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Grimthorpe East Progress Diary #1: Test shots and models.

31 Jan

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Just thought I would keep you up to date with the progress here, which has been a bit behind due to some minor ills and a virus (No not the Corona virus, yet…) This has left me being behind with the latest Adventurer’s Post scenario, and the scheduled Pointless Classics edition, but no fear, they are still coming.

Anyway, progress is good on the Grimthorpe East set, with around 20+ building kits done or almost done. Some require a little adjustment before I carry on, but these are minor woes overall, and things are coming along nicely. The intention is to include around 50 buildings at least, plus accessories and stuff, enough to give you a good selection and variation for your builds, plus I’m trying to keep them as simple as possible to reduce build time.

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After a test print or three (or six, or more!) to check for levels and such, I think they are turning out pretty good. Again, some of the kits need a little adjustment, but all is on track. When I’ve progressed a bit further, I’ll be doing more test prints…Lots of test prints!

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Doing a bit of simple maths, I figure that the end product will fit around 26-30 house models on the playing area. I have still to test this, but it sounds about right. The accessories included should fill gaps here and there, but you can simply expand the area by printing another 3×3, or even just an extra 3 to add on, it’s totally up to you!

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I have considered a 15mm version, but to be honest, since you can print the set at a reduced size, there’s probably no real need to do so. We will have to see what happens and what mood takes me!

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Once the set is out, I’ll be adding more options by releasing smaller collections to add to the line, things like a big church/temple, castles, keeps, and all manner of specialised buildings, but at first, it’ll be just basics in the core set.

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I’m thinking of a modern version using the same system, just for a change, although this won’t be Grimthorpe, but another place for modern gamers. Possibly some zombie themed stuff, but that’s in the future. Whatever happens, all these sets should be 100% compatible with other manufacturers paper model kits, so you can mix and match to your hearts content! There’s no reason you can’t use this set with other titles in our current ranges, check out the section over on DriveThruRPG in our paper model titles to give you some idea!

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I haven’t started on the accessory sheets and extras, but I have a load of ideas of what I’m going to include. Carts and Market stalls are the first on my list, but sheds, gardens, fences, monuments and more will be done too. Let me know if you have any ideas which you think I should be included!

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I’m also considering some background elements, although I’m not too sure just yet. As you can see from the mock up, it does add some additional ambiance, but I haven’t decided yet. Maybe I might make a few building fronts in partial 3D to add to the edge of the playing board, sort of like the Railway modelling community does for their set ups, although I don’t know if I would be best served bringing these bits out as additional titles. I do think they will look nice on the end set ups, but with so many ideas, I don’t want to add too much to the core set, or I might not have any ideas left for future sets!

The finished set will be available on both DriveThruRPG and our Payhip store, and I’ll ask that if you haven’t checked both of them out, please have a look, where you’ll find a load of unique and varied titles from Grinning Skull Studios.

I’ll be back later with more updates, and as ever, please comment and feel free to let me know what you think about any aspect of this or any of our other stuff!!

 

New Release: 100 Strange Shops in Town for all fantasy RPGs

2 Oct

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Ok guys, just a new release Alert, this time for 100 Strange Shops in Town for all fantasy RPGs, more world building potential for your games, easily slip these ideas in your town an city campaigns and games!!

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Get it from DrivethruRPG.com for the great price of $2 right now!

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/290539/100-Strange-Shops-in-Town-for-all-fantasy-RPGs

Thanks guys!

Grinning Skull’s End of 2017 Release Round-Up!!

18 Dec

Hello, peeps! Sorry, I haven’t been around to keep you in the loop, a combination of stress, time limitations, and festive prep has conspired against me, but never the less, I’m here now, with a comprehensive round-up of our releases up to date.

Id just like to wish all of you reading this, a very happy Festivemas and happy new year!!

I just want to note that all these fine PDF RPG supplement titles are available through RPGnow and DriveThruRPG (check out the appropriate publisher pages) and all links given here will direct you to our DriveThruRPG page. anyway, are you ready? Then, let’s begin!!

