Entries by Steve Kenson

Ronin Round Table: Back Issues

The Freedom City sourcebook for the second edition of Mutants & Masterminds was published in 2006. In the eight years since, Green Ronin has published numerous books and files expanding upon the world we’ve come to call Earth-Prime, and that process is ongoing, with the creation of Freedom’s "sister city," Emerald City, on the West […]

Ronin Round Table: Icons Assemble!

The "cottage" nature of the tabletop gaming industry leads to a lot of funny things: supposedly fierce "competitors" often know and see each other socially, companies trade employees and creative staff, and creators…well, sometimes we get a particular idea that takes on a life of its own. One such idea was Icons Superpowered Roleplaying, a […]

Ronin Round Table: The Free & the Brave

By Steve Kenson You’ve heard a lot about the forthcoming Atlas of Earth-Prime series in previous Ronin Round Tables. As we approach our launch date, let’s take a look at the premier issue of the series, which starts close to home in the nation of Freedom City and Emerald City: the United States of America. […]

Ronin Round Table: Chupacabracon!

By Steve Kenson By this time next week, I plan to be joining fellow Ronins Chris Pramas and Donna Prior at the inaugural Chupacabracon in Austin, TX, alongside a star-studded list of guests. If you’re in the Austin area, check out the convention’s website and consider joining us for a weekend of games and geekery […]

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 […]

Ronin Round Table: 10 Years of Freedom (City)

By Steve Kenson In the midst of marking the 10th anniversary of Mutants & Masterminds with a new Deluxe Hero’s Handbook (along with the exclusive limited Anniversary Edition), you might think we’ve forgotten the passage of the 10th anniversary of M&M‘s signature setting: Freedom City. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, I’ve […]

Ronin Round Table: The Name Game

By Steve Kenson "Would you … mind signing my book?" I’m pretty sure I looked behind me the first time somebody asked me that. It was at the FASA Corporation booth at GenCon, back when I was freelancing for Shadowrun and the Awakenings sourcebook (my first project with cover credit) was brand new. I figured […]

Ronin Round Table: Missing Gen Con

Imagine, if you will, that today is Friday, August 16, 2013. Some of us are busy on the floor at Gen Con, and some of us are wishing, a lot or a little, that we were at the show. And Steve Kenson is waiting in a security line or is strapped into a tube blasting […]

Ronin Round Table: Not-So-Secret Origins

[Note: It’s a special double-header Friday for Ronin Round Table. Here’s another post, from Steve Kenson, live at Origins in Columbus, OH!] By the time you read this Ronin Roundtable, I should be attending the Origins Game Fair in downtown Columbus, OH, as a guest of honor, since the convention’s theme this year is "Superheroes" […]