For years at conventions, I’ve been asked if the Castle of the Mad Archmage adventure book was available in a 5th Edition-friendly format. Well, now I can finally say the answer is yes!
The same classic megadungeon; vast, more than 13 levels, deadly, laden with trips and traps and monsters and loot, but now using the newest version of the D&D rules.
Happy Friday evening all!
I am pleased to announce that the latest expansion to the Castle of the Mad Archmage is now available in both print and pdf. Level Four South – The Gardens features 22 new encounter areas, 8 new monsters, new magic items, and a whole underground garden for your players to explore.
Just a reminder – next weekend we’ll be at GaryCon for the first time (woo-hoo!). Look for the BRW Games table in the dealer’s room, and there will also be sessions of Castle of the Mad Archmage on Friday and Saturday nights (both are sold out, sorry!).
Do stop by and say hi, if you’re in the neighborhood!
One of my fans has suggested that I set a stretch goal to come out with a print edition of one of my earlier adventures, Bitterbark’s Circus. The Circus is a mirthfully malevolent place, and can also be used as an expansion for Castle of the Mad Archmage (Level 11, Area 34, for those keeping track). Up until now, it’s only been available in pdf format.
However, if we break $4,500 on the Musicland Kickstarter, making a print version of the adventure will be bumped to the top of the priority list, and will almost certainly be available by the time Musicland is. Backers of this Kickstarter at any level will also receive a coupon for a 25% discount on the print version of Bitterbark’s Circus if we hit the stretch goal (and all print versions include the pdf, too!).
In response to several inquiries, a new reward level has been added; the Musicland Standard Edition, for those who want to get the book in print, but missed out on the limited edition print version.
This new reward level will include a standard POD version of the book, plus the pdf. You’ll need to pay the cost of printing and shipping when you collect your reward from RPGNow / DriveThruRPG. The print cost has been factored into the reward level, and the total will come out to around US$10 plus shipping.
So if you chose the pdf-only version and want to upgrade for only a few bucks more, now’s your chance!
You can find the Kickstarter here:
OneBookShelf is running its annual “Christmas in July” sale, and naturally BRW Games is participating. That means you can get everything in the BRW catalog at deep discounts:
What’s that? You want specifics? Well, roll these around your brain and see if it doesn’t scream BUY ME!!!
The original Castle of the Mad Archmage, in print, no less, for under $45. Yes, that includes both print and pdf! Seriously, you could literally spend years with your players in this dungeon. 13+ levels, thousands of encounter areas, new monsters, new magic, the thing is effing HUGE.
Not enough? How about this…
The Adventures Dark and Deep core rulebooks and DM’s screen, for under $100. Yes, again, that’s both print and pdf! What is it? Why, it’s 1E meets Gygax’s original plans for the next version of the game. Start with the 1E rules, streamline the stuff that needs streamlining, add new classes and spells and monsters and magic, and off we go! If you liked Unearthed Arcana, you’ll love Adventures Dark and Deep.
Plus there’s a whole bunch of other stuff also on sale; expansion modules, adventures, my take on a fantasy China expansion rulebook (all completely compatible with most Advanced RPGs… ahem).
So head on over and check out the sale! I wrote most of it, but honestly, it’s a really good deal, and stuff you’ll get a ton of use out of for years.
In conjunction with the recent ADD/CotMA pdf sale, three lucky winners were going to get free hard copies of their purchases. All three winners have been contacted through OneBookShelf, but unfortunately I’ve only heard from two of them!
- Jonathan M. Thompson won a softcover copy of A Curious Volume of Forgotten Lore
- “Weird Dave” Coulson won a hardcopy cover of Castle of the Mad Archmage (OSR version)
But we still have another winner to be heard from! If you’re reading this and bought a pdf during the sale, please look for an email from Chris Tang (from OBS) with the subject line “Free Book” and follow the instructions within.
If I don’t hear from our mystery winner within a week, I’ll be forced to draw another winner. I’ll also ask OBS to try to get in touch with him again.
Jonathan and Weird Dave, your books will be en route shortly. Thanks to everyone for participating!
As we head slowly into the summer months, I thought I’d do an impromptu sale, with a contest to boot!
From Saturday May 6, 2017 through Sunday May 14, 2017, all print-possible pdf titles will be 20% off.
In addition, anyone purchasing a pdf version of a title (that has a print version) will be included in a special drawing. Two lucky winners will win a free upgrade to a softcover version of the title, and one lucky winner will get a free upgrade to hardcover (if available)!
Shipping to the United States is included. Outside of the U.S. you will be asked to make up the difference in shipping costs. But the books themselves are still free!
Purchases of titles that do not have a print version will not be included in the drawing. But if you get a print title, and want to try for a second copy, more power to you! The following titles have print options available:
A Curious Volume of Forgotten Lore
Adventures Dark and Deep Bestiary
Adventures Dark and Deep Game Masters Toolkit
Adventures Dark and Deep Players Manual
Castle of the Mad Archmage Adventure Book
Castle of the Mad Archmage Adventure Book (Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Edition)
Castle of the Mad Archmage Illustration Book
Castle of the Mad Archmage Map Book
Castle of the Mad Archmage Expansion – Level Three East
The Golden Scroll of Justice
This offer does not apply to the Adventures Dark and Deep bundle, but does apply to the Castle of the Mad Archmage digital OSR bundle.
Happy GM’s Day!
You can get all our books, including our latest, Project Oasis, for 30% off at OBS’s GM’s Day sale this weekend. Just click here:
(Please note that Project Oasis will be on sale today only, so if you want to get it, don’t dawdle!)