In 1975, Gary Gygax revealed the Tomb of Horrors module at the first Origins convention, presenting it as a campaign that would specifically challenge overpowered characters who would have to rely on their wits to outsmart incredibly lethal, subtle traps, rather than using their almighty THACOs to fell trash-mobs of orcs or other low-level monsters.
Next October, Warhammer will publish a deluxe commemorative edition of the module, with a hardcover retrospective of 700+ pieces of vintage D&D art, a reprint of the original module (sized to fit the original D&D box, with its center-stapled 8.5" x 11" booklets) and some framable lithos.
Tomb of Horrors has gone through several incarnations and has a cameo in Ready Player One; the new boxed edition comes out on Oct 23 and can be pre-ordered for $100.
(via Geeks Are Sexy)
I'm in the midst of couple of weeks' worth of lectures, public events and teaching, and you can catch me in Toronto (for Word on the Street, Seeding Utopias and Resisting Dystopias and 6 Degrees); Newry, ME (Maine Library Association) and Portland, ME (in conversation with James Patrick Kelly).
Octavia Butler (previously), the brilliant Afrofuturist, McArthur Genius Grant-winning science fiction writer, died far, far too soon, leaving behind a corpus of incredible, voraciously readable novels, and a community of writers who were inspired by her example.
EFF has just posted a job listing for a development director, seeking someone to "take charge of EFF's eleven-person Development Team in their efforts to raise over $13 million each year," starting late 2019 or early 2020.
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