Black Friday & Fonts & Stuff (oh my!)

DriveThruRPG is having a Black Friday -> Cyber Monday sale, and all Wintertree fonts (except, for some reason, the newest one) are discounted. The link’s here. You can get DarkCity for $3.74 … if I hadn’t made it, I’d be buying it!

It’s funny, back in April, I said I was going to overhaul the old Arcane Alphabets but not make any new ones. Well … that went by the wayside. I can’t help it; I like making fonts. So I not only did some pretty comprehensive overhauls (DarkCity being one of the more elaborate ones) but I’ve made a bunch of completely new ones. They’ll be up on DTRPG as time permits. Plus I need to make sure the helper program runs properly on the Macintosh. Helper program…? Um, forget I said that. Nothing to see here, move along. Pay no attention to the software behind the curtain.

The new build of TableMaster seems to be ready for prime time. I should be putting that on the download page within a few days; mostly, I have to finish updating the manual to cover the ten or so new commands, fix one last bug in the user interface (not a functional bug, but an irritating one nonetheless), and try to persuade the install builder not to lose the icon this time.

I’m working right along on the new Table Pack, too. I’ve got about 20 tables written for it, though some of them are kind of trivial (name generators mostly for the use of other tables, for instance). Assuming nothing else … interesting … happens, I want to have that done around January-February-ish.

And as a little teaser, after the jump you’ll find some output from one of the new tables.

The creature has no apparent eyes in its humanoid head, which is attatched to a flexible neck. It has a fanged mouth. Its adipose body is worm-like. It has no legs. It has a short, thick tail. It is covered with leathery greenish skin. It has large ears.

The creature has a pair of glowing eyes on the ends of slug-like eyestalks growing from its humanoid head, which is attatched to a flexible neck. It has no apparent mouth. Its misshapen body is rat-like with clusters of sensory tentacles along the sides. It has 6 legs ending in claws, and two pairs of batlike wings. It has a tentacle with suction cups for a tail. It is covered with slimy white skin.

The creature has 3 faceted eyes in its neckless, humanoid head. It has a fanged proboscis. Its sinewy body is insectoid with sharp spikes down the center of its back. It has 8 spider-like legs ending in bunches of tentacles, and two pairs of membranous wings. It has a tentacle with suction cups for a tail. It is covered with smooth blue-black skin.

The creature has a pair of crystalline eyes in its neckless, round head. It has a constantly-moving mouth on a sort of a trunk. Its body is slug-like. It has no legs. It has a short, thick tail. It is covered with blue-black reptilian scales.

The creature has a pair of sightless white eyes in its humanoid head, which is attatched to a short, thick neck. It has a cluster of feeding tentacles for a mouth. Its body is dog-like. It has 4 short, stumpy legs ending in claws. It has a spiked tail. It is covered with smooth white skin. It makes occasional sounds like the piping of a flute.

The creature has 3 faceted eyes on the end of a rubbery sort of trunks growing from its humanoid head, which is attatched to a flexible neck. It has a sucking mouth. Its adipose body is worm-like with clusters of sensory tentacles along the sides. It has no legs. It has a long tail. It is covered with rough, shaggy, white fur. It has drooping ears.

The creature has a pair of sightless white eyes in its round head, which is attatched to a flexible neck. It has a fanged mouth. Its body is amorphous. It has 4 tentacles for legs and arms ending in clusters of tentacles. It has a long tail. It is covered with coarse white hair. It is very sensitive to nearby sound.

The creature has a pair of dripping eyes on the ends of a rubbery sort of trunks growing from its amorphous head, which is attatched to a short, thick neck. It has a sucking proboscis. Its body is humanoid. It has 8 spider-like legs ending in suction cups and arms ending in humanoid hands. It has a spiked tail. It is covered with white reptilian scales. It has fan-like ears.

The creature has a pair of crystalline eyes in its humanoid head, which is attatched to a short, thick neck. It has no apparent mouth. Its body is snake-like. It has no legs, and a pairs of membranous wings. It has a tentacle with suction cups for a tail. It is covered with black armor plates. It makes occasional thin keening sounds.

The creature has a pair of eyes on the ends of short eyestalks growing from its amorphous head, which is attatched to a short, thick neck. It has a fanged proboscis. Its sinewy body is snake-like with a frill on the sides. It has no legs and similar arms ending in suction cups. It has a short, thick tail. It is covered with black, chitinous plates. It has drooping ears.

The creature has a pair of eyes on the ends of a rubbery sort of trunks growing from its conical head, which is attatched to a flexible neck. It has a fanged mouth. Its misshapen body is worm-like. It has no legs, and two pairs of batlike wings. It has a jointed tail with a stinger at the end. It is covered with leathery white skin.

The creature has a single large dripping eye in its headless body. It has a constantly-moving mouth. Its body is snake-like with sharp spikes down the center of its back. It has no legs, and two pairs of membranous wings. It has a long tail. It is covered with black fishlike scales.

The creature has a pair of dripping eyes on the ends of a rubbery sort of trunks growing from its round head, which is attatched to a short, thick neck. It has a fanged mouth. Its misshapen body is radially symmetrical. It has 5 radially-mounted legs ending in bunches of tentacles. It has two tentacles with suction cups for a tail. It is covered with leathery white skin.

The creature has a pair of dripping eyes in its humanoid head, which is attatched to a flexible neck. It has a constantly-moving mouth. Its adipose body is humanoid with scattered tufts of hair. It has 4 long, thin legs ending in claws and arms ending in suction cups. It has a spiked tail. It is covered with leathery greenish skin.

The creature has a pair of crystalline eyes in its neckless, amorphous head. It has a sucking proboscis. Its body is worm-like. It has no legs. It has a sinuous, constantly-moving tail. It is covered with smooth blue-black skin. It has goatlike horns.

The creature has a pair of eyes in its neckless, humanoid head. It has a sucking mouth. Its body is insectoid with clusters of sensory tentacles on the back. It has no legs. It has a tentacle with suction cups for a tail. It is covered with smooth black skin.

The creature has a pair of sightless white eyes on the ends of chitinous eyestalks growing from its conical head, which is attatched to a long, thin neck. It has a cluster of feeding tentacles for a mouth. Its body is insectoid. It has 8 spider-like legs ending in bunches of tentacles, and three pairs of batlike wings. It has a sinuous, constantly-moving tail. It is covered with slimy black skin.

The creature has a pair of faceted eyes in its headless body. It has a constantly-moving proboscis. Its body is worm-like. It has no legs. It has a long tail. It is covered with blue-black fishlike scales.

The creature has a pair of glowing eyes on the ends of short eyestalks growing from its neckless, round head. It has no apparent mouth. Its adipose body is amorphous. It has 4 long, thin legs ending in claws, and three pairs of vestigial wings. It has a long tail. It is covered with slimy white skin. It has drooping ears.

The creature has a single large eye in its round head, which is attatched to a short, thick neck. It has a cluster of feeding tentacles for a mouth. Its body is snake-like. It has no legs and similar arms ending in clusters of tentacles. It has a long tail. It is covered with white fishlike scales. It has wildly branching horns.

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