July 2007 Archives


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July 22, 2007

Celebrating 7 Years of Freeport

Pirate's Guide to FreeportThe Pirate's Guide to Freeport will be debuting at long last at Gen Con next month in Indianapolis. While we had originally hoped to get the book out sooner, it is only fitting that it come out on Freeport's anniversary. It was 7 years ago that Death in Freeport debuted at Gen Con 2000 and the City of Adventure was unleashed on the world. We hope you'll join us in Indianapolis to celebrate 7 years of Freeport and the beginning of the city's new era.

But wait, there's more good news! This week the True20 Freeport Companion and Bleeding Edge Special: Dark Wings Over Freeport are going to print. As long as there are no hiccups at the printer, both of those books should also debut at Gen Con. The True20 Freeport Companion, the first of our rules companions for the Pirate's Guide, gives you all the mechanics support you need to run a Freeport campaign with the True20 rules. It includes stats for the major characters, new heroic roles, rules for corruption, madness, and ritual magic, an introductory adventure, and much more. Dark Wings Over Freeport is a d20 System adventure for mid-level characters that delves into the background of the city's most notorious underworld figure, the crime lord Finn. It also includes an appendix with True20 stats, so both d20 and True20 fans can enjoy it.

If you cannot make Gen Con this year, never fear. All three Freeport books will be showing up in stores within a few weeks of the convention. This makes August Freeport's biggest month ever and that's as it should be. It's been a great 7 years and it's about to get ever better.

July 18, 2007

True20 Narrator's Kit Photo Preview

True20 Narrator's Kit Photo PreviewWe had the printer send us a preview copy of the True20 Narrator's Kit, and it looks so cool we just had to share. This product includes a hardback Narrator's screen along with a cross-genre (fantasy/sci-fi) introductory True20 adventure called "The Last Voyage of the Stellar Galleon." We've posted a photo preview. Please check it out to see just how sturdy this Narrator's screen really is.

True20 Narrator's Kit Photo Preview

July 16, 2007

ENnies Voting Now Open, Plus, ENnies Nomination Sale!

Vote Now in the ENnie AwardsVoting is now open in the ENnie Awards. Vote now, vote often! Er, once. Vote once.

To celebrate our many nominations, we've put our ENnie Award nominee products (and one Honorably Mentioned product) up for sale in our Green Ronin Online Store. While the ENnies Nomination Sale is on, you'll be able to get the following products at 25% off:

  • Ultimate Power (print and PDF)
  • Time of Vengeance (print and PDF)
  • Deck of Many Things
  • Children of the Horned Rat
  • WFRP Companion
  • Lure of the Liche Lord
  • Tome of Corruption

As always, we're really proud to be nominated and to receive some honorable mentions, and congratulations and good luck to all our colleagues and friends.

Shop the ENnies Nomination Sale

July 9, 2007

Green Ronin Receives 14 ENnie Nominations!

The nominees for the GenCon EN World RPG Awards (the "ENnies") have been announced for 2007. Between Green Ronin's own products and those we designed and developed for Black Industries' Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay RPG, we have received 14 nominations and 3 Honorable Mentions. The nominations are:

Best Cover Art: Ultimate Power (HM)
Best Interior Art: Ultimate Power, Children of the Horned Rat
Best Production Values: Ultimate Power
Best Writing: Children of the Horned Rat
Best Rules: Ultimate Power, WFRP Companion (HM)
Best Supplement: Ultimate Power, WFRP Companion, Tome of Corruption (HM)
Best Adventure: Time of Vengeance, Lure of the Liche Lord
Best Aid/Accessory: Deck of Many Things
Best d20/OGL Product: Ultimate Power
Product of the Year: Ultimate Power, Children of the Horned Rat
Fans' Choice for Best Publisher

We were also delighted that our friends at Firefly Games received nominations for Best Cover Art, Best Rules, and Best Game for Faery's Tale. This is great news, as Green Ronin will be publishing Faery's Tale Deluxe later this summer!

We would like to thank all the authors, developers, editors, illustrators, art directors, and graphic designers who worked so hard to make these great products. Voting on the awards begins next week and this is open to the public. The awards will be handed out at GenCon next month in Indianapolis. Thanks to the judges and congrats to all the nominees!

July 6, 2007

Origins International Game Expo 2007

We are currently at Origins in Columbus, Ohio. Stop by and see us at Booth 1002, to meet the Green Ronin staff, check out our new products, and play a game of Walk the Plank. Arrr!

Origins International Game Expo 2007

July 5, 2007

Hero High PDF Available Now

The Hero High PDF is now available in our Green Ronin Online Store.

Hero HighHero High (PDF)
A Mutants & Masterminds Sourcebook
Author: Lucien Soulban
Format: 128 pages, full color, PDF

Fast Times at Hero High

The Crime League is on a rampage downtown, but the prom is tonight and, worse yet, you've got a make-up test tomorrow! But then nobody said life was easy at Hero High!

Teenaged superheroes don't have it easy... just ask them. After all, being a normal teenager is hard enough: school, work, parents, friends, dating, and more without complicating matters by adding super-powers and a secret identity to the mix!

Hero High is a look at the genre of teen heroes (and villains!) for the Mutants & Masterminds Superhero RPG. In it, you'll find all you need to run a teen heroes series of your own, with all the trials and tribulations it entails. There's everything from an overview of the genre to breakdowns of its components and how to use them all in your adventures.

There are even insights from the experts: Hero High includes interviews with some of the creators who know the teen hero genre, from Allen Heinberg (Young Avengers) to Brian K. Vaughan (Runaways) and Stan "The Man" Lee himself! Find out what drew them to teen hero stories and which are their favorites.

Hero High also includes expanded material for the Claremont Academy in the Freedom City campaign setting: visit the private school where a whole new generation of heroes trains. Meet the mysterious new students, the AlterniTeens, and the other members of the Academy's student body. Do you have what it takes to go to the head of the class? Find out in Hero High!

Hero High (PDF)

July 2, 2007

Highmoon Media Presents Targum Magazine #3

Highmoon Media has released Targum Magazine #3 in support of our Testament Mythic Vistas campaign setting.

Targum Magazine #3Highmoon Media Productions, in association with Green Ronin Publishing, presents Targum Magazine - Issue 03.

Welcome to the third issue of Targum Magazine, the magazine in support of Eternal Rome: Roleplaying in the Age of Gods and Emperors, Trojan War: Roleplaying in the Age of Homeric Adventure, Testament: Roleplaying in the Biblical Era and all Ancient World campaign settings. In this issue you will find the following articles:

  • Ostraca: Lost Tribes by Spike Y Jones - Spike explores the Lost Tribes of Israel in great detail (14,000 words worth of detail, to be precise).
  • Bless Me, For I Have Sinned by Allon Mureinik - Exploring sin and redemption as themes in your games.
  • The Passover by Scott G. Carter - Using this pivotal holiday in your Testament games.
  • Era Spotlight: The Battle of Thermopylae by Eric Hansen - A mini-gazetteer for roleplaying alongside King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans; usable with Trojan War and with standard d20 rules.
  • Free Paper Minis from Arion Games.

Come adventure in the lands of the ancient world today!

And remember there is a 4-issue subscription available as well.