Many of you backed our Kickstarter several years ago to fund Grimtooth’s Ultimate Traps Collection. This enormous volume includes all 7 Grimtooth books published by Flying Buffalo. And as we recently announced, Goodman Games has a partnership with Flying Buffalo to publish Grimtooth’s Trapsylvania in an upcoming Kickstarter.
But…did you know…there were actually eight Grimtooth books?
At the Origins Game Fair in 1983, a small independent publisher (whose name is now lost to time) produced an unauthorized bootleg product called Grimtooth’s Lair. This digest-sized booklet included artwork and intellectual property owned by Flying Buffalo, which was utilized without permission. The booklet contained “a tournament designed to be run with any role playing system, by any devious GM who wants his players to think, instead of just hacking through.” The content is an entertaining dungeon romp filled with traps. The production values are vintage 1983—typewritten pages and hand-drawn maps—and the content is fun.
Rumors of Grimtooth’s Lair have persisted for decades, particularly among those close to the Grimtooth community, but no copies were known to exist.
Thanks to the assistance of uber-collector Bill Meinhardt (owner of one of the largest RPG collections in the world), Goodman Games has managed to track down the only known copy of Grimtooth’s Lair in existence. In our ongoing efforts to preserve RPG history and make it available in more accessible, enduring formats, we will be reprinting Grimtooth’s Lair. For our upcoming Grimtooth’s Trapsylvania Kickstarter, we will make Grimtooth’s Lair available as an exclusive add-on item, only available as part of the Kickstarter.
Watch for the Trapsylvania Kickstarter—and take this once-in-a-lifetime chance to view the lost Grimtooth’s Lair!