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Vorpal, the RPG unzine (ISSUE #1)

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What is an RPG unzine exactly? An unconventional take on the mini-magazine. A zine that’s meant to be unfolded, cut up, and used in play at the table. An homage to the underground zines that birthed the RPG industry as we know it.

It’s also an experiment, as were all the zines in those early days.  I’ll be trying out new things, reusing existing ideas, hoping to find out what works and what doesn’t, so feedback is critical. If you happen to find this unzine in your hands and have something to say about it, take a minute to shoot a quick message to me via twitter (@dm_fromscratch) or leave a comment or review here on DTRPG.

Vorpal #1 contains The Lost Outpost of Nomansland, a micro-modular adventure for 2nd level. It’s designed with 5e mechanics but should be pretty easy to convert to other systems.


  • Adventure details

  • CCG-sized cut out cards (so they can fit in card sleeves for ease of use):

    • 2 potion cards (one side unidentified, the other side with stats)

    • 2 monster cards (that double as initiative tents)

  • A miniature-compatible (1” grid) map inside.

Ideally, it’s meant to be printed full size on 11x17 paper, which is pretty big, but folds up nicely.  (As time permits, I’ll be adding files for other page sizes, as well as an accessible version intended to be used digitally/onscreen.  For those that want the full effect, I’ll also be adding a full bleed file for offset printing.)

Vorpal, the RPG unzine was featured as a nat 20 giveaway on the #UncagedLive charity stream (2019 April 13-14) for RAINN.

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