Mindjammer Press welcomes Garry Harper to the team!

Garry Harper portrait 2019_smallI’m delighted to announce today that Garry Harper will be joining us as Operations and Logistics Manager of Mindjammer Press. Garry brings a huge wealth of industry experience to the team, having worked in RPG operations for the past decade and in shipping logistics for even longer. He’s also heavily involved in charity work for The Role Play Haven, and has worked on many large-scale RPG projects, including “Conan – Adventures in an Age Undreamed-Of”, as well as several major industry kickstarters.

Garry’s going to be immediately sorting out our inventories, warehousing, and fulfilment logistics, and will also be hands-on with our community development and marketing efforts. You’ll also get to see him at the Mindjammer Press booth at many conventions, starting this June with UK Games Expo in Birmingham, UK. Please join us in welcoming Garry aboard!

Out now – print versions of “The Tears of Ampharool” and “The Swallower of Souls”!

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We’re delighted to announce today the launch of the print versions of THE TEARS OF AMPHAROOL, the Quickstart and Introductory Adventure for CAPHARNAUM – THE TALES OF THE DRAGON-MARKED, and THE SWALLOWER OF SOULS, the Quickstart and Introductory Adventure for THE CHRONICLES OF FUTURE EARTH.

The Swallower of Souls

In the last centuries of the Fifth Cycliad, a great malaise began to descend on the lands of humankind. The great civilisations of the Earth, which for aeons had seemed on the verge of slumber, now finally began to rot from within. From the edges of the world, the ever-present enemies drew close, their hungry claws poised to tear apart the delicate flesh of a fruit a hundred millennia in the ripening. And all around, a cry arose for Heroes, to stand against the dying of the light, and save the world from the sins of its past.

THE SWALLOWER OF SOULS is the Quickstart Rules and Introductory Adventure for THE CHRONICLES OF FUTURE EARTH, the brand new cosmic fantasy roleplaying game from Mindjammer Press. Set in the far, far future of our planet Earth, it’s a game of sorcery and demons, of fallen civilisations and ancient technologies, of monsters and mysteries and mind-shattering dimensions. This Quickstart provides everything you need to play – a modified version of the Fate Core rules, specially tailored for cosmic fantasy roleplaying, six pregenerated characters, and an action-packed adventure in the Eternal City of Kados, spanning one or two sessions of play.

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

The Tears of Ampharool

The Desert of Fire, the fearsome Aramla El-Nar, holds many secrets, a fiery waste which has swallowed entire armies and kingdoms whole. When their trade caravan is engulfed by a mysterious sandstorm, your Dragon-Marked heroes receive a call to adventure which may set them on their path to glory. Participate in all the romance, mystery, and adventure of the One Thousand and One Nights, with ancient magics, terrifying foes, and a forgotten betrayal which might change the world…!

THE TEARS OF AMPHAROOL is a complete and playable introductory adventure for CAPHARNAUM – THE TALES OF THE DRAGON-MARKED, featuring an abridged set of rules, five pregenerated characters to get to playing right away, and an action-packed scenario spanning one or two sessions of play.

You can buy these from the Modiphius webstore right now, and in your friendly local games store in the next couple of months!

Mindjammer Press welcomes Luca Volpino to the team!

luca volpino portrait 2019We’re delighted to announce a new member joining the Mindjammer Press team this week, as we ready ourselves to meet the challenges of 2019.

Luca Volpino (Wild Boar Publishing) joins us as our Administration Manager. His core responsiblity will be for internal sales reporting and all the essential numbers which need crunching in our business. You’ll also see Luca at conventions and online via social media – all of us here will be continuing to wear our many hats.

Over the past 12 months here at Mindjammer Press, we’ve seen a huge increase in our workload as we open up new product lines – first Capharnaum, and now The Chronicles of Future Earth – and develop existing ones (particularly Mindjammer).

Luca is joining us to help manage these essential business tasks and allow Sarah, Jason, John, and the rest of the production studio to continue to focus on creating our games. David will continue to manage our web presence and of course to write on Mindjammer and other games.

It’s going to be a huge year for Mindjammer Press – I hope you’ll join us, and wish Luca a warm welcome!

