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<![CDATA[Pen & Paper Games - Blogs - JasonYarnell]]> http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/blog.php/9030-JasonYarnell Pen and Paper Games hosts a very powerful, but easy to seach and join database of players and game masters in the United States and Canada. Our forums are also a great place to find the most recent news, product releases, tips, and rpg discussion. en Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:29:03 GMT vBulletin 60 http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/pnpg_style/misc/rss.jpg <![CDATA[Pen & Paper Games - Blogs - JasonYarnell]]> http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/blog.php/9030-JasonYarnell D3 Games Wins a Gaming Genius Award! http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1661-D3-Games-Wins-a-Gaming-Genius-Award! Fri, 30 Sep 2011 12:30:04 GMT Hello all, So, against all odds and in a field of seriously big name titles, D3 Games has won a Gaming Genius Award. Our first release and... Hello all,

So, against all odds and in a field of seriously big name titles, D3 Games has won a Gaming Genius Award.

Our first release and flagship title; 'Kamarathin: Kingdom of Tursh' won the 2011 Gaming Genius Award for Best Writing!

To say that we are excited, grateful and stunned would be an understatement. To add to this, our nomination was put in by a fan, which has made this even more amazing for us.

We'd like to thank all of those that submitted votes for us and especially the person that liked us enough to submit us for a nomination.

THANK YOU! ]]>
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D3 Games presents a Neptune City Narrative: http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1487-D3-Games-presents-a-Neptune-City-Narrative Tue, 21 Dec 2010 23:00:08 GMT USA-50: Book of the West The best nation on Earth deserves the best heroes for its defense. Whether they walk the boulevards of Hollywood, look... USA-50: Book of the West

The best nation on Earth deserves the best heroes for its defense. Whether they walk the boulevards of Hollywood, look over the oil fields of the North Slope, or can hike the Grand Canyon on the way to grandma's house, the heroes of the western United States stand strong in the face of injustice. They are the chosen few, the best super-heroes each state of teh union can offer, forged into a team that makes a mighty weapon against evil.

They help you make sure you know who's running the country. They protect the USA from all enemies, foreign and domestic, and they Attorney General has them on speed-dial.

USA-50: West contains:

  • Detailed write-ups for the western heroes and their arch enemies
  • Timelines of events in the Neptune City Universe
  • Methods for integrating this book into your campaign
  • Plot ideas to keep your players guessing the agenda of the USA-50
  • Designed for use with Hero System, 6th Edition, but usable in any super powered campaign


You can purchase USA-50 West either through DriveThruRPG.com, RPGNow and Lulu ]]>
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USA50 Almost Here http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1281-USA50-Almost-Here Wed, 04 Aug 2010 14:17:43 GMT The upcoming release of USA50 is nearly upon us. The manuscript is on the final edits before being sent off to Hero Games for approval. We estimate... The upcoming release of USA50 is nearly upon us. The manuscript is on the final edits before being sent off to Hero Games for approval. We estimate that the first title in the Neptune City Narratives product line; USA50: West will be available within 30-60 days after GenCon.

Initial release will be PDF (through DriveThruRPG.com) and Print on Demand (through Lulu.com). ]]>
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<![CDATA[Surbrook's Stuff Comes to D3 Games]]> http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1267-Surbrook-s-Stuff-Comes-to-D3-Games Thu, 22 Jul 2010 10:54:10 GMT D3 Games has acquired the license to publish titles in a new product line titled "Surbrooks Stuff". The name should be familiar to those in the Hero Games community who have likely used or perused Mike’s website of the same name.

Surbrooks Stuff will carry on the long tradition of creating characters, creatures, gadgets and all manner of miscellany that author, Michael "Susano" Surbrook, has become well known for.

"We are thrilled to have Mike chose D3 Games as the publisher for this line of books and will be working hard to bring his talents to those who already know him and to those rare few that do not." responded D3 Games' president, Jason Yarnell.

"I'm excited to be working with Jason and D3 Games, and hope to be able to do so for some time to come." came Michael Surbrooks response.

The first title lined up for publication will be "Here There Be Dragons: A Medieval Bestiary" scheduled for release in 2011 and is being geared towards as a possible accessory for the "Da Vinci Punk" setting in development by D3 Games.

About D3 Games: Founded in 2007 as a chance for Jason Yarnell to publish his fantasy game world of Kamarathin. D3 Games has grown to include other genre's and authors. Spearheading this endeavor is his wife, Anne, who handles all things business and their 3 dogs, who carry on the monumental task of being mascots.