Harphogayth for 5th Edition

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/225967/Harphogayth?src=hottest_filtered&coverSizeTestPhase2=true&word-variants=true)

Glossolalia Gibberish Generator

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226157/Grims-D100-Specials-D100-Glosslalia-Gibberish-Generator-for-all-RPGs?src=hottest_filtered&coverSizeTestPhase2=true&word-variants=true)

Dark Tongue language Generator

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226260/Grims-D100-Specials-D100-Dark-Tongue-Language-Generator-for-all-fantasy-RPGs?src=hottest_filtered&coverSizeTestPhase2=true&word-variants=true)

100 Magical Things to wear

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226351/100-Magical-things-to-wear-for-any-fantasy-RPG-campaign?src=hottest_filtered&coverSizeTestPhase2=true&word-variants=true)

100 Water Side-Quests

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226657/100-Water-Side-Quests-for-any-fantasy-RPG-campaign?src=hottest_filtered&coverSizeTestPhase2=true&word-variants=true)

100 Curious Gems

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226675/100-Curious-Gemstones-for-any-fantasy-RPG-campaign?src=hottest_filtered&coverSizeTestPhase2=true&word-variants=true)

British Castles Floorplans Poster map collection vol 1.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226762/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-Reference-Series-British-Castles-Floorplan-Poster-Map-Collection-1?cPath=24344_28857)

British Castles Floorplans Poster map collection vol 2.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226776/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-Reference-Series-British-Castles-Floorplan-Poster-Map-Collection-2?cPath=24344_28857)

British Castles Floorplans Poster map collection vol 3.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226991/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-Reference-Series-British-Castles-Floorplan-Poster-Map-Collection-3?cPath=24344_28857)

British Castles Floorplans Poster map collection vol 4.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/227166/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-Reference-Series-British-Castles-Floorplan-Poster-Map-Collection-4?cPath=24344_28857)

Castles bundle!

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/227171/Castles-Bundle-British-Castles-Floorplans-Bundle-1-BUNDLE?cPath=24344_28857)

London Landmarks floorplans Poster map collection.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/227214/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-Reference-Series-London-Landmarks-Floorplans-Postermap-Collection?cPath=24344_28857)

Rule Britannia Bundle.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/227221/RULE-BRITANNIA-British-UK-Reference-Bundle-Deal-BUNDLE?cPath=24344_28857)

Meta magic for 5th edition.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/227939/Metamagic-Tricks-for-5th-Edition-Fantasy?src=hottest_filtered&coverSizeTestPhase2=true&word-variants=true)

European Castles Floorplans poster map collection vol 1.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/227963/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-Reference-Series-European-Castles-Floorplan-Poster-Map-Collection-1?cPath=24344_28857)

1916 Modern Houseplans collection vol 1.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228020/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-reference-series-1916-Modern-House-Plans-Layout-Collection-1?cPath=24344_28857)

1916 Modern Hosueplans collection vol 2.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228130/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-reference-series-1916-Modern-House-Plans-Layout-Collection-2?cPath=24344_28857)

1908 Modern Houseplans collection vol 1.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228142/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-reference-series-1908-Modern-House-Plans-Layout-Collection-1?cPath=24344_28857)

1910 Modern Houseplans collection vol 1.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228203/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-reference-series-1910-Modern-House-Plans-Layout-Collection-1?cPath=24344_28857)

1910 Modern Houseplans collection vol 2.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228213/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-reference-series-1910-Modern-House-Plans-Layout-Collection-2?cPath=24344_28857)

Modern Houseplans layout bundle 1.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228222/Modern-House-Layout-Plans-Bundle-One–BUNDLE?cPath=24344_28857)

1912 Modern Houseplans collection vol 1.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228276/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-reference-series-1912-Modern-House-Plans-Layout-Collection-1?cPath=24344_28857)

Killer Toys Bundle.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228284/Killer-Toys-Bundle-Deal-BUNDLE?cPath=24344_27981)

1915 Modern Houseplans collection vol 1.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228372/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-reference-series-1915-Modern-House-Plans-Layout-Collection-1?cPath=24344_28857)

Horror Mega Bundle.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228375/Grinning-Skulls-Horror-Megabundle-BUNDLE?cPath=24344_27981)

1916 Modern Houseplans collection vol 3.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228397/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-reference-series-1916-Modern-House-Plans-Layout-Collection-3?cPath=24344_28857)

