Friday News Update – 4th June

Lots of new goodies in the news this week!

Our brand new BEOWULF scenario, Seven Stones, is now available at DriveThruRPG.

Written by Elaine Lithgow, with art from Jon and Scott, this adventure takes your Hero/es to a desperate village, living in terror of a gargantuan sea serpent. Find a rocky peninsula blasted by frigid winds, and the genrations old legend of the Stoor Wurm…

Seven Stones

Plus, the original file has now been updated with:

.pdf poster-sized battle maps by Jon

VTT battle maps

VTT tokens for NPCs and adversaries

Kelpie by Scott

Also out this week – our first BEOWULF Digital Pack. Likewise at DriveThruRPG, this contains:

Fetch quests .pdf by Jon

VTT tokens for the first 11 Beowulf monsters

Battle maps – a ship at sea and on the beach

Music – four atmospheric tracks for your games

All the BEOWULF interactive sheets

And a video tutorial from Jacob on how to use the Monster Worksheet, and get the best out of your beasties

Digital Pack

You can also find the worksheets on the Handiwork Games site.

Stay tuned, as there will be more of these to come!

And, with suitable symmetry, this week’s Handimonster is an additional BEOWULF freebie!

Mennbana, by Jon

Meet the Mennbana, the Man-Troll. Not lurking on your socials, but found in mountainous or deep forest areas, and emerging to raid the local farms and settlements. They’ve got a great sense for defensive magical items, but beware the consequences, if you take one of these for yourself…

And, of course, we have our DICE. Many of you sharing some very cool pictures to our Discord (thanks, guys). But hey, they’re not a thirst trap, honest…

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Friday News Update – May 28th

OUR DICE HAVE ARRIVED!

Dice loose in the wild!

And they’re gorgeous – three 31mm d20s (rather than the usual 19mm), coloured for our BEOWULF alignments. If you just love dice, though, they’re proper-shiny click-clack-maths-rocks and we still have a few of the Special Edition Packs left – all three dice, in a linen pouch, coming with exclusive pin badge and a card signed by both Jon and Paul.

Special Edition dice!

In more BEOWULF news, a new scenario coming very soon! Seven Stones takes us to a desperate village, living in terror of a gargantuan sea serpent. The village lies on a rocky peninsula blasted by frigid winds, and here, people have lived in fear of the Stoor Wurm for generations…

Seven Stones

Written by Elaine Lithgow, this should come to DriveThru next week.

And this week’s Handimonster is a real beauty. With art by Scott Purdy, the HEARTWOOD GUARDIAN dwells in the centre of the ur-forest. With skin of bark and wings of leaves, it seems both benevolent and peaceful. But beware its wrath, should you harm the trees.

Heartwood Guardian

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Plus, in case you missed it last week, you can catch Jon talking BEOWULF, HANDIMONSTERS and everything else over with our friends at Rolistes…

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ALL THE DICE!

Friday News Update – April 30th

A brand new scenario for our BEOWULF setting!

Now available at DriveThru, The Witches and the Wyrm sees your Hero face the serpent undying, in the hope of restoring time…

The Witches and The Wyrm

And, to go with new scenario news – our BEOWULF page proofs have arrived!

Jon and Paul have a good look through them, and we should have the finished article very soon. If you’ve got one on pre-order, then your wait shouldn’t be much longer.

In the meantime, the .pdf is also available from DriveThru, and we’ll update you about the physical book as soon as we can.

And a huge thank you to the mighty John Kovalic!

Quote from John Kovalic!

And, just in case, you haven’t heard us shouting – we have DICE. Gorgeously coloured, proper outsize, click-clack d20 maths rocks, made by Q-Workshop for BEOWULF. We still have a few of the limited edition sets left, so grab yours quick!

BEOWULF Dice!

For more adventures, try this week’s HANDIMONSTER!

The Flesh Fungus is a larder keeper… but it’s not going to hang about until you die of natural causes. You can find out all the gorgeous, gruesome facts, plus full stats and lore, when you join our Patreon. Starting at only £2.50 a month, it’ll give you a whole manual of monsters and all sorts of suggestions for adventures, including maps and scenario outlines.