The goal of D3 Games is to create rich and detailed worlds for those who do not have the time or desire to create their own. D3 worlds have the primary focus of plausibility while maintaining the sense of the fantastic.

About Michael Surbrook: Michael Surbrook started gaming way back in 1977, playing in a number short-lived 'hack-and-slash' Dungeons and Dragons games. Other systems followed—Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, Rolemaster, Traveller, The Fantasy Trip... but nothing really stuck until he encountered Champions in 1985. Almost immediately taken with the “build what you want” concept behind the HERO System, he's played it almost exclusively since then. This enthusiasm for the game eventually resulted in his first published work, Kazei 5, an anime-cyberpunk-style setting for 4th Edition HERO System. Since then, he’s written the 5th Edition version of Ninja Hero and The Asian Bestiary Volumes 1 & 2 for Hero Games, Kazei 5 2nd Edition for BlackWyrm Games, and has contributed material to Fantasy Flight Games’ Dark Heresy and Rogue Trader product lines. ]]>
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D3 Now Held By Titans! http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1237-D3-Now-Held-By-Titans! Fri, 02 Jul 2010 08:56:23 GMT D3 Games has managed to get copies of our titles into the 'Coolest Store in Battle Creek!' Titan's Entertainment Cafe now carries the full range of D3 Games products with the added benefit of free coffee! How sweet of a deal is that?

The best fantasy setting plus free coffee!

With the 6th Edition of Fantasy Hero being released next month, you can be sure that picking up Kamarathin: Kingdom of Tursh will have you ready with the perfect setting to try out all that shiny-new goodness.

Get over to Battle Creek and get the two most important addictions fed at the same time! Go. Now. What are you waiting for! You can camp outside, it's ok, they won't mind! ]]>
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Coming This Summer! http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1189-Coming-This-Summer! Mon, 10 May 2010 12:51:01 GMT Image: http://www.d-3games.com/images/usa50frontcover.jpg D3 Games presents a Neptune City Narrative: USA FIFTY: BOOK of the WEST The best...
D3 Games presents a Neptune City Narrative:

USA FIFTY: BOOK of the WEST

The best nation on Earth deserves the best heroes for its defense. Whether they walk boulevards of Hollywood, look over the oil fields of the North Slope, or can hike the Grand Canyon on the way to grandma’s house, the Champions of the Western United States stand strong in the face of injustice. They are the chosen few, the best heroes each state of the union can offer, forged into a team that makes a mighty weapon against evil. They help you make sure you know who’s running the country. They protect the USA from all enemies, foreign and domestic, and the Attorney General has them on speed-dial.

USA:50 – WEST contains:

  • Detailed write-ups for the Western Heroes, and their arch-enemies.
  • Timelines of events in the Neptune City Universe
  • Methods for integrating this book into your campaign.
  • Plot ideas to keep your players guessing the agenda of the USA-5O
  • Designed for use with Champions, 6th Edition Hero System.


Produced by Jason and Anne Yarnell, Edited by Elliott Davis, Written by Egyptoid, Bob Greenwade, and the whole Legion of Heroes from Herogames.com. Front Cover Artwork by Alyssa Few, and back by Malcom McClinton, Illustrations by Manda-Panda, Rainville, Gong, Leblanc and Exhalia & many others. ]]>
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Upcoming Kamarathin Titles from D3 Games http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1084-Upcoming-Kamarathin-Titles-from-D3-Games Mon, 29 Mar 2010 16:13:08 GMT Hello all, For those of you that are as excited about the Kamarathin setting as I am, I am letting you know what future books we have in the... Hello all,

For those of you that are as excited about the Kamarathin setting as I am, I am letting you know what future books we have in the pipeline.

Unfortunately, the Kingdom of Beilean book has been placed on a temporary hiatus until we can decide on a new format for it. Likely it will be a set of smaller 'gazetteer' style books rather than a 300 page monstrosity like ‘Kamarathin: Kingdom of Tursh’ was. This decision has many reasons for its existence, but the priority was to get books out to you in a manner that is less expensive for all parties involved.

So in the pipeline we have the following books being worked on or being discussed with authors. All of them will be gazetteer style books between 60 and 100 pages. Specifics will be available in the near future.

Nan Duchy: Written by Paul Caughell. This book will be a close-up of the Nan Duchy. It will expand upon the baronies that exist within its borders as well as include Duchy specific extension packages and additional organizations and lore.

