Monday, September 23, 2013


Jeremy Duncan made this new color logo! (oh yeah- Santa + Manticore = Santicore!)

Secret Santicore 2013 is here!
From now til midnight Friday October 4th, we shall collect your unfulfilled desires so that Santicore may feed on your longing!

Everybody who wants in click on the link below and fill out your request for some specific brand new campaign material--a new race, a location, a one-shot adventure outline, a random table, whatever. The idea is to be as specific as you need to be, but not too greedy (1/2 a page to two pages of material).
One request per person.

Then, with the help of various elves, I'll mix all the requests up and send them back out to the people who entered. You'll get your assigned request some time that weekend of the 5th-6th, then have until Friday, October 25th to fulfill that request. That deadline is firm. So firm. Do not test the Santicore.

Starting October 26th, the elves and I will collect the entries all into a central location before December 23rd, hopefully.

-Panicked everything-went-wrong result: An easily-navigable indexed website, Santicore feasts upon our souls.
-There-were-a-lot-of-parties-but-we-did-it-anyway result: the above plus a PDF version, Santicore's yearly slumber is disturbed by dreams of the mortal world.
-Everyone-gets-laid result: website, PDF with some color, index, and full features, plus "lite" PDF for phones and ereaders. Santicore slumbers under great depths of ice, his fetid blessing upon us all.

We'll hit as many of those above goals as possible.


Requests for Secret Santicore 2013 are now closed. 

• Be as specific as you need to be, but don't get greedy. Asking for a d20 table is cool, and a d100 table if you're lucky. but a d1000?--better let your Secret Santicore know that going that extra 900 miles is optional. Asking for a structure is cool, a whole mega-dungeon isn't.

• If you just want art or a map, that's cool too.

• The original requester's name and e-mail address will be on the request unless s/he specifically asks otherwise.

• One request per person. Santicore likes the taste of people who break this rule.

• All human undertakings involving interactions between strangers involve a capacity for misunderstanding and idiocy. Secret Santicore is a gift horse. Do not look it in the mouth. No bad-mouthing people for what they ask for or provide. Serious and simulatory requests may get gonzo answers, gonzo requests may get serious answers, c'est la vie. If you're worried, try to be specific in your request so you get something you can really use.

• If you commit to something - a request, or helping out behind the scenes - then find you can't come through with the goods that's perfectly okay, life happens, as long as you let me know as soon as you know.

• None of this stuff should get used commercially unless the person who wrote it gets paid.

• While Secret Santicore sprang from the loins of the OSR DIY movement, there's zero reason you can't request something for your sci-fi/supers/horror/whatever-game. You don't have to request D&D-specific stuff. I bet anybody could handle a sci-fi or super request--but just be aware that the pool of people responding to your request will be the pool of people who read Playing D&D with Pornstars and act accordingly.

• This is Open Content.

• I reserve the right to completely fuck this up, but will try very hard not to. If I get swamped with requests, it might be a little late. I'll do my best.

• After the first 69* requests are in, I'm going to distribute those, assign Handlers, then take stock of our time and resources. We will try to get every request that comes in before October 4th fulfilled, but may have to cap it or distribute unfulfilled requests after the holidays to be put on blogs if there's a huge number. If we actually get a ton of requests good and done, the PDF may be split thematically or otherwise into several parts. Don't let this statement dissuade you from making a request - the goal is to get every single damn one finished and up before December 23rd.

Don't post your request in the comments below or email it to me. Use the form. Or you will feel the spiny poisonous caress of Santicore's ball stinger.

• Still got questions? Those you can ask on G+/comment here/email metalvsskin at geemale dotcalm and put something SANTICORE-ISH in the subject line.

*I told Santicore that was a silly and immature number to pick, then...I awoke some time later, in a field, with these strange scars...

Last year's logo for nostalgia's sake!

HUGE THANKS to Jez of GIBLET BLIZZARD, most of this is copy+pasted from his call for entries from last year.

No comments:

Post a Comment