With various Dragon Age products in various stages of production but without a lot of news to give folks right now, I’m going to take today’s Ronin Round Table to talk a bit about something else I do a lot: making superheroes and supervillains. Particularly, I want to talk about making superheroes and supervillains from countries that aren’t the US (and to a lesser extent Canada, the UK, and other major Western English-speaking nations).
Maybe your heroes need an island holiday? Too bad, since they’ll find plenty to do as the Atlas of Earth-Prime takes us to the Caribbean! It is the center for a secret spiritual war between the Loa, the powerful spirits of Voodoo, and stronghold of Siren’s arch-foe Baron Samedi. Go up against the Jamaican posse run by the Snowman or help local heroes Coral and Hurican fight criminals and natural disasters. Explore the mysteries deep in the heart of the Bermuda Triangle, and visit the fantastic Utopia Isle and its inhabitants. Much more than just a "day at the beach"!
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 Coast, and the publication of the Atlas of Earth-Prime, detailing the regions and nations outside the borders of the two great super-cities. Joining these two products (since the Atlas will eventually be collected into a single book) is the forthcoming new edition of Freedom City. Together, the three will form the main source material for the Earth-Prime setting, with some additional information on space, aliens, and places beyond Earth in the Cosmic Handbook.
Now in our Green Ronin Online Store, you can get great deals on DC Adventures and ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying!
This summer we’ll be releasing ICONS Assembled Edition in collaboration with Steve Kenson’s company Ad Infinitum Adventures. In the meantime, you can now buy the print versions of ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying and The Villainomicon! for just $15 and $10, respectively, or purchase them both in a bundle for just $20.
RPGNow is also celebrating superheroes, with great deals on DC Adventures right now. We have followed suit, putting all four DC Adventures books on sale in PDF and print! Get the PDFs for just $4.95 each, or pick up the print versions of DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook, DC Adventures Heroes & Villains Volume 1 and Volume 2, and DC Adventures: Universe, for great prices as well.
Chris and Nicole are flying back to Seattle from a well-deserved break on the beach in Puerto Vallarta, so let’s welcome them home with a new Atlas of Earth Prime PDF: Mexico!
Go South of the Border with the Atlas of Earth-Prime to the land of the Snake and the Eagle, where the mysterious mastermind known as Ghostwalker has been shaping mystical forces for generations, powers that are now coming to fruition. The Weeping Woman La Llorona haunts the guilty souls of Ciudad Juarez, the high-tech #Hashtag fights crime (and blogs about it) in western Mexico, while Viento Negro is the dark-clad hero of Monterrey. Who is the dread undead crime-lord Tepalcatli and what are his schemes for the Silent Zone and the Mask of Aztlan?
Note: One piece of art is delayed, but if you pick it up now we’ll let you know when you can re-download with the final art.
If you haven’t got the Gadget Guides PDF yet, you might want to set the alarm in your battle-suit or utility belt. Today is the last day to get it for just $10–tonight it will go back up to $16. If you want to pre-order the print version, you’ll still be able to do that and add the PDF to your order for just $5, up until the book gets back from the printer.
We are pleased to announce that Gadget Guides for Mutants & Masterminds is now available to pre-order in our Green Ronin Online Store. Furthermore, when you pre-order the printed book, we’ll offer you a chance to get the PDF right away for just $5 more!
Next week Gadget Guides for Mutants & Masterminds goes up for pre-order and PDF sale. Gadget Guides compiles the entirety of last year’s series of short PDFs and adds new material to round out the book. We’ve put together a preview so you can check out what Gadget Guides has to offer. You can look over the table of contents, and read samples of the Inventing and Rituals appendices (both new for this book). Come back next week when the pre-order goes live!
It’s Two-fer, uh, Wednesday, here at Green Ronin Publishing, with two PDF releases in our Green Ronin Online Store.
Visit a world not our own, but strangely familiar, a world of heroes and villains, of wonders and dangers, and limitless adventure! The Atlas of Earth-Prime is a trip around the world of the Freedom City and Emerald City settings for the Mutants & Masterminds Superhero RPG, looking at different regions and their heroes, villains, features, and opportunities, giving you a whole world to explore for your game. All for less than the cost of a new comic book!
This week the Atlas of Earth-Prime goes north to Canada, where the Cathedral of Pain haunts the streets of Quebec and Dominion City hovers high in the air. Learn the secrets of the Centurion’s Sanctum, the mysterious Aerie of the Avians, and the torments of Project Inferno, and go up against the decidedly im-polite Team Canada, who are looking for a good fight, and maybe a chance to be heroes, too. All this and the menace that is…the Mad Maple!
Whether they are a peaceful agrarian House known for their vast fields of grain and fine warhorse bloodlines, or a sinister House notorious for their extravagant wealth and rumors of assassins in their employ, noble Houses are defined by the kinds of Wealth Holdings they invest in. With more than sixty new and updated Wealth Holdings, Out of Strife, Prosperity provides a fantastic resource for detailing out the Houses in your chronicle. Out of Strife, Prosperity is the second of our Chronicle System series of PDFs, for use with the Chronicle System engine that powers our popular A Song of ice & Fire Roleplaying system!
Whether you were born on February 29th, you think a lot about leaping tall buildings in a single bound, or you wish you could leap in Dragon Age, we might just have a deal for you! In celebration of today’s quadrennial event, we’ve placed three awesome products at five dollars off in our Green Ronin Online Store. For a limited time, you can get the Dragon Age RPG Set 1 boxed set, Mutants & Masterminds Gamemaster’s Guide, and/or the M&M GM’s Kit for $5 off! Happy Leap Day 2012!
And in other news… From the thunderbolts of the gods to the energy sustaining the modern world, electricity is a power to reckon with, and Electrical Powers range from hurling bolts of lightning or stunning taser blasts to absorbing and conducting the output of a city’s power-grid, or “riding the lightning” by transforming into electricity and traveling in the blink of an eye.