Friday, 15 October 2021

Gamebook Friday: Vampires, Wizards, and RPGs

Another week, another Gamebook Friday. But this one has several choice snippets of news for you. 

First of all, Dracula - Curse of the Vampire was published this week. It is available now from all good bookshops and online retailers.

 

Also released this week, on 14th October in fact, was the Polish language edition of The Wicked Wizard of Oz. Or rather, Zły Czarnoksiężnik z Oz.


And here it is next to the Polish edition of Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland.

Lastly, but definitely not leastly, tomorrow - Saturday 16th October - is Free RPG Day.

I will be releasing two new supplements for 'TWAS - The Roleplaying Game Before Christmas tomorrow. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King will be completely free to download, but only tomorrow, while The Christmas Owl will be given away free to subscribers to my newsletter.

If you haven't already subscribed, follow this link and do so now!

Friday, 8 October 2021

Gamebook Friday: The Half Century Sale

From Monday 11 - Wednesday 13 October 2021, everything on the ACE Gamebooks Roleplay store on DriveThruRPG will be 50% off, including the PDFs of the ACE Gamebooks series, as well as 'TWAS - The Roleplaying Game Before Christmas and its various supplements.

So you know where you need to be next Tuesday, and please help spread the word!

Saturday, 2 October 2021

#SelfPromoSaturday - Free RPG Day Freebies!

Free RPG Day is taking place this year on 16th October 2021. Just like Free Comic Book Day, it is an initiative intended to encourage people to visit their local games store and make a purchase... or three.

However, ACE Gamebooks Roleplay doesn't have a bricks and mortar store, so for Free RPG Day this year, I am going to be giving away two new products.


The Christmas Owl is a supplement for 'TWAS - The Roleplaying Game Before Christmas, which brings a new Player Character into the game along with a new Scene to help introduce him.

Subscribers to my monthly author newsletter will receive The Christmas Owl for free on Free RPG Day.


The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
is a new adventure for the 'TWAS RPG and will be available to download from DriveThruRPG on 16th October for free! After that, you will have to pay for it.

So make sure you sign up to my author newsletter here, if you haven't already, and put a reminder in your diary to visit ACE Gamebooks Roleplay on DriveThruRPG on 16th October.

See you in a couple of weeks!

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Out now! Koszmar Alicji w Krainie Czarów

Koszmar Alicji w Krainie Czarów is published today by Polish games company Muduko.



Koszmar Alicji w Krainie Czarów is the ninth foreign language edition of Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland, meaning that the book is now available in ten different languages around the world.



If you are a Polish speaker, or a collector of ACE Gamebooks, you can order your copy here.


Saturday, 18 September 2021

#SelfPromoSaturday September Sale!

There's currently a sale running  on the ACE Gamebooks Roleplay page, over on DriveThruRPG, where select items are available for up to 30% off their recommended retail price.

If you've not yet checked out 'TWAS - The Roleplaying Game Before Christmas, now would seem like the perfect time to do so. Please note, the sale runs until 9:00am next Saturday, 26 September 2021.


Friday, 10 September 2021

Gamebook Friday: ACE Gamebooks in Poland

ACE Gamebooks are coming to Poland, courtesy of Polish games company Muduko.

First up is Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland, which will be published on 30th September 2021, with The Wicked Wizard of Oz following a couple of weeks later on 14 October 2021.



Friday, 27 August 2021

International Gamebook Day 2021

International Gamebook Day is only in its second year but it has already expanded to take over the whole weekend, from Friday 27 - Sunday 29 August!

There is a lot going on this weekend, including interviews with gamebook authors and designers, and livestreamed games as well.

Check out the schedule below, and join us online to enjoy the interviews and post links to your favourite gamebook projects.

International Gamebook Day weekend(!) concludes with an online meet-up hosted by James Spearing.

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Cover reveal! A krampusz éjszakája

I am pleased to say that there are various translations of my ACE Gamebooks in the works, including a Polish edition of Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland from Muduko.

But the cover I want to reveal to you today is the one for the Hungarian translation of 'TWAS - The Krampus Night Before Christmas, which is to be published by Chameleon Comix later this year.


