d8 Monthly – Issue 0

d8 Monthly zine - issue 0

The very first issue of d8 Monthly zine has launched!

You can get it here: d8 Monthly – Issue 0.

Issue 0 Contents

This first issue contains the following:

Oils Ain’t Oils – An article about some special but non-magical oils for adventurers to use.

Corner Table – This article contains a random encounter table for mountainous terrain. Watch out for those Harpies! This was submitted by Tale of the Manticore.

Shorthand Your NPCs – An easy way you can add a little flavour to your NPCs and more easily remember them.

Dramatis Personae – We take a closer look at Quiss Wikman, the person who makes those oils from the first article. Although he does more than just make oils.

Location, Location, Location! – Finally, we look at the small town of Dolfar, which sits along the Snowmelt River. Home town to Quiss Wikman and many others. Complete with town map! Here is a larger version.

d8 Monthly Dolfar Alex Pepper
Town of Dolfar. Artist: Alex the Map Maker

Printed Copy

If you want a printed copy, you will need to do this yourself.

I was going to offer some free copies but the shipping costs overseas (I live in Australia) was prohibitive. This bummed me out as I really feel the zine (and zines in general) are better read as physical copies.

Adobe has a guide to print it so it becomes a booklet. Or simply follow the below settings when printing from Adobe PDF Reader.

Printing Instructions

Feedback

I am really keen on your feedback too.

In the zine you will find a link to an online feedback form. Your feedback will inform future articles and issues, so make it as detailed (and honest) as possible.

Contributions

Want to feature in the zine in an upcoming issue? Feel free to contact me via Twitter and let me know what you want to contribute.

Over to you

Let me know what you think of the first issue in the online form or in the comments below.

6 Replies to “d8 Monthly – Issue 0”

  1. Cover Art is brilliant, immediately takes me into that combat scene. I really like how the articles all interlink – you’ve given us a location with NPCs that can be dropped into a campaign setting no bother. The article on non-magical Oils is great – I will use this, more detail to the usual adventuring flask of oil, just my kind of thing. NPC shorthand tip is cute and Tale of The Manticore not only produces a fantastic podcast but a table with 20 encounters, all of which I’d use. Love it Russ, good work.

    1. Thanks heaps, Tyler. A lot of people seem to like the fact that the articles are interlinked. I will have to keep this up! 🙂

  2. I like it.

    I am not a d&d Veteran, so i have no idea of the short descriptions of the NPCs in letters not in words.

    Would be nice to give us beginners one short explaining in the beginning. Later a link is enough.

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