Happy Thursday! We're coming up on the final weekend of Septemeber. Then, after that, we are full on into Spooky Season with multipule spooky game releases. Get ready for ghosts and mystery this season as we take a spookier and quieter approach to Micro Chapbook RPG.
This week, however, I am thrilled to bring you Madame Mimbe's Star Codex--a perfect little supplement to expand Micro Sci-Fi RPG.
In Madame Mimble’s Star Codex, you’ll find lists of alien races to play as (a new addition rather than only playing earthbound humans), new sci-fi classes, a slew of weapons, tons of armors, body augments for you character, and more for use with your Micro Sci-Fi RPG games.
These simple options can add a lot of flavor and different options and inspirations to your game.
This book is intended to be used with the Micro Sci-Fi RPG Basic Edition Rulebook, but works perfectly with any of the older rule sets of 0.0 edition and 1.0 edition.
Get it now for only $1.99!
Time for another Micro RPG update! We are working our way quickly into the Halloween season. Halloween candy and Pumpkin flavored foods are everywhere on store shelves. Decorations and costumes are just starting to appear in big box stores. Best yet, the weather is finally cooling down here where we are and that crisp smell of Autumn is starting to appear!
Well, I hope to give you plenty of Halloween Cheer this year with spooky games.
Let's start off with Frankenstein & His Great Love!
Frankenstein and His Great Love is a Gothic horror themed adventure for Micro Chapbook RPG--inspired by Gothic low-budget horror flicks of the fifties and sixties. Set in the grim northern lands of Bella Frostmist, your character finds themselves commissioned to rescue a Lord's kidnapped son from Dr. Frankenstain's castle . . . where mystery and terror lies within.
This new adventure gives quickstart rules for creation Victorian Gothic characters who can step beyond the veil of our world and into the fantasy realm. You can, of course, go the traditional route with fantasy characters as well.
Happy Thursday Gamers!
The DriveThru RPG MYTHOS SALE is on now! That means you can get up to 25% off on a bunch of my horror themed adventures and game books just in time for the spooookiest season of the year! The sale is only until the 30th, so make sure to get those discounts before Cthulhu drags them back to the deep.
But that's not all!
I have a brand new edition of a much loved Lovecraftian game!
Besides my Micro Chapbook RPG game line, possibly my most popular best selling game book is Cthulhu Nights. It is a very simple 1920s Lovecraftian horror game for one Loremaster (Game Master) and 1-5 Investigators! When I originally published the game, it was extremely bare bones. The book was tiny and had little to no art.
Well, I'm thrilled to announce the new Premium Edition of Cthulhu Nights RPG! The new edition is your typical folio sized game book. Additionally, the book is in full color and the rules have been updated and expanded slightly, all while staying true to the simplicity of the original. At a mere 36 pages, you can learn the game in a half-hour or less. Better yet, you can teach it to your game group and make Investigator characters in a matter of minutes! It is a perfect game for the quarantine world and great for video chat play for those who still don't have the opportunity to meet up with friends in person!
Buy it now for $6.99 by clicking the cover art below.
If you like the game, please leave a review or feedback on the game page. If people decide they like the system, there may be future game books! Maybe adventure books to accompany the main game detailing places like Miskatonic U or Arkham Asylum. Maybe you'll see a premium edition of Undead Nights, the zombie version of the game that has also been a popular title.
And don't worry, there are spooky books in store for the Micro Chapbook system. I've already begun work on a ghostly J-Horror inspired game book that you'll see in September!
Happy Friday Gamers!
It has been a long week, but I wanted to start out by saying thank you to everyone who filled out the customer survey about the upcoming Halloween games. There was a lot more response for this survey than last year's, which means the small community is growing! This year, it seems the themes of Victorian Gaslight Horror and Lovecraftian Horror are the most popular--which was a big surprise to me. So, I'll start working on new game products for the season starting next week. Details on specifics to come.
Today, however, I'm thrilled to finally announce that the second book in the ADVANCED RULES series for Micro Chapbook RPG is here! The Advanced Dungeon Guide! Get it now for $14,99 digital, $29,99 in paperback, and $39.99 in hardcover! The book is also available in Paperback and Hardcover NOW on Amazon! Check out the Facebook page or Youtube channel next week for an official flipthrough of the book and all of its contents.
