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9/15/2019 5:12 pm  #1


Saving Throw fundraiser fanzine for James D. Kramer

Jim Kramer's a long-time member of the old school community, including through his Usherwood Publishing modules (OSRIC), and needs everyone's support: he's had multiple brain surgeries to remove tumors, and the battle has gotten much harder. A few kind souls put together this fanzine for OSRIC (easily converted to AS&SH) to help raise money for him. Please take a look! Thanks.

Guy Fullerton wrote:

The pdf version is now live:
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/288750/Saving-Throw-fundraiser-fanzine-for-James-D-Kramer

Please help spread the word! I'm not connected as many places as I used to be. I'll post on the other obvious forums (DF, odd74, Acaeum), and will make a blog post (not sure who reads it). I could use help putting the message elsewhere; I don't have a mewe account, for example.

Saving Throw — a fundraiser fanzine to help James D. Kramer

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You may know Jim Kramer from his Usherwood Publishing modules & supplements, or his work helping produce works like OSRIC and Knockspell. You probably didn’t know Jim had multiple brain surgeries to remove tumors, and the battle has gotten much harder. To help Jim and his family during this difficult time, a group of his friends, collaborators, and first edition enthusiasts banded together to make this fundraiser fanzine, where all royalties go directly to Jim and his family.

This 60+ page issue of Saving Throw contains:
Introduction by Ron Redmond
Island Tables - random generation and inspiration tool by Steve Smith aka “EOTB”
Sorcerer’s Stone - dungeon level by Keith Sloan
Trolls of the Simpolo Swamps - leech-mated trollish variations by Joseph Browning
Perladon Manor - adventure module by Gabor Lux
By The Runes - fiction by Dan Rasaiah
Magic Item Intrinsic Material Values - variant magic item value rules by Guy Fullerton
Goblin Garbug Cavalry - new monster by Andrew Hamilton
The Tiled Labyrinth - mini-dungeon by Guy Fullerton
Lotus Blossoms - magical and special properties of these exotic flora by Keith Sloan
Burly the Baker - ready-to-use NPC and cantrips by Gary Francisco
Darkworld Troll - new monster by Bryan Fazekas
Offig’s Tomb - treasure map by Steve Smith aka “EOTB”
Lizard Man Lair - outdoor module and new monsters by Steve Smith aka "EOTB"
Mephitic Geysers of the Intaglio Rift - treasure map by Allan T. Grohe, Jr. (“grodog")
The Mere Beneath - dungeon level by Guy Fullerton, Allan T. Grohe, Jr. (“grodog"), and Henry A. Grohe
Sarendra’s Crew & Kelurrin’s Crew - ready-to-use NPC parties by Allan T. Grohe, Jr. (“grodog")
Rescue from the Sanctuary of the Leopard Goddess - dungeon module by Matthew Riedel
Featuring illustrations by Jimm Johnson, James D. Kramer, Wind Lothamer, Gabor Lux, Denis McCarthy, Peter Szmer (soon), Del Teigeler, and Alex Zisch.

For the lucky price of $13, you get two treasure maps, three referee tools, five new spells, six modules, at least nine new monsters, twelve ready-to-use NPCs, and more. Plus the knowledge that your purchase helps a family during a difficult time.

Thank you!

Note: We plan to make a print version available soon. When it becomes available, will send drivethru coupon codes to everyone who purchased the pdf so they can get a print version at a discount.

Note #2: We are still in the process of gathering artwork for some of the articles, so don't be surprised by any of the blank spots. We will notify everybody when we update the pdf with new art, and you can download the latest version from your library.


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9/15/2019 6:30 pm  #2


Re: Saving Throw fundraiser fanzine for James D. Kramer

purchased

 

9/15/2019 7:19 pm  #3


Re: Saving Throw fundraiser fanzine for James D. Kramer

Purchased as well.  Good stuff!  I also highly recommend Mr. Kramer's Usherwood Expansion for OSRIC.

 

9/15/2019 7:33 pm  #4


Re: Saving Throw fundraiser fanzine for James D. Kramer

Got it!  Looks like a great product! Many thanks to those involved.


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And sweat at the daily round,
While in my soul forever
The drums of Pictdom sound?” 
 

9/16/2019 5:22 am  #5


Re: Saving Throw fundraiser fanzine for James D. Kramer

Done: happy to help in this small way.


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9/16/2019 10:35 am  #6


Re: Saving Throw fundraiser fanzine for James D. Kramer

Done: +1, hope for success!

 

9/16/2019 11:13 am  #7


Re: Saving Throw fundraiser fanzine for James D. Kramer

It should also be noted that Jim is part of the AS&SH family, as he designed the layout of the box for our original boxed set!


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9/16/2019 11:30 am  #8


Re: Saving Throw fundraiser fanzine for James D. Kramer

I'm pretty sure he did some S&W work for Matt too, Jeff, but didn't remember that he did the first edition box as well!

Allan.

 

9/16/2019 11:34 am  #9


Re: Saving Throw fundraiser fanzine for James D. Kramer

And purchased! ... Best wishes to Jim and his family in this trying time ... Glad to help.

 

9/17/2019 6:10 am  #10


Re: Saving Throw fundraiser fanzine for James D. Kramer

Thanks again, everyone.


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9/22/2019 7:32 am  #11


Re: Saving Throw fundraiser fanzine for James D. Kramer

Thank you to everyone who contributed, and purchased. 


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