We caught up with Green Ronin President Chris Pramas at Gen Con this year and got a look at what they have in store for us in the latter half of 2018.
That’s right folks, another Gen Con info session. There’s a lot of fun stuff coming out down the line–whether you’re into Sci-Fi, action cinema/modern adventures, or Superheroes, there’s a little bit of everything coming up.
It should come as no surprise that the big release Green Ronin is excited about is The Expanse. Raising $400K+ of its $30K goal, the Expanse was a stellar kickstarter, and later in 2019 we’ll see the adaptation of the Sci-Fi series into the tabletop RPG that it was originally intended to be. Promising lots of action and hard sci-fi goodness, with mechanics like the Churn that allow a GM to increase the tension and the drama while players have a pool of luck that can quickly run out, the Expanse has us all pretty excited.
Then of course there’s the Modern AGE, which uses the Adventure Game Engine to power tales of adventure and excitement in the modern, uh, era. Featuring three different styles of play to take you from gritty street style action, to cinematic pulpstravaganzas, the Modern Age is a flexible, action-packed RPG that gives you a ton of tools to play with.
Leap into exciting adventure in any era from the Industrial Revolution to the modern day and beyond. The Modern AGE roleplaying game allows you to shape the setting to suit your style—whether it’s gritty action or high adventure, urban fantasy or a dystopian future. With a new, classless character-building system, twenty levels of advancement, and optional rules for psychic and magic powers, you can create the heroes your world needs. Along with an innovative stunt system, rules for thrilling chases, and an introductory adventure, you’ll find all the action you’re after inside the Modern AGE Basic Rulebook.
If you are curious to try it out, you can find the Quickstart Rules for free right here.
If Superheroes are more your speed, you should check out the Basic Hero’s Handbook for Mutants and Mastermind, it’s everything you need to get started playing one of the best superhero RPGs out there right now. Mutants and Mastermind gives you the flexibility of something like HERO, but is actually accessible for players who haven’t spent the last edition or two mastering the system.
Every hero needs an origin story and this can be yours! Written with new gamers in mind, the Basic Hero’s Handbook streamlines and clarifies the flexible, robust third edition rules of Mutants & Masterminds. With simplified character creation and a selection of ready-made adventures, the Mutants & Masterminds Basic Hero’s Handbook lets players jump right into the action. The book is fully compatible with the Deluxe Hero’s Handbook and the entire library of third edition Mutants & Masterminds supplements, instantly expanding your character options and adventure potential. Whether you’re just getting started, or want an extra player-friendly reference at the table, the Mutants & Masterminds Basic Hero’s Handbook is the choice for your world-saving needs!
Then of course there’s Aldis, which is the capital city of the world of Blue Rose, a roleplaying game of romantic fantasy, and also the newest supplement for that selfsame game.
Welcome to Aldis: City of the Blue Rose! This beautiful, full color sourcebook lavishly details the capital city of the central nation in the Blue Rose RPG, providing players and Narrators alike the tools needed to tell stories using the city as a focus. From the intrigues of nobles in the High Ward to the entertainments in the Middle Ward to the roughest parts of town found in the Outer Ward, this supplement details people, important sites, and historical events of the City of the Blue Rose. Romantic fantasy narratives frequently remain focused around singular locations, giving time and opportunities for heroes to develop friendships, romances, and rivalries with the people to be found there, and this sourcebook provides everything to allow players in a Blue Rose RPG campaign to do just that!