July 2006 Archives

 

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July 31, 2006

MutantsAndMasterminds.com: Free Golden Age Adventure

Golden AgeCharge of the Freedom Brigade, a free Mutants & Masterminds adventure by Christopher McGlothlin, is designed for six to eight Golden Age heroes in the power level 8 to 10 range. Although the Golden Age and Freedom City sourcebooks are recommended for running this adventure and capturing the feel of the era, they are not required. The adventure contains everything you need to run it using just the Mutants & Masterminds rulebook.


Golden Age Web Enhancement: Charge of the Freedom Brigade

July 30, 2006

True20 Wins Ogre's Choice Award

True20 Adventure Roleplaying: Best Roleplaying GameTrue20 Adventure Roleplaying has won the Ogre's Choice Award for Best Roleplaying Game. You can read all about the awards and even listen to more detailed discussion about them in the OgreCave Audio Report, all on OgreCave.com.

Ogre's Choice Awards

July 28, 2006

Mansion of Shadows Web Enhancement: BCCS


Mansion of ShadowsThis web enhancement adapts the creatures and characters found in Mansion of Shadows for The Black Company Campaign Setting (BCCS). Nearly all of the adventure can be run as is, with little to no alteration, but the stat-blocks presented in this enhancement enable you to take advantage of the specific setting features described in BCCS.

Mansion of Shadows Web Enhancement: BCCS

July 25, 2006

MutantsAndMasterminds.com: Golden Age PDF Preview

Golden AgeThe third Golden Age PDF preview, from Chapter 5: The Golden Age of Freedom is now live in Gimmick's Gadgets on MutantsAndMasterminds.com. (Golden Age is now available in PDF format in our Green Ronin Online Store.)

Golden Age PDF Preview #3

MutantsAndMasterminds.com: Free M&M Adventure

Hate is a Four-Letter Word is a free Mutants & Masterminds adventure by D.T. Buchino, available now in Gimmick's Gadgets on MutantsAndMasterminds.com. What starts as a peaceful day in Freedom City slowly turns into a lesson in tolerance, as the heroes must defend the city from a hate-monger and his followers. Can the heroes stop him? Or will freedom become a word no longer associated with Freedom City?


Hate is a Four-Letter Word

True20.com: True20 Worlds of Adventure PDF Preview

True20 Worlds of AdventurePeek into the closet and under the bed in this preview of the True20 Worlds of Adventure setting The Razor in the Apple. Just don't say we didn't warn you about the monsters...

True20 Worlds of Adventure PDF Preview

ENnie-nominated Titles Added to Freelancer Fundraiser

Voting is now open in the ENnie Awards and Green Ronin has many nominated books. If you are not familiar with these quality products, have we got a deal for you! We are adding the PDFs of the following books to our list of sale items in the Freelancer Fundraiser. For a limited time you can buy the Mutants & Masterminds Second Edition core rulebook PDF and the Freedom City Second Edition PDF for $15 each, the Masterminds Manual PDF for $12.50, and the Lockdown PDF for $10. If you enjoy all this Mutants & Masterminds goodness, don't forget that you can pre-order an exclusive M&M supplement as part of our Freelancer Fundraiser and that this is the only way you'll be able to get this book. Also, ENnies voting ends soon, so be sure to make your vote count!


Shop the Freelancer Fundraiser Sale

July 23, 2006

True20 Worlds of Adventure PDF

True20 Worlds of AdventureThe PDF version of True20 Worlds of Adventure is now available in our Green Ronin Online Store.

Fight against the horrifying forces of the unknown in Agents of Oblivion, struggle to save a fantasy world drowning in the Age of Blood in Blood Throne, earn glory and honor for your clan in the Asian fantasy of Land of the Crane, explore the depths of dreams—and nightmares—in Nevermore, and save your neighborhood from the wolfman, the monster under the bed, and the creature in the closet as a kid in The Razor in the Apple.

Fantastic worlds of adventure await you!

True20 Worlds of Adventure (PDF) (Green Ronin Online Store)

July 22, 2006

Deck of Many Things

We have posted a product page in our catalog for our upcoming d20 System accessory, the Deck of Many Things (as scooped elsewhere on the Internet). We'll be posting a cover image and other previews soon. For now, you can visit the catalog page to read about the deck.

The most famous artifact of them all comes to life with Green Ronin's Deck of Many Things...

Deck of Many Things

July 20, 2006

Street-Level Archetypes

Street-Level ArchetypesThe latest Mutants & Masterminds creation by Ronin Arts is now available for purchase and download from our Green Ronin Online Store. Street-Level Archetypes is just the thing for quick-starting a PL 6 campaign, or adding a dose of pre-generated lower-level NPCs to a higher-level campaign.