Flesh Fungus! Nom nom nom…

And this week’s bonus content takes you to Magisterio College, Kardoshevk City, where you can learn all about the Primordial Realms…

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Jon Hodgson Map Tiles

Friday News Update – April 23rd

Calling all Dice Goblins!

They’re already so popular, we’ve put the pre-order up early! Treat your click-clack Goblin self to this set of three, chunky boi d20. Each one is 31mm across (a normal d20 is 19mm), and designed with the legends and lore of our BEOWULF setting in mind. 

BEOWULF Dice!

Every set comes in its own pouch, but the FIRST HUNDRED SETS SOLD will be limited edition – coming with a BEOWULF pin badge and a card signed by the designers, Jon Hodgson and Paul Bourne.

Limited Edition BEOWULF Dice!

Of course, if you’re not a BEOWULF player, and you just like those lovely maths rocks, then that works too. Giant dice are great for DMs, so the players can see as you make those tense and all-important rolls, and what 5e character doesn’t need their very own d20?

You could even roll them for our HANDIMONSTER encounters! This week’s new 5e beastie is the MOAT TERROR, lurking about the outsides of castles everywhere – and in lakes, ponds, canals and slow-moving rivers. A mass of mouths and tentacles, its unknown creator may even have crafted it to defend some forgotten space.

Or perhaps not so forgotten…

MOAT TERROR

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And something we’ve haven’t talked about nearly enough – the second edition of a|state is almost done! Take yourself away from monsters and moats, legends and lore, bards and beasties… and travel instead the crumbling streets of The City. Lose yourself, lose your mind, lose your soul. And make sure you watch the shadows…

Mapmaker – a|state playbook.

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Stringer – a|state playbook

Friday News Update – March 19th

Horror at Herrogate is here!

Written by Marco Rafalà (The One Ring, Star Trek Adventures, Lex Arcana, How Fires End) and illustrated by Jon Hodgson, Horror at Herrogate is a full-length .pdf adventure for BEOWULF: Age of Heroes.

Horror at Herrogate

Nightmare lingers at the small fishing settlement of Herrogate, threatening the people and the treasure seat of the lord Thorfinn. Dare you confront the dreadful dréag, the nightstalker, the breaker of bones, the creature unkillable by mortal hands…?

But you’re a Hero. Seriously, how else would you spend your weekend?

Horror at Herrogate

The scenario comes with three poster-sized battle maps, tokens for VTT, new Follower cards and separate NPC artwork to show to your players.

Grab it now from DriveThru!

If you have time left after all that, catch Jon and Jacob on our blog, talking swords, Vikings, how BEOWULF has gone, and what happens next…

Draeg

Or you can spend it watching the latest episode of The Hermit’s Sanctuary, from our friends at Campaign Coins. This week, Bald Eadig, still bowed with grief, is going monster-hunting…

Plus: check out some of Jon’s absolutely gorgeous painting. Here are some of our BEOWULF minis… 

Blaedswith, Eadig and Uthman

And a glimpse behind the scenes…

Where the Magic happens!

If you’d like to grab EVERYTHING (and we do mean everything) BEOWULF, the Bundle of the Mighty is now available in our store. And this includes the whole BEOWULF experience:

BEOWULF setting and rules (compete with .pdf copy)

BEOWULF compass rose and Inspiration tokens, both by Campaign Coins

BEOWULF Inspiration mat, design by Paul Bourne

BEOWULF dice tray, design by Paul Bourne

BEOWULF real metal miniatures set, figures by Richard Dickens

BEOWULF digital miniatures .stl pack

BEOWULF All Rolled Up, design by paul Bourne

BEOWULF art cards, designs by Jon Hodgson and Paul Bourne

BEOWULF goodies!

And you can grab them lovely maths rocks as well…

Viking Maths Rocks go click-clack

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Friday News Update – December 18th

Happy Friday, and it’s a WEEK ‘til Christmas.

