Black Gate 12 — Summer 2008

Black Gate 12 — Summer 2008

Black Gate 12

  • 224 pages, $9.95
  • On Sale July 7, 2008
  • Edited by John O’Neill
  • Published by New Epoch Press
  • Website Editor: Leo Grin
  • Cover Art by Bruce Pennington
  • Interior Art by Storn Cook, Mark Evans, John Kaufmann, Chuck Lukacs, Michael Vilardi, and John Woolley

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“Oblivion Is the Sweetest Wine” by John R. Fultz
The spider haunted towers held untold riches — and a terrifying secret.

“Payment in Full” by James Enge
In which Morlock the Maker faces slavers, golems, Sandboys…and the Byzantine trap of an old nemesis.

“Houses of the Dead” by Martha Wells
There were no bodies. Only the empty village, the rumors of wizardry…and, of course, the ghouls.

“The Wily Thing” by Constance Cooper
A desperate client, an unusual bayou town, and a far more unusual object…a tale of things better left undisturbed.

“The Soldiers of Serenity” by Todd McAulty
He had 24 hours to save his entire team from corporate “downsizing”…and far less to discover why he was being stalked by a ghost.

“Knives Under the Spring Moon” by Ed Carmien
Kris found herself amongst the outlaws, and in a deadly fight for her life with her oldest enemy.

“Whispers from the Stone” by Howard Andrew Jones
The ruins of Assyria held many secrets — but none so deadly as that which Dabir and Asim discovered amongst the stones.

Fantasy Classic: “Tumithak and the Ancient Word” by Charles R. Tanner
The thrilling conclusion to the epic saga of Tumithak! Tumithak races to rescue his kidnapped wife and son, only to become embroiled in a fiendish scheme to drive humanity back to the tunnels under the earth…


Legends of the Ancient World: Orcs of the High Mountains
A Solo Adventure Game from Dark City Games
Story by Jerry Meyer, Jr.


Editorial: Solitaire Fantasy Gaming
by John O’Neill

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Fantasy Game Reviews
Castle Whiterock, Goodman Games
Pathfinder 4: Fortress of the Stone Giants (Rise of the Runelords), Paizo
Monsternomicon vol. 1: Denizens of the Iron Kingdoms — v3.5, Privateer Press
Monsternomicon vol. 2: The Iron Kingdoms and Beyond, Privateer Press
Hollow Earth Expedition, Exile Game Studio
Colonial Gothic, Rogue Games
W1: Conquest of Bloodsworn Vale, Paizo
Entombed with the Pharaohs, Paizo
Traveller Supplements from British Isles Traveller Support
101 Cargos
101 Patrons
101 Plots
Traveller Supplements from Avenger Enterprises Products
Special Supplement 3: Patron Encounters
Special Supplement 5: Short Adventures
Campaign Cartographer 3
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Battleground Crossbows & Catapults War Chest, Moose Enterprise Pty Ltd, War Chest Starter Kit

by Howard Andrew Jones, Andrew Zimmerman Jones, E. E. Knight, and Jackson Kuhl


Knights of the Dinner Table: The Java Joint
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