Check out the official book description below for more details:
Are you wanting to take your Micro Chapbook RPG dungeons to the next level? With new more detailed dungeon generation options, new monster generation options, new tactical choices in battle, and a slew of randomized search tables, the Micro Chapbook RPG Advanced Dungeon Guide is sure to beef up your dungeon crawling game.
This Advanced Dungeon Rulebook contains all the rules for building complex and deep dungeon crawling experiences for those who want a solo roleplaying experience with a little more rules crunch to it--as well as most of the gameplay basics.
IT IS RECOMMENDED YOU OWN THE MICRO CHAPBOOK RPG BASIC EDITION RULEBOOK TO GET THE BEST USE OF THIS THIS ADVANCED EXPANSION.
Happy Thursday, Friends!
This week has felt super long, but it is Thursday and the weekend can just be seen on the horizon. Not to mention, with it being August, we can see the holidays in just in the distance! And the first holiday we know is charging down the rails at full speed is HALLOWEEN! And that means a collection of scary and spooky game books will be hitting the Micro RPG online store page soon!
There are a lot of possibilities for this year's Halloween lineup, but nothing is set in stone yet. That is where you come in! That's right, you can give your input right now to help determine which horror themed games are coming in September and October! Will it be Cthulhu Mythos? Victorian gaslights and ghosts? Intergalactic horrors? It is up to you, the gamers!
To give your input, visit this link.
While there is no new game release this week, there are some cool games coming down the line for August and early September. Game releases you can expect to see soon include:
The Advanced Dungeon Guide! Many of you have been really enjoying the Advanced Character Guide for Micro Chapbook RPG and I know you're all excited for the next Advanced book! Well, you're in luck. Before the end of this month, you'll be able to finally get your hands on the Micro Chapbook RPG Advanced Dungeon Guide. This book includes a ton of new content including a plethora of cascading search charts to help you find any number of cool things in a dungeon. It has a new optional method for generating dungeon rooms. It has new rules to give you more control and choices in combat. And MORE!
Cthulhu Nights RPG Premium Edition! While Micro Chapbook RPG is easily the bread and butter of all my game designs and game lines, the most popular non-mcrpg game I've ever put out is Cthulhu Nights. Cthulhu Nights is an ultra-simple traditional RPG with a game master and players exploring the dark 1920s world of Lovecraftian horror. The original book was published before I was running Micro RPG as a full time job. It is, therefore, very bare bones. The premium edition will include all the same rules but in a nicer format with new art and more detailed explinations of the content. In the meantime while you wait, you can get the original book for 50% off.
Deepest Dungeon! Finally, if you've been following along on Facebook or Instragram, you'll have seen the previews of a new Mega Dungeon adventure book called Deepest Dungeon and set in the Land of Lost Heroes. Ever wondered what happens when a character dies? They go to the Land of Lost Heroes. This Mega Dungeon takes a new approach to dungeon crawling for the system. Each new level of the dungeon you will roll to randomly determine a premade dungeon layout for the level from a series of maps! Thw dungeon also uses a D66 roll for both room types and mosnters. That means 56 possibilities for each! Look for this one coming in the next couple months!
HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!
It has been a heck of a week and I know many of us are looking forward to the weekend. This week, I am bringing you a new print and play board game! It has been quite some time since I've done a print and play game. I mostly focus adventure books lately, as it is what most of you are interested. However, sometimes it is just nice to put out a print and play game.
The Gentlemen of Twinkle Sands
(Print and Play!)The Gentlemen of Twinkle Sands is a science-fantasy roleplaying game system set in a wonderous GAY world of swashbucklers, dandies, and pirates.
Take on the role of a gay male adventurer, delving into dungeons, killing monsters, gathering gold, and (most importantly) romancing potential partners to help strengthen your party!
The world of Twinkle Sands is inspired by a combination of 18th century swashbuckling pirates and cavaliers and 19th century Victorian dandies--with just a splash of medieval fantasy. It is a realm of science-fantasy, where the technologies such as steam engines, air ships, and gear works exist alongside huge castles, sailing ships, and hidden romantic magics.