High Seas bundle.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228475/Grinning-Skulls-High-Seas-Bundle-BUNDLE?cPath=24344_27981)

Riddles, Clues and Answers Bundle.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228476/Grinning-Skulls-Riddles-Clues–Answers-Bundle-BUNDLE?cPath=24344_27981)

Mega magic Bundle.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228478/Grinning-Skulls-Mega-Magic-Bundle-BUNDLE?cPath=24344_27981)

1916 modern Houseplans collection vol 4.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228586/Grinning-Skulls-Historical-reference-series-1916-Modern-House-Plans-Layout-Collection-4?cPath=24344_28857)

Modern house plans Bundle 2.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228657/Modern-House-Layout-Plans-Bundle-Two-BUNDLE?cPath=24344_28857)

Modern house plans Bundle 3.

(http://www.rpgnow.com/product/228659/Modern-House-Layout-Plans-Bundle-Three-BUNDLE)

100 Santa’s Little Helpers (Pointless Classics #5)

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228770/100-Santas-Little-Helpers-for-all-RPGs?src=hottest_filtered&coverSizeTestPhase2=true&word-variants=true)

2017 Historical Reference releases Mega-Bundle. (All Historical Reference titles released in 2017!)

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/229055/2017-Historical-Reference-Releases-MegaBundle-BUNDLE?cPath=24344_27981)

Grim’s Stock Art: Bundle one.

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/229202/Grims-Stock-Art-Bundle-One-BUNDLE?cPath=24344_27981)

For more titles in our ranges check out our publisher pages here!!

  

New Release: Harphogayth Campaign tool for 5th Edition Fantasy.

7 Nov

I’m back with yet more Grinning Skull Studios publications news for November!

Kicking off this month’s first release is the Harphogayth campaign tool, our very first real foray into material published for 5th Edition Fantasy. Written by Davide Quatrini, this supplement is a heavily inspired Manga/Anime style take on magical possessed power suits.

The Harphogayth supplement is a Science-Fantasy campaign tool which details using the ancient and alien artifacts known as “Harphogayths” in their campaigns.
These arcane power suits hold hidden powers and lore from an ancient lost civilisation and allow you to run campaigns and adventures in a sci-fantasy setting, heavily inspired by Manga/Anime styled fiction.
Detailed are five different and powerful Harphogayth armor suits for both your Players and NPCs.

You can check out this great new PDF here at: RPGnow: http://www.rpgnow.com/product/225967/Harphogayth and DrivethruRPG: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/225967/Harphogayth

For more titles in our ranges check out our publisher pages here!!

  

Grinning Skull Studios October Release Round-Up

4 Nov

Well, as the saying goes, better late than never, indeed we are a few days late in posting the mammoth load of Grinning Skull studios publications that were released last month. I actually think that it’s a new record here, which also leaves us only 31 releases left before we hit 200 Grinning Skull publications in total! Quite a milestone, which I’m pretty confident will easily get smashed to take us over this before 2018 is upon us!

I’m hoping that by the end of 2018, we can get to 400, which would be very cool a target indeed and something I’ll be seriously trying to get to! anyway, enough about the future, let’s talk about the past, hop in my metaphoric time capsule with me and let’s explore October…

First up are two titles for use with those of you who play any sort of Apocalyptic RPG. Aimed at the zombie genre of play, but easily put to use for nuclear aftermath type games, or any other end of the world themed game. Check them out here:

(DriveThruRPG)

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/223014/100-Useful-Scavenged-Items-from-a-Zombie-Apocalypse?src=hottest_filtered&coverSizeTestPhase2=true

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/223015/100-Useless-Scavenged-Items-from-a-Zombie-Apocalypse?src=also_purchased&coverSizeTestPhase2=true

(RPGnow)

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/223014/100-Useful-Scavenged-Items-from-a-Zombie-Apocalypse?src=hottest_filtered&coverSizeTestPhase2=true 

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/223015/100-Useless-Scavenged-Items-from-a-Zombie-Apocalypse?src=newest&coverSizeTestPhase2=true

Now one for those fans of Steampunk, and introducing a brand new author who I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of in the coming months, Aaron Canton, brings us 100 Airship side quests. You can check it out here:

(DriveThruRPG) http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/223759/100-Airship-Side-Quests-for-any-Steampunk-RPG-Campaign?src=hottest_filtered&coverSizeTestPhase2=true

(RPGnow) http://www.rpgnow.com/product/223759/100-Airship-Side-Quests-for-any-Steampunk-RPG-Campaign?manufacturers_id=8807

October’s Pointless classic title is 100 B-Movies, ideal to fill in background fluff in modern settings, It’s a Pay What You Want Title (as are all Pointless Classics) so technically free to download, although the more generous of you out there can donate a bit (if you want, you don’t have to!) as a special way of thanking us for our kindness at making these available this way!

(DriveThruRPG) http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/223736/100-BMovies-playing-at-the-Movie-Theatre-for-all-Modern-RPGs?src=newest&coverSizeTestPhase2=true

(RPGnow) http://www.rpgnow.com/product/223736/100-BMovies-playing-at-the-Movie-Theatre-for-all-Modern-RPGs?src=newest&coverSizeTestPhase2=true

Number three in our very popular Riddles series focuses on riddles with a modern theme, ideal for all sorts of contemporary games and RPGs, why not even as a fun way to test your mates for the odd hour, 100 riddles 3, complete with answers are available here:

(DriveThuRPG) http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/223170/100-Riddles-Volume-3-for-all-Modern-RPGs?src=newest&coverSizeTestPhase2=true

(RPGnow) http://www.rpgnow.com/product/223170/100-Riddles-Volume-3-for-all-Modern-RPGs?src=newest&coverSizeTestPhase2=true

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference title series is a new line, collated to help bring some authentic atmosphere to many different RPG & LARP games. From alternate history, Cthulhu, Steampunk, modern horror and more. These titles have proved to be well received and with much more in the works, we are sure there are a few that you’ll get some use from. All material is taken from the historical record and Public Domain.

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Antique Maps of Great Britain, Poster Map Collection.

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Antique Poster Maps of Europe Poster Map Collection Vol 1.

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Antique Poster Maps of London Poster Map Collection.

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Antique World Maps- Poster Map Collection Vol 1.

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Victorian Newspaper Collection Vol 1.

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Vintage Airship Plans Poster Collection.

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Vintage Astronomy Poster Collection Vol 1.

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Vintage Botanical Poster Collection Vol 1.

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Vintage Circus Plans Posters Collection: Clowns

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Vintage Circus Posters Collection: Clowns

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Vintage Medical Anatomy Poster Collection Vol 1.

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Vintage Scientific Poster Collection Vol 1.

Grinning Skull’s Historical Reference Series: Vintage Zoological Poster Collection Vol 1.

3 Collected Bundles of the first title releases are also available at a discount where these titles are sold!!

The series so far can be seen over on our Drive Thru RPG and RPG now Publisher store pages:

(DriveThruRPG): http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/8807/Grinning-Skull-Studios/subcategory/24344_28857/Historical-reference

(RPGnow) http://www.rpgnow.com/browse/pub/8807/Grinning-Skull-Studios/subcategory/24344_28857/Historical-reference

Finally we are happy to report we now have a publisher page on Drivethru Comics, here we intend to publish classic comic cover collections and reprints from the Public Domain. The first are The Skeletal Spectres Vol 1 collections, 5 3×3 A4 print at home posters in one PDF, plus each of these covers is also available in 5×5 A4 sized versions, and the massive 8×8 A4 posters! Make sure you have some ink in  your printer as the big ones are going to take some printing (If you prefer, just use black ink for a B&W cheaper version, or better still, use someone else’s printer!!)

All these are available at the new DriveThruComics Publisher page: http://www.drivethrucomics.com/browse/pub/8807

Also, I almost forgot to mention this 13 title collection of Dungeon themed titles (I missed it off last month I believe) which can be purchased at both DriveThruRPG: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/222655/Grims-Fantastic-Dungeon-Collection-Bundle-BUNDLE?src=newest&coverSizeTestPhase2=true

and at RPGnow: http://www.rpgnow.com/product/222655/Grims-Fantastic-Dungeon-Collection-Bundle-BUNDLE?src=newest&coverSizeTestPhase2=true

Also, check us regularly for new titles and news!

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