Saturday, August 26, 2017

Fantasy Grounds: Into the Wintery Gale

It's finally out in the wild! The Fantasy Grounds version of Into the Wintery Gale has been released. This is very exciting for me as this was the last pending aspect promised to backers of the original Kickstarter. After hundreds of thousands of words, hundreds of pieces of art, a whole series of books, a hardbound mega-adventure, side-quests, a bestiary, magic item compendium, miniatures and tokens, poster play maps, terrain, and cards, I can state the project is now 100% complete. Skol!

This product is available for purchase at Adventureaweek.com, DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, Paizo, Fantasy Grounds Marketplace, and on Steam.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Seven Month Streak @ Paizo

Crud! My really neat streak is broken. For the past seven months straight, every Paizo weekly newsletter has featured one or more products I worked on for various publishers. Not this week. Well, technically there is one that I did "ghost design" for which was mentioned (i.e. I'm not listed in the credits, but I did get paid), but I'm not counting that one for the streak. At least I have a bunch of new stuff in the pipeline. Maybe next streak will be longer!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Starfinder: Muinmos Star System Set

My contributions to the first in what promises to be a long line of products for Paizo's Starfinder RPG have been released by AAW Games (Adventureaweek.com)! Introducing the Muinmos Star System Set!

"Star System Sets offer new planets to explore, dangers to overcome, lifeforms to study, and cultures to document. Modular enough for any campaign, each double-sided card presents a complete ruleset for ease of reference, allowing GMs to fill in the blank spots on their star charts.

Card types include Race, Planet, Character Options, Equipment, Monsters, and Mini-Adventure. Each set is available à la carte or as a six-card bundle."

Muinmos Star System: Race -- Sideribus Volunt by Justin Andrew Mason

Once from the world of Aventyr, the Sideribus Volunt are an ancient race of spacefaring humans who have adapted to life in microgravity. Without a world of their own, the Sideribus Volunt claim a network of immense space station libraries as home. With their vast and interconnected database, the greatest treasure of the Sideribus Volunt is also their greatest weapon. For in the depths of a wild and uncharted galaxy, knowledge truly is power.

Fun fact: I've been sprinkling the ancient history and the origins of the Sideribus Volunt into Aventyr adventures and content for the past three years, so it's fun to see that process now come to fruition with these Starfinder releases today.

This product is available for purchase via Adventureaweek.com, DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, and Paizo.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Patreon Summary #1: July 2017

The very first month of my Vtt Maps Patreon has concluded, and (since there were five Saturdays) the month saw five maps (shown below) released to patrons. The month ended with 15 new patrons raising a total of $59 per month.

I feel like this is a pretty positive beginning for a start-up Patreon. It will be interesting to see how frequently the numbers increase throughout the year. Honestly, I'm not sure what to expect moving forward, but I know I'm very grateful to the patrons who helped me get this project off the ground this month!

The maps released via Patreon this month were:
https://www.patreon.com/vttmaps

Big Book of Maps: July 2017 Summary


Yesterday I sent out the Month End Summary for July 2017 for The Big Book of Maps for Tabletop Roleplaying Games project. 

July was the most productive month yet! I released a total of 46 new maps, and one new map icon set. I continue with the break-neck pace of releasing at least one map per day, every day -- and many days I have released two (or three). It's a heavy workload, but the effort is paying off dividends as the project is now more than four months ahead of schedule!

As of yesterday's update to Kickstarter, a total of 118 maps and 240 map icons have been released. The project is 124 days ahead of the release schedule, and the entire project is over 60% complete!

 Check out the full update here!

The plan for August is to maintain this pace as long as possible and push forward towards completing the project for backers as soon as possible.

In other news, the period for late backers has now ended, and the registration form for that purpose has been removed from the Digital Distribution Tool website. We ended up with a total of 1047 backers (including the late backers) for this project. I can't express how thankful I am for each and every one of them. This project was made possible by their generous support.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Monster of the Month #4: Kishi

Another Monster of the Month has been released by AAW Games today! Available for both 5th Edition and Pathfinder RPG.

"In its natural form, a Kishi has a snarling and salivating hyena’s face on the back of its head and a bestial bipedal body. Kishi are only summoned when mere murder is not sufficient revenge, and the complete destruction of an enemy is desired, a relished task for the narcisitic Kishi.

The Kishi are masters of lying with the truth, and all facts twist and bend to suit their chosen narrative. In this way, the devils can patiently undermine cherished beliefs and self-esteem. While this may incidentally claims souls for the denizens of Hell, these social predators simply take great pleasure in transforming strong-willed people into depressed, dependent husks.

Kishi carefully embed themselves into a target’s life as a friend or lover. From there they wear away at everything good within the target: destroying confidence, altering memories, and poisoning all other relationships. The victim grows increasingly reliant on the devil, and certain they deserve the suffering inflicted. It can be incredibly difficult to recover from a Kishi’s physical and emotional abuse, and the devils seldom willingly allow prey an opportunity to rebuild a shattered psyche."

Monster of the Month brings to life a new monster from ancient folklore every single month for both Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

Created using actual folklore gathered by Justin Andrew Mason then expertly illustrated by AAW Games' lead artist Mates Laurentiu (Romania), the monsters are then crafted by Stephen Rowe (Pathfinder RPG) and Chris Harris (5th Edition). Leonid Ponomarev is also converting both versions over for use in the Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop.

Get the Monster of the Month #4: Varpulis (from African Mythology) available for purchase via Adventureaweek.com (PFRPG/5E), DriveThruRPG (PFRPG/5E), RPGNow (PFRPG/5E), Paizo (PFRPG).