The Midderlands Expanded - An OSR Setting Expansion

Created by Glynn Seal

An expansion to The Midderlands OSR Setting and Bestiary. For Old school roleplaying games, in particular Swords & Wizardry (D&D clone)

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Midderzine Issue 1 OUT NOW!
about 1 month ago – Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 02:45:50 PM

Hello wonderful Midderfolk!

Do you need more The Midderlands stuff?

Well, Midderzine Issue #1 is OUT NOW!

Midderzine Issue #1
Midderzine Issue #1

Available for £3.00 in PDF:

Available in softcover for £6.75 shipped anywhere in the world directly from the MonkeyBlood Design website:

Thank you all for the continued support, and have great weekends!

Glynn and the Team

#midderzine #themidderlands

Thank You! - Gold Award at the ENnies 2018
3 months ago – Mon, Aug 06, 2018 at 10:34:48 PM

This weekend was amazing!

The Midderlands – An OSR Setting & Bestiary won a GOLD ENnie Award for Best Cartography at the GenCon 2018 ENnie Awards.

You can watch the awards here (starts at the Best Cartography category for ease of viewing): https://youtu.be/_UiAhyIBK9c?t=1h3m39s

It managed to slip ahead of Green Ronin, and a silver-winning Paizo product to grab the top spot.

2018 ENnie Awards - Gold - Best Cartography
2018 ENnie Awards - Gold - Best Cartography

For those who don’t know how the ENnies award system works, you submit your products individually to the 6 judges. This year there were 512 submissions (including podcast and website categories). The judges decide if your product should be one of five nominations in the various categories. The Midderlands – An OSR Setting & Bestiary was deemed to be top 5 by the judges for its cartography! Then, there are 10 days of fan voting. I believe there are some other factors here, but the product with the most votes achieves the awards. As you can see from that, the chances of getting a Gold award are pretty rare, and it relies on fans to vote and support it in the final stages!

But WE did it!

When I say WE, I mean YOU – yes, you there.

If it wasn’t for the backers of these Kickstarter campaigns, there would be no ‘The Midderlands – An OSR Setting & Bestiary’ to submit. If it wasn’t for Edwin Nagy, Mark Nolan, Jim Magnusson, Juan Ochoa, Matthew Pook, and Peter Day, there would have been no book to submit. If it wasn’t for all the supporters and the people that went out of their way to vote, there would be no award.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN. You did this.

Special shout out to Matt Hildebrand (KS video), Randy Cieszynski (leather covers), Matt Finch (for S&W and the support), and Jason Hobbs (collecting award on my behalf) and anyone else I have been remiss enough to forget – thanks folks!

And a massive congratulations to all the other winners and nominees – specifically those in the OSR -- check them out here: http://www.ennie-awards.com/blog/2018-ennie-winners/

Glynn and the Team

#onwardstovictory #themidderlands #themidderlandsexpanded #greenisgood

In closing, please tell your friends about what they are missing out on, and help share the love by posting about your experiences in the green and unpleasant land of The Midderlands. Do not forget that you can obtain more/additional content/copies…

  • The 2018 Gold ENnie Award-winning (Best Cartography) 'The Midderlands' hardcover book (with Midderlands map and bookmark)
  • The NEW 'The Midderlands Expanded' hardcover book (with Haven Isles map)
  • The Midderlands Rivers & Lakes (via DriveThruRPG)
  • The Midderlands Gamemaster Screen & Gloomium Randomiser Chart
  • Large Unfolded Poster maps (via Redbubble)
  • The Lord of Suttham Oldfeld Bundle

…by heading over here: https://monkeyblooddesign.co.uk/The-Midderlands

The ability to order via BackerKit is still available here: https://midderlands.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

Also, for those eager for extra digital and physical resource you can check out our DriveThruRPG and RPGNow products, which include digital and print-on-demand content for The Midderlands setting:

Now I am off to create more award-winning content!

Thanks, Glynn

ENnie Voting is Live or going Live shortly!
3 months ago – Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 10:00:52 AM

Hello Midderfolk,

ENnie Voting is opening very shortly or Now Open

http://www.ennie-awards.com/vote/2018/

Please consider voting for The Midderlands for Best Cartography! We are up against some strong competition, so every single vote counts!

Also, check out the Uncle Matt's D&D Neighborhood video links for the other OSR nominees here:

http://www.tenkarstavern.com/2018/07/matt-finch-has-interviewed-all-of-osr.html

Please also consider giving them your vote! Small publishers massively value your support.

Please Vote for The Midderlands - Best Cartography - ENnie Awards 2018
Please Vote for The Midderlands - Best Cartography - ENnie Awards 2018

Feel free to share and distribute the 'voting flyer'.

This is so exciting, and wouldn't even be a possibility without your continued support!

Fingers crossed and onwards to victory?

Thank you! Glynn and the Team.

ALL REWARDS SHIPPED
3 months ago – Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 11:06:26 PM

Hi Havenfolks,

REWARD SHIPPING

As of the end of today, ALL rewards (physical and digital) will have been shipped. The exception is 5 surveys not yet completed.

I will issue physical reward shipping tracking numbers later today, and also hope to issue Leechfield Lord Art licenses later too (apologies for short delay on those).

ENNIES 2018

In my last update I mentioned about the amazing news that The Midderlands had received a nomination for Best Cartography at the ENnie Awards 2018. Voting opens tomorrow, and it would mean a HUGE amount for me to receive your vote.

http://www.ennie-awards.com/blog/2018-nominations/

Please also consider supporting other old-school creators in the various categories.  Many of us are small, independent traders and freelancers trying to make ends meet, and receiving awards like this really helps us to carry on doing what we are doing by increasing awareness and ultimately sales. It's a honour for us to be up there with some of the best names in the hobby.

In closing, I just want to say a massive thank you for your support and trust, and I hope to bring more great products to Kickstarter in the coming months and years. I feel privileged to be able to do things like this, and long may it continue.

And... to the team of stars that helped make this a reality -- Edwin, Mark, Jim, Josefin, Juan, Steve, Pete, Matthew, Matt, Randy & Gavin -- you're the best!

Onwards to many more victories... and awards!

Glynn and the Midderlands Team

The Midderlands nominated for Best Cartography
4 months ago – Wed, Jul 04, 2018 at 06:00:51 PM

Hi Midderfolks,

Breaking News!!!

The Midderlands has been nominated for a 2018 ENnie Award!

BEST CARTOGRAPHY http://www.ennie-awards.com/blog/2018-nominations

I'm gobsmacked and humbled! There is no way this could have happened without your support and feedback. The nomination is as much yours as it is mine. Onwards to victory (and hopefully a bronze, silver or even gold!).

If you have been having fun reading it, why not nominate MonkeyBlood Design & Publishing as one of YOUR FAN FAVORITE PUBLISHERS?

http://www.ennie-awards.com/blog/2018-fan-favorite-publisher-nomination/

http://monkeyblooddesign.co.uk/The-Midderlands

Thank you all so much! Glynn and the Team.