We know: Isbin and we, the booksellers, have been very quiet for the last two months. There’s a very good reason for it: we’re moving to another plane, and into a bigger bookshop!
Just a few weeks ago, Phlogiston Books announced our merger with Other Selves, the Spanish publisher that will bring the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG to the Spanish-speaking world. It’s been a very easy decision: we’ve always admired the publishing house known for La puerta de Ishtar (here’s a lengthy and great review by the RPG Pundit), Ablaneda, and recently, the Spanish version of Ryuutama, so working with Rodrigo (writer of La puerta de Ishtar and CEO) is a dream come true.
So what about Phlogiston Books? It’ll be a “brand” of Other Selves (from now on OS), focused in the DCC RPG and maybe some other old-school games in the future. The contents of this page will be transferred to the OS web page, which will be bilingual (we’re working on this right now, please bear with us). Our first work, The Vertical Halls, will be in the OS shop in Drivethru.
And more great news! Our next book is almost finished! Here’s a detail of the cover, by our great artist Valentí Ponsa, and an excerpt from the back cover; it’ll be called The Phlogiston Books, Volume I: A compilation of arcane material for the DCC RPG:
“Some of the articles in this volume deal with one of the most dangerous environments that a party of daring adventurers can face: the countryside. We thus vindicate this setting, its dwellers, and its huge potential in a new and exciting genre that we’ve dubbed as “Rural fantasy”.
In these esoteric pages you’ll find…
- a new patron, The Gallows tree, to whom the wizards and elves of humble origins can sell their souls in exchange of scraps of power
- how to bring superstition to your game table… and make it work
- rules to create animals like wolves, tigers, bears, and even more bloodthirsty and raging beasts like goats or geese.
- a table of disturbing rural encounters
- a level-0 adventure set in the most noble hamlet of Humiliatown: Beaten copper
So sharpen your sword and memorize your spells, ‘cause otherwise you could end up dead, or even worse: hanging from the gallows tree.”
This is coming soon. We’ll keep you posted about it and our transferral!