Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thank You, Shoppers

Yesterday was a banner day for StonehellDungeon. As is normal for a book that’s been on the market now for just over two years, sales have slowed down. However, thanks to both the holiday season and Lulu’s CyberMonday sale, I moved a lot of books yesterday. I’m very thankful for that as I have my own spending to do this coming season and the belt remains very, very tight here in the Curtis Tower. Lulu does not provide information on who bought what and how many, so I can merely offer a blanket and hearty “thank you” for everyone who bought a book, both yesterday or ever.

Lulu’s cybersale continues another day and if you want to get in on the Stonehell selling frenzy, you can use the code CYBERTUESDAY305 to save 30% off until November 30, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST.

Monday, November 28, 2011

CyberMonday Sale

Today and today only, Lulu.com is offering 30% off your purchases. Use the code CYBERMONDAY305 at checkout to enjoy the savings. You know where to start your shopping...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Holiday Sale at Lulu

From now until December 14th, 2011, enjoy a savings of 25% on your purchase of Stonehell Dungeon: Down Night-Haunted Halls or other fine books over at Lulu.com. Simply enter the code BYMYBOOK305 at check-out to receive the discount. And even if you don’t buy something of mine, help out the other fine OSR authors out there trying to make ends meet this holiday season. Thanks!

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Dungeon Alphabet Question

I’m very pleased to announce that The Dungeon Alphabet is heading for a third printing. Thanks to the interest of not only those who pitch their tents in the OSR camp, but to gamers of all ages and stripes who enjoy great art, useful tables, and low sticker prices, The Dungeon Alphabet remains a commercial success. I’m very pleased that so many gamers have embraced the book and consider it to be one of the better resources to have come out of the OSR in recent years.

To mark the occasion of a third printing, Joseph Goodman and I have been tossing around some ideas to make the next print run unique. But before anything is decided on, we thought we’d see if the readers who made the book a success had anything to say. So our question to you is “Readers, what would you like to see in a third printing of Dungeon Alphabet?" Some options are already on the table, but we’re interested in hearing from you before we forge ahead. Please feel free to use the comments section to leave your input or drop me a line at the email addy listed to the right. Thanks!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Here's Brian Blessed as M.C. Escher

I'm cleaning out the old hard drive and I found this. I'm sure I had a purpose for saving it, but for the life of me cannot remember why. Nevertheless, I thought I'd share it with you.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Psst! Wanna Know a Secret?

I'm shilling again. Lulu.com is offering a Secret Sale from now until the end of November 18th. During this time, you can buy one book at the regular price and get a second for 50% off. You don't need to know the handshake needed to get this deal, but you will have to enter the code SECRET305 when you check out. You obviously need to order two book for the promotion to work and you can only use it once. Hope on over the Lulu.com, start here, and then fill in your OSR library with another great book from any of the numerous titles dedicated to this thing of ours.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Help Bail out the Warden

As some of you know, legendary designer James Ward has been dealing with health issues that have placed a severe financial burden on him and his family. To that end, Jim’s friend and former TSR co-worker, Tim Kask, has established Friends of Starship Warden to help defray Jim’s medical expenses.

This past Tuesday, Jim underwent a “coronary procedure” that turned into a triple bypass. As of tonight, Jim is in the ICU, recovering. Tim Kask reports:

This just in from Jim's friend: Just a quick update on Jim as of now (Thur. evening)...he is still in ICU, but his doctors feel he is doing well. The surgery went well -- he had several large blockages which would almost certainly have caused a heart attack in the near future had they gone unattended. When I saw him earlier today he was still a bit groggy/drugged, but in great spirits and very appreciative of everyone’s prayers and positive thoughts. Keep it up. At this point, he expects to be in the hospital until Monday or so.

Suffice to say, the operation was a costly one that will add to Jim’s financial difficulties. For those of you wishing to help Jim out and help pay back the man for the many hours of entertainment he’s provided down the years, please consider visiting the Friends of Starship Warden and making a donation to help Jim and his family pay down some of medical bills.