Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Subscription for Rappan Athuk

The first part of the Subscription for Rappan Athuk has been emailed out. Please keep an eye in our inbox and spam box for the download link. If you do not receive it and paid for the subscription please email bill@talesofthefroggod.com

Friday, January 25, 2013

A Heartfelt Thank You From Nick

To the Deadliest Crew of Cutthroats and Buccaneers Ever to Sail the Razor - You've Got the Deepest Thanks This Scurvy Old Pirate Can Muster!

Well, well, well...this all began as a tropical fever dream, a full decade past, when I first set foot on the shores of Oahu. My life-long and crippling fear of sharks and a potent respect for volcano goddesses mingled with my piratical inclinations to give blood-soaked birth to the Razor Coast - a terrifying realm conjured from the worst, the Graveyard of the Atlantic and the Fires of the Pacific, had to offer, with my own special brand of deranged folly thrown in.

This has been a long-chased dream, and sometimes a soul-rending nightmare. The Razor Coast almost killed me, quite literally. During my time at East 15 Acting Conservatoire I worked a rough 90-hour-a-week day job. It destroyed me. At night, this sinister side project waited like a creeping terror in my home, just waiting to dig its talons into my heart. I spiraled into financial ruin, alcoholism and depression. I thought I was beyond hope.

Today you proved that a community of good souls, of true heroes can bring a man back from the brink and raise him up to breathe fresh air again. Today, you backers, breathed life into a long lost and wayward mega-campaign. But this is not all. You have also brought me back to life.

You saved this project and you saved me. For years, Dajobas chased me in my dreams, and his empty, dead eyes held mine. I could not write anymore, for fear he would shear my fingers from my hands if I tried. Today, you brave souls have helped me turn his gaze...

Now instead of chasing me through the chum-filled waters of my nightmares, the Shark God turns his maw towards other woeful creatures. He surges through inky moon-scorned waters, a shadow on the waves, his fin carving the sea like this coast's namesake. He comes not for me. He comes for your players. And thanks to you all, those players' screams will torture the very sky itself. Thank you for setting me free. Thank you for feeding the unending hunger of Dajobas with so very many fresh souls!

You did this. You saved me, and in doing so ensured I will indeed be bending my deranged mind towards crafting more horrors soon. Together we shall unleash these horrors on your players, and they will know fear, and tremble at our hideous works.

For years I have told everyone in my life, that gamers are the best of us. You are the bravest, the most cunning and wise. You have chosen to walk many paths, live a thousand lives instead of the paltry one that most mortals choose. You are kings and wizards, heroes and murderers, wise men and fools, monsters, angels, and demons. But most of all you are men and women who embrace life as an adventure waiting to be braved. Take pride in that. You are exceptional, and I thank you for being so.

I thank you for this blessing. I thank you for fulfilling the broken promise of Sinister Adventures with your hard-earned dollars and your sheer force of will. I thank you for pulling me from the shadows back into the light. I thank you whetting the Razor so that it might slice the very arteries of our hobby and flush it with fresh blood.

An ocean of thanks would not be enough to express the joy and relief I feel, now knowing that Razor Coast will be out amongst us all. We shall adventure there together. My sword shall ever be yours. Call upon me when the darkness comes. When the maw opens. When the tentacles gather. I will answer you. We heroes must stand together against the horrors. I stand with you. Thank you all.

Most Sincerely,

Nicolas Logue

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Monstrosities Review

From Fan & Kickstarter Backer Kelly S

"I don't know what to say other than Monstrosities the greatest Monster Manual ever!!!  Then you put this with the already amazing Tome of Horrors and there is literally no way that Frog God will ever be topped!

I guess people were sleeping this morning when you posted the pdf.  How people are not posting how mind-blowing this book is beyond me.  550 friggan pages!  I thought it would be 1/3 that size.  The art is really really good!

Your S&W campaign is absolute perfection.  I don't care about the delays this is an order of magnitude better than even the original D&D of back in the day.  Rappan Athuk is better than any other module ever.  Hands-down.  Ever!

Keep up the incredible work!"

The PDF of Monstrosities is now live to backers and the PDF can be purchased here: http://www.talesofthefroggod.com/monstrosities.html 

Heart of the Razor Sneak Peek #4

The Black Spot

An adventure of extra dimensional depravity for four to six 5th level PCs
by Gary McBride

“Gather round, lads, and listen close, or you'll have the devil to pay! There are terrors upon the sea worse than breaking waves and lashing winds. Be wary in your wandering and wayfaring that you never travel with a man who bears the black spot upon his flesh, dark as the ace of spades. The tales you’ve been told are false, lads! The black spot does not spell doom to those who bear it. It brings terror and ruin upon whoever sails with the marked…”

Explore the wreck of The Flying Fortune, a ship impaled on the exposed tip of an underwater mountain with a waterfall of gold coins spilling from her shattered hull. Unravel the mystery of her vanished crew – the bloodstains, the shredded decking. Discover a dank and gaping hole in the stone peak that pierces the Fortune. Is it a natural opening? Or a tunnel crafted by arcane engines? It leads down, that much is clear. Down inside a hollow, underwater mountain – all the way to the ocean floor.

