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Mechanical Dream RPG at DriveThruRPG

Posted on March 19, 2013 by

Mechanical Dream is a world unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. On a huge planet, Naakinis, 10 races vie for survival under conditions no humans could ever hope to survive in one immense continent, encircled by impassable darkness: Kainas.

Mechanical Dream is now available in PDF format at DriveThruRPG.com!

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The Flames of Shadam Khoreh by Bradley P. Beaulieu

Posted on March 13, 2013 by

Nearly two years after the harrowing events of The Straits of Galahesh, Atiana and Nikandr continue their long search for Nasim. The clues they find lead them to the desert wastes of the Gaji, where the fabled valley of Shadam Khoreh lies.

But all is not well. War has moved from the islands to the mainland, and the Grand Duchy knows its time may be limited if Yrstanla rallies its forces. Worse, the wasting disease and the rifts grow ever wider, threatening places that once thought themselves safe. The Dukes believe that their only hope may be to treat with the Haelish warriors to the west of Yrstanla, but Nikandr knows that the key is to find Nasim and a lost artifact known as the Atalayina.

Will Nikandr succeed and close the rifts once and for all? The answer lies deep within the Flames of Shadam Khoreh.

From Bradley P. Beaulieu, author of the critically acclaimed debut novel, The Winds of Khalakovo, comes the concluding volume in the Lays of Anuskaya trilogy, The Flames of Shadam Khoreh.

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March Fourth — With 10 Horrifyingly Good Deals For GM’s Day

Posted on March 4, 2013 by

Have you honored your GM or Storyteller yet today?

Today is March Fourth, an annual holiday that begs all players to remember the master of their evening’s entertainment — the GM. In honor of this auspicious day of days, DriveThruRPG.com is running a huge GM’s Day Sale all week on a massive list of downloadable games, supplements, and accessories.

Since there are over 13,000 titles discounted, including a few from FR Press, I’ve put together a list of my picks for game lines I haven’t worked on thus far. Read on for my fabulous selections!

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New Deadlands Noir fiction by Shane Hensley & John Goff available now!

Posted on February 9, 2013 by

Pinnacle Entertainment has expanded the Deadlands Noir setting with two new fiction eBooks, Tenement Men by Shane Hensley and Blood & Roses by John Goff, both are available now at DriveThruFiction.com.

Hensley also has a new thriller tale that is not related to the Deadlands setting, called Texter, available in eBook formats.

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We Are Dust Anthology Available Now!

Posted on December 19, 2012 by

We Are Dust is a collection of short stories inspired by Our Last Best Hope, an RPG published by Magpie Games. In the game, players work together to try to save Humanity from a terrible Crisis…

When the world ends, how will we feel?
Will the apocalypse come like a thief in the night, leaving us blind and alone, struggling against the darkness? Or will we greet the end of humanity like noble warriors, striving to forestall our doom no matter the cost?
Will we survive? Will we triumph? Will we matter?
Within these pages are tales with answers to these questions, stories from the edge of humanity, the end of existence: time travelers jetting back to save the Earth before it was born, lonely scientists unmaking the disaster summoned by their own hubris, and college kids who love and fight as the Earth gets ready to die.
Look closely, and we might just see ourselves…

We Are Dust is available now in eBook formats at DriveThruFiction.com.

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Legend of the Five Rings: Second City Boxed Set PDF Edition Now Available

Posted on December 11, 2012 by

Twenty-five years ago, Rokugan fought a terrible battle against an invading gaijin army known as the Destroyers. Although the noble samurai of the Emerald Empire were victorious, the conflict was devastating beyond all others, and the lands of the Great Clans were left in ruins by the fighting. To spare her people the threat of further war, war which would surely lead to the death of an Empire, the Divine Empress sued for peace with the forces of darkness, and then dispatched her vassals to claim the empty lands left behind in the wake of the Destroyers.

A generation later, the untimely death of a prominent magistrate in Rokugan suddenly elevates a group of simple samurai to a position of authority, but the magistrate’s unfinished business sends them to the Second City to see it to completion. There, influential samurai from the Empire have almost limitless potential, but the distractions from duty are numerous.

The Second City Boxed Set (PDF edition) is available now at the Flames Rising RPGNow Shop!

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Silent Knife for Vampire: the Requiem is available now!

Posted on December 5, 2012 by

No one would suspect that Ariadne, the cold and deadly “Silent Knife” of Prince Liliane, was once a sensitive college girl who preferred books to blades. But that life ended when her lover Andre cast her aside, into the waiting fangs of an unknown Sire who fled after the Embrace.

