Thursday, June 25, 2015

Blue Rose powered by AGE

Blue Rose is returning powered by the AGE system.

Blue Rose originally appeared in the height of the d20 era as an excellent trimmed down d20 system which lead to the elegant True20 RPG system. Three physical books were published by Green Ronin along with a handful of PDFs for the Blue Rose line. This was a unique fantasy setting looking to tackle the Romantic Fantasy genre, which stirred up quite a bit of controversy for some reason.

The AGE rpg system appeared as the system that powered the Dragon Age RPG, also by Green Ronin. It was a more successful product being a licensed setting based on a computer RPG and a few novels. Dragon Age was one of the very few RPGs to be featured on Wil Wheaton's TableTop web series. There were also some generic AGE system PDFs published. The system leans towards the lighter faster side as opposed to more crunchy systems.

Green Ronin is in the beginning of a Kickstarter campaign at the time of this posting that marries the Blue Rose setting, refitted, updated and improved for the AGE system. Funded rather quickly.

This is the 2nd Kickstarter I've ever supported, the first being the historically and insanely successful Fate Core RPG. It's been years and I'm still getting PDFs and updates from that one! Well worth it! I'm hoping this one will be as lucrative. I've always been a supporter of the Blue Rose game. Have the True20 books on the shelf. They've survived various purges, so I've been thrilled with this latest development. Though I was quite fond of True20. I am a tiny bit sad to see it go. Glad Blue Rose lives on.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

GURPS talk on late night television with Seth Meyers

Thomas Middleditch goes on (and on) about his GURPS campaign he's running. Sounds kind of cool, actually!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tarzan film and comic

In 2016 we are going to get a new live-action Tarzan film!

Filming of this Tarzan wrapped up a couple of years ago, actually. Directed by David Yates, starring Alexander Skarsgård and Margot Robbie, with Samuel Jackson and John Hurt included in the cast.

But before that we get a new trade paperback from Dark Horse.

Sequential Pulp delivers twelve stories from twelve dynamic artists in a brand-new Tarzan anthology based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’s classic pulp novel Jungle Tales of Tarzan. These vine-swinging tales, a cherished contribution to the Tarzan canon, all take place before Tarzan rises to lead his ape tribe!

CREATORS Writer: Martin Powell, Artist: Diana Leto, Pablo Marcos, Will Meugniot, Nik Poliwko, Steven E. Gordon, Jamie Chase, Terry Beatty, Mark Wheatley, Sergio Cariello, Tomas Aranda, Carlos Arguello, Thomas Floyd, Thomas Yeates, Steve Price 
Cover Artist: Daren Bader

Monday, June 1, 2015

SWSheets - Online character sheets for STAR WARS FFG RPGs

Online character sheets for Edge of the Empire, Age of Rebellion, and Force and Destiny.

Here is the discussion thread on the FFG forum.

This is a free tool that lets you create characters, reference them and store character sheets online. Currently in Beta so might have more after this posting. Here are some examples of what one should expect:

The welcome/home page
View a character
Edit a character

select from your list of characters

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