The Black Hack 2

The Black Hack RPG Second Edition -- Kicktraq Mini

Monday, 1 October 2018

Black Pudding 5 Print Edition Out Now!

Printed editions of Black Pudding 5 are now available to order. They may be ordered using the Paypal button below (if all you want is a single copy then this gives discounted shipping as the packed weight is under 100grams). Please make sure you select the correct postage option for your location.



Black Pudding 5
If you've not got copies of the previous issues in print then there is also the following special bundle with world-wide shipping included. For a customer in the US this should save £4.00 - £5.00 on the normal cost including delivery if the items were ordered via Squarehex. The bundle contains:
  • 1 copy of Black Pudding Issue 1
  • 1 copy of Black Pudding Issue 2
  • 1 copy of Black Pudding Issue 3
  • 1 copy of Black Pudding Issue 4
  • 1 copy of Black Pudding Issue 5
  • 1 copy of FOSSIL B/X Character Generation
  • 1 Squarehex Adventure Design Booklet



Black Pludding 1-5 Special Bundle
Copies may also be ordered from the Squarehex site using the following links:

https://squarehex.myshopify.com/products/black-pudding-issue-5

https://squarehex.myshopify.com/products/black-pudding-issue-5-premium-bundlehttps://squarehex.myshopify.com/products/black-pudding-issue-5-premium-bundle


Black Pudding Issue 5
Black Pudding Issue 5 Premium Bundle





















Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Caves of Chaos Poster Prints On Sale Now

I've now added the Caves of Chaos poster-sized maps by Dyson Logos to the Squarehex site. There are two versions of the map, one with numbers, and one without. There is also a set of mapping sheets that simply have a grid and the cave entrances marked on them. Finally, there is special-priced set that includes both posters and a set of mapping sheets. All the sheets measure 707mm wide by 500mm high and are printed on matt white 115gsm paper. If you need a frame I got mine from Ikea for £5 or £6 in the UK and Amazon have a wide range in the £15-20 price range. All the frames I found were 700mm wide so to make the print fit nicely you need to trim 3-4mm off each side.

Here's a link to all 4 products:

https://squarehex.myshopify.com/collections/all/caves-of-chaos

The Caves of Chaos No Numbers

The Caves of Chaos With Numbers
The Caves of Chaos Mapping Sheet


Framed Example (frame from Ikea)


Monday, 24 September 2018

The Caves of Chaos Poster Print Teaser

Dyson Logos has kindly given me permission to print some poster-sized versions of his superb Caves of Chaos maps. The image below shows the version with no numbers, but there will also be a numbered version and a blank mapping sheet with 10mm grid lines and just the cave entrances.

The maps are printed on 115gsm matt white paper and they measure 707mm wide by 500mm high.

I hope to release them for sale later this week, but I was so pleased with how the fist one turned out I just had to share it.


Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Sample 2.5D Dungeon

I've been making a few 2.5D Dungeon tiles over the last few evenings. Below is an example of the size of dungeon that may be created using one set of pre-printed 2.5D Dungeon Sheets.



















I've not made any of the columns, altars, tables or other items yet. If you'd like to try making your own set. You can get PDF of the textures here:
https://www.rpgnow.com/browse/pub/3785/Crooked-Staff-Publishing?term=crooked+staff&test_epoch=0

Or you can buy pre-printed sheets here:
https://squarehex.myshopify.com/collections/all/2-5d-dungeon



Tuesday, 14 August 2018

2.5D Dungeon Terrain Launch

I've just released a new pack of professionally terrain sheets for creating 2.5D dungeons. The sheets in the pack were created by Kristian Richards of Crooked Staff Publishing. The first pack in the range contains 24 A4-sized sheets of terrain printed on 170gsm silk art paper. There are 12 sheets of flooring texture and 12 sheets for creating wall, doors, columns, alters, tables and other stone/wooden items.

All you need to add to the kit to make your dungeon is some thick card or foam board, a sharp knife (please take care when making cuts) and metal ruler, and a glue stick. As a launch offer you can buy a special triple pack of the terrain and receive a free aluminium ruler and a large glue stick.

Get them here: https://squarehex.myshopify.com/collections/all/2-5d-dungeon

Also check out Kristian's helpful video tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/c/CrookedStaffTerrain



Tuesday, 24 July 2018

A5 Gamers' Notebook MKII

The first print run of my A5 Gamers' Notebooks sold out at the end of lest year. I'm ready to order a reprint, but want to tweak the design. The original version looked like this although I think this image is based on the smaller (same format) A6 version:

Here's what I have in mind for the new version:



















It has the same 6mm square as the original design, but I've now added a page of 7mm hexes on the facing pages, which are scaled to match my existing A5 hex pads. To keep the Notebook utility I've included some lines under the mapping area.

I plan to print them on higher quality 120gsm paper instead of the 100gsm used previously. They will have 50 pages and I expect to sell them for £4.50 each. I don't need a Kickstarter for these, but they'll still be some sort of preorder offer with special pricing.

I'm interested to get some feedback on them, particularly from previous/existing Gamers' Notebook users.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Black Hack Late Pledges

We've had a quite a few requests from people wanting to join the campaign as late backers. We also have around 20 backers whose payments have not been successfully collected by Kickstarter who have been automatically dropped by the system.
In the past, to deal with these issues I've been happy to collect manual Paypal payments from people. However, given the scale of this project, it is not really workable and would probably lead to problems when it comes to the fulfilment stage.
To solve this I've set up 3 preorder products that essentially duplicate the Level 3, 4 and 5 rewards. The only differences being that they cost 10% more, and do not include access to the beta document. These preorder products will available until the project survey deadline (surveys haven't gone out yet), which will be in early August. Preorders will be posted after the Kickstarter rewards, but before the Second Edition products go on general sale. Any preorders that also include general stock products will be held until the preorder items are ready for dispatch. There are no add-on options for these preorders.
Here's the link to the product page: