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This Week’s Hottest Titles: 25 October 2020

Dancing Lights Press

This Week’s Hottest Titles: 25 October 2020

Here are this weeks hottest titles from Dancing Lights Press for the week ending 25 October 2020.

  1. Adventure Generator Vol. 1 $4.99
  2. Building Monsters $4.99
  3. Adventure Generator Vol. 2 $4.99
  4. Building Adventures $4.99
  5. Building Theme [Revised] $4.99
  6. Building Worlds [Second Edition] $4.99
  7. Building Characters [Second Edition] $4.99
  8. Names and Their Meaning $4.99
  9. Phrases and Names $4.99
  10. Bullet Journaling for Gamemasters $4.99

Download all of these titles and more at DriveThruRPG!


Hippogryph Codex

With the usual caveat that I am one person and could be unexpectedly run over by a truck, the Hippogryph Codex will be out next week. I think it was Wolfgang Baur who once said that a late book is only late once, but a bad book is bad forever. I wanted to make one more editing pass before I sent it off to the printers. This is possibly the best thing I’ve ever created. Even keeping with the ethos of the Black Box Movement, I want you to have the best possible experience with this system.


Print on Demand Update

I’m still awaiting delivery of proofs (“test copies” from the printer) for the following titles:

  • DoubleZero Core Book (hardcover) – shipped, awaiting delivery
  • DoubleZero Core Book (softcover) – shipped, awaiting delivery
  • Building Theme (softcover) – shipped, awaiting delivery
  • Building Adventures (softcover) – shipped, awaiting delivery
  • Adventure Generator 1 (softcover) – shipped, awaiting delivery
  • Adventure Generator 2 (softcover) – shipped, awaiting delivery
  • Building Monsters (softcover) -shipped, awaiting delivery
  • Hippogryph Zine Issue Four (softcover) – approved by printer, waiting to ship
  • Hippogryph Zine Issue Five (softcover) – approved by printer, waiting to ship
  • Hippogryph Zine Issue Six (softcover) – approved by printer, waiting to ship
  • Hippogryph Zine Issue Seven (softcover) – approved by printer, waiting to ship
  • Hippogryph Codex (hardcover) – awaiting printer approval
  • Hippogryph Codex (softcover) – awaiting printer approval

As soon as I receive and review the proofs for each title, assuming everything is correct, they will become available as print-on-demand. If you have purchased a PDF version through DriveThruRPG, and have opted in to receive email from Dancing Lights Press, you will receive a coupon code for the PDF price off of your POD order. There will also be updates in all of the usual places as the print option for each title becomes available.


About Dancing Lights Press

Dancing Lights Press is a lo-fi publisher of tabletop roleplaying systems and system-agnostic creative aids, including the best selling Building series, the DoubleZero action thriller system, and Hippogryph, a fantasy story game system with traditional  roots. Our products embrace a minimalist aesthetic in design and presentation because roleplaying is an activity, not a collection of expensive rulebooks.

This Week’s Hottest Titles: 25 October 2020

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This Week’s Hottest Titles: 18 October 2020

Dancing Lights Press

This Week’s Hottest Titles: 18 October 2020

Here are this weeks hottest titles from Dancing Lights Press for the week ending 18 October 2020.

  1. Adventure Generator Vol. 1 $4.99
  2. Building Monsters $4.99
  3. Adventure Generator Vol. 2 $4.99
  4. Building Adventures $4.99
  5. Building Theme [Revised] $4.99
  6. Building Worlds [Second Edition] $4.99
  7. Building Characters [Second Edition] $4.99
  8. Names and Their Meaning $4.99
  9. Phrases and Names $4.99
  10. Bullet Journaling for Gamemasters $4.99

Download all of these titles and more at DriveThruRPG!

Building Series Toolkits [BUNDLE]

Get the PDF versions of all 9 bestsellers in this series for 20% off! As with all bundles at DriveThruRPG, you only pay for the titles you haven’t previously purchased. This bundle contains the followings:

  • Building Characters
  • Building Worlds
  • Building Adventures
  • Adventure Generator 1
  • Adventure Generator 2
  • Building Monsters
  • Building Theme
  • Names and Their Meanings
  • Phrases and Names
The print-on-demand versions of the titles not currently available as POD are coming. Many of you have asked for them, so thank you for your patience. Between the pandemic and the USPS situation, the printer is backlogged and delivery of proofs (test prints) for review is taking longer than normal. As soon as we receive the proofs and look them over, assuming everything looks good, we will make them available to order and let you know!

HippogryphHippogryph Codex Update

The book is in final editing and will be available before the end of the month. We considered making it available for preorder, but there’s always that one guy that doesn’t understand what a preorder is and thinks we’re asking him to pay for the book twice.

Until then, check out Issue Zero of the Hippogryph Zine! It’s where it all began! This is the earliest prototype of the ideas and mechanics that will be expressed more fully in the Hippogryph Codex. While the zine is gone, the concepts live on and form the basis of the system that will be fully supported with more titles throughout the rest of this year and into 2021. And the PDF of the zine is only 99 cents!


About Dancing Lights Press

Dancing Lights Press is a lo-fi publisher of tabletop roleplaying systems and system-agnostic creative aids, including the best selling Building series, the DoubleZero action thriller system, and Hippogryph, a fantasy story game system with traditional  roots. Our products embrace a minimalist aesthetic in design and presentation because roleplaying is an activity, not a collection of expensive rulebooks.

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This Week’s Hottest Titles: 11 October 2020

Dancing Lights Press

Here are this week’s Hottest Titles from Dancing Lights Press for the week ending 11 October 2020, according to the fine folks at DriveThruRPG!

