The new Spooky Room podcast "Monster Vault" has launched
Wow things are finally happeing over here!
It's been a long while since Lair of Sword & Sorcery went off to Precis Intermedia and to everyone it must have seemed like I've not been doing too much.
Nothing could be further from the truth though!
Concordia is coming!
I've been working on the new Investigative Horror Role Playing game "Concordia" and I'm happy to say it's getting close to release.
Unlike LoSS, I wanted to create the entire game of Concordia before releasing it, and that means a heck of a lot of work before anyone get's to see anything, but it's finally getting close to release.
All the writing of the game is complete and various sections have already been edited by the mighty Crandall and moved into layout and illustration. Be sure to sign up for the Concordia Historical Society Newsletter on this site to get notified when it comes out.
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I have an Art Exhibition in a real art gallery!
Yes you read that right! Ripley Stonebrook is going to be hanging art in a real gallery.
I have been given the Perceival Room at the Saint John Arts Centre.
The opening will be on Novermber 5th 2021 and will be up through the season. More details to come as we get closer to the event.
If you are in the Saint John Area on the 5th I would love for you to come by so I can meet you all!
It will be up for a while though so if you are coming through the city please stop in.
The series will be called "A study of Concordia" and will be a series of portraits of various personalities of the island city state of Concordia off the coast of New Brunswick Canada in and aroound 1935
They will be a series of acylic paintings and each will be sold for $300 canadian.
But wait, there's more!
For each painting that I sell, I will be able to donate a place in one of the Saint John Art Centres art classes for kids.
That means that some lucky kid will get to take art classes for free at the Art Centre, to support those kids who may have always wished to be an artist but whose family doesnt' have the resources to support their dream.
And finally, the other thing that has been happening over here, is the Spooky Room Podcast, "Monster Vault"
We wanted to start a podcast a long time ago, covering various spooky subjects, but couldn't quite land on a format that worked for us. Whlle working ont he Concordia game I was descending again into the world of Monsters and scary creatures and Crandall suggesting making a podcast which rates each one with a number score in a series of categories.
I thought it was a great idea and here we are!
In every episode we take a monster and run it through our highly scientific system of categories and scores to see how exactly it ranks when compared against other monsters.
Our first season reviews the Universal monsters and the creatures and monsters they went on to inspire.
We have 5 episodes currently recorded and have begun releasing them yesterday.
Episode 1 ranks the classic Universal Monster Frankenstein.
With categories such as "Bar Fighting" and "Would you fuck it?" You know you're going to have a good time listening.
We decided from the beginning to film the recording of each episode so you can also watch us in all our middle aged glory on Youtube, while also being able to find it at all your favourite podcatchers (eventually).
It is working it's way through the arcane podcast systems of the world at the moment but if you want to watch us right now head on over to the Ripley Stonebrook channel on Youtube by clicking the link below.
So it's great to be back and I hope that some of my old Blood Reavers are still around to support the new products. It's great to be releasing things again after a long, long, break.