August 2007 Archives

 

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August 29, 2007

Now Available: Hero High Yearbook (PDF)

Hero High YearbookRonin Arts' latest creation for Mutants & Masterminds, the Hero High Yearbook, is now available for purchase and download from our Green Ronin Online Store.

Inside the Hero High Yearbook GMs will find a total of ten new students for their Hero High game. Each student is built at PL8/120 pp, making them ready-to-play characters for players in Hero High, teen hero archetypes, or potential fellow NPC students under the GM's control.

Hero High Yearbook

Hero High, the Mutants & Masterminds sourcebook of teen supers action, is now available in PDF format, and the print version arrived at distributors earlier this week, so it should appear on store shelves by Friday, August 31.

Hero High (PDF)

August 25, 2007

Now Available: Bleeding Edge Adventure #6, Escape from Ceranir (PDF)

Escape from CeranirNow available in our Green Ronin Online Store: the PDF version of Bleeding Edge Adventures #6, Escape from Ceranir.

For centuries, the academy and fortress of Ceranir has kept the lands safe, but when no help emerged in the face of a terrible undead attack on the village of Erburg, the locals have become frightened and disturbed by the apparent silence from their protectors. Those messengers who have returned bring stories of an eerie silence, and no means to enter. It falls to a band of local heroes to solve the mystery of Ceranir and find out just what exactly happened to this famous stronghold.

Escape from Ceranir is the sixth installment of the Bleeding Edge Adventures, bringing thrilling combat, engaging NPCs, and dynamic environments straight to your d20 games. While this adventure may seem like any other dungeon crawl, it has a twist, for those who enter have the hardest time getting out.

Escape from Ceranir (PDF)

Faery's Tale Deluxe PDF Preview and Character Sheet

Faery's Tale DeluxeWe've posted a 12-page PDF preview of Faery's Tale Deluxe, as well as a PDF character sheet, to the Faery's Tale Deluxe catalog page.

Faery's Tale Deluxe is now available in PDF format in our Green Ronin Online Store.

Faery's Tale Deluxe PDF Preview and Character Sheet

August 23, 2007

Green Ronin Publishing Podcast, Episode 2: Live From Gen Con

Green Ronin Publishing PodcastIn this episode your host Chris Pramas takes advantage of Gen Con to bring on some special guests. First up is Russ Morrissey of EN World and EN Publishing. He and Chris talk about Gen Con, the ENnies, the EN World community, and the announcement of 4th edition D&D. Then Chris hosts a roundtable discussion with Nicole Lindroos, Christopher McGlothlin, and Steve Kenson. Many Mutants & Masterminds books are discussed, including Paragons, Golden Age, Worlds of Freedom, Iron Age, Hero High, and Freedom's Most Wanted.

The show is 50 minutes, 28 seconds long, and is a 47.3 MB download.

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Faery's Tale Deluxe: Printable Color Figures

Arion Games, under license from Firefly Games, has released a complete set of printable color figures for Faery's Tale Deluxe. These 49 figures, which sell for $5 as a PDF download, include pixies, brownies, sprites, pookas, people, fantastic creatures, and woodland animals from the game. You can buy the set on RPG Now, YourGamesNow, e23, and Fantasy Downloads from the Arion Games catalog—or enjoy a sneak peek!

Check out the licensed Faery's Tale Deluxe figures!

Here's the full press release:

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August 22, 2007

Hobby Games: The 100 Best: The Complete List of Games

Hobby Games: The 100 Best: The Complete List of GamesWe have posted the Table of Contents from our upcoming Hobby Games: The 100 Best. If you've been wondering which authors wrote about which games, this is the official list.

Hobby Games 100: The Complete List of Games

August 18, 2007

ENnie Awards Report

Last night we attended the ENnie Awards ceremony here at Gen Con Indy. We are proud to have received so many awards, both for products we published and for those we produced for Black Industries. Green Ronin's awards are:

Best Interior Art:
Ultimate Power (Gold ENnie)

Best Production Values:
Ultimate Power (Silver ENnie)

Best Writing:
Children of the Horned Rat (Silver)

Best Rules:
Ultimate Power (Gold)

Best Adventure:
Time of Vengeance (Silver)
Lure of the Liche Lord (Gold)

Best Supplement:
Ultimate Power (Silver)
WFRP Companion (Gold)

Best Aid or Accessory:
Deck of Many Things (Gold)

Best d20/OGL Product:
Ultimate Power (Gold)

Product of the Year:
Children of the Horned Rat (Silver)

Fan's Choice, Best Publisher:
Silver: Green Ronin Publishing

We are truly honored to receive these awards. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!

