April 2011 Archives

 

This page contains all Green Ronin News articles from April 2011.

March 2011 is the previous archive.

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April 27, 2011

Dragon Age RPG Set 2 Pre-Order / PDF

Dragon Age RPG Set 2Dragon Age RPG Set 2 is now available for pre-order in our Green Ronin Online Store. Additionally, when you pre-order the Set 2 boxed set, during checkout you'll be offered the Dragon Age RPG Set 2 PDF for just $5!*

Dragon Age RPG Set 2 Pre-Order

Or you can buy the PDF.

* If your brick-and-mortar store is participating in our GR Pre-Order Plus program, you can pre-order the boxed set there and receive a coupon code for the discounted PDF set.

Free Threat Report Issue!

Free Threat Report issue!To help convince those of you who aren't yet sure if you want to spend ninety nine cents on something awesome, and to thank those of you who have already jumped aboard the Threat Report train, we've got something special: Mutants & Masterminds Threat Report #17: Talona. For free!

The Avian Ta-Lo-Nah has a powerful enemy in a groundling corporation called Grant Conglomerates, and a powerful occasional ally in Freedom City's superhero Lady Liberty. She has learned of another group of Avians near Emerald City and sees in them hope for the survival of her people. Surely there's nothing to the very disturbing rumors she's heard about them...

Threat Report #17: Talona (Free download!)

Mutants & Masterminds Threat Report #16: Black Vulture

Mutants & Masterminds Threat Report #16: Black VultureNow available for just $0.99 in our Green Ronin Online Store, it's Threat Report #16: Black Vulture. Vohl-Turr is the charismatic leader of a group of Avians who live near Emerald City. This group of Avians believes that eating the dead makes them stronger, and they're starting to see Emerald City as an enticing source of this strength. This product is for Mutants & Masterminds Third Edition.

Mutants & Masterminds Threat Report #16: Black Vulture

April 20, 2011

Mutants & Masterminds Threat Report #15: Cerebrus Rex

Mutants & Masterminds Threat Report #15: Cerebrus RexNow available for just $0.99 in our Green Ronin Online Store, it's Threat Report #15: Cerebrus Rex. On the primordial Earth where this Saurian genius was born, giant reptiles became tool users and conquered and enslaved their Simian rivals. They also developed powerful weaponry capable of ravaging their planet, and used it to do so. Cerebrus Rex sees our Earth as a place to secure the future for his Saurian race. Something might have to be done about all those "primitive Simians" first, however. This product is for Mutants & Masterminds Third Edition.

Mutants & Masterminds Threat Report #15: Cerebrus Rex

April 17, 2011

Game of Thrones Special: A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying on sale

A Song of Ice and Fire RoleplayingIn honor of the series premiere of Game of Thrones tonight on HBO, we've placed the A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying hardback on sale for just $25 in our Green Ronin Online Store. Winter is here, as long as you have HBO.

A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying for just $25

April 13, 2011

Four Origins Awards Nominations for Green Ronin

We are pleased to have received four nominations in this year's Origins Awards. DC Adventures and Dragon Age RPG Set 1 are both up for Best Roleplaying Game, A Song of Ice and Fire Campaign Guide is up for Best Roleplaying Supplement, and Family Games: The 100 Best is up for Best Game-Related Publication.

The nominees were voted on by hobby game retailers at the GAMA Trade Show in March 2011 from a short list in each category determined by a jury of hobby game professionals and knowledgeable enthusiasts. The winner of each category will be determined by the votes of attendees at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio, June 22nd-26th 2011.

Congratulations and good luck to the other nominees, and thanks to all of you for your support!

More about the Origins Awards

Mutants & Masterminds Threat Report #14: Heavy Metal

Mutants & Masterminds Threat Report #14: Heavy MetalNow available for just $0.99 in our Green Ronin Online Store, it's Threat Report #14: Heavy Metal. Saved by Motherboard and kept alive only by the life-support systems in his huge exoframe, Jeffrey Rollins is a gentle giant. He really doesn't want to hurt anyone, but you'd best not threaten his sister, Sister Steel, or the other members of his new family, the Cybertribe. This product is for Mutants & Masterminds Third Edition.

Mutants & Masterminds Threat Report #14: Heavy Metal

April 11, 2011

Dragon Age RPG Invades Kobold Quarterly #17

Kobold Quarterly #17Given their draconic nature, it's not surprising that the kobolds over at Kobold Quarterly magazine are publishing more Dragon Age RPG content with every issue. The latest, issue #17, has three articles dedicated to Dragon Age.

Lead developer Jeff Tidball talks with KQ contributor Jeremy Jones about several of the many fascinating projects on his plate, from a Cthulhoid mega-campaign to a 2D fighter video game, and provides some great insight into the life of a freelance writer and designer. He also gives a peek behind the scenes on the development of Dragon Age Set 2.

"On the Streets and In the Books: Chase and Research Scenes in Dragon Age RPG" by Quinn Murphy provides some nice, crunchy mechanics for two timeless set-pieces in swords-and-sorcery: the pulse-pounding chase scene, and the search through musty tomes for ancient secrets. The article provides new stunts for both, and suggests ways to handle a running battle during combat. A sidebar offers 12 obstacles to make pursuit even more interesting, ranging from a mob of angry peasants to a pit full of magma.

Jeff Tidball contributes an article of his own to this issue: an in-depth analysis of how stunts work in Dragon Age RPG. Jeff gives GMs some valuable guidance on creating their own stunts—for Dragon Age, but also for other fantasy roleplaying games.This article is a great read for anyone who wants to learn more about how stunts work, and use them to their fullest extent to make their campaigns more fun and exciting.

You can purchase Kobold Quarterly #17 in PDF or Print + PDF at the Kobold Store.

April 6, 2011

Mutants & Masterminds Threat Report #13: Sister Steel

Mutants & Masterminds Threat Report #13: Sister SteelNow available for just $0.99 in our Green Ronin Online Store, it's Threat Report #13: Sister Steel. Pauline Rawlins is another one of Motherboard's rescued misfits. Her body is integrated with a shiny metallic sheath that keeps her alive and makes her literally a fighting machine. She is a member of the Cybertribe. This product is for Mutants & Masterminds Third Edition.

Mutants & Masterminds Threat Report #13: Sister Steel