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Posted by jsearcy on 2014/2/19 7:40:16 (572 reads)

Shadows of Esteren - A Medieval Horror RPG: Tuath Now Funding on Kickstarter!



Shadows of Esteren is a medieval role-playing game with a horrific and gothic influence. Drawing inspiration from Celtic myths, this universe has a discreetly fantastic side hidden under a bleak, realistic surface. This world is populated with humans who have to struggle through tough daily lives, while facing a supernatural threat lurking in the dark. With the focus of its adventures being investigation and survival, Shadows of Esteren favors an immersive mood and interaction among the Players.

This particular atmosphere is drawn from several sources of inspiration: the harshness and romanticism of Mel Gibson’s Braveheart; the universes of Tim Burton, particularly that of Sleepy Hollow; Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Princess Mononoke; as well as Berserk, the manga by Kentaro Miura.



Posted by jsearcy on 2014/1/22 15:58:16 (997 reads)

Earthdawn 4th Edition Now Funding on Kickstarter



A New Edition?

The original edition of the Earthdawn game stopped being produced in 1999. In the following years fan-founded efforts licensed the property and released their own material for the line: Living Room Games released Second Edition, and RedBrick Limited released the Classic and Third Edition of the game.

Now, twenty years after its initial release, a new edition is in development under the FASA Games banner. In addition to revising and polishing the game rules, this new edition of Earthdawn will update the setting, putting in place a new status quo for players to explore. The goal is to make the game more accessible and friendly to players unfamiliar with Earthdawn and its history.



Posted by jsearcy on 2013/12/30 17:04:37 (1854 reads)

Dementalism Card Game Now Available!

Dementalism Card Game $19.95

Alright, smarty buns, here's your chance to show everyone how smart your brain is. Due to the continuing idiocy of you and your fellow security guards a whole bunch of clones have escaped from the Primordial Soup Kitchen and are now wandering the various countrysides of Mutha Oith. You guys better get your wazoos in gear and recapture them before your bosses find out and you lose your jobs.

It'll take all of your brains, half your luck, two thirds of your charm, a bunch of guts, and a pinch of divine inspiration to survive this fast-paced and exciting original card game by award winning illustrator and game designer Andy Hopp.

Peeps: 2-12
Ages: 8+
Durations: 30-60 minutes
Contents: 128 cards, instructions, setup card, sticker



Posted by jsearcy on 2013/11/1 8:05:57 (11452 reads)

Adventures in the East Mark - The Red Box Now Funding on Kickstarter



To launch a new product line consisting of an English translation of the acclaimed Spanish game "Aventuras en La Marca del Este".

Three decades ago, many of us were able to experience the thrill of buying what was likely our first role-playing game. Back then, the games often came in a beautifully covered box set. The mysteries contained within were everything we needed to play in a world of fantastical creatures and powerful warriors.

The Spanish game "Aventuras en La Marca del Este" began from the mind of Pedro Gil as a homebrew campaign for some friends in Spain playing the world's most famous game as devised in Frank Mentzer’s (BECMI) Red Box with 9 starter classes and new rules on mounted combat, aerial combat, seafaring and ship battles. Now, many years later, it is one of the most popular role-playing games in Spain. By enlisting incredible artists that are now rising stars in the RPG industry such as A.J. Manzanedo, Jorge Carrero and Víctor Guerra, the "La Marca" team produced an incredibly captivating "retroclone" role-playing game that is an old school experience wrapped in old world flare. The game is published in Spain by Holocubierta Ediciones.

To see more of what this product line already contains in the Spanish game, please check out the original blog, Aventuras en La Marca del Este (en Español), and the community driven Codex de La Marca (en Español).

The Codex of the East Mark serves as an online structured setting that consists of both official content and fan based content. Since community has played a huge role in the creation of this RPG it makes sense to continue growing the setting by including community content. If there is significant response to this project, it is highly likely that an English version of the Codex will be built.



Posted by jsearcy on 2013/10/25 9:57:38 (9536 reads)

Dragon Kings Now Funding on Kickstarter



Dragon Kings is a new fantasy game world conceived and presented in fiction, art, and music simultaneously by Timothy Brown.

Khitus is a world in decline. New heroes must emerge to challenge the wicked before all is lost …

The benevolent Dragon Kings who once ruled over Khitus have inexplicably vanished, leaving once-powerful nations at the mercy of foul creatures unchecked. Cold Skins and Krikis grow numerous and bold. Desperate cities of the Old Countries struggle against savage marauders who stalk ever closer to their crumbling walls. Ancient wizard schools guard their tomes more jealously than ever, essential to their dark sorcerous bargains, while the followers of a mysterious prophet rekindle the magic-that-is-not-magic. The essential materials of life and civilization are being ruthlessly plundered by the mysterious Pretenders in their Black Fortress, leaving the southern lands, especially, in dire straits.