August 16, 2007

Green Ronin To Publish Wild Cards RPG Line

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GREEN RONIN TO PUBLISH WILD CARDS RPG LINE

Industry Leader to do RPG Adaptation of Classic Shared World Anthologies

August 16, 2007--SEATTLE, WA: Green Ronin Publishing has reached an agreement with New York Times bestselling author George R.R. Martin to license the Wild Cards series of shared world anthologies. Green Ronin will publish a line of Wild Cards roleplaying game books next year for its Mutants & Masterminds RPG. The first of these books, the Wild Cards Campaign Setting by series author John Jos. Miller, will debut next August at Gen Con 2008.

The Wild Cards series began in 1987, developing out of an ongoing superhero roleplaying campaign run by Martin and eventually spanning 17 volumes. Contributing authors include Roger Zelazny, Lewis Shiner, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Walter Jon Williams, John Jos. Miller, and Martin himself. Tor will be bringing the series back this January with Inside Straight, the first in a new generation of Wild Cards novels.

"The world of Wild Cards is a perfect match for our Mutants & Masterminds game," said Green Ronin President Chris Pramas. "With Inside Straight starting a new chapter in the Wild Cards saga, it seemed the perfect time to bring the property back to its roots in roleplaying games."

"This feels like coming home again!" said George R.R. Martin. "Long-time fans of the Wild Cards books will remember that the series grew out of a role-playing game, way back when, so it's nice to returning to that world, after far too long an absence. I hope that our fans will have as much fun gaming with the Wild Cards characters as we have had writing about them these past twenty years. And we couldn't hope for a better partner. Green Ronin does beautiful books, and their Mutants & Masterminds system should be a great fit for Wild Cards. With John Jos. Miller -- creator of Carnifex, Yeoman, Wraith, Father Squid, and many more -- writing the new campaign setting book, it's sure to be complete, accurate, and faithful to the mosaics, a must-have for every fan of the series, even those who do not game."

Green Ronin has already done successful RPG adaptations of literary properties like Thieves' World and the Black Company. Earlier this year the company announced that it had licensed Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books. "I said then that 2008 would be a great year for fans of George R.R. Martin's work and I meant it," added Pramas.

About Wild Cards
The alien virus arrived on Earth just after World War II -- and the world was never the same. For those who become infected, there are two results: death, or transformation. And depending on the recipient, death is sometimes the preferable outcome. Only one in a hundred become superhuman "aces" as a side effect of the virus; the rest are turned into horrible, grotesque "jokers." It's a strange and wonderful, terrible and terrifying world where anything can happen. A world that, in a twist of fate, could lie just outside your door. A world of Wild Cards.

About George R.R. Martin
George R.R. Martin sold his first story in 1971 and has been writing professionally ever since. He has written fantasy, horror, and science fiction, and for his sins spent ten years in Hollywood as a writer/producer, working on Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and television pilots that were never made. In the mid 90s he returned to prose, his first love, and began work on his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. He has been in the Seven Kingdoms ever since. Whenever he's allowed to leave, he returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lives with the lovely Parris and two cats named Augustus and Caligula who think they run the place.

About Green Ronin Publishing
Green Ronin Publishing is a Seattle-based company known for its dedication to quality books and games. Founded in 2000, Green Ronin has won more awards for excellence and innovation than any other game company in the new millennium, and took home the coveted ENnie Award for Best Publisher an unprecedented three years running. With great licenses like Thieves' World and the Black Company, groundbreaking games like Mutants & Masterminds and Blue Rose, and a roster of top flight designers and illustrators, Green Ronin Publishing is a leading light in the hobby game industry.

Green Ronin Media Contact
Nicole Lindroos
nicole [at] greenronin.com

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Now Available: Paragons Campaign Setting PDF

Paragons Campaign Setting PDFThe Paragons Campaign Setting for Mutants & Masterminds is now available in PDF format from our Green Ronin Online Store.

"More than just a setting, Paragons is multiple settings in one, giving you the resources you need to create a world of paranormal powers, and to tell the stories of the paragons: normal people, paranormal power."

Paragons PDF in our Green Ronin Online Store

August 14, 2007

Green Ronin Offices Closed For Gen Con Indy

We are all off to Indianapolis for Gen Con. Stop by to see us in Booth 2515, and check out our cavalcade of new releases at the show: Hobby Games: The 100 Best, Paragons Campaign Setting, A More Perfect Union, Hero High, Pirate's Guide to Freeport, True20 Freeport Companion, Bleeding Edge Special: Dark Wings Over Freeport, Bleeding Edge #5: Temple of the Death Goddess, Bleeding Edge #6: Escape from Ceranir, and Faery's Tale Deluxe. All these books debuting at Gen Con will be releasing in stores over the next six weeks.

