Yesterday, Fantasy Flight Games announced that Edge of the Empire: Dangerous Covenants is now in stores. I'll have more to say about it later on, but here are a few notes.
This is the Hired Gun Career sourcebook, but it is useful for mercenary campaigns in general. It has new species, Specializtions, Obligations, Motivations, equipment, vehicles, campaign advice and suggestions.
Go get it!
This is one of those busy weeks. Fortunately, The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions trailer was released and it looks great....
If you are a Star Wars fan and have been anywhere near a computer, let alone twitter or other social media, you already know this has been a week of Rebels reveals. Between the New York Toy Fair toy reveals and the scattered Rebel character reveals (still ongoing), it sometimes seems like the Rebels are literally showing up from all directions.
Rebels everywhere this week. Rebel games, Rebel ships, and Rebel TV Shows. Plus The Clone Wars resurfaced.
Depending how you look at it, today's post is either really late from last week, or a bit early for this week. We'll see if I post anything tomorrow.
Very early today, Boardgamegeek.com / RPGgeek.com / Videogamegeek.com announced the nominations for their 2013 Golden Geek Awards. Star Wars in its various game forms received a large number of nominations, including two of my products, Beyond the Rim for RPG Best Supplement and Star Wars: Edge of the Empire for RPG Game of the Year. Some categories feature more than one Star Wars game. Congratulations to FFG and their freelancers! A lot of great RPGs and board games came out last year, so there's a lot of competition.
Here is the complete Star Wars nomination list:
Game masters are (or should) always be on the lookout for inspiration for new material, or, rather more often, using ideas directly from other stories, movies, and more. For players, their characters may not-so-subtly replicate a favorite hero. Inspiration has to come from somewhere, so this week, there are a few suggestions.
A little late this week...it's just been that kind of busy week. Anyway, I was going to post a lot of this last week, but didn't because of the comics and story time news. So, today it's an array of gaming and drawing, with a bit of other random commentary.
I've just become aware that the Lady Sabre Kickstarter books are going out in digital form to backers. I hope everyone enjoys them. My contributions are:
The Map - the mysterious document for which Volume 1 is named. This is actually shown within the comic itself in a very large panel. This also makes a similar appearance online.
The world maps in the various forms and books.
The Tanitin continent map.
The Pegasus deck plans, limited in the digital package to one elevation shown as a wall paper for use on various digital devices.
For non-backers, you can catch a glimpse of the maps in the sneak peeks released earlier. There is also the proof-of-concept video I created during the map making process which was released last year.
I saw the proofs for the hardcopies awhile back, and they also looked very good.
For those not on Twitter or paying a lot of attention online lately, it's been quite a week of Star Wars announcements, revelations, and more. It will be fodder for much discussion for a very long time to come. The common theme? Change, more or less.