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Modiphius Entertainment – Fallout: Wasteland Warfare Blog #5

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

More info on Modiphius’s upcoming Fallout: Wasteland Warfare tabletop miniatures game… FALLOUT: WASTELAND WARFAREDevelopment Blog #5We’ve just posted the latest development blog which is an update on progress towards our big pre-order. You can t…

Modiphius Entertainment – Fallout: Wasteland Warfare Blog #5

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

More info on Modiphius’s upcoming Fallout: Wasteland Warfare tabletop miniatures game… FALLOUT: WASTELAND WARFAREDevelopment Blog #5We’ve just posted the latest development blog which is an update on progress towards our big pre-order. You can t…

Modiphius Entertainment – Newsletter

Posted on September 9th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Some news and offers from Modiphius…

 

New Loyalty Point Rewards & Free PDF’s!

Hey there!

From this week if you spend £30 or more at www.modiphius.net you can choose a free PDF core book from Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition, Dust Adventures, Achtung! Cthulhu Investigators Guide or Keeper’s Guide or the Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish Rulebook. Simply place an item worth £30 or more in the checkout and you’ll be asked which free PDF you would like. We’ll be adding more PDF’s over time as well. 

Our Reward Program is simpler!

When you purchased from our store and signed up to the Reward Program you started clocking up Reward Points with each purchase. We have just updated the program to make it easier to spend your hard earned points. If you’re not sure where to find it, there’s a small blue bar at the bottom of the webstore page…

 

Click on this and you’ll see info on the program and can login. 

 


Basically for every 500 points up to 2000 you can claim £5 off anything in our store, and for 1500 you can get 80% discount on our massive PDF bundles for Achtung! Cthulhu orMutant Chronicles! There’s also a 5000 point £50 off code for Achtung! Cthulhu or Mutant ChroniclesThere are so many products in our store that you can spend your points on:

Take a look at the hottest book in gaming, Tales from the Loop RPG, winner of five Gold ENnies including Best Game, Best Setting, Best Internal Art, Best Writing and Product of the Year. Currently on Pre-order.

 

Coriolis The Third Horizon (described as ‘Arabian Nights in space’) which won a Judge’s Spotlight award at Gencon2017 and just released a heap of fantastic adventures – The Dying Ship, Aram’s Ravine, and the Mahanji Oasis. Go check them out!

 

We also have our latest roleplaying game Star Trek Adventures . We recently launched our free living campaign, so if you wish to take part in a constantly evolving world, pick up the Core rulebook, Miniatures, Borg Cube Collector’s edition or any of the bundles, all items in the Star Trek Adventures range are available on our rewards program discounts. 

 

Satisfy your thirst for gritty Sci-fi with the new space faring system in the cold, industrial, greed fuelled depths of space with Cold And Dark.

You could also pick up a late pledge for the Conan Roleplaying GameInfinity Roleplaying GameSiege of the Citadel Board Game, our hit co-operative game Thunderbirds by Matt Leacock or introductory wargame Airfix Battles or Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish miniatures game. 

Finally, keep in touch with us for more information for our up and coming miniatures gameFallout: Wasteland Warfare which has a pre-order launching soon. 


Thanks for listening, and for all the support, we really appreciate it
Chris & Rita

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Read our free quarterly magazine Modiphia – Summer issue out now with lots of articles on our games
Achtung! Cthulhu – Sign up to get our FREE Living Campaign Adventure A Light on the Mountain
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Modiphius Entertainment – Newsletter

Posted on September 9th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Some news and offers from Modiphius…

 

New Loyalty Point Rewards & Free PDF’s!

Hey there!

From this week if you spend £30 or more at www.modiphius.net you can choose a free PDF core book from Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition, Dust Adventures, Achtung! Cthulhu Investigators Guide or Keeper’s Guide or the Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish Rulebook. Simply place an item worth £30 or more in the checkout and you’ll be asked which free PDF you would like. We’ll be adding more PDF’s over time as well. 

Our Reward Program is simpler!

When you purchased from our store and signed up to the Reward Program you started clocking up Reward Points with each purchase. We have just updated the program to make it easier to spend your hard earned points. If you’re not sure where to find it, there’s a small blue bar at the bottom of the webstore page…

 

Click on this and you’ll see info on the program and can login. 

 


Basically for every 500 points up to 2000 you can claim £5 off anything in our store, and for 1500 you can get 80% discount on our massive PDF bundles for Achtung! Cthulhu orMutant Chronicles! There’s also a 5000 point £50 off code for Achtung! Cthulhu or Mutant ChroniclesThere are so many products in our store that you can spend your points on:

Take a look at the hottest book in gaming, Tales from the Loop RPG, winner of five Gold ENnies including Best Game, Best Setting, Best Internal Art, Best Writing and Product of the Year. Currently on Pre-order.

 

Coriolis The Third Horizon (described as ‘Arabian Nights in space’) which won a Judge’s Spotlight award at Gencon2017 and just released a heap of fantastic adventures – The Dying Ship, Aram’s Ravine, and the Mahanji Oasis. Go check them out!

 

We also have our latest roleplaying game Star Trek Adventures . We recently launched our free living campaign, so if you wish to take part in a constantly evolving world, pick up the Core rulebook, Miniatures, Borg Cube Collector’s edition or any of the bundles, all items in the Star Trek Adventures range are available on our rewards program discounts. 

 

Satisfy your thirst for gritty Sci-fi with the new space faring system in the cold, industrial, greed fuelled depths of space with Cold And Dark.

You could also pick up a late pledge for the Conan Roleplaying GameInfinity Roleplaying GameSiege of the Citadel Board Game, our hit co-operative game Thunderbirds by Matt Leacock or introductory wargame Airfix Battles or Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish miniatures game. 

Finally, keep in touch with us for more information for our up and coming miniatures gameFallout: Wasteland Warfare which has a pre-order launching soon. 


Thanks for listening, and for all the support, we really appreciate it
Chris & Rita

You Might Also Like :
Read our free quarterly magazine Modiphia – Summer issue out now with lots of articles on our games
Achtung! Cthulhu – Sign up to get our FREE Living Campaign Adventure A Light on the Mountain
Our friends at Geeknson are having a huge summer sale – for a fine selection of gaming tables and furniture


Like us on Facebook   

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Modiphius Entertainment – Newsletter

Posted on September 6th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Some new Conan RPG releases from Modiphius…

 

Hi there,
Today we’re really pleased to announce the release of Conan the Barbarian on PDF, a brand new source book for the Conan Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of roleplaying game.

Embrace your inner barbarian for some serious savagery in roleplaying in the Hyborian Age and it’s now available as a PDF on both Modiphius.net and DriveThruRPG.com

Welcome to the savage north!
Conan the Barbarian features the countries of the north: Asgard, Vanaheim, Hyperborea, and Conan’s own homeland of Cimmeria. These rough lands stand in stark contrast to their more civilized neighbors in the south, and the folk of these countries possess a savage vitality that has long been lost elsewhere.

These lands and people survived the great Cataclysm, yet barbarism is still the dominant way of life. Many people in the Hyborian kingdoms think these northern lands near mythical, but contained in these pages is a hoard of legend, lore, and facts for the gamemaster and players alike, to explore and adventure within these harsh and unforgiving kingdoms.

So sharpen your axe-blade and keep your shield held high, for it is a time of barbaric glory!

  • New archetypes, talents, backgrounds, and equipment allowing you to create your own unique barbarian characters, born to the warlike and savage north.
  • A gazetteer covering the region Conan came from, bleak lands shrouded in snow and ice, and wreathed in fog. Detailed guides to the walled fortress cities of Hyperborea, the unruly clans of Cimmeria, and the warring tribes of Nordheim, the Æsir and Vanir.
  • A raid system, allowing the gamemaster to create and run raids, defining their loot, and determining the consequences.
  • Guides to running barbaric-themed games, with barbaric carousing rules, head-taking, shield-walls, berserkers, bardic abilities, and other features unique to the lands of the north.
  • Stunning art and maps, produced by worldrenowned Conan artists.
  • Developed with leading Conan scholars, this is the barbaric north of the Hyborian Age, just as Howard created it!

This book requires the Robert E. Howard’s Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of corebook to use.

We hope you enjoy this latest release and look out for more great Conan adventures, including Conan the Mercenary, coming soon!

Best wishes,
 
Modiphius Entertainment

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Modiphius Entertainment – Newsletter

Posted on September 6th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Some new Conan RPG releases from Modiphius…

 

Hi there,
Today we’re really pleased to announce the release of Conan the Barbarian on PDF, a brand new source book for the Conan Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of roleplaying game.

Embrace your inner barbarian for some serious savagery in roleplaying in the Hyborian Age and it’s now available as a PDF on both Modiphius.net and DriveThruRPG.com

Welcome to the savage north!
Conan the Barbarian features the countries of the north: Asgard, Vanaheim, Hyperborea, and Conan’s own homeland of Cimmeria. These rough lands stand in stark contrast to their more civilized neighbors in the south, and the folk of these countries possess a savage vitality that has long been lost elsewhere.

These lands and people survived the great Cataclysm, yet barbarism is still the dominant way of life. Many people in the Hyborian kingdoms think these northern lands near mythical, but contained in these pages is a hoard of legend, lore, and facts for the gamemaster and players alike, to explore and adventure within these harsh and unforgiving kingdoms.

So sharpen your axe-blade and keep your shield held high, for it is a time of barbaric glory!

  • New archetypes, talents, backgrounds, and equipment allowing you to create your own unique barbarian characters, born to the warlike and savage north.
  • A gazetteer covering the region Conan came from, bleak lands shrouded in snow and ice, and wreathed in fog. Detailed guides to the walled fortress cities of Hyperborea, the unruly clans of Cimmeria, and the warring tribes of Nordheim, the Æsir and Vanir.
  • A raid system, allowing the gamemaster to create and run raids, defining their loot, and determining the consequences.
  • Guides to running barbaric-themed games, with barbaric carousing rules, head-taking, shield-walls, berserkers, bardic abilities, and other features unique to the lands of the north.
  • Stunning art and maps, produced by worldrenowned Conan artists.
  • Developed with leading Conan scholars, this is the barbaric north of the Hyborian Age, just as Howard created it!

This book requires the Robert E. Howard’s Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of corebook to use.

We hope you enjoy this latest release and look out for more great Conan adventures, including Conan the Mercenary, coming soon!

Best wishes,
 
Modiphius Entertainment

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Modiphius Entertainment – Newsletter

Posted on August 31st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Some new Conan RPG accessories from Modiphius Entertainment… Hi there,Today we’re really pleased to announce the release of the Conan Gamemaster Screen and GM’s Toolkit in PDF, invaluable resources for the gamesmaster for the Conan Adventures in…

Modiphius Entertainment – Newsletter

Posted on August 31st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Some new Conan RPG accessories from Modiphius Entertainment… Hi there,Today we’re really pleased to announce the release of the Conan Gamemaster Screen and GM’s Toolkit in PDF, invaluable resources for the gamesmaster for the Conan Adventures in…

Gen Con 50 Coverage 9: Chris Birch from Modiphius

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

At Gen Con, I caught up with Chris Birch. We chatted about Star Trek and how they are working with Rick Steinbeck, Conan, and Fall Out. I always have a blast when I talk to Chris.

