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Greetings! On this fine Falkenstein Friday I will keep the message brief and to the point for it is of immediate concern to all players of the Great Game.
To whit, Firearms and Margarine, the first official, stand-alone Adventure Entertainment for Castle Falkenstein has been named Deal of the Day at DriveThruRPG. This means the thrilling tale of murder and mystery in the City of Lights can be purchased for sixty percent off the normal price!
A bit more information on the book:
When a prominent leader in the Faerie labor movement is struck down by an assassin’s Cold Iron bullet it falls to the Dramatic Characters to find the culprit. Who could possibly have committed such a dastardly crime?
Was it the owner of the margarine factory the labor movement was protesting?
Or perhaps the underground anarchist organization known as the Commune?
Or might it have been a head of police, frustrated at his inability to quell the demonstrations?
The investigators must work quickly to solve the case before chaos erupts upon the streets of Paris or, worse, a war between human and Faeries spreads like wildfire across New Europa.
Firearms & Margarine is an Adventure Entertainment in the form of a mystery and suitable for any Castle Falkenstein game. Also included are a new subspecies of Brownie, known as the Teuz, who are native to France and pre-created Dramatic Characters for those Hosts who wish to skip character creation and move onto solving the mystery.
Interested? You can find Firearms and Margarine, along with the entire Castle Falkenstein revival from Fat Goblin Games at DriveThruRPG.
Today's going to be a rapid-fire review and preview of products recently released, and still planned -- broken down by system. First up -- vs. Stranger Stuff!
vs. Stranger Stuff
We released Send in the Clowns: A Special Edition vs Stranger Stuff RPG (now available in an incredible hardcover edition!) only three weeks ago, but we've already got a new one all but done -- Summer C.A.M.P. from Ben Dowell.
Just look at that beautiful layout The Fattest Goblin has going on!
|Schools out, and the Kids’ parents hooked them up with a sweet gig that will make adults of them all — fixing up Camp Hope, an ideal property on a picturesque lake just outside of town. The fact that it was the scene of several grisly murders performed by a deranged camp counselor in the 1960’s is nearly called an “urban legend,” but the camp was closed after a series of lawsuits bankrupted the owner over its sordid history. Now, decades later, the camp has a new owner who needs help fixing up the dilapidated campgrounds and he’s hired local teens to help spruce the place up!
But, something strange is going on. Tools go missing. Sounds wake people up at night. Odd lights are seen at night. Is this the ghost of a former camper? Perhaps the “Camp Creeper” has returned? Only the Kids can figure this mystery out!
Keep an eye on the vs. M Engine Games over on DriveThruRPG for both this AND the all new vs. the Wasteland post-apocalyptic vs. M Engine game!
5th Edition Fantasy
I just finished a copy-edit pass on a new Expanded Options book from Ishmaelstorm, our resident Line Developer for 5th Edition Fantasy. That one, on Skill Specializations, should be available very soon too -- but in the meantime, show some love for our new Creature Card Catalogue!
The first pack of four cards is available, but we have a LOT more planned in this line, with Ish and his team cranking them out quickly for hot-and-ready release. A great part about these is you can get them Print-on-Demand but they're printed on cardstock with hole punches set for where to do them so you can add them to your own 3-ring binder!
Beasts are among the most numerous of creatures in any bestiary, but while most creatures are familiar and recognizable, they need not be so! Fantastic beasts that have evolved side by side with dragons and manticores are sure to have a few tricks of their own. Our short and focused bestiary showcases such terrible beasts for use in your campaigns. Surprise your players with Brutal Beasts today!
The beasts within this tome are meant to represent new and interesting animals that could feasibly occupy a fantasy world. Though many real world beasts surely inhabit your world of choice, there is plenty of room for amazing new beasts that exhibit great strength or curious talents that make them tough or deadly.
The following beasts have been carefully considered not only for fighting prowess, but for their ability to thrive and compete in ecosystems that contain awful aberrations, deadly dragons, and magnificent monstrosities. These are Brutal Beasts!
