11Apr/14Off

We have two exciting pieces of news for the upcoming convention season:

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First up Heart of the Wild for The One Ring has received a prestigious Origins Award nomination for Best RPG Supplement. The award winners will be announced at Origins Games Fair in Columbus, Ohio in June. Competition is extremely tough this year, and we’re honoured to be in such esteemed company.

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Secondly, our Art Director and Deputy CEO Jon Hodgson has been selected to be an Industry Insider Guest of Honour at GenCon 2014! Keep an eye on the GenCon website for details of his seminars and other Guest duties: http://www.gencon.com/experience/iigoh

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27Feb/14Off

TOR_Bar2_550Blown away by the excitement and positive comments we’ve received about The Darkening of Mirkwood, we thought we’d share with you our plans for The One Ring.

From the hidden valley of Rivendell to the grasslands of the Horse-lords, major setting supplements take your adventures beyond the borders of Wilderland. New Heroic Cultures and character options expand on the choices available to players. An incredible new series of adventure scenarios takes you beyond the Misty Mountains to the ruined kingdoms of the north. All this is topped off by a newly revised one-volume hardcover ruleset.

One of our goals is to increase the pace of releases for The One Ring. To help us do this, we’ve updated our processes and expanded the team considerably throughout 2013. I’m delighted by the progress we’ve made in the last few months, and it’s great to be able to announce the following five products.

Summer

  • The One Ring Revised Core Manual – As stocks of the current box set are running low, we’re taking the opportunity to revise and reprint The One Ring Roleplaying Game in a single volume, clarifying some rules and adding in some new art by John Howe. For those of you who own the existing set, don’t worry, we’ll make any revisions and clarifications available as a separate PDF, but we’re confident that you’ll want to add this volume to your collection all the same.
  • Rivendell – Our next major setting supplement will take your adventures west across the Misty Mountains to the Last Homely House. This supplement expands play into eastern Eriador, covering not only Rivendell itself, but Angmar, Fornost, Mount Gram, Tharbad and everywhere in between. There are also rules for Magical Treasure, Rangers of the North, Elves of Rivendell, the Eye of Sauron and loads more besides.

Autumn

  • Ruins of the North – To accompany Rivendell, Ruins of the North is an adventure anthology that takes your company from Wilderland and into Eriador, hunting Trolls, Barrow-wights and malignant spirits, and exploring the ruins of Fornost, Angmar and into the Barrow-downs. There’s some great stuff in here, including some well-loved characters from Bilbo Baggins and Glorfindel to Tom Bombadil himself…
  • The Adventurer’s Companion – Not long after the release of the new core manual comes the first supplement aimed squarely at players. Including a whole wealth of advice, ideas and background for making your own hero and company, as well as new Heroic Cultures including Bree-folk, Riders of Rohan, Dwarves of the Blue Mountain, the Elves of Lorien and People of Gondor, a new Calling in the form of the Captain, and expanded rules for generational play.

Winter

  • Horse-lords of Rohan – our second setting supplement takes us south along the Anduin and into the land of the Rohirrim, where we explore not only the culture and lands of the Riders of Rohan, but also their rivals the Dunlendings. We’ll also venture into the depths of Fangorn Forest and into Isengard itself.

Exciting stuff! Don’t forget that you can keep up to date with all The One Ring news by visiting www.cubicle7.co.uk and by subscribing to our newsletter at http://www.cubicle7.co.uk/get-the-cubicle-7-newsletter/

-Dom McDowall, Cubicle 7

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TOR lineup

Links

The One Ring
TOR System
TOR Characters
TOR Supplement Overview
TOR Downloads
Tales from Wilderland
LM's Screen & Lake-town
The Heart of the Wild
The Darkening of Mirkwood
Release Schedule

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13Dec/13Off

Launching today - three brand new PDF adventures for Doctor Who:Adventures in Time and Space!

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Cat’s Eye 
by Nick Huggins

The Doctor and his companions find themselves in an old abandoned hotel somewhere in England, inhabited by nothing more ominous than a group of squatters and a colony of feral cats... oh, and an extraterrestrial telepathic intelligence intent on first taking over the hotel, and then the world!

Cat’s Eye is a mysterious adventure for Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space designed to take a single evening to play.

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Medicine Man 
by Walt Ciechanowski

The Doctor and his companions are pitted against an old enemy trying to resurrect their race from beneath the plains of the Wild West. The characters arrive at a small mining town in the American Old West and discover strange happenings centred around a strange snake oil salesman. The clues lead to an abandoned gold mine, and from there to a deadly threat from Earth’s prehistory!

Medicine Man is a fast-moving adventure for Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space designed to take a single evening to play.

