Modiphius Entertainment Announces “MINDJAMMER – The Roleplaying Game” From Mindjammer Press

Mindjammer Press and Modiphius Entertainment are delighted to announce their partnership to produce the new edition of Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game, a transhuman science-fiction roleplaying game using the Fate Core system, written by ENnie Award-winning RPG and fiction writer Sarah Newton (Mindjammer, Achtung! Cthulhu, Monsters & Magic, Legends of Anglerre, Fate Core – Burn Shift, The Chronicles of Future Earth).

Grab 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!

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Have you always wanted to play a modern science-fiction roleplaying game – with consistent yet futuristic science, virtual realities, sentient starships, realistic aliens, and mysterious worlds, yet action-packed and filled with adventure? Mindjammer is your answer. It’s a tabletop roleplaying game about heroic adventurers in the galaxy of the far future. With its hyper advanced technology humankind has spread to the stars, discovering ancient lost colonies and mysterious alien worlds. Using the popular and award-winning Fate Core rules, Mindjammer lets you play hardened mercenaries, cunning traders, steely-nerved pilots, intrigue-filled spies and culture agents, aliens, divergent hominids, artificial life forms, and even sentient starships.

Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game is a 496-page hardback with gorgeous artwork and astrography by industry stalwarts such as Jason Juta, Eric Lofgren, Andreas Schroth, and Ian Stead. It’s a standalone game with everything you need to play, including innovative new rules for alien life, planets, and star systems, organisations, culture conflict, hypertech, starmaps, background material, virtual realities and techno-psionic powers, and much more.

“We’re really excited to be releasing Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game,” said Sarah Newton, co-owner of Mindjammer Press and author of the game. “Chris Birch (Modiphius) and I have worked together on many titles, including the ENnie-award winning Achtung! Cthulhu and first edition Mindjammer, and the ENnie-nominated Legends of Anglerre. It’s great to be teaming up now to bring Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game and its line of supplements and fiction to a wide and discerning audience, using Modiphius’s proven industry expertise and excellent track record. We’re looking forward to a regular release of Mindjammer products with Modiphius, beginning with the core rulebook this May.”

“Mindjammer was first introduced as an incredible supplement for the enormous Starblazer Adventures RPG and it’s fantastic that Sarah has now developed the universe into such an incredible setting and brought it bang up to date with the Fate Core ruleset. I know Fate and sci-fi fans are going to find one of the best and most comprehensive roleplaying games at their fingertips,” said Chris Birch, Publisher of Modiphius.

You can pre-order Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game right now from the Modiphius webstore and download the Thoughtcast Edition 496-page PDF immediately. The hardback version of the game is expected to ship in late March, and hit the shelves in May. A free preview is available from RPGNow.

It’s the Second Age of Space – the transhuman adventure is just beginning!

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@mindjammer.com.

MODIPHIUS ENTERTAINMENT is a tabletop entertainment publisher whose games include Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles, DUST Adventures, Cogs, Cakes & Swordsticks and much more. Find out more information about Modiphius Entertainment and their games at http://www.modiphius.com or http://www.facebook.com/modiphius, or by emailing pr@modiphius.com.

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Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game out now!

We’re delighted to announce that Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game is out now! Pre-order the game today, and receive the Thoughtcast Edition pre-release PDF immediately, the production PDF at the end of February, and the bumper 496-page hardback when it ships at the end of March.

Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game is the second edition of the ENnie Award-winning transhuman science-fiction setting by Sarah Newton, published by Mindjammer Press and distributed by Modiphius Entertainment (Achtung! Cthulhu; Mutant Chronicles; Cogs, Cake and Swordsticks). It’s a complete standalone game rewritten from the ground up for the Fate Core rules, containing all the rules needed to play, including:

  • full rules for starships, organisations, and culture operations
  • detailed character cultures, genotypes, and occupations — play a sentient starship!
  • new and innovative rules for describing planets, star systems, and alien life
  • deep background material on the New Commonality of Humankind
  • rules for the Mindscape and virtual worlds
  • starmaps and planet descriptions, histories and background
  • hyper-advanced equipment, weaponry, enhancements, starships, and more.

You can find out lots more about Mindjammer at the Mindjammer pages, and preorder it directly at the Mindjammer Press webstore on Modiphius.com.

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

German-language Version of Monsters & Magic to be Published by Vagrant Workshop

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Mindjammer Press and Vagrant Workshop / Pro-Indie are delighted to announce their agreement to produce a German-language translation of the “old school fantasy, new school play” OSR RPG Monsters & Magic. Vagrant Workshop / Pro-Indie, a private alliance of independent game designers based in Germany and led by Carsten Damm and Kathy Schad, will translate and publish the German-language version of the Mindjammer Press game, adding it to their catalogue of published games such as Equinox, Vampire City, Itras By, Valley of Eternity, and the German version of Jason Morningstar’s Fiasco.

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“This is the first translated version of the Monsters & Magic RPG, and we’re very happy to see the game and its Effect Engine core mechanic made available to a wider audience,” said Sarah Newton, co-owner of Mindjammer Press and author of the Monsters & Magic game. “Vagrant Workshop have a great track record for producing quality games they believe in passionately, and we’re looking forwards to working with them.”

“We have been looking for a new fantasy game ever since we stopped working on Earthdawn Third Edition, and think that we’ve found a perfect match for our product folio with Monsters & Magic,” added Carsten Damm, co-lead designer of Vagrant Workshop.

Vagrant Workshop / Pro-Indie expect to release the German-language version of the Monsters & Magic in 2014.

You can find the full text of the press release here.

Launching at GenCon 2013 – The “Monsters & Magic” RPG!

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The Monsters & Magic RPG at GenCon 2013


This week at GenCon 2013, our “old school fantasy – new school play” RPG Monsters & Magic is launching in print version at the Chronicle City booth (1751). By ENnie Award-winning game designer Sarah Newton, and featuring a gorgeous cover by Jason Juta, interior art by such industry stalwarts as Jennell Jaquays, Linda Jones, Eric Lofgren, Brad McDevitt, and Gill Pearce, and maps by Rich LeDuc, Monsters & Magic is a 140-page softback containing all you need to play your classic old school modules and supplements with a new and modern set of rules – with little or no conversion.

Grab a copy today from Chronicle City, publishers of the print version – either direct from their booth at GenCon, or by mail order from their webstore, or in PDF from DriveThruRPG. Copies will be making their way into distribution to your Friendly Local Game Store soon!

You can also check out Monsters & Magic in action – it’s being played at Games on Demand at GenCon at 2pm!

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!

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