gandalf in my robes.

Tuesday 14 July 2009

New Stackpole solo on the way

Michael A Stackpole, the world renowned sci-fi author and game nut, has a new T&T solo coming out called 'The Elemental Dungeon'. Well, when I say 'new' I mean it was written way back in the seventies and has only just seen the light of day in the new millennium. It's sure to be a treat for us T&T fanatics. Here's some details about the solo from Outlaw Press:

This 32-page (6 by 9 sized) center stapled mini-solo was originally written way back in 1978 (and long forgotten), but it has now been resurrected and published for the first time. "Welcome to the exciting Elemental Dungeon. This is my idea of a Solitaire dungeon. It has an ever occurring theme throughout this solo you will face the ancient elements Earth, Air, Fire, Water. The foes you combat and the treasure you find will have some connection with that theme, in ways you can only imagine." If you have ever wanted to see a new T&T solo from the now famous author 'Michael A. Stackpole', now is your chance. It may very well be your last chance!

I'm really looking forward to this because a) it's freakin' Mike Stackpole! and b) I live in hope for the odd Shaft reference thrown in.

More on this to come.

Sunday 12 July 2009

The Hobbit Hole 15

I've just purchased a copy of the spanking 'The Hobbit Hole' magazine, issue 15, from the always awesome Boozer at The Hobgoblin's Tavern. Here's the contents of this edition:

This (8 by 11 sized) 88-page issue has amazing looking full-color front and back covers, just as you would expect. Inside it, you will find; EDITORIAL: Of Hairy Feet and Taters... T&T ARTICLES: The Animagus Specialist: The Eagle & The Elk, Gull: The Untold Story, BANG! - Explosives in T&T, A Monkey Throwing Stones at Monsters!, Trollworld History: Humans, Elves & Dwarves... and A Dragons Calendar. SOLO/GAMING: Bats in Dabelfry! - Written and illustrated by Jason Mills (A Tunnels & Trolls Adventure for a Handful of Low-Level Characters) and The Tree of Life -- By Dr. Sid Orpin (A full-sized Tunnels & Trolls Solo with an Arboreal Setting). FICTION: Monsters! Monsters! and Blood Duty. OTHER: Grumlahk's Troll Tales Comic, and many other comics as well as a new Trollworld Map.

I've been looking to get The Tree of Life by Dr. Sid Orpin for a while now so I was pleasantly surprised to see it nestled in this issue.

I'll give a full review of the mag when it arrives. In the meantime, you should go and buy things from Boozer. He likes the shiny pennies.

It's about time!

After being dragged to Hades and made to suffer the seven torments whilst fighting off great demons I arrive back in our world to continue with Trollish Delver. Apologies for being away for a while, but this was due to two things: fatigue and general laziness. I think you can see how both of those reasons relate to each other.

Anyhoo, I'm back to update TD once more and perhaps finally get round to setting up a campaign.

Now, I just need a gaming group.