Thanksgiving Day is over. Time to take down the turkey, and get back to the (not so) serious business of living in a fantasy world. Did you know about these great t & t products available through Drivethrurpg.com? Hey, when you buy them, be sure to get there by way of the link from inside Trollhalla.com or at least from this page.
and there are lots of other great T & T adventures to be had that I had nothing to do with creating. You know, it really makes me grin to see how gamers all over have taken this game and made it their own.
Even if you don’t buy a thing, why not go browse through the T & T products as drivethrurpg.com. You will be amazed. I always am.
This is a special day in America, a day set apart for remembering our blessings and being thankful for them. It doesn’t matter whether you thank your family, the Great Spirit, Crom, El, or the eponymous God, no person is an island, and we don’t live our lives in a vacuum. We all need help, and we get it (sometimes not as much as we want) from others, and this is a time to acknowledge our debts.
On this website, I’d like to make the effort to thank all the many friends who have joined my little club to promote Tunnels and Trolls. It is you, Trollhallans, individually and collectively, who make roleplaying fun and satisfying for me. It is you all who make Tunnels and Trolls a living game in a world where so many efforts have fallen by the wayside and died out. I am not naming any names today, but you can tell who are the great ones by simply looking through the Hall of Champions. There are so many of you. I was going to say that I feel blessed to have such friends, but that isn’t strictly true. We are all blessed to have such friends, champions, and comrades in the world.
This year has been a great effort to produce a new, ultimate, and best edition of Tunnels and Trolls–our so-called Deluxe Tunnels and Trolls. We haven’t quite succeeded yet, but we’re working hard on it. Because of that effort, so nobly supported by so many of you, I also want to thank the Goddess that I have such excellent friends and comrades in this struggle. This is the Fellowship of the Troll–take that Professor Tolkien–did you ever dream of how many strange fellowships your Fellowship would inspire in years to come? I hereby acknowledge my great debts to Rick Loomis, Liz Danforth, James Peters, and Steven S. Crompton. These four people give me the strength and courage to carry on with T & T activities.
And now, on behalf of myself, and all the other turkeys in Trollhalla, I want to leave you with one final thought.
Yesterday, I challenged Trollhallan artists to send me some new art for the Outer Sanctum, and I repeat the challenge today. I am happy to say that two of our members responded and I have some new art to share.
Another look at the demons of Trollworld. Traditional but scary . . .
This is from artist Ed Heil, and he told me “ it started as a troll but became demonic as I painted it”.
Khenn Arrth and Edhwaar-Hai do a traditional trollish greeting at GenCon.
Our other stalwart artist to come through, and I’m only running his art second because I saw it second, was David Ullery, Garrlakk. With the exception of Krooomp, who has been busy with stuff for the new edition of Griffin Feathers and Deluxe T & T, Garrlakk has been my most reliable and productive artist for Trollhalla Press publications. (If you’ve never heard of Trollhalla Press, you might want to take a look here: http://trollhallapress.wordpress.com/.)
David showed us this picture inside Trollhalla on the walla, which is where most of the good stuff in Trollhalla happens.
Is this any way to greet a hopeful dungeon delver? It is if you’re one of the monsters!
I may have more art to share if I dig through my files, but this is enough for now. What a wealth of talent we have in Trollhalla, and I have to say, I’m very proud of our members. Rock on!