5Apr/14Off

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It's Tabletop Day!  To celebrate we're participating in the RPGNow/DrivethruRPG Tabletop Bundle.  You can grab a whole raft of introductory rules and scenarios from leading rpg companies with just a couple of clicks.  Check it out here.

We're also playing a bunch of games ourselves.  First and foremost on our playlist for today is Hobbit Tales - it's a really good fun, easy game, that's great to play with friends and family. Designed by award-winning designers Francesco Nepitello and Marco Maggi it's a heap of laughs!
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Check out our play-through in this video:

Hobbit Tales is available from all good hobby retailers now!

Links

Tabletop Day rpg bundle at RPGNow
Hobbit Tales

31Mar/14Off

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Today is the last day to buy Starblazer Adventures and Legends of Anglerre.  At the close of business today they will no longer be available.

Both Starblazer Adventures and Legends of Anglerre were landmark products in the early history of Cubicle 7, and they will always have a place in our hearts (and on our bookshelves). They were amongst our earliest titles, and it was great to be involved with the FATE community.

But, FATE is so well served nowadays and, with our licensing agreement due to expire, we have made the tough decision not to renew it and instead to concentrate on other projects. 

To celebrate these fantastic products, we've been running a special sale through March – all Starblazer Adventures and Legends of Anglerre PDF are $5. We also have very limited stocks of the Legends of Anglerre Companion at half price on our webstore, but once they’re gone, they’re gone for good.  After March 31st none of these products will be on sale.

Finally, we have been in touch with most of you who have outstanding pre-orders – we will be completing this process in the next few days.

Thanks to all you Starblazer Adventures and Legends of Anglerre fans for coming along for the ride!

10Mar/14Off

We are delighted to announce that the PDF version of the single volume, limited edition Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space will go on sale tomorrow, March the 11th.

To celebrate here's a look at the first chapter of the book, including the much anticipated contents page!

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Click the image to download Chapter One

Previous Previews

The first preview of one our specially commissioned spreads, "You weren't there":

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Click to see larger

Our second preview, "We are called Cybermen":
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About the Limited Edition Rulebook

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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. This limited edition hardback rulebook celebrates the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, presenting all the rules and background you need to have your own adventures in time and space in a single volume, including:

  • A brief history of time and space – a tour of some of the key moments in the history of the universe.
  • Ready-made character sheets for three incarnations of the Doctor – including the War Doctor for the first time – as well as many of his companions past and present.
  • A complete set of rules for playing the game.
  • Rules for creating your own characters, gadgets and more.
  • A guide to creating your own adventures, including new adventure seeds.
  • All-new imagery, including the Day of the Doctor.
  • And much more besides!

Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space has been written to appeal to both the experienced and first-time gamer. The game is suitable for 2 or more players aged 10 to 1200.

256 pages - full colour - hard cover

The Limited Edition Corerulebook is available to pre-order now at the Cubicle 7 webstore.  It will also be available in stores, and in PDF.  Preorders come with a complimentary copy of the PDF as soon as it is released. This limited edition book is estimated to ship in April 2014.

The PDF version will be released tomorrow, Tuesday the 11th of March.

Links

Preorder the Limited Edition corebook
Doctor Who Adventures in Time and Space RPG
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

7Mar/14Off

EuropeAblazeCoverLogoWe're hard at work putting together Europe Ablaze, the first supplement for World War Cthulhu: The Darkest Hour.

On 16th July, 1940, Winston Churchill told the newly appointed head of the Special Operations Executive, to “set Europe ablaze”. With this simple instruction Churchill set in motion some of the most dangerous and brilliant actions of the Second World War. The men and women of SOE performed acts of sabotage, subversion and espionage so extraordinary that if they were portrayed as fiction, they would beggar belief. These agents pushed bravery and human endurance past limits that most of us can only imagine.

Europe Ablaze presents six missions demanding such resourcefulness and determination, all set in the European theatre of operations. Some are inspired by SOE missions or historical events, while others take a more imaginative view of the conflict, but all are rooted in the all-too-real horrors that the Second World War brought about. All of them add that special twist that being part of N’s network demands, and the dangers of the Mythos will prove at least as dangerous as a bullet from the Gestapo.

About World War Cthulhu:The Darkest Hour

wwc_cover_MarchForumThe forces of fascism have overwhelmed Europe. Britain fights on desperately, and every man and woman must do what is necessary to avoid defeat.

In forgotten corners, darkness stirs. The cycles of the ancient god-things are measured in millennia, but those who serve them plot to take advantage of the chaos of conflict to advance their own schemes.
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For an unlucky few, the war collides with evils out of time, and they see and learn things that humanity is ill-prepared to encounter. The truly unlucky survive, and come to the attention of a certain spymaster, code letter N, who has plans for them.

WWC04-01Pressed into the British Secret Intelligence Service, they are thrown into a desperate two-front war against the Axis forces and the insidious menace of the Cthulhu Mythos.

World War Cthulhu: The Darkest Hour is a World War 2 setting book for Call of Cthulhu from the multi-award-winning team of Dominic McDowall, Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, Jason Durall, Stuart Boon, Martin Dougherty & Ken Spencer (writers) and Jon Hodgson, Paul Bourne, Scott Neil, Scott Purdy & Steffon Worthington (artists).

The World War Cthulhu Fiction Anthology

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As the shadows of war gather over Europe something is stirring within the darkness; something far older than humankind. Those with evil intent will seek to harness these terrible powers, while those fighting to turn the tide of war will find themselves up against far more than bullets and bombs. In forgotten R’lyeh, Cthulhu stirs as the mighty armies of the Third Reich march.