Viron Duchy: Written by Jason Yarnell. All the same style of content for the Nan Duchy will happen here, but, wait for it...it will be for the Viron Duchy. This will also include some general information about the Candatil Province in the Kingdom of Beilean and expand a bit more on the Water Wood.

Gobryn Duchy: Tentatively being written by Jason Hobbs. What Paul and myself will be doing for the previous duchies, Mr. Hobbs will be doing for the Gobryn. Details are still being determined.

Spirit Realms: Author to be determined. This particular title will take what was going to be an extensive chapter in the Kingdom of Beilean and turn it into a book all on its own. This gazetteer will focus exclusively on every aspect of Spirits, Shades, Soulforged, Soulwarped and the Undead. It will expand on the religions and how they are able to interact with the spirits and the Aether as well as introduce at least two new professions; The Spirit Binders and the Spirit Hunters. Possibly introducing the Banes as well.

Kamarathin Addendum: Author to be determined. A collection of errata and expansion and clarification upon the rules found in 'Kamarathin: Kingdom of Tursh' as well as how introducing many optional rules found in the 'Hero System Advanced Players Guide' and how they can be applied within the setting. In addition, this book will be released after the 6E version of 'Fantasy Hero' and will include any and all relevant material from that title and how it is utilized within Kamarathin.

So, fear not, we have plenty of titles coming your way for Kamarathin, in addition to all of the great world settings that are being developed by our other authors. ]]>
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SheVaCon and D3 Games http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/943-SheVaCon-and-D3-Games Thu, 21 Jan 2010 21:00:37 GMT D3 Games will be attending SheVaCon February 26th through the 28th. We'll have shirts, books and miniatures available for sale and it will be good to get back to the town we first released our titles in.

As an added bonus, Anne and I will be celebrating our 6/8 Anniversary on the 25th. There's going to be a lot going on in Roanoke at the end of February. Hope to see you all there. ]]>
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Conversion from 5E to 6E http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/931-Conversion-from-5E-to-6E Thu, 14 Jan 2010 12:14:53 GMT As you all know, ‘Kamarathin: Kingdom of Tursh’ was written for 5ER. As of today the conversion document for 6E has been completed and uploaded. ... As you all know, ‘Kamarathin: Kingdom of Tursh’ was written for 5ER. As of today the conversion document for 6E has been completed and uploaded.

You can access it here.

Please use your new found powers only for good.

Retailers; if you would like D3 Games to send you copies on CD for the stock you currently carry we certainly can, just let us know.

For those of you that were waiting on the conversion doc to become available to place orders, well, we are now accepting orders.

Thank you for your time and patience. ]]>
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D3 Games Chatter http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/926-D3-Games-Chatter Tue, 12 Jan 2010 14:26:25 GMT We have setup a mailing list called 'D3 Games Chatter'. All of the niggling details are being hammered out, like automated subscribe and unsubscribe and all that, but right now you can be manually added by sending me an email (jyarnell@d-3games.com) with your name and email address.

The goal of 'D3 Games Chatter' is to give an outlet for those who enjoy our product lines to talk and banter about said product lines as well as an outlet for inside information and announcements. It will also serve as a conduit for the eZine that we are currently developing for D3 Games.

We will never, ever, sell or distribute anyone's information for any reason. The practice is abhorrent to myself and is not a part of the D3 Games philosophy.

So, if you are interested, please drop me a line and I will be more than happy to welcome you to our ever growing family. ]]>
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MarsCon and Miniatures from D3 Games http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/917-MarsCon-and-Miniatures-from-D3-Games Sun, 10 Jan 2010 13:49:36 GMT Hello all, As you know Anne and I will be at MarsCon with Kamarathin books, Katar Hero shirts and it is looking very likely that we will have the... Hello all,
As you know Anne and I will be at MarsCon with Kamarathin books, Katar Hero shirts and it is looking very likely that we will have the first run of Aigulf miniatures available as well! :clap:

We are very excited about this as Team M&M have managed to sculpt and cast an amazingly detailed set of male and female aigulf with a wide selection of heads and weapons in grey resin.

Initial estimates have the miniatures at $6.99 ea. but we'll know more once the numbers have all been finalized.

Here are pics of the first castings straight from the mold. We are still finishing up the shields, spear arms, claymore arms and crossbow arms; those will be available at SheVaCon.



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D3 Games is Going to Mars http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/850-D3-Games-is-Going-to-Mars Fri, 13 Nov 2009 11:25:23 GMT Hello everyone,
Anne and I will be attending Marscon (http://www.marscon.net/) January 16-17 as vendors. We'll be in the Artist/Author Alley with grins, shirts and Kamarathin books.

