SOLAR BLADES & COSMIC SPELLS wins Questies Award!

Last weekend, we found out that SOLAR BLADES & COSMIC SPELLS, from our friends and partners at OLD SKULL PUBLISHING has won “BEST GM TOOLKIT IN AN RPG” from Questing Beast!

Diogo Nogueira had this to say:

Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells is one of the games I spent the most time working on and it’s really a work of love. A love for Old School style RPGs. A love for pulp science fiction stories. A love for Metal Hurlant comics. A love for heavy metal music!

This week I was gladly surprised to find out Ben Milton from the amazing Questing Beast YouTube channel has awarded it the Questies Award for Best GM Toolkit in a RPG of 2019! Coming from such a scholar in RPGs and in OSRish RPGs such as Ben, this is an incredible honor. Ben has been a huge influence in my work and in my tastes in games, and I’ve learned a lot from his reviews, observations and overalls writing and design techniques.

So that’s it! I am an award winning game designer now! Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells is an amazing game that always inspires me to create more, and I can see making more material for it for years to come!

CONGRATS to Diogo and the OSP team, an honor well deserved and hard earned!

You can find SOLAR BLADES & COSMIC SPELLS in the GKG Webstore or on DriveThruRPG!

ANNOUNCING: YUKON DARK – A Tiny Cthulhu Actual Play

Hey folks!

Gallant Knight Games has a new live-play stream of Tiny Cthulhu coming soon! Starting March 25thYukon Dark will stream Thursday nights at 9:30 PM EST on Twitch, YouTube and Facebook! This 12-week arctic horror campaign will feature game play of the TinyD6 system in a story written and gamemastered by Mari Murdock.

Campaign Overview

The year is 1898, and the Yukon is home to North America’s last mass trek for gold: the Klondike Gold Rush. Stories of instant fortune and frontier adventure have lured people from all over, many of whom are ill-prepared to face the dangers of the north. However, even more threatening forces lurk in the isolated wilderness.

The citizens of the dwindling boomtown of Porte Blanche struggle to eke out a living from the rough terrain and miserly gold mine. Yet, as the harsh arctic winter looms ever closer, no one seems able to leave, suggesting that there may be a more sinister purpose for the town and perhaps the promise of gold was only a ploy.

Our band of investigators must discover who trapped them here and why.

Cast

Alan Bahr as Jameson Moore, the Musher.
You can find Alan on twitter: @alanbahr
Gina Ricker as Katie McGraw, the Fur Trapper
You can find Gina on twitter: @ginaricker
Ryan Schoon as “Blue-Eyed” Bailey, the Financier
You can find Ryan on twitter: @loremasterryan
Ashley Smith as Molly McGee, the New Money Dilettante
You can find Ashley on linktree: https://linktr.ee/ashleyjsmith

and featuring Mari Murdock as the GM
You can find Mari on twitter: @murdock_mari and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MariMurdockwrites

Where to Watch

You will be able to see the actual premiere of the actual play on any of the following options:

Gallant Knight Games Twitch Channel
Gallant Knight Games YouTube Channel
Gallant Knight Games Facebook

Over the next week and a half until the premier, we’ll preview characters and introduce the team members who are participating in the Actual Play!

GALLANT KNIGHT GAMES & SPECTRUM GAMES announce third party deal for Urban Manhunt!

Fargo, NORTH DAKOTA – November, 12th, 2020 – Gallant Knight Games is excited to announce that they have secured a license from Spectrum Games to become the first official publishing licensee for the Urban Manhunt miniatures game.

The agreement allows Gallant Knight Games to publish a variety of supplements for the bestselling and exciting science fiction wargame. Future news about specific supplements is forth coming from Gallant Knight Games, set for late Q1 of 2021!

From Alan Bahr, Lead Designer and CEO at Gallant Knight Games

Urban Manhunt’s uniquely dynamic game play on the tabletop, its retro-love-letter to classic 80s dystopian science fiction, and its player-friendly focus on affordability, accessibility, and fun make the opportunity to work with it too good to pass up.

