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I.O.U. 1 WFRP Monster


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I’m a little busy right now starting a new job, but I hope to get to it over the weekend. If there’s something particular you’d like to see, drop its name in the comments along with the edition(s) of WFRP for which you’d like stats. No promises, but I’ll see what I can do.

While you’re here, though, I’d like to tell you about Rookery Publications, a new rpg studio that I’ve founded along with four other WFRP veterans: Writer, cartographer, and developer extraordinaire Andy Law; art legend Mark Gibbons; editor, proofreader, and business expert Lindsay Law, and prolific writer Andy Leask.

We are working on a dark fantasy setting with a series of sourcebooks and a campaign. Everything is designed to be modular so you can take it as written or kitbash it to fit your own campaign. It is system-agnostic, and the first few products have tested well with WFRP as well as an array of other games. Our first two titles are five-star products on DriveThruRPG, and you can find them here.

We also produce weekly “Inside the Rookery” live streams with guests from across the games industry. Past guests have included Bob Naismith, who ran the GEW miniatures department in the late 80s and created the first Space Marines, WFRP artist Ralph Horsley, ex-GW designer and novelist Gav Thorpe, former Hogshead Publishing chief James Wallis, Marc Gascoigne of Black Library and now Aconyte Books, and many more. The live streams go out on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook, and are archived on our YouTube channel. Inside the Rookery is supported by our Patreon campaign (https://www.patreon.com/InsideTheRookery).

You can find Rookery Publications at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RookeryPublications

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheRookery

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/rookerypublications

Twitter: @RookeryP

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rookerypublications/

and we have a very active community on Discord.

All I Want for Christmas

December 24, 2021 1 comment

Compliments of the season, whatever you celebrate at this time of year.

It’s been a good year for me: the final volumes in The Enemy Within Director’s Cut have been published, at least in electronic form, and just a few days ago the Kickstarter campaign for the Vaesen Britain and Ireland Sourcebook topped $700,000, making almost 65 times its funding goal.

Another thing I’m proud of this year is my involvement with Rookery Publications. For those who haven’t heard, this is a new indie tabletop RPG studio that I have co-founded along with Andy Law, Mark Gibbons, Lindsay Law, and Andy Leask. We are completely self-funded so this is a spare-time venture for most of us, but we confidently expect to release the first few system-agnostic* fantasy roleplaying supplements in our Coiled Crown product line early in 2022.

*That’s right. We are designing everything so that it can be used with any rules system. It sounds like a tall order, but playtest results have been very positive. In fact, some testers successfully adapted our first adventure for various SF and horror games, as well as a wide range of fantasy roleplaying games.

While we were working on those plans, we also started doing a regular weekly stream called Inside the Rookery, where we chat with guests from all across the industry about all manner of things. We’ve had a fantastic array of guests so far, and we plan to keep on going in 2022. We also have an occasional series called Beside the Rookery, which takes a deeper look at a specific topic. You can find past streams on our YouTube channel.

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The streams are supported by a Patreon campaign, which you can find here. Starting at just GBP 1.50 (USD 2.00 or EUR 1.77 at the time of posting), you can become a Rook and enjoy Patreon-exclusive blog posts as well as monthly masterclasses on various aspects of RPG design. So far I’ve shown how to create multi-plot adventures like those in the Rough Nights and Hard Days collection for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, and Andy Law has shared some of the secrets of his multiple award-winning cartography.

So if you want to give us a gift this holiday season, please check out the Rookery’s Patreon page. It’s a gift to yourself, as well.

Come to our Birthday Party!

November 5, 2021 Leave a comment

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Rookery Publications was founded one year ago as an indie rpg studio composed of legendary writer and cartographer Andy Law, GW and Blizzard artist Mark Gibbons, indefatigable writer Andy Leask, and laser-sharp editor/proofreader and awesome business brain Lindsay Law. And me, Graeme Davis.

We’ll be celebrating LIVE tomorrow (Saturday Nov. 6th) at 7 pm UK time (3 pm Eastern, noon Pacific). Come and join us! Meet the team, ask questions, and hear the latest news on our upcoming products!

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/rookerypublications

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheRookery

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RookeryPublications

See you then!

And join our Discord community at https://discord.gg/7uxKJxfW!