The Faerie Ring: Campaign Guide 5E Releases (!!!)

And the fey are so tired and sleeping their revelry off.

It’s finished! The Faerie Ring: Campaign Guide for 5E has been released to the wild! And all backers should have received their download links last night!

I very much hope you enjoy this. It’s the culmination of many years’ work. Thank you once again to everyone that made this possible. Please consider leaving a review of it somewhere so that others might come check it out. (Here it’s at Zombie Sky Press. Other links will go live soon.)

Next up are the Player’s Guides, and much has been completed on these already. I hope to have both editions finished by the end of this month. We’ll let the Campaign Guides rest until after that before we start the print process, in order to give us time to catch any typos.

More soon…!

New Release: The Faerie Ring: Along the Twisting Way Campaign Guide

Over 10 years ago, I started writing The Faerie Ring (RPG setting). It was just a thing I had to do. It scratched an itch of what I wanted in my own games, expanding on faeries, adding new oddities. That is, more crazy adventures to strange planes meeting weird creatures but still focused on the fey and built upon centuries of folklore (real or otherwise). But I knew so much less back then, and it took a long while to finish with many obstacles in the way. And it was dangerous to go it alone. So THANK YOU to all the many people that helped this book get here.

The first book The Faerie Ring: Along the Twisting Way Campaign Guide (for Pathfinder Roleplaying Game) is finished and available. The 5E version is coming soon as are more books.

(Credits for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game version…)

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The Fey Apocalypse is Coming

Firbolg-finish-thumbThe Faerie Ring has been moving fast behind the scenes and is approaching the release of it’s first products.

Our first adventure is in development. It’s a low-level one that introduces you to the fir bolg and the cu sith(!), and it’s brought to you by the talented Stephen Rowe. (And here’s an illustration for it from Domenico Neziti of a fir bolg hunter.) Can’t wait for you to see this one. We’ll be releasing it and early chapters from the Campaign Guide first. Things will be falling like dominoes after.

We set up a Google Community as our forum. So come chat with us about the coming fey apocalypse and see how the chapters are shaping up.

There’s still time to pre-order The Faerie Ring for either Pathfinder RPG or D&D 5E…!


Dancing With Faeries

darkling magefinalBig news week for us at Zombie Sky Press.

D&D 5E just released their updated OGL, fully sanctioning third-party publishers.

Also, Indiegogo InDemand picked us up! With InDemand, we can continue where we successfully left off our previous campaign. You can still pledge, and the stretch goals will keep coming for new and old backers alike. Missed us the first go around? The campaign continues. Bring the fey into your game with The Faerie Ring:

And here’s the color color version of Domenico’s darkling magic user…

The Fey Are Coming

TFR_POSTCARD_TEST p2The horseshoe’s over the door. The cream’s on the porch. Should be safe for a bit. Long enough to check out our latest Kickstarter about the fey… I mean the Fair Folk!

The Faerie Ring expands the fey options for both players and GMs using Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and creates new opportunities for meddling where you probably shouldn’t. It introduces new fey monsters, playable fey races and other character options, fey big bads or patrons (or both!), fey cities and planes and other locales, and more.

The Faerie Ring gives you everything you need to play with fey characters and in fey locales in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. It’s not a setting but, instead, a toolbox–a series of mini-settings!–to add more fey to your favorite settings. (Not unlike our previous It Came From The Stars: Campaign Guide did for space.)

EDIT: We funded! Prepare for fey!


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It Came from the Stars Campaign Guide

It Came from the Stars Campaign GuideThe stars are here! The It Came from the Stars Campaign Guide is now at the printer and will soon plummet to earth. The Kickstarter-funded patron project was a wonderful success. Many backers gave their lives… er… talents and helped make this project truly take off. Thanks go to those backers for their great effort.

But the limited edition print run still has copies unclaimed. While supplies last, if you would like one of these hardcover, prestige color, numbered, and signed copies, order now. All orders will also automatically receive PDFs of the Campaign Guide and the Extras and a copy of the Hero Lab data sets.

This edition will not be available anywhere else. There will, however, be a less expensive Print on Demand (POD) softcover edition available at all the usual places once this edition sells out.

  • Design by John Bennett, Clinton J. Boomer, Chuck DiTusa, Scott Gable, Michael Kortes, Colin McComb, Richard Pett, John Pingo, David Schwartz, and Mike Welham  
  • Full color illustrations by Cory Trego-Erdner, Roxxy Goetz, and Liz Lundblade; cartography by Daniel Somerville
  • Built and playtested for Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
  • One-third player options, one-third GM options, and one-third adventures: 132 pages of cosmic wonder

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Zombie Sky Press on

ZSP_COVER_Incantations-from-the-Other-Side-(thumb)All of our products are now also available on the new estore at To celebrate, we’re having a sale on our products of incantations: Incantations from the Other Side and Incantations in Theory and Practice. You can buy a bundle of the two for 20% off. And more incantations are coming soon.

The sale lasts through February 14. Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Buy your sweetie a little something twisted!

Open Call for Short Stories

The Faerie Ring: Along the Twisting Way PreludeHey writers! We intentionally left one or two slots open in an upcoming anthology of fey tales to try to catch some unexpected talent. Want to submit something for it? Zombie Sky Press is open to submissions as of August 9.

The Requirements: Email your stories to Stories must be attachments on the email and in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format. No more than two submissions per person. No simultaneous submissions or reprints. We want 3000-5000 word stories about the fey. We will automatically reject any manuscript that doesn’t meet these requirements. The deadline for short story submissions is October 1, 2012.

The Details: This is an anthology of dark fantasy tales of the fey. Your story should involve fey in some way. The anthology is tied to The Faerie Ring product line published by Zombie Sky Press.
Moral ambiguity and emotional intensity are encouraged. We ARE looking for interesting characters, intense emotion, fanciful locations, frightful and fantastic (or gritty) stories. We are NOT looking for fables or retellings of classic fairy tales. We are also NOT looking for cliche RPG themes (such as parties of armor-clad adventurers storming the evil castle). No modernity or real world history or religions. But adapting elements of mythology and folklore is welcome.

This is a fantasy shared world (but it’s so broad and open that most things fantasy have a place). Just about any fantasy story can happen here, somewhere. Though in many ways it’s a traditional fantasy setting, you’re encouraged to go a little nuts. Bring on the flying castles, stolen babies, purchased memories, goblin markets, whatever. A little weird and over-the-top is fine (and even encouraged). Make it fantastic. And tend toward dark.

You are also not restricted to European flavors of fey (though they are certainly welcome). For instance, an Arabian-themed fantasy tale featuring peri or an Asian-themed tale featuring kitsune are welcome. (Our definition of the fey is a bit broader than some.)

We pay 5¢ per word for fiction.

We look forward to reading your word offerings!


Tattlebox #2 Hits Virtual Shelves

The latest issue of Tattlebox is out! Come get your alchemy on:

  • An alchemist’s tower to explore, complete with crazy alchemist NPC
  • New options for alchemist PCs, such as bomb discoveries
  • New alchemical items, such as ampules
  • A new bomb-tastic prestige class
  • A short bit of fiction and more!

Each Tattlebox presents something for everyone: tips, flavor, crunch. It’s for players and GMs. All for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

You can check out this 4.5 star review at Paizo.

“I’m a sucker for alchemy…”


Incantations Collected in Print

Our fan-favorite incantations are now in print! You can now get both Incantations from the Other Side: Spirit Magic and Incantations in Theory and Practice collected together. (Choose from b&w or glorious color.)