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the-darkening-of-mirkwood-cover300With The Darkening of Mirkwood in US Stores now, and being sighted in some UK and European stores, we thought the time was right to share an extract from this fabulous supplement.

The Darkening of Mirkwood is a complete campaign for The One Ring, set in Mirkwood over the course of three decades. It allows you to tell your own epic saga, following your heroes in their quest as the tale of years unfolds before them.

This supplement includes enough adventure material to keep you playing for months or even years, as well as new rules that give your heroes a real stake in what happens to the world around them. Rules for Holdings allow them to carve out their own corner of Middle-earth, whilst new options for the Fellowship Phase and Undertakings to achieve allow them to chart their own path.

Visit the Parliament of Spiders, do battle with the Nazgûl, meddle in the affairs of Wizards and enter the Halls of King Thranduil. Stand firm against the Shadow and maybe the Darkening of Mirkwood can be averted. Falter for even a moment and all that you know and love will be lost.

The Darkening of Mirkwood is a full colour, 144 page hardcover. Written by Gareth Ryder Hanrahan and Francesco Nepitello, with art by Jon Hodgson, Jason Juta and Jordy Lakiere.

In this free extract we present the first two years of the campaign:

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Click to download the free PDF

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Next week the Cubicle 7 Team fly out to Indianapolis for Gen Con 2014! You can find us at booth number 337, located just behind the Mayfair stand.  You can see a larger map of the Gen Con Exhibit Hall here. Amongst our new offerings at the show we will have:

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The new single volume hardcover of The One Ring Roleplaying Game
(limited GenCon-exclusive stock – first come first served!)
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4th_doctor_cover_600The Fourth Doctor Sourcebook

Doctor Who RPG The Limited Edition Doctor Who Rulebook

Plus all your favourite C7 core games and available supplements for The One Ring, Doctor Who, Hobbit Tales, The Doctor Who Card Game (very limited stock!) Victoriana, Rocket Age, World War Cthulhu, Cthulhu Britannica, Kuro, Yggdrasill, Primeval, Qin, and The Laundry.

Team members on the stand this year are: CEO Dom McDowall, Art Director and Deputy CEO Jon Hodgson, Managing Editor Andrew Kenrick, TOR writer James Brown, Victoriana Line Developer and Doctor Who writer Walt Ciechanowski, TOR writer and the best of all of us, TS Luikart, Translations Line Developer and Doctor Who writer Andrew Peregrine, and Rocket Age Developer and World War Cthulhu writer Ken Spencer.

We'll be running demos of Hobbit Tales and The Doctor Who Card Game all weekend, so be sure to swing by, say hello and grab a game.

Industry Insider Guest of Honour

We're proud to say that our Art Director and Deputy CEO Jon Hodgson will be an Industry Insider Guest of Honour at Gen Con 2014 for the second year running.   Jon's seminar schedule runs like this:

Thursday 12pm - Art Matters
Why do hobby games have so much art in them? Novels don't.  Why do games need art to sell, and do they need art to be good games? With Jon Hodgson, Elisa Teague and Richard Thomas.

Thursday 3pm - Return to the Castle of Gender Representation
Last year Industry Guests spoke about gender representation in gaming art.  The seminar was packed and wonderful discussion ensued.  What has changed in a year? With Jon Hodgson, Steve Kenson, Nicole Lindroos and Rich Thomas.

Friday 12pm - A Career in Gaming
Something a lot of people want, few achieve, even less break even.  War stories and examples from those doing it. With James Ernest, Jon Hodgson, Eric Lang and Ryan Miller.

Saturday 10 am - Cross Media Chaos: Working With Media Properties
Something a lot of people want, few achieve, even less break even.  War stories and examples from those doing it. With Jon Hodgson, Steve Kenson, Nicole Lindroos,  Jay Little.

The One Ring Hardcover Pre-order Update

The ship carrying the One Ring hardcovers docked last week, and the shipment is now making it's way to our Atlanta warehouse. It's due to arrive just before the Gen Con weekend, mid-month, and work will begin immediately on shipping out your pre-ordered copies.