As a Micro RPG subscriber, get the print-and-play edition of this board game now for the discounted price of $9.99 (this weekend ONLY!) That is 3 dollars off the regular price!
There is also an official roleplaying game being developed for this same world. And, as always, it will be designed with solo play-ability in mind--but will work well as a traditional group play tabletop game.
Happy Christmas in July!
It seems like, this year especially, we need some holiday cheer in the middle of these hot summer months. With covid cases rising again, forest fires raging across the U.S. and Canada, floods around the world, and just all manner of disasters and tragedies we could all just use a little peace and happiness. I know I could use some more of that in my day to day life.
That's why it is great to celebrate Christmas in July with the annual July sale! Even if you don't like or celebrate Christmas, it is a great opportunity to stock up on some of those books you may have been eyeing but have been waiting for them to go one sale!
From now until the end of the month, you can get most books in the Micro RPG catalog for a discount! Check out the sale page for all the deals! Some highlights include:
Advanced Dungeons! Exciting news! The Advanced Dungeon Guide--the second book in the trilogy of Advanced books for the Micro Chapbook RPG game system--will be out in August! This book will provide a plethora of new advanced rules for crawling through any dungeon. Add on the slew of cascading tables to generate random events, items, traps, and more in each dungeon room! A new more advanced combat sequence will make monster encounters even more thrilling. Choose the right tactic to take down your enemy! Use randomly pregenerated rooms to build your dungeon instead of the normal D20 dice roll. And more!
Tavern Rumors! The next mini supplemental expansion for Micro Chapbook RPG is a book full of random rumors you might hear in a Tavern. These new flavorful story add-ons will add interest to your character's personal story and incentivise them to return to dungeons they've already visited. Take any dungeon from any adventure, roll on the chart, and you'll have the reason you'll character will need to return. In many cases, there is an extra reward for the return! Additionally, a random table of new companions who hang out these Taverns are available for hire for your adventures!
A Wonderous Gay World a new sparkling swashbuckling science-fantasy roleplaying game system is coming soon from Micro RPG. It will include a new core book, a board game, and more! With combined themes of Victorian Era dandies, daring cavaliers, steampunk machinery, (and romance!) you'll find a whole new exciting realm of possibilites for solo or group games.
Wow. Another week has gone by. It has been a doozy! I know people in some areas of the U.S. and around the world are starting to stay home again because of potentially rising pandemic cases in their area again. Just when so many of us were getting back to normal! Well, have no fear! If you are choosing to stay home this weekend (and even if you're not) why not delve into a new dungeon? I've got a new solo dungeon module for you this week!
For Micro Chapbook RPG I'm thinking of having 4 different types of expansions books, induding: Solo Adventure Modules. Solo Dungeon Modules. Solo Adventure Settings, and Mini Supplements.
Solo Adventure Modules are books like The Rainbow Unicorn Quest and Castle of the Dead 2. These are longer (around 100 pages), multi-dungeon adventures that sort of act as a mini campaign for your characters.
Solo Dungeon Modules (like this week's release) are short adventure books with a single dungeon in them. These are around 50 or less pages.
Solo Adventure Settings are books like The Wolf Kin of Lupusvolp that give a map of a new area, a brief overview of towns, and, of course, a couple dungeons in the area. These are around 50 to 100 pages and may have dungeon modules or adventure set within their realms.
Mini Supplements are books like Mimble's Book of Many Things. These short supplements simply provide a handful of new rules or character options for players and require the core game to play. These are always under 50 pages.
If you like this format, let me know! Similar books may make a showing for Micro Sci-Fi RPG and other future genre books! What genre are you hoping to see next?
For this week, I'm bringing you the new Solo Dungeon Module: The Eight Skulls of Dr. Dement!
The 8 Skulls of Dr. Dement is a horror themed adventure for Micro Chapbook RPG--inspired by Gothic low-budget horror flicks of the fifties and sixties. Set in the grim northern lands of Bella Frostmist, your character finds themselves lost at an old creepy abandoned castle . . . where mystery and terror lies within.
