The Random Number Gods have spoken, and hath decreed that:

James M Shaw is the winner of a physical copy of Dungeon Grappling. Rus Ketcham gets his choice of DG or Lost Hall of Tyr!

The next three days will show gifts of a PDF today and tomorrow, and a physical copy and PDF on Christmas Day.

In fact, I’m going to give out SEVEN PDFs on Christmas day, being in a holiday mood and all.

So be of good cheer!

Was distracted by the need to travel for the holidays, so this post is a bit late.

I think I forgot to also give a PDF out on Day 6 (Dec 19), so Paul wins that one.

The Day 7 (Dec 20) prize goes to Jeff Scifert.

The Day 8 (Dec 21) prize goes to Ngo Vinh-Hoi.

That should bring us current!

Merry Christmas!

 

The Day 5 PDF Winner was JT Bookerson – he’s not chosen whether he wants Dungeon Grappling or Lost Hall yet.

The Day 6 winner of Lost Hall of Tyr – a print copy – is Adam Ness.

Day 7 and Day 8 will be more “PDF of your choice!”

 

Note: Apparently both physical copies have gone to folks here in MN by random chance. I swear it’s the Google random number generator and not “must be in MN to win.” But . . . if Ryan and Adam are willing, they’ll meet me at my Viking martial arts studio and be handed their copies.

The winners of the Day 3 giveaway were:

Physical Copy of Dungeon Grappling: Ryan Hixson (who turns out to live right here in the Twin Cities . . . who knew?)

PDF Copy of Lost Hall of Tyr: Jonathan N.

 

Today is another PDF of the recipient’s choice.

I also dug in and made two updates to my Lost Hall PDF, and made one errata fix and added a complete set of navigation bookmarks. Hopefully I can really call it DONE now.

The Day 2 Winner was Michael Bauer! He chose Lost Hall of Tyr, and his link was mailed out this morning.

Tonight’s drawing will be for a physical copy of Dungeon Grappling . . .

 

For what it’s worth: a US postal address doesn’t matter. DriveThruRPG lets me ship from the UK to just about anywhere for $5-8, and of course US Media Mail is about $3. So unless you’re from Brazil, where the only shipping option costs $30, don’t self-select out.

 

The OSR Christmas continues today.

Edwin Nagy was yesterday’s winner, and I gave him a choice of Lost Hall of Tyr or Dungeon Grappling – he chose Lost Hall.

I’ll offer the same choice to each winner – which of my (for the moment) two products do you want? Dungeon Grappling will suit if you really want all the options in it, or wish rules for Pathfinder and 5e along with your Swords & Wizardry.

Lost Hall is the newer product, and also contains a two-page Dungeon Grappling quick-start that will get you going on sensible grappling rules. As a GM, you’ll love what they do for your monsters. As a player, it’s a sensible extension of the usual combat rules that gives an axis of conflict resolution that doesn’t always result in dismemberment and escalation (but still can be used for such).

In any case: the plethora of electrons available in my inventory makes “winner’s choice” a sensible offer.

Merry Christmas!

For the first day of Christmas, the random number generator says . . . Edwin Nagy!

He’ll get to choose between Lost Hall of Tyr and Dungeon Grappling . . . because it’s not like I’m running out of PDFs any time soon.

Anybody that did NOT win – 26 more folks that left a comment today – will be rolled forward each day for the PDF awards.

I would appreciate a fresh comment if you’re interested in a physical product. The first one, on the 16th, will be a copy of Dungeon Grappling.

Merry Christmas!

 

(image linked from Gizmodo article)

A new tag! I keep coming across stuff like this, where we find out that yes, ancient technology was done for very good reasons, and that no, we’re not necessarily more clever today than we used to be. Whether it be hinging movement and stance for fighting, thin faced round shields for viking combat . . . or a nifty way of extracting tar.

https://gizmodo.com/new-experiment-reveals-secret-behind-200-000-year-old-n-1798636925

A cool article about how 200,000 years ago, it was perfectly possible to do cool stuff.

This year, my Dungeon Grappling and Lost Hall of Tyr products are participating in Erik Tenkar’s 12 Days of OSR Christmas.

And today’s day 1.

Each day I’ll be giving away a PDF of one of these products, and every third day (16th, 19th, 22nd, 25th) I’ll give away a physical copy of one of the two.

Leave a comment to be considered for the drawing each day!