The Creature Card Catalogue is a product line that brings you a set of 5th edition monsters printed on cardstock and ready to be hole-punched and collected in a 3-ring binder or simply used as a pdf. Each set presents a set of creatures marked by their type and keyed to colored symbols for easy reference.
And some photos from Rick of his print copies!
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
And don't worry, we're still showing a bit of love for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (more on that likely next week) with releases like Equipment Tricks for Everyone from Matt Roth!
| With a wealth of feat options at a player’s disposal, it can be difficult to find something new to define your character.
The Equipment Trick feat introduced new ways to specialize around the gear you use the most, differentiating your character from every other rank-and-file adventurer. With Equipment Tricks for Everyone, you’ll find dozens of exciting new ways to utilize your favorite gear against your enemies. Caltrops can be more than the circumstantial annoyance!
The Equipment Tricks for Everyone compiles the complete collection of Equipment Tricks originally released as part of our Sidebar product line.
Stock Art & Maps For Everyone!
And those that come to Fat Goblin Games for our Stock Art, we have you covered with some new stuff from The Fattest Goblin's desk -- a Pay-What-You-Will skeleton art set and The Fattest Goblin Himself-Himself's take on the "fairy dragon!"
And then we have a new line of maps for close encounters, they look incredible Print-on-Demand!
A PoD copy of the Fattest Goblin's own!
And Don't Forget Our Imprints!
And one more great little product I was fortunate enough to work on -- this time for Starjammer! Racial Repository -- The Scyleen
| From the depths of an ocean world comes the tentacled Scyleen!
An extremely friendly and empathic octopus-like species, the Scyleen were delighted to discover that they were not alone in the universe. With the scyleen, exploring the land, sea, and sky was never so easy! Though quite suited for aquatic campaigns, the scyleen are equally suited for land and space adventures.
Included in Racial Repositories: The Scyleen:
* Full racial history and culture
* Alternate racial traits
* A new class archetype: Witch of the Depths
* Two new technological items
* And more!
This was written and laidout by Kristopher Cruz of our Imprint, Golden Glyph Publishing, and if you look at these page spreads you can see he does an excellent job of it!
I'll let you check out J Gray's Falken Friday and the Castle Falkenstein Facebook page for all the latest and greatest from him -- but I assure you, we've got some incredible stuff coming down the pipeline right now for that!
Fat Goblin Games has had a productive year, releasing over 200 products in the 366 days of this past year (yay, Leap Year!).
Of those products, around 55 of them (~27.5%) were for various Imprints like Abandoned Arts. Around 80 of them have been (or will be, one or two are scheduled to still drop before Dec 31st, 2016) various forms of Stock Art or similar products (~40%). That leaves at least 65 releases just from Fat Goblin Games proper.
All of those products lead to ~2,700 pages between those 120 books (the 55 Abandoned Arts + 65 Fat Goblin Games), for an average of 22.5 pages per release -- so not all were "small books." Dropping even our massive 840 pages from the Worldbuilding Journal (one of our most popular products this year!), we're at ~1,860 pages or an average of 15.5 pages. Hell, even removing the 450 pages of the Shadows over Vathak Player's Guide (~1,410 pages), we're still hitting 11.75 pages on average.
2016 was also the year of us expanding out beyond the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game & Stock Art, with 15 releases for 5th Edition Fantasy, and 12 releases for the vs. M Engine system (like vs. Ghosts, vs. Moon Men, & vs. Stranger Stuff, with adventures for all of them), and even a few for OSRs and system neutral games.
Possibly one of our proudest achievements though is our official reviving of the R. Talsorian Castle Falkenstein game and setting, with an official endorsement! With two books out the door, and sales improving, we're looking to do full support for Castle Falkenstein with both large and small releases coming in 2017 (read all about that here).
This is all to say that while 2016 was a remarkable year for Fat Goblin Games, "you ain't seen nothing yet."
Expect to see a lot more from us going into 2017, as we both support our existing lines and systems and expand out into releasing all new ones!
Thank you for all you've done for us, it's what keeps us doing this for you!