Ancient Undead Spider Wizard

Created by Fish in the Pot

Pre-Order Store and Merch Booth for Fish in the Pot's Ancient Undead Spider Wizard

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Vinyl Test Pressing - Isometric Blanks - Somninauts
over 1 year ago – Tue, Feb 09, 2021 at 03:08:31 PM

Hello everyone!

Just a quick update to let you know that I've heard from the good folks over at Kindercore Records and they have what they need to start the test pressing process! I've been informed that the sleeves are ready to go and that the test pressings will be making their way to me soon.  Once I get a chance to inspect the test presses, and presuming they pass muster, we can lock in a delivery timeframe for getting this record to your turn-table/game-table.

Meanwhile, other Fish in the Pot projects are humming along.  Today is the start of Zinequest and I've launched Isometric Blanks, a lo-fi, DIY zine of blank dungeon maps meant to be written in. Check it out here.

Also, yesterday I launched the basic rules for a brand new game, Somninauts.  I have a lot of ambition for Somninauts and these basic rules are just the beginning.  Check out the rules for free here

I'll post another update when I get the test press.

Until then, best health and happy gaming!


Deluxe Digital EP Launch!
over 1 year ago – Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 04:54:00 PM

I just messaged a link to all backers receiving a Deluxe Digital EP so that they can download Ancient Undead Spider Wizard!

I will be putting together appropriate codes for the Digital Fish bundle and sending those next.

Meanwhile, if you have trouble accessing the EP, please reach out and let me know so we can get it fixed for you.



Digital EP... SOON...
over 1 year ago – Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 02:14:17 PM

Hello all!  Hope you are staying safe and healthy out there in 2021.

Wanted to post a quick update to let you know that the work on Ancient Undead Spider Wizard is about 97% complete.  I need to finish the design of the tarot card handouts and that's pretty much it as far as production from me.  

I've approved proofs for the record's inner sleeve and outer cover. Kindercore Vinyl has freshly mastered tracks and the cutting process has begun.  I hope to receive my test pressings very soon.  I'll provide an update as soon as I get them.

acid lich completed the final four illustrations and each one is a thing of horrific beauty. 

I've put those illustrations, as well as all of the original illustrations, into a digital handout form and will include them in the Deluxe Digital EP when it releases.

Speaking of which...

Stay tuned. I will be sending out a link for the Deluxe Digital EP very soon.  In the mean time, let's take a look at exactly what you'll receive on release.

Deluxe Digital EP Main Folder

You will receive a link to the EP on Fish in the Pot itch [dot] io.  The download will be in a zip file.  Once you've unzipped the contents, you will see the above folders.  The pdf is a fully accurate digital recreation of the cover and inner sleeve.  The other folders contain everything a Game Master needs to efficiently prepare Ancient Undead Spider Wizard for online play.

Main Dungeon Folder

When you open the Main Dungeon folder, you will find each encounter in a separate folder.  In each folder is a txt file describing the encounter, digital art handouts for the encounter, and the background music for the encounter in mp3.

Music Folder

The Music folder contains the digital EP audio tracks in mp3.

Random Encounters Folder

And inside the Random Encounters folder, you will find a folder filled with all of the music for the random encounters in individual mp3 files (previously released as mixtapes), as well as a folder full of txt files of Random Encounter descriptions.   

Ultimately, you will find 13 mp3s (4 tracks on the EP, 12 tracks for the Random Encounters, and a bonus digital track), 18 txt files of descriptions, 10 art handouts, and the Ancient Undead Spider Wizard pdf. 

I will be working on finalizing the Deluxe Digital EP over the weekend and am looking forward to getting this to you very, very soon. 

Until next time, best health and happy gaming!


Vinyl Color Announcement! Progress Update! MIX TAPES!!!!
over 1 year ago – Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 09:48:19 PM

Hello all!

Hope you're safe and healthy out there.

Progress Update

Just wanted to post a quick update to let you know that I continue to receive amazing art assets from acid_lich and I'm super pumped to put together these tarot card handouts.  Also, I've got all of the writing into layout and am really pleased with the way this record sleeve is going to look.  I just sent the final raw text over to the editor and am looking forward to my first round of editorial feedback!

We are on track to release on schedule!

Mix Tapes!

I just released the third and final Random Encounters Mixtape over on  You can download it for free!

Remember that all of the mp3s for the EP and the Random Encounters will be included in your deluxe digital asset pack when the record launches on itch!

Vinyl Color Announcement

Drum roll....

The 7 inch, high pigment vinyl version of Ancient Undead Spider Wizard will be....


Thanks for voting in the poll! Pumped to see this record take its final form!

Until next time, best health and happy gaming!


November Update: Mix Tape 2 - Tarot Handout Preview
over 1 year ago – Sat, Nov 28, 2020 at 03:34:49 PM

Hello all!

It's been 3 weeks since the conclusion of our Kickstarter campaign and I just wanted to jump on the project page to let you know that progress is being made on Ancient Undead Spider Wizard!

The outline and initial draft of the dungeon are complete.  I am beginning the process of merging the raw words into the dust jacket layout.  It is my goal to have the game to the editor in the first week of December, which means we are on track to hit our fulfillment goals!

I just released volume 2 of the Random Encounter Mix Tapes over on itch. Each of the game's random encounters has its own background music. The mp3s will be made available as part of the deluxe digital asset pack. But why wait? You can download volumes 1 and 2 of the Random Encounter Mix Tapes on itch today.  Volume 2 can be found here for free!

Speaking of the deluxe digital asset pack...

Check out this super sneak peek of a work in progress image for one of the tarot card handouts! acid_lich is an incredible talent and she is knocking it out of the park with these new illustrations.

"The Cat" WIP from acid_lich

Thanks again for all of your support.  Next update will reveal the color of the record!

Best health and happy gaming!