Dragon Age RPG Core Rulebook: Pre-Order and PDF

Dragon Age RPG Core Rulebook

The Dragon Age RPG Core Rulebook is ready to go to press, which means it’s now available for pre-ordering in our Green Ronin Online Store!

This new Core Rulebook combines the rules and background of the original game under one cover for the first time, and adds a brand new adventure as well. The game system is easy to learn and play, and the book is packed with lore from the world of Thedas. It is available in both hardback and PDF formats.

Customers who pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition of this book will very soon receive a coupon for a free PDF of this book. People pre-ordering the Core Rulebook through our store will receive an offer during checkout to get the PDF for just $5.

Pre-Order the Dragon Age RPG Core Rulebook

Game of Thrones Season 5 Sale

Our long nightmare is over, as Game of Thrones returns with Season 5 to drive us all crazy with talk of spoilers and deviation from the novels and when the next book will come out and what’s going to happen once all the characters are dead. To celebrate our collective Westerosian geekdom, we’ve put key print books for our A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying game on sale through April 20, 2015!

The core rulebook, the SIFRP Campaign Guide, and Night’s Watch are all 10% off; and the Campaign Starter is 35% off, from now through next Monday, April 20.

Shop the Game of Thrones Season 5 Sale

The Gauntlet: Moxtropolis

This year Team Green Ronin is happy to be participating in The Gauntlet 2015, a friendly gaming-for-charity event that will pit us against other Seattle-area teams such as reigning champs Paizo Publishing, Bungie Studios, the Lady Planeswalker Society, GeekGirlCon, Valve, and many others in a tabletop game tournament on May 16th. Here’s a little more information from the organizers’ page:

The Gauntlet: Moxtropolis is a fundraising tournament for the benefit of Hopelink, a charity whose mission is to support homeless and low-income families on their way to self-sufficiency. On May 16th, 2015, teams will gather to compete in a contest of skill and chance at Mox Boarding House in Bellevue, WA.

Teams of four, from local community groups and businesses, will raise donations for Hopelink. These donations will unlock power-ups to aid them as they compete in a series of table top games to win glory, and victoriously hoist the Gauntlet! This event is sponsored by ENGAGE – Card Kingdom and Mox Boarding House’s charitable giving program.

Bungie has raised an incredible $23,546 as of this writing. Green Ronin’s goal is a little more modest. Team members Chris Pramas, Donna Prior, Nicole Lindroos and honorary-Ronin Ray Winninger all have individual fundraising pages and goals that tie back to the team’s page. Nicole set her personal goal at $3000 only to learn that last year many teams didn’t even raise that amount. However, Nicole responded with, “I do not [fool] around when I raise money for charity.”

Just $3.00 provides a meal for a family of four through Hopelink’s program. Consider a small donation if you can, and please help Team Green Ronin spread the word. Thanks!

http://thegauntlet2015.causevox.com/team/GreenRonin

Ronin Round Table: Titansgrave Details, Writing Team, and More

Last week we were finally able to reveal our role in Wil Wheaton’s upcoming RPG Show, Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana. We’ve been working hard on this project for many months and were delighted and relieved for the news to go public. Nicole and I were in Burbank all last week for the filming, so we got to watch the reaction to the news from the set. Quite gratifying after months of secrecy!

Chris on Titansgrave set

Chris on the Set of Titansgrave

Last year, when Wil and I were first talking over the project, I noted that the schedule was aggressive. I may have even said “ridiculously aggressive.” Wil paused and asked, “Do you think we shouldn’t try to do it?” And I said, “We absolutely should. This could be the best thing to happen to RPGs since the publication of the D&D red box in 1983.” That may sound like hyperbole to you but I meant it then and I believe it even more after the filming. No one has done a show like Titansgrave before. We’re going to show a huge number of people how awesome roleplaying games are and what it’s like to play in a campaign. I think it’s going to be an amazing boost for the entire roleplaying hobby and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.

Titansgrave Sneak Peek

A sneak peek of the setting!

The show debuts on Geek & Sundry on June 2 and runs for ten episodes. At GenCon Green Ronin will release two books together: the Fantasy AGE RPG and Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana world and adventure book. Fantasy AGE is the next development of the Adventure Game Engine, the rules system I designed for the Dragon Age RPG. This is a core rulebook for the system and you can use it with a huge variety of settings. Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana is a book that features world information and supporting rules, and the adventures that are featured on the show. This means you can play your own version of the campaign the cast got to experience. Since each episode will be roughly 45-60 minutes, the book will include plenty of encounters new to viewers, as well as options for customizing the story for your group.