A krampusz éjszakája translates as 'Night of the Krampus'*, while the tagline at the top reads 'Brand new gamebook from the author of Demon Knights!'

In the UK, 'Demon Knights' was published as Knights of Doom.


Here's a mock-up of the hardback edition of the new translation...


And here it is as a paperback...


Those of you who know the adventure already, or who have played the 'TWAS RPG, will recognise the cover art by my long-time collaborator Tony Hough.

* Continuing the theme started by other gamebooks of mine including Night of the Necromancer and Night of the Kraken.

Saturday, 14 August 2021

Thursday, 12 August 2021

Steampunk Thursday: NewCon Press Sale!

NewCon Press are having a sale, which means you can get hold of a signed hardback copy of the Steampunk International anthology, for less than the price of the paperback!

My own contribtuion to Steampunk International was a new Ulysses Quicksilver short story, entitled Reckless Engineering, which remains the last Pax Britannia story published to date.

Following a break-in at the top secret Whitehall facility known as 'Think Tank', agent of the crown Ulysses Quicksilver and his trusty manservant Nimrod set off in pursuit of the perpetrator. It is a chase that will take them from the railway sheds of London to the dockyards of Bristol, and an encounter with a long-dead engineering genius.

So, if you want to get your hands on some steampunk goodness, you know what to do - simply click this link.

Saturday, 7 August 2021

RONIN 47 and RPGaDay 2021

RONIN 47 - the mech-vs-kaiju seventh ACE Gamebook - has funded on Kickstarter but could do with some love to kick things up a gear, so that we can start hitting those awesome art Stretch Goals we have planned.

If you've been wondering about backing the project, wonder no more, since you can read up on the rules for mech combat in the game right here.

I've actually been thinking about offering including a set of Quick Combat Rules for mech combat in RONIN 47. If this is something you would like to see, let me know.


As it's August, it's also time for 31 days of #RPGaDay2021. I was a little late to the party this year but am now posting daily notifications (for the time being at least) related to the theme of the day, but also ACE Gamebooks and ACE Gamebooks Roleplay, of course. Just follow me on Twitter @jonathangreen, or join the ACE Gamebooks Facebook group to make sure you catch them all.

Thursday, 5 August 2021

HEOROT - Roleplaying in the World of Beowulf Beastslayer - Late Pledges

If you missed HEOROT - Roleplaying in the World of Beowulf Beastslayer on Kickstarter earlier in the year, you can now place a Late Pledge and still become a backer, with all the perks that such status includes.

Simply check out the rewards below, and click on the PayPal button for the one you would like to select.

GIANTSLAYER

SERPENTSLAYER

MONSTERSLAYER

BEASTSLAYER

TROLLSLAYER

MERCHANT


Please note, all rewards will be delivered via DriveThruRPG when the HEOROT RPG is released in Spring 2022.

Thank you for your support, and don't forget to check out my latest crowdfunding project, RONIN 47.


Wednesday, 28 July 2021

RONIN 47 has funded on Kickstarter!

I am very pleased to report that earlier today RONIN 47 funded on Kickstarter! Thank you to everyone who has pledged their support to the project so far, and if you haven't, there's still time.

The Kickstarter funding means that not only can Snowbooks go ahead and publish the seventh ACE Gamebook next year, it will also feature 15 full-page illustrations by Neil Googe, as well as the filler pictures you may have already seen dotted around the Kickstarter project page.

There goes Tokyo!

If you are a fan of comics, especially the UK anthology title 2000AD, you will already be familiar with Neil's work from such strips as Survival Geeks and Cadet Dredd.

Now that RONIN 47 has funded, we can start talking about Stretch Goals. Many of these come in the form of special bonus pin-up pieces of art by other stalwarts of the British and international comics scene.

If we achieve the first two, it will mean that the collector's hardback edition of RONIN 47 will feature bonus art by Nikolai Dante's Simon Fraser, and Killing Time's Chris Weston.


So, you know what to do - go tell all your friends to back RONIN 47 on Kickstarter today!