Richard's Pett's The Blight - Free Preview PDF


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Just like the title said. Tonight at midnight begins the 7th Day of Halloween (as we at Frog God Games count such things), so in celebration we're releasing a free preview pdf of the first 10 pages of Richard Pett's much-anticipated master campaign and adventure path.

This is the campaign from which Richard originally spawned his classic modules set in "The Styes" back in Dungeon Magazine. He's written the complete campaign book and a 9-module adventure path set there, and Frog God Games is going to launch a Kickstarter for it on November 15th. But before then, we're releasing a free pdf preview of the Guide to the Blight's first 10 pages to let you get an idea of the madness...ahem, mayhem...erm, masochism...having a hard time coming up with a non-perjorative term...no, madness is probably most accurate that is The Blight: Richard Pett's Crooked City.

So check it out here under the Updates tab to download your pdf.

But beware. The free pdf will only be available from midnight tonight until midnight tomorrow.So don't miss out.


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The only preview I ever need: "Richard Pett".

Having just blown a thousand bucks on dice last week, I was looking forward to November being a month of fiscal responsibility. Well, nope.

Thanks Greg.


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Anguish wrote:
The only preview I ever need: "Richard Pett".

That's it for me as well. Whenever I see that name, I throw money at the screen, desperate for the product to materialize that instant.

Pathfinder Creative Director, Frog God Games

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The link is up here. (And it will materialize that instant for you this time.) :-)

We're still working on a link that will accept your money through your computer screen.


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So stay away
From eight and one
For one is great in size
And never play
Or seek your fun
Where her deep lair it lies

Devouring it now...

Pathfinder Creative Director, Frog God Games

P.S. One of those photos was taken in Rich's basement. I'll let you guess which one...

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Greg A. Vaughan wrote:
P.S. One of those photos was taken in Rich's basement. I'll let you guess which one...

Hey Vaughan, how come you got hold of my family photo album you cad...

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Huzzah! Thanks for your support everyone, looking forward to hearing what you think.

Rich


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Good to see that free preview, even for a day long. :)


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Richard, I love your music suggestions. Sex Pistols, Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Ozzy. May I also suggest Trivium's "Villainy Thrives".

Now I must get back to writing about alligators and crocodiles otherwise Skeeter may hurt me.


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If you haven't, download this asap. Even in Pett's canon, this one stands out. Oh gawd, I think I may have just drooled over my keyboard. Yeah. That awesome.

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Tom Knauss wrote:

Richard, I love your music suggestions. Sex Pistols, Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Ozzy. May I also suggest Trivium's "Villainy Thrives".

Now I must get back to writing about alligators and crocodiles otherwise Skeeter may hurt me.

You may indeed, and thanks Tom. I've a Spotify list ready for these and am trying to work out how to set it up as public. Ah, that Skeeter, watch out for his scourge, snick snick.

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Endzeitgeist wrote:
If you haven't, download this asap. Even in Pett's canon, this one stands out. Oh gawd, I think I may have just drooled over my keyboard. Yeah. That awesome.

That's it, I'm retiring:)

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Iä, my brain. Pett has once again infected it with his black taint. This was an excellent teaser. I can't wait to back the KS.


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Richard Pett wrote:
Tom Knauss wrote:

Richard, I love your music suggestions. Sex Pistols, Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Ozzy. May I also suggest Trivium's "Villainy Thrives".

Now I must get back to writing about alligators and crocodiles otherwise Skeeter may hurt me.

You may indeed, and thanks Tom. I've a Spotify list ready for these and am trying to work out how to set it up as public. Ah, that Skeeter, watch out for his scourge, snick snick.

I recommend Rammstein. I know I listened to it the whole time I read the Bas-Lag series.


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Dot


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Richard Pett wrote:
That's it, I'm retiring:)

NOOOOOOOOOOOO *deep breath* OOOOOOOOOOOOOO *deep breath* OOOOOOOOOOO!


Have any delays been noted on delivery of the email link? I've gone through the ordering process twice now for the preview pdf and all I'm getting is the eerie silence of the grave.


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You need to signin to the FGG website, then click on "My Account" in the upper right hand corner. Then click on Files and the PDF should be there.

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Thanks silverhair2008, I had the same problem too Unclefes:)


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Did my directions work for you, Mr Pett?

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Absolutely:)


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Beautiful. Thanks Silverhair2008! Mr. Pett, this looks supremely cool. Can't wait to see the whole thing.

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unclefes wrote:
Have any delays been noted on delivery of the email link? I've gone through the ordering process twice now for the preview pdf and all I'm getting is the eerie silence of the grave.

Did Silverhair's instructions work for you Unclefes?


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Greg A. Vaughan wrote:
Did Silverhair's instructions work for you Unclefes?

They did indeed - thanks again Silverhair!

