Throne Report – May 23, 2016
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Aaron T. Huss
This month’s Throne Report is a bit later than usual, but for good reason. I was battling pneumonia for a week and now I’m dealing with the aftermath of battling pneumonia. Thus, this Throne Report is a few days later than usual.
In terms of updates, being sick really killed my ability to get much done. Thankfully, Broken Ruler Games took care of business and you’ll see what’s going on for ScreenPlay. Other than that, there’s still lots of layout and revisions to make!
DriveThruRPG / RPGNow recently announced that their printer, Lightning Source, is removing the availability of standard color, 50# books. Besides Savage Insider #10, Mercenary Breed is the only set of books affected by this. Those print options have been removed and only the premium color, 70# print options remain.
The first round of editing on Five Points (Dark Streets) is done! Editing round two has begun, and I’m simply waiting for those to come back. Thanks to Cakebread & Walton, I will be working with the original Dark Streets artist for this book’s artwork to maintain the look and feel of the Dark Streets setting.
Ultimate Conspiracies Guide for Savage Worlds has gone through layout. It’s currently in the hands of newcomer artist Ken McIntyre (who also happens to be my cousin). He’s got a flair for the weird and this type of book is perfect for his style!
Editing continues on the Ultimate Fey Guide for Savage Worlds. The book is a bit lengthy, so editing is taking a while.
I recently signed on a new historian, Mike LaMonica, to pen a new Ultimate Guide sourcebook. I love getting historians to write these historical sourcebooks, so you can imagine how excited I was when he sent me a message with a new idea. This one will be the Ultimate Renaissance France Guide detailing France from 1500-1650! This will be a great new addition to our collection of historical guides.
I’ve added the Ultimate Vikings Guide to my development queue. This is a book I started brainstorming and now need to get back to researching. I’ve decided to take this one on myself as I have a love for the Dark Ages and the enigma surrounding the Norsemen.
Entropic Gaming System
The revised edition of the Entropic Gaming System: Quick Start Guide is available in PDF and POD. I have added Entropic Heroes: Fantasy back into the development queue, although this one will take a long time to finish. A lot of content had already been written, but there’s still a lot left and it will be a very casual development.
Judgment Day: Quick Start Guide for EGS and Savage Worlds is done with artwork in process. There’s no rush on the artwork, so it should be available in the next few weeks. Additionally, Cryptozoology #01: Chaos Realm is now back in layout for a ‘revised’ edition. This features a new, cleaner layout with no additional changes. This is simply part of the catalog refresh.
Don’t forget to visit the Shadowed Earth Online content and the Encyclopedia Chaotica:
Development for Ancient World: Quick Start Guide is still on hold, but is first in the development queue. I plan on writing a new adventure for this book along with a collection of pregens.
The revised Savage Worlds core books are now available. All three are available in PDF, the full-color core setting guide is available in hardcover POD, and Hero’s Handbook and Epic Gamemastering are available in black-and-white, paperback POD.
Broken Ruler Games
Broken Ruler Games has been quite busy as of late with the recent release of ScreenPlay Presents: Ironbound. This is the Pay What You Want quick start guide for the upcoming ScreenPlay (due May 30), and provides a full gaming experience in a slightly abridged form. You can follow all updates and announcements at https://brokenrulergames.net/
New additions to the database have been put on hold while I clean up some recently changed links. I have to scrub the entire database again, but this one won’t take nearly as long.
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