The Black Hack 2

The Black Hack RPG Second Edition -- Kicktraq Mini

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:


Friday, 29 June 2018

Last Chance to Jump on The Black Hack Kickstarter

We've got just over 2 days left to run on The Black Hack Kickstarter. The project has smashed its initial goal by over 800% and we've been able to add some nice extras and upgrades to the rewards.

You may find the project here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1730454032/the-black-hack-rpg-second-edition

The project ends at 8pm BST on Sunday 1st July.






Tuesday, 5 June 2018

The Black Hack II Kickstarter is Live!

The Kickcstarter for the Second Edition of The Black Hack is now live. This time along with an updated 20 page rulebook there's a 124 hardback with loads of extra content and a special black box with extra goodies.

Check the project page out here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1730454032/the-black-hack-rpg-second-edition
















Monday, 30 April 2018

FOSSIL Booklets and new Mapping Pads

Hot on the heels of Black Pudding Issue 4, which landed last week. I now have the print copies of the FOSSIL B/X Character Generation booklets. They cost £1 each, or you can buy 3 for £2, or 10 for £5. This makes them cheap enough to buy in bulk and give one to each player to keep.

You may find them here:
https://squarehex.myshopify.com/search?q=fossil
























Also new to the site are 3 new DL sized (210mm x 99mm) paper pads:

Double Grid Pad
https://squarehex.myshopify.com/collections/square-hex-pads/products/dl-double-grid-pad












Dot Grid Pad
https://squarehex.myshopify.com/collections/square-hex-pads/products/dl-dot-grid-pad












Tri List Pad
https://squarehex.myshopify.com/collections/square-hex-pads/products/dl-tri-list-pad



Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Black Pudding 4 Print Edition Out Now!

Printed editions of Black Pudding 4 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)



Black Pudding 4
Black Pudding Issue 4


























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 The Little Book of Dungeons
  • 1 copy of FOSSIL B/X Character Generation

Black Pludding 1-4 Special Bundle
Black Pudding Issues 1-4 Special Bundle



















Copies may also be ordered from the Squarehex site using the following links:

https://squarehex.myshopify.com/products/black-pudding-issue-4

https://squarehex.myshopify.com/collections/role-playing-games/black-pudding-issue-4-premium-bundle

Black Pudding Issue 4 Premium Bundle