• Transhuman Open Playtest and Kickstarter!

    We have two major announcements regarding Transhuman, our upcoming Player's Guide for Eclipse Phase. First off, we had previously said that Transhuman material will be subject to an open playtest, and that open playtest starts today!

    We have created the Transhuman Playtest section on our forums, and the first material available for playtesting -- part of the Traits chapter -- is already posted! Everyone is free to participate in the playtest, all it takes is an account on our forums and some of your time and effort towards polishing Transhuman!

    Each chapter also has specific questions from us. Please read the chapter with the eye towards answering those questions. There are two threads in the Transhuman Playtest Forum for each chapter -- one for answering those questions, and another for all other discussion about that chapter.

  • PAX East 2013

    I'll be moderating two panels at PAX East this year.

    At 10:30 am on Saturday, I'll be hosting a Sci-Fi Worldbuilding Workshop with my blogger buddies Caroline Willis & Andrew Linstrom. This one is audience participation: we provide some seeds for a world, and the participants split up into groups to flesh out various aspects of it. Come build an original SF world in an hour! The results will be posted on the Net and CC licensed for anyone to use. (Last year this filled up fast, and it's in a hard to find room -- so scope it out early if you want to come).

  • Sunward Set to Reprint and Electronic Updates!

    We're pleased to announce that we sent Sunward back to the printer yesterday for a modest reprint! Sunward sold out of its original print run last year, and we've pulled the trigger on a corrected reprint (mostly to bring it in line with the 3rd Printing of the Eclipse Phase core rulebook). To bring Sunward in line with our other books, we have raised the cover price to $44.99. We'll announce the date that the reprint will be available in stores as soon as we know it!

    Reprinting a sourcebook -- especially a full-color hardcover one -- in today's RPG marketplace is a risk, but we think it is a properly-measured one. If you have Sunward in electronic format only (or maybe you borrowed a print copy from your GM and he'd like it back), the reprint is a great chance for you to get an updated rulebook and to help us prove that reprints are viable! The success of the Sunward reprint will determine our course of action for future reprints (and the stock of at least one of our other sourcebooks is already running low...)

    Of course, we've also made some changes and updates to the electronic versions of Sunward:

  • Eclipse Phase in French Out This Week!

    The long-awaited French translation of Eclipse Phase is out this week in France, courtesy of Black Book Editions! The standard books will be in stores and available for order via Black Book's site on Thursday. A slip-cased limited run collector's edition is also coming out, and Black Book tells us they still have some copies of that available for order.