CBT Technical Readout:3058 Upgrade & Astrobirdz Card Game to release Monday 6-12-06
Wars Past. Wars Present
In the 3050's, the discoveries of long-buried Star League records led to a plethora of new cutting-edge BattleMech and vehicle designs by the end of that decade, resurrected from the blue prints of design firms centuries old and thought lost to antiquity. Now, ten years later, these designs have moved from novelty to workhorse, as the Inner Sphere once more finds itself at war!
Fully updated to circa 3070 and still containing the same fantastic art by Duane Loose, Classic BattleTech Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade $29.99 launches these designs into the current time frame, including notable MechWarriors/pilots, as well as new variants. Additionally, a battle armor section has been included, providing full Classic BattleTech stats, and updating the histories for these twenty venerable designs.
Page Count: 232
Developers: Randall N. Bills
Cover Artist: Doug Chaffee
Astrobirdzare the galaxy’s most competitive extreme sports creatures. Able to snowboard comets in the cold of space or surf the fiery surface of a sun, they are the ultimate extreme sports life form. They love nothing more than taking their favorite board and riding a wave, skating a stair, or catching as much air as possible on one of their kiteboards. They’ve learned to take their sport into outer space for even more complex board runs among the stars.
Astrobirdz use all types of boards, but each bird soon finds one it especially favors, and so specializes in that style of board. Their technology is such that they are able to jet on their boards into outer space and move at amazing speeds from planet to planet and star to star. They are famous throughout the universe not only for their extreme sports skills but for their high quality trade goods such as boards, rocketbikes, space cars, and other technology.
A peace-loving civilization, they’ve managed to settle disputes by competing against other alien races in an intergalactic extreme sports arena. This galaxy-wide sports activity has only increased the Astrobirdz’ love of competition. They fiercely defend their reputation as the ultimate extreme sports creatures by performing the most radical and intense tricks ever seen in any galaxy!
6 foil cards represent Berzerkerbirdz. 54 cards represent different tricks the Astrobirdz can do on their rocket-assisted boards. An Astrobirdz fingerboard marks the best competitor in the game. A score pad helps mark each of the rounds of cards played in the game. The rules are short and quick to read.
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Ages: 8 and up
Deadlands Reloaded Limited Edition #1 To be Auctioned Off for Charity
A Very Special Offer!
Unless you've been living in a ghost town, you'll know that the release of Deadlands Reloaded is imminent. To mark the occasion, we have a very special offer to announce.
We're auctioning off the #1 Limited Edition copy of Deadlands Reloaded with a special message from Shane Hensley and a customized sketch from artist Cheyenne Wright!
Only 1000 of these 256 page, full color leatherette books were printed The others will be available in games stores and direct from our website. Each individually numbered book has a gold foil Hanging Judge on the cover and is signed by Deadlands' creator, Shane Hensley. Inside you'll find all the setting information and new rules you need to play in the Weird West, including rules for shootouts at High Noon, new Edges and Hindrances, new powers, a savage change to melee damage, a complete history of the Weird West, and more creepy critters than you can throw a tomahawk at.
The #1 (of 1000) book includes a special message from Shane and a custom sketch determined by YOU from Cheyenne Wright! You can get a picture of Stone, Ronan Lynch, Smilin' Jack, or even your very OWN Deadlands character by Pinnacle's best-known artist!
To be in with a chance of getting your hands on this very special Limited Edition rulebook, be sure to check out the Ebay auction.
And if you're still looking for a reason to bid, all the proceeds of the auction will be going to the Fisher House Foundation (www.fisherhouse.org EIN#11-3158401), who build and donate Fisher Houses at military/VA medical centers, support existing houses, help military families in need and award Scholarships for Military Children.
So take this opportunity to pick up a collectors item and, at the same time, help a worthy cause continue its good work
Human Head Studios Signs with Studio 2 Publishing
Human Head Studios is now available through Studio 2 Publishing. Human Head Studios, Inc. is primarily a computer game developer who launched their Adventure Game Division in 2002 to focus on the creation of board, card, and roleplaying games. It has since released the Origins and ENnies Award-winning d20 supplement REDHURST ACADEMY OF MAGIC and the GOTHICA line of horror-themed board games.
