July 2011 Archives

 

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July 27, 2011

Mutants & Masterminds Threat Report #30: Huntmaster

Mutants & Masterminds Threat Report #30: HuntmasterHuntmaster and his pack of Warhounds are a mystery. They strike without warning and seem to care only for "the hunt." Someitmes he's after the bounty on his target's head, other times he's simply interested in a challenge. He's appeared in locations around the world and apparently comes from outside our reality, which explains his impressive armor and car-sized Warhounds! What will your heroes do when Huntmaster sets his sight on them? This product is for Mutants & Masterminds Third Edition.

Mutants & Masterminds Threat Report #30: Huntmaster

July 21, 2011

Divine Gifts for AGE System

Kobold Quarterly #18Our own Steve Kenson is featured right up front in the new issue of Kobold Quarterly magazine, with a new take on divine champions for the AGE System: the Divine Gift talent. (As with every issue, KQ #18 is also loaded with articles that are either systemless or can easily be adapted to a Dragon Age RPG campaign.)

The Divine Gift talent can be found in any class, since the gods bless anyone regardless of birth or background. A character with a Divine Gift may be a devout worshipper, a chosen prophet, or other champion of a divine power.

Divine Gifts are defined by Dominions, which are the areas of influence for the various divine powers. Below is a writeup of the Divine Gift talent and three sample Dominions: Protection, Trickery, and Death. You can pick up Kobold Quarterly #18 in print or in PDF and read more about Divine Gifts—including a loss of faith that can occur when they don't work.

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Mutants & Masterminds Threat Report #29: Death Magnetic

Death MagneticIt's a truly "fatal attraction" in this week's Threat Report as we revisit a foe from the Prologue of the "Emerald City Knights" adventure series. Chelsea Lincoln had a good life until the Silver Storm ripped it apart, giving her mutant powers of magnetism that also warped her mind, transforming her into the crazed criminal known as Death Magnetic! Will Chelsea ever be free of Death Magnetic's evil "pull"? This product is for Mutants & Masterminds Third Edition.

Mutants & Masterminds Threat Report #29: Death Magnetic

July 19, 2011

Dragon Age Set 2 Pre-Order: Last Chance

Dragon Age RPG Set 2Dragon Age RPG Set 2 has arrived in our warehouse and will start shipping to stores within days, which means if you want to get the pre-order deal (pre-order the boxed set, get the PDF version for just $5) you need to order by this Friday (July 22). Set 2 lets you take your Dragon Age characters up through level 10, and opens up the option for them to become Grey Wardens (or die trying). Also included are the introduction of roleplaying and exploration stunts, nearly 40 new spells, expanded world info and character backgrounds, and the addition of specializations like arcane warrior, berserker, and assassin.

Pre-Order Dragon Age RPG Set 2

July 18, 2011

ENnies Voting Booth Open

Vote in the ENnie Awards today!If you haven't yet voted in the ENnie Awards, it's not too late! The voting booth is open and waiting for you. As we've already mentioned, Green Ronin has been nominated for eight awards this year, and we'd appreciate your support.

Vote in the ENnie Awards today!

July 15, 2011

New AGE System Bestiary from Open Design

Midgard_Bestiary_Cover_AGE_220px.pngMore than a few of us at Green Ronin have fallen into the hands of Open Design's Wolfgang Baur at his gaming table, and we can report that the man comes up with some good monsters. They're fun, surprising, and they really make you earn that treasure.

For the past five years Open Design has turned out one cool monster after another; and as of today some of the best are available for the AGE System* in the Midgard Bestiary: Volume 1.

With an introduction by Jeff Tidball, the Midgard Bestiary includes 50 new foes for the AGE System*, including the iron ghoul, kobold slyblade, harem assassin, clockwork hound, and an insane derro fetus that swaps souls with its victims. (Yes, that's how Open Design rolls.) Although they were created for the Midgard campaign setting, any of them can be adapted to a homebrew or published setting.

(* The AGE System is that used in the Dragon Age RPG.)

As a sneak preview of Midgard Bestiary: Volume 1, here's a golem made of...eyes? Yikes.

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Mutants & Masterminds Threat Report #28: Sleepwalker

Mutants & Masterminds Threat Report #28: SleepwalkerWhen librarian Ida Merrid sleeps, she dreams of exciting heroes, angry gods, and adventurous thieves. She doesn't know it, but they're all her. Ida was exposed to the Silver Storm and when she sleeps her new powers transform her into a form that allows her to act on her hidden desires, fears, and frustrations! Maybe all those villains the heroes have been dealing with lately are actually just Ida sleepwalking! This product is for Mutants & Masterminds Third Edition.

Mutants & Masterminds Threat Report #28: Sleepwalker

July 8, 2011

Eight ENnie Award Nominations for Green Ronin

ennie_award_nominee_2011.pngWe are pleased to announce that we've garnered eight nominations in this year's ENnie Awards! As always, thanks to all who nominated us, those who buy our products, and everyone who plays our games, and congratulations and good luck to all the other nominees! Here are our nominations:

  • Best Art, Cover: A Song of Ice and Fire Campaign Guide; Mutants & Masterminds Hero's Handbook
  • Best Art, Interior: DC Adventures Hero's Handbook
  • Best Game: Mutants & Masterminds Hero's Handbook
  • Best Rules: Mutants & Masterminds Hero's Handbook
  • Best Setting: A Song of Ice and Fire Campaign Guide
  • Product of the Year: A Song of Ice and Fire Campaign Guide; DC Adventures Hero's Handbook

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July 6, 2011

Mutants & Masterminds Threat Report #27: The Factor Four

Mutants & Masterminds Threat Report #27: The Factor FourFour for the Price of One! In honor of the 4th of July we present Factor Four, the villainous group whose members possess the powers of the four classic elements. Often a threat to Freedom City, the Factor Four have recently become more mobile and have shown an interest in Emerald City. Get all four villains for $0.99 in the Green Ronin Online Store! This product is for Mutants & Masterminds Third Edition.

Threat Report #27: The Factor Four

July 1, 2011

Buccaneers of Freeport: Free 3rd Era and True20 Web Enhancements

In 2008 Green Ronin released Buccaneers of Freeport, a system-less sourcebook detailing some of the cunning rogues and ruthless cutthroats that ply the waters around Freeport. You can of course create your own game stats for the characters presented in the book using the information provided, to use in your RPG system of choice. However, today we present two free web enhancements that aim to give you a hand by doing all the heavy lifting for you. One contains complete 3rd Era* stats, and the other complete True20 stats, for the characters in Buccaneers of Freeport.

* As with all of our 3rd Era products, these game stats are fully compatible with edition 3.5 of everyone's favorite fantasy RPG.