Thursday, May 11, 2023

Dark Druids and Dave Arneson's True Genius: Rob Kuntz's Latest PDF Releases

Legendary RPG author and designer Rob Kuntz is adding TWO very sought-after PDF products to his Three Line Studio Store, after those products recently sold out as popular print releases elsewhere on the web (DATG at TLB Games, and DD at Chaotic Henchmen Productions)...

Rob's seminal treatise Dave Arneson's True Genius, and iconic RPG adventure module Dark Druids, have now joined our range of downloadable digital (PDF) products!


And here's the double-whammy to all our fans and friends: if you purchase DATG and DD together as a bundleThe DATG Dark Druids Bundleyou will get 20% off your order (*valid until 5th July 2023). Now that's regal!

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Gargax's Glorious Gewgaws & Pryce's Price

Good Day to You All!

There is no better way to start off a New Year than with -- not just one but TWO -- brand-new, never-before-published creative, exciting products!  Even better, when such creative, exciting products are about a CELEBRATION...

Throughout 2023, Rob Kuntz and Three Line Studio will be celebrating 50 years since the inception and playtesting of the world's first commercial RPG in 1973!

And there is no better way to celebrate than to reward YOU, Rob's loyal fanbase, with our launch of Gargax's Glorious Gewgaws and Pryce's Price, both available to purchase exclusively from our newly-launched Three Line Studio Store
Please note that for the very first time, we are 'going' digital as those two products are published in professional high-quality full-colour PDF format, printable and viewable on all electronic devices, PC/MAC/Android
Cartography, interior art and Gewgaws cover art by are by a promising young Italian graphic artist, Davide Gambarara, who did a stirling job!  Davide brought a crisp line work to both Gewgaws and Pryce.  We cannot praise him enough and can already hint at the fact that Davide will be involved in forthcoming TLS projects!

More information about Davide from our TLS Facebook post.

Rob's two celebratory releases are part of Three Line Studio's Red Book collection, and are send-ups to Gary Gygax:

Gargax's Glorious Gewgaws is divided into two sections.  The first part references in detail some special magic items, while the second part features the films, literature and authors that historically inspired the beginning of the RPG form. 
Pryce's Price is a very exciting and captivating action-packed adventure module with gothic undertones, described as "one of the most fantastic adventures written by Rob Kuntz to date!
Gewgaws and Pryce are sure to brighten up your day... and your game!  Head off to our store -- only one click away -- and while there please also make sure to download Rob's latest FREE (26-page long) Newsletter:
If you wish to purchase Gewgaws and Pryce together, why not take advantage of our SPECIAL OFFER on the Gewgaws Pryce Bundle and save 25%!
Happy Celebrations!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Merlynd the Magician on Target for Early December Release

OK. Merlynd the Magician has been laid out and we are going over pre-press proofing today and the next, giving it a final look. It will then, with the 3 special color prints and the 1 special bonus print, be sent along to our printer (uploaded). From there that takes about 7 days until they ship to our fulfiller, Paul Stormberg, in the US. Then he has to weigh the combined single items for shipping costs. Then we will e-mail its availability to those on our list and post here and elsewhere about its availability and go live! And you thought these things were easy?? Nope. But they are a joy in the long road to producing them.

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

New EN World Column: #1

I am now an author for EN World with a monthly column.  Six lead columns have been submitted to EN World with the first being published several days ago:

This describes my meeting Gary Gygax in 1968.  Take a look and do consider subscribing to EN World to keep up on such discussion I am having with fans, game historians and designers interested in the history of our great hobby.

Thursday, May 23, 2019


Castle Greyfalkun™ Organization
© 1973-2019.  Robert J. Kuntz.  All Rights Reserved.

North 2 Mordenkaine's Menagerie
North 3 The Terrible Tunnels
North 4 The Ancient Isle
North 5-7 Merlynd's Maze descends for 3 levels; also exit to Merlynd’s House
North 8 The Hideous Halls

South Invisible Maze Level 
South 3    Gem Room and Crypts Level 
South 4 Oubliette of the Doomed 
South 5 Dead Knight's Grotto
South 6    Black Pudding Doorkeeper Level 
South 7 The Haunted Labyrinthe 
South 8 The Hexed Maze

East 2 Paths of the Forgotten
East 3  Garden & Giant's Pool Hall Level 
East 4 Chambers of Chaos
East 5  Sealed Tomb
East 6 Chambers of Chance 
East 7  The Lake Level
East 8   Machine Level

West 2 The Dark Vaults 
West 3 The Sundered Caverns
West 4 The Hidden Caves
West 5   Gallery Level
West 6 The Mad Paths
West Level 7    Barracks Level
West 8 Weird Warren

Core 9   Plus 3 inter-level specials: Horsing Around/The Hunting Grounds/The Forgotten Land
Core 10 Elevator Level
Core 11   Dreamland
Core 12   Boreal Level
Core 12A  Valhalla (special inter-level); connects to Asgard 
Core 13   Asgard 
Core 13A/B Special Annex to Demonworld, large level
Core 13C Dark Earth Annex (Tharzdu’un)
Core 14  Orb, Scepter, and Crown Level
Core 15 The Gardens of Gax/Hewaerd's Hedge
Core 16 The Dragonne Caves
Core 17 Wyrm’s Way
Core 18 Museum Phantastmagoria
TRIBUTE LEVELS (as included above/with dedications, slight historical fore-matter/work).  These are being designed with the listed players/designers in mind.

E.  GARY GYGAX:  Mordenkaine's Menagerie
Ernie Gygax:  The Terrible Tunnels
Terry Kuntz:   The Dark Vaults
Eric Nelson Shook:  The Sundered Caverns
Tom Champeny:  The Hidden Caves 
Don Kaye:  Merlynd's Maze  
Jim Ward:  Chambers of Chance  
Jim Goodfellow:  The Mad Paths 
Michael Mornard:  Dead Knight's Grotto

And an Honorarium level dedicated to Dave Arneson and his creations: 

The Haunted Labyrinthe

Joe Goodfellow--Oubliette of the Doomed
Bob Burman--Chambers of Chaos
Mark Ratner--The Ancient Isle
Joe Fischer--The Hideous Halls
Bill Corey/Cookie Corey--Weird Warren
Jeff Perren--Paths of the Forgotten
David Sutherland/Dave Trampier--Museum Phantastmagoria and Wyrm Way
As well as another Honorarium level to Mary Gygax  The Gardens of Gax (linked to Hewaerd's Hedge)  Without Mary's patience, forbearance support and all around great nature in the face of pressure and change, D&D probably would not have been published.  I am honored to create this send-up level for her for she has been sorely overlooked in the historical record from those times.

I am now adding each level as a section to my new Red Book folder and outlining/sketch mapping one after the next.  

Monday, May 13, 2019

Red Book™ Line--Free PDF MAJOR UPDATE

Three Line Studio has posted a 10 page/1.1 meg PDF file as an Update and Proposed Product Line Map for the Red Book™ Line. Very Exciting! Download at this link:

Consider joining our mailing list while at our site! And do share this link with everyone you know and at forums you visit. Things are taking shape pretty quickly here and we thank you all for being on board! -- Rob Kuntz, Somewhere in the Depths of The Mind Maze...