Monday, January 31, 2011

Post wedding business

Hey all…we are still cranking away at the CK Guide and a bunch of other products in hardback. We’re burning all the Troll Oil we can to get them done and out to you as fast as possible. Along with a few other adventures that are getting set to print, we have never been busier. And that is in large part thanks to all of you who have preordered the CK Guide, MT of Aihrde and Gods & Monsters. Remember to put your order in early as those who are first in queue are the first to get theirs shipped.

Speaking of MT of Aihrde and Gods & Monsters, the 40% off sale on the duo is about to come to an end. Thursday Feb. 3 is the final day to save, so put your order in now. The PDF Sale (30% off everything) ends the same day. Get your goodies at these special prices before they are gone!

Steve had to back out of the wedding, we were just too busy for him to get out of town for that long, so I (tim) went and took some photos of our great and fearless friend Kenneth’s wedding with The Ching, aka Ritchie Ching Neely, nee Castro. A good time was had by all and Steve was jealous that I got to drink beer and carouse while he worked. Sucks to be in charge, Troll Lord. Anyway, there are some photos at the bottom of this blog that you can peruse. Weather was great and Kenneth was his usual crazy self.

TrollCon East is fast approaching. Feb. 25 – 27 I believe in the great state of New Jersey. I’m making the trek with the Troll Lord, so those of you who are sick of seeing all my advertisements about sales and my tweets and my annoying little comments here and there, come on over and throw a pie in my face. You must supply your own pie, however.

Let’s see, what else? The PDF giveaway is still going thru Thursday. We are giving out a free copy of our Crusader 24. For more details, click here and you can see how to get your copy. And all the kinks are out of the way now, so downloading is much faster and is available now.

Lastly, I want to make sure all of you know about the C&C society run by Eric Piper. It’s a great place for TLG Gamers to go talk, find out which Cons people are going to, and to catch up on what the latest info from a fan perspective is. So go on over there and check them out, you won’t be sorry. It’s a very cool site.

That’s all for now…

Friday, January 28, 2011

The sales and a Wedding!

First off, the free PDF offer is going great. For those that don’t know about it, check the blog post directly below this one to find out how you can get your free copy of the Crusader Journal 24. I’m sending Direct Messages on Twitter to let you know how you will be able to download it. So check your Messages box there if you are participating.

In other Twitter news, we are having our Twitter only sale today until midnight. Check @trolllordames or @chenaultandgray tweets for this offer. I will tell you this: it is over 80% off a print copy item!
The other sales are winding down. Monsters and Treasure of Aihrde and Gods & Monsters Hardcover sale ends Feb. 3, less than one week. 40% off when you buy both! Find the sale here.That’s the same date our sale at RPGNow and DrivethruRPG ends. All items at those stores are at least 30% off until Feb. 3. Go here to save on all .pdfs.

We are coming to TrollCon East in New Jersey next month! Please check the website soon for information on that or check back here and when I have more information on the details I will give them to you.

In other news, the Troll Lord and myself (Tim, newbie Dr. Pepper drinker) are off to our old friend Kenneth’s wedding this weekend! We hope to cause lots of mischief and drink plenty of beer. I’ll try to get a few photos of Troll Lord dancing on the tables. It’s always a grand sight to see. Check our twitter feeds if you want to know what trouble we are getting into at the wedding.

Well, that’s all for now. I'll post some pics from the wedding here and on twitter if Troll Lord doesn't steal my camera. :-)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Free PDF for Following us on Twitter!

Announcing our first PDF giveaway! Starting today January 27 through February 3, anyone that signs up to follow @trolllordgames on Twitter will receive a free PDF copy of the Crusader Journal 24, over 40 pages of information, articles, great artwork and much more. It's the same as the print copy only you get it instantly! This special will last one week only. Once you are following us, we will send you instructions on how to receive the PDF. Please note that we will send those instructions to you via DM (or messages) on your Twitter feed.

Already following us on Twitter? You can also get your free Crusader. To qualify, simply copy and Tweet out the following message:Free PDF at Troll Lord Games! For more details visit #tlgpromo #trolllordgames.You must put in the hashtags #tlgpromo and #trolllordgames to get the PDF.
So if you aren't following us on Twitter, now is a great time to start and you will get a free magazine out of it. And if you are already following us, help us out by spreading the word and get a great benefit, too. Thanks!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

News, Video, Audio, Special Discounts and a Teaser!

Steve's latest video from Troll Lord Games is now on YouTube! In it you will find information about our new hard back binding capabilities, the latest news about the CK Guide and much more. Click here to watch it.  Steve is in his element, in the Troll Den and amongst his beloved Dr. Pepper cans.

We just released Crusader Journal 23 in PDF form. You can get your copy here. Inside you will find the continuation of a three-part article Iron Guts, Adventure for Mid-level Characters. We take a look at what it takes to run mid-level adventures, how to balance growing power with monster abilities.
 There are also 20 questions thrown at Mark Allen, an article on traps by Casey Cannfield and much much more. Get your copy instantly by clicking here.

Today we also get a unique insight into one group’s gaming. Our friends at RPGMP3 have a great site where you can listen to or even upload your own audio in podcast form of your game. The Thistledown Gamers Guild has been uploading audio from their games there and it’s a lot of fun to go listen their roleplaying. Click here to listen to one of their latest sessions. It’s a real vibrant community at RPGMP3 so check them out and maybe start uploading some of your own sessions. Thanks to John Stephens for letting us know about this via twitter.

