Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Ebb & Flow

Staggering against you. His life yours. He lifts the axe, but his muscles give way as the life ebbs from them. He slumps against you and the axe comes down in the soft wood of the fallen tree. There it remains . . ..

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Coming in 2021...The Robert E. Howard Art Chronolgy

Conan Properties and Robert E Howard Properties LLC has teamed with Chenault & Gray Publishing/Troll Lord Games to bring you Michael Tierney’s Robert E. Howard Art Chronology. This multi-volume set explores the art used in the manifold publications of the vast Howard body of work for nearly the past century, including novels, comics, pulps, and more! Tierney brings the same clear vision, attention to detail and capacity for exhaustive research to the Robert E. Howard Art Chronology as he did to the Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology project.
When discussing the project, Stephen Chenault of Chenault & Gray, remarked, “Everyone here is extremely excited about this! If ever there were an icon that has universal recognition and whose stories touched a nerve in multiple generations, it is Robert E. Howard. His remarkable writing style remains unrivaled to this day, and his influence in games, fiction, movies, comics and all the manifold aspects of our entertainment worlds cannot be overstated. Ever since we released the 4-volume set of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Chronology, we’ve talked about doing one for Robert E. Howard. The prospect of working with the fine people at Robert E. Howard Properties and working again with Michael Tierney is a pure pleasure.
Michael Tierney’s Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 100 Year Art Chronology, available now, is a 4-volume collection that captured the vast illustrative history of Edgar Rice Burroughs. ERB., Inc. and Chenault & Gray Publishing debuted in 2017 to wide acclaim. It chronicled all the vast reservoir of art that adorned the many ERB publications, from Barsoom to Caspek for the past century! The Robert E. Howard Art Chronology is expected to be 3-4 volumes and will be presented in the same format as the ERB collection.
A Kickstarter campaign is scheduled to launch in the late Spring, early Summer of 2021. Join the discussion on discord, facebook or the blog. Troll Lord Games and Chenault & Gray have run over 30 successful Kickstarter campaigns.

Look to the Hands

A warriors life is written in the hands. It is not in the hair, or beard, or sullen look for life in tired eyes; it is in the hands where the true measure lies. #ttrpg #aihrde #playcnc

Monday, July 06, 2020

The Ebon Staff

Coming soon (hopefully within the next 2 weeks) M2 The Ebon Staff...."M2 The Ebon Staff is an overland adventure that began in M1 A Stranger Among Us. It finds the characters escorting survivors into the wild plains toward an abandoned city. It is designed for use with a mid-level party of 4-6 characters." An adventure by Davis Chenault with another fantastic cover piece by the amazing Joel Chaim Holtzman!!

Wednesday, July 01, 2020


The languid tufts of grass cling to the barren soil, held, it seems, in bondage to the gray clouds and mist of rain that clings to all the world around you. But there is nothing for it, nothing but to go forward and cross the heath, barren of all, but fatigue.

Friday, June 12, 2020

An Old Country

I cannot say what you saw, but know that that land is haunted and it will swallow the unwary. It breathes, even as you and I, and it knows more than it lets on, for it is an old country, stained with all the long joys and miserys of the world. And it remembers, long beyond the moment. It remembers. ~The World of Aihrde

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Pale Light's World

The sun touched the mountain peaks, but the pale light failed to unriddle aught; you cannot tell where one world ends, and the other world begins. The World of Aihrde

Monday, April 20, 2020

Unspoken Dangers

There the valley lies, "in the shadow of the giant's teeth, beyond the tumbling foam", even as the old man said. Though no hint of such a tranquil scene escaped his utterances. No village, nor roads, nor crops already green....these are portents he left strangely quiet.

Monday, April 06, 2020

Beyond the Horizon

Your horizon, so long broken by the the tangled branches of black jacks and cottonwood ... gives way ... suddenly ... to the clean line of open spaces and the comforting sight of walls and towers, of homes that cast a blended glow of yellowed white. A refuge. A place to take stock and heal.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Sun's Warmth

The sun slips the horizon's grasp and with it comes light and joy; the promise of a new day. The malaise of mist and darkness fades, burned by the heat and revealed in its weakness as nothing more than vapor. The hunt is yours again! To plunder life of its adventure!

Monday, March 23, 2020

Halls of Stone

The hall is made of stone and lined with the statuary of the wizard kings of long ago. Beyond lie the tombs where they rest in beds of stone lined with gold and still possessed of the magic heirlooms of their long lost power. Unguarded? Who can say...