We'll be running demos of our fun new card game, Walk the Plank, right in the booth as well.

We'll be announcing a new license on Thursday.

Green Ronin's offices will be closed through Monday, August 20th.

August 13, 2007

Now Available: Dark Wings Over Freeport PDF

Dark Wings Over Freeport PDFDark Wings Over Freeport is now available in PDF format from our Green Ronin Online Store.

A new day may have dawned in the City of Adventure, but old evils still haunt Freeport's streets. When beggars start disappearing, the crime lord Finn grows worried and coerces the heroes to look into this potential disaster to one of his more lucrative operations. As the adventurers soon find out, the perpetrator is no simple murderer or overzealous watchman. What begins as a simple stakeout and investigation reveals a horrible plot involving terrifying demons, fiend lords, and a burgeoning cult that threatens much more than the crime lord's profits. This Bleeding Edge special celebrates the release of the Pirate's Guide to Freeport. Dark Wings Over Freeport can be run as a stand-alone adventure or used to launch a brand new campaign set in the popular City of Adventure. Like other offerings from this series, Dark Wings over Freeport supplies thrilling environments, colorful NPCs, and deadly combats, promising to push your games to the Bleeding Edge of adventure.

Includes both d20 and True20 stats!

Dark Wings Over Freeport PDF

Now Available: True20 Freeport Companion PDF

True20 Freeport Companion (PDF)The True20 Freeport Companion is now available in PDF format in our Green Ronin Online Store.

The Pirate's Guide to Freeport created a new baseline for Freeport adventures but focused purely on the setting. The True20 Freeport Companion gives players and narrators everything they need to enjoy exciting campaigns in the City of Adventure with the True20 rules. The book includes new heroic roles and feats, True20 stats for all the major NPCs, and a new Freeport adventure. Set sail for a new world of adventure with the True20 Freeport Companion!

True20 Freeport Companion

August 7, 2007

Green Ronin Publishing Podcast: Episode 1

Green Ronin Publishing PodcastGreen Ronin Publishing and our president and show host Chris Pramas are proud to present Episode 1 of our new Green Ronin Publishing Podcast.

Follow along with Chris and special guests Steve Kenson and Robert "Dr. Evil" Schwalb as they discuss the many cool products that we'll be debuting at this year's Gen Con Indy and give special attention to the Pirate's Guide to Freeport and Paragons, our new campaign for Mutants & Masterminds.

The show clocks in at just over 30 minutes, and is a 27.7 MB download.

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August 6, 2007

Now Available: Faery's Tale Deluxe RPG PDF

Faery's Tale DeluxeFaery's Tale Deluxe is now available in PDF format in our Green Ronin Online Store.

Soar into adventure as a pixie, brownie, sprite, or pooka in Faery's Tale Deluxe, the storytelling game of imagination and wonder for ages 6 & up. A perfect introduction to adventure games for young and old, Faery's Tale Deluxe contains everything you need to create and play your own faery heroes, plus three ready-to-run adventures. The realm of Brightwood awaits!

Faery's Tale Deluxe PDF

August 3, 2007

Hobby Games: The 100 Best--Author List and Editor Interview

Hobby Games: The 100 BestWe have finally revealed the complete author list for our upcoming book Hobby Games: The 100 Best, edited by James Lowder. This book features hobby gaming industry notables such as Gary Gygax, Richard Garfield, R. A. Salvatore, and many many more writing about their favorite hobby games from the last 50 years. The full author list is now available on the Hobby Games 100 product page on GreenRonin.com. Additionally, we have posted an interview with editor James Lowder, in which he provides insights into the process of creating this volume and attempts to decide what he would have written about if he could have been an author. As for the products chosen by those who did write for the book, that list will remain closely guarded until the book's debut at Gen Con Indy 2007.

Hobby Games: The 100 Best

August 1, 2007

Now Available: A More Perfect Union (PDF)

Paragons: A More Perfect UnionWe have posted the PDF of A More Perfect Union to our Green Ronin Online Store. A More Perfect Union, written by Steve Kenson, is the premier adventure for our new Paragons campaign setting for Mutants & Masterminds.

"When a group of newly awakened paranormals is drawn to a sleepy rural town, everything seems perfect—a little too perfect. They discover strange events and a threat that could endanger the entire world! Can they resist Unity's seductive spell and do what must be done to safeguard humanity?"

A More Perfect Union (PDF)