Modiphius Entertainment – Modiphia #2

Posted on August 18th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

The second issue of Modiphius’s digital magazine is now available to download…

 



Hello there,

Today we’re really pleased to announce the release of issue 2 of  Modiphia – Modiphius Entertainment’s official digital magazine.

Modiphia is available as a FREE download from Modiphius.net and DriveThruRPG.com


Inside this issue you’ll find 70 pages of new content, brand new fiction, plus strategy guides and background articles for Modiphius’ range of games, including… Star Trek Adventures, Fallout Wasteland Warfare, Tales from the Loop, Infinity,  Achtung! Cthulhu, Conan,  Space 1889, and Airfix Battles.

 
All this plus an interview with Star Trek designer Rick Sternbach, two new missions for Star Trek Adventures, one of Achtung! Cthulhu’s most fearsome heroes revealed, free fiction in Before the Flood and bonus cards and a new mission, Counter-Attack on the Orne, for Airfix Battles.
 

Don’t forget there’s also: 20% off selected Modiphius Games and products for the duration of Gen Con including: all board gamesFragged EmpireMindjammerMutant ChroniclesMutant: Year ZeroSymbaroum, and Thunderbirds! Just use code GenCant2017 at checkout!
 

Our Achtung! Cthulhu Collection is also experiencing its own Month of Madness with huge reductions on core books, supplements, fiction, accessories and all sorts of goodies!  You can pick up the Keeper’s and Investigator’s Guides for just £14.99, with Guides to North Africa and the Eastern Front just £9.99 and the Pacific just £4.99, and awesome Crossover series like Elder Godlike, Secrets of the Dust and Interface just £6.99 and FATE just £4.99.
 
Best wishes,
 
Modiphius Entertainment

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Modiphius Entertainment – Newsletter

Posted on August 17th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Something new from Modiphius… Hi there, Today we’re really pleased to announce the release of Space 1889: Venus, a major new source book for the Space 1889 RPG, steampunk Victorian roleplaying in the worlds created by Jules Verne, HG W…

Modiphius Entertainment – Newsletter

Posted on August 17th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

A Gen Con newsletter from Modiphius…

 

Hi there, 
Modiphius is off to Gen Con this week and so for everyone going to the show, come swing by Stand 2461 in Hall G and say hello!
 
We’ll be showing off a whole bunch of goodies, including books and miniatures from our brand new Star Trek RPG, plus demos of our new Fallout Wasteland Warfare game, Conan, Achtung! Cthulhu, and a whole wealth of  our great Modiphius rpgs and boardgames, plus all the usual great giveaways and fun stuff you’ve come to expect from Modiphius.

But of course not everyone can make it out to Gen Con, and for those of you who are left behind, (including us poor long suffering office staff who don’t get out much), there has to be some small crumb of consolation, surely?
 
Well, here it is: 20% off selected Modiphius Games and products for the duration of Gen Conincluding: all board gamesFragged EmpireMindjammerMutant ChroniclesMutant: Year ZeroSymbaroum, and Thunderbirds!
 
Just use code GenCant2017 at checkout to claim 20% off these great titles which include games like Airfix Battles, Shadows Over Normandie and Lugu, Fragged Empire Alien Flame, Mindjammer Traveller, Mutant Chronicles core books and faction guides, Gen Lab Alpha, Symbaroum Advanced Players Guide, plus  the awesome Thunderbundle.

This special deal lasts for the duration of the show and until midday British Summer Time on 21st August (we allowed a little extra time, because we’re good like that)!

 
The only game category we’re excluding from this awesome offer is our Achtung! CthulhuCollection, because that’s already on its own Month of Madness with huge reductions on core books, supplements, fiction, accessories and all sorts of goodies! 
 
You can pick up the Keeper’s and Investigator’s Guides for just £14.99, with Guides to North Africa and the Eastern Front just £9.99 and the Pacific just £4.99, and awesome Crossover series like Elder Godlike, Secrets of the Dust and Interface just £6.99 and FATE just £4.99.
 
Whether you’re off to Gen Con or staying at home, we’ll hope you’ll take some time to enjoy some great games this summer,
 
Best wishes,
 
Modiphius Entertainment

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Modiphius Entertainment – Wasteland Warfare Blog #4

Posted on August 16th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The latest Fallout: Wasteland Warfare development blog from Modiphius… FALLOUT WASTELAND WARFAREDevelopment Blog #4In Fallout, some characters and creatures have an edge over the rest – they have that little bit of luck, or manage that extra bur…

Modiphius Entertainment – Newsletter

Posted on August 12th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

More Fallout:Wasteland Warfare news from Modiphius… FALLOUT: WASTELAND WARFAREUpdate Time!Good afternoon Vault Dwellers! Are you ready to explore the wasteland and meet the absolutely harmless creatures who’ve made it their home? Make new friend…

Modiphius Entertainment – Newsletter

Posted on August 8th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Technically these are releases from some pals of theirs…but here’s the newsletter anyway…

 

Hi there, 

Today we’re really pleased to announce three great releases from our friends at Fenix, including Joe Dever’s Freeway Warrior 1 – Highway Holocaust, plus Collector’s and Limited Editions of Rendezvous with Randomness, two elaborate art books, which showcase dice as you’ve never seen them photographed before!
 
