Monday, December 30, 2013

Last Call on AA Compendium Three and Classified at LULU

Just wanted to remind everyone that they have only until the new year to pick up Advanced Adventures Compendium Three and Classified from Lulu (at 40% off using the coupon code LULUEMP2013). Once the 1st comes, I'll pull them down and they won't be available for at least several months (for Classified) or about a year (for AA Compendium Three).

While  you're there you can also check out our other Lulu products at our Lulu Store.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Classified Art

For those interested in Classified, the artist who did all the interior work has put up most of the illustrations from the book (some are alternatives of which I selected the alternative and the illustrations of the royals of OSIRIS are missing).

Take a look. I really dig on the style.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

I'm gonna burn myself with all these irons one day...

Today I counted the number of things I need to write/edit/publish - 12. I have too many irons in the fire and really need to knock some of these things out.

First up, Operation Rogue Lion, a mission for Classified. I'm giving myself a month. This means that Classified and Operation Rogue Lion should be in game stores by May, 2014. And that means that's when the PDF versions should come out for those who've expressed interest.

Friday, December 27, 2013

1960's Bachelor Pad Music...

A hefty amount of Classified was written to the first 5 albums by Enoch Light and the Light Brigade - some awesome early 1960's bachelor pad music. Here's a sample. Love his stuff. Go buy some if you enjoy!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Call for Submissions - Advanced Aventures - OSRIC modules

Heya all, I'm putting the flag up for submissions for our line of OSRIC modules - Advanced Adventures. I'm looking for 12k words, I purchase all rights, and I pay $0.01 a word + an author's copy.

I honestly think that every long-term GM has at least one good, publishable module inside of him or her, so if you have a manuscript about, or an idea that you think interesting, contact me at

Monday, December 23, 2013

Beware the Paralyzing Brain!!!

Some more lovely John Bingham art has hit the digital desks here at XRP. This is from an unannounced OSR project that will knock yer socks off. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Classified is for sale!

I'm done editing Classified. Since I'd promised a release by Christmas of this year, I've put the core rules up at Lulu until Jan 1, 2014. After that, it'll go away until I've finished Operation Rogue Lion (and perhaps even The Bucharest Libretto) and send it through the chain. I really don't want to disappoint those of you who were hoping for a spytastic holiday, but I'm not yet ready for a full release of the game without any supporting missions. I hope you all understand.

So with that in mind, I'd like everyone to welcome the first spy retro-clone into the warm embrace of the OSR...

Don't forget the awesome 40% off coupon at lulu (LULUEMP2013) while you're there, that'll turn the $30 Classified into only $18. And think about picking up our other stuff (including the exclusive Advanced Adventures Compendium Three) while you're shopping.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Advanced Adventures Compendium Three special Holiday Sale at Lulu

Ok folks, I'm releasing Advanced Adventures Compendium Three (containing Advanced Adventures #21-30) at Lulu until Jan 1, 2014. After that, I'm pulling it and it probably won't see the light of day again until the end of 2014.

Also, Lulu is running a 40% off sale through Dec 31, 2013 (coupon code LULUEMP2013), so this means that you'll be able to pick up the $50 compendium for only $30. It's a good deal. You might want to check out our other LULU products as well, or pick up some other OSR stuff while you're there.

Merry Ho Ho!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Some more art from Classified...

Here's another illo from Classified. I'm still editing and working on the 1st mission Operation Rogue Lion. Slowly, slowly...

Saturday, December 7, 2013

1001 Post!

(Just realized this is my 1001 post here at S&SS and it's kinda humorous that it's about passing a rpg milestone.... Thanks for reading, all.)

Ok, I guess I have passed another milestone when it comes to being a creative in the rpg business. I just spent about 20 minutes trying to remember where I saw that awesome list of gems before I realized that what I was looking for was in one of the books I've published.

Yeah, I spent 20 minutes trying to find an on-line source of information when what I wanted was about two feet away in A Magical Society: Silk Road.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Dumptrucks of Diamonds!

Researching for the Classified adventure Operation Rogue Lion, I find out that roughly 29,321lbs. of non-industrial quality diamonds are mined each year. About 14 tons of diamonds. That's roughly 1 and half standard dump trucks full.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Keep Looking Differently

I try to avoid falling into patterns in my thinking (which is, of course, impossible), but every now and then a good jolt does the mind well. This is on the list of things I'll have to pick up once I have a real office again (married student housing leaves a lot to be desired).

Monday, December 2, 2013

Stand or Fall

Working on Classified today and listening to The Fixx's Shuttered Room disc. Great inspirational music for spy work, IMO. The late cold war is a very spy-ish time.... You should pick it up if you've any interest in the style of music.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

It's my Birthday so Here's Your Present!

So I'm turning 42 this week and to celebrate I'm giving away our Tome of Tomes PDF for free as a thank you to everyone who's helped me keep working at this job I so love.

Here's to hoping I've not yet reached the middle point of my life!

(Tome of Tomes is a collection of 100 books suitable for any OSR library. It's cool.)

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