I’ve been a big fan of Urban Manhunt, as well as Spectrum Games and Cynthia’s work over the years in the game industry, and my excitement at being allowed to play in any corner of this amazing playground is beyond belief. I’m excited for what we’ve got coming, and I hope you are too!

From Cynthia Celeste Miller, President of Spectrum Games

From the beginning, I’ve envisioned Urban Manhunt as a game that would benefit from third-party support. So when Alan approached me about the possibility of bringing that notion to fruition, I was overjoyed!  Gallant Knight’s work speaks for itself, as they ensure that every aspect of their products is top-notch. I can’t wait to see their contributions to the game. With the impeccable quality of their work, I can assure fans that they won’t be disappointed.

ABOUT SPECTRUM GAMES

Founded in 2001, Spectrum Games has gained a reputation for faithfully emulating genres with their tabletop games. They have launched numerous product lines over the years, including Cartoon Action Hour, Slasher Flick, Retrostar, On the Air, Macabre Tales, and many more. Urban Manhunt has been their first foray into miniatures games. You can find out more at www.spectrum-games.com.

ABOUT GALLANT KNIGHT GAMES

Gallant Knight Games is a tabletop gaming company dedicated to high-quality roleplaying games and card and board games.

Founded in 2016 by Alan and Erin Bahr, and focused on affordable, accessible and exciting tabletop games, Gallant Knight Games produces the award-winning and bestselling TinyD6 line of games, with titles such as Tiny Dungeon 2e, Tiny Supers, Tiny Frontiers: Revised and many more. Gallant Knight Games also produces many other bestselling titles, such as: Cold Shadows, the Venerable Knight Classic line, and many others. .

Gallant Knight Games also serves as a publishing partner for bestselling indie publishers, such as Old Skull Publishing, Barrel Rider Games, as well as several other publishing partners, helping to bring their games to larger audiences!

Alan Bahr is the award-winning lead designer and founder of Gallant Knight Games.

You can find Urban Manhunt on DriveThruRPG through this link!

GALLANT KNIGHT GAMES to partner with Jim Davies to publish “Things that Go Squeak in the Night”

GALLANT KNIGHT GAMES to partner with Jim Davies to publish “Things that Go Squeak in the Night”

UT – August 11th, 2020 – Gallant Knight Games is excited to announce they have signed a deal with Jim Davies to publish Things that Go Squeak in the Night, Davies’ urban fantasy setting and tabletop roleplaying game about heroic mice defending the modern world!

The agreement allows Davies to focus on the game and product design while retaining complete control. Gallant Knight Games will assume most of the role traditionally associated with a publisher, including sales, marketing and inventory. All of the Things that Go Squeak in the Night product with be co-branded by both Gallant Knight Games and Jim Davies.

From Alan Bahr of Gallant Knight Games

“Ever since Jim reached out to me, we’ve engaged and chatted, and I was immediately sold on the concepts and themes Jim was presenting. A final playtest locked me in and I was hooked. This is a delightful game, one that has deeper stories to tell than a reader might expect, and it’s beautifully suited for families, gaming clubs, school and library programs, as well as traditional gaming groups.”

From Jim Davies

“I’m very proud to be working with this company, which produces high-quality products, in terms of game design and production,” Davies says, “I feel that I’m in very good hands. Working with Alan has been a pleasure.”

He describes his first encounter with the Tiny D6 system as a breath of fresh air. “After reading Tiny Dungeon, I felt like my mind had expanded. It opened up possibilities that I hadn’t imagined before. It has influenced all of my game design decisions since.”

ABOUT THINGS THAT GO SQUEAK IN THE NIGHT

Things that Go Squeak in the Night is a tabletop role-playing game where players get to play heroic mice who save human children from supernatural threats like little demons and faeries. It happens in a version of our modern world that has dark, hidden magic and anthropomorphic animals. Stories in this game feel a bit like a cross between The Rescuers and Ghostbusters. The rules are non-deadly and narrative-focused, encouraging bold heroism in a charming urban fantasy setting.

Would you enjoy describing how an elite mouse would take down a possessed cat using nothing but dental floss? That’s the kind of thing you get to do in this game.

