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Camp Wicakini shirts available in Pre-order!

For years you’ve been playing Camp Wicakini at conventions or even around your own game table. Now, we’re offering a t-shirt to give you that warm-hearted Camp Wicakini feeling all year ’round!

These are high-quality shirts, just like our Year of the Gamer shirts from 2014, and the printing on it is guaranteed to last (and startle) for years to come!

Ordering is a two-part process, but don’t be discouraged! You’ll need to follow this link to Custom Ink to tell us how many shirts and what sizes (Youth Small – 4XL) you’d like:

https://www.customink.com/g/kff0-00b6-49yg

And then hit our Store Tab above to pay for them. It’s a bit of a bother, we know, but it takes just an extra second and helps serve as a double-check when we go to ship the shirts out.

Come have fun in the Woods! Camp Wicakini is our most successful adventure series and we want you to be able to show your pride, especially if you managed to somehow survive!

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Nanocon and New Products

Man, it’s been…over a year since we have gone to a convention. Kevin and Ben have been super busy, schedules haven’t lined up, and life takes precedence over the game company sometimes. That’s kind of the double-edged sword of being a small-press publishing company. It’s a lot of fun, but sometimes it needs to be back burnered.

So, we’re headed to Madison, South Dakota, for the weekend of November 10th – 12th. Nanocon is a great little convention put on by the Dakota State University game club and they have done a fantastic job. Silver Gryphon started out our convention runs by going there, and we think it’s only appropriate to go back up to Madison to get our convention runs re-started. We don’t have next year’s conventions finalized yet, but we do know we’re planning on going to KantCon in July and we’d like to hit Gamehole Con in November (as well as possibly Nanocon again!)

We haven’t released much in the last few years. We’re working on remedying that. The final (?) chapter in the Camp Wicakini Saga is in the final stages of completion, Kevin has a bunch of small settings he’s been working on, a number of adventures, and of course we have Æthermancy that he’s been working on as well. Ben is plowing away at our editing efforts as well as art direction for the company. Allen is prodding Kevin along to make sure he doesn’t fall off the writing band-wagon, and Yuki is looking for conventions for us for next year.

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Silver Gryphon Games in 2017

2016 was a very quiet year for us. After our big year in 2014 with all the conventions we went to, products we released, and Kickstarters we ran, 2015 faltered, and 2016 saw us on life support until the last quarter of the year.

2017 is already shaping up to be a great year for the Gryphon. Here’s a little of what we have planned. Read More

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Lessons from the Con: Building Worlds

At Tacticon, I had a great time sitting on a panel with other game creators as we answered questions from each other and from the people attending the panel about creating worlds for our adventures and campaigns. The discussion was interesting enough, but one member of the audience asked why we don’t write more open adventures.

The question stopped me in my tracks and I immediately realized two things. The first thing was that I have read far too few of my fellow game writers’ adventures and I need to change that quickly. Secondly, it never occurred to me because I write a lot of open world adventures, most of them are sand box style adventures. I asked that and the discussion lead to even that not quite being enough for the participant.

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Tacticon and Labor Day (US)

Well, Tacticon has come and gone, and we had a great time! The convention was staffed by a different group of organizers this time around, and the venue had switched from Aurora to Colorado Springs. There were a few other changes as well, and it was an interesting switch for the convention overall.

We love seeing some of our favorite conventions try new things and expand to different areas. This time around there were more Cosplay aspects than the Tacticons we had previously attended, and there was also a strong showing for war gaming, board gaming, and computer gaming. The vendor hall was chock full of artists and had a spectacular showing for Star Wars, particularly by the 501st, a charity organization that has done some pretty incredible things (You should take a few minutes and check them out: http://501stlegioncharity.com)!

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Getting the Band Back together

We’re bringing the lights back on here, but we’ll be doing it slowly. We got the band back together, and we have Ben, Kevin, Yuki, Kelly, and Allen all back from their respective hiatuses! We’ll be giving you information on our upcoming projects, our convention schedule for the rest of 2016, and even news on some exciting new things we’ll be offering for the first time ever!

We were going to wait until Friday to share this, but Kevin got too excited to wait! We’ve got a lot to announce, but we’ll be slowly easing back into things as we ramp up for an exciting fall!

Stay tuned!

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Æthermancy Update!

Well, it’s been another week and we’re still going forward hard and fast on this project. It has grown to proportions larger than anticipated, so I am announcing that we are probably doing something with the book that we had anticipated as a possibility but had hoped that we wouldn’t have to do.

It was stated in the Kickstarter that there would be a section on creating your own spells. That will be included, however, it very well may be included as a separate book. The backers will not have any additional charges to bear because of this, but the book would have swelled to something over 300 pages and books at that point can become unstable with the binding and other considerations.

In all likelihood, there will be an Æthermancy Companion or something to that effect (the name isn’t finalized yet) that covers the topics of spell and item creation. We just wanted to give you a head’s up on that and we’ll be having some rough images put together soon for that!

Happy Friday!

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Æthermancy Kickstarter Spell Cards

Spell Card - Healing Bomb, Greater

One of the things we’re doing for the Kickstarter is Spell Cards. Originally these were intended to be a one-off thing, something to be used as a book mark. All of the spells that have art representing them would be used. However, after Kevin was reminded how good the spell cards were for D&D, he wanted to give that same feeling for Æther and ALL spells will get cards, but only some will have art.

This is a work-in-progress for Greater Healing Bomb. Kevin still has a few tweaks to make on transparency and layer effects, but this is pretty much what the final form will look like. The cards will be printed on playing card stock and will be made available as a product AFTER the Kickstarter backers get their rewards!

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Under Construction

Under Construction

Hey everyone! We’re getting some links updated through the webpage, we’re getting the store updated, and we’re getting a bunch of other stuff brought up to date.

Hang tight while we keep up the work!

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Kantcon Wrap up

Well, we made it safe and sound back from Kantcon in Overland Park, Kansas! This was our fourth time down there, and we’re looking forward to being back next year. We’ll update you with the date, but in the mean time, we advise that you like and follow them on Facebook to make sure you can plan accordingly.

Allen and Kevin ran a total of 7 adventures. We had to leave early on Sunday, which always makes us sad, but life-away-from-Con called and we needed to get on the road. The games we ran were all full tables, and some had to turn people away. It’s always great to have that feeling at a convention, but it’s always sad to have to tell people there’s no room at the table.

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