October 19, 2015 0 Comments
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Aaron T. Huss
It’s been another busy 4 weeks and things are starting to slow down. The big news now is that Broken Ruler Games’ ScreenPlay playtest launches tomorrow and I’m pretty excited to see how this new RPG turns out. The Warden had consulted with me multiple times on some basic concepts, and I love his design philosophy! He’s always trying something a bit different.
The second and third books for the Hastilion Expanse campaign (Lord Leohn and Mastermind) are now available. These two books cover Novice and Seasoned rank with the fourth book coming in November to cover Veteran rank. Once book five is released, all of them will be compiled into a single, full campaign book available in full-color hardcover and black-and-white softcover.
Writing continues on Five Points (Dark Streets). I made the appropriate changes for Dark Streets 2nd Edition and have been steadily plugging away on everything for the players, which is now done. This covers the a look at the setting, all things character-related, and a host of organizations to throw into the mix. Next is a look at the Mythos aspects of the setting and how to set the scene within historical Five Points.
Ultimate Celts Guide (Savage Worlds) is pending layout. Editing is complete and the book is in my layout backlog. I haven’t started getting the artwork either, but that generally doesn’t take very long. This is a great addition to our Ultimate Guides series and a great addition to anyone’s historical sourcebook collection. I’ve also been handed Ultimate Conspiracies Guide (Savage Worlds) for editing. This hasn’t started yet, but its on my to do list.
Entropic Gaming System
Entropic Guides: Warfare is available. This new book features the new layout of Entropic Gaming System revised edition core rulebook, which is due out in November or December. I find it to be a beautiful book and love how all the different large-scale mechanics turned out. While this book is all-crunch, not all of it is strictly EGS as many of the mechanics can be applied universally.
Third Party Publishers
No updates here, but keep on the look-out for new 3PP EGS products.
Judgment Day Quick Start Guide is still patiently sitting on my to do list. This version will feature all the Victorian mechanics, a Victorian introductory adventure, and 6 Victorian pregenerated characters. It will be available as Pay-What-You-Want in PDF and print-on-demand. It will be available in both EGS and Savage Worlds versions.
Development on Cryptozoology #02: Otherworldly Beings hasn’t begun yet. The book is on my to-do list, but I’ve decided to slow down on development. Things were getting a little overwhelming.
Don’t forget to visit the Shadowed Earth Online content and the Encyclopedia Chaotica:
The PDFs and PODs for the Ancient World core setting guide EGS and Savage Worlds are now available. Bestiarum Vocabulum EGS and Savage Worlds are also available in PDF and POD.
There’s a good chance that an Ancient World Quick Start Guide will be developed and released as Pay-What-You-Want in both PDF and POD. These are a great way of introducing settings to potential customers. I’ll probably pull together a nice bundle of EGS Quick Start Guides as a type of Try Before You Buy package. Something fun that would make a great gift!
No new developments on Mythos right now.
Broken Ruler Games
The Warden is gearing up to launch his ScreenPlay playtest tomorrow. This playtest will be very similar to how I organized the Entropic Gaming System playtest with reward levels for different types of participation. It’s a very good model to follow and encourages people to really get involved in the playtest. Watch our blog for the announcement tomorrow.
I am currently working on Raging Swan Press. It’s slow and steady, but things are moving along nicely. The database is nearing its refresh completion and provides a great catalog of products, for those publishers represented, in an easy to view method.
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