    1. Building Monsters $4.99
    2. Adventure Generator Vol. 1 $4.99
    3. Adventure Generator Vol. 2 $4.99
    4. Building Adventures $4.99
    5. Building Worlds [Second Edition]$4.99
    6. Building Characters [Second Edition] $4.99
    7. Building Theme [Revised] $4.99
    8. Names and Their Meaning $4.99
    9. Phrases and Names $4.99
    10. Cantrip Fantasy Roleplaying $4.99

All of these titles and more are available at DriveThruRPG!


This Week’s Hottest Titles: 11 October 2020

Dancing Lights Press is a lo-fi publisher of tabletop roleplaying systems and system-agnostic creative aids, including the best selling Building series, the DoubleZero action thriller system, and Hippogryph, a fantasy story game system with traditional  roots. Our products embrace a minimalist aesthetic in design and presentation because roleplaying is an activity, not a collection of expensive rulebooks.

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This Week’s Hottest Titles: 4 October 2020

Dancing Lights Press

Here are this week’s Hottest Titles from Dancing Lights Press for the week ending 4 October 2020, according to the fine folks at DriveThruRPG!

    1. Adventure Generator $4.99
    2. Adventure Generator 2 $4.99
    3. Building Adventures $4.99
    4. Cantrip Fantasy Roleplaying System $4.99
    5. Building Worlds [Second Edition] $4.99
    6. DoubleZero Core Book $4.99
    7. Bullet Journaling for Gamemasters, Revised $4.99
    8. Building Characters [Second Edition] $4.99
    9. Names and Their Meaning $4.99
    10. Phrases and Names $4.99

Download all of these titles and more at DriveThruRPG!


Adventure Generator 2Now Available!

10 More Adventure Outlines! This second volume Adventure Generator is a reusable toolkit for any tabletop fantasy roleplaying system or setting. With only a few die rolls you’ll have an outline for an exciting story with clear objectives and a distinct beginning, middle, and end. From there you can customize it to fit your world, your player characters, and your style of play. No generic, single-sentence plot hooks or vague adventure seeds! The Adventure Generator will provide you with enough substance to get you started on creating a unique and challenging roleplaying experience.


Adventure Generator 1Silver Best Seller!

The process of generating an adventure is simple:

  • Roll once on the Random Adventure Table. This will lead you to a high-level story outline that you can build upon. There are 10 five-encounter outlines included.
  • Roll once on the Random Environment Table. The result is the primary environment for the adventure. There are 13 types of environments listed.
  • Roll once on the Random Adversary Table. This is the main opponent or predominant creature type throughout the adventure. There are 15 creature types listed.
  • Roll once on the Random Theme Table (Optional). Give your adventure an overarching theme. There are 10 common themes listed.

Building Series Toolkit Bundle20% Off!

All of the titles in the best-selling Building series in one convenient bundle! Includes Building Characters, Building Worlds, Building Adventures, both volumes of the Adventure Generator, and more!


A Quick Print-On-Demand Update

I want to take a moment to talk about upcoming print-on-demand titles. Things are in process, but because of the duel situations with the pandemic and USPS, things are moving painfully slowly. After uploading files to the printer, it’s been taking 2 to 3 weeks to review and approve new titles. Then it takes up to a month before the proofs are printed and shipped. Allow another month for proofs to be delivered. If any corrections need to be made, the process starts all over again.

To try and speed things up, I’m having proofs sent to a friend and fellow publisher in the US. That cuts a few weeks off of delivery, as getting anything to the EU in general and Finland in particular adds a lot more time. He snaps pictures of anything odd and emails them to me. That’s the workaround. There are titles that I’d like to be available in time for Christmas, but even if the go live on the site I have no idea how long it will take for your order to be printed, shipped, and delivered.

4 October 2020 Update

Dancing Lights Press is a lo-fi publisher of tabletop roleplaying systems and system-agnostic creative aids, including the best selling Building series, the DoubleZero action thriller system, and Hippogryph, a fantasy story game system with traditional  roots. Our products embrace a minimalist aesthetic in design and presentation because roleplaying is an activity, not a collection of expensive rulebooks.

This Week’s Hottest Titles: 4 October 2020

 

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This Week’s Hottest Titles: 27 September 2020

Dancing Lights Press

Here are this week’s Hottest Titles from Dancing Lights Press for the week ending 27 September 2020, according to the fine folks at DriveThruRPG!

    1. Adventure Generator $4.99
    2. Cantrip Fantasy Roleplaying System $4.99
    3. DoubleZero Core Book $4.99
    4. Building Adventures $4.99
    5. Bullet Journaling for Gamemasters, Revised $4.99
    6. Building Worlds [Second Edition] $4.99
    7. Hardboiled Follies: A Setting for DoubleZero $2.99
    8. Building Characters [Second Edition] $4.99
    9. Names and Their Meaning $4.99
    10. Phrases and Names $4.99

Download all of these titles and more at DriveThruRPG!

Things are slowly returning to normal after my long illness. Thanks to all of you for the well-wishes. Regular news, updates, and blogging will resume on the website starting 1 October. The Twitter account is back, but is set to broadcast-only to announce said news, updates, and blogging. The next three releases will be Adventure Generator 2, Building Monsters, and the Hippogryph Codex, in whatever order they’re completed. I’m not making any predictions on release dates yet. Once those are released, I’ll start talking about what comes next, including my plans for 2021.

27 September 2020 Update

Dancing Lights Press is a lo-fi publisher of tabletop roleplaying systems and system-agnostic creative aids, including the best selling Building series, the DoubleZero action thriller system, and Hippogryph, a fantasy story game system with traditional  roots. Our products embrace a minimalist aesthetic in design and presentation because roleplaying is an activity, not a collection of expensive rulebooks.

This Week’s Hottest Titles: 20 September 2020