Dragon*Con 2013

Roguelikefiction will be a participating vendor at Dragon*Con 2013 in Atlanta this September. We will be out and about selling our existing wares and talking about some new ones we have under development.

For more information please visit The Dragon*Con website or go straight to the vendor list. We will be posting details about our schedule and location as they become available.

The Bovine Tourism Division

Goodreads Giveaway

We are giving away five copies of our latest book, Epidermis, on Goodreads.

There’s still a couple of days left, if you’d like to enter visit here -

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Epidermis by Nathan D. Jerpe


by Nathan D. Jerpe

Giveaway ends October 27, 2012.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Winners will have a copy shipped out to them free of charge. Print run limited @ 100 copies.

New Release – Epidermis

The second volume of our surreal verse epic The Boviniad is now in a limited print release. You can order a copy below or come see us at Dragon*Con, Table F37 in the International Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis. For information on previous volumes check out the Get Stuff! tab.

The Boviniad is also being published in all major eBook formats. For more information visit -

    Smashwords page for The Boviniad: Book I – The Injection
    Smashwords page for The Boviniad: Book II – Epidermis

Perfect-bound, 104 pages

Boviniad updates

Epidermis, the second volume in our weird space epic, The Boviniad, is now scheduled for release in September 2012. Epidermis follows the adventures of The Quylomonthep, cephalopod-class, in its subcutaneous voyage through the mother of all space cows.

Once again we are pleased to include pen-and-ink illustrations by Decatur visual artist Maxwell Sebastian.

You can sample the first three cantos of the first volume, The Injection, right here, or purchase the entire ebook for a measly three bucks at Smashwords or Amazon.

The first volume is also available in print as part of a limited edition, available for purchase here. Thank you for your support!

Legerdemain v1.1.0 now available

The latest version of Legerdemain is v1.1.0 and it comes with a complete graphical tileset by Ian McKenna. Previously this version was only available as part of a paid cluebook package, but we have since decided to give it away for free. We’ve had some good sales and lots of support from our customers since we released this version last year, so this is our way of giving back.

You can get the files from our downloads area. Be forewarned this version takes a little longer to download because of the graphics.

Cluebook packages are still available, they come with the cluebook, a hand drawn map, and version 1.1.0 of Legerdemain on a CD. To order one visit the Get Stuff! page.

Decatur Book Festival

Just a quick note that Roguelikefiction will be appearing at The Decatur Book Festival next weekend. We’ll be at Booth #407 on September 3, 10 am to 6 pm and September 4, 12 noon to 6 pm. This is one of the biggest book fairs in the country and we are very excited to be a part of it.

More details about this event at http://decaturbookfestival.com.

Origins, Trollhalla, and Giant Cows

We are back from Columbus and pleased to announce that Roguelikefiction has unleashed weird epic poetry upon the public. Our premiere of The Boviniad at the Origins Game Fair was a success and we are now in negotiations with our distributors to see that it makes a strong showing at WorldCon this September. A big thanks to Bill Ward and Maxwell Sebastian for their help in running the booth and making this all possible.

Meanwhile our CRPG Legerdemain had another strong showing at Origins in 2011 and we were excited to learn that word had gotten around since last year. The text-based version of the game is still available for free in the Download area of this site so give it a shot and check out our forums.

Other fun bits to report as well – a long-awaited introduction to Talisman, some RnR with Andy Hopp and his Clifford the Big Red God, an enlightening discussion with Michael Stackpole on the business of eBooks, and lots more. We also had the pleasure to meet game designer Ken St. Andre, whose seminal RPG Tunnels and Trolls went up against D&D in its heyday and continues to inspire fans around the world.

Also the first volume of The Boviniad is now officially available, so if you’d like to order your copy you can get it here. Our first printing was a limited run, so grab one while you still can.

New Release – The Boviniad

Roguelikefiction is pleased to announce the publication of The Boviniad – a new verse translation of one of the most famous epic poems of post-antiquity. Join us in this new retelling of a classic UFO invasion as we embark upon an odyssey that takes us inside the body of a giant cow, with side trips to Venus, an alternate France, and worlds not yet conceived.

The first volume of The Boviniad is now available for preorder in a perfect-bound, illustrated edition. Order below to show
your support for this and forthcoming volumes.


Perfect-bound, 96 pages

You can sample the first three cantos (out of ten total) here.

Origins Game Fair 2011

We’re happy to report that Roguelikefiction will be back at the Origins Game Fair this year in Columbus, OH. It runs from June 22-26 and you can find out more about it at http://originsgamefair.com.

We’ll be in Booth #130 with previews of a brand-new book project. Stop on by and say hello.

Indie Press Revolution

Indie Press Revolution has recently picked up our CRPG Legerdemain as one of its newest titles. They are a game distributor specializing in independently produced, creator-owned pen-and-paper roleplaying systems. This could open up roguelike-style games to a whole new market, so we are very excited about that.

If you haven’t purchased a Legerdemain cluebook, you might be interested to know that IPR is selling a PDF of all the game’s printed materials for cheap. You can show your support by purchasing one; good sales keeps us on board at IPR and helps us pick up steam to write other games.

You can check it out here.

Best regards,
The Phenomedom Tourist Bureau

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