This will be D3 Games first convention so if you're in the area, please stop on in and hi. ]]>
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Burning Light Campaign http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/789-Burning-Light-Campaign Tue, 13 Oct 2009 14:09:49 GMT So I am now awaiting the players to send me their character concepts so that I can select who's going to be in the campaign and who isn't.

As I receive those write-ups I will send them the following campaign write-up and guidelines.
The Burning Light Campaign

Duchy of Len


Current Ruler: Duke Sean of House Kevina
Capital City: Ninina
Languages: Igardian is far and away the most common.
Major Resources: Lumber, furs, stone and Blue Steel.
Religion: The Church of Asuna and the Old Faith share the region but the Order of the Burning Light has been making inroads along the Priell River.
Racial Mix: As with most duchies, the Tursh are far and away the most common, though there some Aigulf clans within the Nirrah hills.
Overview: The Len Duchy is a bit of an anomaly among the eastern duchies. It is the nearly the smallest of the duchies, but is one of the richest due to the vast veins of Blue Steel ore that lie within the duchies borders in the Bethom Hills. Though that is definitely a point of interest, the true oddity is that this little duchy maintains a combined force of Order of the Spear paladins and Old Faith druids ready to repel any future invasions from the Gwen Duchy.

The Sentinels of Len were formed back in 1500 A.F. when Archbishop Arre invaded the Len and Joneal duchies. Dozens of Order of the Spear paladins, who own a large Chapter House in the village of Dorginia on the Priell River, came to the call of several Druids and their faithful in the early stages of the war. The leaders of both religious groups put aside their differences in the face of the greater threat.

Ever since, the Sentinels have patrolled the river villages, capturing or killing members of the Order of the Burning Light as they find them. This combined force has been very effective, forcing the Order to go underground. Religious disputes between the Druids and the Paladins have transformed into a synthesis of both religions and the Word of the Sentinels has started to draw new adherents from among the peasantry; it is only a matter of time before the Church’s attention is drawn to this and Asuna only knows what their reaction will be.

The general demeanor of the duchy is one of fierce independence and the nobility only mirrors this. The area has always been known as the ‘Eastern Highlands’ and the more ‘refined’ nobles of Eastern Tursh will generally have little to do with the Lensmen, until the discussion turns to the acquisition of Blue Steel.

Duke Sean is perfectly fine with all this and generally has a grand time attending the balls and ceremonies of the other nobles, knowing full well that they have only invited him out of political necessity. He particularly delights in affecting the mannerisms of the uncouth miner before springing some well timed play of words upon the unsuspecting eastern noble. The tales of his adventures in the courts of other nobles has been the mainstay of Lennic taverns and firesides for nearly a decade.

Bremy Barony


Current Ruler: Baron Kriman of House Bremy
Capital City: Encott
Languages: Igardian, Rivertongue and Aigulf prevail while Nelick can be found occasionally closer to the Domhar Province in Beilean.
Major Resources: Lumber, furs, stone and Blue Steel.
Religion: The Church of Asuna and the Old Faith share the region but the Order of the Burning Light has been making inroads along the Priell River.
Racial Mix: As with most baronies, the Tursh are far and away the most common, though there are some Aigulf clans within the Nirrah hills. In the extreme western portions of the Nirarh Hills, one will occasionally encounter Beilenic canids from the Domhar Province.
Overview: The Bremy Barony is a small barony approximately 80 miles across from any direction. It is located at the headwaters of the Priell River and has become a major trade center for the Duchy, acting as the middleman for trade with the Domhar Province and the merchants that ply the open seas.

Baron Kriman is a large man, standing well over 6’ tall and weighing as much as 300 pounds. He is in his middle years and is commonly known as an unpleasant individual with a near overwhelming passion for music. He, himself, has middling skill and prefers a good lute, but he is a patron of the arts and musicians from across the Duchy vie for his favor.

The baron’s wife, Baroness Islan, is quite young, at the tender age of 15. Where the baron is known for his sheer size, the demure baroness is barely 5’ and straw thin. The little baroness is known for her wry sense of humor and her hypnotic eyes nearly as well as she is known for her constant state of inebriation. Drunk or sober it is said that getting a straight answer from her is like trying to convince a Gwensman to piss on an Asunites Fist, forget trying to get anything honest from her.

