29Nov/12Off

Most of us are about to head toward London from our respective corners of the Cubicleverse, so before we do here's a quick round up of what's in store at Dragonmeet 2012, along with some things we've not spoken of to this point.

So all the fine details can be found on the Dragonmeet website.  A quick run down on the big stuff can be found on the Dragonmeet summary page on this site.

What is Dragonmeet?
Dragonmeet is a one day gaming convention in London, UK, focused on hobby games - role playing, card games and board games.

When is it?
Saturday the 1st of December 2012. Doors open at 10am.

Where is it?
Kensington Town Hall, London, UK.

What's on? 
The main events at Dragonmeet are the games, our industry guests, the artshow, the traders in the trade hall, and our charity auction.

Great stuff:

Guests of Honour: Helping us mark the 30th anniversary of Fighting Fantasy: Ian Livingstone OBE, Steve Jackson (UK),

Also in attendance industry GIANTS yes GIANTS: Paul Fricker, Ken Hite, Robin D Laws, Mike Mason, James Wallis and Graham Walmsley.

Other Great Stuff:

James Wallis (Hogshead Publishing, Magnum Opus Press, More cool stuff than you can shake a stick at or list here) offering you the chance to play the game he co designed - Once Upon a Time!
Once Upon a Time is the award-winning storytelling card game that encourages creativity and collaborative play designed by Richard Lambert, Andrew Rilstone, and James Wallis. Guest James Wallis will be running games using the newly-released 3rd edition in the afternoon, with only a brief pause whilst he leads a seminar on the history and future of UK gaming.

Once Upon a Time 3rd Edition Demos: Location: Foyer F10

Black Box Games are debuting their supersoaraway Lords of War.  This is a unique card game which sees fantasy races (Dwarves and Orcs) engage in dynamic tactical card battles that surge across the table top.  Quick to learn rules, great
fun to play and with a game time of about 30 - 45 minutes, gratuitous acts of fantasy mayhem await.

The MiB - the Men in Black are running their acclaimed demos of GURPS - despite what you may have heard to the contrary. Book on to one of these. You will not be disappointed!

Seminars in the Council Chamber: With seating for 70, projection and sound equipment and mics for the Q&A this year's seminars will be a whole new experience in accoustic comfort.  If you need help to find the Council Chamber ask at the front desk and someone will help you find your way.

Art show: With top flight artists like Ralph Horsley (Blizzard, Wizards of the Coast, Games Workshop, Paizo) and Ben Wootten (WETA/Lord of the Rings movies, Wotc, Paizo) you can pick up that perfect collectors item from unique original art, to a signed print, to simply having a good look at the work on display. This year the art show is on the stage.

All the artists who worked on The Doctor Who Card Game are in attendance, either at the art show, at the c7 stand or wandering the hall.  Keep an ear open for a signing event!

There are TONS OF GAMES: More than ever before!  The latest Games Schedule, with info that didn't make it into the programme is available here!

And as if that were not enough, we will be host to a veritable invasion of jedi, dark jedi, X wing pilots and scout troopers as the Galactic Knights are in attendance!

See you there!

Links:
The Dragonmeet website: http://www.dragonmeet.co.uk/
Here you'll find all the latest games running on the day added as fast as we can, as well as plenty of info about our line up of guests and traders.

There's a summary page of the event info over on the C7 website: http://www.cubicle7.co.uk/dragonmeet/

We have the Facebook group here, where lots of questions get asked and answered, so always worth a look if you have a question:http://www.facebook.com/groups/2473742588/

Within that group is the FB event listing: http://www.facebook.com/events/1209355419203382/

You can follow Dragonmeet on Twitter too: https://twitter.com/Dragonmeet

And you can order tickets here: http://shop.cubicle7store.com/epages/es113...meet_Convention up until 10pm on Thursday November 29th.

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29Nov/12Off

"Like some spindly, spiny eldritch horror surfacing in a Highland loch the fabled lost scenario from award winning Shadows over Scotland by Stuart Boon is poised to insert its hideous tentacles into the very mind of reality..."

It seems the stars are right for this 7th scenario, The Ballad of Bass Rock, to make it's presence known.  In PDF format.  Stay tuned for more information.


Links
Shadows over Scotland
Cthulhu Britannica

27Nov/12Off

With the titanic and ever-increasing success of the Guide to Glorantha Kickstarter, now seems like a great time to jump into the world of Glorantha! This week sees the release of three core Glorantha titles in US games stores, brought to you by Cubicle 7 in partnership with Moon Design Publications.

