[19:46] <+BenBaker> Im Ben Baker, im the Editor at Melting Point Publishing.
[19:48] <+BenBaker> Its a small company, at the moment im the only one working here, but i have asperations of growing the business naturally over time. I think its good to take my time and expand things rather than try to rush into growing too big too soon.
[19:48] <+BenBaker> Ive got some plans for settings and full campaigns that im working on, but in the meantime im focusing on releasing a number of one off adventures.
[19:49] <+BenBaker> Currently I have one adventure available from DrivethruRPG, called Still Life and Death, and a ‘pay what you want’ set of ready to use PCs.
[19:49] <+BenBaker> I recently started my first Kickstarter to raise funds to hire a professional proofreader and secure some artists for our next set of products.
[14:33] <+GregSaunders> Hi all, I’m Greg Saunders. I’ve published a few games and done some writing for Pelgrane Press, Contested Ground Studios and a few others. I’ve had two games on Kickstarter recently – Exilium which was funded and delivered last year, and my new game, Summerland.
[14:35] <+GregSaunders> I say new, it’s actually a new edition of a game I released nearly ten years ago. It’s a game about a post-apocalyptic world where a huge forest appeared overnight, swallowing the works on humanity. Many people then succumbed to the call, a siren song that draws people into the forest
[14:35] <+GregSaunders> These people became the Lost and the Wild.
[14:36] <+GregSaunders> Player characters take on the role of Drifters, people who have scars of a past that prevents them from fitting in with what’s left of society. In the game, they exposure these traumas and in doing so heal them, eventually being accepted back into society.
[19:31] <+MarcL> Hello, and thank you! My irl is Marc Langworthy. I have my own little enterprise, Red Scar Publishing.
[19:31] <+MarcL> We are currently on Kickstarter with the Devil’s Run roleplaying game.
[19:32] <+MarcL> Which is a crazy and wild post-apocalyptic setting that draws upon the board game of the same name
[19:34] <+JZitomer> Hi everyone! I’m the designer of The HP Lovecraft Preparatory Academy RPG coming from 3rd Eye Games!
[19:34] <+Eloy-3EG> And I’m Eloy Lasanta, owner of Third Eye Games who is the publisher of HPL Prep. lol
[19:35] <+Eloy-3EG> and if you’re wondering, yes, I’ll just be restating everything Jeff says. 😛
[19:35] <+VictorSerrano> Lol
[19:35] <+JZitomer> And since he’s the boss, it’ll be canned, pre-approved answers. 😉
[19:35] <+JZitomer> Fire away!
[14:27] <+Ed_Jowett> Hi everyone! I’m Ed Jowett and it’s fantastic to be back once again.
[14:28] <+SuperAge_Jeff> hello
[14:28] <+Ed_Jowett> The game I’m talking about today is Era: The Empowered. I’ve actually been here before to talk about it.
[14:28] <+Ed_Jowett> (Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shadesofvengeance/era-the-empowered-a-super-powered-rpg?ref=a99c4x)https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shadesofvengeance/era-the-empowered-a-super-powered-rpg?ref=a99c4x
[14:30] <+Ed_Jowett> When I was here before, the game was new, semi-formed and we could only offer a rulebook primer without character creation within. Now, we’re finished – the 300-page Core Rulebook is being written and illustrated and the Kickstarter is for that!
[14:30] <+Ed_Jowett> In addition, we’re offering a short story anthology made by some great writers (including #rpgnet’s own DWPearce!) set in the Empowered universe.
[14:31] <+Ed_Jowett> The idea behind the game is to provide an opportunity to play any sub-genre of superhero story – you can be one of the first to appear, or much later when being a superhero or supervillain is almost common!
[14:31] <+Ed_Jowett> You can face down alien invasions, Atlantis’s forces, the old gods of legend and even the Assassins Guild!
[14:33] <+Ed_Jowett> We’ve aimed to get all of the “tropes” which you see in comics and also in the animated work which DC and Marvel produce so much of, plus the current movies and TV series… we love the superhero genre and we aim to provide everything you could want under one game!
[19:46] <+CalvinStudzinski> Hello! My name is Calvin Studzinski, and I’m here to introduce Age of Aether, the historical steampunk fantasy RPG.
[19:47] <+CalvinStudzinski> Set in an alternate 18th century, the Age of Enlightenment has only just chased away the superstitions of the Dark Ages.
[19:47] <+CalvinStudzinski> Settled colonies thrive on the melding of steam power and arcana, the foundations of industry.
[19:47] <+CalvinStudzinski> The industrial revolution has produced technological marvels, but despite this progress, conflict lurks.
[19:48] <+CalvinStudzinski> Those with power cling to it in the face of rising threats to their positions, while those left behind by the advancement of time await their chance for revolution.
[19:49] <+CalvinStudzinski> Though history influences this fantasy world, arcane innovation is alive and well. Steampunk technology bridges the gap between the accurate and the abstract, the technical and the fanciful.
[20:32] <+JGray> Good evening. My name is J Gray. I am the developer and primary transcriber for the Castle Falkenstein line from Fat Goblin Games. Castle Falkenstein is an Origins award winning “High Adventure in the Steam Age” RPG released by R. Talsorian in the early 1990s. Fat Goblin Games is pleased to be reviving it now with new material.
[20:33] <+Pilgrim> Well, I’m glad to see it’s getting new material. Shame my budget has to pace me on this.
[20:33] <+JGray> You can find the new material we’ve released here: (Link: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/3865/Fat-Goblin-Games/subcategory/7767_26475/Castle-Falkenstein)http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/3865/Fat-Goblin-Games/subcategory/7767_26475/Castle-Falkenstein
[20:33] <+Pilgrim> Oh, I know. I’ve got most of it stashed in a wishlist with a plan on when and how to buy.
[20:34] <+JGray> And if you’re interested in the original core book and supplements: (Link: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/13/R-Talsorian-Games-Inc/subcategory/71_19469/Castle-Falkenstein)http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/13/R-Talsorian-Games-Inc/subcategory/71_19469/Castle-Falkenstein
[20:34] <+JGray> Excellent.