Dec 022013
 

  Modiphius Launches SILVERSHIELDS Community Team!

 

Modiphius Entertainment has announced the SILVERSHIELDS Program and two community managers;Dan Whorl and Dave McAlister to lead the teams in 2014.

 

Inspired by Alexander the Great’s veteran warriors the Silver Shields, who gave courage to the younger soldiers in his army and helped hold the line at the direst of times, the new community team program is designed to reward all levels of involvement in supporting Modiphius’s games.

 

 

Chris Birch is passionate about getting everyone involved not matter what they feel they can do, “Whether it’s sticking a poster up in a game club, taking flyers to local stores, running demo games in store, at a club or convention, promoting the games on Facebook, Twitter or just chatting about Modiphius on forums – there’s so much people can do to help out and we plan to reward that with an exciting membership that rewards every member of the team for their efforts.”

 

The SILVERSHIELDS program is signing up members from all over the world to support Modiphius’sflagship games; Achtung! CthulhuMutant Chronicles 3rd EditionPaolo Parente’s DUST Adventures,Cogs, Cakes & Swordsticks and much more! You can sign up herehttp://www.modiphius.com/silvershields.html

 

Based on the level of their support, active members can expect to receive an awesome Modiphius TeamT-shirt, a SILVERSHIELDS badge, and credit towards Modiphius products.

 

Dave McAlister is heading up the UK SILVERSHIELDS. Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, with a big love of the espionage genre. So much so that in 1999, he started Modus Operandi and joined the Sarbreenar “Living” campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 was also the year that Dave founded UK Role Players as well as co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft. Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. He is currently the webmaster for the Conception and Con-Quest conventions as well as UK Role Players. His current favourite systems are Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem.

 

 

Dan Whorl is the leading the US SILVERSHIELDS. A 33 year old step-father of 4 and a lifelong tabletop gamer. His interest run the gamut of games from Euro board games to Ameri-trash, collectible card games to family and party titles.  However, his heart lies in table top RPGs.  25 years ago, Dan discovered Dungeons and Dragons and his life changed forever.  Having since played every system he could get his hands on, as well as creating more than a few homebrews, Tabletop RPGs have become a cornerstone of Dan’s creative outlet as well as favored pastime of his family. For the last year and a half, Dan has been the Host/Moderator of the popular gaming podcast “The CarpeGM Gamecast” and the owner/webmaster of CarpeGM.net, a website that houses a community dedicated to the enhancement of social event gaming, it’s culture, and the support of those help to shape it.

 

More team managers will be announced for Europe and abroad soon.

 

If you know someone who loves Savage Worlds, Call of Cthulhu or you think would love to demo the new systems from Modiphius Entertainment please forward this message.

 

For more information contact Modiphius Entertainment (or reply to this email) http://www.modiphius.com/contact.html

 

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Sep 212013
 

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In episode 3 of Modiphius Calling Nick Fallon of F3D joins us to talk about games and his Cimmerian Space Kickstarter, we have two interviews from Gen Con; Margaret Weis talking about her writing career and new projects including the fantastic Firefly RPG plus Monte Cook tells us how he got in to the industry and what led him to the world of Numenera.

Running Order
01.00: News From Modiphius: 3d Virtual Tabletop (they subsequently ended at $56k on their Kickstarter)
02.25: Interview with Nick about Cimmerian Space
14.06: Mobile Boardgaming: Chris: Eclipse, Ancient Rome, Josh: Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition
24.54: Margaret Weis Interview
34.35: What’s on Your Table – Chris: Dungeon Roll Josh: Ambush Alley; Nick: Defenders of the Realm
54.24: Monte Cook Interview

In episode 4 Josh will be reporting on the Tokyo Game Show and we’ll have interviews with Chris Pramas of Green Ronin and Charlie Krank from Chaosium.

