Lucky 13


Welcome to issue #13 of the Tunnels and Trolls Newsletter: We’ll get to the news of the newsletter later on, but the game and its players always come first:

Deluxe T&T Update: We have a few tidbits from Steve Crompton…

  • Due to playtester demand, the final rulebook will have a weapons glossary done in the style of the classic fifth edition. (But don’t think the Trollgod has gone soft since the day he wrote, “If you see an unfamiliar name just look it up,” as a prelude to the extensive weapon tables in the first set of rules.) The glossary will also have new weapon illustrations from Steve Crompton to complement Liz Danforth’s drawings.
  • All members of the Fellowship of the Troll (FOTT) are confirmed for Trollcon, July 18-20. (Details here: They will be hosting games and discussions of the rules.
  • As for the rules themselves, the FOTT and its playtesters are now focused primarily on higher level magic, insuring balance as spell and wizard levels increase.
  • Finally, the cover is coming along. We’re not going to show you what it looks like now, but here’s a a tease Liz posted in the planning stages:

July is T&T Month on Facebook!: We haven’t quite convinced Mark Zuckerberg to start adding consonants to a last name begging for a trollish upgrade, but a few thousand of your closest friends who remember RPGs before PDF’s have featured our game in the Old School Roleplaying group. On Facebook? Join the party at

Product Update:  Mark Thornton’s Arena of Kaboom, (detailed in our last issue) is now available as a PDF. Get yours at:

Call for Submissions: The Snollygoster is hungry again. Charlie Fleming of Rarr! I’m A Monster Publishing needs T&T related material for issue #4 of The Snollygoster. (Previous issues can be found here:

Questions? Submissions? Email Charlie at with “Snollygoster” in the subject line.

Newsletter feature—play-by-post: The games, players, are out there, but many readers have asked us, Where? How do I join? When do I know they need players? How these games work?:  Well, here are links to some of the more prominent active games. Watch and learn. Introduce yourself via privatemessages. Make some friends. You have the social skills—after all, you may be trolls, not you’re not trolls. (Ed.: See the Trollhalla Inner Sanctum for Khenn’s efforts at changing Internet conventions.)

From around the Web:

Help wanted:  There’s a semi-official theme of online communities in this issue, but we’ve only [insert cliché of your choice involving peeling layers; scratching and surfaces;  peeling, scratching, and digging…]. We need your help. If you are a frequent reader, contributor or even administrator on or of any of the following:

contact us at: (There may be cookies—and not the Internet kind).

Post-Trollcon, pre-Gencon—expect a return to the physical realm next issue. Until then, have news?  Product releases? Questions?  Comments? Let us know

NEWS DEADLINE FOR ISSUE #14: July 22, 2014
ISSUE #14 RELEASE: July 25, 2014

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T and T Newsletter #12

Once again I’m putting the newsletter here on Trollhalla. I think I’ll put it on Trollhalla in FB also. The more people who see it, the better.  The best thing you could do as a T & T players is subscribe–if you were a subscriber,  you would have had this hours or possibly days before  you’re seeing it now.

Welcome to issue #12 of the Tunnels and Trolls Newsletter: The news of the newsletter is that we’re back and plan to be back on schedule.  The details behind the delay may be of moderate interest to some, but certainly not now when we haven’t seen the community so alive with discussions of the rules since kremm-resistance made its appearance. So, for your consideration:

Deluxe T&T Update: The beta is out, and it as all of the aesthetic strengths of the classic 5th edition coupled with mechanics refined to reflect decades of play.

Deluxe T&T beta news, part #2: Would you like a signed, printed copy? The Trollgod has just a few left to sell. Contact the newsletter with the subject “Beta for sale?” and something will get back to you. Act fast—quantities are so limited he may change his mind and hold on to these instant collector’s item.

Product announcement:  In 1979, the Trollgod, Ken St. Andre took us to the blood-stained sands of  Khazan’s arena to demonstrate just what could be done with T&T’s basic combat and saving roll mechanisms. Now, Mark Thornton invites delvers to his own Arena of Kaboom. This 192-page solo adventure features over 72 combatants and is available now in hard-copy (with PDF to follow soon) at

Product update: Greeks in English!  Last issue we introduced Craulabesh’sKatabasis, a free German language total T&T conversion set in classical Greece ( Now, the owner of Alea Iactanda Est has provided detailed walk-throughs of character creation—in English!—here and here
These are complete with character backgrounds and art.  We’ll keep you posted if we start seeing them adventure online.

Meandering Monsters on sale! Still haven’t picked up your copy of Darkshade Publishing’s T&T magazine? Any excuse you have has just lost 25% of its validity. That’s your savings if you use this code: before June 30th.

Product announcements—a triple play from Peryton!:

Product Update: There is a long tradition in our game of older trolls mentoring the younger creators, and Roy Cram has joined with Eamon Kennedy to revise and enhance Eamon’s solo, The Goblin Cave.  Get yours here:

Convention announcement: Those who follow Thessaly Chance (Trollhallan Devadasi) on Facebook have seen how she’s created her own trollish outpost in North Carolina. Now she and her Monsters! Monsters! campaign will be making the pilgrimage to Trollcon for two sessions, July 19-21.  Want in? Want details? Contact

Not signed up for Trollcon yet? Go here for details:

That’s it. Have news?  Product releases? Questions?  Comments? Suggestions for the new Calendar of Events format we plan to debut next issue? Let us know

ISSUE #13 RELEASE: July 11, 2014

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