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

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
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


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.

Two new adventures for the Mindjammer RPG!

We’re delighted to announce the release today of not one but two brand new adventure supplements for Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game. Funded by last December’s Kickstarter, we’re proud to bring you the thrilling exploration mystery adventure THE CITY PEOPLE, and DOMINION, the quickstart rules and introductory adventure for Mindjammer – a free PDF and special low-price print booklet!

The City People coverIn THE CITY PEOPLE, an event horizon probe has discovered a lost colony world beyond the Commonality Frontier like no one has ever seen before. Join the crew of Maggie, the Magnanimous Intervention sentient starship, and take the light of humankind’s civilisation to the stars. Are you ready to push back the darkness – whatever you may find?


  • a mysterious and lethal alien world to explore – maps, biosphere, and more;
  • a deadly multi-session scenario of conflict, investigation, and mystery;
  • tech specs, deckplans, and details of the Space Force instrumentality;
  • pregenerated characters, including the chance to play a sentient starship!

Mindjammer - DOMINION QUICKSTART - cover pageDOMINION takes place beyond the borders of the New Commonality of Humankind, in the Sentient Alliance – turbulent worlds where the embers of the Venu War still glow. Even out here, stretched thin, the Commonality still tries to keep the light of civilisation alive: join a team of recruits to SCI Force – the Security and Cultural Integrity Instrumentality – on a mission gone horribly wrong on the cold war frontier with the Venu Successor States. Can you rise to the occasion and save the day before yet another world falls before the encroaching night?

DOMINION includes:

  • Quickstart rules to enable you to play a Mindjammer game with just this book!
  • Four pregenerated characters to get started right away;
  • Descriptions, maps, and plans of a strange alien world with an exotic lost colony civilisation;
  • A complete action-packed adventure showcasing the Mindjammer setting and rules, playable in one or more sessions.

Both THE CITY PEOPLE and DOMINION are available immediately in print and PDF from the Mindjammer Webstore at Modiphius.com, and in PDF from DriveThruRPG, and will soon be available in friendly local game stores everywhere!

The Mindjammer Kickstarter – Final Week!


We’re delighted to announce that the successful MINDJAMMER KICKSTARTER campaign is now entering its final week. Launched on the 17th November to fund a massive expansion of the far future transhuman science-fiction and roleplaying game setting, the Kickstarter achieved its initial funding goal in 24 hours, and has since been unlocking exciting stretch goals featuring new supplements, sourcebooks, fiction, and adventures.

We’ve been absolutely thrilled by your response. You’ve given us such awesome feedback and contributions, and enabled us to unlock some fantastic goals: right now we have two adventures, a sourcebook for the Venu, an entire fiction collection, a player’s guide, a companion, an introductory adventure, an enhanced poster map of the Commonality, and even a Traveller version of the game! Now that we’re entering this crucial final week the Kickstarter is amazing value, and we’re hoping that even more of you will come on board and help us unlock still more books for your far future transhuman science fiction games.

The Kickstarter is offering a range of pledge levels, from “just the PDF” of the initial funding goal adventure THE CITY PEOPLE (and even that includes a free copy of the MINDJAMMER novel), to pledges including absolutely everything in digital format, and even pledges of print versions including the Mindjammer RPG core rules. The three most popular pledge levels right now are:

  • £45 / $67.50 PRINT + PDF CORE MASTER: Ideal if you’re getting into the Mindjammer RPG for the first time, this pledge includes physical print copies and digital versions of the MINDJAMMER RPG core rulebook, the HEARTS AND MINDS adventure, and THE CITY PEOPLE adventure; as well as digital (PDF) versions of everything released by the Kickstarter, which so far includes: the MINDJAMMER PLAYER’S GUIDE, the CITY PEOPLE Digipack Graphic and Map Resources, MINDJAMMER TRAVELLER, the MINDJAMMER COMPANION, the adventure BLUE, the MINDJAMMER novel, the novel-length short story collection SONGS OF OLD EARTH, the ENHANCED COMMONALITY SPACE SCHEMATIC, and CHILDREN OF ORION—the Venu sourcebook.
  • £20 / $30 PDF MASTER: Perfect if you already have the MINDJAMMER RPG core book, this great value pledge offers everything released by the Kickstarter in digital (PDF) format, which so far includes: the adventure THE CITY PEOPLE, the MINDJAMMER PLAYER’S GUIDE, the CITY PEOPLE Digipack Graphic and Map Resources, MINDJAMMER TRAVELLER, the MINDJAMMER COMPANION, the adventure BLUE, the MINDJAMMER novel, the novel-length short story collection SONGS OF OLD EARTH, the ENHANCED COMMONALITY SPACE SCHEMATIC, and CHILDREN OF ORION—the Venu sourcebook. That’s ten products for just £20 / $30!
  • £25 / $37.50 PRINT + PDF MASTER: Perfect if you have the MINDJAMMER RPG core book and would like a physical copy of the new adventure THE CITY PEOPLE, this pledge includes a print + PDF copy of the adventure THE CITY PEOPLE, and digital (PDF) versions of everything released by the Kickstarter, which so far includes: the MINDJAMMER PLAYER’S GUIDE, the CITY PEOPLE Digipack Graphic and Map Resources, MINDJAMMER TRAVELLER, the MINDJAMMER COMPANION, the adventure BLUE, the MINDJAMMER novel, the novel-length short story collection SONGS OF OLD EARTH, the ENHANCED COMMONALITY SPACE SCHEMATIC, and CHILDREN OF ORION—the Venu sourcebook.

The Kickstarter is also releasing print versions of supplements, which can be easily added to pledges at special “Kickstarter prices”. These include the following—more print versions will be added as they’re unlocked:

  • The MINDJAMMER RPG core book: 496 pages, hardback.
  • The adventure HEARTS AND MINDS: 80 pages, paperback.
  • The adventure THE CITY PEOPLE: 80 pages, paperback.
  • The MINDJAMMER PLAYER’S GUIDE: 160 pages, paperback.

All in all great Kickstarter value—and we’re still unlocking new stretch goals almost every day! Full details, descriptions, previews, graphics, and more can be found at the Kickstarter page at http://tinyurl.com/jammerkick—so please drop by and pledge before Sunday the 20th December, and help fund this massive expansion of our far future transhuman science-fiction setting!

The Commonality salutes you!


The Mindjammer Kickstarter – Open Now!


We’re delighted to announce the launch today of the MINDJAMMER KICKSTARTER to fund a massive expansion of the far future transhuman science-fiction and roleplaying game setting. Featuring sourcebooks, supplements, and adventures, as well as new fiction including the second and third novels in the Mindjammer trilogy, this marks a major step up for the award-winning game.

The first £5,000 goal of the Kickstarter is to fund THE CITY PEOPLE, an action-packed 80-page adventure of mystery and exploration on an alien world, featuring horror, thrills, and scientific discovery aboard the sentient Space Force explorer ship Magnanimous Intervention. Once this is funded we have lined up stretch goals including sourcebooks such as the Core Worlds and Venu, new adventures and fiction, and more surprises beyond.

“The time is right for a Mindjammer kickstarter,” said Sarah Newton (Mindjammer, Achtung! Cthulhu, Legends of Anglerre, Monsters & Magic, Burn Shift, The Chronicles of Future Earth), author of Mindjammer and director of Mindjammer Press. “We’ve reached a critical mass of material ready for publication, and over the past 18 months since launching the second edition we’ve assembled a great team of talented artists, writers, and layout designers to take us to the next level. I have over a million words of source material written, and am very excited that we now have the opportunity to bring it to Mindjammer fans old and new.”

The Mindjammer line is co-published by Modiphius Entertainment, who are supporting Mindjammer Press with advice, marketing and logistics to help ensure the Kickstarter and its fulfilment are a success. “With our experience of running several major Kickstarters we’re well aware of how to help where it counts,” said Chris Birch, director of Modiphius Entertainment and leading light of such successful Kickstarters as Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles, and the recent Infinity RPG. “We’ve seen the Mindjammer line grow from the early days of Starblazer Adventures and now working together as Modiphius and Mindjammer Press it’s been great seeing the Commonality grow and grow with fans right across the world.”

The Mindjammer –The Roleplaying Game kickstarter launches today, Tuesday 17 November 2015, and runs until Sunday 20 December. It offers a wide range of popular pledges, from all-you-can-eat digital product pledges to print products and more. In addition to sourcebooks, supplements, and adventures detailing the New Commonality of Humankind and the awesome adventures you can have there using the Fate Core rules (from Evil Hat Productions), the kickstarter also features stretch goals such as a version of the Mindjammer game for the Traveller roleplaying game rules, and brand new fiction in the Mindjammer universe, including the second and third novels in the Mindjammer trilogy following the first critically acclaimed novel already available.

Check out the Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game kickstarter today at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/328469751/mindjammer-the-roleplaying-game. The future awaits!


The Mindjammer Kickstarter begins Tuesday 17 Nov 2015!

MJKS teaserWe’re delighted to announce that this Tuesday 17 November 2015 at 12 noon GMT, we’ll be launching the Mindjammer Kickstarter, to massively expand the Mindjammer product line into 2016 and beyond!

We hope you’ll join us as we begin our foray into detailing the New Commonality of Humankind like never before, with a range of full-colour supplements, beginning with the colour print and PDF versions of our new adventure THE CITY PEOPLE – MYSTERY AND EXPLORATION BEYOND THE FRONTIER. But there’s so much more: with your help, we aim to unlock player’s guides, sourcebooks for the Core, Fringe, and even Outer Worlds, secrets of the Venu, adventures, campaigns, new fiction, and even a conversion of Mindjammer for the Traveller RPG. There’s something for everyone in the Mindjammer Kickstarter!

Check back here or at www.facebook.com/MindjammerPress or the Mindjammer Google+ community for the Kickstarter link from 12 noon on Tuesday 17 November! The Commonality salutes you!

Mindjammer nominated for two ENnie Awards – vote today!

We’re delighted to announce that MINDJAMMER – THE ROLEPLAYING GAME, our far future transhuman science-fiction roleplaying game, has been nominated for two ENnies in this year’s 2015 ENnie Awards!

We’ve been nominated in the Best Rules category, and also for Product of the Year. Competition is stiff, but we are very honoured to have been nominated.

Voting is open today (Saturday 4th July) for ten days (closing on 14th July) – and you can click here to go to the voting page to place your vote. Please consider placing a vote for Mindjammer – the Roleplaying Game in the Best Rules and Product of the Year categories – and good luck to all the nominees!

We’d like to thank everyone for your great support and encouragement. We hope you’ll continue to enjoy your Mindjammer games, and look forward to exploring our transhuman future with you.

The Commonality salutes you!

Sarah Newton
Normandy, July 4 2015

Mindjammer – Hearts and Minds out now!

MJP_website_HnM_order_bannerWe’re delighted to announce that Hearts and Minds, the first scenario for Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game, is out now! Order the adventure and download a complimentary PDF version today, with your print version shipping immediately. Hearts and Minds will also be available in hobby stores everywhere from May.

“One hundred years ago no one had even heard of aliens. Then the sightings began — uncanny lights by the Snow-Layer, anomalies on our radar, strange reports from lone farmers or the pithecines in the backwoods. Some people thought it was the brave explorers of legend, returned from fabled Homeworld to help us in our hour of need; others thought it was the precursor to an invasion by an alien race, with designs on the fertile lands of our cratered home.

“Twenty years ago they announced themselves — and it was both. The Homeworlders had come, in force, and were nothing like our myths foretold. Heedless of our ways, they swept in like a whirlwind, and it seemed there was nothing we could do to stop them.

“They called themselves The Commonality…”

The world of Olkennedy is on the brink of civil war. Deadly factions with nefarious agendas conspire for power in a society reeling from culture shock, and your characters are the only thing holding back a bloody conflict which will tear the planet apart!

Hearts and Minds includes:

  • a whole rediscovered world — maps, biosphere, civilisation, and society;
  • a thrilling multi-session scenario of conflict, investigation, and intrigue against the backdrop of
    developing civil war;
  • details of Commonality factions;
  • guidelines for convention and one-shot play.

Written by Mindjammer author-creator Sarah Newton, Hearts and Minds is an action-packed scenario for the award-winning Mindjammer — The Roleplaying Game, transhuman science-fiction roleplaying using the Fate Core rules, published by Mindjammer Press and distributed by Modiphius Entertainment (Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles, Thunderbirds). The Mindjammer — The Roleplaying Game core book is required for play.

Grab your blaster, thoughtcast your commands to the starship sentience, and engage the planing engines – the transhuman adventure is just beginning!

Mindjammer – A “Must-Have” Game at GenCon (IPR Booth #2221)

Mindjammer from Sarah Newton’s Mindjammer Press is one of my favorite games of the year, and it will hopefully be a breakout game at Gen Con.”

So says Chris Helton of the Dorkland blog, writing on Bleeding Cool this week in his article “The Five Must-Have Gen Con Games“. We’re totally stoked that Mindjammer is sitting alongside such RPG industry luminaries as Numenera, 13th Age, Castles and Crusades, and Achtung! Cthulhu as one of Bleeding Cool’s “Must-Have” games at GenCon 2014, taking place this week (August 14-17) in Indianapolis.

Mindjammer will of course be at GenCon – you can pick up your 500-page hardback of our standalone Fate Core transhuman science-fiction roleplaying game at the Indie Press Revolution (IPR) booth (booth #2221), together with a complementary PDF version of the game. There are also two games of Mindjammer being played – Hearts & Minds at 2pm on Thursday, and A Quiet Extraction at 8pm on Saturday – and check out Games on Demand, too.

Wishing all attendees a great GenCon 2014!

Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game wins Griffie Award for Best RPG

We’re absolutely delighted and deeply honoured to announce that Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game won the Griffie Award for Best Roleplaying Game at the Conpulsion 2014 convention in Edinburgh last weekend. From among a very competitive field (13th Age, Hillfolk, Numenera, Rocket Age, Blood and Smoke), the convention attendees voted for Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game as Best RPG, which was awarded to Mindjammer writer Sarah Newton during the Closing Ceremony at 7pm on Sunday 27th April.

We’d like to thank all the convention attendees for voting for us, and the committee, blue shirts, and organisers of Conpulsion for a great convention, and for making the launch of Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game such a memorable event – and congratulations to all the nominees in a very strong field! Thanks too to all of the many Mindjammer fans who’ve supported the setting over the years, and who’ve preordered and ordered the brand new second edition of the game, available for order now and appearing in your friendly local game store in May.

Creating a roleplaying game is never a solo effort. We’d like to thank Michal Cross for his gorgeous layout work on Mindjammer; Jason Juta, Ian Stead, Paul Bourne, Andy Wintrip, Andreas Schroth, Eric Lofgren, Fil Kearney, Earl Geier, Marco Morte, and Jeff Ward for their wonderful art; the Mindjammer Working Group for their encouragement, feedback, playtesting and support; and Chris and Rita Birch of Modiphius Entertainment for their tireless work promoting and distributing the game; and of course Fred Hicks, Leonard Balsera, and Rob Donoghue and all the folks at Evil Hat Productions for creating Fate Core in the first place, and making Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game possible.

Thank you!

Sarah Newton
Chris McWilliam
Mindjammer Press, 30th April 2014


Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game is available in 496-page hardback from Modiphius Entertainment, including a complementary PDF, and in PDF-only version from Modiphius, DriveThruRPG, and RPGNow. Find out more about the game at www.mindjammer.com.