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:
The new single volume hardcover of The One Ring Roleplaying Game
(limited GenCon-exclusive stock – first come first served!)
The Darkening of Mirkwood for The One Ring
The Fourth Doctor Sourcebook
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.
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
We’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.
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:
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 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.
Take your place in the Kai Order. The time has come for you to begin the greatest adventure of your life.
The Lone Wolf Adventure Game coming soon to Kickstarter.
Cubicle 7 and Sophisticated Games are pleased to announce that pre-orders are now open for the revised edition of The One Ring Roleplaying Game, out in print later this summer.
The One Ring Roleplaying Game is based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Chock full of incredible artwork by leading artists, including John Howe and Jon Hodgson, and with evocative rules designed by award-winning games designer Francesco Nepitello, there has never been a Lord of the Rings game that’s more evocative of Tolkien’s unique vision. Along with rich and detailed background information, rules that focus on Tolkien’s themes, character types unique to the world and a setting that changes as the Tale of Years progresses, when you play The One Ring Roleplaying Game you really feel like you are playing in Middle-earth.
This new, revised edition of The One Ring Roleplaying Game is presented as a single 336-page hardback volume that contains all the rules and background that you need to play. This edition of the game is completely compatible with all existing material for The One Ring, which means that there’s already an exciting range of supplements available ready for your adventure to begin right away.
All pre-orders of the revised edition of The One Ring Roleplaying Game come with a complimentary copy of the PDF, due June 2014. Pre-orders via participating retail stores come with a voucher for a PDF from the Bits and Mortar programme.
If you just want the PDF version of the The One Ring Roleplaying Game it is available right now here.
To find out more about The One Ring Roleplaying Game, check out our series of previews here.
There’s also an FAQ about the new edition here.
Already Own The One Ring?
If you already own the previous edition of The One Ring – or are just curious about what’s changed between editions – then make sure you download the Clarifications & Amendments document, which you can find here:
We've just got back from Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio, and it was great to meet so many people who came by to talk to us about our games - thank you to everyone who came to say hello!
One of the projects people were particularly eager to talk about was the forthcoming Cthulhu Britannica: London box set. Well, Dom shared a glimpse with some of the laid out pages with the Kickstarter backers the other day, so we thought we'd share a look at some of the artwork by Scott Purdy from the Keeper's Book with you today.
The other game people wanted to talk to us about was the revised edition of The One Ring Roleplaying Game. Well, this week's big news is that tomorrow we'll be opening up preorders for the revised edition of The One Ring, so make sure you're back here at 3pm GMT!
As Primeval Evolution is at the printers and will be available soon, we thought we’d show off a little of the book with a free sample of the Prospero Industries section, which details the history, present, and future of Philip Burton's international corporation. And while you’re at it, check out the dozens of other free downloads we’ve got available for you for all of our other games!
Primeval Evolution expands your game by introducing the climactic events of Series 4 and 5, adding more options and adventures for your team to face. From the dangers posed by the artificial anomaly, the New Dawn Prototype, to getting lost in time or fighting carnivorous future beetles, you’re going to need to be sharper than ever to survive this time.
This 161-page book contains:
- A complete guide for Series 4 and 5, including all the webisodes.
- Ideas for running campaigns set during Series 4 and 5.
- New technology, including the HMS Gartside, new locations and new threats.
- New non-ARC campaign frameworks, including For Queen and Country and the Time Tribe.
- Rules for characters lost in time and space, temporal damage and new rules for Anomalies.
- Three new adventures.
To kick the week off we thought we’d show off a few of the new cards from the forthcoming Doctor Who: The Card Game Second Edition.
One of our goals for the new edition was to feature additional incarnations of the Doctor, along with the adventures and monsters that marked that era. So, along with cards for the Ninth Doctor and his companion Rose Tyler, we’ve also got a new starting location card featuring the tower block that the Tylers lived in – the Powell Estate.
There are also cards featuring Bad Wolf, Platform One – where the Doctor took Rose to watch the end of the world in her first trip aboard the TARDIS – and perhaps the Ninth Doctor’s most memorable foe, the Empty Child. All together now: “Are you my mummy?”
Doctor Who: The Card Game Second Edition is coming this summer from Cubicle 7 – keep an eye on the website for more card previews and information over the coming weeks.