Posted on February 3, 2009 by Billzilla
After a long hiatus, Little Nightmares is back. This month, I’ll be covering somewhat related products from two different companies; full-color stand-up cardboard figures from Precis Intermedia, and ready-made maps from Empty Room Studios.
Precis Intermedia produces stand-up cardboard figures, called Disposable Heroes, in a variety of themes. Since this is Flames Rising, they sent us a pack of monsters to look over: Disposable Heroes: Horror Statix 1. The figures themselves are available in two different formats within each set: two-sided and three-sided. The two-sided figures may require some kind of plastic stand to assist them, as the fold is at the top like a sandwich board sign. Printing the figures on lightweight cardstock before cutting them apart will probably remove the need for bases – at least until the figure has a few miles on it and the crease begins to wear. The front of the figure is a full color image and the back is a black silhouette of the same image for ease in determining rear/surprise attacks.
Posted on January 23, 2009 by Flames
It’s a genreDiversion book like no other. New innovations set this apart from previous genreDiversion games. This new universal manual is a toolkit for your own adventures, featuring easy to learn, fast-playing rules with a number of options like exploits, scaling, and integrated support for miniatures. More versatile, more dynamic, more heroic, and more exciting… The genreDiversion 3E Manual provides rules for magic, monsters, and vehicles; plus Unbidden & Forsaken, a ready-to-use modern-horror setting is included. This is the must-have book of the year!
The genreDiversion 3E Manual is available at the Flames Rising RPGNow Shop.
Posted on November 12, 2008 by Flames
The good folks at Precis Intermedia have kept their quality streak alive with the release of Steampunk Musha, a “Victoriental Adventures” setting for Iron Gauntlets. It’s nice to see such an excellent gaming system as IG getting plenty of love and support; despite its relatively small size, PIG is providing as much and more support material for Iron Gauntlets than some companies 3-4 times its size are doing for their lines. Steampunk Musha is a good indicator of the high quality of these releases.
My review copy was a pdf, some 122 pages in length. SM (as we will periodically refer to Steampunk Musha) was created by Rick Hershey, with Brett Bernstein and Alana Abbott, and the overall design of the book is one of clarity and ease of reading.
Review by Zachary Houghton
Posted on October 26, 2008 by Flames
Halloween is upon us. Are you ready?
We’ve got you covered for Halloween. Four respected names in RPG digital publishing have teamed up to offer the Horror Helper Bundle. This set of downloadable products includes everything you need to add a little spice to your horror gaming and make it easier to cook up Halloween adventures. It’s available only until the end of October, so muster the courage to try one now.
The Horror Helper Bundle is available at the Flames Rising RPGNow Shop.
Posted on October 18, 2008 by Flames
Precis Intermedia bids you a wicked Halloween with a free adventure for Ghostories, the quick, easy, and versatile roleplaying game of the Supernatural. Download the classic Exit Music adventure, now updated specifically for Ghostories. If you don’t already have Ghostories, order the three-book PDF bundle now for only $8.50.
The paranormal is real, or is it? Find out with Ghostories and Exit Music!
Posted on June 12, 2008 by Matt-M-McElroy
Steampunk has grown as a genre over the last few years and some very cool stuff has hit the shelves recently. Everyone has their favorites and we have compiled a list of the seven “must have” Steampunk books and games for fans to check out.
Replete with whimsical mechanical wonders and charmingly anachronistic settings, this pioneering anthology gathers a brilliant blend of fantastical stories. Steampunk originates in the romantic elegance of the Victorian era and blends in modern scientific advances—synthesizing imaginative technologies such as steam-driven robots, analog supercomputers, and ultramodern dirigibles. The elegant allure of this popular new genre is represented in this rich collection by distinctively talented authors, including Neal Stephenson, Michael Chabon, James Blaylock, Michael Moorcock, and Joe R. Lansdale.
Posted on May 20, 2008 by Matt-M-McElroy
The Ghostories Enhancement Pack contains new material for use with the Ghostories Core eBook.
The Pack includes new roles (expressive artist, martial artist, and new age monk), new character and creature gimmicks, a new pursuit (meditation/mystics), new horror classifications (brownies, liches, lost souls, skin walkers, and trolls), a full-length adventure, and six sample characters.
Publisher: Precis Intermedia
Authors: Brett M. Bernstein, Peter C. Spahn and Matt McElroy
The Ghostories Enhancement Pack is available at RPGNow.com.