Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Cosmic Action for the ICONS RPG: The Great Game

  • A mad god searches for a dark ritual that will give him the means to destroy the universe. 
  • A corrupt space-police organization enslaves civilized worlds to enrich itself. 
  • An empire of sentient machines is exterminating any biological life in its path. 
  • Pirates prey upon the space-ways with impunity.

Meanwhile, the forces of order and good are retreating, scattered and embattled.

The universe needs heroes!

The Great Game blasts you into the far reaches of the cosmos with characters, organizations, starship stats and advice for running a space-based supers campaign.

Written by a stellar cast of RPG talent (including Steve Perrin and Jason Tondro (aka Doctor Comics)) with many a fond tip of the Kirby Crackling Hat to the cosmic supers of yore, The Great Game is a Cosmic Supers setting for the ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying Game that puts the PCs in the center of the action. It is based in the Stark City Campaign setting and is fully compatible with ICONS Great Power.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Flood Relief Bundle Raises Almost 5.5k

the Colorado Flood Relief Bundle has come to a close. I'm pleased to announce we raised almost 5.5k for the Red Cross' disaster relief efforts in Colorado.
Thanks to all who contributed

Friday, October 18, 2013

Vigilance - got nothing to say

hey - just to put it to bed
I'm still getting asked occasionally about Vigilance Press

1) I have no idea what's happening with any of their previous game lines or IP (from before the acquisition).
Per the advice of my lawyer, I will never publish another Wargames product again. Sorry - but that's the safest route.

2) I'm aware of the Monte Cook article. All I can say is: I'm sure Monte meant well and wrote the best article he could with the information he was given. I have no further comment on that.

3) I have no inside info or insight into anything Vigilance Press is doing. I'd simply direct any queries to them.
 I really don't know anyone there anymore and (again, per my lawyer's advice) I have no contact with anyone there anymore.
90 percent of the creative talent who were working with Vigilance Press before the acquisition are no longer affiliated with the company. Including me. Read into that whatever you like.

So - to sum up: I don't know what's going on at Vigilance Press anymore. And I've got no further comment on their current activities, the acquisition or anything.

Colorado Flood Relief Bundle

Fainting Goat Games has (in conjunction with many other publishers) launched a Colorado Flood Relief Bundle. For $20 you get over $200 of RPG goodness (including products from Spectrum Games, Green Ronin, Pinnacle, Ad Infinitum Adventures, Zenith Studios, Harsh Realities and many more.) And all proceeds go to help the Red Cross' flood relief efforts in Colorado. Please give it a look and spread the word.

Just a few of the pdfs in the bundle include

M&M3e Heroes Handbook from Green Ronin
ICONS Super-Powered Roleplaying from Ad Infinitum Adventures
Capes, Cowls and Villains Fowl from Spectrum Games
Bulletproof Blues from Kalos Comics
Achtung! Cthulhu: Three Kings - Savage Worlds from Modiphius Entertainment
Broken Shield Core Rulebook from Chronicle City
Sixcess Core from Harsh Realities
Deadlands Reloaded: Blood Drive 1-Bad Times on the Goodnight from Pinnacle
Shaintar: Legends Arise Players Guide for Savage Worlds - from Evil Beagle Games
Kaiser's Gate for Savage Worlds from Battlefield Press
and many, many more - including many 3rd party pdfs for ICONS and M&M (including several of the acclaimed Hope Prep supplements from Melior Via, several pdfs from the Hero Happy Hour line from Rhinotaur for ICONS and the jaw-droppingly beautiful Watchguard Sourcebook for M&M3e from Xion Studios)

Friday, September 20, 2013


1) We're going to be at Aetheroncon! To talk about and run a demo of Extreme Earth
2) Justice Wheels rewards have gone to all backers. This crowd-funding campaign is now done. Yay!
3) Improbable Tales print editions have gone to backers and the POD version is now available to the public. This crowd-funding campaign is also now done! Double yay!
4) We will soon mail out print editions of Stark City to backers. So - almost done on that one.
5) Steve Perrin is currently writing a WW2 supplement set in the Stark City verse. We will kickstart this one later this year or early next
6) Jason Tondro has written a cosmic supplement for Stark City. We've got the art produced and we're proof-reading this one now. Release date - probably_ before the end of the year.

Monday, August 5, 2013

quick update to the long neglected company blog

1) Stark City is finally out - you can check it out here
2) Extreme Earth - a new Iron Age supers rpg setting - will be ramping up development in the fall and winter. Hoping for a Kickstarter in Q4. Updates will be coming
3) a bevy of adventures and supplements will be coming out for Stark City - including a Cosmic supplement and a WW2 supplement.

I promise a longer and more clever update next time. Honest :)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

another snack cake preview from Stark City
so....close to being done

Thursday, January 24, 2013

and - update to the long dormant company blog :)

Work is continuing on Stark City.
Improbable Tales and Justice Wheels will broth wrap up in the next 2 months.
After Stark City 2013 will be fairly quiet for FGG. But we will be publishing a new ICONS setting - Extreme Earth from Jon Gibbons and Joe Bardales

and here's a preview of some Stark City art - snack cake parody ads (because we're goofy like that)