New stretch goal cleared, and stories by publication date
Greetings from Lankhmar!
Next Stretch Goal Cleared
We had a great day today. Greetings to all the new fans! Thanks to your support, we've now cleared another stretch goal. The printed map will be larger! The original assumption was 11"x17". We'll now work with the printer on a larger size. It depends on several factors but we'll shoot for as large as 22"x34" if they can do that size.
This is in addition to the first stretch goal of a free adventure module for everyone. Nicely done!
Stories by Publication Date
If you are backing this Kickstarter, you're probably a fan of Fritz Leiber and Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. But maybe you're not! For those new to Lankhmar - or those rediscovering it - here is a helpful resource. This is a list of all Fafhrd and Gray Mouser stories by publication date. The ones considered "essential reading" are in bold. If you're going to start reading about these fun characters, this is a great order in which to discover the stories.
The Jewels in the Forest (1939, as "Two Sought Adventure")
The Bleak Shore (1940)
The Howling Tower (1941)
The Sunken Land (1942)
Thieves' House (1943)
Adept's Gambit (1947) (“Adept’s Gambit” was actually the first F/GM story ever written (1936), but was rejected by Weird Tales and didn’t see print until 1947.)
Claws from the Night (1951, as "Dark Vengeance")
The Seven Black Priests (1953)
Lean Times in Lankhmar (1959)
When the Sea-King's Away (1960)
Scylla's Daughter (1961) (Began as “Tale of the Grain Ships” in 1936, but the story became the prototype for “Scylla’s Daughter” and later "The Swords of Lankhmar.")
The Unholy Grail (1962)
Bazaar of the Bizarre (1963)
The Cloud of Hate (1963)
The Lords of Quarmall (1964) (Harry Otto Fischer wrote the first 10k words of “The Lords of Quarmall” in 1936, but it was Leiber who finished the tale and saw it published in 1964.)
The Swords of Lankhmar (1968)
Their Mistress, the Sea (1968)
The Wrong Branch (1968)
In the Witch's Tent (1968)
The Two Best Thieves in Lankhmar (1968)
The Snow Women (1970)
Ill Met in Lankmar (1970)
The Circle Curse (1970)
The Price of Pain-Ease (1970)
The Sadness of the Executioner (1973)
Beauty and the Beasts (1974)
Trapped in the Shadowland (1973)
The Bait (1973)
Under the Thumbs of the Gods (1975)
Trapped in the Sea of Stars (1975)
The Frost Monstreme (1976)
Rime Isle (1977)
Sea Magic (1977)
The Childhood and Youth of the Gray Mouser (1978)
The Mer She (1983)
The Curse of the Smalls and the Stars (1983)
The Mouser Goes Below (1987) (The two stories "The Mouser Goes Below" and "Slack Lankhmar Afternoon Featuring Hisvet" were combined into one when published in The Knight and Knave of Swords (1988))
Slack Lankhmar Afternoon Featuring Hisvet (1988)
Swords Against the Shadowland (1998)
What's Your Favorite Story?
So tell us: What's your favorite Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser story? And why?