Overconfident and even shameless in my public persona, I assure you I am never unaware of how fortunate I am. I spend every day doing things that countless fellow gamers would dearly love to pursue, and I am permitted to call this my vocation (and my avocation).

Today is one of those days when my cup overfloweth – not so much because of something I did specifically, but because of my good fortune to have collaborated with an all-star cast on something of great value and importance. Michael Surbrook did all the heavy lifting. Ross Watson oversaw the structure and the execution. Jason Waters took the necessary risks and made the project possible.

Today, we at Evil Beagle Games (along with High Rock Press) are celebrating Aaron Allston’s Strike Force, both for the reception of the BAMFSIES Gamers’ Choice Award and for the exceptionally grand review it received on EN World.

To have been a part of something like this is an honor, marking an important and cherished moment in my career. Thanks to everyone who supported it, and everyone who rightfully remembers Aaron’s work for the treasure that it is.

A superhero setting like no other. A role-playing game campaign book that includes techniques and lessons from over 22 years of play. A tribute to one of the greatest creators in the RPG industry, created using Champions 6th Edition.

In 1988, Aaron Allston released Strike Force, a supplement detailing the first eight years of his superhero campaign. Noted for its extensive and highly-influential advice to gamemasters on how to run a long-term campaign, Strike Force was a landmark RPG publication.

We have now released an updated version of this classic book for the 21st Century. Aaron himself was designing this new edition of Strike Force before his untimely death, and we wanted to bring his work to life as a monument to Aaron’s lasting influence on the RPG hobby. This  updated Strike Force sourcebook includes never-before-seen material detailing Aaron’s multiversal superhero setting, compelling characters and villains, and updated and expanded advice from Superhero RPG veterans like Steve Kenson and Sean Patrick Fannon for how to run a campaign using “the Strike Force method.”

The electronic portion of this product includes character write-ups for Mutants & Masterminds and ICONS.

Sean Patrick Fannon
Writer & Game Designer: Shaintar, Star Wars, Savage Rifts, much more
Please check out my Patreon and get involved directly with my next projects!

My friend Carolyn Kay has a new book out, illustrated by the incomparable Chaz Kemp. She’s exceptionally talented, and the description is beyond intriguing –

“It’s a steampunk/fantasy story about an elven princess who travels to the mortal realm to find that Queen Victoria might not be the ally her people thought she was.” – Carolyn Kay.

The year is 1850 in the world of man. Fifty years ago, a comet crashed into the continent of Zorrovia, bringing destruction and a magical curse. Faerie glamour is no more. All of the fae folk—elves, trolls, goblins, gnomes, faeries and their kith and kin have been revealed to mankind. Now the mortals of Ashelon and the citizens of the Hidden Lands struggle to coexist. Galessel, Princess of the Elven court, is the newly appointed ambassador to Queen Victoria of Ashelon. She’s nervous about her new post, and curious to see for herself how the beings of the Hidden Lands are faring among the mortals. What she discovers leads her down a path that could change her world forever. Ashelon is a land where true steampunk is on display. These aren’t just pretty little Victorian tales. These are gritty stories about multi-cultural punks fighting against the establishment in an attempt to destroy Imperialism. Only one thing stands in their way: Ashelon’s Queen Victoria and the gods that are on her side.

Sean Patrick Fannon
Writer & Game Designer: Shaintar, Star Wars, Savage Rifts, much more
Please check out my Patreon and get involved directly with my next projects!

GM’s Day kicked off while I was at CoastCon, but the rest of this week represents ongoing sales and specials to celebrate what is arguably our biggest holiday observation in the gaming culture. Wizards of the Coast has Tales from the Yawning Portal coming in April, but they’ve put together an “Old School” bundle that shows you where it all came from in the earlier editions.

The set includes: C1 The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan (1e); Dreams of the Red Wizards: Dead in Thay (4e)G1-3 Against the Giants (1e); S1 Tomb of Horrors (1e); S2 White Plume Mountain (1e); The Forge of Fury (3e); and The Sunless Citadel (3e).

Can’t wait for your copy of Tales from the Yawning Portal to arrive in April? Itching to see the seven tales that gave it life? Or just looking to fill out your collection of classic D&D adventures? In any case, wait no more!

Now, for nearly 60% off, get all seven of those original adventures and see what all the fuss is about.

Sean Patrick Fannon
Writer & Game Designer: Shaintar, Star Wars, Savage Rifts, much more
Please check out my Patreon and get involved directly with my next projects!

Rose Bailey, well known for her work on Vampire and World of Darkness projects, has a new company – Fantasy Heartbreaker. She’s recently released a new project that deals with the kinds of supernatural-elements-meet-angst-and-relationships that folks like Joss Whedon and Toby Whithouse turned into television gold.

Dealing with an awkward crush on your werewolf housemate? Not sure whether a dead god will rise and ring in an era of unending horror before or after finals? Looking for a soulmate, and while you’re at it, your missing soul?

