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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Week in Review 10/27/13 Edition

It can be found HERE!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

This was the news...Fall of Man goodness

Greenwood and Byers join Fall of Man RPG

As of the end of Necronomicon, Samurai Sheepdog is proud to announce that Ed Greenwood and Richard Lee Byers will both join our exceptional list of contributors to the upcoming Fall of Man role playing game, the current team consists of Doug Herring, Ken Shannon, Hal Greenberg, Darren Pearce, Clinton Boomer, Warren Bailey, Chris Lites, Frank Frey.

Fall of Man is gothic fantasy setting on a ruined Earth.

In Fall of Man you play survivors of the event that shattered and changed two worlds. One is our world of science and reason, Earth, and the other is a world of fantasy and magic, Gothos. You will play one of the many types of new characters available from the Asphalt Samurai to the mighty spell casting Wizard. You might be a human or mutant, an elf or perhaps a dwarf. One thing is for certain. Life on Earth is a precarious thing and death can come quickly.

What you need to know:

Fall of Man will be able to be played as a system unto itself based which will be familiar to any d20, Pathfinder or D&D player. However, it is also designed to work as a multi-system setting able to be played fully in Pathfinder, Castles and Crusades, 13th Age, and others. Follow us on Fall of Man on Facebook and the Samurai Sheepdog web site and join us when it Kickstarts in late 2013!

Samurai Sheepdog is the Mystic Eye Games team (Doug Herring, Hal Greenberg, Ken Shannon) reformed and renamed to be better suited for creating wonderful games, books, graphic novels and more.

Ed Greenwood is a Canadian-born fantasy writer and the original creator of the Forgotten Realms game world. He began writing articles about the Forgotten Realms for Dragon magazine beginning in 1979, and subsequently sold the rights to the setting to TSR, the creators of the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, in 1986. He has written many Forgotten Realms novels, as well as numerous articles and D&D game supplement books.

Richard Lee Byers is the author of forty fantasy and horror novels including many set in the Forgotten Realms and other RPG universes. His recent books include Blind God's Bluff (the first in a new urban fantasy series), The Impostor #2: The Blood Machine (the latest installment in a post-apocalyptic superhero series), and The Plague Knight and Other Stories (a collection of heroic fantasy stories.) He is a fencing, poker, and gaming enthusiast and writes "Astrojive" (a monthly opinion column) for the science fiction news site Airlock Alpha.

Fall of Man © and ™ Samurai Sheepdog 2002

Week in Review 10/21/13-Vague edition

I need to hold some stuff back so there will be some vague posting here.

Let's see:
The Awakened book I PDF should be out any day with the other eBook's soon after and the printed books should arrive in the warehouse in November ( I hope), remember I am not the publisher on this one so just getting updates from him.

The Awakened book II has been ordered, cover is ordered and it is moving along swimmingly.

The Awakened RPG is being discussed and I think the setting will be a pleasant difference to most settings.  We also have this tweak of the logo from Jhoneil:

Board games are moving along at different paces, so many more pieces to get set in motion.

Sam the Hanukkah Dragon meeting #2 is happening tomorrow, if there is anything to show I will post it.

Fall of Man is looking great, and we have added more veterans to the ranks, official PR blurb to be released tomorrow.  The art looks great so far, the writing is so unique and the ideas and twists keep coming.  The more we discuss it the more excited I am to get this launched in December.

I am doing a side project with Christina Stiles, Expanded Races for C&C, we should here more about it at the end of the week.  She just started her own line for C&C and it is about Kobolds, it can be found here: Fantasy Races Unlocked: Kobolds.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Blog Update

I will continue to do my blog posts here for weekly updates and such BUT I will be posting more often but smaller posts over at our companies blog for me Hal Greenberg-Blog.

Go check it out here!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Week in Review 10/13/13

Let's see....

The Awakened eBook should be here in the next 2 weeks with the print copy to follow a few weeks behind!

The Awakened II and the RPG are getting bantered about.

Fall of Man will have a December Kickstarter, it will be a massive tome, 300+ pages.  Lot's of surprises and some real talent has been added to round out this project.

Next meeting for Sam the Hanukkah Dragon is next week.

Boardgames are moving ahead.

I have been asked to be a stretch goal by TPK games on their upcoming Kickstarter, it looks real cool and hope I get to work with Brian and his team.

Christina Stiles and I are teaming up to start a series of cool C&C secondary races, we are focusing on dwarves first.  I am working on this with Bluffside contributor Brian Boonstra and stat and C&C guru Peter Schroeder. If these do well we will keep doing these small PDF's, so if you like this idea, show this project some love when it gets released and we can keep going.