Monday 28 October 2013

New T&T adventure Death at Grimwood Hall out now

The latest instalment of the Peakvale series of adventures for Tunnels and Trolls from Trollish Delver Games and Peryton Publishing is out now.

Death at Grimwood Hall is a familiar tale with a twist - taking inspiration from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Hammer Horror movies with a dash of romance - perfect for a Halloween game.

Sunday 27 October 2013

Daredevil to end with issue #36 (boo, hiss)

Dammit all, Marvel. Daredevil artist Chris Samnee took to Twitter to a) post his awesome cover for #36 and b) to deliver the news that Marvel plans to end the current run on Daredevil with that issue. Now, to be fair, they are going to be relaunching the Man Without Fear with a brand new #1 and Mark Waid's sensational run has had a good innings, but it's always sad to see a good book come to a close.

Saturday 19 October 2013

The cancellation of The Fearless Defenders is a sad loss to the comics world

Art by Skottie Young/Marvel

Yesterday news came out that writer Cullen Bunn had announced that The Fearless Defenders will end in December with #12. Fearless is known for being one of the few mainstream books fronted by an all-female cast, which was a refreshing change from the tokenism of the past. Not only that, but it was a genuinely heartfelt, funny and exciting comic - not to mention having some of the greatest covers on the shelves, courtesy of Mark Brooks.

Thursday 17 October 2013

Monte Cook's new RPG The Strange launches on Kickstarter

Not resting on his laurels just yet, legendary designer of Numenera and all round hunk of hotsauce Monte Cook has launched his new Kickstarter for a new RPG project called The Strange.

This time, Cook isn't alone, with another titan by his side - Bruce Cordell. While the Kickstarter has only been live for a day, it's already surpassed its goal by $50,000. Wowzers!

Wednesday 9 October 2013

The Forgotten Spell Gamebook Hits Mobiles

Tin Man Games, well known for their Gamebook Adventures digital gamebooks and licensed apps based on Fighting Fantasy and Judge Dredd are aiming for a slightly younger market with the release of The Forgotten Spell . The first title in the Spellcaster Trilogy is released as an interactive book app today on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Appstore for Android today!

Why You Should Be Watching Sleepy Hollow

I realise I haven't been talking about the new batch of fall shows we have on our screens, such as the excellent Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (more on that in another post). To be honest, I'm not watching many of them, aside from Modern Family and Bob's Burgers, but there's one show that's got me hook, line and sinker. That show is Sleepy Hollow.

Saturday 5 October 2013

Tin Man Games Releases Curse Of The Assassin And Turns 5

I don't know if you've been reading The Trollish Delver for very long, but if you have you may realise that I have all the love in the world for Tin Man Games. The app developer is celebrating a milestone this year with five years of sweet gaming business with the release of Assassin in Orlandes sequel Curse of the Assassin.

Wednesday 2 October 2013

Numenera Is Weird And I Love It

Oh Monte, you delightful minx man. Last week we finally got together to play a game of Numenera, a game that I was back in the GM seat for. We also have an extra addition to the group in the form of my esteemed colleague Sam, who's decided to play some Texan crocodile Dundee, which is just fine by me. Anyway, more of that later.

Tuesday 1 October 2013

Way Of The Tiger - The Challenge Of Moving From Novel To Gamebook Writing

As some of you already know, The Way of the Tiger is coming back in a big way. The Kickstarter has decimated its goal of $10,000 and is now ploughing upwards to lofty financial heights.

So it gives me enormous pleasure to welcome once again to The Trollish Delver my good friend David Walters, who is writing the prequel gamebook - Ninja!. This is the third and final part of an epic post about writing the book, the first of which appeared on Brewin's blog and the second on Stuart Lloyd's.

Without further ado, here's Mr Walters with the skinny on the new book.