Sarah Newton

Normandy, 16 January 2019

Mindjammer Press at Dragonmeet 2018!

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Mindjammer Press is going to have its own table at Dragonmeet in London this year. Come and visit us at table 51 in the Trade Hall at the Novotel London West, Hammersmith, London, from 10am to 7pm on Saturday 1st December!

We’ll have some special goodies this year. In addition to our Mindjammer line of RPGs and fiction, we’ll also have:

  • our brand-new RPG Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked
  • the Capharnaum quickstart adventure The Tears of Ampharool
  • The Swallower of Souls, the quickstart for our up-coming cosmic fantasy RPG The Chronicles of Future Earth.
  • hard-copies of the Monsters & Magic RPG.

And some exceedingly rare goodies, including:

  • Mindjammer Fate Dice and Tokens Bag – 4 custom Fate dice and 25 custom Fate tokens, all in a monogrammed bag!
  • Copies of the French-language Mindjammer screen, for completists, collectors, and fans of gorgeous screens!
  • Perhaps even a few copies of the classic Chronicles of Future Earth supplement for Chaosium’s Basic Roleplaying!

Stocks are limited, so come early to avoid disappointment!

Also joining Sarah Newton and Jason Juta on the stand is François Cédelle, co-author of the original French version of Capharnaum – he’ll be signing copies of Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked throughout the day.

See you there! The Commonality salutes you!

Mindjammer Press at Dragonmeet, London

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Mindjammer Press is going to be at Dragonmeet in London on Saturday 1st December, this year – and for the first time we’re going to have our own stand! We’ll have copies of Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game and supplements, Capharnaum – Tales of the Dragon-Marked, and even physical copies of the quickstart for The Chronicles of Future Earth, “The Swallower of Souls”. On the stand will be Sarah Newton, Jason Juta, and Stephan Barat, François Cedelle, and Morgane Munns from our French partners Studio Deadcrows – so bring along your copy of Capharnaum if you’d like François to sign it!

What we really want to do this year is to make sure we have our games being played at Dragonmeet, too! For that reason, we’re shouting out to you all to help us! For every session of a Mindjammer Press game you run at Dragonmeet, we’ll be providing you with either a £10 discount on our stand, or a free copy of THE TEARS OF AMPHAROOL (Capharnaum quickstart and adventure) and THE SWALLOWER OF SOULS (The Chronicles of Future Earth quickstart and adventure) and DOMINION (The Mindjammer quickstart and adventure)! That’s three freebies! Plus, if you book your game in advance and let us know ahead of time what you’ll be running, we’ll arrange to have your rewards and printed colour character sheets available for pick-up on the day!

So please book up your Mindjammer Press games at Dragonmeet, and let us know at info-at-mindjammerpress-dot-com!

 

THE CHRONICLES OF FUTURE EARTH Kickstarter!

Mindjammer Press and Modiphius Entertainment are delighted to announce the launch of Mindjammer Press’s brand new Kickstarter for THE CHRONICLES OF FUTURE EARTH – COSMIC FANTASY ROLEPLAYING IN THE POST-HISTORICAL AGE. Set in the far, far future of our own planet Earth, on a world grown strange with time, adventure in the Venerable Autocracy of Sakara, oldest of the Springtide Civilisations, a land of demons and sorcery, mouldering ruins and perilous ancient technologies, monsters and mysterious dimensions.

In the last centuries of the Fifth Cycliad, a great malaise began to descend on the lands of humankind. The great civilisations of the Earth, which for aeons had seemed on the verge of slumber, now finally began to rot from within. From the edges of the world, the ever-present enemies drew close, their hungry claws poised to tear apart the delicate flesh of a fruit a hundred millennia in the ripening. And all around, a cry arose for Heroes, to stand against the dying of the light, and save the world from the sins of its past.

THE CHRONICLES OF FUTURE EARTH is written and designed by Sarah Newton, award-winning author of MINDJAMMER – THE ROLEPLAYING GAME, MONSTERS & MAGIC, ACHTUNG CTHULHU, and more. Using a heavily-modified version of the Fate Core system, tailored specifically to the lethal, high-action adventures of cosmic fantasy, it’s a gorgeous standalone game.