Will we reach the treasure?

We have surpassed the $105,000 Bonus Goal moving towards the next bonus goals.

$110,000 - MIND OF THE MAN 

At $110,000 we will include a special inside look into the project as a whole for all backers $5 and above. This PDF will include mostly Lou's Notes from the writing and production side of the project. Some other insider looks will include art and map sketches and notes from Blonde Frog on the Kickstarter as a whole. This behind the scene exclusive PDF is only available on Kickstarter.

$115,000 - THAR SHE BLOWS!

More to come on this bonus goal


We will create a print version of the Player's Maps (A Map Folio) at 1" square sizing. These print books can be added on for $10 to any pledge. 

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Heart of the Razor Sneak Peek #3

Sinful Whispers

An adventure of rescue, redemption, and the ancient terrors of a forgotten age for four to six 5th level PCs
by Tom Knauss

They tell of a lonely island that bears Great Pele’s footprints. An isle seared by the Mother of Fire’s vengeance for the evil wrought on Her beloved children. Where gods smite the earth, only fools dare tread, and on the Razor ‘tis folly indeed to walk any ground She condemned.

Yet still, mortals come. Legends of a secret magic hoard, the fate of a missing whaler, and the strange tale of a lone survivor beckon to shores grown as lush and inviting as a siren’s irresistible song.

“This way,” encourages a sly whisper adrift on the wind. “Come, and I shall make you mine.”

From ruins where once Great Pele trod in wrack and wrath, the temptations of an ageless evil speak after centuries of silence. Sinful Whisper is an adventure of supernatural and psychological horror set on a mysterious island grown verdant with time. Here the PCs must overcome both their deepest fears and most base desires to combat a depravity so deep it survived the retribution of a goddess.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Heart of the Razor Sneak Peek #2

Angry Waters

by Richard Pett

The Tulita elders remember the reign of Lakano Mua—the Red Misery—through the old chants passed down from generation to generation. The red dragon’s wings blotted out the sun for a hundred years, and his fire—and those of his children—reduced entire tribes to cinders…

Angry Waters is a 10th level Razor Coast treasure hunt for taboo riches, featuring mad admirals, beautiful captains, forbidden islands, dread beasts, and dark magics best left undisturbed.

“Dead men tell no tales,” they say. Captain Mercy will tell you otherwise. She’ll tell you dead men know secrets. They know of incredible places, like a City of Gold in the caldera of an extinct volcano. A city. Of gold – and she wants your help to get it.

“The catch?” drawls Mercy. “The gold, an entire city made from it did I tell you, it’s on an uncharted island in the Turmoil. Those waters belong to my old enemy, Uriah Tame. The mad Admiral, they call him, who owns some damned devilish means of knowing when a ship is in his waters. I’ll give him that.”

Not to worry. Tame is bored. Easily impressed by the likes of you. You just sail us into Armada – that’s the Admiral’s little floating town built of shipwrecks – I’ll lay low. You do a jig, pay a pence, and talk him into passage for us.”

She smiles. A daring, raffish grin, full of confidence. “After that, boyos, it’s smooth sailing. Sack the city, no more worries, and a fortune for us all.”

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Heart of the Razor Sneak Peek #1

Jungle Fever

An island hopping adventure of greed, betrayal, and undead vengeance for three to five characters of 11th–12th level
by Owen K.C. Stephens

When a supernatural plague strikes down brothel workers in the cargo pit of Sharkjaw Docks, events entangle the PCs in the schemes of Butcher Jill, an infamous and wealthy pirate-turned-drug-lord. On mysterious Dreamfog Island, they must undo the horrors Butcher Jill wrought in pursuit of her ill-gotten wealth, before the evil she unleashed sweeps the whole of the Razor into the charnel pit.

Cargo Pits

On some islands, there exist small settlements run by natives seeking relative isolation or by the descendants of early explorers and pirates. These settlements run supply stores known as cargo pits that cater to the needs of passing ships. Generally, they consist of a few docks, a general store, and maybe a ramshackle tavern. Typically neutral, cargo pits cater to whoever wishes to do business, including pirates and other blackguards. Incoming ships purchase dock space, hull and rigging repairs, new sails, or provisions. Even when the descendants of explorers or pirates run these places, manual labor is predominantly performed by underpaid or outright exploited indigenous people. Cargo pits make great “neutral ground” for encounters with unfriendly captains, as generally, they constrain bad behavior. No one wishes to be denied supplies the next time they sail through.
- Excerpted from Jungle Fever

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