With the growing popularity of RPG’s utilizing a virtual table top, This is BIG news! I received this press release yesterday and pass it on to you now…
With the growing popularity of RPG’s utilizing a virtual table top, This is BIG news! I received this press release yesterday and pass it on to you now…
Our good friend Chris Birch is at it again. This time he’s bringing the big guns…a Conan RPG!
You’ll want to get in on this as I’m sure that it’s going to be HUGE!
Ok, Those of you who follow me know how much I absolutely love Savage Worlds. Those of you who are new to the site…
I absolutely love Savage Worlds!
This Kickstarter looks fantastic!
Make sure you look at the contribution levels because, as usual, Savage Worlds has positively nailed the price point!
This one’s only going for two weeks! Don’t waste time.
Press release follows:
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time again… Gen Con 2016!
Once again, we at CarpeGM.net are planning to attend the biggest four days in gaming August 4th,through 7th.
Below, I bequeath unto you the press release with all pertinent information.
lModiphius Entertainment Announces “MINDJAMMER
From Mindjammer Press
Mindjammer Press and Modiphius Entertainment are delighted to announce their partnership to produce the new edition of Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game , a transhuman science-fiction roleplaying game using the Fate Core system, written by ENnie Award-winning RPG and fiction writer Sarah Newton (Mindjammer, Achtung! Cthulhu, Monsters & Magic, Legends of Anglerre, Fate Core – Burn Shift, The Chronicles of Future Earth ).
If you would like to review Mindjammer please reply and we’ll send you the pre-release PDF! As usual if you post anything please let us know so we can link to you from our Twitter, Facebook and Modiphius.com press page as thanks!
Grab your blaster, thoughtcast your orders to the starship sentience, and fire up the planing engines – come and defend the light of humanity’s greatest civilization as it spreads to the stars!
Have you always wanted to play a modern science-fiction roleplaying game – with consistent yet futuristic science, virtual realites, sentient starships, realistic aliens, and mysterious worlds, yet action-packed and filled with adventure? Mindjammer is your answer. It’s a tabletop roleplaying game about heroic adventurers in the galaxy of the far future. With its hyper advanced technology humankind has spread to the stars, discovering ancient lost colonies and mysterious alien worlds. Using the popular and award-winning Fate Core rules,Mindjammerlets you play hardened mercenaries, cunning traders, steely-nerved pilots, intrigue-filled spies and culture agents, aliens, divergent hominids, artificial life forms, and even sentient starships.
Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game is a 496-page hardback with gorgeous artwork and astrography by industry stalwarts such as Jason Juta, Eric Lofgren, Andreas Schroth, and Ian Stead. It’s a standalone game with everything you need to play, including innovative new rules for alien life, planets, and star systems, organisations, culture conflict, hypertech, starmaps, background material, virtual realities and techno-psionic powers, and much more.
It’s the Second Age of Space – the transhuman adventure is just beginning!
“We’re really excited to be releasing Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game,”said Sarah Newton, co-owner of Mindjammer Press and author of the game.“Chris Birch (Modiphius) and I have worked together on many titles, including the ENnie-award winning Achtung! Cthulhu and first edition Mindjammer, and the ENnie-nominated Legends of Anglerre. It’s great to be teaming up now to bring Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game and its line of supplements and fiction to a wide and discerning audience, using Modiphius’s proven industry expertise and excellent track record. We’re looking forward to a regular release of Mindjammer products with Modiphius, beginning with the core rulebook this May.”
“Mindjammer was first introduced as an incredible supplement for the enormous Starblazer Adventures RPG and it’s fantastic that Sarah has now developed the universe into such an incredible setting and brought it bang up to date with the Fate Core ruleset. I know Fate and sci-fi fans are going to find one of the best and most comprehensive roleplaying games at their fingertips.” Said Chris Birch, Publisher of Modiphius.
You can pre-order Mindjammer - The Roleplaying Game right now from theModiphius webstore and download the Thoughtcast Edition 496-page PDF immediately. The hardback version of the game is expected to ship in late March, and hit the shelves in May. A free preview is available from
Finally after a year of hard work the much anticipated return of the Dark Legion is here as we unveil the Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition RPG Kickstarter!
We’re already over 72% funded (£8k of £11k) as I write this after only two hours and we have a ton of books, miniatures and accessories to fund for you with lots of new material, storyline, artwork to bring the world of Mutant Chronicles to vivid life.
Prodos Games are creating a load of new roleplaying focused villains and adventurer miniatures for the Kickstarter, and we’ll be showing them off in the coming days and weeks.
You can be sure of a wild ride ahead!
We’ll be running until 8pm on Sunday March 9th
Here’s some graphics, banners and Avatars if you’d like to support us.
As you may know, Kickstarters take an enormous amount of work to run so any help in spreading the word is so very much appreciated.
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! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition, Paolo 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
Topic - In this episode, we announce the birth of the Carpe GM Digital Network ! Dan gives a brief description of the shows on the network and makes a few exciting announcements, as well. We answer a couple of listener emails, one of which also contains our first entry into the Game Store Weirdos contest. And finally, Brian debuts a new game for the podcast….Ask Aubrey!
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MODIPHIUS Announces DUST ADVENTURES
Roleplaying in Paolo Parente’s DUST Universe!
Scheduled for Spring-Summer 2014, DUST Adventures will consist of a core rulebook and setting guide and will be followed by supplements and campaigns. The books will feature both new artwork as well as stunning photography of DUST miniatures.
