Wednesday, December 25, 2013

AFS Magazine #4 For The Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers Of Hyperborea Rpg Ordered !

Get It Right Over

Alright I bought myself a late Christmas gift and stepped up to order a copy of AFS magazine from folks over at the Halls of  Tizun Thane. I've been doing a ton of reading over at the OD&D forums about the back issues and doing a bit of campaign planning. So I sent in a money order a couple of days back but with Christmas it might take a 'New York Minute'.

What's in the Magazine? AFS Magazine Issue #4 is released!   - and available for purchase. It contains a full color cardstock cover & a color cardstock map and will be sent by parcel mail. Each copy costs $8.75 USA Domestic includes shipping, $10.75 Canada includes shipping, $14.50 International includes shipping.  It includes old school gaming adventures, tables, a short fiction piece and articles with a nod to the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, Jack Vance, Robert E Howard, and Clark Ashton Smith.
 Here's the contents:

AFS Magazine #4   - Table of Contents

New Monster – The Gurondu by Tim ‘Turgenev’ Hartin

Variant Class – The Burglar by Scott Moberly (written for Holmes Basic)

Artifact -  The Iounic Loop – Reimagining the Ring of Gaxx by Allan T. Grohe Jr. (grodog)

Fiction – A Blizzard in the Sahara by Aleister Crowley (1911)

Table of Items – High Value Treasures by Scott Moberly

Variant Class – The Purloiner by Jeff Talanian & Colin Chapman (written for Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea)

Adventure – The Lamia’s Heart, An Adventure By Jeff Talanian (set in Hyperborea
For 2–5 Zero Level Thieves)

Table – One Sentence Plot Hooks for Sandbox Gaming by Various (named) authors

Adventure – Theme for a Jackal (an adventure set in Hyperborea for character levels 2-3) by Scott Moberly

Article- Crawling Without Hexes by Chris Kutalik

Map – The Nooks & Crannies Level by Allan T. Grohe Jr. (grodog)
So here's a look inside from  Jeff Talanian himself over at the OD&D forums

According to him :
Colin Chapman and I have a new thief subclass (the purloiner) and a mini-adventure, "The Lamia's Heart," inAFS #4, one of my favorite zines being published today. The below pictures shows my hand-drawn map of the adventure locale. 

Now I'm a sucker for fanzines. I write for several local ones in the Litchfield Hills here in Ct. So I know the amount of DYI effort that goes into putting one of these things together. I'm really looking forward to getting my copy for both review and to infect my players with the AS&SH bug as well. 
Everything looks really nice and its seems that this mag is a labor of love for the publisher as well as the designer of AS&SH. So grab yourselves a copy and some friends to play a round of Astonishing Swordsmen! 


  1. Hi - rcvd you order via mail and it will ship out tomorrow (Monday), thanks again - Scott

  2. Thanks Scott!
    I'm looking forward to receiving it, so I can do a review!
    Have a great New Years!