Then you want Die For You, the game of monsters and feels. Inspired by web series like Carmilla and TV shows like Buffy, Die For You provides simple rules that focus on what matters: your feelings, your weirdness, and in between them, your struggle to keep a handle on real life.

So register for classes or start looking for a job or prowl the night seeking the blood of the innocent! It’s all right here!

Rose Bailey is the longtime developer of Vampire: The Requiem and The Chronicles of Darkness for Onyx Path and White Wolf.

Sean Patrick Fannon
Writer & Game Designer: Shaintar, Star Wars, Savage Rifts, much more
Please check out my Patreon and get involved directly with my next projects!

You know that scene in Pacific Rim where Ron Perlman’s character is on TV, selling post-monster attack stuff? It begged the imagination to wonder about the kinds of market changes a world with kaiju attacks would experience. Well, Evil Hat‘s taken that idea and run with it, although clearly with tongue firmly planted in cheek.

This Job’s a Monster!

Jump into the lives of the workers for the world’s biggest multinational Kaiju-conglomerates! Rebuilding the world following giant monster attacks takes a Kaiju-sized work-force. Do you have what it takes to face the hazards of mayhem, destruction, biohazardous waste, human resources, minimal career prospects, and really really big footprints? Find out in Kaiju Incorporated: The Roleplaying Game!

Kaiju Incorporated: The Roleplaying Game is full color supplement for Fate Core or Fate Accelerated. Inside, you’ll find:

  • Different types of Kaiju cleanup crews to make each campaign unique
  • Mode-based character generation to easily create a balanced crew
  • Hybrid stunts which offer more power for the character and more Fate points for the GM
  • A Kaiju attack checklist to help GMs easily plot their next session or campaign
  • Plenty of Kaiju and corporate employers to get your crew started

We will not be stopped by pools of goo, flying debris, bad traffic, or ridiculous HR policies! We will rebuild!

Sean Patrick Fannon
Writer & Game Designer: Shaintar, Star Wars, Savage Rifts, much more
Please check out my Patreon and get involved directly with my next projects!

This one is just too good a deal to let pass without letting you know. If you want to delve into a zombie world full of character depth and good story, here’s a great chance to get the whole thing and binge away.

76 comics for only $30, saving you 79% off the regular price.

Offer ends this week.

Sean Patrick Fannon
Writer & Game Designer: Shaintar, Star Wars, Savage Rifts, much more
Please check out my Patreon and get involved directly with my next projects!

The What’s Old Is New (WOIN) system from EN Publishing gains more and more momentum, and this sci-fi oriented release helps that along as fans gain new races, new Exploits, and more for their science-fiction gaming.

Upgrade your sci-fi game!

This essential manual for sci-fi themed What’s OLD is NEW games introduces a range of new alien races, universal exploits, and advanced rules for your WOIN game. 11 new races, nearly 30 new universal exploits, and expanded rules for aging, making the most of your REPUTATION score, and more, make this an essential handbook.

Straight from the pages of EONS, the official magazine for the WOIN roleplaying game system.

Requires the use of a What’s OLD is NEW core rulebook.

Sean Patrick Fannon
Writer & Game Designer: Shaintar, Star Wars, Savage Rifts, much more
Please check out my Patreon and get involved directly with my next projects!

Behold! The reason why almost no one else dares do a pirate-themed game! The juggernaut that is the new 7th Sea swarms the seas, and now we have the Pirate Nations arrayed before us!

Let’s get the glad-rags on and drive her to sea

For a free sailor’s life for sure it ain’t free

Piracy on the Seven Seas has reached a fever pitch. The black flag poses a constant danger for merchants and navies, as unscrupulous brigands seek their fortunes. But there are more dangers afoot than pirates: beasts lurking under the waves, rumors of haunted and immortal ghost ships…and the demon named “Reis.”

This book contains material for 7th Sea: Second Edition including new Backgrounds, Advantages, Stories and Sorceries. It also includes five new Pirate Nations:

  • Numa, the land where legends were born and never left
  • La Bucca, the once-prison island turned headquarters for international intrigue
  • The Atabean Islands, where the ghosts of Rahuri ancestors sail alongside native peoples
  • Aragosta, home of the Brotherhood of the Coast and a pirate paradise
  • Jaragua, self-liberated slave colony and home of a new Sorcery called Kap Sevi

Pirate Nations also includes new setting materials for 7th Sea featuring the Devil Jonah, the dreaded Reis and Theah’s first multinational, the Atabean Trading Company. There be adventure aplenty in these lands, more than any one crew can hope to see in a lifetime.

Sail, me hearties, and treasure what good luck you find. You’ll be needing it. 

Looking for the 7th Sea core rulebook? Click here.

Sean Patrick Fannon
Writer & Game Designer: Shaintar, Star Wars, Savage Rifts, much more
Please check out my Patreon and get involved directly with my next projects!