The campaigns will also feature DUST Tactics and DUST Warfare missions allowing fans of the miniatures games and roleplayers alike to enjoy the DUST universe in new ways. The system being written for DUST Adventures draws heavily on the elegant systems of DUST Tactics, uses the same familiar dice, and aims to easily bring characters from DUST Tactics in to the roleplaying game or roleplaying characters in to your DUST Tactics or Warfare games.
Campaigns will explore the background behind the major events in the DUST universe as well as presenting new storylines for players. Allowing players to create heroes from the Allies, the SSU, or independent factions, the game system is designed for both first time roleplayers as well as offering advanced rules for experienced players.
Modiphius recently launched the Achtung! Cthulhu game line via Kickstarter and is producing a cross-over book called , which let’s players mix characters from both universe’s in a terrifying mission beyond their worlds. This book will be compatible with the DUST Adventures roleplaying game, DUST Tactics and DUST Warfare.
For more information on DUST Adventures please sign up on the official webpage:www.modiphius.com/dust-adventures.html where you can also join in with playtesting and development!
For press information please contact us via http://www.modiphius.com/contact.html
As you all know, I’m a HUGE advocate for gaming in education. My experiences with my children opened my eyes to the reality of RPGs as a curriculum tool.
Currently, Seekers Unlimited has a very interesting Kickstarter campaign going that is taking this idea to the next level. I have attached the press release.
Please give this a look!
Contact: Rosalind Helfand
Revolutionary New Learning Tool “Edu-LARP” Goes to Kickstarter
Teachers and Students in Los Angeles and Nationwide Will Benefit from This Game Changing Campaign
LOS ANGELES, CA—July 26, 2013—While communities across the United States mourn the state of education, the non-profit Seekers Unlimited is changing the very nature of education for the better with Live Action Role Playing games or LARPs. Seekers Unlimited has been testing its educational LARPs in classrooms in Los Angeles for over a year. Now Seekers wants to bring six of its “edu-LARPs” to the nation through a game changing Kickstarter campaign. People who believe that kids should love learning and succeed in school are helping Seekers to reach its goal of raising $8,000 by August 30, 2013.
Live action role-playing, or play pretend, has been around since the dawn of humanity, but only recently are people realizing that it’s a powerful learning tool. Edu-LARPs invoke the power of play pretend to teach subjects like math, history, and science. What’s more fun: reading about Benjamin Franklin or being Benjamin Franklin for a day? Kids get out of their chairs and interact with one another as they become characters in stories with goals that require them to solve problems, collaborate, and retain information.
Seekers Executive Director Aaron Vanek believes that edu-LARP will reinvigorate the traditional classroom, stating, “Seekers Unlimited plays to excite education like punk rock motivated music.”
Past Seekers edu-LARPs include “Hit Seekers” where students used math to make it in the music industry, and “Mesopotamia” where students became ancient Mesopotamian characters like governors, merchants, and priests to gain a deeper understanding of the “Cradle of Civilization.”
Now Seekers has developed six classroom tested science themed edu-LARPs. Seekers donates most of its services since schools have little or no funds for innovative learning activities. By supporting the Kickstarter campaign, donors will make it possible for Seekers to share these new edu-LARPs with the nation and continue its work.
“Improving education is not easy nor simple, but it is imperative that we press on. With people’s help, we can lift mountains,” Aaron continues.
The science edu-LARPs to be funded for distribution by Kickstarter include:
* The Great Phlogiston Debate: Students role-play scientists active at the end of the Age of Enlightenment.
* Noir: Students role-play detectives, forensic scientists, and suspects in a series of possible crimes.
* Element Heroes: Students stop villains with super powers based on the elements.
* Monster Maker: Students learn chemistry in a Dr. Frankenstein scenario.
* Be Your Own Planet!: Students create their own star systems and protect them from interstellar dangers.
* Balloon Race: Students learn about forces and gravity through racing balloons.
Educators, game designers and community members are speaking out about the difference that edu-LARP can make to education if people pitch in.
Sarah Lynne Bowman, Ph.D., is the author of The Functions of Role-playing Games: How Participants Create Community, Solve Problems, and Explore Identity . Bowman, who also serves on the Seekers Board of Directors, strongly believes in edu-LARP, stating, “LARPing has changed my life in all facets: professionally, personally, socially, academically. Role-playing allows us to explore unfamiliar concepts and portray new roles that transcend our normal reality. I want to share the transformative power of LARP with the next generation.”
Graydon Schlichter, co-designer of numerous LARPs and Director or Publicity for Evertide Games says, “Teachers are pressured to prepare students for tests rather than educate them, or even better, open their minds and invite them to educate themselves. Seekers Unlimited, through the edu-LARPs it creates, gives educators additional tools to reach students, further exposing them to the reality that there is more to learning than bubble-tests and vocabulary sheets.”
Besides the great feeling contributors will get for helping to bring edu-LARPs to the nation, Seekers Unlimited is offering a number of perks to its Kickstarter donors.
The perks include experiences like:
* LARP Design 101: A four-hour seminar with our LARP designers to help you design your own LARP.
* Name Branding: Name a character, thing, or place in one of Seekers’ edu-LARPS.
* Basic Larper: Copies of original LARPs “Secret Ante” by Aaron Vanek and “Exodus 22:18” by Michael Tice.
* Edu-LARPs: Receive one or more of the new science edu-LARPs.
* Your Own Custom Designed and Produced LARP
To donate to Seekers Unlimited’s Kickstarter campaign, visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/160286787/creating-educational-live-action-role-playing-game. Seekers is also available on Facebook and Twitter @SeekersUnLtd. More information about Seekers Unlimited and how you can get involved is also available at http://seekersunlimited.com/