Sartar: Kingdom of Heroes is the first in the Gloranthan HeroQuest line of books. A huge setting and scenario book that contains everything you need for a Gloranthan HeroQuest campaign set amongst the storm-worshipping tribes of the Kingdom of Sartar:

• How to create Sartarite characters and clans using the HeroQuest rules
• Expanded rules for Rune Magic in HeroQuest
• The magic and religion of the Sartarites (including complete writeups of the cults of Orlanth, Ernalda, Humakt, Chalana Arroy, Issaries, Lhankor Mhy, Elmal, Urox and Yinkin)
• A guide to Sartarite myths and the powerful magical adventures called heroquesting
• Background information about the Kingdom of Sartar and its peoples
• An epic campaign arc that will put your characters in the middle of the magical wars that will determine the fate of the Kingdom of Sartar.


The Sartar Companion is the second of the Gloranthan HeroQuest line of books. A huge setting and scenario book that gives you the opportunity for countless hours of sandbox play in the Kingdom of Sartar setting:

• Detailed descriptions of many important locations in Sartar, including Jonstown, Clearwine, Runegate, the Colymar Wilds, Old Wind Temple, and the New Lunar Temple.
• More than 40 “Road” Encounters – each one forming the basis of a game session (or more).
• More than 30 Special Encounters – unique events, places, or individuals that help define Sartar as a setting.
• Seven complete campaign scenarios, all compatible with the Colymar Campaign fromSartar: Kingdom of Heroes.
• Complete writeups of the cults of Argan Argar, Babeester Gor, Eurmal, Heler, Kolat, and Odayla

And much much more. With some 20 maps and hundreds of illustrations, Sartar Companion comes in at about 300 pages of PURE GLORANTHAN GOLD.

 

Pavis: Gateway to Adventure contains 416 pages of pure Gloranthan gold, including:

• Character creation for Pavis heroes.
• Full write-ups for locations including New Pavis, Pavis Country, Sun Dome County, Prax, the Ruins of Feroda, and the Pavis Temple.
• 66 detailed random encounters and 20 special encounters for Prax, the River of Cradles, and Pavis - each an adventure in its own right.
• Four full-length scenarios: Rough Business; The Celestial Engine; Red Moon Rising;  and the Purple Troll. Each features major characters, themes, and plotlines for campaigns set in Pavis.
• Dozens of adventure seeds.
• Full write-ups for six Gloranthan cults: Pavis, Flintnail, Lanbril, Yelmalio, Zola Fel, and the Seven Mothers.
• More than thirty maps!

Revisit the classic city as you have never seen it before!

 

Phew! That's a whole lot of Glorantha goodness! Be sure to check out these three essential Glorantha titles in your local games store this week!

 

27Nov/12Off

Attention Dragonmeet attendees! Your event booklet is now available for download by clicking the above image.  This is the web version of the booklet which we will be giving attendees on the door at London's Friendliest One Day Games Convention.

Dragonmeet 2012 will open its doors on Saturday the 1st of December 2012 at 10am. Once again Kensington Town Hall will be hosting London's foremost roleplaying, board game and collectable card gaming convention.   See you there!

Links

Dragonmeet Main Website

Dragonmeet Summary page on this site

Buy tickets

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26Nov/12Off

Kuro is the core rulebook of a new near-future game setting influenced by unremitting Japanese horror.  It is available for purchase in PDF now from rpgnow and as part of the print plus PDF bundle on the C7 webstore

Today we present the first glimpse inside the covers of Kuro. Click the thumbnails below to download the preview PDFs:

  

 

Links

Kuro webpage
Kuro downloads
Kuro Announced

Kuro Cover Preview and interview with cover artist Paul Bourne
Review of Kuro at Philgamer

23Nov/12Off

Kuro is the core rulebook of a new near-future game setting influenced by unremitting Japanese horror.  It is available for purchase in PDF now from rpgnow and as part of the print plus PDF bundle on the C7 webstore

The year is 2046, and something dark has returned to Japan. With an international blockade set up around the beleaguered country following the Kuro Incident, there is no escape. In addition to the meteorological side-effects of the Incident, some people have noticed a sharp rise in disturbing, mysterious and supernatural occurrences. The authorities refuse to acknowledge such obvious sensationalist delusions. Do you have the strength to face the nightmares?

From the makers of Qin and Yggdrasill, brought to the English language by the C7 translations team headed up by Andrew Peregrine, Kuro is a 208 page hardcover with black and white interior.