Dark Archive

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Nice preview - I will have to pick this up...somehow.

To me when I think of the Blight (using the beautiful Styes as a point of mood reference) I think of Lustmord, Godflesh (Pure II - the last track), and Samhain's "The Hungry End" in particular. Just to name a few.

I would implore that Mr. Pett go too far vs. not far enough. This is going to one for the rpg history books.

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Auxmaulous wrote:

Nice preview - I will have to pick this up...somehow.

To me when I think of the Blight (using the beautiful Styes as a point of mood reference) I think of Lustmord, Godflesh (Pure II - the last track), and Samhain's "The Hungry End" in particular. Just to name a few.

I would implore that Mr. Pett go too far vs. not far enough. This is going to one for the rpg history books.

Hoorah!

We've had quite a few discussions (young master Vaughan and I) about content Auxmaulous, it's a very fine line as you know but I've tried to push as far as I can go. The AP and campaign are very much adult. Implied violence is always a stronger weapon as far as I'm concerned, but tricky to pull off. I hope it does take that disturbing step into Between; there are certainly a few situations in Levee that made my players uncomfortable, but not in a gratuitous way - more sort of WHAT!!!! Things from the past like the ghouls in the cornfield in Skinsaw, the play in Sixfold, the helplessness of Sorrow and the creepy isolated atmosphere in Mockingbird are the sort of things that come to the fore, as well as some other more darker things.

Great choice of music, I've now a new set of tracks to check out.

Here's a Levee

Spoiler:
Oddly, weirdly in fact, there's a big build up in Levee to a section where the sky is literally screaming with noise. I'd based it on an incident I had one night out on the hills (I work outside a lot) where I heard a very unsettling and loud screeching grating noise, it only lasted a few seconds but it freaked me out somewhat.

In fact there's a Youtube link tagged in the AP draft, for some reason the Paizo site keeps swallowing it which is even weirder, but if you search for strange noises in the sky you'll get it.

Apparently the noises are heard in various places, and that piece of music - Pure II has that kind of noise. Really uncanny choice Auxmaulus.

...spooky...

Yarp.


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Richard Pett wrote:
Auxmaulous wrote:

Nice preview - I will have to pick this up...somehow.

To me when I think of the Blight (using the beautiful Styes as a point of mood reference) I think of Lustmord, Godflesh (Pure II - the last track), and Samhain's "The Hungry End" in particular. Just to name a few.

I would implore that Mr. Pett go too far vs. not far enough. This is going to one for the rpg history books.

Hoorah!

We've had quite a few discussions (young master Vaughan and I) about content Auxmaulous, it's a very fine line as you know but I've tried to push as far as I can go. The AP and campaign are very much adult. Implied violence is always a stronger weapon as far as I'm concerned, but tricky to pull off. I hope it does take that disturbing step into Between; there are certainly a few situations in Levee that made my players uncomfortable, but not in a gratuitous way - more sort of WHAT!!!! Things from the past like the ghouls in the cornfield in Skinsaw, the play in Sixfold, the helplessness of Sorrow and the creepy isolated atmosphere in Mockingbird are the sort of things that come to the fore, as well as some other more darker things.

Great choice of music, I've now a new set of tracks to check out.

Here's a Levee ** spoiler omitted **...

Speaking of real life flavor for this type of campaign, this guy/urban legend is about 5-10 miles from my house.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Robinson_%28Green_Man%29

Then, there is Zombieland, which is right in the same area. My wife's grandparents are buried in the graveyard they refer to.

http://old.post-gazette.com/regionstate/20001031zombie1.asp

Lastly, I only live about an hour from where the original "Night of the Living Dead" was filmed.


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3 days... 3 days... 3 days... 3 days...

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Heh heh.

Thank you to everyone who downloaded the preview, we were really pleased that so many folks did so. Hope it has whetted your appetites for the full monty:)

Huzzah!


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It looks fantastic, Richard. The very best of luck to you on it. One of the many awesome things about Frog God Games is how they appear to help save these gigantic and unique creative works from fading away out of publication.

I'm focusing on 5e at the moment but I will definitely tell all my Pathfinder friends about the kickstarter when it kicks off.


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I missed the free preview, but am very interested in this. I loved the Styes adventures from Dungeon, back when. Tons of gritty atmosphere!

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Qu0zl wrote:

It looks fantastic, Richard. The very best of luck to you on it. One of the many awesome things about Frog God Games is how they appear to help save these gigantic and unique creative works from fading away out of publication.

I'm focusing on 5e at the moment but I will definitely tell all my Pathfinder friends about the kickstarter when it kicks off.

Thank you kindly Qu0zl, please do, and if the Blight makes a 5e edition, hopefully it'll be useful to you too.

Rich

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Nomad Sage wrote:
I missed the free preview, but am very interested in this. I loved the Styes adventures from Dungeon, back when. Tons of gritty atmosphere!

