December 8, 2017

Outlive, Outsmart, Outkill! Now Available in Print and PDF!

Another brutal and kick-ass cover illustration by Spencer Amundsen!

Hey, it's Julian and I'm pleased to announce the first published adventure for Nowhere City!  It's sick, it's brutal and only the players can decide if it descends into PVP.  I never intended to publish a funnel for Nowhere City Nights, but when I asked myself how the various Sorcerer cults find and initiate new members, this was one of the answers... and voila!  Happy to say we got the same great art team, and Clint B to help again with layout, design and all the Order of the Quill goodness!

Outlive, Outsmart, Outkill! is a mad parody of today's cynical reality TV world.  You want sadism, isolation and high stakes betrayal?  In Nowhere City, you can take it all the way.  The elite sorcerers of Scutigera have abducted a random assortment of civilians and forced them to compete in this lethal contest... while they watch.  There's no fame and money at stake and there's no second place.   In this contest, the winner gets to join the Sorcerer Cult-- and everyone else DIES!

Sadism? Isolation? Betrayal? Where can I buy it?

Purchase your copy of Outlive, Outsmart, Outkill! at the links below:

Wait! Where can I purchase the Nowhere City campaign setting?

Purchase your copy of Nowhere City Nights at the links below:

Coming soon:  One more adventure planned for 2018!  Stay tuned!

"May your quills never molt and your ink pots stay full!"

December 30, 2016

New Years Sale

Happy New Year Crawlers!
To celebrate the historical event of humanity lasting another year without total self-annihilation, Order of the Quill is having a rare 40% off PDF sale!

Also called the "buy a kick-ass DCC RPG book and a coffee* for +Julian Bernick  and Clint simultaneously" sale!
*when I say coffee, I probably mean beer...


You can find all three Order of the Quill titles: Cast Tower, Theater of the Hammed, and Nowhere City Nights at 40% off PDF.  Don't forget about Myassari the Patron of Birth and Decay, who has always been name-your-own-price (in case you'd like to add a scone in with the coffee).

Hope you get in some good gaming before the New Year's sun rises!  Until then...

May your quills never molt and your ink pots stay full!”

November 10, 2016

Gamehole Con, Hounded, and Beyond!

Hi Dungeon Crawlers!

It has been awhile, so there is quite a bit of exciting news to share.

First of all, I just got back this week from Gamehole Con in Madison, WI.  It was a fantastic convention, made so by great friends and great roleplaying games!  Some of my personal highlights included: Eating free hotel breakfast with Metemorphosis Alpha's Jim Ward, Having a card-based drink off against +Jen Brinkman  in Red Dragon Inn, playing Memoir ‘44 with +Doug Kovacs , taking +Brendan LaSalle  on a Minneapolis DCC RPG community ride through space on a tavern drifting through the cosmos, and playing through a Zork-like RPG experience with the creator of Flux, Andrew Looney! And of course gaming with +Jason Hobbs , +Meredith Spearman , +Jason Bossert , +Forrest Aguirre , +Jon Carnes , +Trevor Hartman (Rick Spencer!), +Tim Mulry , +Julian Bernick , +Bob Brinkman , and everyone else.

I also picked up some great books and artwork at the Con, including this year’s Gamehole Con limited edition Erol Otus print - plus an original Doug Kovacs DCC rpg ink.  The piece is quite different than the normal DCC illustrations. It's composition and collage-like style mean I find something new in it each time I look.  I’d love to see more like this!

In other RPG news, I’m currently writing a zone for +Thorin Thompson 's Sky ov Crimson Flame Easter Forrest stretch goal!  For those who are unaware, Sky ov Crimson Flame is an awesome 0-Level funnel that just came off of a very successful Kickstarter!  I got to play in Thorin’s playtest last year and it was a dangerous blast!

A game of trickery and entrapment

Finally, although not strictly RPG related, I’ve got to plug the release of my first published boardgame - Hounded, a game of trickery and entrapment, published by Atlas Games.  Hounded is a two-player, asymmetrical competitive strategy game based on fox hunting.  It’s appearing on all good FLGS shelves this month, so if you’re a boardgamer - please check it out at your local boardgame store!

Thanks again and as always…  “May your quills never molt and your ink pots stay full!”