The baron adores his little baroness and treats her with kid gloves as if she were made of glass. The baroness takes great advantage of this and monopolizes the baron’s attention, more to bring him suffering than for any real need. This has left the running of the barony in the hands of Kriman’s sister, Lady Liriss. Many rumors are about that claim the marriage between Kriman and Islan was arranged by Liriss for this exact reason.

Lady Liriss has run the barony well, however, and few complain when her tax collectors come calling. The lordling has little love for the Duchy of Gwen and little trust for her neighboring barons, but she is a consummate negotiator and planner, having secured alliances with those she fears the most and has made inroads with the Domhar Province as well.

Life for the commoners is relatively peaceful outside of the common bandits and occasional raids from the zealots of the Burning Light. Religious tensions among the barony generally do not exist and followers of the Old Faith and the Church of Asuna are on a live-and-let-live basis.

There is only one large town in the Barony, the capitol; Encott, located near the headwaters of the Priell. The rest of the barony is made up of small villages and townships that rarely reach populations over a couple hundred. In fact most are small mining concerns in the Nirrah Hills and run by a knighted member of a mining guild.

One such village, Pesell Township lies at the south western end of the barony, at the foot of the Nirrah Hills. Pesell is a small mining town run by Lady Miel of House Nithret and a standing Master of the Rone’s Peak Miners Guild. The town’s population was just shy of 100 souls and was dedicated to a pair of iron mines, The Smuggler and The Guardian.

That is, until recently. The township was razed. All indications point towards a band of Burning Light zealots though the village was well away from the normal range of zealot attacks. This irregularity has caused some to believe that there were other forces at work here and rumors from the mystical and mundane have spread like wildfire. There were no survivors of the incident and friends and family of the victims that were away are only now returning to claim the bodies of their loved ones and to give them proper burials, revenge burns in the heart of many, but only a few have the courage to follow through.

You are one of those few.
Campaign Guidelines
The Burning Light Campaign


· The players are going to be among the returning members of the village; they must either be from Pesell Township or have lived there long enough to have established long term friends and/or family there.
· Ideally, the PC’s will all know of one another if not actually related in some fashion.
· Players will need to focus on building their characters with ties to the region; no orphaned loners or other emo style backgrounds will be accepted.
· The PC’s are the good guys, no character more evil/selfish than Han Solo will be allowed.
· The character’s must be team players and capable of working with a group for a shared goal.
· Characters with any form of noble background or ties/contacts with the nobility must first get approval from the GM and they must be tied to the noble lines already mentioned in the write-up above.
· I would prefer that races that are found commonly within the barony be used.
· If a race is desired that is not common to the area, the characters background must take this into account and explain why that character is in this small village so far away from their normal surroundings.
· Character backgrounds must be plausible within the setting. This means that children of gods, transplants from other dimensions/times/continents, animated constructs, fantasy monsters/creatures, etc. are not allowed. Oddities must be passed by the GM and approved or they are not allowed.
· I do not like characters that are one trick ponies or two-dimensional combat monsters. They bore me and will thus get little if any spotlight time.
· No magic items. End of discussion.
· The overall goal of the campaign is to bring the murderers to justice. How that is accomplished and what happens along the way will be determined by the players and their characters actions in-game.
· I expect the players to motivate themselves and fellow party members.
· The overall tone of the campaign will be grey or dark grey. There will be moments of black/white but those will be few and far between. In general, the bad guys will be hard to distinguish from the good guys and often they will be one and the same.
· NPC’s will not be cookie cutter and will not bow to the PC’s simply because they are PC’s. Respect towards the characters must be earned and there are repercussions to your actions, both positive and negative.
· Character death will, hopefully, be rare, but I will not stop a player from doing something incredibly stupid and getting themselves killed.
· I enjoy between game discussions and have a website that we can utilize for just such a thing. Most of my campaign information comes from these discussions as it gives me insight into what the players are thinking and where they are heading, thus giving me time to prepare and encourage their ideas. So the more conversations you have, the more active in the game your ideas will become.
· All characters must start with a Racial Template, a Culture package and at least one Profession Package.
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New Shirts! http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/761-New-Shirts! Thu, 01 Oct 2009 11:19:41 GMT Well, I just placed the order for the first batch of our Katar Hero shirts. The idea was haphazardly thrown out by a friend (aka Anson Bird) and then... Well, I just placed the order for the first batch of our Katar Hero shirts. The idea was haphazardly thrown out by a friend (aka Anson Bird) and then drawn by our very own Adam Schmidt.