You can find THE CHRONICLES OF FUTURE EARTH at Kickstarter here. There’s even a free 60-page downloadable Quickstart and Introductory Adventure, THE SWALLOWER OF SOULS, so you can try out the rules and setting.

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

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/328469751/the-chronicles-of-future-earth-roleplaying-game

Capharnaum – The Roleplaying Game launches today!

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Mindjammer Press and Modiphius Entertainment are delighted to announce that Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked, the brand new roleplaying game and major new release from Mindjammer Press, launches today!

Shipping today, 31st August, this lavish 384-page core book contains everything you need to start roleplaying in this intriguing setting inspired by The Tales of a Thousand and One Nights, Greek myths and Crusader legends, and is packed with gorgeous artwork and full colour illustrations.

All orders come with a FREE PDF to download right away, and you can order from your friendly local games store or online from the Modiphius webstore. A PDF-only version is also available from DriveThruRPG.

Translated from the original French and edited and produced by ENnie-award winning writer Sarah Newton (Mindjammer, Legends of Anglerre, Achtung! Cthulhu, Monsters & Magic) and José Luis Porfirio (Qin, Kuro), this gorgeous full-colour book is the first in a series of releases for this exciting and action-packed game.

Seek Adventure!

“I CAME SEEKING ADVENTURE… AND I FOUND CAPHARNAUM…

It called to me with its ancient gods and enmities, its mysterious quests, desert caravans, and dusty souks. I was tracking a djinn, one of the worst, a marid risen in rebellion against Marduk the Dragon. In the depths of the desert I had a vision of a thousand warriors crossing this scorching land. Here everything is in motion, wind and sand, and the night has a thousand colours. Everything is struggle – even for those who seek a peaceful life…”

The Mark of the Dragon!

You bear the Dragon Mark. You are destined for great things, adventures where you’ll write the history of the world.

In a land of mysteries and magic, where East meets West on the burning sands of Jazirat, your future awaits.

Discover a whole new world, confront djinn, gods, and dragons, and take your place among the heroes of the age!

History meets Myth

Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked is a fantasy roleplaying game set in a world of Arabian Nights, Argonauts, and Adventure. Inspired by the One Thousand and One Nights, ancient Greek myth, and Crusading legends, it’s where history meets myth, and where legends are born. The book contains:

  • A whole new world of history, legend, and myth – a profound and original setting.
  • Simple yet flexible rules encouraging player inventiveness up to epic levels of play.
  • Peoples, gazetteer, and bestiary for the land of Jazirat, inspired by Middle-Eastern history and myth.
  • Gorgeous maps and full-colour artwork.

We hope you enjoy this exciting new roleplaying game, which joins other Mindjammer Press products such as Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game and the Monsters & Magic RPG. Grab your scimitar, mount your camel, and enter the djinn-haunted ruins in the desert wastes. Adventure awaits!


The Chronicles of Future Earth: Of the Ages of the Earth

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Next month, in September 2018, Mindjammer Press is going to be launching its Kickstarter campaign for its epic new game THE CHRONICLES OF FUTURE EARTH – COSMIC FANTASY ROLEPLAYING IN THE POST-HISTORICAL AGE. This massive standalone tome will be based on the Fate Core engine, highly customised to the cosmic fantasy genre, and will contain everything you need to play in this fantastic world of the far distant future. Over the coming weeks we’re going to be featuring snippets of the setting. To begin with, here are some words from Pilogiarch Jennisa Vlathu of the House of the Umbran Coil, Venerated High Priestess of the Temple of Unthar at Korudav, speaking in the year 2991 of the Fifth Cycliad…

“Look around you at the heavy red sun and the ruins of the past. Can you hear the whispered tales of the Beloved Dead? Their stories of the wars with the Mantis Men, those crumbling bones silent in the necropolises of the cities you walk every day? Your grandfather’s grandfather’s grandfather was not even a child back then, nor his parents a thought in their parents’ minds, infants playing in the sand of five hundred years ago.

[Read more…]

Mindjammer Press at GenCon!

