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Re: [Holmes] The BLUEHOLME™ Project

Post by Vile » Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:36 am

Thanks to Zenopus's revelations from the Holmes Manuscript, as well as prodding from various quarters, I've decided to expand the list of character classes available to players in the BLUEHOLME™ Compleat Rules:


http://dreamscapedesign.net/2013/12/26/ ... t-of-that/

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Re: [Holmes] The BLUEHOLME™ Project

Post by Vile » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:18 am

I am now waiting for my print proof copy of the BLUEHOLME™ Prentice Rules perfect bound edition to arrive in my letterbox. It might be a while, so be patient – even if all goes swimmingly, it takes a while for things to wing their way to me across the Pacific.

If things don’t go swimmingly, of course, it may be back to the drawing board for some serious reformatting …

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Re: [Holmes] The BLUEHOLME™ Project

Post by Vile » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:28 pm

Lulu Sale!

Today through April 12, you can get 30% off your hard copy of BLUEHOLME™ Prentice Rules with code APRIL30. 8)

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/bromgrev

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Re: [Holmes] The BLUEHOLME™ Project

Post by Yaztromo » Sun May 31, 2015 2:15 pm

I wish you the best of luck for this, as it took so many years to complete!
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[OD&D] BlueHolme OSR Basic

Post by shesheyan » Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:35 pm

Stumbled on this G+ page today. Looks like a OSR remake of Holmes Basic D&D levels 1-3. «Old school adventures in the Holmes style»
The starting adventure is the Necropolis of Nuromen.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities ... 815?cfem=1

And a review :
http://coreyryanwalden.blogspot.ca/2015 ... eview.html

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Re: BlueHolme OSR Basic

Post by Angel Tarragon » Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:09 pm

:cool: Cool!

We have a BLUEHOLME™ Project thread. :)

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Re: BlueHolme OSR Basic

Post by shesheyan » Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:44 pm

Oups! Sorry about that.

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Re: BlueHolme OSR Basic

Post by Angel Tarragon » Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:51 pm

No worries. :)

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Re: BlueHolme OSR Basic

Post by Vile » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:43 am

I suppose admin magic could merge these posts into said thread? :)

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Re: BlueHolme OSR Basic

Post by Dragon Turtle » Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:26 pm

Vile wrote:I suppose admin magic could merge these posts into said thread? :)
Both BlueHolme threads merged. I added an OD&D tag to the thread, although I realize this is closer to Holmes than OD&D. Let me know if you hate it.

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Re: [OD&D] [Holmes] The BLUEHOLME™ Project

Post by Vile » Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:18 pm

Thanks, Dragon Turtle! I can't bring myself to say I hate an OD&D tag, but it might leave visitors confused and angry. ;)

The three DMs of the Save or Die podcast did an episode on the BLUEHOLME™ Prentice Rules: http://saveordie.info/?p=1394

They raised a lot of valid points, but they did all say "awesome" a lot so I guess they kind of liked it. :)

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Re: [OD&D] [Holmes] The BLUEHOLME™ Project

Post by Big Mac » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:18 am

I'm a big fan of the Hypertext d20 SRD website. Is there anything like a "Blueholme SRD" website out there? :-)
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Re: BlueHolme OSR Basic

Post by Vile » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:49 am

Vile wrote:
Dragon Turtle wrote:I added an OD&D tag to the thread, although I realize this is closer to Holmes than OD&D. Let me know if you hate it.
Thanks, Dragon Turtle! I can't bring myself to say I hate an OD&D tag, but it might leave visitors confused and angry. ;)
Of course, now that there is a whole section for OD&D I feel right at home with that tag! :mrgreen:
Big Mac wrote:Is there anything like a "BLUEHOLME™ SRD" website out there? :-)
If there were two of me and the other one knew anything about websites, I'm sure there would be. :P

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Re: BlueHolme OSR Basic

Post by Big Mac » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:10 pm

Vile wrote:
Vile wrote:
Dragon Turtle wrote:I added an OD&D tag to the thread, although I realize this is closer to Holmes than OD&D. Let me know if you hate it.
Thanks, Dragon Turtle! I can't bring myself to say I hate an OD&D tag, but it might leave visitors confused and angry. ;)
Of course, now that there is a whole section for OD&D I feel right at home with that tag! :mrgreen:
I'm not an expert on Holmes, but if it would be more logical to have a few topics that have a "[Holmes]" tag in them, then perhaps the local Topic Title Editing Giant Space Hamster could be persuaded to change a few topic titles. :)
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Big Mac wrote:Is there anything like a "BLUEHOLME™ SRD" website out there? :-)
If there were two of me and the other one knew anything about websites, I'm sure there would be. :P
Does that mean you might be happy to work with someone else who would be prepared to help get a Blueholme Reference Document online? :)

