Evan Sass

Evan Sass

Evan got his start in the hobby game industry in 1995, as a co-founder of Rubicon Games. Among other games, he has worked on Cranium, Cranium Hullabaloo, and the Pokémon trading card game. He has been editing and proofreading books for Green Ronin since our first product, Ork! The Roleplaying Game. He has been managing our web sites since about 2002. He co-designed Walk the Plank, our card game of piratical trick taking, and is our in-house Dragon Age and Fantasy AGE editor.
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A New Year’s Message From Our President

Next month it’ll be 5 years since I started Green Ronin Publishing. At the
time it was a strictly nights-and-weekends gig for me and there was
no formal staff. Today we have over 70 titles in print, a staff of
seven full time employees, and a great lineup of products for the
coming year. So first let me say thanks to everyone that has
supported Green Ronin over the years. Thanks to the fans, the
retailers, the distributors, the conventions, the Web sites, and the
magazines. Thanks to The Game Mechanics, Dog House Rules, Human Head
Studios, Osseum Entertainment, and all the talented freelance
writers, artists, cartographers, and editors who work with us. We
wouldn’t be here without you.

I’m going talk about what we’ve
got coming up this year, but before I do that I want to tell you
about something we’re trying. To date Green Ronin hasn’t done much
with electronic products but that’s going to change this month. We’re
going to be releasing some of our books in PDF form before doing a
print version. This has worked well for some companies and we think
there are enough fans of electronic publishing out there to make it
worthwhile. Our first release is going to be the Advanced
Player’s Manual
and we’ll be releasing a PDF of the Advanced
Bestiary at the same time. The APM will go to print shortly
thereafter, so it’ll be available whatever way you want it. If this
goes well, we’ll try it with other lines as well. We’ll also be
releasing PDF of select older titles, as well as finishing our 3.5
update and revision of the Freeport Trilogy. Our PDF
products will continue to be available through rpgnow.com.

As far as new products go, let me start with Blue Rose.
Our romantic fantasy RPG is finished at last and heading to print
shortly. We’ve been running a series of previews over on
blueroserpg.com, so check that out if you haven’t. There’s
already a fast play PDF available, which gives you an overview of the
game and setting, as well as an introductory adventure with
pre-generated characters. Whether you’re a fan of romantic
fantasy fiction or just someone looking for a stripped down and
streamlined version of the OGL rules, we think you’ll find Blue
Rose
worth the wait.

This year will see the releases
of the long anticipated Advanced
Player’s Manual
and Advanced
Gamemaster’s Guide
.
These books form the core of a new line designed to push the
boundaries of d20 into new territory. The Advanced series will
continue with more new material, and by folding in the Races of
Renown and the Master Class lines. In essence the Advanced series is
becoming our core d20 fantasy line. Once the first three books are
finished, we’ll be continuing on with the Advanced
Race Codex,

a massive sourcebook compiling and revising some of the best material
from Races of Renown while also offering a bunch of new material for
halflings, gnomes, humans, and yes, even half-elves. But that’s not
all. Later this year, we’ll follow up with a book doing the same for
the Master Class series. And along the way we have a few surprises
that are guaranteed to make your familiars sweat.

Mythic
Vistas remains its own line and will continue to be where we do
campaign setting material (including Freeport). The biggest Mythic
Vistas releases are undoubtedly the Thieves’ World
books scheduled for next summer. We’ve got four books planned to
start and we couldn’t be happier to be bringing Sanctuary to the d20
System. We’ve also got a terrific d20 Modern setting coming up, by
Terror in Freeport author Robert J. Toth. You’ll be
hearing more about that soon but I will tease you with the title:
Damnation Decade.

Of course, what would 2005 be
without Mutants & Masterminds? The core rulebook is
once again sold out, so we’ll be sending it off for a third printing
this month. Freedom City is also sold out, but we won’t
be reprinting that for a bit. It’s not as pressing as the core book,
which really must take priority. The next new sourcebook for M&M
is Gimmick’s Guide to Gadgets, followed by Lockdown.
The latter product is a fully detailed prison for supervillains,
which is sure to add some fun to any campaign. The identity of the
next M&M book is still secret, but we’ll be tearing
the mask off that one in a few months.

The biggest news
for me is Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, 2nd Edition.
We’ve been working with Black Industries for a year now to make this
a reality and the core rulebook is finally finished. I spent nearly
all of 2004 designing the rules and putting together a line of
support products. Black Industries will be releasing Warhammer
on March 18, and it’s an event you won’t want to miss. Watch the
Black Industries website (blackindustries.com) for more info and
previews. A grim world of perilous adventure awaits!

That’s a
broad overview of where we’re going over the next year. We also have
a couple of surprises lined up and now that WFRP is
done, we’ve gotten Dragon Fist rolling as well. Yes,
it’s true, there should be some high flyin’ wuxia action in all
of your futures! Thanks again for your support. Stick with us in
2005. You ain’t seen nothing yet.

Chris Pramas
President
Green Ronin Publishing
January 4, 2005

Evan Sass

Evan Sass

Evan got his start in the hobby game industry in 1995, as a co-founder of Rubicon Games. Among other games, he has worked on Cranium, Cranium Hullabaloo, and the Pokémon trading card game. He has been editing and proofreading books for Green Ronin since our first product, Ork! The Roleplaying Game. He has been managing our web sites since about 2002. He co-designed Walk the Plank, our card game of piratical trick taking, and is our in-house Dragon Age and Fantasy AGE editor.
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The Black Company Campaign Setting Spell Reference Tables

The Black Company Campaign SettingWe have created a lightweight PDF of Appendix II: Spell Reference Tables from The Black Company Campaign Setting, so you can print it out with ease.
The Black Company Campaign Setting Spell Reference Tables
[Updated 8/22/2009: links fixed.]

Evan Sass

Evan Sass

Evan got his start in the hobby game industry in 1995, as a co-founder of Rubicon Games. Among other games, he has worked on Cranium, Cranium Hullabaloo, and the Pokémon trading card game. He has been editing and proofreading books for Green Ronin since our first product, Ork! The Roleplaying Game. He has been managing our web sites since about 2002. He co-designed Walk the Plank, our card game of piratical trick taking, and is our in-house Dragon Age and Fantasy AGE editor.
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Free Adventure for Testament: Roleplaying in the Biblical Era

Testament: Roleplaying in the Biblical EraCourtesy of our friends at Goodman Games, we have a free adventure for you Testament fans. "The Tribulations of Kanah" originally appeared in the ENWorld Player’s Journal.
Free Adventure for Testament: Roleplaying in the Biblical Era

Evan Sass

Evan Sass

Evan got his start in the hobby game industry in 1995, as a co-founder of Rubicon Games. Among other games, he has worked on Cranium, Cranium Hullabaloo, and the Pokémon trading card game. He has been editing and proofreading books for Green Ronin since our first product, Ork! The Roleplaying Game. He has been managing our web sites since about 2002. He co-designed Walk the Plank, our card game of piratical trick taking, and is our in-house Dragon Age and Fantasy AGE editor.
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The Black Company Campaign Setting PDF Character Sheet

The Black Company Campaign SettingWe have posted a PDF character sheet for The Black Company Campaign Setting. It’s quick to download and easy on your printer ink, so what are you waiting for?
The Black Company Campaign Setting PDF Character Sheet
[Updated August 22, 2009: Link fixed.]

Evan Sass

Evan Sass

Evan got his start in the hobby game industry in 1995, as a co-founder of Rubicon Games. Among other games, he has worked on Cranium, Cranium Hullabaloo, and the Pokémon trading card game. He has been editing and proofreading books for Green Ronin since our first product, Ork! The Roleplaying Game. He has been managing our web sites since about 2002. He co-designed Walk the Plank, our card game of piratical trick taking, and is our in-house Dragon Age and Fantasy AGE editor.
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Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd Edition Releases Announced

Warhammer Fantasy RoleplayOur friends at Black Industries have posted a bunch of information on upcoming releases for the second edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, scheduled for release in March 2005. As you can see, this update includes the cover image of the core rulebook.
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Product Info