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Mindjammer Press is at GenCon this year! Sarah Newton (Mindjammer, The Chronicles of Future Earth, Monsters & Magic, Achtung Cthulhu, Capharnaum) will be there with John Snead (Mindjammer, Aeon Trinity, Star Trek) and François Cédelle of Studio Deadcrows (Capharnaum, Venzia, AmnesYa 2K51) will be at booth 2563 (MODIPHIUS ENTERTAINMENT) from Thursday 2 August right through to Sunday 5. As well as the whole Mindjammer and Monsters & Magic ranges, we’ll also have a special limited number of the gorgeous new hardback of CAPHARNAUM – THE TALES OF THE DRAGON-MARKED for launching the game! François Cédelle, one of the two lead creators of Capharnaum, and Sarah Newton, translator and publisher of the English-language version, will be signing copies and talking about this awesome new game.

Sarah, François, and John will be joined by Stephan Barat and Morgane Munns of Studio Deadcrows, the French RPG publisher behind the Capharnaum RPG and also the translation of Mindjammer into French.

Sarah, of course, will also be talking about Mindjammer, Monsters & Magic, and our exciting new project THE CHRONICLES OF FUTURE EARTH – COSMIC FANTASY ROLEPLAYING IN THE POST-HISTORICAL AGE, kickstarting in September 2018. In addition, Sarah will also be participating in Chaosium’s panel on the new RuneQuest – Adventures in Glorantha at 11am on Friday 3 August, talking about the writing she’s doing for this awesome new edition of one of the most famous and venerable of RPGs.

Please stop by and say hi, and help spread the word!

Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked: Print pre-order is open now!

Mindjammer Press and Modiphius Entertainment are delighted to announce that the print pre-order of Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked, a brand new roleplaying game and a major new release from Mindjammer Press, is now live!

Shipping on 31st August, this lavish 384-page core book contains everything you need to start roleplaying in this intriguing setting inspired by The Tales of a Thousand and One Nights, Greek myths and Crusader legends, and is packed with gorgeous artwork and full colour illustrations.

All pre-orders come with a FREE PDF to download right away, and it joins the PDF-only versions already available on Modiphius.net and DriveThruRPG.com.

Translated from the original French and edited and produced by ENnie-award winning writer Sarah Newton (Mindjammer, Legends of Anglerre, Achtung! Cthulhu, Monsters & Magic) and José Luis Porfirio (Qin, Kuro), this gorgeous full-colour book is the first in a series of releases for this exciting and action-packed game.

Seek Adventure!

“I CAME SEEKING ADVENTURE… AND I FOUND CAPHARNAUM…

It called to me with its ancient gods and enmities, its mysterious quests, desert caravans, and dusty souks. I was tracking a djinn, one of the worst, a marid risen in rebellion against Marduk the Dragon. In the depths of the desert I had a vision of a thousand warriors crossing this scorching land. Here everything is in motion, wind and sand, and the night has a thousand colours. Everything is struggle – even for those who seek a peaceful life…”

The Mark of the Dragon!

You bear the Dragon Mark. You are destined for great things, adventures where you’ll write the history of the world.

In a land of mysteries and magic, where East meets West on the burning sands of Jazirat, your future awaits.

Discover a whole new world, confront djinn, gods, and dragons, and take your place among the heroes of the age!

History meets Myth

Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked is a fantasy roleplaying game set in a world of Arabian Nights, Argonauts, and Adventure. Inspired by the One Thousand and One Nights, ancient Greek myth, and Crusading legends, it’s where history meets myth, and where legends are born. The book contains:

  • A whole new world of history, legend, and myth – a profound and original setting.
  • Simple yet flexible rules encouraging player inventiveness up to epic levels of play.
  • Peoples, gazetteer, and bestiary for the land of Jazirat, inspired by Middle-Eastern history and myth.
  • Gorgeous maps and full-colour artwork.

We hope you enjoy this exciting new roleplaying game, which joins other Mindjammer Press products such as Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game and the Monsters & Magic RPG. Grab your scimitar, mount your camel, and enter the djinn-haunted ruins in the desert wastes. Adventure awaits!