If gritty, sweaty and fleshy are you bag Nomad Sage, you'll find plenty slithering in the streets of the Blight.

Huzzah!


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Richard Pett wrote:

If gritty, sweaty and fleshy are you bag Nomad Sage, you'll find plenty slithering in the streets of the Blight.

Huzzah!

Awesome! I should have wrote "oozes with oozy atmosphere". =P

If it's not too early to ask, can you say what level span the adventure path is expected to cover?

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Nomad Sage wrote:
Richard Pett wrote:

If gritty, sweaty and fleshy are you bag Nomad Sage, you'll find plenty slithering in the streets of the Blight.

Huzzah!

Awesome! I should have wrote "oozes with oozy atmosphere". =P

If it's not too early to ask, can you say what level span the adventure path is expected to cover?

Levee runs from 1st to 9th, Nomad Sage, it's a 9-adventure AP using the slow advancement chart. It's an urban horror AP with very blurred edges where the PCs reap what they sow, it contains graphic content and takes place across the Blight.

And it's scary.


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And the very thought of this book makes me salivate...a strange, yellowish ichor...

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Uncanny!

Strangely enough Endzeitgeist, I've just recorded 4 intros, and found the very same strange yellow gruel ichor dripping from my lips as they were forced to make strange new words.


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Is there any way to get the preview for latecomers?

When is the Kickstarter due?

I suggest some cross marketing from the Kickstarter which paid Pett's novel Crooked (published via Broken Eye Games) and the other way round maybe include the novel as an add-on for the RPG Kickstarter.

The novel wasn't for me btw, it seemed too far removed from the game rules/roots for me. I.e. I did not get the feeling that the world described used PFRPG rules or even d20. But I passed it on to a big fan ;-)


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Kickstarter is due to land sometime today... (I think)

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Thanael wrote:

Is there any way to get the preview for latecomers?

When is the Kickstarter due?

I suggest some cross marketing from the Kickstarter which paid Pett's novel Crooked (published via Broken Eye Games) and the other way round maybe include the novel as an add-on for the RPG Kickstarter.

The novel wasn't for me btw, it seemed too far removed from the game rules/roots for me. I.e. I did not get the feeling that the world described used PFRPG rules or even d20. But I passed it on to a big fan ;-)

Yes, Crooked is a step away from rpg, albeit a short one, but the city of Brine and the Blight share many things - and a place called Between in particular. Between is an echo place that infests and thrives upon everywhere it lurks near, it's an aspect that in the role-play setting is a very real and brooding presence. Between gives dreams and emotions and fears flesh. The things that slither from it form a big part of Levee - the 9 part urban horror AP that goes with the Blight. Thank you kindly for flagging it to you friend though Thanael.

Here's a link - to the seven days of Halloween we ran a couple of weeks ago. If you scroll through the updates you'll get a better idea of what's coming.

Dates wise, we were hoping to launch the kickstarter today, but Greg Vaughan has taken the manuscript back to his house and locked himself in his cellar - its a jealousy thing going right the way back to our Dungeon magazine days. As soon as I get it back off him (and punish him properly), it'll go live. As he hasn't got any food in there, Tuesday is the latest I suspect he'll last - and please - as you have very kindly done before Thanael - spread the word.

Huzzah!
Rich

Pathfinder Creative Director, Frog God Games

Hi all,

We're diligently getting the KS together to go live with The Blight. Unfortunately my rotations schedule picked this time to switch away from midnights (yay!) to 5-to-5s (boo!). So we're putting it together as we can. Anyway, it should definitely be up this week. I'd like to have it launch by Tuesday, as I told Rich, but sometime in there will do. :-)

Anyway, we'll keep you posted.

So watch the skies!..er, gutters...I guess...

Greg

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Thanks for the updates, Richard and Greg.


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*Carves the yellow sign in the balcony and awaits the dead drop at the pre-ordained location*

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...soon, cupcake, soon...


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Tammy likes cupcakes.

Swords and Wizardry Lead Developer, Frog God Games

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<Sniffs the air>
"The sign is carved."


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Frog Gods: You, sir, should unmask.
Pett: Indeed?
Frog Gods: Indeed it's time. We have all laid aside disguise but you.
Pett: I wear no mask.
Frog Gods: (Terrified.) No mask? No mask!


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Is it a bad thing if once an hour I refresh the FGG KS profile to see if they've launched The Blight KS yet? *sigh* Why won't you take my money?

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...uncanny Mark and Matthew.

Azru, the kickstarter has been let out of her cellar, and gently oiled and wiped clean. The keys to the portal of beyond are in the lock, the sign has been carved and lashed across the doors, and tonight they should open. Tonight her lungs will take a deep breath from your sanity and feed.

M'NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

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