Over the weekend, Lord Zsezse Works had a sale of a number of their products that were close to reaching a “metal” level on RPGNow. Three of these were their three oldest template packs, Graveyard, Bog and Desert. With them being reduced, I reinvested some earnings and picked up all three of these excellent products.
All three of the template packs has backs as well as covers and pages and come in four different designs and two different sizes.
Admittedly, I don’t even have even a theoretical use for any of these packs at the moment; there are no products currently in any stage of development that these are really suitable for. Still, I consider them to be a good investment for the future; they didn’t cost much and new products are always being thought of or developed.
All the sets but Dark Section have covers, backs and paper in four different designs and two different sizes. Dark Section only has covers and papers, but it seems likely that, at some point, it will also be updated with backs (it’s the oldest of the four sets and, whilst newer sets are published with backs, the older sets weren’t, but are being updated with them).
Of the four template sets, only the Wild West has an immediate use – there’s a supplement already finished to use for it. The Magic set has one supplement with the text close to being finished, and some more in development, and the Space set has at least two in progress works. Only Dark Section doesn’t have a definite, immediate, use, but it may be used with the Cthulhu-related supplement.
Once again, I’ve reinvested some of the earnings into stock art. These are three pieces from Fat Goblin Games – I discovered last night that they were in the last few hours of a sale (must have missed the original email) and that, after the sale, the artwork was going to go up – substantially.
So, I purchased another three pieces of Lovecraftian stock art for the Tomes book that is (still) being worked on. These were Hound of Tindalos, Byakhee and Rat Thing. I suppose I could have purchased the other artwork in the series, but I had no immediate, or even planned, use for it. Hopefully, this won’t be regretted at a future date when it costs many times more than it did.
I’ve reinvested some of the money in buying three things from Fat Goblin Games. Two of these are pieces of stock art, both Lovecraftian in theme, a picture of an Elder Thing and one of a Deep One. Both of these are intended for a new Tomes supplement that is being written.
I also got the modern cover and page backgrounds set. All the other templates purchased so far have been from Lord Zsezse Works, but they don’t have a modern design as yet. I may not use this new template set much, and I may switch should Lord Zsezse come up with a modern set, but it was bought at the discounted price of only $1, so it’s not a huge expense even if it only gets limited use.