Adventurers must face the wrath of a violent world to not only survive but to right these wrongs, protect the innocent, seek the fate of the Dragon Kings, and reintroduce some semblance of justice to a world on the brink of destruction.

Dragon Kings is a new fantasy game world conceived and presented in fiction, art, and music simultaneously by Timothy Brown, co-creator of Dark Sun and 2300AD.

The Dragon Kings project is growing all the time. Listen to new song clips as they’re released, see new art and maps, and discover the expanding lore at http://www.dragonkingsproject.com




Posted by jsearcy on 2013/9/19 10:42:00 (3093 reads)

Deadlands Noir Core Rulebook Now Available!

Deadlands Noir Core Rulebook $29.99

New Orleans, 1935. Whoever called this "the Big Easy" sure got that one wrong. Things are tough all over. Honest work is hard to find, and even dishonest jobs are getting scarce. The one thing that’s not in short supply is trouble. From shady thugs to crooked cops to Mafia soldiers, there’s plenty of characters out there looking to give an honest Joe a hard time.

And that’s not the worst of it.

There are stories going round about things that go bump in the night. Things you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley on a darker night. And those stories aren't just coming from rummies or saps who read that Epitaph rag.

Still, there are a few heroes left in the concrete jungle. Steely-eyed private dicks, fast-talking grifters, wild-eyed inventors, and shadowy houngans still struggle against the encroaching darkness. With enough moxie—and more than a little luck—they might just be enough to turn the tide.

Deadlands Noir is a pen-and-paper roleplaying game set in the world of Pinnacle Entertainment’s award-winning Deadlands universe. It includes new Edges, Hindrances, and powers, as well as new rules for handling detective work, the state of the Union and the CSA in the Depression-era, a complete Plot Point campaign, and of course, more monsters and ghouls than you can shake a smoking .45 automatic at.

Deadlands Noir is not a complete game. It requires the Savage Worlds core rules to play.



Posted by jsearcy on 2013/8/13 6:16:34 (3785 reads)

Weird Wars Rome (Savage Worlds) Now Funding on Kickstarter





In the Celtic wilds, the forests of Germania, the deserts of Egypt, and the arenas of Rome, dark things rise...

Her legions strode forth from the center of civilization—west to England, east to Asia, north to Germany, south to Egypt—and conquered most of the known world. In their travels, the Legions found things that would be disbelieved by slave, citizen, and senator alike. War elephants, wild dervishes, and creatures beyond description met them at every turn.

The glory of the Empire spread to the corners of the earth, but its shadow found even darker places—and things—that defied record.

Join the forces of Rome and battle through the ages against her enemies. Discover the terrible secrets left out of the history books. Save your shieldmates. Save the Empire.



Posted by jsearcy on 2013/8/5 13:49:37 (4708 reads)

Shadows of Esteren - A Medieval Horror RPG: Travels Now Funding on Kickstarter



Shadows of Esteren is a medieval role-playing game, with an emphasis on the horrific and the Gothic. Drawing inspiration from Celtic myths, this universe has a discreetly fantastic side hidden under a bleak, realistic surface. This world is populated with humans who have to cope with tough daily lives, and face a supernatural threat lurking in the dark. With the focus of its adventures being investigation and survival, Shadows of Esteren is a game that favors an immersive mood and interactions among the Players.

This particular atmosphere is drawn from several sources of inspiration: the harshness and romanticism of Mel Gibson’s Braveheart; the universes of Tim Burton, particularly the one of Sleepy Hollow; Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Princess Mononoke; as well as Berserk, the manga by Kentaro Miura. Regarding role-playing, Shadows of Esteren would be somewhere between Ravenloft, Game of Thrones and Call Of Cthulhu.



Posted by jsearcy on 2013/7/1 21:10:15 (1927 reads)

Revelations of Mars Now Funding on Kickstarter



A sword and planet sourcebook for Hollow Earth Expedition that rockets you to the Red Planet!

This sourcebook expands Hollow Earth Expedition to include Mars, a dying world filled with strange aliens, bizarre creatures, and vast, inhospitable wastelands. Fight for survival or vie for supremacy as a marauding sky pirate, powerful robot bodyguard, or conniving Martian noble. Experience Hollow Earth Expedition from an otherworldly perspective—one that wields powerful weapons and hungers for earthly treasures as much as any terrestrial power.

Inside you will find everything you need to run out-of-this-world adventures or give your terrestrial games a unique twist: robot and alien player characters; new psychic powers; an exotic bestiary and equipment list; and details on Martian inhabitants and locations.

Hollow Earth Expedition: Discover a whole new world of adventure!



Posted by jsearcy on 2013/6/8 8:12:02 (1179 reads)

Join us at Origins Game Fair June 13-16, 2013



Come see Studio 2 Publishing at booth #433 at Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio June 13-16, 2013. We will be there along with Pinnacle Entertainment.




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