Japanese T & T Material

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, I received an unexpected package from Japan. Inside were books all in Japanese that were all original Tunnels and Trolls adventures written by a man named Akira John Sugimoto. Mr. Sugimoto is a Facebook friend of mine, and he told me that he wrote some original T & T solos. I asked him if he would send me a copy, and he said he would, and I forgot all about it until the package arrived. At most I expected an attachment of a pdf of some small effort, but I was very wrong. Akira has created 3 thick little Japanese paperbacks in the same format as how T & T was originally published over around 1986 or 87.

Akira says T & T is almost forgotten in Japan now, but that he still likes it, and has attempted to keep it alive. Still the copyright on these books is 6 to 9 years old. My ability to read Japanese is nonexistent, so I have very little idea of the content of these books. I have 3 extra copies of these books. If you might be interested in having one, talk to me about it.

I tried to take some cell phone pix of the covers, but they didn’t come out so well. Here’s the best of my efforts–not so good, but you can get an idea of how this unknown T & T stuff looks.

AkirasT&T

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With the T & T Newsletter defunct, here is the latest official T & T news that I have for you. With the addition of item #10, I will start to rotate the oldest items off this list when I get number 11.

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.<br>
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.<br>
5. A very nice nostalgic review of Tunnels and Trolls has appeared here: http://toytales.ca/tunnels-and-trolls/<br>
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)<br>

 

7. Trollhalla’s current wizard: Dekhurrrsio, who runs a great site at gristlegrim.com has managed to fix the code that our host had disimproved for us to the point of making the website invisible. It was never really gone–just inaccessible due to hosting disimprovements. Trollhalla has lasted longer than most of the stuff currently available on the internet. It is older than Facebook, Twitter, boing-boing and almost any site you could go to. That means our code is also ancient, and every time the world upgrades to a new version, we are threatened with oblivion. Let us all hope that we always have a wizard or two that can handle the changes.

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8. It looks like the Trollgod has found the problem with Trollmail. Trolls who have not heard from him in ages are once again in communication. In order to do so, Khenn Arrth changed his name to Khenn Arrrth, and his email from kenstandre@yahoo.com to kenstandre@yandex.com. <br>

9. There is a new T & T product from Peryton Press. This is a full-scale adventure called Candlelight and Murky Water created by Werrdna of Trollhalla. See it here: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/127881/Candlelight-and-Murky-Water-Tunnels–Trolls?affiliate_id=206181<br>

10. The spell book of the gremlins is now available here: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/149164/The-Gremlin-Magicarium-and-Natural-History.

3 votes, 2.00 avg. rating (46% score)

T & T Gremlins

I’m happy to announce that Trollhallan Starrf Orengk’s Gremlin Magicarium is now available from drivethrustuff.com.  Here’s the front cover:

gremlinspellbook

You can find it here: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/149164/The-Gremlin-Magicarium-and-Natural-History.  I hope to have hard copies of it available by June, at least.

This book is historic in two ways. This is the first Trollhalla Press publication not written by me, Ken St. Andre. If Stefan Jones could come up with something good enough for Trollhalla Press, maybe you can, too. Trollhalla Press is passively seeking small projects like this to publish in the future. The door has been cracked open at last. (Note to all you would be authors out there–there’s no real money in this, but there is eternal fame and lots of fun.) The illustrations were done by the artist known only as Gilead. Recently he announced he would no longer do commissioned artwork–he’d rather just follow his own muse, draw and paint what he wants to paint. Gilead is a friend of mine, immensely talented but also modest, and he is great with weird fantasy stuff that I love for Tunnels & Trolls. So, this may have been his last commission.  If you follow him on Facebook  you will get to see some of his many marvelous creations.

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With the T & T Newsletter defunct, here is the latest official T & T news that I have for you. With the addition of item #10 today, I will start to rotate the oldest items off this list when I get number 11.

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.<br>
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.<br>
5. A very nice nostalgic review of Tunnels and Trolls has appeared here: http://toytales.ca/tunnels-and-trolls/<br>
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)<br>

 

7. Trollhalla’s current wizard: Dekhurrrsio, who runs a great site at gristlegrim.com has managed to fix the code that our host had disimproved for us to the point of making the website invisible. It was never really gone–just inaccessible due to hosting disimprovements. Trollhalla has lasted longer than most of the stuff currently available on the internet. It is older than Facebook, Twitter, boing-boing and almost any site you could go to. That means our code is also ancient, and every time the world upgrades to a new version, we are threatened with oblivion. Let us all hope that we always have a wizard or two that can handle the changes.

<br>

8. It looks like the Trollgod has found the problem with Trollmail. Trolls who have not heard from him in ages are once again in communication. In order to do so, Khenn Arrth changed his name to Khenn Arrrth, and his email from kenstandre@yahoo.com to kenstandre@yandex.com. <br>

9. There is a new T & T product from Peryton Press. This is a full-scale adventure called Candlelight and Murky Water created by Werrdna of Trollhalla. See it here: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/127881/Candlelight-and-Murky-Water-Tunnels–Trolls?affiliate_id=206181<br>

10. The spell book of the gremlins is now available here: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/149164/The-Gremlin-Magicarium-and-Natural-History.

5 votes, 2.60 avg. rating (54% score)

Trollhalla’s Inner Sanctum is Back

All hail to our wizard Dekhurrrsio who managed to find the places in the code that runs Trollhalla that had been improved out of functionality. He caught us up to speed in those areas and once again we have a functioning website.

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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.
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.<br>
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.<br>
5. A very nice nostalgic review of Tunnels and Trolls has appeared here: http://toytales.ca/tunnels-and-trolls/<br>
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)<br>

 

7. Trollhalla’s current wizard: Dekhurrrsio, who runs a great site at gristlegrim.com has managed to fix the code that our host had disimproved for us to the point of making the website invisible. It was never really gone–just inaccessible due to hosting disimprovements. Trollhalla has lasted longer than most of the stuff currently available on the internet. It is older than Facebook, Twitter, boing-boing and almost any site you could go to. That means our code is also ancient, and every time the world upgrades to a new version, we are threatened with oblivion. Let us all hope that we always have a wizard or two that can handle the changes.

<br>

8. It looks like the Trollgod has found the problem with Trollmail. Trolls who have not heard from him in ages are once again in communication. In order to do so, Khenn Arrth changed his name to Khenn Arrrth, and his email from kenstandre@yahoo.com to kenstandre@yandex.com. <br>

9. There is a new T & T product from Peryton Press. This is a full-scale adventure called Candlelight and Murky Water created by Werrdna of Trollhalla. See it here: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/127881/Candlelight-and-Murky-Water-Tunnels–Trolls?affiliate_id=206181

 

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4 votes, 2.00 avg. rating (45% score)