- Trollhalla isn’t just a place for a bunch of us to go and ugh at each other–talk about Beer Day, and post our favorite music videos, although all of that does happen. It is also a community of highly creative gamers who continually expand and experiment with the game, making new adventures for the enjoyment of everyone who likes our (kinda wacky) brand of role-playing. To make my point, I’m going to list the last 5 new products for T & T that have appeared on drivethrurpg.com with kudos to their creators, and congratulations to all who bought, played, and enjoyed them. The order may not be exactly right, but I’m taking it from the new releases section of drivethru.
Hobb-sized Adventures, an anthology of 6 mini-solos by Charrl Flemmning.
I think I actually created the mini-solo form with Goblin Lake way back in the 80s, or perhaps with a mini that first appeared on the bottom of the pages of Sorcerer’s Apprentice Magazine. Since then a lot of people have experimented with the form, and most of them are now doing it better than I ever did.
This is not your typical Tolkienesque fantasy adventure. Written by Khaghbbooommm, with help from teenagers.
T & T creativity is not limited to Americans. In fact, those of British descent, like Mark Thornton of New Zealand bring strange and unconventional points of view that would never occur to me.
A guards life in the town of Kaboom on the Kraken Continent as offered up by Trollhallan Khaghbbooommm.
The Kraken continent is not officially a part of Trollworld, but we think it may be in the other hemisphere not shown on the map currently in production for Deluxe Tunnels and Trolls. One thng for certain, Mark Thornton and his son Charlie are having a lot of fun in those distant lands. And, you can too.
TrollsZine is the official and semi-regular publication of Trollhalla. It is semi-professional in quality and offered up free to gamers, a true work of love (and sometimes genius) by the Champions of Trollhalla.
The seventh issue of the fan-created magazine for Tunnels and Trolls™, edited by Dan Hembree, contains 74 pages of quality content brought to you by the fans of the game for absolutely free. This issue features a solo adventure, “The Wizard’s Hut” by J. C. Lambert; a GM adventure, “The Ruins of the Castle Pynnesse” by Tori Berquist; and a short story, “Sometimes the Saving Rolls Are With You” by Ira Lee Gossett. TrollsZine! #7 also includes articles on new types of undead and a new type of golem, a town just waiting for your delvers hard-earned money, ways of personalizing T&T character types, special attacks for monsters, gunpowder weapons, advice on solos for starting characters, and more.
Contributors to TrollsZine! #7 include Tori Berquist, E. P. Donahue, Patrice Geille, Ira Lee Gossett, Dan Hembree, Val Kelson, J. C. Lambert, David Moskowitz, Dan Prentice, Douglas Toth, David A. Ullery, and Justin T. Williams. TrollsZine! #7 is amazingly illustrated by Darrenn E. Canton, Alexander Cook, E. P. Donahue, James Fallows, Jeff Freels, J. C. Lambert, Simon Lee Tranter, David A. Ullery, and Joshua E. Ullery. The cover art is by Jeff Freels with the cover layout, design, and TrollsZine!logo by M. E. Volmar and Simon Lee Tranter.
Solo adventures are not the only things done for T & T. This is a massive GM adventure by member Boozer (Andrew Holmes of England’s Tavernmaster Games.)
This is just a sample of the many creative things done in the last few months by some of the many members of Trollhalla. T & T is a game that welcomes many different visions and styles of play. Go search for Tunnels and Trolls at http://drivethrurpg.com, and see what you’ve been missing.
Frankly, I don’t know if the other FRPGs out there have this kind of support in the Gamer community. I wouldn’t be surprised if they did. Gamers, especially rp gamers, are a very creative and independent bunch. I’m forced to admit that I’m sort of provincial. I can’t keep up with all the developments of T & T. I have no time to follow That Other Game or Savage Worlds, or Wicked Fantasy, or Dragon Age, or World of Warcraft, even though I know that great things are happening in all those other fields of fantasy. I’m just telling you that T & T is alive and flourishing on the internet, and that Trollhalla.com will continue to bring you updates about it as they happen, or as I think to mention them.