Archive for September, 2002

The Power of Hell Compels

Thursday, September 26th, 2002

The Power of Hell Compels You…To Visit Fast Forward Entertainment
Fast Forward Entertainment has posted an index of creatures, challenge ratings, magic, and more for their Encyclopedia of Demons & Devils II, all in the handy PDF format. Fast Forward has also posted a web enhancement for the book. This 10 page PDF includes all kinds of new evil, any one of whom can be used to kill off offending members of the party and send those folks packing.

Bastion Press Thinks You’re a

Wednesday, September 25th, 2002

Bastion Press Thinks You’re a Loser
Well that is not exactly the truth. Bastion Press announced that the open call for submissions for their upcoming Pale Designs: A Poisoner’s Handbook has ended and the winning authors have been notified. So if you sent something and you have not heard yet, you’re probably not the next Monte Cook or Ken St.Andre (at least not yet). But that should not stop you from picking up this hip book when it is released in January.

R.A. Salvatore’s new Novel Out

Wednesday, September 25th, 2002

R.A. Salvatore’s new Novel Out in October
In October Wizards of the Coast is releasing the first novel of a coming trilogy from R.A. Salvatore. The Thousand Orcs is book one of The Hunter’s Blades trilogy, a new series featuring Drizzt Do’Urden and set in the Forgotten Realms campaign world. First seen in the Dark Elf trilogy, The Thousand Orcs is the first book to focus exclusively on the exploits of Drizzt Do’Urden. To coincide with the book’s release, Salvatore will be doing a signing tour. Keep an eye on his home page for dates and places.

Battle Grid Deluxe Arrives from

Wednesday, September 25th, 2002

Battle Grid Deluxe Arrives from ZenoGames
ZenoGames has done us all a great favor and released a Battle Grid Deluxe Edition. Included in the new edition are miniatures of a bunch of armies:

  • WWI US Army Doughboys
  • WWI German Infantry “Huns”
  • WWI British Infantry
  • Chinese Boxers 1900
  • British Army – Boxer Rebellion 1900
  • Egyptian Army – 1882
  • British Army – 1882
  • French Knights
  • Union Infantry
  • Confederate Infantry
  • British Infantry – 1776
    and more.
    It also includes the Battle Grid Board Game. With this one simple system you can wage any type of historical war your blood lust desires. Ready..Set…WAR!

  • New Harn Stuff Abounds Columbia

    Wednesday, September 25th, 2002

    New Harn Stuff Abounds
    Columbia Games, makers of the unbelievably expansive world of Harn, has posted some goodies for all you Harn-o-philes.

  • Two new PDF and print releases, Selvos Castle, and Dragons and Tournaments.
  • New optional Language Rules for HârnMaster by: James Currie
    Check out the new . PDF copies are all half price.

  • White Wolf Returns from Germany

    Tuesday, September 24th, 2002

    White Wolf Returns from Germany with a New Game
    White Wolf has announced the impending publication of Engel a game of angelic combat. Originally published in Germany by one of White Wolf’s licensees, Engel can be played with a revolutionary new Tarot card system or D20 rules (both are included in the core rule book). At White Wolf’s new Engel web site you can get a look at PDF’s of character sheets, maps, and excerpts, as well as explanations of the angelic orders, all on the download page. Sounds like a nice game. For something similar that’s been around for awhile, see the Archangel website from Visionary Games.

    Steer-ing Toward Battle Cattle: Third Edition

    Tuesday, September 24th, 2002

    Okay, no more puns in this post. I promise.

    Because the world demanded it, Wingnut Games just announced plans for Battle Cattle: Third Edition. The new, revised rules will include “more cow breeds, weapons, modifications and accessories” equalling 48 pages of bovine combat fun. The book will arrive this December at a price of $17.95, and will also include a full color pasture battlefield and full color “cow chips” (no, that’s Aldo’s pun, not mine, so it doesn’t count) to assist the poor souls that ‘t already have the latest Battle Cattle minis. What could possibly make this book better? The fact that Colin Adams, OgreCave’s own excellent artist, is doing the full-color cover. I’ve seen a rough draft of it while peeking over his shoulder, and quite frankly, this book is going to look awesome.

    Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys Now Shipping for GURPS WWII

    Tuesday, September 24th, 2002

    Return to Honor brings the French to GURPS WWII. Now you too can surrender, then wait for the United States to bail you out. In fact, it’s a little bit like playing a cleric. A rude, arrogant cleric who is into smelly kinds of cheeses. Also shipping from SJ Games: GURPS Modern Firepower and Hellboy Heroes Miniatures.

    0one Games Unveils The Minotaur

    Monday, September 23rd, 2002

    0one Games Unveils The Minotaur
    0one Games has unveiled its newest D&D3e adventure, The Minotaur. In their new preview you can get a look at a list of the adventure’s features (classes, monsters), a quick look at some art and a glimpse of some new maps. Not a lot give away the plot, but a quick look at another impressive PDF from 0one Games.

    Free Preview of Unearth: The

    Monday, September 23rd, 2002

    Free Preview of Unearth: The Dark Future
    Etherworld has posted an eight page preview of their upcoming debut release, Unearth: The Dark Future. Unearth is a new D20 campaign setting in the post-apocalyptic milieu. The preview contains a new prestige class (are their any unprestigeous classes?) called Preatorian. These nice folks are traveling knowledge-seekers looking for answers about the time before the “Great Shattering”. Sounds nice and fuzzy. The game’s creator has previously published a book recounting the work of Uber-Dork Genesis P-Orridge of Psychic-TV fame. The game sounds neat though. The company says that they plan on releasing more cores and supplements in 2003.

    Yet Another Traveller D20 Post…

    Monday, September 23rd, 2002

    Quiklink Interactive is now offering a free 36-page campaign setting and adventure for download at their T20 site. The Linkworlds Cluster contains information about the seven Shanape Link Worlds and multiple Amber Zone adventure seeds, Patron Encounters, and Mercenary Tickets. The setting can be used for any version of Traveller, but stats are tailored for use with T20. With all this great swag, I’m getting almost as giddy as Greg.

    EMPIRE FLAGELLANTS…The Perfect Way to

    Sunday, September 22nd, 2002

    EMPIRE FLAGELLANTS…The Perfect Way to Say I Love You
    Games Workshop has offered up some new minis for Warhammer at their US Store. The new page describes them as…The Flagellants of the Empire are penniless zealots who band together under the leadership of some ranting madman, a Prophet of Doom. They travel together from battle to battle and throw themselves into the fray as a gesture of sacrifice. Due to the constant hardships they endure and the constant visions of world destruction, Flagellants are difficult to kill and completely fearless. Sounds like a fun bunch to add to your Warhammer army.

    New PDF For Sale at Iron Crown

    Sunday, September 22nd, 2002

    Originally published in 1992 by famed Shadow World designer Terry Amthor, Eidolon: City In the Sky is being republished by ICE as a PDF. The book is an exact reprint, except for new cover and interior art and is just the latest in a line of classic modules made available in PDF form. Last week the 1989 source book Jaiman: Land of Twilight was released in PDF. Hopefully this is a trend we will continue to see. Not only did they save Rolemaster from trash bin, but actions like this go along way in creating good will in the whole community (unlike other companies that cancel games and lock them in a vault forever).

    My Obsession with Traveller D20

    Sunday, September 22nd, 2002

    My Obsession with Traveller D20 Continues
    If you take a quick look at the T20 site, you can see the hip new design they have unveiled to celebrate the game’s impending release. You get all these goodies:

  • A development site dedicated to an alternate T20 Timeline.
  • A new look for the Travellers Aide PDF series.
  • A great Traveller store featuring things from Judges Guild, Far Future, and British Isle Traveller Support.
    Visit now.

  • Proof That Idle Hands ARE the Devil’s Playground

    Sunday, September 22nd, 2002

    Forgeworld designer Will Hayes has created a multi-part Epic Space Marine in 6mm. It will be available for sale at Games Day UK only. In addition, Epic Imperial Guard units get some serious ground support with the Marauder Bomber and Destroyer. Also available will be the Imperial Armor Update and the Lucius Pattern Warhound Titan for 40K.