This means two things:

1: You'll be getting your copies of The One Ring Roleplaying Game very soon!

2: It also means we'll have a strictly limited stock of copies available at Gen Con for purchase by convention attendees. Gen Con is a unique event in the gaming calendar, and just like in previous years we want to have our most prestigious releases of this year at the show. Pre-ordered copies of The One Ring Roleplaying Game will already be being processed at that time, so if you're coming to Gen Con there will be no need for you to lug that satisfyingly heavy hardcover around the show. It will be being sent to your home whilst you enjoy the convention.

Of course if you are at the show feel free to drop by the Cubicle stand and take a look at The One Ring Roleplaying Game in the flesh. Pick it up, smell it, leaf through it's delightful pages. But there'll be no need to collect one from the show. Your pre-order will be on it's way.

We provisionally anticipate the US retail release of The One Ring Roleplaying Game to be the 10th of September. UK and Europe release date to follow.

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Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf gamebooks introduced a generation to fantasy gaming – now, in Lone Wolf’s 30th Anniversary year, the legend continues with The Lone Wolf Adventure Game. Epic quests, desperate battles and ancient secrets await you!

Our goal is to produce a game accessible to new and younger gamers – the perfect first roleplaying game – that grows and develops with the players’ abilities to give the depth of game play appealing to more experienced gamers.

You’ll explore the wonderful world of Magnamund, a setting that has been brought to life over more than 30 years of development. From fertile Sommerlund to the arid deserts of Vassagonia, the fetid depths of the Danarg swamp to the despoiled wasteland of the Darklands, an evocative and fully-realised world of adventure awaits you.

The Kickstarter runs until the 16th of September, and there are some great goodies for you to get your hands on. You can pledge your support here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/461807648/joe-devers-lone-wolf-the-lone-wolf-adventure-game

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5Aug/14Off

MakkuraFrontcover400We’re pleased to announce that Makkura, the first supplement for our roleplaying game of near-future Japanese horror, Kuro, is available to pre-order now. All pre-orders on our webstore come with a complementary PDF, expected this week. The PDF is also available to buy separately.  Pre-orders at your participating local bricks and mortar store also come with a coupon for a free copy of the PDF.

They lied to us.

They said it would all be over in a few weeks: the blockade, the food shortages, the power cuts.

It’s been over six months.

They said everything would be all right, but I can only see things getting worse, and there is something out there in the darkness. It’s getting harder to deny, and even harder to ignore.

I don’t know what to do. There is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. The shadows are hungry and I can see them everywhere. They whisper that I am a Potential, that I have the power to make things right. But all I know is that when I stare into the darkness, something deep within is staring back.

Makkura: Absolute Darkness.

Makkura is a campaign of six full adventures for Kuro, the roleplaying game of near-future Japanese horror. Each adventure is linked together with several additional scenarios, takes you to the next level of the Kuro saga. Secrets will be revealed, spirits awoken and terrible enemies will prowl the streets of Shin-Edo.

The Kuro incident was just the beginning.

Makkura is a complete campaign for Kuro, continuing on from the adventure in the Kuro Core Rulebook. Softcover, black & white interior, 128 pages.

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Pre-order Makkura at the C7 webstore
Buy Makkura in PDF

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Makkura, the first supplement for our roleplaying game of near-future Japanese horror, Kuro, will be available for pre-order this week, so we thought we’d delve a little into what it is.

They lied to us.

They said it would all be over in a few weeks: the blockade, the food shortages, the power cuts.

It’s been over six months.

They said everything would be all right, but I can only see things getting worse, and there is something out there in the darkness. It’s getting harder to deny, and even harder to ignore.

I don’t know what to do. There is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. The shadows are hungry and I can see them everywhere. They whisper that I am a Potential, that I have the power to make things right. But all I know is that when I stare into the darkness, something deep within is staring back.

Makkura: Absolute Darkness.

