Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Low-res concept for SHAMA issue 1 cover

Just keeping everyone in the loop. Working on getting a video together for the Kickstarter while awaiting the paperwork for the LLC and freelancer contracts from my attorney. Hopefully within a few weeks I'll be ready to launch the Kickstarter and get Shadows & Masks out the door!

Meanwhile I'm plugging away at several freelance projects plus some staff work for Troll Lord Games. These include a Fifth Edition Book of Familiars and Companions that is currently in Kickstarter itself. I'm also working on getting those miniatures battle rules for the O.R.C.S. system complete so I can get those playtested and released.

I plan to get a few adventure modules for Spellcraft & Swordplay contracted, written, edited and out the door as well. There are irons in the fire, but we've announced a few things that never came to pass, so I'm going to play it all close to the vest for the time being till we have things about ready to release.

For fans of Spellcraft & Swordplay, we're not going to let it rot--my eventual goal is to do a full second edition of the game, cleaned up and updated for things we've learned over the past six years of play.

That's about it for now. Remember to follow us over on Facebook for more information; I'll have a Twitter account for Elf Lair up soon as well!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Big News - new fiction mag, more gaming, Elf Lair LLC!

Big news, in the pipeline, folks! As you all have doubtless noticed, Elf Lair Games has languished in some degree of obscurity for several years, now, as I've pursued other projects. Well, a lot of things have come together recently that have put me in a position to make some big announcements.

Elf Lair Publishing will soon launch our new quarterly periodical, Shadows & Masks, a literary magazine in the style of the old dime novels, penny dreadfuls and pulps of the late 19th through mid-20th century. Featuring a stories, poetry and articles in a wide variety of genres from authors both new and established, we're looking to bring short-form pulp-style genre fiction back to the general public! Watch for the Kickstarter coming soon. I've already got a couple outstanding artists signed on for covers for issues 1-3, and industry names like Bill Coffin (Formerly of Palladium Books)and Steven Long (of Hero Games) are planned as featured fiction for the inaugural issue.

Along with the new magazine will come a redesign and re-branding of the website. Elf Lair Games and its (new) sister line, Elf Lair Publishing, will both be grouped under the umbrella of Elf Lair, LLC. I've had discussions with my attorney about getting us set up officially as an LLC and launching as a full-fledged business. We are excited about this development and will keep you posted as things progress!

In terms of our game line, I've just had some discussions with one of my silent partners about getting a line of old school adventure modules and smaller game products rocking soon, and I'm working on a set of miniatures (mass combat and skirmish) rules which will be powered by O.R.C.S. and compatible with S&S. If you know the history of S&S, you'll know the inspiration for these rules as well.

Things happened fast and all of a sudden (as they do) and big developments are on the horizon, so keep it here and spread the word!

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