June 2008 Archives


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June 30, 2008

Update: A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying

Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying Quick-Start RulesOrigins, our first big convention of the summer, is over and it's time to give you all an update on A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying. On June 21 Green Ronin participated in Free RPG Day and we gave away thousands of copies of a Quick-Start to introduce people to the new game. More were given away at Origins the following weekend. Today we are happy to announce that a PDF of the Ice and Fire Quick-Start is available for free on our website. Now those of you who weren't able to get a physical copy can check it out.

The game itself is finished and entered layout a couple of weeks back. However, we are revising the release date to October. We had really hoped to debut the game at GenCon, but things always get more complicated when licenses are involved. As fans of the series already know, George R.R. Martin has been hard at work on the next volume, A Dance with Dragons. Basically, there was no way we were going to get in the way of George finishing the book. That, of course, must be his priority. So, we're going to take a couple of extra months to polish the game and make it look truly spectacular. Then we'll launch it in grand style. We may release the PDF version of the game earlier, but the printed game will come out in October.

This does not mean that George R.R. Martin fans will leave GenCon empty-handed, however. We will be debuting the Wild Cards campaign setting for Mutants & Masterminds there. We'll also be giving away the remaining few hundred copies of the Ice and Fire Quick-Start there, so if you want a hard copy get to our booth early in the con.

We'll be continuing our series of design journals for A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying over the next few months, as well as preview the art and layout. Thanks for your patience. We know it will be worth the wait.

SIFRP Quick-Start Rules

A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying

June 28, 2008

Hobby Games: The 100 Best Wins Origins Award

Hobby Games: The 100 BestOur crew at Origins Game Fair reports in that Hobby Games: The 100 Best has won the Origins Award for Publication, Non-Fiction.

Thanks to everyone who voted and anyone who has enjoyed reading Hobby Games 100 even half as much as we did, and congratulations to all the winners and runners-up.

June 25, 2008

Freeport Blog: Using the Pirate's Guide with 4E

Today on the Freeport Blog, Chris Pramas discusses how to use the Pirate's Guide to Freeport with Dungeons & Dragons Fourth Edition.

Using the Pirate's Guide with 4E

June 23, 2008

SIFRP Design Journal: The Hand of Destiny

Today we present the fourth of Rob Schwalb's Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying design journals, wherein he reveals just what destiny has in store for your SIFRP character, or in actual fact, what one can achieve by either spending or burning Destiny Points in the game.

SIFRP: The Hand of Destiny

June 19, 2008

Free RPG Day

Free RPG DayThis Saturday is Free RPG Day, and we're taking part in a big way with the Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying Quickstart. This free book contains enough rules to get you started playing, pregenerated characters, and an adventure.

We think it's always a great idea to check in with your local stores to see what's new, and this Saturday you've got some extra incentive, since you can also go home with tons of cool free stuff from your favorite RPG publishers. Check it out!

June 16, 2008

Crooks!, Second Edition PDF

Crooks! Second EditionWe are pleased to announce the release of a little project we've been working on, namely Crooks!, Second Edition. This wildly popular villain sourcebook has been sold out for ages, but now it is finally updated for the second edition of Mutants & Masterminds, and is now available in PDF format for your purchase and download.

To celebrate Crooks!, Second Edition, and his own birthday, Steve Kenson has also posted an interview with Darren "Mancerbear" Bulmer, who did the second edition conversions of the nefarious n'er-do-wells in Crooks!

Crooks! 2e Design Journal

Crooks!, Second Edition PDF

SIFRP Design Journal: Nuts and Bolts

This morning we've posted a third design journal by Rob Schwalb, for A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying. Previously he has written about the game design process and the use of dice in the game. This installment details the abilities each character in the game uses to perform actions, from riding a horse to winning a throne.

SIFRP: Nuts and Bolts

June 12, 2008

Mutants & Masterminds Annual #2 PDF

Mutants & Masterminds Annual #2Previously only available in a limited print run to our Freelancer Fundraiser donors, the Mutants & Masterminds Annual #2 is now available in PDF format from our Green Ronin Online Store. It will not be reprinted, but if you weren't able to pick it up the first time around, you can now have it in electronic format.

Mutants & Masterminds Annual #2

June 11, 2008

Buccaneers of Freeport PDF Preview

Buccaneers of FreeportWe have posted a preview directly from the pages of Buccaneers of Freeport. "Among those pirates of whom legends are sung and drunken tavern-tales told, few are as infamous, or spoken of with such awe, as Scevola Hest, captain of the Black Contessa." Read all about this spiteful spirit of a sea captain, and get a taste of Buccaneers of Freeport.

Buccaneers of Freeport PDF Preview: Scevola Hest

June 10, 2008

SIFRP Design Journal: The Heart of the Game

We've posted another A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying design journal by Rob Schwalb. This week's entry is all about dice, and how they're used in SIFRP.

SIFRP: The Heart of the Game

June 9, 2008

True20 on Wired

Today True20 is featured on Wired's Geekdad blog.

True20: D&D With a Twist

June 2, 2008

A Song of Ice and Fire Designer Journal

We have posted the first of several designer journal entries by Robert J. Schwalb. In "A Vision of Ice and Fire," Rob discusses the process involved in taking a popular setting and creating a fun, easy-to-learn game to complement it.

This designer journal appears on our new sub-site dedicated to A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying. This "SIFRP" site will include the design journals, product covers, links to the various products, and other product support as it becomes available.

A Vision of Ice and Fire

A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying