Wild Cards SCARE Sheet 20: Tom Weathers (PDF)

Wild Cards SCARE Sheet 20: Tom WeathersToday the latest Wild Cards SCARE Sheet PDF is available for sale in our Green Ronin Online Store, for just $1.29!

He may be the world’s most powerful ace, and he’s an insane revolutionary devoted to overthrowing the corrupt Western world. No one knows where Tom Weathers came from before he backed the People’s Paradise of Africa, and they would be shocked to discover the secret he is hiding from the world. (For Mutants & Masterminds Third Edition.)

Wild Cards SCARE Sheet 20: Tom Weathers (PDF)

Happy Holidays from Green Ronin!

As another year of gaming jolliness winds down, all of us at Green Ronin are going to go our merry ways until the new year. We’ll be spending time with family and friends, and many enticing victuals and libations will meet their timely demise. We also promise to take part in some dice rolling, card shuffling, and pixel slaying action while we’re at it. We hope you can do the same. We’ll be back in 2014 (did I really just type 2014?!) with some pretty awesome plans for the next year. As is his annual tradition, Green Ronin president Chris Pramas will chime in to let you in on some of the secrets. We’re pretty excited about what we have in store for you.

While we’re thinking jolly thoughts, we wanted to leave you with a slideshow of some of the awesome holiday images that our friend Ramsey Hong has done for us over the years. Please enjoy.

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Ronin Round Table: Emerald City Update

As we head into the holiday break, I have some news that I hope will be met with the understanding and generosity of spirit that is part of the season. It’s about Emerald City, the long-awaited supplement for Mutants & Masterminds that details Freedom City’s west coast counterpart.

When we originally announced this book, it was going to be a single volume hardback. We later decided to change the format and make it a slipcase with three books and a poster map. When we made that decision, we looked into the financials of that format and it seemed workable. It’d be a little more expensive than doing a single hardback but not excessively so.

Two years ago when we started this journey the available options were different, not to mention much cheaper. Our original supplier can no longer meet the price for the project, nor can any of other other suppliers come close. The book had an unusually long period of development and while that was great for making the content shine, it was not good from a production standpoint.

The upshot is this. The best price we’ve been able to find to print Emerald City in the slipcase format we wanted is $16,000 more expensive than doing a hardback book. While we are willing to spend some extra money to make a product shine, $16K is just untenable. It is with reluctance that I must now announce that Emerald City is returning to the hardback format. It will still be divided up into three sections, but it’ll all be in one volume. The poster map will be glued in the back (and that glue will be easily removed). The MSRP will be the same.

We know that many of you pre-ordered the slipcase from us already and we’re sorry to do a format change at the last minute. By way of apology, we’re sending everyone who pre-ordered through the Green Ronin Online Store a $10 coupon for your next purchase.

The content of Emerald City is unchanged. It’s still a kickass setting for your M&M campaign. It’s just the format that’s changing a bit.

Thanks for your understanding, and happy holidays.

Chris Pramas
Green Ronin Publishing

Crisis on Christmas! A Free Mutants & Masterminds Adventure

Just in time for the holidays, Steve Kenson has surprised us with Crisis On Christmas, a Third Edition update for this classic Mutants & Masterminds adventure. And best of all, it’s free, from us at Green Ronin to all of you.

Free Adventure: Crisis on ChristmasWhat the heroes hope to be a peaceful holiday season turns decidedly strange when Mr. Infamy threatens the beliefs and hopes of children across the world, by holding Santa Claus hostage! If something isn’t done, the world may be denied the hope and joy of the Christmas season!

Crisis on Christmas is a holiday-themed adventure intended for a group of four to six power level 10 heroes, although the Gamemaster can scale the adventure to make it suitable for higher or lower level heroes
by increasing or decreasing the power levels of the challenges as appropriate.

The adventure is set in Freedom City, but it can be set in any city suited to your own series. All the necessary material to run it is included here and in the Mutants & Masterminds Hero’s Handbook.

Crisis on Christmas

Wild Cards SCARE Sheet 19: Cameo (PDF)

Wild Cards SCARE Sheet 19: CameoToday the latest Wild Cards SCARE Sheet PDF is available for sale in our Green Ronin Online Store, for just $1.29!

A retrocognitive trance-channeler, Cameo is a gateway for the dead to return to the land of the living temporarily, by possessing her body, so long as she has some keepsake of theirs to hold. As part of the bargain, dead aces can use their powers as well, but who is the real Cameo and what’s life when you’re always with the dead? (For Mutants & Masterminds Third Edition.)

Wild Cards SCARE Sheet 19: Cameo (PDF)

Kickstarter Update: Advanced Bestiary for the Pathfinder RPG

We are into the last 7 hours of our current Kickstarter campaign, and we’ve almost unlocked the $50,000 stretch goal! If you’ve been putting off backing the project, or are just now learning about it, now’s the time to get in on the action.

We have added another stretch goal, $55,000. If we reach this level of funding, we will produce a 32-page book of monster encounters, and provide it in PDF format to all backers! You can read all about it and the other stretch goals we’ve already unlocked, as well as cool add-ons, when you head to the Kickstarter page to back us or up the level of your existing pledge.

Ronin Round Table: Around the World and Back (to Freedom)

By Steve Kenson

So in last week’s Ronin Roundtable, Jack Norris gave you a preview of what’s on the horizon for Dragon Age in electronic releases for 2014. This week, we talk a look at Mutants & Masterminds following the conclusion of the Gadget Guide and Wild Cards SCARE Sheets in 2013. (And don’t think we’ll forget about Gadget Guide. A book-length compilation is in the works, including at least 20 pages of additional material.)

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Mutants & Masterminds Gadget Guide: Computers (PDF)

In less than a century, computers have gone from science fiction “thinking machines” to ubiquitous elements of everyday life. The Internet spans the world, opening new frontiers, as well as new opportunities for criminals and law enforcement alike. This Gadget Guide looks at computers and associated technology, including skills in computer use, programming, and "hacking".

Mutants & Masterminds Gadget Guide: Computers (PDF)

Free / Discounted Shipping!

For the month of December, 2013, we’ve got some shipping deals for you.

For orders shipping to United States addresses, you can enter the code 2013FreeShipping during checkout to reduce your shipping costs to $0.00! If you’re shipping outside of the U.S., we’ve reduced our default shipping amount for orders weighing 20 pounds or less to just $12 from $20.

Thank you for your support, and we hope you have a terrific rest of the year, full of fun and games.

Green Ronin Online Store: Wishlists

Do you know what you’d like from our Green Ronin Online Store, but would rather receive it as a gift? Are you worried Grandma might get overwhelmed sifting through Mutants & Masterminds PDFs to find the one you asked for? Or do you have your eye on something we sell but would rather add it to a list to remember once you are armed with holiday doubloons? We have now added a Wishlist feature to our online store!

On any product page in our store you can click the Add to Wishlist button, and then you can share the direct link to your wishlist with anyone you like. You can even wish for one of our t-shirts in just your size, or for a Green Ronin Gift Card–just pick a size or denomination before you click “Add to wishlist.”

Other great gift ideas: