Mountain Terrors: Thunderbird (Chronicle System PDF)
Sudden mountain storms may rise up out of nowhere, bringing the possibility of flash floods, mud slides, lightning strikes and similar dangers. Those who know the mountain peaks know to fear these storm, and not simply for the threat they bring: some mountain tempests have at their heart a mighty thunderbird on the hunt, and anything that moves is fair game.
Mountain Terrors: Thunderbird is a bestiary PDF for the Chronicle System, the rules engine that powers our popular A Song of Ice & Fire Roleplaying game.
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Mountain Terrors: Stonehorn (Chronicle System PDF)
Leaping from impossible perch to seemingly sheer cliff is the stonehorn, a mighty beast that is to goats what dire wolves are to normal wolves. These four-horned, pony-sized animals reach the highest of peaks and consume the salt and other minerals they crave imbedded in the stone of the mountains. Though they are not predatory, they do not hesitate to defend their territory and their young with vicious stone horns completely infused with the minerals they consume.
Mountain Terrors: Stonehorn is a bestiary PDF for the Chronicle System, the rules engine that powers our popular A Song of Ice & Fire Roleplaying game.
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In the mountain heights hunts the needle roc. Much larger than its smaller eagle cousin, the needle roc is a raptor with a particularly distinctive hunting style: it flies past prey and threats alike, popping the viciously hooked quills along its wings to eviscerate those unlucky enough to have earned its ire. Between its large size, viciously hooked talons and twelve-foot quilled wingspan, this beast is a terror to watch out for.
Mountain Terrors: Needle Roc is a bestiary PDF for the Chronicle System, the rules engine that powers our popular A Song of Ice & Fire Roleplaying game.
Mountain Terrors: Mountain Troll (Chronicle System PDF)
Dangerous horrors of the highlands, mountain trolls are near-human creatures that live – and hunt – in packs. Aggressive and violent, they have been the death of many a traveling party over the years. Beware the troll-infested demenses of these monsters, for it is almost surely death to enter them.
Titansgrave is coming to Gen Con! Make sure to login to your Gen Con account and look for SEM1582558 to reserve your spot! Presented by Green Ronin Publishing and Geek and Sundry.
This year is going to be an exceptionally strange and exciting time for us at Gen Con. Not only is Team Ronin headed out in force, but we’re sharing space with Geek & Sundry, highlighting Fantasy Age and Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana! We’re so excited to have such great games for Gen Con.
Before I get into the fun things happening, I want to kindly let you know what our Customer Service & Sales responses will be slow, as we’ll be dependent on whatever internet we can find while traveling and while we’re all working the show. Online orders for in-stock items (or PDFs of course) will continue to go out on the usual schedule.
For those of you lucky enough to be attending Gen Con, stop on by and say hello at Booth #1509! We’ll be running demos of Walk the Plank, Love 2 Hate, Icons Superpowered Roleplaying, Dragon Age, A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying, Mutants & Masterminds, Ork!, and of course, Fantasy Age and Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana. Geek & Sundry will be featuring a photo booth, along with some great merchandise and surprises!
We also have volunteers running games at Gen Con, and we have some Seminars you don’t want to miss. If you didn’t get into a game, be sure to bring Generic Tickets to see if a spot opens up! There are quite a few sessions of games run by various GMs & Gaming Groups, and we have a list of the officially submitted games run by myself or our Freebooter Volunteer GMs! For the Seminars, there are currently spaces, but you’ll definitely need to pick up free tickets to attend!
RPG1575877 Blood in the Streets – DC Adventures/Mutants & Masterminds
RPG1575473 An Arl’s Ransom – Dragon Age RPG (at ConTessa!)
RPG1573267 Hell Comes to Squishy Man Town! – Ork! 2.0 The Roleplaying Game
RPG1576447 Fate in Freeport; The 1000 Year Storm – Fate System
RPG1575933 Shadows of Tanglewood – Blue Rose/True 20
RPG1576439 Titansgrave: The Rust Wastes – Fantasy Age
RPG1576440 Titansgrave: The Rust Wastes – Fantasy Age
SEM1578318 News & Updates on Green Ronin Publishing’s AGE System
RPG1575878 Blood in the Streets – DC Adventures/Mutants & Masterminds
RPG1573275 Hell Comes to Squishy Man Town! – Ork! 2.0 The Roleplaying Game
RPG1576446 The Truth of the Fifth Blight – Dragon Age RPG
RPG1576441 Titansgrave: The Rust Wastes – Fantasy Age
RPG1576442 Titansgrave: The Rust Wastes – Fantasy Age
RPG1578320 Titansgrave: The Rust Wastes – Fantasy Age
SEM1578319 What’s New With Green Ronin Publishing!
SEM1582558 Titansgrave Q&A with Wil!
RPG1575905 Operation: Zandia – DC Adventures/Mutants & Masterminds
RPG1573282 Hell Comes to Squishy Man – Town!Ork! 2.0
RPG1575934 Shadows of Tanglewood – Blue Rose/True 20
RPG1576443 Titansgrave: The Rust Wastes – Fantasy Age
RPG1576445 Titansgrave: The Rust Wastes – Fantasy Age
RPG1578321 Titansgrave: The Rust Wastes – Fantasy Age
RPG1575906 Operation: Zandia – DC Adventures/Mutants & Masterminds
Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you at Gen Con!
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When the bone-chilling mists and clouds descend on the unwary mountain traveler, they bring more than the dangers of cold and lack of vision. Prowling through the mists come cloud leopards a-hunting, their forms indistinct through the deadly fog banks.
Shark Week wraps up with a Chronicle System entry, compatible with the Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying Game. And it’s the big one: stats for a great white shark. If you were watching earlier in the week, you’d have seen our devs share another sharky idea for your SIFRP campaign: “Did you know that House Farwynd of the Lonely Light, a House of Ironborn, is said to have skinchangers who bond with sea lions, walruses, and spotted whales? It’s probably not too far off to imagine a scion of House Farwynd who can skinchange with a shark!
That wraps up our version of Shark Week here at Green Ronin. Feel free to leave us feedback on our week of shark-themed freebies on our message boards.
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Those who know the mountain heights understand that it is not simply the beasts of the peaks they have to beware of—it is also the dangers of the very land. But even they know better than to cross the path of a hungry pack of avalanche wolves, whose howl can bring the very mountains down atop their prey.
Mountain Terrors: Avalanche Wolf is a bestiary PDF for the Chronicle System, the rules engine that powers our popular A Song of Ice & Fire Roleplaying game. Get it today for just $1.29!
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In the heights of the world, dangers await. Whether those dangers take the form of bone-biting cold, ever-hungry predators, avalanches, or even creatures from the darkest of stories the common folk tell, this invaluable resource provides what you need to tell stories in the soaring, wild mountain terrain of your Chronicle System campaign.
It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were waiting to find out if the Y2K bug was going to destroy civilization, but somehow it is 2015 already. This is a milestone year for Green Ronin Publishing. We are now officially 15 years old! It was in February, 2000 that I decided to take the plunge and start a new company. By July we had our first game out (Ork! The Roleplaying Game) and then a month later we launched Death in Freeport, the book that really put us on the RPG map. Certainly I had no idea at the time that Green Ronin would be still be publishing 15 years later. So a million thanks to all of the gamers who have kept us going, as well as the legion of writers, artists, editors, and other professionals we’ve worked with over the years. We could not have done it without you!
So what do we have planned for 2015? Glad you asked!
Dragon Age Core Rulebook
We are starting our Dragon Age line off with a bang this year. We are releasing a Core Rulebook, which replaces the game’s previous boxed sets (all of which are out of print). The Dragon Age Core Rulebook consolidates all the material from Sets 1-3 into one big 400 page book. It replaces the Set 1 adventure with a new one, since we figure The Dalish Curse is the most played Dragon Age adventure out there. There is a small amount of other new material (monsters, specializations), but the bigger change is that the game no longer assumes you are fighting through the Fifth Blight. That is one option of many campaign frameworks. The setting has matured quite a bit since the release of Dragon Age: Origins, so we thought it made sense not to tie the game to one particular time or event. The Dragon Age Core Rulebook is in layout now and will be going up to BioWare soon for approvals.
After that we’ll be releasing a new version of the Game Master’s Kit, since the old one is outdated and out of print. The new one updates the screen to represent the full game rules, and includes a new adventure as well. Then we have a sourcebook tentatively titled Inquisition that incorporates material from the recently released Dragon Age: Inquisition video game. As many of you no doubt know already, that game introduces a huge amount of new content and we want to bring as much of that as we can to the tabletop game.
Lastly, we turn to Faces of Thedas. This was originally a PDF series that focused on characters from the Dragon Age setting. Jack Norris, our line developer, is revisiting Faces of Thedas, this time as a full-on book. After three video games and several novels and comics, the setting has a lot of memorable characters and we want to bring more of those to the game. GMs can uses these characters in a variety of ways, and you can even play them if you want to.