Makkura is a campaign of six full adventures for Kuro, the roleplaying game of near-future Japanese horror. Each adventure is linked together with several additional scenarios, taking you to the next level of the Kuro saga. Secrets will be revealed, spirits awoken and terrible enemies will prowl the streets of Shin-Edo.

The Kuro incident was just the beginning.

Fugu: Several people have been murdered on the Kaijin platform out at sea. The police are having difficultly finding a link between the victims, even though it seems the work of a serial killer. Can the heroes find the serial killer, or will the killer find them first?

Mizuiro: A group of students have disappeared, and one has committed suicide. The disappearances have something to do with a popular ritual where the participants tell ghost stories to each other. Have the students woken something, and if so why does it seem to be targeting the heroes too?

Kujira: The skeleton of a whale washes up on Shin-Edo beach, its skull engraved with strange characters. These symbols are a map and instructions for opening the prison of Yomi. As the heroes try to unearth the mystery, a dark creature hunts them from the shadows. The only way to face it is to claim old forgotten weapons, and unlock their power as Potentials.

Yukidomari: Drawn to the remote village of Yukidomari, the heroes find a place plagued by hauntings and spirits of the dark. As bad weather traps them here, the strange atmosphere of the village begins to take its toll and people begin to disappear at an alarming rate. Here they may learn the truth behind the Kuro incident, but that will be no use if they cannot escape the village alive.

Tsukurigoto: Seven agents of the dark appear to hunt down the Shi-Tenno and take the keys they guard. The heroes have helped them escape into hiding, but this means the agents are coming for them! As a blackout plunges Shin-Edo into chaos, the player characters race to protect the secrets of the Shi-Tenno. But the dark Kami can be deceptive, as well as dangerous.

Kami: The thunder spirits must be stopped before they can open the gates to Yomi and time is not on the heroes’ side. Fighting through a city in chaos, they must hunt down the tools they need to fight these powerful and near immortal spirits. But destiny has a plan and the Red Storm is coming. It will offer them only one choice: to live or to die.

Makkura is a complete campaign for Kuro, continuing on from the adventure in the Kuro Core Rulebook. Softcover, black & white interior, 128 pages.

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Learn more about Kuro
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Review of Kuro on Philgamer
Review of Kuro at Shorty Monster

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30Jul/14Off

Hitting the shelves of US gaming stores today – The Fourth Doctor Sourcebook for Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space and The Darkening of Mirkwood for The One Ring Roleplaying Game.

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Stores elsewhere in the world should be receiving their copies soon. We’re also pleased to confirm that all UK pre-orders of The Darkening of Mirkwood and The Fourth Doctor Sourcebook have now been dispatched, with pre-orders to the rest of the world well on their way too.

About The Fourth Doctor Sourcebook

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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, this Sourcebook explores the Fourth Doctor’s adventures on Earth and beyond. With detailed information on all the allies, enemies, aliens and gadgets that he encounters, as well as examining each of his adventures, the book contains a wealth of material for the Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space RPG, and is also a fact-packed resource for fans of the show!

Freed from his exile on Earth, the Doctor returned to his wandering ways, drawn to some of the great battles of the cosmos. Team up with a fellow Time Lord and a robot dog, explore E-Space, search for the Key to Time and return to Gallifrey as its saviour. Uncover the secrets of the Pyramids of Mars, change the destiny of the Daleks and thwart the machinations of the Master’s final incarnation.

But first things first... would you like a jelly baby?

This 256-page book contains:

  • Character sheets for the Fourth Doctor and his companions, including Sarah Jane Smith and both incarnations of Romana.
  • How to run games that feel like they belong in the Fourth Doctor’s era.
  • New character traits and gadgets.
  • A detailed guide to each of the Fourth Doctor’s adventures, including a synopsis of the episode, stats for both monsters and NPCs, advice for running it as an adventure and a selection of plot hooks.
  • An appendix detailing the unbroadcasted episode Shada.

You can download a free sample of the book here, the write-up of the episode Pyramids of Mars.

256 pages, hardcover, full-colour interior.