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The Ravens of Despair 
by Steve Darlington

There are some individuals in this universe who follow fear and trouble. They are drawn to it like a magnet, ending up time and time again in places rife with threats and danger, full of enemies at work or monsters at large. They arrive in the nick of time, when all seems darkest.

Then there are others, in this wide, nigh-infinite universe, who seem to follow sorrow. They are drawn to heartbreak and defeat. They lurk in the shadows of the darkest of days and the worst of nights. They arrive, and bring the darkness with them. So hungry are they for sadness that they are called the Ravens of Despair.

This supplement for Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space includes full rules and background for the deadly Ravens of Despair, as well as loads of plot hooks and story ideas for pitting your own time travellers against their machinations.

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About Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space

Imagine you could go anywhere. This world or countless others, encountering strange alien races, new cultures or hostile environments. Now imagine you could travel to any time. See the pyramids and the Sphinx (back when she had a nose!), discover who (or what) really built Stonehenge, meet the first Emperor of Japan, or travel into the far future as humanity spreads to the stars. Where would you go?

With Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space, the power is in your hands! You can go anywhere or anywhen in the universe. It's not going to be easy. It'll probably be dangerous. The universe is a hostile place, full of Daleks, Slitheen, Krillitane, Sontarans, Plasmavores, Cybermen, Sycorax, Judoon and worse. There will be fear, heartbreak and excitement, but above all, it'll be the trip of a lifetime.

Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space is a roleplaying game set in the universe of the world's longest running science fiction show on TV - the BBC's Doctor Who. Published in a boxed format, the core set won the 2013 ENnie for Best Family Game.

Links

What's in the Box?
Doctor Who Supplements
Aliens and Creatures
Defending the Earth: the UNIT sourcebook for DWAITAS
The Time Traveller's Companion for DWAITAS
The Doctors Sourcebooks
Doctor Who Downloads
The Doctor Who Card Game

14Nov/13Off

Based on your choices our friend in 1920s London, Neve Selcibuc headed to the British Museum.   Read more about how that went her newly arrived postcard...

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...and don't forget to email her your choice of advice on what she should do next!

Our Cthulhu Britannica London Boxed Set Kickstarter just unlocked the £30,000 stretch goal, and the set will now feature longer books, more maps, more handouts. If we unlock the campaign book stretch goal that will now be a longer book right away!

We've been truly staggered by the level of participation in Neve's postcard game and the success of the Kickstarter in just 2 days.  Things have gone further and faster than we could ever have dreamed of. Do please bear with us whilst we catch up with supplying all the details that everyone is clamouring for!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/461807648/cthulhu-britannica-london-call-of-cthulhu-rpg-boxe

14Nov/13Off

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A limited edition, single volume, hardback core rulebook for Doctor Who Adventures in Time and Space.  Coming soon.

Links

Doctor Who Adventures in Time in Space
What's in the Box?

Doctor Who Supplements
Aliens and Creatures
Defending the Earth: the UNIT sourcebook for DWAITAS
The Time Traveller's Companion for DWAITAS
The Doctors Sourcebooks

Doctor Who Downloads
The Doctor Who Card Game

13Nov/13Off

Our Kickstarter has surpassed all expectations in it's first day. We're currently sitting at £21,000, with a bunch of stretch goals unlocked.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  BE sure to swing by if you haven't done so already: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/461807648/cthulhu-britannica-london-call-of-cthulhu-rpg-boxe

Meanwhile, on another planet entirely:
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Bring 'Em Back Alive: a 26 page Venusian adventure for Rocket Age by Ken Spencer:  Available now for less than three of your Martian Dollars.  Click here to go to RPGNow.

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12Nov/13Off

The Cthulhu Britannica London Boxed Set is now live on Kickstarter.

We want to make the ultimate boxed setting for 1920s London for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game. Beautiful artwork to inspire you, gorgeous maps to lose yourself in, evocative tomes on the city and its Mythos secrets to terrify, enthral, and immerse you in the glamour and smog of the capital of the Empire.

This is a project that has been years in the making, and has attracted a huge amount of support from the community, with the biggest stumbling point is that smaller-volume print runs of boxed sets just don’t work financially. Kickstarter gives us the chance to overcome that hurdle and bring you the ultimate 1920s Cthulhu London setting.

As well as the fantastic boxed set, you can also get original content from a dazzling array of gaming luminaries. First up is a series of postcards you can use as inspiration or in-game handouts, with the initial postcard written by none other than Sandy Petersen. Sandy designed the Call of Cthulhu RPG, numerous other games and adventures, and most recently the Cthulhu Wars boardgame.

