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July 8, 2014

Now Kickstarting: Love 2 Hate, A Party Game for Inappropriate People

We have launched our next Kickstarter project, Love 2 Hate: A Party Game for Inappropriate People!

 

July 7, 2014

Ronin Round Table: Bringing Your Setting To Life--The Importance of Narrator Characters

By Joseph Carriker

In a game like A Song of Ice & Fire Roleplaying, the importance of narrator characters cannot be overstated. Looking at George R.R. Martin's series, one of the things that truly sets it apart from so many other fantasy offerings out there is the richness and breadth of its cast of characters. It isn't dire prophecies or terrifying monsters or ancient evils or magic weapons that drive the action of A Song of Ice & Fire—it is the people (although, it is notable, that some of those peoples' motivations are based around prophecies, monsters, evils or magic in some way).

With this in mind, let's take a look on how to put together a cast of narrator characters who can provide your chronicle with all the allies, villains, sidekicks, rivals, foils, and love interests you could ever want.

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July 3, 2014

Dragon Age Set 3 Preview

Dragon Age Set 3Hello everyone! We're delighted to bring you a brief preview of the Player's Guide for our upcoming release, Dragon Age Set 3. This boxed set will round out the core rules for the Dragon Age RPG with new specializations, adversaries, spells, and character options that cover levels 11–20. What's more, this set includes more information about the world of Thedas and its history. This preview is the Introduction to the Player's Guide, which should give you a good idea of what's inside!

Set 3 Player's Handbook PDF Preview

July 2, 2014

Atlas of Earth-Prime: Central America

Atlas of Earth-Prime: Central America (PDF)Geographically close, culturally diverse, the nations of Central America have served as a bridge between the great continents of North and South America, and that status has cost their people in decades of internecine conflicts, foreign intervention, and injustice. On Earth-Prime, they feel the influence of Aztec sorcerers, ancient Mayan artifacts, super-powered mercenaries, and the sinister tendrils of SHADOW.

Atlas of Earth-Prime: Central America (PDF)

In other Atlas of Earth-Prime news, we have updated the PDF for Atlas of Earth-Prime: Mexico. If you purchased that product through our Green Ronin Online Store, you can log in and click the appropriate link at the bottom of your Account page to download the updated download package now.

June 30, 2014

Ronin Round Table: I Can Haz Moar Icons?

Icons: The Assembled EditionBy the time you read this Ronin Round Table, the "Assembled Edition" of Icons should be available for pre-order on the Green Ronin online store [Editor's Note: It is!], after a long process of design, playtesting, art direction, layout, and production. I'm sure one of the very next questions, before the book even hits the printing press and gets into the eager hands of Icons players is: "So, what's next...?"

Honestly, there isn't an extensive road-map. I have plenty of ideas, but Ad Infinitum Adventures (the publishers of Icons) is just ... well, me, along with stalwart freelancers like artist Dan Houser. Green Ronin Publishing is handling the printing and distribution of the Assembled Edition, but any further projects are just Ad Infinitum, unless we come to another agreement. Considering that running Ad Infinitum is just one of my three or four jobs (depending on how you slice it any given week), there isn't exactly going to be a massive release schedule.

That said, there are some plans, and Icons benefits from a robust and free open license, which allows some great third-party publishers to step up and offer some products to fill the gaps.

On the Ad Infinitum side, the immediate priority now that the Assembled Edition is done is getting back to wrapping up Dan Houser's "Rise of the Phalanx" series with The Metaskulk Invasion. Primary text is written, and art (also by Dan) is finished, and it just needs to be developed and laid out. After that, chances are good you'll see a compilation of all of the Phalanx adventures into a complete "mega-adventure" for Icons as well.

On my to-do list is a minor update of the Great Power sourcebook, mainly making sure references in that book now refer to the Assembled Edition and that the two books are as compatible as possible, since they now form the "core" of Icons as a game system: with the main rules in Assembled and expanded power information in Great Power. The update will likely be available for free to anyone who has the PDF via DriveThruRPG/RPGNow.

I'd also like to see an update of the Icons Character Folio software, bringing it fully in-line with Great Power and the Assembled Edition, but that is entirely dependent on programmer Daniel Gallant, so we'll have to see what his schedule permits. If there's news on that front, I'll be sure to share it.

On the third-party side, Fainting Goat Games is already hard at work on a sourcebook with the working title of The Supervillain's Handbook for Icons. You may be familiar with their Star City setting or Improbable Tales series of Icons adventures. Artist Dan Houser has more Hero Pack content in the works as well.

The big follow-up question is: What do you want to see next for Icons...? Updates of "classic" villains and adventures? Adventure compilations? Source material? Optional rules? Small, regular product releases or larger, less frequent, books? Electronic, print-on-demand, or both? If you have an Icons "wish list," drop me a line at stevekenson [at] gmail [dot] com and let me know about it!

[Editor's Note #2: If you pre-order Icons: The Assembled Edition in our Green Ronin Online Store, just forward your email receipt to Steve (you read that previous paragraph, right?) and he will send you a coupon code with which you can get the PDF version for just $5!]

June 25, 2014

Icons Assembled PDF Preview: Icons Assemble!

This week's preview of the forthcoming Icons: The Assembled Edition looks at the good guys, with the nine ready-made "iconic" sample heroes found in the game. You can still sign up to the email list to be notified as soon as the book becomes available for pre-order. Discussion of the Assembled Edition is ongoing over on RPG.net.

In the meanwhile...

Icons Assemble!

June 18, 2014

Icons Assembled PDF Preview: Ambushed by Evil!

Continuing last week's preview of the new Assembled Edition of Icons, we have another example of play, this one a bit more complex. You can still sign up to be notified as soon as the new book becomes available for pre-order.

In the meanwhile, look over the system in action alongside Dan Houser's art as All-American Girl and the Hangman are...

Ambushed by Evil!

June 11, 2014

Icons Assembled Edition PDF Preview: Grudge Match!

Production on Icons: The Assembled Edition has been humming along, thanks to the tireless talents of Dan Houser and Daniel Solis, and primary art and layout are complete, so you should see release of the electronic version and pre-orders for the print edition before the month is out. You can still sign up to be notified as soon as the book becomes available for pre-order.

In the meanwhile, there are some previews of the Assembled Edition to check out. Let's get started with one of the examples of play: Miss Tikal and the Mighty Saguaro in...

Grudge Match!

June 10, 2014

Terminus Probot Revealed!

The cover to Gadget Guides features the superheroes of both Freedom City and Emerald City teaming up against a giant Probot from the Terminus! Now you can download a PDF and Hero Lab portfolio for this menace from another world! And best of all, it's free!

Pre-order Gadget Guides here (and we'll offer you the PDF for just $5 during checkout), or get just the PDF for $16 now!

June 2, 2014

Ronin Round Table: Atlas of Earth-Prime--Diversifying the Roster

With various Dragon Age products in various stages of production but without a lot of news to give folks right now, I'm going to take today's Ronin Round Table to talk a bit about something else I do a lot: making superheroes and supervillains. Particularly, I want to talk about making superheroes and supervillains from countries that aren't the US (and to a lesser extent Canada, the UK, and other major Western English-speaking nations).

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