I know that Blacky the Blackball is game for an SRD-like document to be made of his Dark Dungeons rules.
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Post by Havard » Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:06 pm

Vile wrote:Time to get on with it. :geek:

http://dreamscapedesign.net/2015/12/30/2016-it-is/
Good luck with the Kickstarter campaign! The cover looks good :)

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Re: [OD&D] [Holmes] The BLUEHOLME™ Project

Post by Big Mac » Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:19 pm

Havard wrote:
Vile wrote:Time to get on with it. :geek:

http://dreamscapedesign.net/2015/12/30/2016-it-is/
Good luck with the Kickstarter campaign! The cover looks good :)
I think it is going to be Indiegogo, but I couldn't see a link to the fundraising page.
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Re: [OD&D] [Holmes] The BLUEHOLME™ Project

Post by Vile » Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:24 am

It's not there yet! Because I'm going to Okinawa. But the Indigogo will go live sometime this summer. It's won't be a Kickstarter unless they've changed their permitted geographical locations (I'm in Hong Kong, and bank accounts in international financial centres clearly can't be trusted!).

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Re: [OD&D] [Holmes] The BLUEHOLME™ Project

Post by Vile » Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:20 pm

Did I say summer? Surely winter is close enough. In fact, I have two pieces of art even before the Indiegogo gets under way, by a gentleman named C. Holmes. ;)

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Re: [OD&D] [Holmes] The BLUEHOLME™ Project

Post by Vile » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:05 am

A long-awaited (and long!) update on the BLUEHOLME™ Journeymanne Rules:

https://dreamscapedesign.net/2017/03/18 ... e-the-art/

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Re: [OD&D] [Holmes] The BLUEHOLME™ Project

Post by Vile » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:01 am

Launch date for the Kickstarter is set as 4 April 2017!

Click here for a preview of the Kickstarter

For anyone who hasn't been following my updates, the whole and entire purpose for this Kickstarter is to fund quality interior artwork. I have already paid for and received beautiful cover art (by Jean-Francois Beaulieu), as well as a few teaser pieces by Bradley K. McDevitt (there's one in the post above). In addition, the generous Chris Holmes, son of the legendary Dr J. Eric Holmes himself, has donated illustrations of a "cave creeper" and a wereshark, and is in the process of creating an "octocat" (an 8-limbed feline, with 6 legs and 2 tentacles?). These teasers, plus the list of proposed artists, is enough to give anyone an idea of the art direction.

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Re: [OD&D] [Holmes] The BLUEHOLME™ Project

Post by Vile » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:20 am

"Maester" pledge levels for the hardback are almost gone - these are ultra-cheap and won't be repeated. Still some "Journeymanne" levels left for the softcover. Once these are gone there are other options, but they will be at higher pledge levels to stop me from going too far into the red. :)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dr ... anne-rules

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Re: [OD&D] [Holmes] The BLUEHOLME™ Project

Post by Vile » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:16 am

Well, here we are - last week of the Art Kickstarter for the BLUEHOLME™ Journeymanne Rules. We have all the art for the book, we're getting illustrated character sheets, the Referee Repository, the Blueholme Brochure, and who knows - maybe we can crack another stretch goal or two! If you're at all interested, or know someone who might be - as well as helping create cool stuff you'll be getting a great deal if you back now.

Ends on 4 March!

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Post by Vile » Wed May 03, 2017 3:07 pm

Less than 24 hours to jump on the bandwagon for lots of free and discounted stuff!

https://dreamscapedesign.net/2017/05/03 ... eymanne-co

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Re: [OD&D] [Holmes] The BLUEHOLME™ Project

Post by Vile » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:57 pm

The first of the stretch goals has gone out to the backers: six illustrated character sheets - cleric, fighter, magic-user, thief, fighting mage, and generic. If you missed the Kickstarter, you can nab high-res printable copies off DTRPG.

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/218 ... er-Records

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