You can also get involved in the investigations of Neve Selcibuc, freshly returned from a troubling experience in Scotland, as she is drawn into the nefarious plots afoot in London.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/461807648/cthulhu-britannica-london-call-of-cthulhu-rpg-boxe

8Nov/13Off

C7_CthulhuBritannica_Postcard_01_550The Cthulhu Britannica London Boxed Set Kickstarter launches on Tuesday the 12th of November!  We're getting the ball rolling with this first postcard from our friend in 1920s London, Neve Selcibuc.

Neve will be sending out regular postcards throughout the campaign, and you can help guide her through the wonders and horrors of London in the 1920s with your votes via email.  When each postcard arrives you can chose one of the options, suggesting what Neve should do next.  Simply send an email to neveselcibuc@gmail.com with your chosen option in the subject line.  The option with the most votes will be what Neve decides to do next!

To see a larger version the postcard click the thumbnail:
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Stay tuned here and on our various social media sites to learn more about the Kickstarter!

3Oct/13Off

FallBundleThe leaves are turning, the nights are drawing in, and the season is perfect to try out a new roleplaying game!  At Cubicle 7 we're launching a series of amazing deals and discounts on some of our favourite and best selling lines, allowing you to jump right in with everything you'll need to try out something new this Fall.

The Fall Taster Bundle

TasterBundleFeaturing Yggdrasill, the game of heroic Viking history and mythology, Primeval - protect the past to save the future in the rpg of the hit TV show, Kuro - UNREMMITING Japanese near-future horror!

Get it here.

The Cthulhu Britannica Bundle

CBBundleThe Call of Bundulhu! What horrors await in the quiet places of this green and pleasant land?  Classic 1920s Call of Cthulu supplements set in the British Isles, Cthulhu Britannica offers a whole new country in which to explore, investigate and go mad facing unknowable horrors beyond the ken of man.

The Cthulhu Britannica Bundle features: Cthulhu Britannica, the original era-spanning anthology, Folklore - the indispensable guide to incorporating British myth into your Call of Cthulhu games, Avalon - the guide to the squamous horrors of Somerset, and the multi award-winning jewel in the gibbous CB crown - Shadows over Scotland.

Get it here.

The Laundry Bundle

LaundryBundleBased on the darkly humorous novels of Charles Stross, The Laundry RPG is a reworking of the Call of Cthulhu rules for modern day investigations in the bureaucratic world of the British secret service.  Charged with saving the world and balancing their budgets the good men and women of The Laundry have their work cut out for them.

The Laundry Bundle features the Laundry Corebook, Black Bag Jobs, The Agents Handbook, The Mythos Dossiers, License to Summon and God Game Black.

Get it here.

The Qin Bundle

QinBundleSet in the era of the Warring States, Qin brings you epic adventure in China's ancient past.  Enter the epic world of Warring States China, a world of colorful myths and timeless legends, bold wu xia and beautiful courtesans, wise scholars and scheming eunuchs, exorcists and monsters…. All await the daring exploits and noble deeds of a new generation of heroes.

The Qin bundle features the Qin corebook (a truly beautiful, full colour hardcover), Qin Bestiary, Qin Legends and The Art of War.

Get it here.

The Victoriana Bundle

VictorianaBundleCatch up with Victoriana 3rd Edition along with the pick of the 2nd Edition supplements, all of which are entirely compatible!

The Victoriana Bundle comprises: Victoriana 3rd Edition Corebook, The Havering Adventures, Faulkner's Millinery and Miscellanea,Marvels of Science and SteampunkFaces in the Smoke 1,and Faces in the Smoke 2!

Get it here.

24Sep/13Off

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It’s always a busy time at Cubicle 7, but recently we’ve been busy with recruitment. We're delighted to announce that we’ve added four new members of staff whose range of experience and expertise will help us build on the successes of the past year.

Andrew Kenrick has been appointed Managing Editor, working across all game lines. He brings a wealth of experience with him, most recently from his six years with Games Workshop as Deputy Editor and Editor of White Dwarf magazine.

Nick Robinson is Line Developer for a new RPG based on a prestigious 2000AD property, and is also providing office support and front line customer service. Nick has worked in the games industry for many years, including as a staffer at Mongoose Publishing and writer for Tin Man electronic game books.

Scott Purdy joins the team as Staff Artist – his previous freelance work for Cubicle 7 has included The Doctor Who Card Game and illustration for a range of roleplaying game titles. Scott is a veteran of games illustration, and has worked with a range of companies including Paizo, Fantasy Flight Games, Monte Cook Games and Chaosium.

John Dodd is heading up Cubicle 7’s demo programme, which is soon to see a relaunch. John is the RPG co-ordinator of UK Games Expo, and has over a decade of experience organising convention games and support programmes.

It’s a very exciting time in the Cubicle right now, and we’ll be revealing our new plans over the coming months!

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