Since we first released Dragon Age, people have been asking us if we were going to release the game system—known as the Adventure Game Engine—separately from the setting. The answer is yes! Our plan for this year is to release Fantasy AGE, a core rulebook for the system that I am working on right now. This will be strictly a rule book with no attached setting. The core of the game will be well-familiar to Dragon Age fans but there are some differences, the biggest of which is the magic system. That of Dragon Age was meant to emulate how magic works in Thedas, so I am modifying it heavily for Fantasy AGE.
Our goal is to release Fantasy AGE in May. Then at the end of July we will release the game’s first setting book. This is our big GenCon release and part of something super exciting … that I can’t talk about yet. This will be the focus of our GenCon presence this year and perhaps the biggest RPG story of the year. Watch for an announcement in a few months.
Mutants & Masterminds
It is a great time to be a superhero fan, that’s for sure. We’ve got movies, TV shows, and Mutants & Masterminds! We’re starting out the year with The Cosmic Handbook, which developer Jon Leitheusser recently turned over to production. If you liked Guardians of the Galaxy, you’re going to love this book! Our other big project is Freedom City, the signature setting of Mutants & Masterminds since 1st edition. Now Freedom City will come to 3rd edition at last, in a book similar in format to Emerald City.
We’ll also be continuing the Atlas of Earth-Prime. This is a PDF series we started last year that describes the world of Freedom City and Emerald City in greater detail. When we’re done, we’ll collect the PDFs up into a print book, as we did with titles like Power Profiles and Threat Report. The Atlas of Earth-Prime should resume in a few weeks.
Advanced Bestiary for the Pathfinder RPG
Our Pathfinder plans have begun to bear fruit under the auspices of developer Owen K.C. Stephens. At the end of last year we released the Advanced Bestiary to terrific reviews. If you are a Pathfinder GM, you should seriously check out the Advanced Bestiary. It’s a tremendously useful resource that makes every other monster book you own more valuable.
We’ve also sent Freeport: The City of Adventure to print. This monstrous tome is the biggest book we’ve ever published. 544 glorious, full color pages detailing a setting that goes back to Death in Freeport 15 years ago. It’s classic fantasy + pirates + Lovecraftian horror. Lots of great Pathfinder content too: new classes, feats, spells, and more. The pre-order for Freeport is still going on, so you can get the PDF for only $5 if you pre-order the book now.
The follow-up is already in the works. Return to Freeport will be a six-part adventure series perfect for kicking off a new campaign. We will release this as a PDF series over the course of the year and then collect it up into a print book when it’s finished.
A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying
We have two releases planned for A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying this year. The first is Dragon’s Hoard, a 160-page adventure. This is written and edited and has been submitted for approval. Meanwhile, developer Joe Carriker is working on a Player’s Guide for the game. This is a rules companion with expanded options for, well, just about everything. As always with this game line, I must caution patience. We can’t really predict how long approvals will take, but will do our best to get these books out as soon as we can.
Joe has also been working on a series of PDFs in support of the Chronicle System, the game engine that powers A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying. We’ve released three of these already: Woodland Creatures, Out of Strife Prosperity, and Chronicle of Sorcery. The latter introduces a magic system for the game for the first time, so is well worth a look if you missed it. Expect more bestiary PDFs this year, as well as some other surprises.
Love 2 Hate Rules (PDF)
Love 2 Hate
Last but by no means least is our first party card game, Love 2 Hate! We ran a successful Kickstarter for the game last year and it is scheduled to release in April. The rules are now online and you can learn to play in like two minutes. This game is obviously quite different from our usual RPG fare, but it’s a hoot and we hope you check it out.
At the start of this article, I mentioned our very first release: Ork! The Roleplaying Game. Well, it hardly seemed fair for Freeport to be the only 2000 release to get some love on its fifteenth anniversary, so watch out for a new edition of Ork! The Roleplaying Game this summer. Original mastermind “Crazy” Todd Miller has revisited this beer and pretzels RPG, so you can expect even more psychotic mayhem.
That is quite a lineup, but believe or not, there’s more! Nothing we can talk about right now unfortunately, but stay tuned for some exciting announcements over the coming months. What has Steve Kenson been working on the last five months? Find out in April!
Thanks for a great 15 years. Join us in 2015 for a host of gaming goodness!
Chris Pramas Green Ronin Publishing
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