Solo Dungeon Modules are stand alone adventures that can be played on their own or in conjunction with the Micro Chapbook RPG Basic Edition Rulebook.
Get it now for the special price of $2.99, this weekend only! That's a dollar off for newsletter subscribers!
Happy Thursday Gamers!
It is almost the weekend again, which means many of us are making plans for gaming. Well, is it hot where you are? Are you sick of the heat yet? Stay inside where it is cool and air conditioned and explore the new Desert Region of Lupusvolp in Micro Chapbook RPG! This new desert setting is home to the Wolf Kin, half-human, half-wolf hybrids who have learned the ways of survival in this overbearingly hot region.
The Wolf Kin of Lupusvolp is a new Solo Adventure Setting which can be played on its own or in conjunction with any of the basic rules. In this book you'll find a new wolf Kin race to play with three different tribes to choose from. You'll also find a regional map with guides to the three settlements in the area, as well as the dangerous caves and desert ruins of the area. Perfect for its own mini-campaign, play it solo or invite a friend to join in and beat the summer heat!
You can get the wolf Kin of Lupusvolp now for the discounted price (for newsletter subscribers only) of $3.99 now through Sunday. That is a dollar off the original digital price. OR if you prefer the physical edition, find the full color paperback on Amazon for $12.99.
Also, this week I got questions from newcommers to the game (yes, more newcommers! Welcome!) about where to start and what the most complete version of the game is. Well, here is a reminder for everyone that ALL the books from ALL editions work together and are compatible. (Also, the most current "complete" version is the Micro Chapbook RPG: Basic Edition Rulebook). A few minor changes between the books make for a smoother and clearer game. However, to help you out in your quest for the best rules, I've created a bundle that includes each of the different basic core rulebooks from 1.0 and 1.75 editions (note, 0.0 edition never had a core book as the bare bone basic rules of that edition were included in each adventure). So, now you don't have to pick and choose. Simply get this discounted bundle of the 1.75 Basic Edition, The 1.0 Pocket Edition, The 1.0 Deluxe, and the 1.0 Updated Rulebook. All of these contain the same basic rules that work together, with different add-ons, suggestions, or tweaks here and there. Get the bundle now for $10.99. Happy Gaming!
Happy Tuesday Gamers,
It seems a bit early for a weekly update, right? It isn't Friday. However, I couldn't wait to let you all know that the Micro Chapbook RPG: Advanced Character Guide is FINALLY OUT! Woohoo! Party streamers!
Are you wanting to take your Micro Chapbook RPG characters to the next level? With 20 classes, 17 fantasy race variations, 8 books of magic, a slew of new equipment, and a new dungeon to test your character's mettle, you'll find something for everyone here. the Micro Chapbook RPG Advanced Character Guide is sure to beef up your characters and game.
This Advanced Character Rulebook contains all the rules for building complex and deep characters for those who want a solo roleplaying experience with a little more rules crunch to it--as well as most of the gameplay basics. You can play with just this book alone or in combination with the Basic Edition Rulebook!
Get the PDF now for $14.99. And lovers of physical media keep an eye on Amazon. The full color paperback will be out before the end of the week and the hardcover will soon follow. You can also check out a video flipthrough of this book on Youtube.
Then, keep an ear to the ground (or just an eye on these updates) to see when the Advanced Dungeon Guide and Advanced World Guide will be released in the coming months.
Finally, I've also been working on a new physical adventure board game! It will be released on The Game Crafter in a fanciful boxed edition and on DriveThru in a more affordable print and play version. ALSO, there is a new RPG on the horizon!
Happy Gaming and Happy Independence Day to those in the U.S.A. Have a great extended holiday weekend (for those of you who are blessed with one) and make sure to get some solo or family gaming in!
Micro RPG is a one man indie game publisher helmed by a queer creator. I strive to provide fun, simple, and soloable roleplaying games books for gamers of every background and walk of life with a focus on LGBTQ+ friendly games.
Micro Chapbook RPG is a simple solo role playing system that spans many genres. The BEST place to start playing Micro Chapbook RPG is with the affordable and simple 1.75 Edition Basic Core Rulebook set in a Grimdark Fantasy World!