Freeway Warrior 1 – Highway Holocaust is a choose-your-own-adventure-gamebook fromacclaimed and much missed British Lone Wolf game designer Joe Dever’s post-apocalyptic America 2033 AD series.
Eight years ago the terrorist agents of H.A.V.O.C. triggered a nuclear nightmare that devastated the northern hemisphere, its radioactive aftermath claiming all but a few lucky survivors. Patiently, in scattered colonies deep underground, these survivors have been waiting for the earth to heal itself, waiting for the day when they could walk once more upon the surface of their shattered world.
That day has come …but the real battle for survival has only just begun! You are Cal Phoenix, the Freeway Warrior, protector of Dallas Colony One. A murderous gang of H.A.V.O.C. clansmen, led by the psychotic Mad Dog Michigan, are hell bent on destroying your fragile colony as it crosses the wastelands of Texas on the first stage of its life-or-death exodus to the California coast. You will need all your wits about you if you are to defend your people and reach your destination intact in this awesome choose-your-own-path adventure!
See dice in a way you’ve never seen them before, with Rendezvous with Randomness which comes in both standard and Limited editions, with just 200 of the limited edition printed!
Rendezvous with Randomness is a perfect coffee table book for impressing your gaming visitors. Måns Danneman has taken photographs of dice in ways you have never even thought about.
He has curated a fine selection of images and effects to achieve unusual results and then painstakingly set up the photo shoots. How do you best show bio hazard dice? Maybe by dropping the dice into a frying pan full of hot oil, causing the dice to start melting on impact! Nuclear Lab Test is a personal favorite from the rich catalogue of unusual dice photographed with spectacular effects.
See dice in a way you’ve never seen them before, all of these images and many, many more are included in Dice – Rendezvous with Randomness.
We hope these three new books from Fenix, creators of the recent Western Kickstarter, and look out for more great releases coming soon!

Best wishes,
 
Modiphius Entertainment
 
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Modiphius Entertainment – Newsletter

Posted on August 8th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Technically these are releases from some pals of theirs…but here’s the newsletter anyway…

 

Hi there, 

Today we’re really pleased to announce three great releases from our friends at Fenix, including Joe Dever’s Freeway Warrior 1 – Highway Holocaust, plus Collector’s and Limited Editions of Rendezvous with Randomness, two elaborate art books, which showcase dice as you’ve never seen them photographed before!
 
Freeway Warrior 1 – Highway Holocaust is a choose-your-own-adventure-gamebook fromacclaimed and much missed British Lone Wolf game designer Joe Dever’s post-apocalyptic America 2033 AD series.
Eight years ago the terrorist agents of H.A.V.O.C. triggered a nuclear nightmare that devastated the northern hemisphere, its radioactive aftermath claiming all but a few lucky survivors. Patiently, in scattered colonies deep underground, these survivors have been waiting for the earth to heal itself, waiting for the day when they could walk once more upon the surface of their shattered world.
That day has come …but the real battle for survival has only just begun! You are Cal Phoenix, the Freeway Warrior, protector of Dallas Colony One. A murderous gang of H.A.V.O.C. clansmen, led by the psychotic Mad Dog Michigan, are hell bent on destroying your fragile colony as it crosses the wastelands of Texas on the first stage of its life-or-death exodus to the California coast. You will need all your wits about you if you are to defend your people and reach your destination intact in this awesome choose-your-own-path adventure!
See dice in a way you’ve never seen them before, with Rendezvous with Randomness which comes in both standard and Limited editions, with just 200 of the limited edition printed!
Rendezvous with Randomness is a perfect coffee table book for impressing your gaming visitors. Måns Danneman has taken photographs of dice in ways you have never even thought about.
He has curated a fine selection of images and effects to achieve unusual results and then painstakingly set up the photo shoots. How do you best show bio hazard dice? Maybe by dropping the dice into a frying pan full of hot oil, causing the dice to start melting on impact! Nuclear Lab Test is a personal favorite from the rich catalogue of unusual dice photographed with spectacular effects.
See dice in a way you’ve never seen them before, all of these images and many, many more are included in Dice – Rendezvous with Randomness.
We hope these three new books from Fenix, creators of the recent Western Kickstarter, and look out for more great releases coming soon!

Best wishes,
 
Modiphius Entertainment
 
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Modiphius Entertainment – Wasteland Warfare Development Blog #3

Posted on August 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

More Fallout Wasteland Warfare development news from Modiphius… FALLOUT WASTELAND WARFAREDevelopment Blog #3Last week, we covered the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats and Skill dice – this week, we’re looking at the Effect dice and how they’re used in conju…

Modiphius Entertainment – Wasteland Warfare Development Blog #3

Posted on August 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

More Fallout Wasteland Warfare development news from Modiphius… FALLOUT WASTELAND WARFAREDevelopment Blog #3Last week, we covered the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats and Skill dice – this week, we’re looking at the Effect dice and how they’re used in conju…

Modiphius Entertainment – Newsletter

Posted on August 8th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The latest RPG news from Modiphius…

 

 
THE LIVING CAMPAIGN
 
 
Attention agents! The Secret War has taking a turn for the worse and now we need your help! With Section M stretched to breaking point it’s time to get out there in the field and show us what you’ve got! 

We’d like to invite you to join the official free Achtung! Cthulhu Living Campaign and we have some amazing discounts and a special offer to get new operatives started!

Over the coming months we’re unfolding a sinister plot across in occupied territory and you’re group’s actions could have a direct result on the course of the Secret War!  We’ll be asking Gamemasters to complete Section M debriefing’s telling us using a simple form what happened and this feedback will be used to change the plot as we go. 

