-August 23rd, 2009
So the next game in your modern campaign is coming up pretty soon. Got your maps lined up? You’ve got the mansion for the big boss, you’ve got the diner for the information drop. How about the mobile home for the safe house? You don’t? Well that’s okay, because the ENnie-nominated Fabled Environments has you covered. Their latest floorplan pack features two styles of mobile homes (aka “trailer houses”). The 2 bed / 2 bath single-wide floorplan would make a great layout for a nondescript safe house or hostage standoff site. The 3 bed / 2 bath double-wide trailer features an office with closet, making it a great layout for down-on-their-luck NPCs working from home or even an underground gambling house.
Go ahead and pick up a copy today. Why put it off? At only $1.99, it’s not getting any cheaper! It’s already cheaper than a movie. It’s cheaper than any game book at your table. Heck, it’s cheaper than a set of dice! Get your Modern Floorplans today!
-August 22nd, 2009
Buried Tales of Pinebox, Texas; has been out for just over two months now and is starting to get some great reviews. A few highlights include:
Tood Cash at FlamesRising.com
“Diving into these stories felt like a mix between the stories I read in old comic titles like The House of Mystery and The Vault of Horror. A short set-up with a handful of characters, an environment in something Man Knows Isn’t Right, and a twisty, usually gruesome ending makes up the bulk of these short stories. They make for the perfect campfire stories.”
Bill Bodden at Xenagia.net:
“Buried Tales of Pinebox, Texas is a very solid collection of horror tales; Editor Matt McElroy has put together a strong slate of writers to chill our hearts. One doesn’t have to be a gamer to appreciate them or enjoy the shivers they send up the reader’s spine. If you’re like me, what the stories will do is inspire you to learn more about the setting, hoping to discover additional such interesting tidbits to read.”
Jeff LaSala at Examiner.com:
“Each short story offers one disturbing little slice of this fictitious rural town in eastern Texas—the whole of which is reminiscent of the creepiest aspects of The Blair Witch Project and the X-Files, with a dash or two of good ol’ small-town Lovecraftian horror thrown in.”
A special thanks to Tood, Bill and Jeff for those great reviews. Always appreciated. If you are thinking of writing a review, shoot us an e-mail when it gets posted online and we’ll be happy to add it to the Buried Tales website.No tag for this post.
-July 24th, 2009
Howdy everyone! The voting booth is now open for the 2009 ENnie Awards. We are really excited that Fabled Environments has been nominated for the second year in a row in the category of Best Cartography. Their Victorian-style Mansion is a wonderful map. (I could only dream of living in a house like that!) Please take a couple minutes to head to the voting booth and cast your ballet. Unlike the Origins awards, the ENnie is a fan-driven award. Make your likes and dislikes heard!Tags: ENnies, Fabled Environments
-July 7th, 2009
-June 17th, 2009
It’s official! Buried Tales of Pinebox, Texas is shipping this week to distributors. If you want the print book, visit the Buried Tales site for a list of online retailers or ask your FLGS to order TWL6001.
Today also marks the release of the Buried Tales ebook. At the moment, you’ll find Buried Tales on the Midnight Cellar and the OneBookShelf family of sites, including RPGNow, DriveThruRPG, and DriveThruHorror. From those sites, you can download a PDF. Within the next couple of days we’ll be adding a second file in EPUB format, which is the relatively new universal ebook format. That format, which is reflowable, makes for a better reading experience on portable e-ink devices. We also have a Kindle edition in the works, which will be available through Amazon.com (naturally). We hope to have that up by the end of the weekend.
There’s one thing I’d like to mention about the e-book. We’re pricing it low–only $4.99–compared to the print price. At that price, we’re not making much money on the ebook. We priced it low because we really want y’all to give Buried Tales a try. We have faith that if you try it, you’ll like it enough to buy it in print. If (or rather when) you read and enjoy the Buried Tales ebook, please consider picking up a print copy for your shelves.Tags: Buried Tales, ebook, midnight cellar, Pinebox