Episode 3 Links

Margaret Weis
Margaret Weis - http://www.margaretweis.com
Storm Riders - http://www.margaretweis.com/#!congrats-margaret/czdi 
Firefly RPG - http://www.margaretweis.com/#!shop/c23st

Monte Cook
Monte Cook Games - http://www.montecookgames.com
Numenera RPG - http://www.numenera.com

What’s On Your Table
Pandemic - http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/30549/pandemic
Dungeon Roll - http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/138788/dungeon-roll
Ambush Alley - http://ambushalleygames.com
Defenders of the Realm - http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/65532/defenders-of-the-realm

Modiphius News
3D Virtual Tabletop
http://www.3dvirtualtabletop.com/index.html
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/3d-virtual-tabletop/id518159796?mt=8

Nick Fallon – Cimmerian Space
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/924889576/cimmerian-space-browser-game

Mobile Gaming
Ancient Battle – Rome
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ancient-battle-rome/id614410957?mt=8
Eclipse
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eclipse-new-dawn-for-galaxy/id620439479?mt=8
Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition/id515114051

 

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Sep 052013
 

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Modiphius Calling returns with a massive Gen Con special covering a bucket load of great games we saw at the show, interviews with Ken Hite (Nights Black Agents, Trail of Cthulhu) and Paolo Parente (DUST, Confrontation, AT43) and we talk about the latest mobile boardgames and what we’re playing.

Running Order
0:56 – Gen Con Lowdown – tons of news, stuff we discovered and coolness from the mecca of gaming.
14:10 – Ken Hite Interview
23:29 – Modiphius News
25:20 – Mobile Boardgaming – We review Lines of Fire and Battle of the Bulge
39:25 – Paolo Parente Interview (please turn up the volume – apologies for the sound quality)
58:50 – What’s on your table (Claustrophobia, Hero vs Guardian, A Quiet Year

Full links below to all the games we talk about and in the next show we’ll have interviews with Margaret Weis (Margaret Weis) and Monte Cook (Numenera / Monte Cook Games). We also picked up interviews with the following who’ll be featured in later shows: Charlie Krank (Chaosium), Chris Pramas (Green Ronin), Jeff Combo (Exile Games Studio),  Matt Forebeck, Russ from ENWorld, Erin Huss (Roleplayers Chronicle), Chris & Rob (Accidental Survivors), 2GM’s & 1 Mic and many more.

Links:

GenCon Report:
Shadows of Esteren: http://www.esteren.org/shadows_of_esteren/
Eldritch Skies: http://www.battlefieldpress.com/node/53
Kobold Guide to World Building: http://www.koboldquarterly.com/kqstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=197
Numenera: http://www.numenera.com/
BattleLore 2nd Edition: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite.asp?eidm=247
Star Wars – Age of Rebellion: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite.asp?eidm=245&enmi=Star%20Wars:%20Age%20of%20Rebellion%20Beta
Broken Shield: http://www.chroniclecity.com/broken-shield.html
Firefly Board Game: http://www.gf9.com/Default.aspx?tabid=348&art_id=3748
Pathfinder Card Game: http://paizo.com/pathfinder/adventureCardGame
Firefly RPG: http://www.margaretweis.com/?ecwid:mode=category&ecwid:category=5447006#!shop/c23st
Warbirds RPG: www.warbirdsrpg.com
Tremulus: http://realityblurs.com/wordpress/?tag=tremulus
OGRE: http://www.sjgames.com/ogre/

Ken Hite:
Nights Black Agents: http://www.pelgranepress.com/?p=1081

Mobile Boardgaming:
Lines of Fire: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lines-of-fire-the-boardgame/id668447678?mt=8
Battle of the Bulge: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/battle-of-the-bulge/id521833787?mt=8

Paolo Parente:
Dust RPG Announcement: http://www.dustgame.com/
Dust Tactics: http://www.dustgame.com/
Dust Warfare: http://www.dustgame.com/
Dust Board Game: http://www.dustgame.com/

What’s on Your Table?
Claustrophobia: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/36932/claustrophobia
Battlestar Galactica: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite.asp?eidm=18&enmi=Battlestar%20Galactica
Seattle Doomsday Map - http://tonydowler.com
Noteboard –  http://thenoteboard.com/index.html
The Quiet Year - http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-quiet-year
Hero vs Guardian - http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/129224/hero-versus-guardian-a-game-of-dungeon-craft
Villagers & Villains - http://studio9inc.com/VillagersandVillains/

Disclaimer
The opinions expressed here represent personal opinions of presenters and guests and do not not necessarily reflect the views of Modiphius Entertainment Ltd. 

