This year I’m not at GenCon, for the second year running, as we work to build up Mindjammer Press from its foundation roughly a year ago. All being well we’ll be there in 2014. However, even though we’re not there in person, Mindjammer Press is represented by the print version of our new “old school fantasy, new school play” OSR roleplaying game, Monsters & Magic, which launched at GenCon just yesterday! It’s available on the Chronicle City booth (booth 1751) for just $24.99, a 140-page softback complete roleplaying game using our new RPG engine, the “Effect Engine”, and featuring artwork by industry stalwarts such as Jennell Jaquays, Eric Lofgren, Brad McDevitt, Linda Jones, and Gillian Pearce, and of course that gorgeous cover by the inimitable Jason Juta. Check out a copy today if you’re at GenCon – and if not you can order print copies directly from the Chronicle City webstore, or purchase the PDF at DriveThru RPG. It’s been getting great reviews, and we have a growing site of material at Mindjammer Press, and a thriving Google+ community. See you there!
Also at GenCon this year I’m absolutely delighted to have been nominated for an ENnie Award in the Best Adventure category for my scenario Achtung! Cthulhu: Three Kings, published by Chris Birch’s Modiphius Entertainment and Angus Abranson’s Chronicle City. It’s the first in a series of World War 2 Cthulhu scenarios for Call of Cthulhu, Realms of Cthulhu, and Trail of Cthulhu, forming an overarching campaign called “Zero Point” which will take you right through the Second World War and beyond. The second part, Heroes of the Sea, is already available, and part three, Code of Honour, appears early in the new year. The ENnie Awards voting finished a couple of weeks ago, and the awards ceremony is tonight (!); the competition is very stiff, and there are some awesome fellow nominees with whom I feel very honoured to share the roster, so we’re all keeping our fingers-crossed here at Mindjammer Central!