Goodbye Digests, Hello again Magcloud, and Free Zamzer!
January 15, 2013
2012 was the year of the homemade digest booklet here in the jungle. The limitations of the format were actually liberating in a way and I cranked out a couple last year. Best of all is that they were cheap to send to anywhere in the world.
Well, at some point last year Magcloud significantly lowered its cost for international shipping. So I’m heading back onto the print-on-demand service (actually never left…as the original FitJ Supplement has always been available there.) and the first order of business was to get Across the Wide Dark Jungle on there.
It’s ready! Bigger and better than before…
Click the image above to order. $5 for the book+PDF combo. $2.50 for just the PDF.
What is it? The table of contents page describes it well:
Additional preview of the book can be found at the Magcloud page. This is the same format as the original Fire in the Jungle Supplement: 16 full size pages (including covers) of heavy stock paper. Order both together to save on shipping. 😉
This book was originally published as a homemade digest in June 2012. This new edition has the full text of the original (slightly changed to fit the new layout) plus a few more small sections such as a Resurrection Quest table, an expanded Hunter Band Names table (including groaners such as Ded Lyppyrd, Blue Örangutan Cult, and Trampled by Monkees), and new Tribe Peculiarities tables based on the What Makes Them Special system. Plus another dozen old jungle woodcut illustrations.
Featured in the book is The Sacrifice Pit, a ready-to-play adventure location that starts out as a low-level mundane jungle hack, but gets weird, weirder, and utterly bizarre. Here’s the intro to the location and a section of the Pit’s map:
So the digest edition of Across the Wide Dark Jungle has been discontinued.
To get completely out of the business of printing, folding, stapling, stuffing, addressing, and stamping, The Rise and Fall of Zamzer is also no longer available as physical digest. Instead, it’s now a free PDF download, with which you can create your own digest in the comfort of your trophy room.
Escape from the Dark Cathedral on the Mountain lest you become…”A Eunuch for Zamzer”!! Amateur Illustrations by yours truly. I’m very embarrassed by it…check it out.