But fear not! We’ll be taking UK orders, for Christmas delivery, all though the weekend – our last posting date is Monday 21st. If you’re Questing for presents for yourself, for your family and friends, or for your gaming group – we have a whole treasure-chest full of beautiful and original gift ideas.

Including dice

Viking Dice

Dice trays

Keep Those Maths Rocks Where I Can See ‘Em!

And map tiles!

Create Your Own Maze Mayhem!

We’re also running December Daily Deals – each day, every day, a new chance to grab a bargain. Today (Friday 18th), it’s £10 OFF our 36” SPRING BATTLE MAT. Each deal is only active for the day – so don’t miss out!

Banana Not Included

PLUS – more bonuses for Handimonsters Patrons!

Handimonsters is our brand new Patreon, bringing you a whole menagerie of monsters, all ready for your adventure. And every one is original, designed and illustrated by our RPG experts, coming with artwork, a complete run of stats, and a full outline of its background and lore. Add some surprise to your 5e campaign!

If you head on over to our Patreon page, you can grab your FREE monster, plus some extras for patrons only. Including the Bonus Bog Bug Battle Map – complete with a rotten surprise…

Bonus Bog Bug Battle!

And some BEOWULF news! The Hermit’s Sanctuary, the intro-adventure to our 5e BEOWULF setting, is once again available as a print book, over at DriveThru. Rooted firmly in the Anglo-Saxon legend, and rich with artwork, tables, characters and content, it’s the ideal escape.

Background Generation for The Hermit’s Sanctuary
Beowulf on Zoom

You also can find our BEOWULF Zoom backgrounds on our DriveThru page, plus a load of other RPG goodies…

…a choice selection of BEOWULF and Handiwork-branded merch at RedBubble

…and the rest of our dragon’s hoard at Handiwork Games!

And just for this week, we’re offering an extra-special sneak peek at one of our favourite ongoing projects. If you subscribe to our newsletter (spam-free, we promise), we’ll give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at something we’re VERY excited about…

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas from the team here at Handiwork. Stay safe, play games, and enjoy the break!

Friday News Update – November 20th

The countdown to Christmas begins, at Handiwork Games!

We have a whole dragon’s hoard of gaming goodies and gifts – ideal for you, for your family, for your friends, and for your fellow adventurers. From dice to dungeon tiles, from maps, both physical and digital, to merchandise, and all of it offering top-notch art…  there’s treasure to suit every party member. Including the dragon.

Have a browse at our shop.

And please keep an eye on our final posting dates – we wouldn’t want you to miss out!

Dice Trays

And – as we’ve been promising – some shots of our new den. Jon and the team have been working very had to get everything shifted in time for those lovely Christmas orders, and – we’re done! Our hardworking elves (cough) have finally explored their new home! 

New Office!

For all you a|state players, don’t forget – this Sunday, at 7pm EST (midnight GMT) you can escape to The City. Join the live, single mission play-though of our Primer, as our intrepid team of adventurers uncover what’s really been ‘Nicely, Done’. 

Bookmark the link: twitch.tv/colinomicon.

(Don’t worry if it’s a bit late – we’ll let you know where to tune in!)

Nicely, Done play through

We’ve also got some news. Big news. Big, big news. It’s under wraps at the moment (sorry), but Something Is Coming and it’s something we’re VERY excited about. If you’re not yet following us on our Socials, now might be  really good time to join the conversation… 

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Beowulf Notebook

Find our gaming treasures at Handiwork Games.

Find gift merch and more at Redbubble.

And find our a|state primer, and other RPG goodies, at DriveThru – where else?

Print Books

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New at the store – Viking Dice!

Made by the dice experts at Dice Dudes, this gorgeous set of 7 rune-carved polyhedral dice will bring a taste of the doom-laded North to any game. But they’re especially cool for BEOWULF: Age of Heroes!

The set comprises: 1d4, 1d6, 1d8, 1 regular d10, 1 d10 for tens, 1d12, 1d20
Get some now! https://handiwork.games/product/viking-dice

Don’t forget!
Late pledges for BEOWULF: Age of Heroes are open now! https://app.crowdox.com/projects/jonhodgsonmaptiles2/beowulf-age-of-heroes