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Artist Spotlight - Danny Prescott

Note:  This is something I rarely get to do but think I should do more often.  I also encourage the other OSR/Gaming bloggers out there to look into do this as well.

There are a number of artists that I have worked with in the last few years.  Most notably is +Frank Turfler who, as I said in my Three Toadstools interview, is my go to artist.  However, today I wanted to spotlight another gaming artist who does some really amazing work, and who I would love to see more of.  That artist is +Danny Prescott, or Herbanicus over at deviantart.

There isn't much to say, so instead here are a few of my favorite works by Danny and why:

This is Danny's newest piece.  A collection of different examples of fantasy women of different callings, sized, and personalities.  I enjoy the mix of styles in these six images, ranging from a very Weird Tales Swords & Sorcery still to pre-renaissance wood cuts.  I am also a huge fan of the different clothing types and the lack of the typical fantasy…

Mini-Review: Mutants & Marvels

I've had Mutants & Marvels(aff) in my collection for a long time now.  I remember picking up the 1.0 version when it was a "New Product" over at drive-thru rpg ... hell, I even had the thing printed at the local Staples and bound for later use.
Then I promptly forgot about it.
This week I picked it up again when a friend stated he wanted to run a one-shot of a Fasrip he found.  Low and behold it was the second edition of Mutants & Marvels!  All I can say is that I wish I had looked this over more when I first picked it up way back when as it would have saved me a lot of trouble with finding a simple and easy to play supers rpg.
Simple and easy is the main draw of Mutants & Marvels(aff).  Since I first started to play rpgs back in the early 2000s, I have searched for a supers game that I could get into.  I have tried Mutants and Masterminds, Icon, Paragons and Prowlers, Champions, Mighty 6, and a host of others.  Hell, I even tried to build my own system when…

Mini-Review: White Box Chivalry by Barrel Rider Games

At this point in the long game of the OSR, +James Spahn and Barrel Rider Games need no introduction.  James has made a name for himself in quality material. His White Star Sci-Fi setting for Swords & Wizardry White Box has not dropped below 5th place on RPGnow's hottest 100 listing since the day after its release nearly a year ago, and many of his over products dot the list on any giving day.  I suspect, his newest product White Box Chivalry (aff) will be on the top 10 before I wake up in the morning; and for good reason.

White Box Chivalry is a 13 page box that adds knightly conduct, appointments, and life to the various fantasy worlds of Swords & Wizardry White Box.  While mostly tables, White Box Chivalry is nicely detailed, and doesn't miss a beat in its explanation on the hows and the whys behind how a player-character could stumble into knighthood.  All-in-all, its a good read and is easily implemented into any pre-existing game.

Unfortunately, it does have some…

Patreon Supported Adventures the Bards of Ur

Released to the public earlier today VIA RPGnow, TheBards of Ur is a 5Next adventure for 5 characters in the mid-levels of play.

The Bards of Ur are the biggest troupe in the land. Their strange black-and-white make, their leather, spiked clothing, and strange heavy music is all the rage in every town they pass through. However, their music is the key to breaking the chains to a Demon Lord who has been imprisoned for a thousand years.  The young of the villages they visit vanish and in their wake calamity strikes, as crops go bad, livestock die, and dark fiends haunt the fog enshrouded forests of the land.

The music, the missing youths, the chaos, it is all part of The Bards of Ur's plan to unleash their Demon Lord who will drag the world into his demonic domain to reclaim his throne.

Can these minstrels of metal mayhem be stopped?


Since I release not everyone has an RPGnow account or would be interested in using it for The Bards of Ur, I am putting up a copy here for everyone to …