Links

Kuro webpage
Kuro downloads
Kuro Announced

Kuro Cover Preview and interview with cover artist Paul Bourne
Review of Kuro at Philgamer

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22Nov/12Off

With the high standards set by Shadows over Scotland the Cubicle 7 art team have been pulling out all the stops on Folklore.  Here is just a small sample of the art to be found within Cthulhu Britannica: Folklore:

  

  

Illustrators working on this book are:   Andy Hepworth, Jon HodgsonPat Loboyko, Eric Lofgren, Rich Longmore, Jeremy McHughSam Manley Scott Neil and Scott Purdy.

Links:

Pre order Folklore in hard copy, bundled with the PDF

Buy the standalone  PDF version now on rpgnow

Cthulhu Britannica: Folklore  Announced - featuring an overview of the contents.

Cthulhu Britannica - learn more about this line of officially licensed Call of Cthulhu Sourcebooks.
Shadows over Scotland - the award winning book from the same team.

20Nov/12Off

Cubicle 7 is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Cthulhu Britannica: Folklore. The book is receiving its final proofing checks now, we have a few glimpses of what is inside to share with you, then preorders will go live and the book will be off to print!


From the stable that brought you the Ennie and Origins award-winning Shadows over Scotland, headed up by Shadows author Stuart Boon:

Cthulhu Britannica: Folklore

Behind the modern façade of Britain in the 1920s is a country teeming with links to the supernatural. British folklore harkens back to days of old when early cultures lived alongside strange folk and stranger creatures, when druids and shamans made sacrifices to pantheons of gods both powerful and terrible, and when people celebrated myth and legend in song, art, and oral tradition at the very heart of their civilizations. And those deep roots that so colourfully tell of fantastical creatures, miraculous events, and wondrous deeds also hint and grasp blindly at darker truths. The truth is that folklore can take us behind the veil of reality to glimpse the terrible, alien truths of the universe beyond, capturing vague notions of evil, malevolent beings, their horrible deeds, and the primal fears that they inspire and that have been preserved in Britain’s cultural memory.

Cthulhu Britanica: Folklore presents a uniquely British vision of Lovecraftian horror where fairies, witches, and folk traditions intertwine with the dreadful, eldritch powers and otherworldly terrors of the Cthulhu Mythos. The book features:

  • A folklore bestiary, including fairy folk, shape-shifters, giants, little folk, black dogs, dragons, water horses, bodily horrors, and much more
  • A folklore calendar and a new 1920s profession—the folklorist—for players
  • Detailed sections on using folklore and folk magic for Call of Cthulhu Keepers
  • And nine Folklore Mythos threats that can introduced into any scenario or campaign, or used as single-session scenarios

Links
Pre order Folklore in hard copy, bundled with the PDF

Buy the standalone  PDF version now on rpgnow

Cthulhu Britannica: Folklore Art Preview - a glimpse of things to come.

Cthulhu Britannica - learn more about this line of officially licensed Call of Cthulhu Sourcebooks.
Shadows over Scotland - the award winning book from the same team.

19Nov/12Off


As if the recent win at Lucca Games and Comics Fair  wasn't enough, The One Ring™ roleplaying game has received another award in the shape of a Golden Geek for Best Artwork and Presentation!  We're delighted to receive this honour from the RPGGeek.com community.  Thank you to the Golden Geek organisers and everyone who took the time to vote in the awards.

Links
The One Ring™ webpage
Golden Geek 2012 Results

 

 

 

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18Nov/12Off

The One Ring™ roleplaying game set in JRR Tolkien’s Middle-earth continues to gain critical success, winning the prestigious Best of Show award at the Lucca Comics & Games Fair.

Published by Cubicle 7 Entertainment and Sophisticated Games, and designed by Francesco Nepitello and Marco Maggi, the game lets players tell their own stories in the world of The Hobbit™ and The Lord of the Rings™. The One Ring™ has been nominated for and won a string of awards, including three ENnie Awards at GenCon this summer.

Lead Designer Francesco Nepitello said, “We’re delighted to win the 'Best of Show' prize! Our thanks go to everyone who worked on this outstanding international project – especially everyone at Cubicle 7 and Sophisticated Games. Many thanks to Giochi Uniti, the game's Italian publisher, that presented the Italian edition of The One Ring™ and the first two supplements for the game, Tales from Wilderland and the Loremaster's Screen and Lake-town Sourcebook, at this year’s show.”