May 13 2015 07:27 PM | in Store Item News
This Friday I'm going to catch a plane from Reno to Ft. Worth, rent a car, and drive to the small city of Denton. Why do you ask? Because that's where the archives of Aaron Allston's work are stored. With the help of his mother Rose, I'm going to go through those files, locate all of the material related to his decades long Strike Force campaign (including the now-famous bluebooks), copy them, and send them where they need to go so that a new Strike Force book (or possibly books) can be created.
Before his untimely passing, Aaron and I had been talking about producing a new Strike Force book for Hero Games. But we were both involved with other projects, had a lot to do, and it didn't seem like there was any particular hurry to get the project done. However, now that he's gone, his family and I believe it's important that his part of his legacy be preserved by issuing a new and expanded version of this seminal work of RPG game design. I hope you all will agree and support this project when it goes live on Kickstarter sometime later this year.
Jason Walters, Hero Games
Apr 17 2015 11:09 AM | in Store Item News
Right now our friends over at Bundle of Holding are running a great promotion for the Champions Universe 5th Edition. Get five great electronic books for $12.95, or level up to six more books for $28.95. As always with B of H projects, 10% of the money raised goes to charity. In this case we have selected the very worthy Heifer International, which empowers agricultural entrepreneurship in developing nations as well as here in the United States.
Apr 17 2015 12:45 AM | in Store Item News
Sorry the website went down earlier today folks. There was some sort of problem with the database, but our own Dan Simon and Host Gator managed to restore things seemingly with little or no loss of data. Please let us know if you have any problems relating to purchases made right before the website went down.
Mar 02 2015 10:10 PM | in Store Item News
Thanks to the support of fans like you, Blackwyrm Publishing's Larger Than Life: Tall Tale Adventures has funded on Kickstarter. Work will start ASAP on the new HERO System version of this book. Thank you again for your help in taking this project over the top.
Mar 02 2015 09:53 PM | in Store Item News
With all of the backer's copies shipped out, Hero Games is now proud to make Fantasy Hero Complete available to the general public in both Print + PDF bundleand PDF form. So, without further ado, the pitch!
FANTASY YOUR WAY
Unsheathe your glowing swords, loose your mighty spells, and ride into glory with Fantasy Hero Complete! All the legendary flexibility and power of the renowned HERO System rules plus spells, monsters, and magic items, in addition to all of the Skills, Powers, and Complications needed to complete epic quests, delve the deepest dungeons, and thwart the devious machinations of evil gods.
Fantasy Hero Complete includes everything fantasy gamers need to play. New players will love the unmatched freedom of Fantasy Hero to create and play exactly the hero they imagine. Longtime fans will appreciate the tight, concise new approach, presenting the full game system in a convenient format. So grab your battleaxe, don your Elven mail, and prepare to battle evil with Fantasy Hero Complete!
Feb 22 2015 07:05 PM | in Store Item News
With five days to go Larger Than Life: Tall Tale Adventures is at 70%! Because of your generous support, Sisyphus has nearly pushed this boulder over the hill (and into print). Thank you, thank you!
But not quite. So if you haven't backed this project, please consider doing so.
Feb 12 2015 09:06 PM | in Store Item News
That's right: Fantasy Hero Complete has printed and will be shipped to our Nevada warehouse tomorrow. We'll make certain every backer gets his or her copy, and then make it available to the public through this website, distribution, and Amazon. Thank you for your patience and I hope you enjoy the book.
Jan 31 2015 12:29 AM | in Store Item News
Blackwyrm Publishing's Larger Than Life: Tall Tale Adventures by Fantasy Hero Complete author is Michael Surbrook is now live on Kickstarter! If you are unfamiliar with this product, click through to have a look and see if supporting this unique product is right for you.
Jan 23 2015 12:50 PM | in Store Item News
Just a little update on Narosia from us folks over at Legendsmiths. We have gotten ourselves back on track and have revised timelines for the publication of Narosia: Sea of Tears. Since the start of the project many things have changed in the industry that caused us to question some of our approach and our overall goals with the project.
Last September we completed the content for the game. Since that time we have been fighting to get back on everyone's schedules to complete the publication and it has been a struggle. That is the danger of slipping on your production schedule — it can absolutely snowball, and it did. However, we have smashed that snowball and put everything back together and now we are back on track.
Our current estimate is PDF layout by end of January, back and forth with the printer end of February, and then off to print. Does that mean March for print product? Probably, at the earliest, but we will make the PDF available as soon as the proofs for print are finalized. Backers will have access to the pre-proof PDF as soon as we get it from layout.
Jan 19 2015 10:54 PM | in Store Item News
Some of you purchased the *extremely* limited ashcan edition of two dozen copies of Larger Than Life at GenCon 2014 for the Hero System. Due to popular demand, Blackwyrm Publishing is dedicated to releasing three new editions via an upcoming Kickstarter project: one for Savage Worlds (book dimensions 9.61 x 6.69), one for Mutants & Masterminds (9.69 x 7.44), and another new edition for Hero Games (11 x 8.5). With new artwork, new layout, and new systems, your campaign can be larger than ever!