October 23, 2015

Judges have your scissors ready... Theater of the Hammed is coming soon!

Hi Crawlers!
A quick update on Theater of the Hammed... my soon-to-release 3PP DCC RPG adventure for 3rd and 4th-level characters:
After some very helpful feedback from the module's awesome GM playtesters, +Michael Bolam +Jen Brinkman and +Jon Carnes, the adventure has been revised, finalized, and print proofs have been ordered!  Theater of the Hammed will be available online in Print and PDF on RPGNow, LULU, and The Game Crafter in the first week of November!

In this adventure, I introduce a new gameplay mechanic titled "The Misbelif Rating" (MR) which is used to track PCs as they fall into the depths of illusion.  There's much more about MR in the module, but for now I wanted to give you a peek at the fully-functional medallion which will be used to track it... Introducing Melodalia's Medallion of Misbelief!

A full 2.5" in diameter!  Wow!

That's right!  It's a create-your-own misbelief tracker for your Theater of the Hammed (and beyond) adventure!  As I mentioned in an earlier post, the adventure was originally written for Gamehole Con 2015's adventure writing contest through The Game Crafter.  The medallion, a 2.5" dial, was intended to be a Game Crafter exclusive... but last weekend I was struck by a brilliant idea: What if GMs had the option to make their own!  That way, no matter which site you order from, you can experience the ideal session.

Print and PDF copies of the adventure will have the GM handout packaged into them so you can cut out and create your own medallion.  If you grab the PDF version of the adventure, you can make as many as you'd like!  In the images above, I made a medallion out of regular printer paper and color cardstock.

The Game Crafter version of the module will include a set of four full-color, professionally made medallions.  I'll be sure to show them off once I receive my printer proofs.  They will also be available for individual order in case you decide you want one later on.

That's all for now!  Have your scissors ready, and check back in early November for the release.  And as I've done in the past, one lucky Order of the Quill follower will win a FREE print copy of Theater of the Hammed! Special thanks again to the GM playtesters and their players - All of your feedback was very helpful and every suggestion was considered with many implemented.  I can't wait to send you the final first editions for all your help!

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

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