With Christmas almost upon us, I thought this would be a good time to update you all on the status of various Green Ronin books. After the big push for the summer convention season, it is always a challenge to follow up with new material in the fall and this year proved no exception. We have just released the True20 Warrior's Handbook, the third and final role book for the game. If you've been holding off on getting the Expert's and Adept's Handbooks, now is a great time to get the trilogy.
Freedom's Most Wanted, the long-awaited new villain book for Mutants & Masterminds, is landing at our warehouse mid-month. Due to the logistics of getting out a new release at Christmas time, we're going to debut it in January instead. The advanced copies of Freedom's Most Wanted look great and we're sure M&M fans will be pleased.
In other exciting Mutants & Masterminds news, the fourth printing of the game sold out in record time. We're getting the fifth printing under way this week and that should put it back in stock towards the end of January. We have more than doubled the size of the fourth printing so we won't have to do this again soon.
Also heading to print this week is the Green Ronin Character Record Folio. This takes our award-winning d20 System Character Record Folio and updates it for 4E. In addition to rebuilding the folio from scratch to reflect the new rules, we've also added pockets to the inside covers so you'll have a convenient place to store handouts and campaign notes. The Green Ronin Character Record Folio also comes out January.
Lastly, I'm sure you're all dying for an update on A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying. The good news is that the game is finished. The not as good news is that it will not be out in time for Christmas. We are still going through approvals and that is a long process. We are committed to releasing a game that truly captures the spirit and details of the Ice and Fire novels. We hope to make it happen early in 2009 but we won't have concrete news until the game receives final approval and we send it to print. At that point we will make an announcement and gear up for the game's debut. Winter is (still) coming!
Happy holidays from everyone here at Green Ronin. Stay tuned for more exciting news in the coming months. If you've been good gamers this year, I may even get to tell you about the new licensed game I'm designing before we ring in the New Year.
December 1, 2008