The Black Hack 2

The Black Hack RPG Second Edition -- Kicktraq Mini

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Last 24 Hours of the Numbered Hex Pad Kickstarter

There's just 24 hours left to get in on my Hex Pad Kickstarter. The pads will be available to buy at Squarehex.co.uk in a couple of month's, but if you want them first, and for the lowest price, then head over to the project page sharpish.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1730454032/a4-numbered-hex-pad

Friday, 3 January 2014

2014 Plans and Discount Code Extended

I'm really pleased with what I achieved last year (5 Kickstarters, launched the Squarehex.co.uk online store, and took a stand at a couple of shows). I would really liked to have included an issue or two of Oubliette in that list, but I just couldn't find the large blocks of free-time it takes to produce them.

I did find time to create a few free and Pay What You Want PDFs during 2013. These, along with my back catalogue, continue to enjoy lots of interest.  Since 2010 over 10,000 free PDFs have been downloaded from RPGNow.com and its sister sites. PDF sales for the same period are very close to 2,000, and if I add in Lulu and direct print sales of Oubliette, the total passes 2,500.

In 2014 I hope Oubliette will be back, but at this stage it's difficult to say when. I also have more Kickstarters planned. I'd like to continue running one every 2-3 months. Most of the Kickstarters will be for mapping pads, though I do have some more ideas that I'd like to try. As always with my Kickstarters, the golden rule will be to only launch a new campaign after all rewards from the previous campaign have been posted (Kickstarter should add that to their guidelines for creators).

On the convention front I will be back at the UKGames Expo in May and the DerbyWorldWargames show in October. I'm also looking at other shows and would like to book at least two of them.

My online store www.squarehex.co.uk is still very much in its infancy. I've recently added Labyrinth Lord, AD&D and Savage Worlds rule books to the site, and will continue to add more books and games throughout 2014. As my current Kickstarter for Numbered Hex Pads finishes on Sunday 12th January, I'm extending the 10% discount code "kick5" until it finishes. Simply visit www.squarehex.co.uk and enter the code at the checkout.