The VILLAINY card game will be the next Human Head Studios release and will be out in store in July.
VILLAINY is a brand new card game from Human Head Studios, Origins Award-winning designers of REDHURST ACADEMY OF MAGIC (d20) and the GOTHICA line of horror-themed strategy board games.
In VILLAINY, players are cartoonish supervillains vying to take over the world! Each 60-card deck is a self-contained supervillainous army. Players just need their own deck, their favorite supervillain, to play. The game is fast, fun, and funny.
VILLAINY is a collectible deck game; there are no boosters but there are multiple decks for consumers to choose from. They can buy one, two, or all three decks in the set. Future sets will introduce three new supervillains each.
VILLAINY: EVIL MASTERMINDS contains three supervillains decks: Mugga Mugga, the simian supreme; Dr. Oblongata, the mad scientist, and; Mallory Maleficarum, the petulant teenage witch.
VILLAINY: EVIL MASTERMINDS will be available in July.
The second set, VILLAINY: SCUM OF THE EARTH is coming in September.
Deadlands Reloaded - Now Available for Preorder
Back in the Saddle!
Deadlands: The Weird West returns, with the popular Savage Worlds game engine under the hood. Within these pages, you'll find all the rules you need to build a posse of heroes, and all the dirt the Marshal (that's the game master, partner) needs to bury 'em. We've also got a whirlwind tour of the Weird West, complete with a whole passel of nasty varmints and critters to vex adventurous souls. If your posse's the ambitious type, we've also included a complete Plot Point campaign that mixes the heroes up with the worst the Weird West has to offer, and gives them the chance to save the best from a fate worse than death.
To further whet their appetite for a little bit of horror on the range we are offering the Deadlands Reloaded Limited Edition. With a suggested retail of $60.00, this book will come with a special gold foil embossed leatherette cover and individually numbered “of 1000.”
Deadlands Reloaded is a Plot Point setting for the Savage Worlds roleplaying and miniatures game, and requires Savage Worlds to play. Visit your local game store or the Studio 2 Publishing online store to purchase Deadlands Reloaded or the Deadlands Reloaded Limited Edition. Retailers can preorder two different hobby only kits, the 6 Shooter and the Both Barrels kits, from their favorite distributor or directly from Studio 2 Publishing.
Stock Number: S2P10200
Retail Price: $39.99
Format: 256 page, Hardcover, full color interior
Authors: Shane Lacy Hensley, BD Flory
Cover Artist: Travis Anderson
Great White Games PDF's Now Available on the Studio 2 Publishing Website
Great White Games and Studio 2 Publishing have reached an agreement to start offering the Savage Worlds line as PDF downloads. Click here to purchase the entire Savage Worlds line as PDF's or printed books.
Look for the entire line of Deadlands, Hell on Earth, and Lost Colony PDF's coming soon to the Studio 2 Publishing store.
FANPRO LLC EXPANDS ITS PDF SERVICES
Seattle, WA—Wednesday, February 1, 2006
FanPro is pleased to announce it has reached an agreement with Studio 2 Publishing to immediately begin selling PDFs of it's Shadowrun®, and Classic BattleTech® products on-line. We feel this is an important opportunity to continue to expand and provide products to our ever growing field of high tech consumers; each PDF is bookmarked and fully searchable, making them extremely useful to hard-core and casual players alike.
This line will included both new titles, along with hard to find classics, such as Shadowrun's Harlequin, Universal Brotherhood, and Bug City, along with Classic BattleTech's Comstar Sourcebook, Tales of the Black Widow and the original Technical Readout: 3025.
This new medium allows FanPro to provide an economical way for our consumers to get many of our otherwise unavailable products. Additionally, such PDF sales help to generate consumer awareness and excitement, further enhancing our publishing lines.
FanPro LLC is the publisher of the highly successful Classic BattleTech wargame and Shadowrun fantasy-cyberpunk roleplaying game, both licensed from WizKids, Inc, and the fantasy roleplaying game The Dark Eye, licensed from FanPro GmbH. Since 2001, FanPro LLC has published and reprinted over 50 game titles, keeping Shadowrun and Classic BattleTech alive and thriving!
