Sunday 30 March 2014

The Swamp of Doom saga continues in Candlelight and Murky Water

Good news, everyone. Tom K Loney has just released his latest entry into the Trollish Delver/Peryton Publishing Tunnels and Trolls campaign with new adventure Candlelight and Murky Water.

Sunday 23 March 2014

Are we sick of European fantasy yet?

Art by Daandric/DeviantArt

""African games don't sell," people say. "People can't identify with African character art." "Medieval Africa hasn't got the variety and flavor of medieval Europe." "Players aren't comfortable with an African-flavored setting."  These are the words of Kevin Crawford, designer of Spears of the Dawn, a decidedly old-school tabletop game with a medieval African feel. 

Saturday 22 March 2014

My new cocaine is Threes!

It's 11pm and I'm sliding the number 24 into its numerical clone. The game then alerts me that I've discovered a new character: 48! That must be a good thing. The screen begins to fill with blue '1s' and red '2s' and I strategically shuffle each row around, adding them together to make threes, matching threes to make sixes and so on.

Thursday 20 March 2014

Seven months in the Ninth World

Art credit: Monte Cook Games

Possible spoilers ahead.

"The there are several heads here, sticking out of the water. Most are screaming, horrific blood-curdling screams," I wait for the players to take the bait.

The Jack surveyed the situation cautiously. He quickly discovered that the disembodied heads were attached to stalks that disappeared under the water, connected to a large, vicious crab-like being waiting on the floor.

Saturday 15 March 2014

Improving Wilderness Travel in Fantasy Roleplaying

If it's about the journey and not the destination then why are wilderness hikes so dull in fantasy roleplaying games?

Friday 14 March 2014

Review: Sorcery!

It's been a long wait for Sorcery! to make the transition from iOS to Android but the wait is finally over, so it's time to grab your sword and step into the Old World.

Thursday 13 March 2014

Taking The Trollish Delver To New Heights

It's now been five years since this blog popped into existence on the internet. I've been quiet for the past few weeks, thinking about how I can take The Trollish Delver forward into 2014 - how to keep it fresh and relevant. I have a problem keeping things the same and the blog has been through numerous redesigns in the past, but I don't like stagnancy. If I get bored, TD stagnates and I have to face facts that I do, believe it or not, have regular readers who enjoy my content.