The shirts will have our logo on the left breast and the Katar hero image seen below on the back. Black shirts with white logo and text. Once I get the shirts in house I'll list prices and take pics. For now we're taking pre-orders by email and I'll have the prices available and listed today.
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Roleplaying in 4E? http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/759-Roleplaying-in-4E Wed, 30 Sep 2009 10:47:23 GMT Well, to say that there has been a debate about whether or not 4E is an RPG or if you cna actually roleplay in the game has been going on since the... Well, to say that there has been a debate about whether or not 4E is an RPG or if you cna actually roleplay in the game has been going on since the game came out.

I mean even WotC had to release the DMG2 with instructions on how to roleplay in 4E...:confused:

But fear not! Ryan Macklin has the solution and it is now possible and ok, to roleplay in 4E.
:deadhorse: ]]>
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Woodbridge Gaming, the Prequel http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/753-Woodbridge-Gaming-the-Prequel Mon, 28 Sep 2009 02:10:55 GMT So, today I met with a group of local Hero System gamers at the Game Parlor and it appears that they are up to letting me take over the Sunday slot... So, today I met with a group of local Hero System gamers at the Game Parlor and it appears that they are up to letting me take over the Sunday slot for their games.

This will be the first face-to-face group of gamers that I've had in quite some time. A little stage fright is apparently setting in as I can't sleep, even though I'm not even meeting with them for another two weeks to introduce them to the campaign setting. :confused:

Anywho, I thought that I'd take advantage of the blog here and catalog my thoughts and progress as I progress. ]]>
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Dark Waters Is In Print! http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/745-Dark-Waters-Is-In-Print! Thu, 24 Sep 2009 22:13:47 GMT As of this moment we would like to announce that our first adventure module, Dark Waters, is now available in print. Authored by David E.... As of this moment we would like to announce that our first adventure module, Dark Waters, is now available in print.

Authored by David E. McGuire, Dark Waters pits your players against the forces of Merdashtes in search of the first of five artifacts that can trace their ancestry to the Great Darkness.

You can purchase this title here from Lulu.com ]]>
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6E Conversion for Kingdom of Tursh http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/738-6E-Conversion-for-Kingdom-of-Tursh Wed, 23 Sep 2009 09:47:45 GMT Well, with the exception of the weapons and armor, the conversion of Chapter 5 packages have been completed. If you have the recent update of... Well, with the exception of the weapons and armor, the conversion of Chapter 5 packages have been completed.

If you have the recent update of Hero Designer you can let me know and I can fire off the packages to you.

Those of you that prefer pen and paper for character creation will need to wait until I've completed Chapters 2, 4 and all of the weapons and armor and write up the conversion doc. ]]>
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Dark Waters Print Version http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/727-Dark-Waters-Print-Version Sat, 19 Sep 2009 15:14:14 GMT Well, the print version of Dark Waters is now complete and the review copy is on its way to our office.

Once I've reviewed it and passed it, I'll be able to open it up for sale. Looks like a week or so for that to happen. :laugh:

D3 Games ]]>
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Moving is now Complete http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/722-Moving-is-now-Complete Fri, 18 Sep 2009 10:48:58 GMT Hello all, We are officially moved in as of Saturday. Now begins the unpacking and other such nonsense. For now I am going to be catching up on... Hello all, We are officially moved in as of Saturday. Now begins the unpacking and other such nonsense. For now I am going to be catching up on emails and the various forums in between shuffling boxes and unpacking them.

I was able to locate my new FLGS, called Game Parlor, so if any of you are near the Woodbridge area and want to meet up, let me know.

http://www.gameparlor.com/ ]]>
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Dark Waters PDF is Now Available http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/721-Dark-Waters-PDF-is-Now-Available Fri, 18 Sep 2009 10:48:06 GMT D3 Games is proud to announce the release of the first of five adventures located within the world of Kamarathin. The Dark Waters adventure is an... D3 Games is proud to announce the release of the first of five adventures located within the world of Kamarathin.

The Dark Waters adventure is an introductory scenario designed as an entry to the world of Kamarathin and a way to familiarize the players and Game Master with some of the peculiarities that will be found therein.

The adventure can be interspersed throughout the course of another campaign, or run as its own complete campaign. This particular campaign arc will involve a total of five adventures that span the breadth of the Crescent Continent of Hylrexia and will be the first adventure series released by D3 Games.
A print version will be available in the near future.