You can sign up to the Living Campaign using the link below and you’ll get a reply giving you the download link and instructions to take part. It’s really easy and we hope you can take part!

 

Want to get started with some great discounts on Achtung! Cthulhu PDF’s, books and miniatures or just expand your collection? 


We’re having a MONTH OF MADNESS on all Achtung! Cthulhu RPG books with discounts of 70% on PDF’s and huge savings on print books and miniatures so grab a fantastic deal to top up your collection or get started! If you sign up to the Living Campaign you also get an extra 5% discount!

DRIVETHRURPG Achtung! Cthulhu Range (sales starts Monday at 3pm UK time)

STAR TREK ADVENTURES
We have also launched a Living Campaign for Star Trek Adventures – you can sign up here which has a plot written by New York Times Best Selling Author Dayton Ward!

All you need is the core rulebook available at Modiphius.net and DriveThruRPG.com for just £11.99 or approx $15 or you can order any of the physical bundles in our store and if it includes the core book you’ll get the PDF immediately. 

  

A new threat looms from across the Gamma Quadrant, as it is confirmed by Commander Sisko and his crew that the Dominion, led by the Founders, represent a significant threat to the Alpha Quadrant. Tension is already high in the region of Bajor and Deep Space 9, as the Maquis continue to act against the Cardassian-Federation peace treaty, with Captain Janeway and the crew of the U.S.S. Voyager preparing for their mission in the Badlands. It is a volatile time for the Federation and new crews have never been in higher demand.
 
Create your own Star Trek stories of discovery and adventure on the Final Frontier with 368 pages of content. 
Complete 2d20 game system from Modiphius Entertainment adapted for Star Trek Adventures, used in Mutant ChroniclesConan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of, John Carter of Mars and the Infinity RPG.
An extensive exploration of the United Federation of Planets and its galactic neighbours in the Alpha, Beta and Gamma Quadrants.
Guidelines for Gamemasters old and new, on how to run an adventure of exploration and discovery for the crew of a Federation starship.
* A full catalogue of aliens and antagonists including Klingons, Romulans, Cardassians, the Borg and the Dominion.
Brought to you by a team of expert Star Trek writers including writers from previous editions of Star Trek roleplaying games and other gaming talent.
* Personal logs and intercepted communications by Starfleet Intelligence provide a new perspective on Star Trek and its events. 



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Modiphius Entertainment – Newsletter

Posted on August 8th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The latest RPG news from Modiphius…

 

 
THE LIVING CAMPAIGN
 
 
Attention agents! The Secret War has taking a turn for the worse and now we need your help! With Section M stretched to breaking point it’s time to get out there in the field and show us what you’ve got! 

We’d like to invite you to join the official free Achtung! Cthulhu Living Campaign and we have some amazing discounts and a special offer to get new operatives started!

Over the coming months we’re unfolding a sinister plot across in occupied territory and you’re group’s actions could have a direct result on the course of the Secret War!  We’ll be asking Gamemasters to complete Section M debriefing’s telling us using a simple form what happened and this feedback will be used to change the plot as we go. 

You can sign up to the Living Campaign using the link below and you’ll get a reply giving you the download link and instructions to take part. It’s really easy and we hope you can take part!

 

Want to get started with some great discounts on Achtung! Cthulhu PDF’s, books and miniatures or just expand your collection? 


We’re having a MONTH OF MADNESS on all Achtung! Cthulhu RPG books with discounts of 70% on PDF’s and huge savings on print books and miniatures so grab a fantastic deal to top up your collection or get started! If you sign up to the Living Campaign you also get an extra 5% discount!

DRIVETHRURPG Achtung! Cthulhu Range (sales starts Monday at 3pm UK time)

STAR TREK ADVENTURES
We have also launched a Living Campaign for Star Trek Adventures – you can sign up here which has a plot written by New York Times Best Selling Author Dayton Ward!

All you need is the core rulebook available at Modiphius.net and DriveThruRPG.com for just £11.99 or approx $15 or you can order any of the physical bundles in our store and if it includes the core book you’ll get the PDF immediately. 

  

A new threat looms from across the Gamma Quadrant, as it is confirmed by Commander Sisko and his crew that the Dominion, led by the Founders, represent a significant threat to the Alpha Quadrant. Tension is already high in the region of Bajor and Deep Space 9, as the Maquis continue to act against the Cardassian-Federation peace treaty, with Captain Janeway and the crew of the U.S.S. Voyager preparing for their mission in the Badlands. It is a volatile time for the Federation and new crews have never been in higher demand.
 
Create your own Star Trek stories of discovery and adventure on the Final Frontier with 368 pages of content. 
Complete 2d20 game system from Modiphius Entertainment adapted for Star Trek Adventures, used in Mutant ChroniclesConan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of, John Carter of Mars and the Infinity RPG.
An extensive exploration of the United Federation of Planets and its galactic neighbours in the Alpha, Beta and Gamma Quadrants.
Guidelines for Gamemasters old and new, on how to run an adventure of exploration and discovery for the crew of a Federation starship.
* A full catalogue of aliens and antagonists including Klingons, Romulans, Cardassians, the Borg and the Dominion.
Brought to you by a team of expert Star Trek writers including writers from previous editions of Star Trek roleplaying games and other gaming talent.
* Personal logs and intercepted communications by Starfleet Intelligence provide a new perspective on Star Trek and its events. 



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Modiphius Entertainment – Fallout Wasteland Warfare Blog #2

Posted on July 27th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

More from Modiphius’s upcoming Fallout miniatures game…


 

 

FALLOUT WASTELAND WARFARE
Development Blog #2
In this latest Fallout: Wasteland Warfare development blog, we’re talking about how the Fallout SPECIAL stats are integrated into the miniatures game and revealing Piper Wright who will be part of one of the many sets of extra characters to add to your forces. Piper’s known for attracting trouble and you can be sure that isn’t going to change!



