New and Exciting #4: Cover Sneak Peek

Hey all, just a few teasers about things coming your way:

1. I just heard from the our publisher, Mario Barbati, over at 0onegames, and they are diligently producing the next installment of the Road to Revolution adventure path. That would be "Puncture the Blackened Vein" by Rone Barton and Yours Truly. A sneak peek at the cover art has me all drooly; so, here it is...

Schemers will scheme and killers will kill
But sayeth the Zaelites, bind them she will!
Kindrogga Zael, the Mistress of Slaughter
Pain is her son and cold be her daughter!”
– Mad Zaelite in the Square of the Eleven Prayers.

More than the Temple Ward is at stake when a clan of Kortezian zealots and their generations-old scheme to fulfill a divine prophecy threatens to unleash an ancient evil. Set in the Great City, the epic Road to Revolution campaign takes characters from their humble beginnings, all the way to powerful adventurers upon whose actions the City’s survival depends.

I am really excited about this one. I love collaborating with Rone (aka The Jade) and am madly in love with our latest creative child. Another update once I have a release schedule!

2. Many of you may know that the first episode in Paizo's new Legacy of Fire AP started hitting mailboxes across the country. The debut volume, Howl of the Carrion King, by Erik Mona himself, is awesome! We're really missing out by not forcing Erik to publish less and write more. Moreover, this AP also features set pieces, each done by a member of the Werecabbages. While in the past not everyone has loved set pieces, the first stems from the creative mind and stalwart pen of James MacKenzie -- and rocks! I enjoy MacKenzie's work immensely and give him 5 rudii as a writer, regardless of which piece we're discussing. Don't miss this gorgeously illustrated AP, folks, it looks to be a true winner.

3. Speaking of Paizo, as it turns out, I'll be attending Paizocon 2009 -- as a special guest. I'm tickled pink and a bit humbled. If you follow this link to learn more, you'll reward yourself with a picture of me with chopsticks up my nose in the latest Paizo Blog.

4. Last but not least, I've recently become intrigued by an author of historical fiction named Scott Oden, and I think his site is worth a look. Scott's also a gamer, and I heard a rumor he's got a major fantasy fiction series on the way. Keep your eyes peeled!

Well that's all for now, until next post...


Atomic Array Witnesses 4e: PHB2 Sneak Preview

These guys never quit! They're shining the same insight and uproarious gamer humor into the realm of 4e with interviews and exclusives. Atomic Array is always a hoot. I never miss it.

Here's the summary from their site:

Episode 18 of Atomic Array got an exclusive sneak peak at Player’s Handbook 2 by Wizards of the Coast.

Mike Mearls and Jeremy Crawford invited us to visit Wizards of the Coast to talk about their latest book. Pathfinder published Ed Healy has been playing in a weekly 4th Edition campaign since the play testing days and wasn’t going to give up a chance to get a peek at the next core release for Dungeons & Dragons.

Ed’s Pick:
Saga of Old City by Gary Gygax
Rone’s Rant: Clutter
Listen to learn how you can win a copy of Player’s Handbook 2.
Want to learn more about Player’s Handbook 2.? Read on…

• Atomic Array:
Episode 018: Player’s Handbook 2
• Game Cryer: Player’s Handbook 2 Review
• Gnome Stew: A Veteran GM’s Take on GMing and the PHB2
• Critical Hits: The Avenger
• Campaign Mastery: The Barbarian
• Uncle Bear: The Bard
• Critical Ankle Bites: The Druid
• Kobold Quarterly: Review: Player’s Handbook 2
• Flames Rising: The Shaman
• Stupid Ranger: The Sorcerer
• Musings of the Chatty DM: The Warden


New and Exciting #3 (formerly "What's Coming Your Way")

Just a brief update for Great City fans. Rone Barton and I submitted our manuscript for the fourth installment of The Road to Revolution, the adventure path set in the Great City that to date includes The Skullcrackers, The Bloody Fix, and Tides of Blood.

We bloated on this one, so I'm not entirely sure what will survive editing; however, I think The Punctured Vein is hot! I'll keep you all updated when I hear more from the publisher, 0onegames.

Next up, some news from Paizo, when I can share it. Also, if you haven't already, check out Paizo's new community and professional licenses for PFRPG. This is an amazing contribution to the OGL movement, and a sign of the respect in which Paizo holds their fans. Lovin' it!