The Fourth Doctor Sourcebook – also available now in PDF!

About The Darkening of Mirkwood

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The Necromancer may have been cast out of Dol Guldur, but a lingering darkness remains over Mirkwood, a shadow that will grow ever longer as the years draw on – unless a fellowship of heroes step forward and hold back the gloom.

The Darkening of Mirkwood is a complete campaign for The One Ring, set in Mirkwood over the course of three decades. It allows you to tell your own epic saga, following your heroes in their quest as the tale of years unfolds before them.

This supplement includes enough adventure material to keep you playing for months or even years, as well as new rules that give your heroes a real stake in what happens to the world around them. Rules for Holdings allow them to carve out their own corner of Middle-earth, whilst new options for the Fellowship Phase and Undertakings to achieve allow them to chart their own path.

Visit the Parliament of Spiders, do battle with the Nazgûl, meddle in the affairs of Wizards and enter the Halls of King Thranduil. Stand firm against the Shadow and maybe the Darkening of Mirkwood can be averted. Falter for even a moment and all that you know and love will be lost.

This 144-page supplement includes:

  • A campaign spanning 30 years worth of game time, including complete adventures and plot hooks in abundance.
  • Stats for the Nazgûl for the first time.
  • New Fellowship phase undertakings.
  • Rules for Holdings, allowing heroes to carve out their own corner of Middle-earth.

144 pages, hardcover, full-colour interior.

The Darkening of Mirkwood – also available in PDF now!

 

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Voting for the 2014 ENnie Awards closes tomorrow, so if you've not voted yet you've still got time! We're delighted to have been nominated for three awards – as well as best publisher:

Best Family Game: Hobbit Tales

Best Writing: The Third Doctor Sourcebook, for Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space

Best Free Product: Lost City of the Ancients, for Rocket Age

We’re also over the moon to have received a Judges’ Spotlight Award for the Rocket Age Roleplaying Game: thank you to Stacy Muth for picking us for it!

The ENnies are an annual set of awards voted on by you, the gaming public. Voting is open from now until tomorrow, July 30th, and we’d really appreciate both your vote and your help spreading the word! The results will be announced at GenCon in August.

You can vote here http://www.ennie-awards.com/vote/ until tomorrow, July 30th.

And, until the end of voting tomorrow we're pleased to announce a sale knocking 25% off the price of each of our ENnie Award nominees over at our webstore.

Links

About Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space
About Hobbit Tales
About Rocket Age
The ENnie Awards
Judges' Spotlight Winners

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28Jul/14Off

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Eagle-eyed fans might have noticed that we snuck the cover to The Seventh Doctor Sourcebook in both a recent newsletter and blog post, but we thought we'd share it all with you today. The Seventh Doctor Sourcebook PDF will be making its way to subscribers in the next few weeks, and it'll be available to pre-order not too long after that, so keep your eyes peeled for more information nearer the time.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, this Sourcebook explores the Seventh Doctor’s adventures on Earth and beyond. With detailed information on all the allies, enemies, aliens and gadgets that he encounters, as well as examining each of his adventures, the book contains a wealth of material for the Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space RPG, and is also a fact-packed resource for fans of the show!

Having survived an attempt on his life from his own future self, it is the Rani who forces the Doctor to regenerate once more, into an incarnation that is every bit as sharp, cunning and eccentric as his predecessors. Battle dragons, psychic clowns and out-of-control robots, match wits with the Rani, the Master and Fenric, and destroy Skaro, the home world of the Daleks!

You can always judge a man by the quality of his enemies!

Doctor Who Later Years Sourcebook Subscription Deal

When we first announced the Doctor Who Sourcebook series, we offered a time-limited subscription deal for fans to be sent each of the books as they were released. We were blown away by both the uptake of this deal, and by those of you who missed out asking if we’ll do another subscription.

As we’re over half way through the series, we thought the time was right to launch a new subscription deal to give fans of the game who missed out first time round a way to get themselves a great deal on the second half of the series, have them sent as soon as they are available, and to support us in the creation of this series. Note that this is a time-limited offer (no pun intended!).

