Sunday, June 29, 2014

Warriors of the Red Planet Beta Edition Now Available

-Whew-! That was a fair bit of work, but Warriors of the Red Planet RPG is now online ready for purchase. I decided to go with Lulu for now.

Remember this is a Beta edition, it has gone through multiple edits, still you may find occasional typos, some unclear passages, and some areas that could use a little more fleshing out. But it is at the point where it needs to be viewed and played by more people so we can get that feedback. (and please, discuss your experience with WotRP on our forum here: Platemail Forum)

While it may not yet be absolutely perfect, it is a damn fun read and I think you'll have a blast.

Right now it is only available as a print-on-demand book, but I verified the quality is very good. You will be happy to have this in your library.


http://www.lulu.com/shop/thomas-denmark-and-al-krombach/warriors-of-the-red-planet/paperback/product-21694686.html

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Interview on Ogre Cave about Warriors of the Red Planet and more

While at Kublacon I was interviewed by Allan Sugarbaker of Ogrecave.com.

We discussed Dungeoneer, Murder of Crows and Warriors of the Red Planet. Also, a surprise announcement regarding WotRP you might be happy to hear.

Listen Here. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Warriors of the Red Planet RPG next steps

A quick update on WotRP.

"How much polishing does Warriors need, and how can we help with the buffing?"

As a beta edition there is still some work to be done. It has had some good editing passes, so the text is pretty tight, but there are some sections that can still be fleshed out. Aerial combat is fun, fast and exciting, but I think it could use some more detail. Also, the Setting information could use more, well, setting info. And it needs more art. My goal was to have at least 1 illustration per page (or more) in the creatures section, I still have a ways to go.

"Do you have any more copies of the beta edition of Warriors of the Red
Planet or your art portfolio available?"

I do have some art portfolios left, they are $125 each and include an original drawing from the game. If you want one I take paypal. Email me (tldenmark at gmail dot com) with your zipcode so I can determine shipping fees. I had the books printed locally with no intention to make a profit, so was selling them at cost. They sold out rather quickly.

The plan is to get them available as PoD online so you can get a copy of the beta and participate in the playtests and give feedback. In about a week. Really!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Post Kublacon Thoughts

Kublacon is my favorite gaming convention in the San Francisco bay area, and this year was no exception. The show, by all accounts, broke attendance records and there was a lot of activity at our booth all weekend.

Here is a brief recap and overview of the games we have and are working on.

Murder of Crows
We had the reprint of MoC available at the booth and we sold out of every copy we brought. We're very happy to see the continued interest and growth in this fun little game. As hard as we try to make a game perfect, there are always things you can improve. The reprint had a few very minor changes:
  • Back cover aligned with front cover (cosmetic)
  • Rule change: player one does not draw on her first turn. (This balances first player advantage)
  • Crow distribution: we adjusted the crow distribution a bit to make 3 crows more precious and 1 crow a bit more common.
Dungeoneer
I'm very happy to see the continued interest in Dungeoneer. It was published in 2003 and is still going strong. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to tell me how much they like Dungeoneer and who purchased the reprints of Haunted Woods and Den of the Wererats, which I know are hard to get in local game stores. I haven't forgotten this game! Even though I've put the Dungeoneer RPG on the backburner (sorry, there were just some really hard design problems I haven't solved yet), it doesn't mean there will be no more Dungeoneer products. I can't give too many details now, but I do recognize Dungeoneer deserves something better than a flimsy tuckbox.

Warriors of the Red Planet RPG
The biggest news for StudioDenmark was the long awaited release of the Warriors of the Red Planet RPG. This retro RPG inspired by the original DnD and the whole "Sword & Planet" genre of planetary romance literature, the most noticeable being Princess of Mars and the first 5 books in the Mars series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It is a fun read and a compelling game, handsomely illustrated by yours truly. This was only a beta version, and the feedback we've received has already been very encouraging. The goal is to get this game into wider distribution once we've really polished it.
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