This will be a short and snappy View. The Dragonmeet convention was a great success – we sold more books than ever before, and hosted a jam-packed investigative masterclass seminar. Gareth ran Fall of Delta Green for the entire Pelgrane crew. PAX Unplugged has the potential to grow to be a top-tier RPG convention, matching Origins – we really enjoyed being there. This month we release a host of PDF cards – download them from your Bookshelf.
- On pre-order for 13th Age we have the Book of Demons and Fire & Faith
- Cthulhu Confidential standard and Limited Edition purchasers now have the downloadable PDF of the Problem and Edge Card deck
- Hillfolk Kickstarter backers now have the PDF of the Hillfolk card deck
- Dracula Dossier Kickstarter backers now have the PDF of the Dracula Dossier card deck
- #Feminism purchasers have a bonus PDF with six additional feminist nanogames
Here are a few highlights of 2017
- It looks like 2017 will be our second most successful year turnover-wise, after 2014.
- This year saw us run our most successful Kickstarter for The Yellow King RPG – you can playtest it here.
- We employed a full-time administrative assistant Colleen Riley.
- We ran a GUMSHOE seminar for new writers on the day just before Dragonmeet. It was very succesful, and we are intending to do the same at Gen Con 2018.
- We launched GUMSHOE One-2-One in the form of Cthulhu Confidential, Cthulhu City, the 13th Age Bestiary 2 and #Feminism.
- I ran a bunch of 13th Age for game groups old, making generous use of The Eyes of the Stone Thief, and Night’s Black Agents Heat and Network points.
- I played a load of LARPs and applied those techniques to table-top games. I’l write an article on this for next month.
Here are some random highlights for the coming year:
- We’ve been slow getting 13th Age products out this year. Rob Heinsoo is on the case, and we intend to get five 13th Age books next year.
- We’ve resolved to continue improving graphic design and art.
- We are publishing Fall of Delta Green and an adventure supplement. We’ve levelled up in layout and art in this book.
- We are releasing lots of support for Cthulhu Confidential and new GUMSHOE One-2-One based on Night’s Black Agents.
We wish all our customers, friends and fellow gamers a happy new year.