Sunday, August 16, 2020

2020.08.12 Dan Dies in the End #1 is Available for 50¢

2020.08.12 Dan Dies in the End #1 is Available for 50¢
Currently available for 50¢ as a "Welcome to the best zine series of your life" special!

Oh snap! Look at you, perusing a description for the most gloriously gonzo zine you'll read in Dan’s short, inconsequential life. Dan Dies in the End is a labor of love, created by and for folks who love playing tabletop rpgs.

Need useless magical items? We got ‘em. Is an enormous, rat-like pangolin attacking your village? We got the stats. Craving a low-prep, zany dungeon to throw at your players? That’s on page nineteen.


  • Baba Yaga (enemy)
  • The Undertrench (Heart landmark)
  • Goblin Super Powers (Goblin Quest rules addition)
  • Terrible Hirelings
  • Winner Winner Chicken Dinner (dungeon)
  • T'Ratsk (enemy)
  • Xurl the Face Fister & the Dread Beast (short story)


Defenders of Kobold are not responsible for legal or funerary costs incurred as a result of consuming the content within this zine.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

2020.07.29 Torchlight (Swords & Wizardry) Premiere Issue is Out!

2020.07.29 Torchlight (Swords & Wizardry) Premiere Issue is Out!
The premiere issue of the Torchlight Zine, the brain-child of Erik Tenkar & Tenkar's Tavern has finally come out.

The idea is that this will be a more community-driven quarterly Zine for Swords & Wizardry. It'll be available through DriveThruRPG and it'll be available for a single buck for an unknown amount of time, and eventually $2.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

2020.07.22 Aquilus Issue 1 is Now Available

Aquilus Issue #1
Aquilus is a quarterly OSR zine for use with traditional role-playing games and their modern editions. Issue 1 highlights the remote village of Ager Sonus, with descriptions of seventeen keyed locations. Also in this issue are a number of ideas that relate to the greater campaign setting of Aquilus, including random tables, new magic items, faction rumors, a new beast, and stats for a major NPC. Compatible with RPG rule systems such as OD&D, B/X, AD&D 1e, LoTFP, S&W, LL, OSE, etc.

36 pages, softcover, saddle stitched, full color throughout
8.3 × 5.8 in. / 21.0 × 14.8 cm

Sunday, June 28, 2020

2020.06.28 & Magazine Will be Shutting Down

2020.06.28 & Magazine Will be Shutting Down
In the process of updating the long list of available Zines I have to check for new issues and came across this sad news:

"The & Publishing Group is shutting down …
We have sad news — the & Publishing Group is shutting down operations. The forthcoming Issue 15 (Not Demons Nor Devils) will be our last issue of & Magazine."

Issue #15 is not out yet, so & Magazine is still listed as a current Zine.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

2018.08.26 Black Pudding #5 is now Available!

2018.08.26 Black Pudding #5 is now Available!
It's always a great Sunday when a new Zine comes out!

Black Pudding #5 is now available as a PWYW download from DTRPG.

"Dripping and dolloping into view comes the latest issue of this old school RPG zine chock full of nasty goodies for your classic fantasy games!

In this issue you'll see ipzees and orbii, you'll learn aromatic charms, you'll find weapons of magic, many strange people will offer their services for your adventuring party, and you will absolutely encounter some cackling ice witches.

Monsters, treasure, adventures, spells, hirelings, character sheet... everything but dice is included in this tasty concoction of gelatinized madness."

Pick it up today!

Monday, May 21, 2018

2018.02.28 The Twisting Stair #3 is Available for Purchase

2018.02.28 The Twisting Stair #3 is Available for Purchase
The Spring 2018 issue (#3) of The Twisting Stair is available for order (Instructions for ordering are here at the Author's Blog)

This issue is 20 pages and only available in print form. The table of contents is available on the blog, so I won't re-post it at length, but it is worth checking out.

I'm particularly interested in the last article: "Stackable Geomorphs Add Verticality to Your Mega-Dungeon"

Sunday, March 25, 2018

2018.03.25 Black Pudding #4 is Out!

2018.03.25 Black Pudding #4 is Out!
J.V. West's awesome Black Pudding #4 has just been released as a PWYW title over at DriveThruRPG.

"In this issue you get new classes, a double helping of Meatshields, and a 15 page OSR play book, complete with the basic classes, rules, and Black Pudding flavor to enhance or replace your current play book. For use with dice of funny sides. Inspired by games such as Labyrinth Lord, The Black Hack, and Swords & Wizardry White Box."

Pick it up today!