Out now! The “Monsters & Magic” Roleplaying Game

Monsters and Magic - Web_page_Front_Cover_thumbMindjammer Press is delighted to announce the publication of its old school renaissance fantasy roleplaying game, Monsters & Magic! Written and designed by ENnie Award-winning games designer Sarah Newton, Monsters & Magic is a fusion of classic fantasy roleplaying with modern rules concepts, letting you play your favourite characters and campaigns with a new and innovative set of rules!

OLD SCHOOL FANTASY – NEW SCHOOL PLAY!

Monsters & Magic is an “Old School Renaissance” fantasy roleplaying game with a difference. Combining the atmosphere of classic fantasy games with modern RPG mechanics, it 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!

This complete fantasy roleplaying game 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!

With layout by Michal Cross (Achtung! Cthulhu, Mindjammer 2nd edition, Mutant Chronicles), and artwork by industry legends Jennell Jaquays, Jason Juta, Linda Jones, Eric Lofgren, Brad McDevitt, and Gill Pearce, Monsters & Magic is the first in a line of Mindjammer Press products uniting old school fantasy and new school play!

Available now in digital format from RPG Now and DriveThru – introductory price only $9.99! Hardcopy to launch at GenCon and in hobby and game stores everywhere (rrp $24.99). Dust off your spell book, polish that suit of +1 plate armour, and unsheath your vorpal blade. Adventure awaits!

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Check out our Monsters & Magic homepage for previews, downloads, artwork, and much more about the game!

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Mindjammer Press and Chronicle City announce the “Monsters & Magic” RPG

Have you got heaps of modules lying around, which you played and loved years ago and would like to use again? Tomes of spells, bestiaries full of terrifying monsters, languishing because the old rulebooks don’t have that zing you’re looking for these days? Then look no further!

Mindjammer Press and Chronicle City are very happy to announce their partnership to produce the print version of Monsters & Magic, an Old School Renaissance fantasy roleplaying game written by Sarah Newton (Mindjammer, Legends of Anglerre, Achtung! Cthulhu).

Monsters & Magic is a modern fantasy roleplaying game which mixes cutting edge rules mechanics and narrative techniques with traditional fantasy roleplaying concepts. Specifically designed to be used with classic fantasy supplements and adventures with little or no conversion, it allows players and GMs to pick up their favourite fantasy campaigns and characters and bring them to brilliant new life. It’s a game firmly in the “Old School Renaissance” spirit, and works seamlessly with classic fantasy products, new and old.

“This is a very exciting opportunity,” said Sarah Newton, co-owner of Mindjammer Press and author of Monsters & Magic. “Angus and I have worked together on many titles, including the ENnie-award winning Mindjammer, Legends of Anglerre, and Modiphius’ Achtung! Cthulhu. This deal is another step in our partnership, and allows us to bring the Monsters & Magic RPG and its line of supplements to a wide and discerning audience, using Chronicle City’s proven industry expertise and excellent track record. We’re looking forward to a regular release of Monsters & Magic products with Chronicle City, beginning with the core rulebook this May.”

“Sarah has produced fantastic work for a number of companies over the years and has great vision and ideas. I’m very pleased to be able to work with her again, and Mindjammer Press for the first time, to bring Monsters & Magic to print and retail stores, and look forward to renewing our collaboration on this and hopefully future projects,” added Angus Abranson, owner of Chronicle City Ltd.

You can read the full press release here.

Mindjammer Press at Dragonmeet

Mindjammer Press will be at Dragonmeet this Saturday, the 1st December – the annual roleplaying games convention in Kensington Town Hall, London. We’ll be on the Chronicle City stand, and will have copies of the Mindjammer novel and will be talking about the upcoming Mindjammer 2nd edition RPG (using the Fate Core rules) and giving out leaflets – stop by and say hi!

Welcome to Mindjammer Press

Mindjammer returns! Welcome to Mindjammer Press, the new roleplaying and fiction imprint publishing the Mindjammer roleplaying game, the far future transhuman space opera setting, and associated fiction lines.

Mindjammer Press brings all the Mindjammer fiction and RPG products under a single umbrella, concentrating on the new second edition and its supplements, and future novels in the Mindjammer series. We’re looking forwards to a regular release of products to support the Mindjammer setting and community, beginning right now with a re-launch of ‘Mindjammer’, the first novel in the series.

In addition to the immediate release of the Mindjammer novel, Mindjammer Press is developing Mindjammer: The Expansionary Era, the second edition Mindjammer core book, for publication in spring 2013. The new edition will see vastly expanded content, new and detailed background material, and all new artwork, and will be fully compatible with the FATE 3 Core rules. It will be followed later in 2013 by the Solenine campaign pack, based on the setting for the first novel, a new and revamped Black Zone campaign, and Transcendence, the second novel in the Mindjammer series. We anticipate 3-4 releases per year thereafter.

With the imminent launch of the FATE 3 Core rules, we can’t think of a better time to produce the second edition of Mindjammer. We’re looking forwards to providing Mindjammer fans with an expanding line of transhuman space opera adventures, supplements, and fiction.

Mindjammer: the transhuman adventure continues. We hope you’ll join us.

Sarah Newton

Normandy, August 2012

The full text of the MINDJAMMER PRESS press release is available here: MINDJAMMER PRESS Press Release