If creating a book like that in a short time sounds like a lot of work, it is! That’s why we recruited a crack team of designers to put the adventures together. These folks had short deadlines and limited world information when they started, so they deserve huge kudos for doing a great job in challenging circumstances. So who are these intrepid writers? Let me introduce them:

Keith Baker (Eberron, Gloom)

Leonard Balsera (Fate Core, Dresden Files RPG)

Logan Bonner (Pathfinder RPG Unchained, The Slaying Stone, Refuge in Audacity)

Will Hindmarch (Eternal Lies and Odyssey: Journey and Change)

Jackson Lanzing (Hacktivist, Freakshow)

Nicole Lindroos (Vampire: The Masquerade, A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying)

Robert J. Schwalb (Shadow of the Demon Lord, A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying)

Mike Selinker (Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, The Maze of Games)

Clark Valentine (Dresden Files RPG, Fate Accelerated)

Ray Winninger (DC Heroes, Dungeoncraft)

We also recruited cartographer supreme Andy Law (whose work you can see in the new Freeport: City of Adventure book) to do the maps and he did a stellar job on short notice.

All in all, a great team and we could not have done this without them. I’ve been developing the adventures, and working on world and story stuff with Ryan Wheaton, Nicole, and Wil.

Now that the shoot is over, it’s full steam ahead to finish the two books and get everything off to print in time for GenCon. We’ll have much more to share with you about Fantasy AGE and Titansgrave as the clock ticks down to their debut. Watch this space and our social media, and we hope to see you at GenCon!

Chris Pramas
Green Ronin Publishing

Press Release: Wil Wheaton’s New RPG Series To Use AGE System

Wil Wheaton Is Putting Your Money Where His Mouth Is With New RPG Series

Details Revealed on the Highly Anticipated Record Breaking
Crowd Funded RPG Show From Wil Wheaton and Geek & Sundry

April 2, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA – Just one year ago, Wil Wheaton and the team at Geek & Sundry shattered the record for most money raised for a web series with the promise of a TableTop RPG spinoff. The new 10-episode series will premiere Tuesday, June 2, exclusively on www.GeekandSundry.com and will feature an all-star cast including Hank Green (VlogBrothers), Laura Bailey (Avengers Assemble), Alison Haislip (Attack of the Show), and Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10, Big Hero 6).

“I’m going to take viewers on an epic adventure with phenomenal players through a world that is unlike any they have ever seen before,” says Wil Wheaton, “I’ve been privileged to work with some talented writers and designers, and am so lucky to have an amazing cast and crew to help me bring this to life.”

Without further ado…after a yearlong drumroll…the name of the show is…

Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana

The game will be played using Fantasy AGE, the latest iteration of the Adventure Game Engine by Green Ronin Publishing. Green Ronin will publish a Titansgrave: Ashes of Valkana world and adventure book in conjunction with Fantasy AGE this summer. Gamers will be able to play through the adventures seen on the show and experience the world of Valkana for themselves.

The series will feature live-action game play augmented by animation as the audience follows the weekly journey of the adventurers through this original world.

For more from Wil on Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana, head over to Geek & Sundry www.GeekandSundry.com and follow on Twitter and Facebook for details and updates!

Geek & SundryAbout Geek & Sundry:

Geek & Sundry is a digital entertainment company recognized for providing the best in award-winning Internet television content featuring leading voices in geek culture and lifestyle. Founded in 2012 by Felicia Day, Kim Evey, and Sheri Bryant, the company offers a diverse lineup of compelling content and events that have cultivated a thriving community and social media presence for fans of gaming, comics, music, comedy and literature around the world.  Geek & Sundry is spearheaded by prominent geek figureheads including Felicia Day (The GuildSupernaturalDr. Horrible) and Wil Wheaton (The Big Bang Theory, Star Trek: The Next Generation), and has launched fan-favorite shows such as TableTopCo-OptitudeWritten By A KidSpellslingers and Spooked which have earned them over 1.5 million subscribers and 140 million views. The network has also launched their Twitch Channel that received over 5 million minutes viewed within its first week of going live to further connect with the online community. Geek & Sundry has won multiple accolades and nomination votes from the Annual Streamys, IAWTV, Origins, Davey, Diana Jones and Producers Guild awards since launch.  The office is headquartered in Burbank. For more information, visit www.geekandsundry.com and watch us on YouTube at www.YouTube.com/GeekandSundry.

Green Ronin LogoAbout Green Ronin Publishing:

Green Ronin Publishing is a Seattle based company dedicated to the art of great games. Since the year 2000 Green Ronin has established a reputation for quality and innovation that is second to none, publishing such roleplaying game hits as Dragon Age, A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying, and Mutants & Masterminds, and winning over 40 awards for excellence. For an unprecedented three years running Green Ronin won the prestigious GenCon & EnWorld Award for Best Publisher.

www.greenronin.com

April Fool and the Fooligans

April Fool and the Fooligans

April Fool and the Fooligans

No foolin’! Steve Kenson created a fun Mutants & Masterminds villain and her gang, April Fool and the Fooligans, and Icons artist Dan Houser illustrated it beautifully. Now it can be yours, for just $1.29. Don’t believe anything else you read online on April Fool’s Day, but this post is actually true.

April Fool and the Fooligans