Holiday Greeting Card Special

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Need Holiday Cards for Gamers?

It’s that time of year! you go to the greeting card isle and there is every Hallmark cliche’ and nothing for the gamer you love!

At FailSquadGames and Lloyd Metcalf Inc. that problem is SOLVED! Not only can you grab Santa vs the White Dragon Postcards, but “The Giant Holiday” greeting cards.

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Santa vs the white dragon post cards are 10 for $10.00 that’s $1 each when you buy the 10 pack bundle! The Giant Holiday cards are 5 for $10, just $2 each!

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Not good enough for your elite tabletop RPG gamer? 

Have no fear!! Send them more than a greeting card, send them a
First Edition / OSRIC RPG ADVENTURE in greeting card form!


MicroQuest Cards

Normally $3.00 each, now you can get ALL 6 adventures for $15!

These cards feature hours of adventure squeezed into all 4 panels, front and back of each card. New monsters, new magical items, new adventures!

Don’t muck up greeting cards with sentiment and poems no one reads!! Send ADVENTURE!!

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Get the original #1!


#1 Ogres of the Fen With Art!

This is the #1 copy off the press of Ogres of the fen, with a letter detailing the origin signed by Lloyd Metcalf.

Included are the original pen and ink pieces of art use din the module. This is a collectible module especially so joined with the art.

Copies of Ogres of the Fen have been shipping pretty quickly and copies are now making the circle to many cons around the country. This is a one of a kind collection that can never be had again!

I am a little surprised that the reserve price isn’t met yet (It’s only $75) but can easily sell for double that without haggling. This is the opportunity to add this art and this module to your collection early in the Lloyd Metcalf RPG career.

Click here to see the auction NOW!

Only a day left!

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Ogres of the Fen IS HERE!

Ogres of the Fen
Ogres of the Fen

Ogres of the Fen is HERE

In a final push to be ready for Game Hole Con, I managed to get Ogres of the Fen completed!

It is waiting for you in the webstore, I am quite pleased with the end result.

You can also bid on the #1 module off the press WITH original pen and ink art work used in production!

Click here to see the EBAY listing now!




Last Call Oliviah enters Layout!



“condition of being a lunatic,” Formed in common human tongue from lunatic + -cy.
Originally in reference to intermittent periods of insanity, such as are believed to be triggered by the moon’s cycle.
The Old English equivalent was monaðseocnes “month-sickness.”
– Insanity; mental disorder.
– Intermittent insanity, formerly believed to be related to phases of the moon.
– Extreme foolishness or an instance of it.
The elven equivalent is Ithil rhach “Moon Curse”
Describing those who lose their senses during the peak phase of the lunar cycle to be lost in the wilderness.

Last Call Oliviah module has entered into the preliminary stages of layout. That means, it’s coming, it’s close…. and Kickstarters will have another product ON TIME!

It’s also extended. I think I might be grazing close to 80 pages on this one!
The announcement will be here when it is done.




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This coupon expires on Spetember 30, 2015 so get in the shop and grab your Fail Squad Games and Lloyd Metcalf items NOW!!




Battlemap Explorer

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Kickstarter Alert!
I have been so busy with my own projects, it’s time to find some gems that others have.

My table is often dominated by a dry erase board or mat in the middle of the table. I dance in and out of players approximating maps and pretend it doesn’t interrupt play. even if you don’t use minis, the drawing of the map has become, and has been one of the struggles of tabletop RPGs.

I have toyed with some alternatives, such as using photoshop with various masked layers to pull back as the party progresses and other techno-work arounds. For the sake of expediting, I usually fall back to the dry erase solution.

What about Virtual Table Top?

Virtual Tabletop gives me a giant nerd-on and it has a working solution, and a rather full featured one with fog of war, icons on the map, facings, rules and many other things…. I don’t really want to figure out. Virtual Table top is player centered. Each turn looking to the player to move an icon, take actions, facing… every turn, you are going to the interface.

Let me see it!

Enter Battlemap Explorer by Byron Knoll.  Byron is attempting to build a site in his off-time that will allow users to upload their maps as image files, and allow you to define walls and doors. As the adventure progresses, the DM can move the view through the top-down maps with walls and doors blocking views to other, unexplored rooms. Check out a preview map HERE. The arrow keys move you through the dungeon, white lines are doors. Salt halls map here, and an Inn for preview. Maps will be able to be shared publicly, or privately through the site.

It’s simple, smooth, and I find it inspiring. I don’t necessarily want a million features, I want the map to supplement my adventure. I DON’T want my adventure to deteriorate into an elaborate tabletop video game. Which is what I think Virtual Table Top may be approaching.

How will I use it?

I’m glad I asked! For me, this may mean simply having a monitor near the table to display the map. Possibly a tablet at conventions.  It MAY result in my AAXA PICO projector being mounted over the gaming table to project ONTO the dry erase board!… ok it will.

If this project is a success, it will change how I look at my Drivethru RPG adventures. It would be a slick addition to the .pdf’s to include a Battlemap explorer link for DMs.

I like it because it intends to be used by the gaming community, I think I can figure out how to put it to use immediately to improve my own games, and it isn’t complicated.

Backing the Project

To get in on this modest goal of $1K, CLICK HERE. The backing levels are a bit awkward. $1, $6, $9, then $100. I have sent a message to Byron asking if there might be some more mid-level backer numbers. Something in the $20-$30 zone.

Just by completing the previews, Byron has shown that he can deliver. Heck, if all else fails, the site could function under wordpress even.

What I would like to see

In my dream world, I would like to see tiles disectable at 45 degree angles at least. I am not sure what Byron has under the hood when you place walls on the map. If they are from point A to B or if they are only in 90 degree lines.

I would also like to see a zoom feature. Of course since it is built into HTML5, you can hold CTRL and wheel up/down to zoom in and out in your browser.

In my dream world I would also like to see the possibility for a downloaded self contained possibility that wouldn’t require an online connection.

But everything, one step at a time. Just at the level which he has it now, I can foresee MANY uses and possibilities.

Byron Knoll

I don’t know him, have never met him, but I like his idea and he has a few bucks from me to make this site come to life so I can improve my gaming table. It’s just the tool I want, simple map presentation without complicated interactions.

I think it also approaches an important point for RPG supplement writers, illustrators and producers like myself.

What is the point of making awesome, colored, textured maps in your games and modules if the players never see them?

My future Kickstarters, modules, and products hopefully will include Battlemap Explorer links.

~Lloyd M
Fail Squad