Buried Tales Released

-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.

Download Five Days Until Christmas

-December 18th, 2007

Thumbnail image of the Five Days Until Christmas adventure.Everyone should extend Mike "Bloodshadows" Dukes some holiday cheer, because we all have him to thank for a special Christmas-themed Bite of Midnight. That’s right! Just in time for some holiday gaming, we are pleased to offer you a new, free adventure called Five Days Until Christmas. In this adventure for the Savage Worlds system, not all is merry in Pinebox. A series of strange, "accidental" deaths plague a family mere days before Christmas. Five Days Until Christmas expands upon Pinebox lore, bringing greater detail to a previously mentioned location. Get your copy today!

PINEBOX, Texas — RPG publisher 12 to Midnight is launching a monthlong charity initiative called the Midnight Charity Project. This year the initiative, which runs from midnight December 1 to midnight December 31, will raise money for the Autism Research Institute

12 to Midnight is offering several ways for gamers to participate. First, they can bid in an online auction to win a guest role as an NPC in the upcoming college-horror RPG campaign book, “ETU: Degrees of Horror.” You can also bid on an official City of Pinebox death certificate or an autographed copy of 12 to Midnight’s adventure “Bloodlines.” Finally, when you purchase products from Midnight Cellar, 12 to Midnight’s store, the company will donate 100% of the purchase price of Last Rites of the Black Guard, Brainwashed and Skinwalker, as well as 20% of the proceeds from all other titles, to the Autism Research Institute.

Anyone who participates in the charity project is invited to further help raise awareness by using the html or BB-code snippets found on the Midnight Charity Project home page. Also, throughout the month of December, 12 to Midnight will post articles about autism at 12tomidnight.com.

Other RPG publishers, podcasters, bloggers and everyday gamers are invited to participate in the Midnight Charity Project and help grow it into a hobby-wide, focused campaign. If you would like to donate merchandise, airtime, space on your blog, banner ads or anything else, please send an e-mail to mcp at 12tomidnight.com.

For more information on the Midnight Charity Project, including links to auctions, visit the Midnight Charity Project home page.

About the Autism Research Institute

The Autism Research Institute (ARI) is the hub of a worldwide network of parents and professionals concerned with autism. ARI was founded in 1967 to conduct and foster scientific research designed to improve the methods of diagnosing, treating and preventing autism. ARI also disseminates research findings to parents and others worldwide seeking help. The ARI data bank, the world’s largest, contains over 40,000 detailed case histories of autistic children from over 60 countries. 

About 12 to Midnight

12 to Midnight has been publishing RPG materials—primarily adventures for modern horror campaigns—since 2003. The company also publishes the works of two game design studios, Dirty Unicorn Games and Fabled Environments. This year marks the inaugural year of the company’s Midnight Charity Project.

2008 Midnight Charity Project

-November 25th, 2007

2008 Midnight Charity Project

The Midnight Charity Project focuses the generosity of RPG hobby enthusiasts as a force for bringing hope to those in need. This project uses a variety of RPG-related fundraising activities throughout the month of December to bring awareness to a worthy cause.

The 2008/ Charity Project

The project for 2008 directly benefits the Autism Research Institute. Autism is unfortunately becoming more and more common. In the mid 1970s it only struck about 1 in 2,000 births. Today the incidence of babies being born autistic has been reported at 1 in every 150 kids. For more information about Autism and the Autism Research Institute, visit Autism.com. You can also objectively check out the Autism Research Institute’s rating as a charity by visiting their profile in Charity Navigator. Throughout the month of December, 12 to Midnight will be posting a series of articles about Autism on our front page.

Ways You Can Give

RPG fans have several ways to contribute to the Midnight Charity Project.

  • Die in Pinebox: (auction closed) 12 to Midnight is auctioning off an official City of Pinebox death certificate. The unframed certificate with the winner’s name (or the name of a favorite RPG character) makes a great, unique gaming memento. We will auction off one certificate, with the auction ending in time for delivery for Christmas! (Auction runs December 1st-10th). UPDATE: We have a winner! The winning bid was $41, which all goes to ARI.
  • Autographed Last Rites of the Black Guard: 12 to Midnight is auctioning off a print copy of their modern horror adventure, Last Rites of the Black Guard, signed and personalized by the author, Ed Wetterman. This Savage Worlds adventure was originally published as an e-book in 2003 and will hit game stores in an all-new updated and revised print edition in March of 2009. Get your autographed copy as soon as it comes off the press! (Auction runs December 12th-22nd.)
  • Buy Preston’s Midnight Tales: Preston’s Midnight Tales is a collection of two adventure outlines originally published for the d20 System and now being released for Savage Worlds. For the month of December, all profits from the sale of this new release will go to the Midnight Charity Project.
  • Buy the Bards & Sages Coupon Book: Fellow RPG publisher Bards & Sages is generously offering to donate the profits from a special coupon book created just for the charity project. Enjoy almost $30 in RPG pdf coupons, plus material you can drop into your campaign. Check out the coupon book at RPGNow.
  • Buy PDFs of any Pinebox, Military Horror, or Game Aid from 12 to Midnight. The authors of those titles are donating 100% of their December royalties to the Midnight Charity Project.
  • Donate Directly: If the auctions are out of your price range and you already own all of 12 to Midnight’s titles (but don’t forget about your Christmas list), you can always donate directly to the Autism Research Institute. We won’t mind. Our goal is to help a worthy cause. (Year ’round!)


-October 10th, 2005

All freebies have been moved to the "freebies" section of our store where we can better manage files. Soon this page will be phased out, so you may want to reset your bookmarks now. For now, you will be automatically redirected or you may click the link above.