Marc Radle wrote:
A shaman book based on Kobold Press's New Paths Shaman? Interesting ... do tell!
Oh, you can bet that will be referenced, Marc! Of course, the project started before Paizo announced they'd be doing a shaman class in the Advanced Class book.
Btw, if you are thinking of signing up to do a character, characters would be due by January 31st. They'll use a template like Paizo's NPC Codex--I'm getting that pulled together by next weekend.
Also, I'm hoping the Talented Barbarian book will be out in time to add some of those in this product, as well.
Well, there almost was another one for the SGG/RGG line, but I published it via Misfit Studios while SGG was in flux. It's Forces of Darkness, and there are another two in that line forthcoming. An upcoming RGG Waysides by Chris Harris will use the demon outlined in the first Forces of Darkness. I like cross-pollinating products...which I'll be doing in my RGG developer role with some bits from Legendary Games in the future, as well.
The Talented Adventurers of SpirosBlaak is a pdf Rogue's Gallery of characters set in SpirosBlaak and Freeport. It uses the OGC Talented Guides from Rogue Genius Games. Characters will be presented from 1st to 20th level. The funds for the project go to help some my household, my friend's, and my sister's get through the end of the year. The bulk of the funds will go to my sister and her son, who suffered a house fire this June. They lost everything, including their family pets. My sister has a house now, but she could use help in getting some bills paid and I'd like her to be able to get her teenaged son something for Christmas, as well. I'd honestly like to be able to help her a great deal. She's disabled and is a single parent. Her son's father died 13 years ago in a vehicle accident with her son in the car. She's been through some very tough times, and could really use some help.
I've had several folks volunteer to create a character, including the Talented Guides creator, Owen K.C. Stephens. Other friends who've volunteered to help include: Mike Welham, Steven Helt, Rick Hershey, Thilo Graf, Mark Gedak of Purple Duck Games, Matt Stinson, Amanda Hamon, Jacob Blackmon, Andrew and Heleen Durston, and Robert Hudson, Jr. More folks may sign up.
I hope you find the product of interest.
This is a Christina Stiles Presents product. It is not affiliated with Rogue Genius Games, though it will be using OGC from RGG.
Morgan forgot to mention his own zine, Yggdrassil, which is looking for manuscripts in the future, though it's not a paying market. Still, you will have to meet the requirements to get in, just as you do with Wayfinder.
Honestly, most publishers are open to queries. If you can sell me on an idea in under 400 words, then I'm willing to hear you out. Note that I develop for Rogue Genius Games and Misfit Studios, in addition to doing projects via Christina Stiles Presents. It doesn't matter to me if you are a named author or not. Your query will have indications as to whether or not you can write. If you are very happy with what Little Red Goblin Games produces, then by all means contact Scott. He IS a great guy. Creighton Broadhurst of Raging Swan put out an open call the other day. He's also someone you might consider pinging. Mark Gedak of Purple Duck, Louis Porter of LPJ Designs, Rick Hershey of Fat Goblin Games, Steve Russell of Rite Publishing, Wolfgang Baur of Kobold Press, and so on. If you see the name in the Compatibles section, then the publisher is likely looking for freelancers--Legendary Games would be the exception, as that's an elite group of guys who have published with Paizo.
Just know, up front, that game writing isn't a get-rich-quick type of writing. You should be offered a per-word rate or a royalty. Many of us choose to offer royalty payments because we never know exactly how a pdf will do in the market. That's just the way it is.
Hope that helps.
Not to threadjack from my own company's thread, but....
I'm going to do book of Talented characters based on the RGG Talented Guides. It will be called The Talented Adventurers of SpirosBlaak. It will be a Rogue's Gallery that some of you requested, but just for the Talented classes available--and hopefully the barbarian.
This is a charity product, and it will go up on IndieGoGo. The funds go to help me and my husband purchase some medicine (I'm the only one working in my household, and have been for almost 3 years--my husband is on 16 meds, and I'm an insulin-dependent diabetic; we spend about $350 in meds a month); help an unemployed friend pay a bill or two; and to help my disabled, single-parent sister pay some bills and provide her son something for Christmas--her house burned down in June, and though she has a house now, she's having trouble making ends meet; the insurance only helped so much.
Names who have agreed to provide characters so far: My RGG boss, the very TALENTED, Owen Stephens; RPG Superstars Mike Welham and Steven Helt; Rick Hershey of Fat Goblin Games; my good friend Robert Hudson, who has written several Pathfinder products that are coming down the pike; Mark Gedak of Purple Duck Games; and Carlos Ovalle and Chris Harris, who have both done work for RGG, my other publishing venues, and Kobold Press. I'll have some more names, I'm sure.
Even better: You CAN buy in to write a character--or more--yourself! Familiarity with the Talented Guides is required. Familiarity with SpirosBlaak (available through Misfit Studios) is not necessary, as I can fit your character to the setting. It's an Open Game setting, btw, and I hope to convince Owen to include it in whatever campaign world I can talk him into creating over the next few years. Btw, Freeport exists within this realm, so Freeport is a viable setting. Just keep to the Open Game Content on Freeport, if you go that route.
I'll post news in the COMPATIBLE thread when it goes live.
Matt J Harris wrote:
Matt, not to steal thunder from RGG, but in my role as developer for Misfit Studios, we have done that with the SpirosBlaak setting. We are getting that ready for a Pathfinder release in 2014, but as a 3.5 book, it is still very useful. The Bite Me! project on lycanthropes is attached to that goal, as that upcoming book and related pdfs (like Wereblooded by Ben McFarland) are about making the lycanthropes playable PC races.
Also, note that Todd Stewart is on board to do many a planar thing for RGG. :)
EDIT: I'm feeling like we need an RGG blog to let folks know what's in the pipeline.
I have someone already working on a shaman book, my wereapprentice Rich Howard. ;-)
That's something Owen and I have briefly discussed. Making the time for it is going to be the biggest problem.
One of the things I plan to bring to the RGG table is some exploration into other gaming systems. I love RPGs!
Obviously, fans have to make them viable to support the efforts, but we will see where it goes. Btw, Rogue Mage, one of the games I've produced for Misfit Studios, is an M&M game, though 2e with tweaks. I wouldn't exclude M&M from my list of games to support.
We are going rogue, so anything is possible.:)
Distant Scholar wrote:
See, rogues are good at helping people part with their money!
I have a kobold on Rpgnow.com I haven't loaded it here yet--because I want to expand it a bit. Those who buy on RPGNow, of course, will get the upgraded file when it goes up by the end of the week. I'll be adding some items and sample characters to that pdf. There is also a Tundra & Dwarves bundle on the granite dwarves and an Arcana Creations C&C adventure, "The Trick & the Tain," at Rpgnow. Additionally, I am working on tieflings for C&C, and Hal Greenberg has forwarded me a manuscript for amber dwarves.
Can you tell us something more about how this affects products such as Warlordls of the Apocalypse and Talented line?
Owen will be bringing those with him. He has a talented barbarian in the works. It should release in December, when the company is up and going. Work still continues on WotA.