Grimtooth’s Ultimate Trap Collection

05 Sep

Via the Realms of Chirak blog I learned that Goodman Games and Flying Buffalo have joined forces to release an omnibus hardcover edition of the Grimtooth’s Traps series.

“This 500-page book presents the material in its original, classic form. No updates, no rules revisions, no changes, and nothing to disrupt the entertaining formula that has led the Grimtooth’s line to sell more than 250,000 copies since 1981.”

Goodman Games Press Release

I especially like that they are presenting the books in their original system-agnostic format. Grimtooth’s books have always been about the concepts and adding game statistics just clutters up the book.

Truth be told, I almost never used the material in these books. I may be an evil DM but I do have my limits. The joy of these books is largely in the reading, though there are definitely ideas to be lifted from them.

Although I did use a few traps as-listed. Such as the fake giant spider trap, where the web is composed of fuses leading to powder kegs hidden in the walls. And the Greek fire enclosed in wax bladders attached to the ceiling, where torches can melt the wax and ignite the liquid.

No pricing information is available yet, but this is a book I look forward to seeing.

Also, make sure to watch the video at the Goodman Games page, where they talk about reprinting a lot of classic Judges’ Guild material.



Posted by on September 5, 2014 in Gaming


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4 responses to “Grimtooth’s Ultimate Trap Collection

  1. SSCrompton

    December 3, 2014 at 12:32 AM

    Hi I’m the Traps artist (and partial designer) SS Crompton. Its early December now and I can tell you that all of the original art has been scanned in and that all of the new art and text for Grimtooth’s Ultimate Traps Collection has been finished. I know it has, because I’m the one who did it all. Soon Goodman Games will be announcing the Kickstarter for this. I can tell you that the book will come in 3 versions, a paperback, a hard cover and a leatherette embossed book in a slipcase, so you’ll be able to get this book in the way that best suits your budget. Once the Kickstarter is announced, I’ll try to come back here and post an update. In the meantime, start saving your extra cash – you’ll want one of these – Its a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity…

    • Fractalbat

      December 3, 2014 at 9:40 AM

      That is fantastic news! Thank you for dropping by and sharing. I will be glad to do a new post with this info.

  2. SSCrompton

    December 5, 2014 at 2:30 AM

    Sure thing Fractabat – more news as it comes in. I was just putting together some art and some suggested music for the Kickstarter video, which will be coming soon…


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