It’s Free RPG Day, and Rothbard & Gazpus have a gift to put under the Free RPG Tree: our new party game OCCULT SLUMBER PARTY. It’s a variation on the game Werewolf presented as a tribute to horror films like Cabin in the Woods, Demons, and Evil Dead 2. It is, in a word, groovy! (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)
All you need to play are the rules and the card templates (download link below). Once you’ve downloaded and printed them and used your scissor-and-glue-stick skills to make a 20-card deck you’re ready to party. But direct your attention to the art above— that’s one of the cards and that brings us to the coolest thing about Occult Slumber Party: all of the game art is original work done by our main man Arik Roper, who has done an insane number of frightening album covers and movie posters for the like of Sleep, High on Fire, Mondo Posters, and more. The dude is SKILLED.
And there’s more Occult Slumber Party coolness in the offing: coming soon is the CHILLING and THRILLING Occult Slumber Party mixtape, a truly terrifying collection of tunes that’s the perfect soundtrack for summoning evil from the underworld. If it doesn’t become your new favorite Halloween comp we’ll bite the head off a bat.
(Also, keep a lookout for a revised version of Occult Slumber Party will go into actual physical production, and that version will have a very clever rulebook, high-quality cards and perhaps some NEW cards. Quoth Count Floyd, very scary.)
So, through the magic of working with brilliant people, three books I contributed to are all up for ENnies this year! You can learn more about the ENnies right here; and if this is old hat to you you can go vote right now!
So, which books?
Pelgrane Press and Robin D Laws’ Hillfolk is nominated three times! This is nuts. Hillfolk was my first RPG illustration job, as well as one of the first tabletop games I played, and I rave about it constantly - if you haven’t checked it out you really should.
Call of Cthulhu’s 7th Edition Quick Start Rules is nominated too! I illustrated the adventure for this publication, which was The Haunting, a scenario I love. You can see some of my art from it right here. This one’s a free product, which means you can go grab it right now if you haven’t already, and properly evaluate it for all the voting you’re off to do shortly, right?