REMEMBER, YOU ARE S.P.E.C.I.A.L!

During Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, players will attempt activities such as shooting, lock-picking and melee.  The result is determined by the roll of the d20 Skill dice plus usually one or more Effect dice based on the weapons, gear and/or abilities.  (We’ll be talking about the Effect dice next time, and will look at the various skills used to interact with the wasteland soon too.)
Every model has a set of skills which are represented by icons found next to each of the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats on their unit card. For a skill roll to succeed, the result rolled on the Skill dice must be equal to or lower than the value of the stat which the relevant icon is next to (after adding or subtracting any modifiers).  If a model does not have a specific skill icon of their unit card, it can not make a skill roll of that type, 

A Brotherhood Field Scribe does not have a Heavy Weapons skill icon which means they can not make a skill roll to use Heavy Weapons.  

A handful of bonuses and penalties can adjust the value of the skill that the player needs to roll equal to or less than.  

Typically modifiers would be for cover, using a ranged weapon in melee, acting in reaction to another, as a result of using luck – in practice most skill rolls will not use modifiers. 

The adjusted skill value can not go lower than 1 so a model with a relevant skill always has a chance. 

A Brotherhood of Steel Paladin receives a +1 bonus due to a long scope added to their rifle, but also a -2 penalty because the target is in cover; therefore, a total -1 penalty is applied to their rifle skill of 6. This means the Paladin’s adjusted rifle skill value is 5, so they need to roll 5 or lower on the Skill dice to be successful. 
Also, not every unit uses the same stat for the same skills. This allows us to create even more variety amongst units and bring out the unique traits of characters and factions. 

Piper doesn’t have the toughest physique but she is agile and that allows her to last in combat – a tough but not agile Super Mutant could last by taking the damage whilst Piper’s Agility allows her to survive.  As a result, Piper uses her Agility stat for her Health; whereas, more physically tough units use their Endurance stat for their health.  Whilst Piper’s Agility serves her well for combat, her low Endurance means she is more susceptible to things like poison effects than the units whose Endurance is higher than hers. 

Field Scribes use their Intelligence when searching, whilst the Institute’s Gen 1 Synths use their Perception – both are good at searching but Field Scribes are more intelligent and Gen 1 Synths have better perception which is important for other purposes. 

As a result, the units in Fallout: Wasteland Warfare have stats that better represent them on the tabletop, and this avoids situations where for example only units with high Endurance can take more wounds or only units with high Perception can be good at searching
 
Why d20 for the Skill dice?

We chose this carefully so the S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats can be meaningful in gameplay.  The world of Fallout has such massive variety that the steps in capability need to be subtle, whilst remaining relevant. We need to create a situation where lots of variety can exist without some units being so far superior to others that normal units become ineffective or even redundant.  A person with a gun is still a threat even if untrained, and even power armour will eventually succumb to enough minor threats.  

The S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats primarily range from 1 to 10.  If a d10 was used for skills with these stats, a skill of 1 would be almost useless at 10% whilst a 10 would be too powerful at 100%.  It would result in most units ending up with stats in a narrower middle range in order to make them fun to play and not be over-/under-powered and this would lose the unique differences that make them so cool.  

The d20 in Fallout: Wasteland Warfare allows us to have the range of 1-10 numbers but the number of available faces means we can have several 1s – so that a stat of 1 actually has a 25% chance of success – as well as some X results (which always fail) so a 10 will always have a maximum 85% chance.  This system makes the full range of stat numbers useful, whilst each additional point in the stat still gives more chance of success. 

Next week we’ll talk about the Effect dice that are used in conjunction with the Skill dice, how one simple roll gives you the result of each action and what extra abilities are unlocked for heroic units that allow them to really shine on the battlefield. We’ll also be starting to unveil more minis in the build up to the launch of the pre-order later in August!

Enjoy your gaming!
Chris, Modiphius
We’ll be posting this blog here next: http://www.modiphius.com/development-blog.html 

Starfleet needs a new crew!
We are launching the big living campaign for Star Trek Adventures so get ready with the PDF for just £11.99 / $15 over on Modiphius.net and DriveThruRPG or our range of miniatures, dice and books in the big pre-order

The Star Trek Adventures Core Rulebook is a full colour 368 page hardback allowing you to create your own Star Trek stories of discovery and adventure on the final frontier. Featuring a complete 2d20 game system with an extensive exploration of the United Federation of Planets and its galactic neighbours in the Alpha, Beta and Gamma Quadrants. Guidelines for Gamemasters old and new, on how to run an adventure and a full catalogue of aliens and antagonists including Klingons, Romulans, Cardassians, the Borg and the Dominion. 

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Modiphius Entertainment – Fallout Wasteland Warfare Blog #2

Posted on July 27th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

More from Modiphius’s upcoming Fallout miniatures game…


 

 

FALLOUT WASTELAND WARFARE
Development Blog #2
In this latest Fallout: Wasteland Warfare development blog, we’re talking about how the Fallout SPECIAL stats are integrated into the miniatures game and revealing Piper Wright who will be part of one of the many sets of extra characters to add to your forces. Piper’s known for attracting trouble and you can be sure that isn’t going to change!



REMEMBER, YOU ARE S.P.E.C.I.A.L!

During Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, players will attempt activities such as shooting, lock-picking and melee.  The result is determined by the roll of the d20 Skill dice plus usually one or more Effect dice based on the weapons, gear and/or abilities.  (We’ll be talking about the Effect dice next time, and will look at the various skills used to interact with the wasteland soon too.)
Every model has a set of skills which are represented by icons found next to each of the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats on their unit card. For a skill roll to succeed, the result rolled on the Skill dice must be equal to or lower than the value of the stat which the relevant icon is next to (after adding or subtracting any modifiers).  If a model does not have a specific skill icon of their unit card, it can not make a skill roll of that type, 

A Brotherhood Field Scribe does not have a Heavy Weapons skill icon which means they can not make a skill roll to use Heavy Weapons.  

A handful of bonuses and penalties can adjust the value of the skill that the player needs to roll equal to or less than.  

Typically modifiers would be for cover, using a ranged weapon in melee, acting in reaction to another, as a result of using luck – in practice most skill rolls will not use modifiers. 

The adjusted skill value can not go lower than 1 so a model with a relevant skill always has a chance. 

A Brotherhood of Steel Paladin receives a +1 bonus due to a long scope added to their rifle, but also a -2 penalty because the target is in cover; therefore, a total -1 penalty is applied to their rifle skill of 6. This means the Paladin’s adjusted rifle skill value is 5, so they need to roll 5 or lower on the Skill dice to be successful. 
Also, not every unit uses the same stat for the same skills. This allows us to create even more variety amongst units and bring out the unique traits of characters and factions. 

Piper doesn’t have the toughest physique but she is agile and that allows her to last in combat – a tough but not agile Super Mutant could last by taking the damage whilst Piper’s Agility allows her to survive.  As a result, Piper uses her Agility stat for her Health; whereas, more physically tough units use their Endurance stat for their health.  Whilst Piper’s Agility serves her well for combat, her low Endurance means she is more susceptible to things like poison effects than the units whose Endurance is higher than hers. 

Field Scribes use their Intelligence when searching, whilst the Institute’s Gen 1 Synths use their Perception – both are good at searching but Field Scribes are more intelligent and Gen 1 Synths have better perception which is important for other purposes. 

As a result, the units in Fallout: Wasteland Warfare have stats that better represent them on the tabletop, and this avoids situations where for example only units with high Endurance can take more wounds or only units with high Perception can be good at searching
 
Why d20 for the Skill dice?

We chose this carefully so the S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats can be meaningful in gameplay.  The world of Fallout has such massive variety that the steps in capability need to be subtle, whilst remaining relevant. We need to create a situation where lots of variety can exist without some units being so far superior to others that normal units become ineffective or even redundant.  A person with a gun is still a threat even if untrained, and even power armour will eventually succumb to enough minor threats.  

The S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats primarily range from 1 to 10.  If a d10 was used for skills with these stats, a skill of 1 would be almost useless at 10% whilst a 10 would be too powerful at 100%.  It would result in most units ending up with stats in a narrower middle range in order to make them fun to play and not be over-/under-powered and this would lose the unique differences that make them so cool.  

The d20 in Fallout: Wasteland Warfare allows us to have the range of 1-10 numbers but the number of available faces means we can have several 1s – so that a stat of 1 actually has a 25% chance of success – as well as some X results (which always fail) so a 10 will always have a maximum 85% chance.  This system makes the full range of stat numbers useful, whilst each additional point in the stat still gives more chance of success. 

Next week we’ll talk about the Effect dice that are used in conjunction with the Skill dice, how one simple roll gives you the result of each action and what extra abilities are unlocked for heroic units that allow them to really shine on the battlefield. We’ll also be starting to unveil more minis in the build up to the launch of the pre-order later in August!

Enjoy your gaming!
Chris, Modiphius
We’ll be posting this blog here next: http://www.modiphius.com/development-blog.html 

Starfleet needs a new crew!
We are launching the big living campaign for Star Trek Adventures so get ready with the PDF for just £11.99 / $15 over on Modiphius.net and DriveThruRPG or our range of miniatures, dice and books in the big pre-order

The Star Trek Adventures Core Rulebook is a full colour 368 page hardback allowing you to create your own Star Trek stories of discovery and adventure on the final frontier. Featuring a complete 2d20 game system with an extensive exploration of the United Federation of Planets and its galactic neighbours in the Alpha, Beta and Gamma Quadrants. Guidelines for Gamemasters old and new, on how to run an adventure and a full catalogue of aliens and antagonists including Klingons, Romulans, Cardassians, the Borg and the Dominion. 

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Fallout: Wasteland Warfare. Interview and Insights with Chris Birch!

Posted on July 26th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

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Modiphius Entertainment – Newsletter

Posted on July 26th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The latest RPG releases from Modiphius…

 

 
Hi there, 

We just wanted to let you know that some new books in Sarah Newton’s amazing Mindjammer RPG range are now available in your friendly local game store or on the Modiphius web site, including Mindjammer for Traveller, Mindjammer The Far Havens, and Sarah Newton’s brand new novel The Worm Within.
 
Here’s some details
 
Explore a Brand New World of Transhuman Sci-Fi Roleplaying For Your TRAVELLER™ Game!
The Ennie Award-winning transhuman science-fiction RPG setting returns, in a brand new edition for use with the TRAVELLER roleplaying game! This brand new 384-page hardback book includes:
* full rules for starships, organisations, and culture operations;
* detailed character cultures, genotypes, and new careers-play a sentient starship! 
* new and innovative systems for describing planets, star systems, and alien life;
* deep setting material on the New Commonality of Humankind; 
* rules for the Mindscape and virtual worlds; 
* starmaps and planet descriptions, histories and background. 

