Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Secret Santicore 2011!

Here it is... in all its warty, unwashed, typo-riddled glory: Secret Santicore 2011! 

104 pages of generous creativity for your game, and it's all totally free. Not a cent.

BUT... if you do end up using some of the material herein, take the one minute out of your day to shoot an email over to the guy who wrote the article and let him know how it played out. He'll get a kick out of it, guaranteed.

I know I will. And that's worth something.


Click here to download (13mb)!

And click here if you wanna know what Secret Santicore is all about!

To all the Squid-hugging Ink-hoarders: yes, I know it's full color, and yes I know it will chew through your inks in no time. But fear not; in a couple of weeks, when I get back from holiday in the Land of Poison and Fire, I'll go through the doc and do a black and white version. Just for you. 

To all the Type-O Nazis: you're gonna have fun with this one; the turnaround was just far too tight to get proofreaders to go properly through it, but rest assured, once I'm back I'll get them all fixed up. If you do feel like proofreading, lemme know. 

Lastly special thanks is due to the following people for general asskickingness:

Zak for saying go for it, when I said I think I could.

The contributors: for being a great bunch a guys. It was a pleasure.

The artists: Cover artist Peter Seckler (where's your portfolio Pete?), Stuart Robertson and especially Jeremy Duncan, for producing such excellent art in such ridiculous timeframes.

S.John Ross for the generous use of his fonts.

The Emergency Elf support crew: Dylan Atkinson, Mike Evans, Erik Jensen, Iain Jones, Jeff Rients, Stuart Robertson, Peter Seckler, S.L. Shirley, and Telecanter for stepping in when help was needed. Seriously couldn't have done it without you.

And extra extra super special gratitude and love to Vanessa, for covering my ass and letting me run wild with the opportunity. I'm so glad I married you and not me. 

Well she's done, she's dusted. Sun's coming up. Time for a beer.

Bewdy

Jez

P.S. Lady-gamers, where the hell were you? 

40 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for doing this Jez! This was quite the undertaking that you placed on yourself and you kicked some serious ass!!

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  2. Yeaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!! I should put up a portfolio, this is wonderful ;)

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    1. Jez dude, you're a prince. I had a blast doing this, it's definitely the best present I got this Christmas!




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  4. Thank you for putting this together. The art is excellent, and the production values are higher than many professionally produced products. Thanks also to Adam Watts who wrote the included Strongholds in the Wilderness entry based on my request.

    Pimpage here.

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  5. A big thank you to everyone who was involved!

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  6. Astonishing amount of content and wonderful presentation! Thanks to everyone who contributed!

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  7. Nice work one and all! One more reason why Google+ is the best thing to happen to RPGs since dice.

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  8. I'll be happy to help you catch all those typos! Downloading and starting work now!

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  9. Jez dude, you're a prince. I had a blast doing this, it's definitely the best present I got this Christmas!

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  10. That's so great! Thank you to all who participated. Especially Jez and the artists.

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  11. I haven't read it yet and I already love it. These kinds of mass labors of love created by people who mostly don't know each other are one of my favorite things about the internet.

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  12. You know, this is seriously cool. Well done to everyone who took part, this is a thing of beauty (and the design is brilliant).

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  13. amazing! Wish Id known in time; Id 've joined in!

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  14. For some reason the pdf won't load properly for me

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  15. Thanks everyone. Over a eleven hundred visits in one day!

    @Syrus if it's still not working for you,send me an email to malignicant at gee male dawt calm and
    I'll get you a copy that way.

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  16. as James said... Wow!

    what an amazing resource, thanks to all that contributed.

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  17. That is one helluva great thing you folks have done. Thank you very much for sharing such brilliant and mad ideas, so beautifully presented.

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  18. This was a great idea, and would've been even if it went nowhere. Where it went was awesome! Thanks!

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  19. "P.S. Lady-gamers, where the hell were you?"

    I'll see if I can get the better half involved next year.

    -SL

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    1. @notwolf. most definitely done. if you're having probs downloading it, send me an email to malignicant at gee male dawt calm and I'll email it to you; or if you wanna wait a week or so there'll be a proofread version available.

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  21. Holy cow this is great. Excellent job everyone!

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  22. Has a print-friendly version shown up anywhere?

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  23. @ faoladh - not yet, but soon. back from hols and in the middle of updating the current colour version with typos, new art and a coupla extra goodies; once that's done the printer friendly version is next.

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    1. I would also be happy if there were a Lulu version, so that I could order my print copy and have it bound more easily. (*cough*hint*cough*)

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  24. This is a great project. Just wanted to let you know that I used "Down and Out in Gothmagogg" in Old School Hack.

    The converted adventure is here, along with the plug for Secret Santicore and a play report.

    http://fictivefantasies.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/osh-down-and-out-in-gothmagog-summary.pdf

    http://fictivefantasies.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/rock-the-gothmagog-old-school-hack-style/

    http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/old-school-hack-the-fictive-way/adventure-log/down-and-out-in-gothmagog

    I also used other randomizers and so forth from the book. I look forward to using it some more in time.

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    1. That's so great! Thank you to all who participated. Especially Jez and the artists.
      thank you for your share!




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  25. I might have stumbled upon it rather late but... what the heck? This is a really cool idea and I like the result! Will consider participating next time! Thanks to all involved. :)

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  26. @ Argamae: Glad you liked it and your timing is perfect, cause the next Secret Santicore is taking requests right now:

    http://gibletblizzard.blogspot.co.nz/2012/09/secret-santicore-2012.html

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  27. This may be a bit of a necropost, but does anyone have a current link for the 2011 download? I'm afraid I discovered this awesomeness a bit too late and the Dropbox link no longer works.

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  28. I just tested the link, it takes a minute or two to download but apart from that was all fine from here.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/33463820/Secret%20Santicore%202011.pdf

    is the link again, if it doesn't work let me know and I'll see if I can email it directly.

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