More new graveyard entries ! Check them out at the The
Also two articles by Rob Kuntz are posted on Canonfire
- The Three Artifacts of the Demon Senders
- A Partial, Annotated Bibliography of the Works of Robert J. Kuntz
The latter can allso be found at the Rob Kuntz section of the Necromancergames homepage
New graveyard entries ! Check them out at the The
Graveyard page. (new entries are labeled with a "new"-graphic.
I'll be back later this week with another update.
The resources page is updated with a Voodoo Shaman Prestige Class
, by forum regular "Melan".
More news today ! Read the new press-release on www.necromancergames.com. NG will also be publishing a Grimtooths Traps book ! well what are you waiting for.. Head over to the official page and read it.
Big news today ! Read this press-release that appeared on www.necromancergames.com :
October 9, 2001-Las Vegas, NV: Necromancer Games announced today that it has resurrected the famous adventure Necropolis, originally written by Gary Gygax. Set in a far off desert kingdom, Necropolis is both a campaign source book and a detailed and lengthy adventure for characters of 10th to 18th level. The hardcover adventure is scheduled for release in July of 2002 and will be published under the Sword and Sorcery logo using the Open Game and d20 Licenses.
"Adding a product by Gary Gygax really helps us realize our slogan of 'Third Edition Rules, First Edition Feel,'" says Clark Peterson, President of Necromancer Games. Necropolis, which had a very limited initial release over 10 years ago, is being revamped by the Necromancer Games design team. "We don't do reprints. This is a wholesale revision of an amazing product with the blessing and input of Gary Gygax himself. Hard core gamers have probably heard about this product but never seen it. We are pleased to bring this cult classic to the Third Edition game."
Necropolis is a sweeping sourcebook for a massive high level campaign set in the southern desert kingdoms. "Imagine a huge desert wilderness adventure culminating in the Tomb of Horrors on crack-that about describes Necropolis," said Bill Webb of Necromancer Games. "Plus the adventure provides an incredible amount of detail on the culture and religion of an entire ancient desert civilization," says Webb. The 224 page hardcover adventure and sourcebook details a campaign where the players interact with the very gods themselves. New magic items and monsters, new gods and spells fill this sourcebook. Devious traps, wicked opponents and interesting NPCs populate the villages, temples and dungeons contained in the adventure, which details hundreds of miles of an ancient desert kingdom.
Join the Caravan of Serai, visit the Village of Aartuat, defeat the demon crocodile, brave the bandit hordes of the Desert Roads and the Bloody Moon, pass the Pylon of Duat, seek the Temple of Osiris and the secrets held within, explore the Gorge of Osiris where the Necropolis awaits and loot the ancient tomb of Set-Ra-Hotep!
"If you are looking for the coolest and biggest high level campaign ever, this is it," says Webb. "You have never seen anything like Necropolis."
So what more is there to say ? Well I really like the name :).
According to the official website "Prisoners of the maze" is shipping to retailers now. Check out the entry in the White Wolf online product catalogue here.
Just a small update. There's a new Graveyard submission.It's at the top of the page). Also if you haven't checked the Sword&Sorcery forums lately, you might wan to do so now. I'll be back with another update on monday.
Everything's back to normal on the site. I've updated the Product-Info page. I've also added a new link: The Ishka Campaign page , a campaign page that incorporates some NG material.
My deepest sympathy to all Americans. This act shocked the entire western world...
My heart goes out to all the people who lost friends, colleagues and relatives and those still hoping for a miracle.
Out of respect for all the victims of this terrible act there won't be any new updates this week and I've removed the graveyard section for the time being.
Two new graveyard submissions (they are at the top of the Graveyard page). I added a link to Karathis Information A great site by "Selganor" (for those of you who visit the S&S forums).
A review of Rappan Athuk II has been posted on rpg.net. Check it out here. Next update will be friday.. (PS: The links to the GenCon pics are fixed now)
Finally another update... And welcome at my new home on the web :)
Clark tells about upcoming products from NG :
"Rappan Athuk 2: on store shelves now
Prisoners of the Maze: The first of the Maze of Zayene series by Rob Kuntz; release in October
Siege of Durgam's Folly: an adventure by vetran author Mike Mearls; release in October/November.
What Evil Lurks: an adventure by Lance Hawvermale, a guy who has done work for Dungeon and the RPGA. This adventure is one of the coolest I have seen in a long time. Beautifully written. It is in final edit now. Sue Cook, Monte's wife, is doing the final edit. It should be out December.
Tomb of Abysthor: is currently in final edit then it goes to layout, Brian is doing the art currently; release November.
Dimensions of Flight: The second in the Maze of Zayene Series by Rob Kuntz; release December/January.
Treasure Maps and Lairs 1: freelance author is finishing up rewrite of this baby based on fan submissions; projected release Feb 2002.
Bard's Gate: we are chugging along on this one. But is it going to be cool. I have the huge draft of the poster map plastered to my wall in my office and I am filling in the blanks. I hope to have that done by Nov 1, which means release probably early Jan 2002.
Rappan Athuk 3: Bill is finishing this one now, then to final edit; release hopefully for Christmas. Orcus for Christmas, yeah!
Rob Kuntz is finishing Maze 3 (Tower Chaos) and Maze 4 (The Eight Kings) which should be early 2002 releases.
In addition to these, we are working on Sword of Air, Vampires and Liches and I am trying to hook up something real cool for Wrath of Orcus (more on that as it developes).
Not to mention a few surprises we always have up our sleeves!