The archetypes inside are:

* Burnt-Out Hero—on the path to redemption.
* Pacifist Monk—an island of tranquility in a sea of violence.
* Physical Specimen—the only real hero.
* Private Detective—on the case.
* Psychic Investigator—possessing a great but unpredictable gift.
* Street Fighter—the baddest dude on the block.
* Swashbuckler—driving the blade of justice into the hearts of criminals.
* Tinker—fixing it even if it doesn't need it.
* Vigilante—driven by vengeance.
* Wandering Mystic—adventuresome magic user.


Street-Level Archetypes

July 19, 2006

Green Ronin Nominated for Several ENnie Awards

We are quite pleased to have been nominated for several ENnie Awards. Voting is now open.

And the nominations are...

Fans' Choice: Best Publisher (Green Ronin)

Best Cover Art: Mastermind's Manual

Best Interior Art: Mastermind's Manual

Best Rules: Mutants & Masterminds Second Edition

Best Adventure: DCC #20: Shadows in Freeport (written by our own Robert Schwalb, for Goodman Games)


Best Supplement: Realms of Sorcery (Black Industries, designed by Green Ronin)

Best Campaign/Campaign Supplement: Freedom City Second Edition

Best Adversary/Monster Product: Lockdown

Best Game: Mutants & Masterminds Second Edition

Best D20/OGL Product: Mutants & Masterminds Second Edition

Best Product: Mastermind's Manual

Best Product: Mutants & Masterminds Second Edition

Our Honorable Mentions:

Best Cover Art: World of Aldea

Best Cartography: Knights of the Grail (Black Industries, designed by Green Ronin)

Best Rules: Mastermind's Manual

Best Supplement: Thieves' World Player's Manual

Best D20/OGL Product: Thieves World Player's Manual

Congrats also to our pals at The Game Mechanics:

Honorable Mention: Temple Quarter: Ceremonies and Rituals

Vote Now!

July 17, 2006

True20.com: True20 Worlds of Adventure PDF Preview

True20 Worlds of AdventureWe have posted a PDF preview of the upcoming True20 Worlds of Adventure setting sourcebook. This preview dips into the world of Nevermore, where strange dreams are as real as life. (True20 Worlds of Adventure is now at print, with the PDF soon to hit the virtual streets.)

True20 Worlds of Adventure PDF Preview

MutantsAndMasterminds.com: Golden Age PDF Preview

Golden AgeThe second Golden Age PDF preview is now live in Gimmick's Gadgets on MutantsAndMasterminds.com. This preview provides a glimpse into Chapter 4: Gamemastering the Golden Age.

Golden Age PDF Preview #2

July 13, 2006

Freelancer Fundraiser Clarification

All revenue from our Green Ronin Online Store from yesterday through Gen Con is going toward paying down our debts to freelancers. You can donate, purchase sale items, or preorder the two limited edition books, but all proceeds from anything purchased through our online store in this time frame will go into the freelancer fund.

July 12, 2006

Freelancer Fundraiser

As you may or may not know, last year Green Ronin had a large sum of money stolen by its former sales and fulfillment house, Osseum Entertainment. The short version of the story is that our trusted business partners of over three years embezzled months' worth of revenue from sales they made on our titles. After launching big, expensive-to-produce products like the Advanced Bestiary, The Black Company Campaign Setting, and the Egyptian Adventures: Hamunaptra boxed set, Green Ronin received no money from the sales of these and other products. Obviously, this came as a financial blow to the company.

The last 18 months have been a trying time but we have survived. The company has stabilized and we've been able to resume a relatively normal publishing schedule. This is all to the good. By a slow and steady process, we have been able to pay off many creditors and reduce the amounts owed to others. We have made substantial progress but we would like to do more.

In particular, we want to do everything we can to speed up payment of debts owed to our freelancers. When Osseum stole the revenue from our book sales they not only harmed Green Ronin, they stole money from our freelancers. These are the hard working and talented folks who write, illustrate, and edit many of the Green Ronin products you enjoy. As a whole they have been incredibly patient and understanding and it's hard to express how much we appreciate that.

While we can (and will) continue to pay down the financial debts we owe our freelancers, their enduring goodwill is a debt of another kind. We'd like to do something more to repay that debt and to show our appreciation for the way they've stood by us in the face of last year's crisis.

Therefore, we're running a Freelancer Fundraiser from now until GenCon and we're offering you several ways that you can help us pay back the hard-working people who have contributed so much to our success and your enjoyment. If you'd like to contribute to our Freelancer Fundraiser, please consider one or more of the following options:

1) Bleeding Edge Adventure Pre-Order: For $20 plus shipping you can pre-order a limited edition Bleeding Edge adventure we'll publish in 2007. This will be the only way to purchase this exclusive adventure. We'll be polling our message boards to find out what sort of adventure people want the most and what character levels would be the most popular. Format: 32-page book, black and white interior, saddle stitched.

