I have been putting the words Trollhalla Press on my new Tunnels and Trolls material since 2011, but it has all been published by Flying Buffalo, Inc. That ended yesterday when I got two of my own products officially published under my own label on Drivethrustuff.com. Yes, it was old material, but it’s a start. New material is in development.
The first publication for Trollhalla Press, based on when Drivethru told me that the product was live and available is my linked novel: Griffin Feathers, the origin story for Lerotra’hh.
Griffin Feathers is a linked novel because it contains a framing device–the Hall of Memory–and stories that arose from game interactions within Trollhalla. The original Trollhalla is dead now, killed by software obsolescence. The shell lives on in this website powered by WordPress, and it has a brother page on Facebook, but the inner sanctum and the old fellowship has finally crumbled under its own weight. It lasted over a decade, and it’s time to move on.
Published at the same time was Rose of Stormgaard, a more traditional dungeon-delving epic. I actually wrote Rose before I wrote Griffin Feathers, but the mighty urukin sorceress has a part in that novel, too.
I was able to get these two major works published so quickly because they have already been in print for years due to the efforts of Steve Crompton who helped me edit them into shape and illustrate the manuscripts. They were formerly available on Drivethru under the Carnal Comics imprint–a place they didn’t really belong.
Steve has been a major force in the creation of Trollhalla Press. When I needed artistic and technical help, he has been there for me for about the last 5 years. He designed the logo that you see up above from an idea I had of using a troll in the form of the letter T. Vague idea from me–brilliant implementation from Steve. He’s a fairly modest guy, but Steve is the true creator of Deluxe Tunnels and Trolls. He named it. He came up with the idea for it back in 2012. He laid it out and did much of the artwork for it. I’m doing what I can by way or writing, and getting artists, and pushing to get new T & T material published, but I wouldn’t have accomplished much without Steve.
My goal is to have at least one new product here under the Trollhalla Press logo per month for the foreseeable future. I probably won’t succeed in that, but it’s something to strive for. I plan to rescue T & T material that has never actually made it to Flying Buffalo publication, and to sponsor new material for years to come. I have always gotten by with a lot of help from my friends. I would like you, dear reader, to be a friend now to Trollhalla Press and help make our game into a real force in the RPG world.
–Ken St. Andre, March 8, 2016