Archive for the ‘conventions’ Category

Well, Dead of Night has been out a little over a month now, so this seemed to be a good point to pause and take stock of how the launch went. It seemed to go down well at Games Expo, leaving me with only a couple of books left at the end of the con. I think my last minute panic about not having enough stock proved to be unwarranted, so I’m glad I didn’t fast-track any extra books like I briefly considered.

Print sales are steady enough that I can comfortably handle posting them myself, but books should be on sale at IPR in the States in the next few weeks, and I’ll be glad that I won’t have to fulfil many more to the US. Unlike the first edition, I’ve made a digital download available too, and that’s been a huge success. I’m not sure if it’s folk recognising the name when it pops up on RPGNow and DriveThruRPG, or whether it’s just Paul’s great cover drawing them in.


Dead of Night second edition debuted this weekend at UK Games Expo in Birmingham and it seemed to go down well – I’ve almost ran out of copies, at any rate, which I’m taking to be a good sign. I should be getting my second batch from the printers any day now, and then I’ll open up orders here.

But, if you can’t wait till then, I’ve just put the PDF version up for sale at RPGNow, DriveThruRPG et al. It’s a snip at $10, so go check it out and let me know what you guys think of it. There are some sample pages available here too.

Finally, I’ve uploaded a Dead of Night character sheet, which includes 4 diddy character sheets on one page.

In a fortnight’s time it’s Games Expo, one of the UK’s best conventions. I’ll be there as part of the Collective Endeavour for the fourth year, debuting Dead of Night second edition. I’m also running a game of it but the automated booking system shows that games are filling up fast. There are still slots available in the following Collective Endeavour games (including mine), all run by the designers themselves:

Ends & Means (Covenant), run by Matt Machell at 10am on the Saturday

Unhallowed (Dead of Night), run by me at 3pm on the Saturday

Hell 4 Leather, run by Joe J Prince at 3pm on the Saturday

The Fir Tofa (Carnage Amongst the Tribes), run by Gregor Hutton at 10am on the Sunday


I’ll be at the first ever Con-Quest tomorrow, a new games convention in the East Midlands in the centre of Derby. A few of my friends are running it, and they have high ambitions, so it’ll be good to go and support them. I’ll be in the games hall in the afternoon running a game of Dead of Night second ed. I’m running Unhallowed, which will be featured in the book, so if you fancy seeing how the new edition is shaping up then pop along and join the game.