THE FAR HAVENS is a campaign pack supplement for your Mindjammer game, providing rich setting detail for an exotic polity far beyond the Commonality frontier, above the galactic plane, which fiercely resists the inexorable advance of the event horizon probes. Join the Licensed Free Agents and the New Traders: explore this perilous  frontier, and fight the machinations of the Commodus sentience and the rise of ancient powers…

* A whole new Outer Worlds polity, beyond the Commonality Frontier;
* Dozens of new worlds to explore, complete with starmaps, planetary maps and statistics;
* Organisations, technology, ships, new genotypes and life forms;
* Mysteries, intrigue, and adversaries for your Mindjammer campaign! THE FAR HAVENS is a complete campaign pack for Mindjammer-The Roleplaying Game. The Mindjammer-The Roleplaying Game core book is required for play.

 
 
“Classic fantasy packed with exquisite and original touches… I’d read more fantasy if there was more fantasy like this.” – Jaine Fenn, author of the Hidden Empire series
 
In the last centuries of the Fifth Cycliad, a great malaise fell on the lands of humankind…
It is the far future. Our civilisation, and its glorious technological future, is gone. Only rusted ruins and tunnels beneath the ancient cities hint at what once was. In the Chronomancer’s Tower, a young apprentice stumbles upon a secret which will change the world; an ancient evil, little more than a fairy tale to frighten children, is real, and threatening to return. But is everything what it seems? Wheels turn within wheels, and political machinations wrought by selfish men and women bring the world to the brink of devastation. Can Iago and his unlikely allies unravel the knot in time, and fathom the mystery of… the Worm Within?

Some said it was the end of days. Some said it was only the beginning. These pages tell the story of that time yet to come. These are the Chronicles of Future Earth.

 “Thrilling, inventive, and full of wonder.” – Howard Andrew Jones, author of The Desert of Souls.
“The start of an absolutely fantastic new series!” – GMS Magazine
 
We hope you enjoy expanding your universe with these Mindjammer adventures and look out for more great Mindjammer books coming your way soon!
Best wishes,
Modiphius Entertainment
 
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Check out our awesome Mutant Chronicles Bundle of Holding charity deal!
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Modiphius Entertainment – Newsletter

Posted on July 26th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The latest RPG releases from Modiphius…

 

 
Hi there, 

We just wanted to let you know that some new books in Sarah Newton’s amazing Mindjammer RPG range are now available in your friendly local game store or on the Modiphius web site, including Mindjammer for Traveller, Mindjammer The Far Havens, and Sarah Newton’s brand new novel The Worm Within.
 
Here’s some details
 
Explore a Brand New World of Transhuman Sci-Fi Roleplaying For Your TRAVELLER™ Game!
The Ennie Award-winning transhuman science-fiction RPG setting returns, in a brand new edition for use with the TRAVELLER roleplaying game! This brand new 384-page hardback book includes:
* full rules for starships, organisations, and culture operations;
* detailed character cultures, genotypes, and new careers-play a sentient starship! 
* new and innovative systems for describing planets, star systems, and alien life;
* deep setting material on the New Commonality of Humankind; 
* rules for the Mindscape and virtual worlds; 
* starmaps and planet descriptions, histories and background. 

THE FAR HAVENS is a campaign pack supplement for your Mindjammer game, providing rich setting detail for an exotic polity far beyond the Commonality frontier, above the galactic plane, which fiercely resists the inexorable advance of the event horizon probes. Join the Licensed Free Agents and the New Traders: explore this perilous  frontier, and fight the machinations of the Commodus sentience and the rise of ancient powers…

* A whole new Outer Worlds polity, beyond the Commonality Frontier;
* Dozens of new worlds to explore, complete with starmaps, planetary maps and statistics;
* Organisations, technology, ships, new genotypes and life forms;
* Mysteries, intrigue, and adversaries for your Mindjammer campaign! THE FAR HAVENS is a complete campaign pack for Mindjammer-The Roleplaying Game. The Mindjammer-The Roleplaying Game core book is required for play.

 
 
“Classic fantasy packed with exquisite and original touches… I’d read more fantasy if there was more fantasy like this.” – Jaine Fenn, author of the Hidden Empire series
 
In the last centuries of the Fifth Cycliad, a great malaise fell on the lands of humankind…
It is the far future. Our civilisation, and its glorious technological future, is gone. Only rusted ruins and tunnels beneath the ancient cities hint at what once was. In the Chronomancer’s Tower, a young apprentice stumbles upon a secret which will change the world; an ancient evil, little more than a fairy tale to frighten children, is real, and threatening to return. But is everything what it seems? Wheels turn within wheels, and political machinations wrought by selfish men and women bring the world to the brink of devastation. Can Iago and his unlikely allies unravel the knot in time, and fathom the mystery of… the Worm Within?

Some said it was the end of days. Some said it was only the beginning. These pages tell the story of that time yet to come. These are the Chronicles of Future Earth.

 “Thrilling, inventive, and full of wonder.” – Howard Andrew Jones, author of The Desert of Souls.
“The start of an absolutely fantastic new series!” – GMS Magazine
 
We hope you enjoy expanding your universe with these Mindjammer adventures and look out for more great Mindjammer books coming your way soon!
Best wishes,
Modiphius Entertainment
 
You Might Also Like 
Check out our awesome Mutant Chronicles Bundle of Holding charity deal!
Voting in the ENnies is now live and Modiphius has several nominations!
Check out the new episode of Thunderbirds Tabletopia!


Like us on Facebook   

Modiphius Entertainment Ltd, 39 Harwood Road, 2nd Floor, London, SW64QP United Kingdom