Saturday 24 December 2016

Black Pudding 1 Print Edition Out Now!

Printed editions of Black Pudding are now available to order from the Squarehex site using the following link:

Friday 9 December 2016

Black Pudding Zine Print Edition

You may already have seen James V West's stunning new zine Black Pudding. If not head over to and grab the PWYW PDF. It is quite simply the best zine ever.

A few of days ago I tentatively asked James about his plans for a printed edition, and mentioned that I'd be interested in getting involved. I'm delighted to report that he's agreed to let me print and distribute Black Pudding. The A5 printed edition will be litho-printed on paper of the same weight and finish as The Black Hack and Oubliette Issue 9. I'm expecting them to be delivered just before Christmas. Cover price will be £3.00 and they'll be a wholesale option for orders of 10+ copies. At launch there will be shipping options for the UK/EU/Rest of the World.

Thursday 24 November 2016

Squarehex Black Friday Discount

From now until the end of Tuesday you can get 15% off any order placed at by entering the code BF16

This is a great chance to pick up print copies of: The Black Hack, Cthulhu Posters, or just to restock your supplies of grid and hex papers.

P.S. I've had a bit of a break from gaming projects over the last few months, but plan to come back to them with lots of fresh ideas for 2017. I'll also have a stand at Dragonmeet in London on Saturday 3rd December. 

Wednesday 1 June 2016

UK Games Expo Price List

Squarehex will have a stand at the UK Games Expo this weekend (Stand D29). Here's a copy of our price list flyer. We've got a wide range of items and some of them are limited to just one or two copies. We can't reserve items so if you want something very badly please get to us early.

Tuesday 3 May 2016

The Black Hack Print Copies Now on Sale!

With the Kickstarter rewards all now posted, I'm releasing print edition of The Black Hack for general sale. If you missed out on the Kickstarter or grabbed a PDF but would like a print copy of The Black Hack, you may find all the print items here:

There is also a bundle deal that combines all the printed materials together at a special price here:

Sunday 28 February 2016

Last Few Hours of The Black Hack

There are just 5 hours left to get in on the Kickstarter. The project ends tonight at 8pm GMT. The most popular pledge level is £8 + postage and gets you all this:

  • 2 Printed copies of The Black Hack rules
  • 1 PDF copy of the rules
  • 12 Printed character sheet
  • Micro-Setting Supplement - The Queer & Deadly Town of Sorrowset
  • 1 Printed Mini-GM's Screen

Sunday 14 February 2016

The Black Hack Rules Preview

The Black Hack is a streamlined OSR RPG by David Black that is currently live on Kickstarter.

I was going to write a series of blog posts this week to show some of the mechanics of The Black Hack. However, David has put together a couple of preview pages that collate some key rules and give a much better idea of how the system works. They also serve as a preview of how the rule book interior is laid out.

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.