The Deal – the Later Years

This includes:

  • Five titles: The SeventhEighthNinthTenth and Eleventh Doctor Sourcebooks (the first three books in the deal are 160 pages long, the last two 240 pages).
  • Both physical copies and PDFs.

The MSRP for these books will be $185/£126 plus shipping – the subscription deal is $165/£110 plus shipping, a saving of $20/£16.

Shipping

The shipping rate depends on where the books are delivered to – 10% of the total order for UK/USA, 20% for Canada/Europe and 35% for everywhere else.

Timescale

The Seventh Doctor Book is due to be delivered in October, with the PDF being available in August. The Eighth Doctor Book is almost complete, with the Ninth,Tenth and Eleventh Doctor Books well underway too. As originally announced, we aim to carry on releasing a book every other month. Of course, unanticipated delays can crop up, and in this case we will communicate with you on progress. In any case, subscribers will receive both the books as soon as they are available, and also get exclusive access to the PDFs before they go on sale anywhere else.

Cancellation and Refunds

If, for whatever reason, you need to cancel your subscription, we will refund your subscription fee minus the full cost and shipping of the books you’ve had already.

Links

Buy the Limited Edition Doctor Who Rulebook in PDF
Buy the Limited Edition Rulebook + PDF
The Doctor Sourcebooks
Doctor Who Downloads
The Doctor Who Card Game

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25Jul/14Off

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Voting for the 2014 ENnies Awards is now open, and we’re delighted to have been nominated for three awards – as well as best publisher:

We’re also over the moon to have received a Judges’ Spotlight Award for the Rocket Age Roleplaying Game: thank you to Stacy Muth for picking us for it!

Today we're casting a little light on one of the nominated products: The Third Doctor Sourcebook for Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space.

The Third Doctor Sourcebook

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Celebrating the 50th anniversary year of Doctor Who, this Sourcebook explores the Third Doctor’s adventures on Earth and beyond. Written by Walt Ciechanowski and Graeme Walmsley, it contains detailed information on all the allies, enemies, aliens and gadgets that he encounters, as well as examining each of his adventures, the book contains a wealth of material for the Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space RPG, and is also a fact-packed resource for fans of the show!

Exiled to Earth and prevented from travelling in time, the Doctor became UNIT’s scientific adviser and defended Earth against all manner of sinister threats! Face the plastic horror of the Autons, stop hordes of alien spiders and thwart the machinations of dangerous conspiracies! We’re running out of time, so quick - reverse the polarity of the neutron flow!

And above all, beware the Doctor’s ultimate nemesis - beware the Master!

The Third Doctor Sourcebook starts off with full backgrounds and character sheets for the Third Doctor and all of his companions, from Sarah Jane Smith to Jo Grant and Mike Smith. It also has a detailed look at how to make a Third Doctor adventure, examining the themes and tropes of this era.

The real meat of the book is in the detailed episode write-ups, each giving a thorough synopsis of what happened and then a lengthy discussion on how you might run it as an adventure in your own game, with stats for both the monsters and the major NPCs. There's loads of plot hooks too, so if your players have watched just as many episodes as you, you can still surprise them with new adventures!

You can check out a free sample of the episode write-up for The Day of the Daleks here, which gives you a flavour of how each of the episodes is handled.

GeekNative reviewed The Third Doctor Sourcebook here, so you don't just have to take our word for it!

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About the ENnies

The ENnies are an annual set of awards voted on by you, the gaming public. Voting is open from now until July 30th, and we’d really appreciate both your vote and your help spreading the word! The results will be announced at GenCon in August.

You can vote here: http://www.ennie-awards.com/vote/ until July 30th.

And, for the duration of the ENnies voting, we're pleased to announce a sale knocking 25% off the price of each of our ENnie Award nominees over at our webstore.

Links

About Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space
About Hobbit Tales
About Rocket Age
The ENnie Awards
Judges' Spotlight Winners

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