 

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Aug 142013
 

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Welcome to Modiphius Calling - our new regular tabletop podcast hosted by Josh O’Connor and Chris Birch. You can expect news of our main games such as Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles, our miniatures line as well as reviews of boardgames and RPG’s we like, tabletop gaming related Apps and interviews with a big range of guests, competitions and more. If you’d like to be a guest on our show and talk about your game please drop us a line here

Running Order:
00:31 News From Modiphius
06:13 What’s on Your Table?
16:34 Interview: Nick FallonOneWar co-designer
27:24 Mobile Tabletop
34:54 Achtung! Cthulhu News
42:17 Mutant Chronicles Playtest Intro Read by Stephane Middleton
53:32 Goodbye!

Links:
Achtung! Cthulhu
http://www.modiphius.com/achtung-cthulhu.html
Achtung! Cthulhu: Three Kings at RPGNow.com
http://www.rpgnow.com/index.php?keywords=modiphius+three+kings&x=0&y=0&author=&artist=&pfrom=&pto=
Mutant Chronicles
http://www.modiphius.com/mutant-chronicles.html
One War Battle Report
http://www.modiphius.com/one-war-system.html
Siege of the Citadel
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1621/mutant-chronicles-siege-of-the-citadel
Dungeon Crawl Classics
http://www.goodmangames.com/5070preview.html
0-Level Party Generator:
http://purplesorcerer.com/create.htm
Crawler’s Companion:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-crawlers-companion/id597725801?mt=8
Battle Academy
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/battle-academy/id499901136?mt=8
Frozen Front
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/1941-frozen-front/id598584564?mt=8Music Intro to Mutant Chronicles reading Ephemera by System Divide, used with permissionDisclaimerThe opinions expressed here represent personal opinions of presenters and guests and do not not necessarily reflect the views of Modiphius Entertainment Ltd. 

Modiphius Calling is a presentation of Modiphius Entertainment, for this and other awesome projects please visit Modiphius.com!!!

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Nov 252012
 
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If you like the “Old Ones”,you need to check this out!
I’m soooooooooooooooo geeked!

This new collection of horror scenarios for the Call of Cthulhu role playing game features five tales of horror and the weird, set within the green and pleasant land of England. Each scenario focuses upon a different time period, from the streets of Victorian London to the far future when End is almost nigh.

Bad Company concerns a missing son of a peer of the realm. The investigators must watch their step as they descend into a Victorian world of greed, insane desire and death.

•Darkness, Descending takes place the 1930s amongst the splendid greenery of the English countryside. Archaeologists come to unearth relics from Britain’s dawn find themselves at the centre of strange goings on. A simple case of theft? Or the foreshadowing of something far darker to come?

•Wrong Turn is a contemporary tale set in a long abandoned radio telescope installation. A television production crew must spend the night amidst the cobwebs and dust. The investigators would be advised to tread carefully lest they wake the ghosts of the past, present and future.

•King takes place in the near future at a private hospital. The investigators awake from surgery to realise that in the kingdom of the blind the one eyed man is king.

•Set during the end of days in an insane future is My Little Sister Will Make You Suffer! In a galaxy gone mad, where cruelty and entertainment go hand in hand, the investigators must run the gauntlet if they are not to meet their end.

Although each scenario can be played as part of an existing campaign, they also come with a set of pre-generated player characters, allowing all to be played and run with the minimum of effort.

 

Cthulhu Britannica: Folklore Art Preview

Nov 22 2012

With the high standards set by Shadows over Scotland the Cubicle 7 art team have been pulling out all the stops on Folklore.  Here is just a small sample of the art to be found within Cthulhu Britannica: Folklore:

  

  

Illustrators working on this book are:   Andy HepworthJon HodgsonPat LoboykoEric LofgrenRich LongmoreJeremy McHughSam Manley Scott Neil and Scott Purdy.

Links:

Cthulhu Britannica Folklore Announced
Cthulhu Britannica
Shadows over Scotland

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Oct 122012
 
Heroes of the Sea

Our good friend, Chris Birch, is at it again…..

 

Modiphius

Achtung! Cthulhu

The Secret War Continues With   

Heroes of the Sea!  

MODIPHIUS has announced Heroes of the Sea by Sarah Newton, the latest release in their terrifying WW2 setting Achtung! Cthulhu for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game.

The Achtung! Cthulhu setting is packed full of fiendish Nazi scientists, terrifying ancient mysteries, legendary German war machines, desperate partisans, gun-toting paratroopers, determined investigators, and enough writhing tentacles to pack ten Reichstags!


