I’ve jumped into Kickstarter’s ZineQuest promotion with Grogzilla #2, which is the follow up to last years…Grogzilla #1 🙂
At the heart of it is an OpenQuest powered adventure called the Duck Crusade, which is a Grimdark Quest with a firm sense of humour, much like the early GW Warhammer Fantasy Battle releases (McDeath for example). It features the Crusader Ducks of Fort Fury, who are trying to regain their homeland which has been overrun by Cultists of Corruption who worship the Great Terror Lizard, GROGZILLA!
The Duck Crusade is a one-shot adventure, with its own self contained setting and a set of six pre-made duck characters, so you can just pick it up and play it in one to two gaming sessions.
If you fancy backing it, here’s the link
Dan Barker is on art duties and he’s already produced this illustration which will grace the back cover of the zine.
The Duck Crusade by Dan Barker
Small, but significant update, the pdf of OpenQuest 3 has gone out to the backers who have eagerly downloaded it (about 3/5ths of the total backers). Next step is sending it off to the printers.
Well, my bit anyway. I’m pleased to announce that OQ 3rd edition, was sent over to its Editor/Proofreader yesterday evening for a final check. Its got a table of contents, an index and a set of cross-references ( “see page xx” ) that are all lovingly hyperlinked in the pdf, which is also fully bookmarked. So I expect that to come back within two weeks, in which time I’ll be sending out pdf’s to backers and opening a pre-order for non-backers.
I had a day of great excitement yesterday. Not only I’m I 2/3 of the way through cleaning up the 1st layout draft (and I would have been 100% if I hadn’t had to leave the house to travel across the city to get stabbed in the non-dominant arm!) but Jonny Gray, who has done many of the pieces in the main rulebook, is also down to do LOTS of brooding dark B&W art for the Savage North. Which is cool because I was on his Patreon when he had a spell of doing pseudo-Viking and savage Barbarian art, and it inspired me to dust off the Savage North setting and do something with it.
If you are not familiar with Jonny’s work, here’s a gentle reminder.
OpenQuest Quickstart Cover © Jonny Gray
Art by Jonny Gray