Trollhalla’s Inner Sanctum Has Vanished

Obviously, great and powerful magics are at work here. The inner sanctum is gone, but the Trollgod, and the members all seem to be ok. The Trollgod is working on re-opening the inner caverns for the Elite. Watch this space. Any developments will be posted here.

I'm gonna make somebody an offer he can't refuse.

I’m gonna make somebody an offer he can’t refuse.

Since the site failed yesterday I have talked to Joe Hildreth, the original site design programmer. He thinks the problem is caused by the server’s upgrade to php5 when it was all coded orignally more than 10 years ago in php3. The site is probably calling a display function that is no longer supported. It’s still out there, but we can’t see or access it. A lot more code was modified and improved over the years by Michael Eidson. Neither Joe nor Michael is really available to redo the code now in php5. I have entered a help desk ticket, but have not gotten a response. The support phone number is in Canada, and my cell phone won’t call them. I am not certain what will happen next. I am looking into other possibilities, but it’s too soon to say what will happen to the inner sanctum and the fellowship we once had. It may be time to evolve Trollhalla into something new and simpler.

If things change, I will post the info here.

–Ken

************************************************************************************************************n other news, the latest developments for T & T on the internet will be posted here. I think I’ll make a list that is ten items long and when I get to the 11th the 1st will rotate off, but I think I’ll just let the count continue.1. http://www.rpgnow.com/product/146957/Darkshade-Chronicles-Quick-Start-Guide-for-Tunnels–Trolls-Solo-Adventures2. Trollhalla.com has been reviewed by Duncan Beach. He is very kind, and it’s always interesting to see what others think we are doing. You can find the review here:
http://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/www.trollhalla.com3. Ken St. Andre and Steve Crompton have started the process of doing a new edition of Goblin Lake for Deluxe T & T. Goblin Lake was first produced in 1979, written by Ken and illustrated by Liz Danforth. Ken expanded the adventure in 1994, but those new paragraphs were never added to the original Flying Buffalo production. Patrice Geille made a few minor changes for his French edition in 2015, some of which will be retained in the deluxe production. This new version will incorporate the use of Talents into the game system. The art by Simon Tranter of England is whimsical and mostly unseen by American gamers. Ken and Steve hope to have the new version of Goblin Lake ready in time for Origins, but will definitely have it before TrollCon and GenCon.4. The Trollhalla Inner Sanctum heart of the club is offline and unavailable due to a server update and a change in the php language that the site code uses. Ken’s efforts to get in touch with the web host have failed so far. They seem to be located in British Columbia and his cell phone won’t make international calls.5. A very nice nostalgic review of Tunnels and Trolls has appeared here: http://toytales.ca/tunnels-and-trolls/

6. Today seems to be a good day for news. I just got the latest update from Mark Thornton.  Here it is:

Death has come for you. You can run or you can hide – but probably you should do both.

Sentry duty during a high-profile parade under the unforgiving eye of Wizard Control might seem safe… A dive with the Deepwater Dwarves might seem like a holiday… A restful night in your own bed might seem a sure thing to see tomorrow’s dawn…

If curiosity killed the cat, there are many more ways for Death to claim you, my delving friend!

Links: http://www.lulu.com/…/many-…/paperback/product-22064868.html(cost $12.99)

and

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/148087/Many-Ways-To-Die (cost $3.99)

 

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4 votes, 2.75 avg. rating (57% score)

The Curses of Arahk Gnahk

We take you now from the dusty streets of Baru-Kesh to the hallowed halls of the Great Library of Khazan, where I’m sure you’ll want to look at the librarian’s latest book:

Urukspells

As uruks go, this guy must have been amazing in life. Do you see that he managed to keep all of his teeth in practically perfect condition?

A sample from the introduction:

Uruk spells and enchantments are all thought of as curses, because they always cost the user strength. All enchanted items are thought to be cursed items. A curse may be cast directly by hand, or from a cursed item by using a trigger word. The caster must have sufficient kremm and strength to power the spell, but uruks would only notice the loss of strength. The strength loss manifests as a kind of cold light flickering around the caster in shades of violet, and this accounts for a brief increase in the caster’s charisma for about 10 minutes while the effect lasts.

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In other news, the latest developments for T & T on the internet will be posted here. I think I’ll make a list that is ten items long and when I get to the 11th the 1st will rotate off, but I think I’ll just let the count continue.

1. http://www.rpgnow.com/product/146957/Darkshade-Chronicles-Quick-Start-Guide-for-Tunnels–Trolls-Solo-Adventures

2. Trollhalla.com has been reviewed by Duncan Beach. He is very kind, and it’s always interesting to see what others think we are doing. You can find the review here:
http://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/www.trollhalla.com

3. Ken St. Andre and Steve Crompton have started the process of doing a new edition of Goblin Lake for Deluxe T & T. Goblin Lake was first produced in 1979, written by Ken and illustrated by Liz Danforth. Ken expanded the adventure in 1994, but those new paragraphs were never added to the original Flying Buffalo production. Patrice Geille made a few minor changes for his French edition in 2015, some of which will be retained in the deluxe production. This new version will incorporate the use of Talents into the game system. The art by Simon Tranter of England is whimsical and mostly unseen by American gamers. Ken and Steve hope to have the new version of Goblin Lake ready in time for Origins, but will definitely have it before TrollCon and GenCon.

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6 votes, 2.83 avg. rating (58% score)

I Wonder what it’s like in Baru-Kesh

Baru-Kesh

The latest T & T solo by a member of Trollhalla. Grab your sword and go adventuring.  Here is how it starts. I love the idea that Jerry gives you multiple ways to get into his adventure.

7a Where was your character’s last adventure?

                  In a city, go to 8a

                  In a dungeon, go to 9a

                  Other, or you currently live in Baru-Kesh, go to 10a

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There has been at least 3 things published for T & T in the last month or so by members of Trollhalla other than me. I really should try to give our creative members their due.

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2 votes, 1.00 avg. rating (36% score)