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.
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.
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 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 Pudding Issues 1-4 Special Bundle
Copies may also be ordered from the Squarehex site using the following links:
FOSSIL (Fantasy Old School System Index Lite) is a bare bones OSR system that is roughly compatible with B/X rules and retroclones (the rules have parity with Labyrinth Lord). This first booklet covers character generation and advancement.
The booklet is just 12 small pages (landscape DL 210x105mm) yet includes everything needed to generate and equip a B/X character. It also includes advancement rules to tenth level, combat and damage tables, full descriptions for first level cleric and magic-user spells, and a blank character sheet.
There are two versions of the PDF. The first one gives clerics a spell at first level. Whereas the second one gives clerics their first spell at second level and follows strict B/X spell progression for clerics thereafter. Otherwise they are identical.
Professionally printed copies of this booklet will be available from Squarehex.co.uk in April 2018. I hope to include a sticker with each printed copy that will allow the alternate cleric spell advancement to added as an option. My aim with the printed edition is to make it very low cost so that a GM can give out a copy to each player at the table for minimum outlay.
Work on the second booklet with Game Mastering rules is underway. Following that there will be a Spells booklet and possibly a Monsters booklet. In addition there is also my B/X Monster Reference Index which is already available in print and PDF. The PDF cost $1 from RPGNOW.com: http://www.rpgnow.com/product/237131/FOSSIL-B-X-Character-Generation
Squarehex will have a stand with all sorts of stuff. Here's a list of highlights:
Black Hack T-Shirts £12
Black Hack Hoodies £28
Midderlands Book and Poster £30
Little Book of Dungeons £5
Character, Location, Plot, & Treasure Cards £10 per deck
Black Hack Rulebook £4
Black Pudding Zines 1, 2, & 3 £3each
Dungeon and Character Sheet Mugs £6each
Selection of OSR books
Selection of Savage Worlds books
Reaper Bones Minis
Pads.Notebooks with squares and hexes
Some stock is very limited, so if you have your heart set on something please get to the stand early. I've got 10 Black Hack Hoodies and 30 Black Hack T-Shirts. If there are any left at the end of the show I will add them to the Squarehex site next week.
If you like OSR games then this year promises to have a stronger than ever presence.
neat Plastic box for all your pens and pencils. These boxes come in a
random colour (either blue or frosted as shown) and no pens are
The boxes are priced at £1.00 However, if you spend over £20 before
postage charges and include one of these boxes in your order, I will
cram a single box full of pens, pencils and other useful accessories.
Each filled box will be slightly different, but there will be 15-20
items with a combined value of around £10. Every box will also include a
Pencil +1 from our last remaining supplies (normally only sold at
conventions). You may buy more than one box if you wish, but only one
box will come with the extras (assuming your order is for £20+). The
offer is good until Sunday 10th December or until I run out of boxes
and/or things to stuff them with.
offer is open to overseas customers, but the weight limit for Airmail
is 2kg so larger orders may get rejected at the checkout stage. If this
happens, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll be
happy to assist with an exact postage quote for the items you'd like to
I've been working with Kristian Richards of Crooked Staff Publishing over the last few months and I'm pleased to announce a new print book featuring a collection of his excellent maps.
The Little Book of Dungeons is a full-colour A5 book, containing 19 maps (18 dungeons and 1 inn). Ideal for use in any fantasy role-playing game. The book has been professionally printed on premium silk art paper.
The book is priced at £5.00. Copies may be ordered using the Paypal buttons below (if all you want is a single copy then this gives discounted shipping). Wholesale enquires are welcome.
Copies may also be ordered from the Squarehex site here: