Novel release: THE WORM WITHIN – THE FIRST CHRONICLE OF FUTURE EARTH

“Classic fantasy packed with exquisite and original touches…” – Jaine Fenn, author of the Hidden Empire series.

Mindjammer Press is delighted to announce the release today of THE WORM WITHIN, the new cosmic fantasy novel from ENnie Award-winning writer Sarah Newton (Mindjammer, Achtung! Cthulhu, Monsters & Magic, Legends of Anglerre). Subtitled “The First Chronicle of Future Earth”, this is the first in a series of epic fantasy novels set in the strange world of Earth’s very far future, a world of uncanny gods and demons, weird sorceries, and ancient and deadly technologies.

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.

THE WORM WITHIN is available right now in physical (trade paperback) and ebook versions, from the following outlets:

  • In trade paperback and ebook bundle (PDF, epub, Kindle MOBI) from our awesome distribution partner, Modiphius Entertainment.
  • In ebook bundle (PDF, epub, Kindle MOBI) and (very shortly) trade paperback from DriveThruFiction and DriveThruRPG.
  • In trade paperback and Kindle version from Amazon (.com, .co.uk, .ca, .de, .fr, etc).
  • In bookstores via Ingram Group distribution (please ask your bookstore to order you a copy if they don’t have it in yet!).
  • Available via other major ebook retailers (iBooks, Barnes & Noble, etc) in the new few days.

THE WORM WITHIN marks the start of a major new line of fiction and RPG titles from Mindjammer Press, to be followed by our Chronicles of Future Earth RPG crowdfunding campaign later in 2017.

Just us, and take up the cry for Heroes, to stand against the dying of the light and save the world from the sins of its past. The Autocracy abides!

“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

The Monsters & Magic RPG back in print!


Mindjammer Press and Modiphius Entertainment are delighted to announce the release of the acclaimed Monsters & Magic roleplaying game, available now in a brand new print edition (including a complementary PDF!) for just £19.99 on DriveThruRPG.com.

“Honestly, this looks set to become one of my new favourite games. I give it a 5 of 5 for Substance.” — RPG.net review

Created by Sarah Newton, author of the ENnie award-winning Mindjammer roleplaying game, Monsters & Magic features old school fantasy with new school play, letting you play your beloved old 1st edition modules and campaigns using this modern rules set with an old school vibe—with little or no conversion!

Combining the atmosphere of classic fantasy games with modern RPG mechanics, Monsters & Magic lets you use old school fantasy gaming material with little or no conversion with a new and innovative set of rules. Battle giants, defeat dragons, explore deadly dungeons and mysterious wilderlands—and bring your favourite adventures, supplements, spellbooks, and bestiaries to brilliant new life!

Monsters & Magic features:

• the Effect Engine, a modular open-license rules system
• action-packed adventure from 1st to 20th level and beyond
• rules for castles, kingdoms, guilds, and warships
Silvermoon, an introductory adventure for levels 1-4
• new rules for alignment, hazards, encounters, treasures, epic and mythic gaming, and more!
• 140 pages, black & white interior.

Dust off your spell book, polish that suit of +1 plate armour, and unsheathe your vorpal blade. Adventure awaits!

Monsters & Magic is a complete fantasy roleplaying game—you need nothing else to play. However, please note that while Monsters & Magic is a standalone game, featuring rules which can take you to 20th level and beyond, it’s also specifically designed to work with your favourite classic fantasy bestiaries and spell books. As such, it contains 1st and 2nd level spells and just over 20 sample monsters—enough to cater for your first 4 or so levels of play. Although the rules can take you much further, you’ll want to use your own classic bestiaries or spellbooks for higher level characters, or any of those available for free online!

Keep an eye out for our other Monsters & Magic products now in development, including:

All Under Heaven — Oriental Monsters & Magic (coming soon!)
The Heroic Companion — Hero Scale Adventures for Monsters & Magic.
The Horror of Haugling Hall — a Monsters & Magic adventure for levels 1-4.

We hope you’ll take the chance to enjoy this brand new printed version of this classic fantasy roleplaying game and look out for more great Monsters & Magic titles appearing soon!

Buy the 140-page softback edition of Monsters & Magic today!

Preorder now! Cosmic fantasy with THE WORM WITHIN novel – The First Chronicle of Future Earth!

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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.


Mindjammer Press and Modiphius Entertainment are delighted to announce THE WORM WITHIN, the first novel for The Chronicles of Future Earth, a tale of epic cosmic fantasy by Sarah Newton (author of the Mindjammer novel and RPG). The 336-page trade paperback is available for preorder today, and will be released by Modiphius Fiction on June 1st 2017! All preorders of the physical version come with a complimentary suite of ebook files (epub, Kindle, PDF), also releasing on the 1st June.

THE WORM WITHIN is the first novel in the Chronicles of Future Earth sequence, and precedes the upcoming Chronicles of Future Earth RPG from Mindjammer Press and Modiphius Entertainment, which will be kickstarting in Q4 this year.

The Commonality salutes you – and the Autocracy abides!

Mindjammer – Traveller edition now available!

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Modiphius Entertainment and Mindjammer Press are delighted to announce the release of Mindjammer – Transhuman Adventure in the Second Age of Space (“Mindjammer Traveller”), a complete 384-page hardback setting supplement for the second edition TRAVELLER RPG from Mongoose Publishing. The ENnie Award-winning transhuman science-fiction RPG setting returns, in a brand new edition for use with the TRAVELLER roleplaying game!

Available now in print + PDF bundle and PDF-only version from the Modiphius webstore and in PDF-only version from RPGNow / DriveThruRPG.

Mindjammer Traveller has been written by Sarah Newton and John Snead (who did all the heavy-lifting on the conversion), with gorgeous layout and artwork from Jason Juta and his team of visioneers, and features:

  • 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 UNIVERSE AWAITS!

    Never has there been a greater time of opportunity. The universe is in flux, and for the first time in ten thousand years no one knows what the future will bring. Charge your blaster, thoughtcast your orders to the starship sentience, and fire up the planing engines. Come and defend the light of humanity’s greatest civilisation as it spreads to the stars!

    (Requires the use of the Traveller Core Rulebook, available from Mongoose Publishing.)

Mindjammer: BLUE now available!

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We’re delighted to announce that the new Mindjammer adventure BLUE is now available for order, in physical version (with complimentary PDF) and PDF version. You can buy the physical version + complimentary PDF from the Modiphius webstore here, and the PDF version from DriveThru / RPGNow here. The physical version will be available in your friendly local game store in the new year.

ADVENTURE IN THE RUINS OF AN ALIEN WORLD

Blue. A beautiful yet alien world. Until six hundred years ago it was the home of an unimaginably advanced alien species, poised in splendid isolation on the brink of transcendence, refusing even to communicate with the lesser intelligences which had colonised its planetary twin. That’d be us—homo variens, the diverse and curious descendants of the colonists from Old Earth. Even our probes and telescopes were deflected, leaving us with tantalising glimpses of wonders beyond our ability to understand.

Then, six hundred years ago, the alien civilisation fell. Almost overnight: the lights on the surface of the planet Blue went out, the aliens’ structures seemed to dissolve, and the barrier which had protected them from prying eyes for millennia collapsed. But where had they all gone? Amid magnificent ruins we found devolved life forms, as confused and as uncomprehending as we.

None of us ever knew what had been lost. Until now. Now the Blues are back—and no one knows if even the Commonality can resist them. Let’s hope they want to be friends…

There’s been a murder on the fallen world of Blue, a planet of ragtag survivors and curious human colonists researching the remains of a near-transcendent alien civilisation. But the culprit is stranger than anyone had imagined; and, as factions manoeuvre for influence and control, a mystery is uncovered which threatens to change the Commonality forever!

BLUE includes:

  • Two whole alien worlds: maps, ecosystems, exointelligences, cultures, and more;
  • A multi-session adventure of intrigue, conspiracy, and mystery spanning an entire star system;
  • Secrets of the Commonality and the Mindjammer setting!

Buy your copy of BLUE today, in physical version + comp PDF copy, or in PDF-only version. The Commonality salutes you!

BLUE – Adventure in the Ruins of an Alien World.

Softback, 80 pages.

A Mindjammer adventure.

Mindjammer Press at the Utopiales in Nantes (29-30 Oct 2016)

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This weekend (29 and 30 October 2016), Mindjammer Press’s Sarah Newton is going to be at the Utopiales convention in Nantes, one of the biggest science-fiction festivals in France. She’ll be doing signings at 10am Saturday and Sunday, as well as two panel discussions on Saturday 29th:

  • 12 noon: Steampunk, Dieselpunk, and Cyberpunk (in Mr Spock’s Forum)
  • 2pm: Crowdfunding (in Mr Spock’s Forum)

We’ll be selling copies of the Mindjammer RPG core book, the Mindjammer novel, and the supplements Hearts and Minds, The City People, and Dominion. And of course Sarah will be wandering the halls in search of friends and the latest books and games, so if you spot her please say hi!

We look forward to seeing you there!

BLUE “thoughtcast edition” pre-release PDF

Blue CoverThe “thoughtcast edition” pre-release PDF of the new Mindjammer adventure BLUE is now available for Kickstarter backers to download!

If you backed the Kickstarter, you’ll be receiving an automated email with download links shortly, and you can also access it from your Backerkit account at https://mindjammer-the-roleplaying-game.backerkit.com/

This is a multi-session adventure / mini-campaign by Sarah Newton and John Snead set among the ruins of a near-transcendent alien civilisation, and takes your characters deep into the unknown.

Read the update here:

Here’s a  landscape shot of the world of Jessila, the second garden world in the system.

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Mindjammer Press at UK Games Expo, 3-5 June 2016

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Sarah Newton is going to be at the UK Games Expo this coming weekend, representing Mindjammer Press at the Modiphius booth. She will be arriving mid-morning on Saturday 4th June and will be there until the end of Sunday.

There will be hard copies of the Mindjammer RPG, Hearts and Minds, The City People, the Dominion Quickstart, and even the Mindjammer novel.

We’re also hearing rumours in the Mindscape that Graham Spearing will be planing in from the Far Havens too – keep an eye out for the co-author of the brand new Mindjammer campaign pack launching this month! Please stop by and say hi, and chat about our product lines and what’s in the pipeline!

NEC Birmingham
North Ave, Birmingham B40 1NT, United Kingdom

Mindjammer Press at the “Comédie Du Livre”, Montpellier, 28-29 May 2016

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Sarah Newton of Mindjammer Press, author of Mindjammer, The Chronicles of Future Earth, Achtung Cthulhu, Legends of Anglerre, etc, will be a guest at the literary festival “La Comédie du Livre” in the beautiful French city of Montpellier this weekend, the 28-29 May 2016. She’ll be joining the writers and editors of Deadcrows Studio, publishers of the Capharnaum RPG and translators of the Mindjammer RPG into French, at the Stand Manoir (stand P5A). She’ll be demoing Mindjammer from 10am to 1pm Saturday and Sunday (sign up at the Deadcrows Studio stand), and will be signing books and chatting about Mindjammer, Capharnaum, and lots more at the stand each afternoon!

If you’re at the festival – which promises to be huge this year – please stop by and say hi!

Festival La Comédie du Livre
Montpellier
27-29 May 2016

Announcing the Capharnaum RPG in English and the Mindjammer RPG in French!

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Mindjammer Press and Deadcrows Studio announce translation agreements for French-language MINDJAMMER and English-language CAPHARNAUM roleplaying games

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20th May 2016—Mindjammer Press and Deadcrows Studio are delighted to announce their agreements to translate the CAPHARNAUM and MINDJAMMER roleplaying games into English and French respectively.

“The Capharnaum—The Mark of the Dragon RPG line is an absolutely beautiful series of game books focussed on an Arabian Nights-inspired setting with strong elements of ancient worlds mysteries, Crusades, and a Mediterranean fantasy ethos which I’ve loved for many years,” said Sarah Newton, director of Mindjammer Press (Mindjammer, The Chronicles of Future Earth, Monsters & Magic, Burn Shift, Achtung! Cthulhu). “It has the depth, detail, and sophisticated world-building which I love and which fans have come to expect from Mindjammer Press, and I’m proud to have this wonderful opportunity to bring the whole series to English-speaking gamers everywhere. At the same time, after our successful Mindjammer Kickstarter last December, it’s very exciting to have signed our first translation agreement to enable the great people at Deadcrows Studio to bring the Mindjammer RPG and fiction range to the French market. We’re looking forward to a very fertile and productive working relationship!”

“The Mindjammer roleplaying game is a pure transhumanist Space Opera offering unique and unusual adventuring opportunities, mixing exploration, discovery, intrigue, technology, cultural conflict, and epic combat. The richness of the Mindjammer setting opens infinite perspectives,” said Francois Cedelle of Deadcrows Studio (Capharnaum, Venzia, AmnesYa 2K51). “But it’s also a toolbox, permitting GMs to create and manage cultures, civilisations, planets, starships, and more. It contains everything you need to develop exciting and compelling scenarios in a coherent universe—and all driven by the fantastic FATE system.”

Mindjammer is already a magnificent game line, with a very complete core rulebook and a rich and beautifully illustrated line of supplements,” added Deadcrows Studio’s Stephan Barat. “We’re therefore particularly proud to announce that Mindjammer will be our first translated RPG, and we’re over the moon at the idea of working together with Sarah Newton and the whole Mindjammer Press team!”

Deadcrows Studio will be launching a crowdfunding campaign for the French-language version of Mindjammer in 2016, for publication in 2017. Mindjammer Press expects to release the Capharnaum RPG core book in early 2017, with a range of supplements to follow in 2017 and 2018.

MINDJAMMER PRESS is a British games publisher founded by Sarah Newton (Mindjammer, Achtung! Cthulhu, Monsters & Magic, Legends of Anglerre, Fate Core – Burn Shift, The Chronicles of Future Earth) and Chris McWilliam to produce roleplaying games and related fiction, including: the transhuman science-fiction roleplaying game Mindjammer for Fate Core, and its series of supplements and novels; The Chronicles of Future Earth; and Monsters & Magic. Find out more about Mindjammer Press at http://www.mindjammerpress.com or follow them on Twitter @MindjammerPress or Facebook (www.facebook.com/MindjammerPress), or by email at info@mindjammerpress.com.

DEADCROWS STUDIO is a French editorial collective, an open team gathering together a wide range of artists, writers, and creatives. They began their venture with the AmnesYa 2K51 RPG in 2005, and have been developing the game line for the Capharnaum—The Mark of the Dragon RPG since 2007. In 2013 they produced their latest RPG, Venzia. Find out more about Deadcrows Studio at http://deadcrows.net or follow them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/StudioDeadcrows.