Tales From the Sorcerer Under the Mountain

Created by Newt Newport

A rulebook/adventure for OSR/5th editions inspired by 80s British Fantasy Roleplaying Games.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Funds have now cleared what happens next
about 3 years ago – Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 01:59:38 PM

Good Morning Glorious Backers and Curious Onlookers,

OK funds cleared and are in my bank. So now its heads down in earnest.

The good news is that the OSR Rulebook (Tales of the Sorcerer Under Mountain) is going through its final check now, and then will go swiftly to print proof once I've made any final amends. The 5th Ed adventure isn't far behind, with me finalising monster stats and rules changes today.

I'm in the process of setting up Backerkit so if you missed the campaign entirely, or want to buy some extra add-ons, or pay for your postage if you backed at the Shield Bearer level you can. When ready, existing backers will get an email inviting you to join Backerkit. I shall also be doing the backer survey through them. Backerkit will open this week, so if the work on the OSR Rulebook and 5th Edition adventure comes together, you should have the pdf versions in your hands early next week, with the printed versions mid to end of October :)

Except for the stretch-goal adventures, everything else will come in bits and pieces over the next three months. Monsters are People Too, Sunday Dungeons, the pre-made characters, The Castle of Howls (the one on one adventure) etc. I'll keep you updated as and when these things are available to you. 

OK onto the Stretch Goal Adventures. Fires from the Depths, The Curse of the Emerald Swan and The Jungles of Ruin. I'm in the process of sorting out deadlines with the authors, and I expect to start delivering them on a bimonthly basis in the new year. As when there's stuff to show and tell you about the progress.

Right back to work.

Thank you again for your support

;O) Newt

Thank you
about 3 years ago – Sun, Sep 01, 2019 at 10:54:36 PM

Good Evening Glorious Backers, 

Wow, I'm blown away by your generosity. £4834 that's almost 1000% of the original modest goal that I started.

This one took me by surprise. This Kickstarter was initially an excuse to get the OSR Rulebook/5th Ed adventure which has been almost ready for ages off my hard drive and into the wild. With the basic goal funding so quickly it's developed into a golden opportunity to release a trio of adventures by some of D101's greatest supporters, who have quietly helped me out over the years. I am positively giddy about this prospect, and it's not because Guy's going to be including Jungle Ducks in his adventure :)

So thank you all for making this campaign the feel-good hit of the summer :)

Oh and if you're wondering if the fifth and final Sunday Dungeon "The Hulk that from Space" funded, yes, yes it did!  

You'll hear from me in a couple of weeks when the funds have cleared.

If you are still a Curious Onlooker and missed out on the Kickstarter for whatever reason, I will be taking it to Bakerkit in the next couple of days, so look out for the announcement.  

Maximum thanks again

;O) Newt

Time for One Last Sunday Dungeon?
about 3 years ago – Sun, Sep 01, 2019 at 01:41:22 AM

Good Morning Glorious Backers and Curious Onlookers,

The clock is ticking down and in just under 3 hours (12 noon GMT) the campaign will be over.

So is there time for for one last Sunday Dungeon? I think so , if we can raise funds to reach a nice round £4800* or get 10 new backers by close of the campaign, you can all have another one page adventure. 

So here's what's up for grabs, I'm calling it the "The Hulk from Space"  to give you a hint of what's going on here ;)

Once again this is my quick sketch map, Glynn Seal will make a much snazzier version for the final release

So one last time, happy funding/backing


;O) Newt

PS. *there's two Sorcerer Under the Mountain rewards left, if either or both go this funds automatically ;)

One day to go, Monsters are People Too now a book + Road to Hell as an add on
about 3 years ago – Sat, Aug 31, 2019 at 08:48:44 PM

Good Morning Glorious Backers and Curious Onlookers,

In about an hour we are about to enter the last day of the campaign, meaning by lunchtime tomorrow here in the UK (12 GMT) it will be all over.

In light of this here are a few last-minute announcements.

Monsters are People Too is going to available as a print.

Yesterday we hit 240 backers, which meant the last Monsters are People Too pdf was funded. So as promised once all ten monsters will be available as a printed book using POD as well as a collection in a single pdf.

The final monster, if you are wondering, is a 10 HD Balor Demon :)

Five More Sorcerers Under the Mountain backers added

The £100 Sorcerer Under the Mountain pledge level was very popular in yesterdays rush of funding, with all five available being picked up. So I've added another five. 

Get your addons in the D101 Games Summer Sale by campaign close!

Remember to add the cost of your addons from the great Summer Sale to your pledge before the campaign closes tomorrow.

The Road to Hell added as an addon

Since people have been asking for this,  I've worked out a way to offer it to you, without being unfair to backers of the Kickstarter. Since the title has been out for less than a year.

The Road to Hell is a 74-page adventure for Swords and Wizardry (so completely compatible the Tales of the Sorcerer Under the Mountain, other OSR rulesets and 5th Edition).  It's the end of the Tudor age, and the adventurers are making their way from the city of Chester along dirt roads to the town of Manchester. Where they aim to take up employment with an old patron Dr John Dee former court astrologer to Elizabeth I. Stylewise its Hammer Horror meets Clive Barker. Presented as a 6 x 9 inch hardcover book with black and white illustrations by Dan Barker and Peter Town, and maps by Glyn Seal.

Also as part of this addon is a 23-page pdf of Mancuria an alternative fantastical future Manchester, accessible from Dee's world via a magic portal. Mancuria is not available on general release since it was a Kickstarter release, so you won't be able to get it anywhere else.

Add £10 to your pledge and tell me that you backed it in the Backer's survey.  I will then send you coupons via for The Road to Hell  as a POD book and pdf + Mancuria as a pdf.

Thank you for your continued support. 

Onwards and upwards

;O) Newt

Stretch Goal 6 The Jungle Ruins Funded!
about 3 years ago – Sat, Aug 31, 2019 at 08:48:41 PM

Salutations Glorious Backers and Curious Onlookers,

Hurrah! Mr Milner’s incursion into the Jungles of Ruin has the go-ahead because of your funding efforts. I won’t deny that I wasn’t looking forward to this, Guy is the master of bringing playable fun to the table in his convention games, and his previous one-shot efforts in The Beard of Lhynkor Mhy (Hearts in Glorantha magazine) and the free Hunters of Alexandria demo, Bite of the Crocodile God (available on certainly showcase that.

If you missed it Guy answered five questions about his adventure in a this previous update.

Thanks for supporting this.

Onwards and Upwards!

;O) Newt