The Black Hack RPG

The Black Hack -- Kicktraq Mini

Monday, 8 February 2016

The Black Hack RPG

Yesterday I launched a new Kickstarter campaign. It is for an OSR RPG called The Black Hack written by David Black. It is not to be confused with my own B/X Retroclone RPG FOSSIL which is still in development, but nevertheless I'm sure it will still be of interest to many of you.
Here's some blurb about it:

The Black Hack is a super-streamlined roleplaying game that uses the Original 1970s Fantasy Roleplaying Game as a base, and could well be the most straightforward modern OSR compatible clone available. If speed of play and character creation, compatibility, and simple - yet elegant rules are what you yearn for. Look no further!
The project hit its funding goal in just 12 hours and as I type has just past its second Stretch Goal. Here's a link to the project page:
Over the next few weeks while the campaign is running I will be writing a series of blog posts that look at some of the mechanics used in the system. There is also plenty of discussion on Google+ where the game's creator David Black is always happy to answer questions about his game.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Last 24 Hours of the A3 Grid Pad Kickstarter

There's just 1 day left to grab some of our premium grid pads at special Kickstarter prices. The campaign closes tomorrow (Thursday) at 8pm GMT.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1730454032/a3-7mm-grid-pad/description


Thursday, 10 December 2015

A3 Grid Pad Kickstarter 1 Week Only!

A lighning-fast, pre-Christmas campaign to reprint an improved version of our A3 grid pads. Here's a link to the project page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1730454032/a3-7mm-grid-pad


Thursday, 3 December 2015

Dragonmeet Saturday 5th December

This Saturday Squarehex has a stand at Dragonmeet in London. I'm presently busy packing stock for the show. Here's a selection of what will be on offer:


  • Call of Cthulhu book posters £5
  • Mountains of Madness book posters £8
  • Set of both Lovecraft book posters £10
  • Random Dungeon Posters £10
  • B/X Monster Reference Index £3
  • Geomorphic Beermats 12 for £2 or 125 for £15
  • Box of Tricks (3 only) £10
  • A5 Gamers' Notebooks £4each or 2 for £7
  • A6 Gamers' Notebooks £3each or 2 for £5
  • Pencil +1 £1each or 3 for £2
  • Inked Adventures Map and Dice Playing Cards £8
  • Dwimmermount books and tracker package (1 only) £50
  • LotFP Carcosa 1st Printing (2 only*) £30
  • LotFP A Red and Pleasant Land  (4 only*) £30
  • Full range of Squarehex Mapping Pads and Character Sheets
  • A selection of OSR books
  • A selection of Savage Worlds books
  • A selection of board and card games
  • A big selection of Reaper Bones monster miniatures
*LotFP have a stand at the show so these are the only LotFP items I'm bringing from my stock. James will have the reprinted version of Carcosa and some Red and Pleasant Land stock but if you want a first print copy of Carcosa or he runs out of R&PL we have them.


Thursday, 19 November 2015

Free Printed City Maps

A few weeks ago I was toying with ideas for large format printed maps and decided that I wanted to do a test print run. I found a large, highly-detailed city map (it's a map of Galway from 1651 so totally in the public domain) and sent it off to the printers.  I removed the title from the map to allow it to be renamed as required for gaming purposes.

Today I got the test prints back. I only ordered 25 but they sent me a few extras. The prints are B2-sized which is 707mmx500mm (28"x19.5") and have been litho-printed on to 115gsm affiche paper. the paper has a nice smooth matt finish that is easy to write and draw on. The images below are photos of the finished prints.

If you'd like a free copy of the map there are 2 ways to get one:

1) Place any order at www.squarehex.co.uk and send me a note saying you'd like one and I'll include it free with your order. If you order a poster or map sheet that needs to be posted in a tube then I'll roll the map with it. If not, then I'll fold the map to the same size as the other items you order.

2) If you come to the Squarehex stand at Dragonmeet you can just ask for one, no purchase necessary.

Free maps are strictly one per person, and are only available while stocks last.


 

Friday, 2 October 2015

B/X Monster Reference Kickstarter Final 48 Hours!

There's just under 2 days left to run for the B/X Monster Reference Index Kickstarter. The project is also closing on the next Stretch Goal with just £90 to go. If you've not already seen it, then please check out the project page here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1730454032/b-x-monster-reference-index

If we can hit the Stretch Goal, which adds 4 extra pages, it will make this a reference with a whole lot more than the 500 monsters it contains. Backers that pledge for 2 copies or more also get extra loot in the form of B/X bookmarks and Business Card Character Sheets.




Friday, 25 September 2015

B/X Bookmarks

I designed a B/X Bookmark several months ago and went ahead and ordered a test print-run of them. They are really intended for a future Kickstarter project, but as I'll need to print them in larger quantities for that, I've decided to add them to my current B/X Monster Reference Index Kickstarter as a little bonus item along with some of my B/X Business Card Character Sheets.
















If you would like to get one or more of them, take a look at the Kickstarter page for more details:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1730454032/b-x-monster-reference-index/description