Evan Sass

Evan Sass

Evan got his start in the hobby game industry in 1995, as a co-founder of Rubicon Games. Among other games, he has worked on Cranium, Cranium Hullabaloo, and the Pokémon trading card game. He has been editing and proofreading books for Green Ronin since our first product, Ork! The Roleplaying Game. He has been managing our web sites since about 2002. He co-designed Walk the Plank, our card game of piratical trick taking, and is our in-house Dragon Age and Fantasy AGE editor.
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New News Is Good News

We have switched over to a new system for the news here on the official Green Ronin Publishing site. This should have little to no impact on you, but three things seem important enough to mention:
1) You will always be able to read all the articles from the old news system here or by clicking on “News Archive” in the left-hand navigation links. This archive includes every news item to ever be posted on this site before now.
2) You can find an RSS 1.0 feed for the new news system here.
3) We have double-posted some of the latest news items in the new system so that you don’t have to dig into the old system’s archives to read them.

Evan Sass

Evan Sass

Evan got his start in the hobby game industry in 1995, as a co-founder of Rubicon Games. Among other games, he has worked on Cranium, Cranium Hullabaloo, and the Pokémon trading card game. He has been editing and proofreading books for Green Ronin since our first product, Ork! The Roleplaying Game. He has been managing our web sites since about 2002. He co-designed Walk the Plank, our card game of piratical trick taking, and is our in-house Dragon Age and Fantasy AGE editor.
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Artifacts of the Ages: Rings Web Enhancement

Artifacts of the Ages: RingsThis Web Enhancement for Artifacts of the Ages: Rings features the legendary ring Akosmia. Artifacts of the Ages: Rings is brought to you by The Game Mechanics and Green Ronin Publishing, and is available now in retail stores and in the Green Ronin Online Store.
Artifacts of the Ages: Rings Web Enhancement

Evan Sass

Evan Sass

Evan got his start in the hobby game industry in 1995, as a co-founder of Rubicon Games. Among other games, he has worked on Cranium, Cranium Hullabaloo, and the Pokémon trading card game. He has been editing and proofreading books for Green Ronin since our first product, Ork! The Roleplaying Game. He has been managing our web sites since about 2002. He co-designed Walk the Plank, our card game of piratical trick taking, and is our in-house Dragon Age and Fantasy AGE editor.
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SpirosBlaak PDF Preview #2: Black Powder Weapons

SpirosBlaakToday we present the second PDF preview for SpirosBlaak, Black Powder Weapons. This tasty preview will tell you all about guns in the world of SpirosBlaak. The Webmaster can’t wait to go after some werewolves with his trusty Dwarven Axe Musket–with silvered musket balls, of course.
SpirosBlaak Preview #2: Black Powder Weapons

Evan Sass

Evan Sass

Evan got his start in the hobby game industry in 1995, as a co-founder of Rubicon Games. Among other games, he has worked on Cranium, Cranium Hullabaloo, and the Pokémon trading card game. He has been editing and proofreading books for Green Ronin since our first product, Ork! The Roleplaying Game. He has been managing our web sites since about 2002. He co-designed Walk the Plank, our card game of piratical trick taking, and is our in-house Dragon Age and Fantasy AGE editor.
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The Black Company Campaign Setting Back in Stock

The Black Company Campaign SettingWe blew through our initial shipment of The Black Company Campaign Setting in a couple of days, but the book is back in stock at the Green Ronin Online Store, so if you didn’t get yours yet, fear not.
The Black Company Campaign Setting Order Page

Evan Sass

Evan Sass

Evan got his start in the hobby game industry in 1995, as a co-founder of Rubicon Games. Among other games, he has worked on Cranium, Cranium Hullabaloo, and the Pokémon trading card game. He has been editing and proofreading books for Green Ronin since our first product, Ork! The Roleplaying Game. He has been managing our web sites since about 2002. He co-designed Walk the Plank, our card game of piratical trick taking, and is our in-house Dragon Age and Fantasy AGE editor.
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The Red Star Campaign Setting Nominated for InQuest Gamer Fan Award

The Red Star Campaign SettingWe are pleased to announce that The Red Star Campaign Setting has been nominated for Best RPG Supplement in the InQuest Gamer Fan Awards.
Vote for The Red Star Campaign Setting Today!
This same beautiful, full-color hardback of a d20 Modern setting supplement recently received a 5/5 review from Teflon Billy on ENWorld.
The Red Star Campaign Setting Review: 5/5