2) Mutants & Masterminds Sourcebook Pre-Order: For $40 plus shipping you can pre-order a limited edition Mutants & Masterminds sourcebook we'll publish in 2007. This will be the only way to purchase this exclusive sourcebook. We'll be polling on the Atomic Think Tank forums to find out what kind of sourcebook people want the most. Format: 96-page book, black and white interior, perfect bound.

3) Online Sale: We'll be featuring a variety of sale products, both print and PDF, in our online store over the next month. The sale starts with the following products: Book of the Righteous ($20), Medieval Player's Manual ($10), Unholy Warrior's Handbook ($10), Time of Crisis $8, Hell in Freeport ($8), Death in Freeport Revised PDF ($4), Terror in Freeport Revised PDF ($4), and Madness in Freeport Revised PDF ($4), and Skull & Bones PDF ($10). More titles will be featured in the weeks to come.

4) Donate: When you visit our Green Ronin Online Store, you'll notice a "donation" button. If you wish to donate a few extra dollars to our Freelancer Fundraiser on top of paying for your purchases, you can choose from several amounts here.

5) Buy GR at Your FLGS: Buy a GR product or two at your Friendly Local Game Store or pre-order one of our upcoming titles from them. (Coming out within the next week are True Sorcery, True20 Bestiary, and Mansion of Shadows.) This is a more "trickle down" way to help, but it is important, as game retailers are key partners to our business.

6) Buy GR at GenCon: Green Ronin will be in full force at GenCon in Indianapolis, IN, August 10th through 13th. Come by our booth and pick up one of our many fine products to show your support.

Thank you all for your continued support. We wouldn't be here without you.

Sincerely,
Chris Pramas
President
Green Ronin Publishing

July 11, 2006

Print Products for Preorder

We have opened up preordering for the print versions of Mansion of Shadows, True20 Bestiary, and True Sorcery in our Green Ronin Online Store. Preorders for these books will ship to arrive as close as possible to the slated release date of July 14. Get yours today!

Mansion of Shadows

True20 Bestiary

True Sorcery

True Sorcery PDF Preview

True20 BestiaryThis PDF Preview of True Sorcery is from Chapter Three: Spells & Effects. It details effects possible with the spells Obscure, Pattern, and Planewalker.

True Sorcery PDF Preview

True20 Bestiary PDF Preview

True20 BestiaryWe have posted a second PDF Preview of True20 Bestiary, featuring three creature types: Swarm, Tendriculos, and Termite (Giant).

True20 Bestiary PDF Preview

Mansion of Shadows Web Enhancement #1: True20 Adaptation

Mansion of ShadowsWith Mansion of Shadows we returned to publishing adventures for the d20 System. There's no reason to stop there, however--today's Web Enhancement for Mansion of Shadows covers how to adapt the adventure for our True20 Adventure Roleplaying rules. Look for more conversion/adaptation documents for Mansion of Shadows soon. (Mansion of Shadows is now available in PDF format on RPGNow.com and in our Green Ronin Online Store.)


Mansion of Shadows Web Enhancement #1

MutantsAndMasterminds.com: Golden Age PDF Preview

Golden AgeWe have posted the first PDF Preview of Golden Age to the Gimmick's Gadgets section of MutantsAndMasterminds.com. The Masked Adventurer was once a bored millionaire before he grew tired of high-society life and decided to put his wealth and talents to use fighting crime. This PDF Preview of Golden Age includes the complete Masked Adventurer archetype, straight from the book. (Golden Age is now available in PDF format in our Green Ronin Online Store.)


Golden Age PDF Preview #1

July 10, 2006

Golden Age PDF Available Now

Golden AgeThe PDF version of Golden Age is now for sale in our Green Ronin Online Store, priced at $13.50. With Golden Age you can take your Mutants & Masterminds games back to the bygone era of the 1930s and '40s: play the world's very first heroes, defenders of freedom and democracy in a world on fire, engulfed in war. Golden Age presents a complete history of the Golden Age of comic books, and then shows you how to re-create those exciting tales with the World's Greatest Superhero RPG.

We'll be posting some Golden Age PDF previews on MutantsAndMasterminds.com this week.


Golden Age PDF in the Green Ronin Online Store

July 8, 2006

GR Featured in Silven Trumpeter

The latest issue of Silven Trumpeter has just been released on RPGNow. It features a 3-page preview of True Sorcery and an interview with Green Ronin's own Steve Kenson. You can check it out here.

Silven Trumpeter on RPGNow