Achtung! Cthulhu – Zero Point – Heroes of the Sea for Call of Cthulhu is on sale at RPGNow 
Heroes of the Sea

 

Heroes of the Sea is the second standalone adventure supplement in the globe-spanning Zero Point campaign by Sarah Newton (Mindjammer, Legends of Anglerre). Play soldiers, agents, and resistance fighters in the chaos and carnage of the Battle of Dunkirk, as a sinister conspiracy threatens the lives of the retreating Allied forces! Inside you will find everything you need:

 

* A standalone 63 PAGE multi-episode adventure for several sessions of play!

* New rules for wartime investigations, including tanks and Stukas!

* Maps of Europe and the evacuation at Dunkirk

* An “Operational Briefing” and many other beautiful handouts!

* Four pre-generated characters to get you playing immediately!

 

Requires a copy of the CALL OF CTHULHU 6th Edition rules to play.

The Savage Worlds, Trail of Cthulhu & PDQ versions will be available soon.  

 

Each Achtung! Cthulhu campaign book is a full-blown setting with new rules, vehicles, characters, alternate and historical wartime events, setting information and much more for Call of Cthulhu players. The episodic releases are completely stand alone and designed to allow the adventures or setting material to be used within existing games or played as thrilling one off perilous escapades.

 

Join the community at  www.facebook.com/modiphius
For further information please contact Chris Birch, chris@modiphius.com

 

 

More Information on Achtung! Cthulhu
Discover the secret history of World War Two – stories of the amazing heroism which struggled to overthrow a nightmare alliance of science and the occult, of frightening inhuman conspiracies from the depths of time, and the unbelievable war machines which were the product of Nazi scientific genius – and how close we all came to a slithering end!
Play a huge range of classic wartime heroes such as Russian political officers, German U-Boat commanders, British commandoes, RAF pilots, US rangers, Washington investigators, London journalists, Hollywood starlets, and resistance fighters from all across Europe, who must all unite in the battle against the darker side of World War Two. Play three whole campaigns leading from the opening shots of the War in 1939, through intrigue and adventure in Occupied Europe, the siege of Berlin in 1945, and finally the cold wastes of Antarctica in 1946!
Written for the popular Call of Cthulhu, Savage Worlds, Trail of Cthulhu & PDQ roleplaying game systems, Achtung! Cthulhu will thrust your characters in to the midst of a dark and desperate struggle, as Cthulhu’s minions take advantage of the chaos wrought by the Third Reich to topple civilization! The massive world-spanning Achtung! Cthulhu setting features occult conspiracies, terrifying Nazi war machines, and an ancient evil so powerful that it threatens to tear the world apart!

 

More Information on MODIPHIUS 
MODIPHIUS is the London based role-playing games imprint founded by Chris Birch, writer of the Ennie nominated Starblazer Adventures & co-writer of Legends of Anglerre. MODIPHIUS works closely with artists, writers and designers to develop entertainment brands.

The Secret War Has Begun!  WWW.ACHTUNGCTHULHU.COM  

 

Achtung! Cthulhu Copyright Chris Birch 2012

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Oct 042012
 

The CarpeGm Interview Series – Episode 2 – Chris Birch

 

 

 

Notes - “World War Two…with tentacles!”  I was able to sit down and chat (via Skype) with Chris Birch of Modiphious about his new publishing imprint and campaign series, Achtung! Cthulhu.  Enjoy!

Media - 

 Modiphius
Achtung! Cthulhu
Starblazer Adventures
Fate RPG
Legends of Anglerre
Sarah Newton
Joystick Junkies
Atomic Sock Monkey Press (PDQ System
Spirit of the Century (Evil Hat Productions)
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (FFG)
Defenders of the Realm
Hollow Earth RPG
Feng Shui RPG
Flames of War
Realms of Cthulhu (Reality Blurs)
Call of Cthulhu (RPG) (Chaosium Inc.)
Trail of Cthulhu (Pelgrane Press)

Chris supported:  Orcs Nest Games Shop

P.S.  Chris is a brilliant conversationalist, and sadly, I had to cut the interview a little short, as I had to go to my real job.  Unfortunately, once the mics were turned off, the conversation went on for another 15 to 20 minutes about gaming and geek culture in general.  By the time I realized the gold that was slipping through my fingers, it was to late.  With that, good listeners, I leave you with a solemn promise….From this point forward, the mics WILL NOT be turned off until all communication has ceased!!!

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