Monday, October 24, 2016

Question for people who shop at Lulu...

Despite the essential monopoly of online game sales enjoyed by OBS, I actually get a very significant number of sales from Lulu. I think there are a few reasons for that. The first being that Lulu was the main place for publishers to early adopt POD distribution, so it is a significant retail source with history and awareness for customers in that way. The second is that Lulu runs some great sales sometimes that make it very competetive for shopping print books.

My question for gamers who shop at Lulu is this. Are my assumptions correct? Why do you sometimes shop at Lulu rather than OBS (or in addition to)? How do you find the shopping experience at Lulu in comparison to OBS?

I'm just thinking about some things and am interested in peoples' thoughts and experiences.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Apes Victorious now available!

Decided not to do a Kickstarter, just released it!

PDF only at the moment, a print version will materialize in coming weeks.

Go Ape!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Apes Victorious coming this summer!


You groggily come back to consciousness after a long cryosleep. Your ship’s warning system is telling you the ship has entered the atmosphere of a planet and is about to crash land under autopilot. Crawling to a seat, you buckle in, joining your fellow astronauts as you quickly check instrument readings.

Through the cockpit window you see a barren, desolate landscape flashing by. The ship skims a large lake before coming to a stop just off the pebble shore. The computer tells you there is a breathable atmosphere, and after gathering survival packs the crew exits the ship.

“Where are we?” you ask each other, as everyone wades to the shore seeing a wasteland with little vegetation.

“Which planet is this? We must have gone off course on our return from Alpha Centauri.”

Then there is the sound of hoof beats, adding to the disorientation. Hoof beats? Are we on Earth?

Around an embankment comes several riders bearing rifles. As they approach, the sun glares in your eyes and a shot fires, a companion to your left falls to the ground holding his stomach. A large rider stops in front of you, momentarily blocking the sun and providing a clear look at his face.

“An ape! We’re on a planet ruled by apes!”

Apes Victorious is a roleplaying game in which you take the role of an astronaut from the 1970’s who finds himself marooned on a future Earth ruled by intelligent apes. Players may also take the role of an ape, a degenerated human, or a psi-active underdweller. Fight to survive in this post-apocalyptic future ruled by four species of apes. Or play apes who hunt humans for sport. For a different kind of campaign, play highly intelligent but insane underdwellers who have advanced technology and powerful psi powers.

This book contains:

  • A complete game
  • A post-nuclear apocalyptic setting in which apes have become the dominant species
  • Six player classes
  • Animals and creatures of the post-nuclear future
  • Campaign advice
  • A complete introductory adventure
  • Conversion notes for compatible games including Labyrinth Lord, Mutant Future, and Starships & Spacemen 2e

By Daniel Proctor with additional material by Tim Snider. Cover by Mark Allen, interior illustrations TBA.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Support for Ryan, coauthor of Mutant Future

My good friend Ryan Denison (coauthor of Mutant Future) lost his wife very suddenly in November. I am running a "donation bundle" for people to receive great products and contribute to a great cause at the same time! There are products from Goblinoid Games, as well as several other generous publishers. Please check it out, and spread the word.