Don’t let the name fool you, this isn’t “another zombie game.” Yes, I suspect zombies are one possible opponent these poor bastards might have to fight, but the term refers to the heroes being “dead people walking.” They were on death row, you see – military people scheduled for execution by firing squad, given one chance to spend their life on something else – defending Humanity from All Things Ugly and Awful in the world!

You are Ex- Military criminals sent on suicide missions on the edge of space. Science Fiction Tabletop RPG using Savage Worlds.

The Zombie Squad is a Sci-Fi RPG where you play as Ex Military Criminal Black Op Units, called Penal Squadrons, that are sent out on missions either too dangerous or too dirty for Earth’s Military forces.

You are deniable and expendable and expected to accomplish your mission whatever it takes. With the skills and abilities to operate behind enemy lines or undercover on the many planets available to visit in the game.  

If you have ever wanted a game that mixes Star Wars, Aliens and Firefly and throws in a pinch of the Dirty Dozen and Inglorious Basterds then The Zombie Squad is the game you have been waiting for.

You have been yanked from your cold stone cell on death row and offered the choice to die by firing squad or die redeeming yourself for the good of humanity. 

With the worst equipment, the worst missions and a survival rate so low you are termed the walking dead, because officially you are. Your unit designation is Penal Squad 113, but with those death heads on your lapels you are known simply as The Zombie Squad

 The game will feature weird alien tech, derelict ships to explore, cybernetics and killer robots, lost planets and space pirates, yes Space Pirates! With hundreds of worlds and places to travel to.

Sean Patrick Fannon
Writer & Game Designer: Shaintar, Star Wars, Savage Rifts, much more
Please check out my Patreon and get involved directly with my next projects!

was simply going to pick the latest release, Legendary Planet: Confederates of the Shattered Zone, but when I realized it’s the latest in a long sword-and-planet saga for 5e, I decided it was important to point out the whole thing to you. This is especially true since this latest iteration is for 11th+ characters, so… you might want to start nearer the beginning.

A Beacon of Hope in a Shattered World

Seeking four mysterious gates that could be the key to returning to their own world, your heroes dive into the dangerous asteroid colonies of the Shattered Zone. The polluted mines and hurtling planetoids are deadly on their own, but the infighting of the Zone’s fractious factions is even more so, from the sadistic Contraptors to the fanatical soldiers of Purity, where factions and their adherents rise and fall and morality runs from gray to black. The PCs must navigate a broken world of deceit, moral compromise, and necessary sacrifices amid a grimy cybernetic dystopia, and all the while an ancient horror reaches from beyond the fourfold gates, waiting for those with the touch of destiny to come and set it free. There are secrets of the Patrons at stake, and the rewards are great, but only if the heroes can survive the deadly intrigues of the Confederates of the Shattered Zone.

Confederates of the Shattered Zone is an adventure for 11th to 14th level characters using the 5th Edition rules for the world’s most famous roleplaying game. The latest chapter in the amazing Legendary Planet Adventure Path, a spectacular sword-and-planet saga from Legendary Games blending sci-fi and fantasy, magic and machine with an exciting pulp sensibility and style. Confederates of the Shattered Zone includes not only a massive interplanetary adventure but also brand-new monsters, magic, and technology, including new character options for cybernetic augmentations, along with a full gazetteer of the Shattered Zone and its inhabitants and an ongoing fiction series. Here you will find amazing adventures that span the stars and plunder the planets in a campaign that takes your heroes to 20th level and beyond! Grab this exotic epic today and Make Your Game Legendary! 

This 98-page PDF or 96-page print volume contains the following

– “Confederates of the Shattered Zone,” a 5th Edition adventure for 11th to 14th-level characters by Richard Pett

– A “Planetary Bestiary” by Richard Pett and Mike Welham, featuring the the insidious ironrot lichen, the noxious steamwerks golem, the grotesque and savage feral kyton, the colossal choke ooze, the dour void grim, and the parasitical queborrin!

– A collection of “Alien Treasures” by Richard Pett, including magic and technology like the darksphere, storm of chains, and void gondola! 

– A gazetteer of the deadly Shattered Zone asteroid field and its colonies, by Richard Pett.

– A detailed look at the cybernetic auttaine race and the wide variety of technological and magical augmentations they have developed to enhance their biomechanical bodies by Patrick Renie.

 – A downloadable PDF art and map folio, featuring unkeyed player-friendly maps and more.

– And last but not least, “Shards of Home,” the fourth chapter in a 7-part short story by award-winning author Chris A. Jackson

For further information on the earlier adventures in the Legendary Planet Adventure Path and upcoming adventures like The Depths of Desperation and Mind Tyrants of the Merciless Moons, pick up the Legendary Planet Player’s Guide and check the Legendary Games website!

Sean Patrick Fannon
Writer & Game Designer: Shaintar, Star Wars, Savage Rifts, much more
Please check out my Patreon and get involved directly with my next projects!