That brings me to another subject. If any of you out there want to share how you game, your take on gaming, or an interesting story about how your group formed, what you do for each game, etc. share it with us by emailing here. We would love to hear from you and may even feature it here on the blog or in the Troll’s Tusk.

We are still hammering away at the hardbacks and the mailroom is like a beehive. The special combo sale price for MT of Aihrde and Gods & Monsters is still ongoing. Get your copies today and keep the bearded one busy. Let’s see, what else? The PDF sale is ongoing but won’t be going for much longer so get what you can at these low prices before the sale goes away.

At the bottom of this page, you will notice a link to yfrog photos we are currently playing around with to test our ability to instantly upload photos from around the Troll Dens, Cons, whereever the Trolls might happen to be.  It's still in the testing stages but for now you can see whatever we are taking pics of.  Mostly it's been Tim with his TrollDog Maggie so far but there are a few of our fearless leader in there as well. More to come on that as we progress.

That’s all for now I guess.  Oh! The Teaser! Check back here later today for exciting news I just can't talk about right now. I'll post it here as soon as we can release the info. 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Busy Times in the Troll Dens!

MT of Aihrde and Gods & Monsters Hardback SALE!
For a limited time only, we are offering these two gorgeous hardback books together and deeply discounted. This is a huge thank you to all those Crusaders out there who may have purchased the perfect bound editions when they really wanted a hardcover. But now all of you can join in the savings! Go HERE to get this limited time special now!

PDF Sale Extended
As you probably know, we have been having a storewide sale of ALL of our PDF files here: This sale has now been extended through Midnight on February 3, 2011. The demand has been great and we wanted to show our appreciation by making it possible for everyone to take advantage of these great deals. So if you haven’t already, check out the sale and save today.

Twitter Only Sales
Our last Twitter only sale at our own TLG store was a huge success. We had Tainted Lands on sale for only 9 dollars from 10AM to Midnight last Friday. Continue to check our twitter feed for other Twitter only sales each week. Our official hashtag for Troll Lord Games and Castles and Crusades is #trolllordgames. Be sure to check there for the latest announcements about sales and specials and any forum like discussions from us and fans alike.

Preorder your Books Today
The long awaited Hard Cover editions of our most popular items are now available for Preorder at Troll Lord Games. All the rule books -- including the Castle Keeper’s Guide, Of Gods & Monsters, Monsters & Treasures, Monsters & Treasure of Aihrde, Players Handbook, as well as a special complete C&C that comes in a slip sleeve, sporting the gorgeous piece of fantasy art by our very own Peter Bradley -- are on sale now. Demands for these items are great so get your order in today!

Updates to the TLG Website
We have been working hard (mainly Brian) to revamp and update our TLG site. We’ve made it easier than ever to order our books not only from us, but from Amazon, RPGNow and DrivethruRPG. Soon we will have a character reference sheet available as an application on ITunes that will allow you to download it from ITunes. We will have more offerings coming on Itunes the future so I’ll let you know about those when they become available. Many more changes are in the works at the TLG site so check back often to see what’s going on.

Each day we try to improve our service to you because that what you have come to expect and it’s important to us. Please let us know how we can serve you better. And thanks for being a loyal TLG/Castles & Crusades fan.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Twitter Only Sale and News

Thought you might like to know that we have a Twitter Only Friday Special until midnight tonight (Jan. 21 2011). Follow us here for news on the sale and for more TLG information: @trolllordgames

In other news, the CKG hardbound edition is being worked on now at  Pre-order your copy today and it will be shipped to you as soon as it's done!

Have an interesting Castles and Crusades story? Send it to  We would love to hear from you and may feature it in our newsletter or here on the blog.

Thanks for reading! Check back later for more news on us here at the Troll Dens.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Blog is back!

The Troll Dens blog is back!
It’s been a while, but we are glad to be once again blogging. We are still working on the layout and formatting of this page, but hope to finish that this week.
We will use this space to talk about various things going on at Troll Lord Games and about Castles & Crusades and hopefully to get some feedback from you guys about what you like about TLG and what you would like to see more of.  Their will be occasional blogs by The Troll Lord himself and some by the motley bunch, Davis, Mark, Mac, Tim, etc.

Also, there are more ways than ever before to find out what we are up to.  Steve has a twitter account: @trolllordgames as well as Tim: @chenaultandgray and Facebook: Troll Lord and Castles & Crusades and if you want to find our online admin guy Tim Burns.  There are also numerous forums at Troll Lord and there is also a great Castles & Crusades Society.
We will also utilize this blog to announce our specials and offers we run.  Twitter and Facebook are great ways of getting out information, but sometimes the space allowed there just isn’t enough to say what we want to.
To that end, I’d like to tell you a little bit about our sale at RPGnow and DrivethruRPG.  It’s the biggest PDF sale we’ve run so far and I think if you take a look you will find something you have always wanted.  All items are on sale by at least 30%, some a lot more. Here are a few examples: Castles & Crusades Players Handbook is only 13.99, Monsters and Treasure is only 11.19, and the adventure They Call Him Guff is only 70 cents!  Everything we offer in PDF is marked down and it’s truly the best time to gather up all those things on your wish list.
Thanks for stopping by and please subscribe to follow this blog for more musings and information from us here at Troll Lord Games.

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