Monsters & Magic RPG German Edition, and Mindjammer RPG “Thoughtcast Edition”
Hot on the heels of last week’s announcement of the Collectanea Creaturea monster book Kickstarter from Ebon Gryphon Games (still running – check it out!), today we announced over at the Mindjammer Press website that Vagrant Workshop / Pro-Indie will be publishing a German version of our Monsters & Magic RPG. I’m very chuffed about this – not only is it a great opportunity to work with another RPG partner to spread the word about Monsters & Magic RPG and the Effect Engine to a wider non-English speaking audience, but I was a linguist (and actually a translator) in a former life, and it’s a total thrill to see one of my games appearing in another tongue. Einfach toll!
Carsten Damm and Kathy Schad at Vagrant Workshop / Pro-Indie are good people, and the publishers of many RPGs and other games, including the German language version of Jason Morningstar’s Fiasco. They’re passionate about games, and bring a keen eye and a great attention to detail to their work; I can’t wait to see how Monsters & Magic in German looks. Carsten informs me that translation work is proceeding apace, and that they’re anticipating releasing the German edition during the course of 2014. Together with the Collectanea Creaturea, and our own Horror of Haugling Hall and Oriental Monsters & Magic, 2014 looks to be a great year for the Effect Engine.
In other news, layout work on the Mindjammer RPG is now proceeding at a breakneck pace, and we’re hoping to open for pre-orders with a special pre-release Thoughtcast Edition PDF just before Christmas. It’s going to be touch and go, but we wanted to give something to all the Mindjammer fans who’ve been waiting for the RPG release. The Thoughtcast Edition will be as near as possible the fully laid-out PDF, short only of final proofing, indices, page references, and maybe a couple pieces of artwork, and will be provided as a special “thank-you” bonus to everyone signing up for the preorder over the Christmas period. The finalised PDF will come in early January, at which point we’ll also go to print, so expect the hard copy just as soon as we can thereafter.
Next week we’ll also hopefully have some previews of the Mindjammer starships chapter for you, featuring artwork and deckplans by the awesome Ian Stead. Watch this space!
You can find out more about the German language edition of the Monsters & Magic RPG here.