Apr 22

James Smith and Zjelwyin Fall

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James Smith of Dreams of Mythic Fantasy and the Underdark Gazette passed away recently. (Some details @ https://www.forevermissed.com/james-albert-smith-jr/#about if you're curious). I realized today while looking at the blog and FB posts about his funeral yesterday that his final OSR news posting on 23 March 2019 featured Zjelwyin Fall's release as the top headline.


I'm glad James was able to help spread the word about your books, Anthony---they're the good stuff that more folks should know about!



Apr 22

I was touched as well which is why I added a memorial to my other lands portion of the site

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  • What _types_ of product designs does the OSR lack? We have core and supplemental rulebooks; adventure modules and supplements; setting books; content tools; accessories; and guidance books. What else is missing from that list? Further context at https://grodog.blogspot.com/2019/10/what-types-of-product-designs-does-the-osr-lack.html Allan.
  • Hi Anthony. It is always a joy to read your posts and thebluebard.com has definitely served as a great inspiration for my own campaign. I just made a post featuring some of your work to share with my gaming community. https://almostcampaign.blogspot.com/ Your maps have made my maps better and the care and passion you put into your game has set a new standard for my own games. Thanks Anthony! I just picked up your novels. I couldn't find them new anywhere so had to order them used online at $50 bucks a-piece. Money well spentin my opinion. You can check out the Intro to my Dystopian Dark Fantasy campaign here: soon to be in print. https://almostcampaign.blogspot.com/2018/06/session-1-darforge.html Happy gaming!
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