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So... What About a Sequel?

It's been just a short while that Transylvanian Adventures has been available as a PDF download and there've been some common questions brought up about its future and what's coming up. I'll try to answer the biggies here... Print Copies? The plan is to go print-on-demand as soon as possible. First, through Lulu, so my Canadian pals can get copies without paying ridiculous shipping. Then, through RPGNow. I'm trying to get that process underway this weekend. For a time, I will be giving those who buy a hardcover at Lulu a free PDF. I only have so many free PDFs I can give out. Fortunately, I'm pretty stingy with them. So there's a good number of them. Conversely, I will try to give a decent discount for hardcover copies to those who buy the PDF. I'm still working out the details but it should be pretty comparable to the other route as well. After I get the book up at RPGNow, there will be a print+PDF bundle. Until then, I'll have to do it t

Tales from the Tomb: Humble Beginnings?

It's hard to believe but I started working on  Transylvanian Adventures  back in 2007. The impetus was a series of threads on a number of role-playing game sites debating the value of a Hammer Horror style of game. It was the conversations in these threads that steeled my resolve to undertake what I'd hoped would be the definitive Hammer Horror RPG. Back in the early days, the biggest thing with which I struggled was finding a system to use as a base for  Transylvanian Adventures. I vacillated between Barbarians of Lemuria  and Swords and Wizardry, while devouring hours and hours of much-beloved Hammer films and reading page-after-page of Gothic horror. It was a time-warp back to my youth, when a Slurpee and the latest Tomb of Dracula  was all I needed to dull the doldrums. In all honesty, it was probably my favorite slice of the early days of  Transylvanian Adventures. As time went on, I began collecting research on Romania and Transylvania, even briefly interviewing peopl

Update: What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been

The final draft of Transylvanian Adventures  has entered into the approval process. Once Goodman Games and RPGNow give it the okay, it will be available for PDF download. Following that, work will begin on offering a print-on-demand version. The final PDF comes in right around 300 pages. Price for the PDF is still in question. I have a better handle on how much the POD version will cost. For a limited time, I'll be able to offer a free PDF to those who buy a hardcover POD version. I'll try to offer coupons for those who pick up the PDF early, so that they get a decent discount on the POD version. I'll have more details soon, including a post where I feature the amazing cover art by Doug Kovacs.