Studio 2 Publishing is a sales, marketing and fulfillment service who has worked closely with FanPro LLC over the last 2 years to bring Shadowrun and Classic BattleTech to distributors, retailers, and customers worldwide; Studio 2 Publishing is the official on-line sales site for FanPro LLC, with any product listed on the site always in stock. Studio 2 Publishing is excited to add FanPro's PDFs to its online store, studio2publishing.com, which already carries a complete listing of hardcopy SR and CBT titles.
Classic BattleTech, and Shadowrun are registered trademarks of WizKids, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
Bad Axe Games Signs with Studio 2 Publishing
Bad Axe Games has signed on with Studio 2 Publishing for placement in the Book Trade. Studio 2 Publishing will be handling all Book Trade placement for Bad Axe titles as well as offering these titles for sale on the Studio 2 Publishing website.
Bad Axe Games is known for creating Games with Grit. They set the mood that the world is a dark and dangerous place-- then provide the rules to make it so. They keep things dark, stark, and focused on the character and the action-- two-fisted, kick-in-the-door gaming. That means delivering products with plenty of ‘crunchy bits’ for the players, and avoiding as much as possible the kind of syrupy ‘high fantasy’ prose that permeates some products. Bad Axe Games believes the characters should define the world, not the other way around.
Shadowrun 4th Edition Second Printing will be available Monday January 23rd
The Second printing of the sold out Shadowrun 4th Edition RPG will be available from retailers and distributors on Monday January 23rd 2006. The much anticipated Second printing will include all the errata since the First printing released in October. Hurry and get yours today, these books won't last long. Visit your local full line game and comic book store or shop the Studio 2 Publishing online store.
Magic of Arcanis & Classic Battletech Handbook: House Marik both Release Monday January 9th, 2006
Visit your local game store or the Studio 2 Publishing online store. to purchase these two hot new releases.
Magic of Arcanis is a comprehensive guide to making spellcasting adventurers native to Arcanis. Every facet of the eldritch arts is explored, from classes, feats, spells, and the organizations that teach and protect mages or guide the divinely called in service to their God to the materials needed to forge mighty items of power. This title is a must have for any Arcanis player.
Classic Battletech Handbook: House Marik is the Second in a new, dynamic Classic BattleTech® series, Handbook: House Marik™ compiles the crucial history, politics and cultures of the Inner Sphere's first Great House. More than just a sourcebook, Handbook: House Marik includes rules for both Classic BattleTech and Classic BattleTech RPG™ campaigns, including new support vehicles, creatures, personal weapons, life paths and more!
Both titles Release Monday January 9th, 2006.
Deadlands Reloaded is Coming this Spring
Coming soon from Pinnacle/Great White Games is the new edition of the Deadlands RPG. Revised and updated for the Savage Worlds rules, this 256 page full-color hardcover book is packed with horror western goodness!
Deadlands: Reloaded is our first "open" line for Savage Worlds. This book has all the rules and world information you need to set out on the dusty trail. If you're hungry for more, check out the all-new Plot PointT setting books for the Weird West, coming in 2006. Each epic tale features detailed information on a specific place or event, and puts your posse smack in the middle of things for a customizable campaign of horror and glory! They'll ride with Wyatt Earp, protect Deadwood from the all-too-real Ghost Dance, learn firsthand about the Reckoners and their servitors, and maybe even take some of 'em down.
And if that's not enough, there are over 50 books for the multiple award-winning, genre-defining Deadlands: Classic available right now! Each one is chock full of incredible mysteries, dire terrors, and more leadslinging action than you can shake a hickory stick at. Most of these books are still available in our online store. The background and stories are there for you right now, and with the free Savage Worlds conversion guide we have on our website you can use anything that ever walked, crawled, or skittered across the Weird West. And in case you were wondering, most of the material found in these books won't be reprinted in the new Weird West line. So snatch 'em up while you can!
Deadlands: Reloaded is due early in 2006.