Nothing quite says ‘classic sword-and-sorcery’ like the rollicking stories of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Full of imagination and unexpected twists, dark humor and bantering character interplay, and set in the fantastically odd world of Nehwon with its principal city of Lankhmar, the wild adventures of this ‘dynamic duo of daring-do’ spanned more than thirty years of fantasy publishing and forever changed the face of the genre. And now they’re back!
Just pick up the fresh-off-the-presses issue six of the premiere magazine of all things sword-and-sorcery, Tales From the Magician’s Skull, for an all new tale of swashbuckling and suspense starring everyone’s favorite pair of wily rogues. Author Nathan Long (Gotrek and Felix, Ulrika the Vampire, Jane Carver of Waar) presents “Guilty Creatures,” an original short story that opens a new chapter in the saga of the twain. Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser were always natural actors and con men — so just imagine what trouble they’ll get into when they join an actual acting troupe and put those skills to the test!
And that’s just one of a half-dozen new tales that will thrill and entertain all fans of flashing swords, fearsome beasts, and fantastic adventure! There’s even a profile of Fritz Leiber from Goodman Games‘ own resident Leiber expert and lead developer for DCC Lankhmar, Michael Curtis.
And speaking of DCC Lankhmar … boxset adventure The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar is now shipping to all Kickstarter backers, and is available for pre-order for everyone that missed the campaign. And not only that, the boxset edition of DCC Lankhmar itself is now back in print, and ready to transport you to a land of swashbuckling rogues and dark magic like no other!
With so many ways to experience the infectious fun of the mazey mean streets of Lankhmar from Goodman Games, I think it’s safe to say we’ve all gone a little Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser crazy!
Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Return in Tales From The Magician’s Skull #6!
Behold! I have fashioned a magazine like those from fabled days of yore. It overflows with thrilling adventures. There are swords, and there is sorcery. There are dark deeds and daring rescues. There are lands where heroes fear to tread. Dare you imagine it? Picture this as well — maps to wondrous and terrible places. Electrifying art for every tale. Guides to bring the terrors within to your own game table. All I lack are a few paltry shekels. Grant them to me, and I shall fling open a new portal to a world of ancient wonders! Join me, mortal dogs! Together we shall storm the gates of Valhalla!
Tales From The Magician’s Skull is a magazine of all-new swords & sorcery fiction. Issue #6 features cover art by Doug Kovacs of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser as we launch our new series of stories set in Fritz Leiber’s Lankhmar! Licensed by Leiber’s estate, these new stories and novellas faithfully expand upon the legendary tales of Lankhmar’s most famous duo.
NOW WITH ePUB! Starting with issue #6, Tales From the Magician’s Skull will also be available in ePub format. It will be included with a print purchase of the latest issue, or available as a stand-alone item.
Issue six contains new stories by John Hocking, Howard Andrew Jones, Nathan Long, Greg Mele, James Enge, and Violette Malan, along with articles by Michael Curtis and Terry Olsen. And lest we forget, The Skull himself pens a missive for us all as well.