Critically-lauded editor Jonathan Oliver (The End of The Line, House of Fear, Magic) has collected together fourteen original tales of the Mythos including work by James Lovegrove, Weston Ochse, Rebecca Levene, Robin D. Laws, Simon Bestwick, Gaie Sebold, T.P. Pike, Sarah Newton, Greg Stolze, Paul Finch, John Llewellyn Probert, Jonathan Green, Archie Black and World Fantasy Award winner Lavie Tidhar.

The World War Cthulhu Fiction Anthology is an ebook download, featuring ePub, mobi and  prc formats available at the c7 store now.

Links

World War Cthulhu downloads, extracts and more info
Buy the World War Cthulhu Fiction Anthology
Buy World War Cthulhu:The Darkest Hour RPG

4Mar/14Off

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Both Starblazer Adventures and Legends of Anglerre were landmark products in the early history of Cubicle 7, and they will always have a place in our hearts (and on our bookshelves). They were amongst our earliest titles, and it was great to be involved with the FATE community.

But, FATE is so well served nowadays and, with our licensing agreement due to expire, we have had to make the tough decision not to renew it and instead to concentrate on other projects. 

To celebrate these fantastic products, we’re running a special sale for the rest of March – all Starblazer Adventures and Legends of Anglerre PDF products will be $5. We also have very limited stocks of the Legends of Anglerre Companion at half price on our webstore, but once they’re gone, they’re gone for good.  After March 31st none of these products will be on sale.

Finally, we have been in touch with most of you who have outstanding pre-orders – we will be completing this process in the next few days.

Thanks to all you Starblazer Adventures and Legends of Anglerre fans for coming along for the ride!

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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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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17Jan/14Off

Cubicle 7 Art Director Jon Hodgson unboxes a copy of Hobbit Tales:

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Click to download the rules booklet pdf

Card Previews

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Available for pre-order now.
Retail release January 2014 

Links

The One Ring Roleplaying Game
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

9Jan/14Off

As well as bookmarking our site, and subscribing to our newsletter, you can also keep up with C7 news, reviews and interviews about Doctor Who roleplaying and card games, The One Ring, Hobbit Tales, Victoriana, The Laundry, Rocket Age, Cthulhu Britannica, Qin, Yggdrasill, Kuro and World War Cthulhu at the following social media sites:


See you there!

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

3Dec/13Off

Our Kickstarter for the Cthulhu Britannica London Boxed Set continues to power forward!  Here we present a round up of where the campaign is at, and where it's headed in the remaining 9 days.

The total at the time of writing is £58,747.  We've just unlocked a postcard by indie-legend Epidiah Ravachol, and we're closing in on unlocking the next part of the campaign book at £60 000.

But what are these postcards we've spoken so much about?  Dominic McDowall gives a solid run down in his recent interview with Paco at GMS Magazine Podcast here.   He also shone a spotlight on them in a recent update: "Each postcard is an adventure seed written by one of the series of gaming luminaries we’ve lined up as contributors. Including Sandy Petersen, Ken Hite, Graeme Davis, Robin Laws, and many more, there’s a wonderful group of people involved – with these postcards you’ll have a huge array of inspiration for your Call of Cthulhu games.

Things have been going well in the postcard stakes - these are cheeky smaller goals we've scattered between the big ones, each one unlocking another postcard adventure seed from a noted RPG luminary.  By the conclusion of the campaign this boxed set should provide a unique who's who of rpg writing in 2013.  There's also the chance for backers to submit their own adventure seeds and have those included in the booklet that accompanies the postcard set.  What better company in which to be published?  This set is Kickstarter exclusive, so is only available as part of the campaign.

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We also revealed 3 pieces of cover art for the books contained inside the set.  Created by C7 art director Jon Hodgson these will appear on The Guide to London, the Keeper's Book and The Scenario Book.
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We've smashed through some big milestone goals too, with the boxed set itself funding in under 8 hours!  We quickly added the Campaign Book to the pile of unlocked goodies. This is an additional tome to the Scenario Book, featuring a series of linked adventures written by big names in Cthulhu gaming.  Through the unlocking of stretch goals we've added 2 further parts to this campaign which is shaping up to an epic!  On the writing roster we have Mike Mason, Scott Dorward, and we're hoping to soon unlock an adventure by New York Times best-seller Graeme McNeill.

At £65,000 (Just over $100,000) we unlock Cards from the Smoke.  This is another beautiful boxed set, this time featuring large format cards presenting art and information on a location, an NPC or a threat.  A vital tool for London Keepers.

We've recently unveiled some new stretch goals, with more details on those coming soon.  We're offering a World War Cthulhu cross-over book, bridging the gap from classic Call of Cthulhu 20s London to the London of the Blitz, as well as expansions to the Cards from the Smoke set.  Exciting times if we can get there.
Throughout the campaign we've also been running our free to play adventure game featuring the trials and tribulations of our friend in 1930s London, Neve Selsibuc.   You can help Neve negotiate the perils and wonders of 1920s London as she attempts to get to the bottom of the mysteries surrounding the British Museum.

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Your support throughout the campaign has been amazing, and we're overwhelmed at how high the total has risen.  Thank you! But there's still time to do more, and we have more surprises planned if we can get there.  9 days to go, so let's all help spread the word by letting your friends know about the Kickstarter!

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