Things that Go Squeak in the Night will come to Kickstarter next year, in 2021!

 

GALLANT KNIGHT GAMES to publish SAINTs & Synners by Star Anvil Studios!

UT – June 30th, 2020 – Gallant Knight Games is excited to announce they have signed a deal with Star Anvil Studios to publish SAINTs & Synners, Star Anvil’s science fiction setting for tabletop RPGs! The agreement allows Star Anvil Studios to focus on the SAINTs & Synners game and product design while retaining complete control. Gallant Knight Games will assume most of the role traditionally associated with a publisher, including sales, marketing and inventory. All of the SAINTs & Synners product with be co-branded by both Gallant Knight Games and Star Anvil Studios

From Alan Bahr of Gallant Knight Games

“Star Anvil’s SAINTs & Synners has such a strong visual and narrative cohesion that missing the chance to publish this science fiction setting would leave me kicking myself for years to come. Brandon’s ideas fit right in with GKG’s emphasis on heroes and changing the world for the better, and I’m thrilled we can work with Brandon and Star Anvil Studios to bring this to life.”

From Brandon Verhalen of Star Anvil Studios

“I am excited by this partnership with Gallant Knight Games and Star Anvil Studios to bring the SAINTs & Synners setting for Savage Worlds to life. The opportunity to work with a talented team at GKG where such cool games and systems have been developed will help to ensure that SAINTs & Synners meets the high expectations I have for the setting.”

ABOUT SAINTs & SYNNERS

The damaged and battered body of the galaxy has been infected. The wounds caused by the Armageddon War left a place for darkness to grow. The Syndicate, warlords, and remnants of the invading Nagatha have taken root in the rim worlds.

Those left behind often turn to the Syndicate or seek to make their way through the gray. A fog of governments who stand only as puppets to those pulling their strings. The SAINT agents seek to restore the law of the land, but they are the few against the horde. Standing on the brink with just a push the rim can slide into the abyss. Are you SAINT or Synner, choose before the galaxy chooses for you.

SAINTs & Synners will be Kickstarter when it’s prepared and will use the Savage Worlds: Adventure Edition ruleset!

 

Tiny Trove Community Content Contest!

ANNOUNCING THE TINY TROVE COMMUNITY CONTENT CONTEST!:

Lots of us are stuck at home right now and looking for something fun to do, or new creative projects, so we’ve got something for you if you’re up for it.

So, on this link (https://dysonlogos.blog/maps/multi-page-dungeons/heart-of-darkling/), you will find 11 maps that form a linked dungeon set around an underground river. These maps are available for commercial use thanks to Dyson Logos.

Our challenge to YOU all, is if you’re home and/or you have time, to create a series of Tiny Dungeon 2e adventures set in the micro-setting of your choice from Tiny Dungeon 2e featuring this underground river and these maps.

Upload them to the Tiny Trove and sell them (or give them away, whatever you like on Tiny Trove). Obviously you have to follow all applicable Tiny Trove rules (find out more here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/cc/23/Tiny-Trove)

Alan will read and review them all, and the one he likes the best will get a deluxe TinyD6 game from his personal collection (or any GKG game from his personal collection) mailed anywhere in the world.

You must put in your description that this is part of the community content challenge!


RESOURCES HERE

Some useful resources: John David Payne’s Deep Dive (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/280358/Deep-Dive-Traps-and-Treasures-Beneath-the-City-of-the-Wise) is a great resource.

TinyZine 6 has a great article on traps (also in the TinyZine 2018 compendium): https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/254147/TinyZine-Issue-6

One of our community members, Krasimir Sarov has created a Google Document to do your layout in if you don’t do InDesign: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JTVwGf644F_bSyNLxZTOa_iFDYmCj53OBnPDpHpqCDo/edit?usp=sharing

There’s loads of great resources for classic fantasy art, including stock art like those from our friends at the links below:

And many more!

We’d also suggest supporting the wonderful Dyson Logos Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dysonlogos


DEADLINE

The goal is to have all your adventures in by the end of April! Entries will be judged by whatever is uploaded by that time. Alan will review the disparate adventures as a whole to determine which one is the winner!