Dave Turner
▶ Godbound
2018-01-21T21:34:05.253Z

Kevin,

Do I recall correctly that you only licensed the art in Godbound from the artists and that they're presumably free to license it to others, perhaps after an exclusivity period ended? If not, you might want to look at this product on DriveThru that uses an illustration from your game.

CASTLE OLDSKULL - Oldskull Dungeon Bestiary

CASTLE OLDSKULL - Oldskull Dungeon Bestiary - This is the tome of dragons deep, This is the book of the orcish blade ... Bloodied leer of cavern troll, Canticle

Mark Argent
2018-01-21T21:34:05.253Z

i'm not Kevin, but the Godbound Art Pack on DTRPG pretty clearly states its contents are free for commercial and non-commercial use so long as the pieces are credited properly. drivethrurpg.com - Godbound Art Pack

Dave Turner
2018-01-21T21:34:05.253Z

Good catch, Mark. I remember now.

Kevin Crawford
2018-01-21T21:34:05.253Z

It's legit, yes- anybody can use that art for both personal and commercial use, though I ask that they credit the artist.

Bob Something
2018-01-21T21:34:05.253Z

I'm aware it was kinda intended to be 'non-specific-cool-looking-art' but I distinctly recall someone at my table asking just what the hell that skull monster in the book was on the basis of how metal it looked.

While I doubt there is a 'canon' answer, my best guess would be it's some sort of huge Uncreated, either some rampaging monster or some powerful lord.

Option B is that it's actually a Made God, albeit a rather sinister-looking one.

Mason Munden
2018-01-21T21:34:05.253Z

I don't know if you had intended to advertise for this product, but I appreciate you sharing it regardless. I might buy it.

Dave Turner
2018-01-21T21:34:05.253Z

I didn't, but if it's a good product and this helps it find its audience, that's a nice outcome. ;)

Mason Munden
2018-01-21T21:34:05.253Z

Well... I bought it, and it wasn't quite what I'd anticipated. It doesn't include statistics of any monsters other than hit dice. it DOES however have an extensive toolbox for generating encounters or populating dungeons, notes on adapting most monsters to different settings, suggestions, origins, and other legitimately useful information.

There's a huge wealth of monsters here though, with suggestions on powers but for the most part, much of it assumes that the abilities of the monsters should come to a GM implicitly. Stocking a monster's spell-list might be a bit difficult for those who don't have one ready for various archetypes, but otherwise it's really not a bad product. Certainly worth the (full) price, but at first blush it seems like a very justified buy at the discount.

There are some major formatting issues, however: all text is single-column for formatting, the headers and footers of each page are quite unpleasant aesthetically (for me), the entire text is single-column with 1.5 (or maybe double) spacing, a space between each paragraph (paragraphs are justified), double-spacing after each full-stop and some other quirks that may get on the nerves of those of us who care about those kinds of things. The encounter tables also... aren't tables at all. It's just a paragraph of information with a roll-number preceding.

Seeing this republished with an editor's touch (and correction of the aforementioned issues) would be very nice, and secure a second purchase from me most likely.