View From the Pelgrane’s Nest – April 2019

NEW! Shards of the Broken Sky

I’m really delighted to reveal this month’s newest release – the sandbox adventure Shards of the Broken Sky, for the 13th Age Roleplaying Game. We originally commissioned this back in 2013, and since then, we’ve been hack and slashing the double-sized behemoth that was ASH LAW’s original manuscript. Rob Heinsoo’s put a significant amount of work into the final product, and we’re very grateful to Trisha DeFoggi, who stepped in at the last minute and brought some much-needed editorial support. With more than 100 brand new creatures, 3-dimensional mapping (!!!), and catering to player characters from level 1-7 (and a bit beyond), I think 13th Age fans will enjoy the result.

Work in progress update: Night’s Black Agents Director’s Screen & Resource Guide

I’ve had the first drafts through from the printers, and I’m really impressed with the look and feel of the Night’s Black Agents Director’s Screen. It’s slick and solid, and the four-fold structure gives it a serious heft. It looks great in the printer proof stark white, but the artwork I’d originally commissioned for it isn’t holding up as well as I’d hoped on the printed version, so I’m speaking to another artist to redo this.

Work in progress update: Swords of the Serpentine

We’ve received a fantastic volume of feedback for Swords of the Serpentine – it was the largest playtest of any game I’ve been involved with at Pelgrane, so if you took part in it, thank you! Kevin is currently working his way through the manuscript, clarifying and editing as he goes, based on your comments. Generous colleagues had flagged up to us that swords & sorcery is a genre that has historically had issues with exoticism, racism and sexism, so Misha Bushyager of Black Girl Gameworks has also gone through the manuscript, to make sure the final product reflects Kevin and Emily’s intent for the setting.

Playtesting, continued: The Borellus Connection

Last month, we released The Borellus Connection. which are for playtestingThis collection of eight thematically linked operations can serve as a connected campaign, or as stand-alone operations the Handler can drop into the course of an ongoing The Fall of DELTA GREEN investigation. We’ve got some spaces open for more playtesters, so if you’re interested, drop us an email.


Are you going to Gen Con Indianapolis this year? Every year, the good Events People at Gen Con contact us to let us know our games are sold out, and ask if we can run more events, so if you’re able to run 13th Age, Night’s Black Agents, Trail of Cthulhu – or any other Pelgrane game! – at Gen Con 2019, please sign up here, so we can share our great games with even more people this year! You can see the full list of adventures available here.


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