Find it here at DriveThruRPG.com ]]>
JasonYarnell http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/721-Dark-Waters-PDF-is-Now-Available
D3 Enters the Post Apocalypse http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/720-D3-Enters-the-Post-Apocalypse Fri, 18 Sep 2009 10:46:41 GMT D3 Games would like to announce the addition of a new product line. D3 Games has acquired the license to publish titles based in the post... D3 Games would like to announce the addition of a new product line. D3 Games has acquired the license to publish titles based in the post apocalyptic world of Inceptum Terminus.

Inceptum Terminus began as a collaborative effort to make an independent comic book, which never took off. The characters and world were originally designed for Champions Fourth Edition which made it easy to write as a world book. The world book project sat on the back burner until printing on demand and self publishing became feasible to finally publish.

The world of Inceptum Terminus is a dark, brooding world that explores many themes ranging from morality and ethics to the role of entertainment. Inceptum Terminus combines several genres into a cohesive whole in order to tell the story. These genres are post apocalypse, westerns, biopunk, cyberpunk, superheroes, and science fiction. At the center of all this is the characters whose every action and decision impacts the world around them.

After a worldwide coordinated terrorist attack against the United States, Russian Confederation, and their allies, the federal and state governments in the United States collapsed in the chaos that followed. Out of the ashes, the corporations took control and formed the Corporate States of America.

Each mega-corp controls a vast territory of land, people, and manufacturing facilities within their borders. Nine mega-corps control the government, land, and people of the former United States. They ruled their corporate states for one hundred forty-seven years with an iron fist. A new era dawns when from the shadows, a small group of people began to throw off the shackles of domination using the rallying cries that sparked off a revolution four hundred years ago. Whose side are you on?

About D3 Games: Founded in 2007 as a chance for Jason Yarnell to publish his fantasy game world of Kamarathin. D3 Games has grown to include other genre's and authors. Spearheading this endeavor was is wife Anne who handles all things business and their 3 dogs, who carry on the monumental task of being mascots.

The goal of D3 Games is to create rich and detailed worlds for those who do not have the time or desire to create their own. D3 worlds have the primary focus of plausibility while maintaining the sense of the fantastic.

About Richard: Richard L. Littles has been an avid reader of all types of fiction and American history since he was a young boy. He started his journey into role playing games at the age of 14 with Advanced Dungeons and Dragons first edition and has been hooked on them ever since. He has written and headed numerous fan projects for games that were eventually published into the public domain. His latest fan works are Tyranus Conclave: Adeptus Astartes and Dark Reign presents: Sisters of Silence. The supplements were written for Dark Heresy role playing games. Following the success of those two books, Richard revisited his old comic book world of his creation and just started to write.

About William: William Cain loves comic books, war gaming, and role playing games. In 1996, he met Richard and worked on the world of Inceptum Terminus. He helped plot the storyline of the main characters and designed supporting characters for the comic book series. William brings his knowledge of the plotlines and the characters for use in the upcoming book based in the world he helped create.

About Sam: Samuel Dugan began things just like everyone else. He was born as a messy bundle of flesh that was screaming to be fed and not liking where he was. Nothings really changed in the mean time aside from learning to read. Reading led him to comic books which really is what a gateway drug should be. That led to having way too much of an immagination and of course next was getting lost in roleplaying whenever a chance presented itself. Roleplaying was an even better gateway drug and landed him in the position of being able to contibute to others getting hooked. Is there anything better than an addict who shares? No, I didn't think so. ]]>
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D3 Games Acquires Halliruch http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/719-D3-Games-Acquires-Halliruch Fri, 18 Sep 2009 10:43:32 GMT D3 Games would like to announce the addition of a new product line. D3 Games has acquired the license to publish titles based in David E. McGuire's fantasy world of Halliruch.

The world of Halliruch began its life as a story arc, which grew into a concept piece, which expanded into a world setting, which demanded being moved from its original roots into a more flexible system, where David could design everything from the ground up, and its development in the HERO system began.

The Halliruch Campaign Setting is a tale of conflicts; the struggle of a race to keep itself alive, the struggle of a young Empire to hold itself together, and the indomitable will of an ancient adversary that will stop at nothing to meet its final objectives. It is a story of war, both internal and external, in a land where magic lives through the whole of the Earth but only a select few can wield it -- or so they'd have you believe.

Pick a side. Join the fight. Bring your best shield and sword -- there's gonna be a brawl, and it isn't just for the land, but the soul of an Empire.