Re-shaped by her Prince’s cruel tutelage, Ariadne has fought hard to earn her place in Liliane’s court. Now that court is threatened from all sides: Liliane’s former Seneschal is staging a rebellion, wielding deadly magics that threaten Kindred and humans alike.

Silent Knife is now available in eBook and Print formats at DriveThruFiction.com!

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CthulhuTech: Burning Horizon now available!

Posted on December 1, 2012 by

Somewhere, It Burns…

The sands of time slip through the hourglass. The New Earth Government mounts a desperate initiative against the Migou’s seat of power. Those that police the ar- cane underground face an invisible foe. The Disciples of the Rapine Storm descend through the ashes to assault the Land Down Under. A deadly plague suddenly grips the citizens of the New Earth Government. And an unexpected ally returns from the void, a light in the darkness.

The end carries on. Welcome to 2087.

CthulhuTech: Burning Horizon is available now in PDF and Print formats at DriveThruRPG.com!

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Cthulhu’s Christmas Calendar Goes Free for a Day

Posted on November 30, 2012 by

Fans of the meme-monster Cthulhu and other creations of cult horror novelist H.P. Lovecraft can get a little extra help in counting down to Christmas, thanks to a new mobile advent calendar app. Titled ‘Cthulhu Christmas Calendar‘, it features 25 original pieces of artwork – one for each day in December until Christmas Day. Each image presents a fun mashup of festive icons like Santa into the Cyclopean world of the great Cthulhu, the malevolent Mi-Go and the dark god Nyarlathotep. Normally priced at $0.99, the app will be free for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch on the 1st December only, to celebrate our collective descent into Yuletide madness.

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Convention Book: N.W.O for Mage: the Ascension available now!

Posted on November 27, 2012 by

Heroes of Reality

The proud men and women who serve the New World Order are the paragons and saviors of humanity. These Enlightened minds have the thankless job of being our shepherd, leading us to ultimate Empowerment and protecting us from utter chaos: the misguided Traditionalists, corrupted Technocrats, vile creates, and ourselves.

The Order oversees the Technocratic Union through its unrivaled academic might, omnipresent surveillance, and unparalleled advances in psychology. But even as the Technocracy is winning so many hearts and minds, NWO must keep the Union from turning on itself.

A Truly New World

Convention Book: New World Order is available in PDF and Print formats at DriveThruRPG.com!

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Online Black Friday Deals on Games, Comics, and Books

Posted on November 23, 2012 by

Nothing is more horrifying to us than fighting hordes of shoppers to get that last book or spooky comic sitting on the shelf. While we specialize in bringing you atmospheric scares, today we’re going to save you from the madness, by bringing you a round-up of deals from sites like DriveThruRPG, DriveThruComics, Noble Knight Games, and more!

Want to get on Santa’s naughty nice list? If you find a good deal, add the link to the comments section for your fellow FlamesRising.com readers to get in on the savings…

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It’s Romans vs. Zombies in Immortui by Adam A. Haviaras

Posted on November 13, 2012 by

The Legions of Emperor Augustus have returned victorious from putting down a massive revolt among the Germanic tribes of the Danube frontier. While Rome basks in its success, a new foe is gathering in the darkness of the Carpathian Mountains. When a young boy shows up at the distant fortress of Troesmis, it falls to Optio Gaius Justus Vitalis and his centurion to investigate the horrors described by the young refugee.

It is just the beginning of a struggle between the Eagles of Rome and the undead forces of an enemy that could halt the Empire’s northern advance.

It’s Romans vs. Zombies in this first novella of the Carpathian Interlude series. Get ready for action, mystery and blood in this clash between Light and Dark.

Immortui is available now in multiple eBook formats at DriveThruFiction.com for only $0.99!

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Left-Hand Path for Mage: the Awakening Available Now!

Posted on November 7, 2012 by

The Price of Disobedience

All societies have rules–even societies of mages. But rules were made to be broken. For the Awakened, shattered laws raise sinister forces. The Left-Hand Path tempts sorcerers with forbidden power, fulfilling their desires at the risk of ostracism, madness or damnation. In exile, more of them thrive than the Pentacle admits, challenging the peril to their souls … and uniting in common cause. Look Beneath the Surface.

A Character Book for Mage the Awakening

Left-Hand Path is now available in PDF and Print formats at DriveThruRPG.com!