Todd Rooks (who made the GenCon pictures
posted here) tells a bit about his GenCon experience :
"While at the con, I had the
pleasure of meeting the Necromancer duo, Clark Peterson and Bill Webb. Both were
very friendly and enthusiastic about their products and fans. Clark's demo of
the Tomb of Abysthor was swift and brutal (the carrion crawlers almost did us
in). Unfortunately, I didn't get to attend Bill's demo. During the con, I ran
four groups through the Dungeon of Graves (the Saturday group is pictured on
your site). Necromancer Games donated four autographed copies of Rappan Athuk,
which were given out as prizes to the best role-player (or lucky survivor) from
each session. A good time was had by all ("...and there was much
Also a new Graveyard submission :
Valerian (2nd level Human
Ranger/Fighter) The Party had just defeated the Green Gargoyles and Valerian
was almost taken up and dropped. He survived, but not for too long. The
valiant Ranger would soon meet his death. The party opened the door to the
crypt with the key they had found and were soon attacked by the black
skeleton... it screamed and most of the party ran with fear, as the evil
undead creature hacked Valerian down with two sword strikes. The
party when it got the balls, returned to see if Valerian survived, only to
find the Skeleton holding his liver... what was left of Valerian was
painted on the walls of the crypt. We were not amused. (Reported by:
Want to know what Clark & Bill look like?
Like to see some NG pics from GenCon 2001 ? Well you can here :)
Also new Graveyard Submissions ! Here they
Kun-Chao, A monk who stayed alone in
the "Ogre room" at level 2 as his group
tried to defeat them from the door, not noticing how badly Kun-Chao
was wounded, he was brought from 2 hp to -11 hp in one hard
stike of an ogre club... (Submitted by Torsten)
Cannon Fodder (Hastily made Male Elven
Fighter 3)- After his entire party was
stunned by Filaar's Dust of sneezing and choking, Cannon took it upon himself
to try to save them all. A heroic act, and admirable self sacrifice, for
as he was frantically beating dire rats off of his half gnawed comrades, he
was slain by an arrow to the head from the vindictive wererat, Filaar, whom
he had gashed pretty good earlier with his +1longsword... (submitted by :
Phadian Longreach (Male Half-elf
Sorcerer 3)- Having completely exhausted his
spells on earlier encounters with a Gelatinous cube and a roving pack of ghouls,
Phadian was just suggesting a nice rest for the party to regain hitpoints
and spells when they were ambushed by Filaar and her band. He decided
to run forward and try to help the fighters when Filaar unleashed her magical
dust. The poor bastard was gnawed to death by dire rats nice and slow
like, hacking and coughing between his ragged screams....(submitted
by : Gamecat)
Silvermane (Male Dwarven Fighter4)-
This noble and humble dwarf met his end
as many warriors would wish to... in the heat of battle. Stunned by Filaar's
wicked dust, Silvermane was thought to be an early loss as he was swarmed
by dire rats and wererats alike. But, no matter how much they stabbed
and bit, he would not fall. Even when he regained his senses and his comrades
fell all around him, he did not turn tail and flee. Instead he screamed
out his greatest war cry and leaped at the nearest wererat, severely wounding
it with his greataxe. Live or die, Silvermane would not leave his friends.
Unfortunately, endless bravery is not immune to cold hard steel The
wererats took advantage of his sudden attack to outflank him and pierce him
to the core with their swift and bloody rapiers. However, as the only survivor
of the party lived to tell, when Silvermane fell, blood streaming from
his lips... he was smiling. (submitted
by : Gamecat)
Next update will probably be next friday. CU
Sorry 'bout the late updat, but I've got a
little touble getting online for a while. Anyway, head over to www.necromancergames.com
for lots of Gen Con news.
I hope the next upate will be a bit sooner.
Want to see the cover art for the first instalment
of the Maze of Zayene series ? Well you can right here. It's another wonderful
work of art by John Masse. What are you waiting for ? Grab it now
Maze of Zayene 1: Prisoners of the Maze by
Rob Kuntz should be out at Gen Con 2001.
28 June 2001
Clark e-mailed me to say that "RA2"
and "Prisoners" are on schedule for their GenCon Release, and this
"Just to let you (and the fans) know,
I love how theysupport the site. I fully support the adventures they
write and that you post on the site. I think that is a great
In fact, I like it so much I have a little
tidbit for you: I am
trying to make Bard's Gate as friendly for fan created
content as possible. The module willdetail the city and all the cool places, but
it wont detail every bar or building or NPC. I really want
to leave that open for fan development. Make a cool bar or
develop a cool NPC. I want to turn Bard's Gate over to the
Another graveyard submission
by Chris posted on the Graveyard page and here for your covenience :
Ivelios - Elf
Ftr3/Rge3. After several objections from the rest of the party, this curios
rogue decided to climb down Dungie's latrine and scoop up any treasure he might
find. Dungie sprang up from the muck, grappled Ivelios, and engulfed him all in
a matter of 2 rounds. A valiant attempt to save the poor sod almost resulted in
the rescuer being engulfed as well. The last thing the overly curious rogue saw
was his party members heading for the hills (with his dropped belongings no
19 June 2001
Well it's been a while since the last update,
but I'm back (in black).
As scooped on http://www.twentysides.com
: the first Rob Kuntz module in the Maze of Zayene series, titled
"Prisoners of the Maze." will be available on GenCon. There's also an
interview with Clark Peterson about RA2 there.
A preview of the cover from Rappan Athuk II has
been posted on the Necromancer
Games website. Here's the direct link : http://www.necromancergames.com/pdf/ra2_cover.pdf
One new update on the graveyard
. I'll post it here for your convenience. :
- Halfling Sorcerer. This brave little guy marched