Peril #00 – An RPG Zine to Get Preteens Fighting About RPG Mechanics Like The Rest Of Us

IMG_1936It is here, dear reader,  The RPG Zine for Kids Who Read Good And Do Other Stuff.  I called it PERIL though, and I painted in it spooky letters to put on top of the cover art.  Yes, I used some paint to do something I could have done fine with a marker, font, or leaky octopus.  But it is about the process, isn’t it?  More on the process in a later paragraph.  You may notice also, dear reader, that I gave it a number.  00.  This is a good number to choose if you plan to do a 01, but no one will notice if you don’t.  I also did not paint a spooky 00 to go on this one (but if I did, the zeros would have super evil lines crossing them diagonally so you would know they were a zero and not an o).  That way if there is never a 01, no one will notice.  It doesn’t lock me into doing spooky numbers all the time either, because numbers only look spooky in red and should look elegant otherwise.  It has just short of enough content to get kids inspired.  Some advanced S&B rules, die drop tables, monsters, a dungeon, and whatnot.  It is written more like an activity book than a zine, really.

So no promise on ever having a PERIL 01, but here is PERIL 00.  But before you click your grubby mouse all over this pristine new thing, I would like to tell you about how this zine almost didn’t happen.  You may have to click a read more button to read this story.

tl;dr: the ballad of how This Zine That Was Supposed To Be Community Made But Almost Didn’t Happen And When It Did Happen It Broke A Printer And Is Basically Just Stuff I Grabbed Off My Own Website.

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SPZ01 Preview / Swamp Things

I am working on a print-only zine, as we speak.  It is going to have some stuff in it that I will also be using against with my next group.  Not a lot of it will make it onto this website because would there a point in mailing out zines afterwards?  Here, however, is something that is going into the zine.  It is a small list of terrible situations you may throw at your players who happen to be crawling through a swamp.  Included is an unfinished sketch of one of the terrible situations.  Also included is a probable amount of grammar and spelling errors, as this came straight from my notes.  (That sketch is terrible and I should feel terrible for putting it here. I will be redoing the bug.  Its terrible)

TERRIBLE SWAMP SITUATIONS

or: NEXT TIME PICK A DIFFERENT ROUTE
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