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Night’s Black Agents, a new GUMSHOE RPG by Kenneth Hite

Posted on November 2, 2012 by

Night’s Black Agents brings the GUMSHOE engine to the spy thriller genre, combining the propulsive paranoia of movies like Ronin and The Bourne Identity with supernatural horror straight out of Bram Stoker. Investigation is crucial, but it never slows down the action, which explodes with expanded options for bone-crunching combat, high-tech tradecraft, and adrenaline-fueled chases.

Updating classic Gothic terrors for the postmodern age, Night’s Black Agents presents thoroughly modular monstrosity: GMs can build their own vampires, mashup their own minions, kitbash their own conspiracies to suit their personal sense of style and story. Rules options let you set the level of betrayal, grit, and action in your game. Riff from the worked examples or mix and match vampiric abilities, agendas, and assets for a completely custom sanguinary spy saga.

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Hobby Games: The 100 Best now in eBook formats!

Posted on October 27, 2012 by

In Hobby Games: The 100 Best, the top designers, authors, and publishers in the hobby games field write about the most enjoyable and cleverly designed games of the last fifty years. Their essays cover the gamut of the hobby market, from roleplaying games to collectible card games, and miniatures games to wargames to board games, with titles both familiar and esoteric. These are the games that the designers themselves play, the ones that have inspired their most popular creations.

Hobby Games: The 100 Best also features a foreword by board game legend Reiner Knizia and an afterword by SPI founder and wargame legend James F. Dunnigan.

Hobby Games: The 100 Best is available now at the Flames Rising Shop!

Also available now from Green Ronin is Family Games: The 100 Best.

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Black Watch Comics announces The North End of the World!

Posted on October 16, 2012 by

Black Watch Comics and ShadowCatcher Entertainment announce the release of The North End of the World, the historical fiction graphic novel written by Dave Hunsaker and illustrated by Christopher Shy (Soul Stealer, Pathfinder, Dead Space)

Enter the world of Edward S. Curtis, the man who will win immortality photographing and documenting the native peoples of North America…and meet the demons he will face as he travels to the north end of Vancouver Island to make his master work with the Kwakiutl Indians: the groundbreaking motion picture, In the Land of the Headhunters.

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Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster’s Forgotten Realms

Posted on October 16, 2012 by

The FORGOTTEN REALMS is the most successful and widely known DUNGEONS & DRAGONS campaign setting ever created, and it owes its existence to creator Ed Greenwood.

This 160-page hardcover book describes the campaign setting as it lives and breathes in the imagination of its creator. Through the alter ego of Elminster, Archmage of Shadowdale, Ed Greenwood presents the Realms as a setting where companies of crazed adventurers are born and have rich lives, and where they get to call the shots. In this book, Ed presents a world where friendships are forged, endless intrigues unfold, and heroes wage war against the monstrous inhabitants of famous dungeons and untamed wildernesses.

Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster’s Forgotten Realms is available now at Amazon.com.

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Avatar Press has big plans for NYCC!

Posted on October 8, 2012 by

AVATAR PRESS will be at the NYCC in full force this year – with multiple guests and several panels for comic fans to attend. So, mark your con agenda and get your questions ready! Here, you will get to see your favorite creators and insiders in person, announcing top secret projects and sharing their thoughts you would normally never see in print.

What will be Garth Ennis’ huge announcement?

I guarantee you won’t be expecting this!

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Archaia Announces 2012 New York Comic Con Plans

Posted on October 8, 2012 by

Archaia ends its 2012 convention season in grand style at the largest comics and pop culture convention on the East Coast, highlighted by over 100 autograph signing sessions, a slew of convention exclusives, new book debuts, and a special appearance by Brian Froud

Award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment (Booth #1520) is excited to announce its plans for New York Comic Con, taking place October 11-14, 2012 at the Javits Center in New York City!

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Stay Alive – Not Undead (Zombie Coloring/Activity Book) Kickstarter

Posted on September 24, 2012 by

A zombie safety & awareness coloring/activity book distributed by C.R.A.Z.E. (Community Resources Against Zombie Epidemic).

STAY ALIVE–NOT UNDEAD: A ZOMBIE SAFETY & AWARENESS COLORING/ACTIVITY BOOK is the “brainchild” of comic book writer (and, former IDW Publishing editor) Dan Taylor, who co-created the fan-favorite Hero Happy Hour, and is currently writing Armarauders for Mecha Workshop.

The artwork for STAY ALIVE–NOT UNDEAD: A ZOMBIE SAFETY & AWARENESS COLORING/ACTIVITY BOOK is being provided by artist Darren M.A. Calvert, who has illustrated many roleplaying game products for publishers such as Green Ronin Publishing, Kobold Quarterly Magazine, White Wolf Games, and more.

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