About D3 Games: Founded in 2007 as a chance for Jason Yarnell to publish his fantasy game world of Kamarathin. D3 Games has grown to include other genre's and authors. Spearheading this endeavor was is wife Anne who handles all things business and their 3 dogs, who carry on the monumental task of being mascots.

The goal of D3 Games is to create rich and detailed worlds for those who do not have the time or desire to create their own. D3 worlds have the primary focus of plausibility while maintaining the sense of the fantastic.

About David: David E. McGuire is a strange combination of writer, artist, and mechanic -- the very same traits that tend to lend themselves to game design have made him ill suited to do much else. Having first been exposed to role playing games at the tender age of nine with Battletech, what started as a hobby quickly expanded into a burning passion. His father often questioned where his priorities lay, since the only things David would talk about with any sort of interest were games and computers -- ironically, these are still the same things he'll talk about today, the difference being that he has a slightly larger audience.

With a chronic case of ADD, David actively absorbs multiple influences; his work adopts elements of anime, the Saturday morning cartoons of his youth, and his second greatest passion, videogames. When asked why the array, he answered, "At heart, I'm a kid. A really big kid who can buy all his own toys. Since I'm a kid, I kind of assume that every other gamer, somewhere, is a big kid. We want things to look cool, and that's a large part of my design. I take the things that I think are cool and figure out how to make them work, or their spirit work, in what I'm doing." David lives in Reston, Virginia, with his three cats and his roommate. ]]>
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I love Reviews http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/718-I-love-Reviews Fri, 18 Sep 2009 10:41:12 GMT So we've had a pair of reviews for 'Kamarathin: Kingdom of Tursh' and both seem to be overwhelmingly positive:

Review 1
Review 2 ]]>
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D3 Games Acquires New License http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/717-D3-Games-Acquires-New-License Fri, 18 Sep 2009 10:37:24 GMT D3 Games would like to announce the addition of a new product line. D3 Games has acquired the license to publish titles based in Elliott Davis' superhero world of Neptune City Narratives.

"We are pretty excited to be expanding our product line into different genre's." stated Jason Yarnell, CEO of D3 Games, "The founding genre of the Hero System was the superhero comic and a personal favorite. Adding the Neptune City Narratives to our line-up is a boon and one we're looking forward to getting out to the public."

"We are thankful to D3 games for the invite to publish Superhero Gaming books. We find that lone gamers often have been in the field too long, slaving over boring jobs in fly-over country, and need inspiration. Since heroes and heroines arise from all walks of life, and all corners of this fine land, we will enjoy sharing with you the greatness of America, as embodied in its super-heroes." Came Elliott Davis' response.

About D3 Games: Founded in 2007 as a chance for Jason Yarnell to publish his fantasy game world of Kamarathin. D3 Games has grown to include other genre's and authors. Spearheading this endeavor was is wife Anne who handles all things business and their 3 dogs, who carry on the monumental task of being mascots.

The goal of D3 Games is to create rich and detailed worlds for those who do not have the time or desire to create their own. D3 worlds have the primary focus of plausibility while maintaining the sense of the fantastic.

About Elliott Davis: Elliott Davis got into gaming in high school, mostly role-playing, and for the last 30 years has been game-mastering various campaigns. He's married, got 2 dogs, and drives a school bus full of future gamers to school each day. In college, and in the Air Force he's made many gaming acquaintances over the years. Also at gaming conventions in Virginia and Alabama he's run many events. In particular Elliott and 2 of his longtime buddies (John and Chuck) had been brewing up the Neptune City time-line, from the Pulp Era to the 24th century. Everything from spies and spandex, as well as gals and gorillas have graced the streets of Neptune City, and really all of America, and we want to share it with you for your elevation.

For years a fan of the Hero System, he found after 1997 that web discussion groups enabled game-masters to share ideas across the country, and when a dedicated group began answering the question "What if each state of the USA had a dedicated super-hero?" the idea for the USA-5O grew up online, but will come to you personally with our books. Most comic books, and indeed some heroic RPG books seem to assume all heroes are stationed in New York, or the capital, or in some big satellite, but we want to show that much more truth resides out side those limits. So the first item in the Neptune City Narratives will explore the Heroes of the USA-5O. ]]>
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<![CDATA[D3 Games to Release it's Own Line of Miniatures]]> http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/590-D3-Games-to-Release-it-s-Own-Line-of-Miniatures Tue, 21 Jul 2009 20:55:54 GMT Yes, it's true. See the announcement here ]]> JasonYarnell http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/590-D3-Games-to-Release-it-s-Own-Line-of-Miniatures