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?

THE CITY PEOPLE includes:

  • 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!

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The Mindjammer Kickstarter – Final Week!

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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.
  • The ENHANCED COMMONALITY SPACE SCHEMATIC POSTER MAP: A2 / ANSI-C size.

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!

MINDJAMMER. BEYOND THE HUMAN FRONTIER.

The Mindjammer Kickstarter – Open Now!

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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!

MINDJAMMER. BEYOND THE HUMAN FRONTIER.

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 – 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 – 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

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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.

Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game shipping now!

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Mindjammer Press and Modiphius Entertainment are delighted to announce that the physical version of Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game is now shipping to customers. This 496-page hardback, a standalone far future transhuman science-fiction roleplaying game using the Fate Core System, is available for direct order from the Modiphius webstore (including a complementary PDF of the game), and also launches via distribution to hobby and game stores in May, where it will be participating in the Bits’n’Mortar initiative (meaning you’ll receive a complementary PDF when buying it in store also). If you’d just like the PDF version of the game, that’s also available from the Modiphius webstore and DriveThru / RPGNow.

Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game is the second edition of the far future transhuman science-fiction setting, the first edition of which won a Judges Spotlight award at the 2010 ENnies. This new edition has been massively expanded to be a standalone Fate Core RPG, and includes:
 

  • 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.

Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game can be used to play in the New Commonality of Humankind, or as a complete and detailed transhuman space opera rules set for any science-fiction setting.

Here’s what people have been saying about Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game:

“A Must-Have for SF Fans” – Stargazer’s World

“It’s transhumanist space opera with a twist. Usually in transhumanist settings transfer of personalities is a common theme and the transferred mind is still considered to be the person it was before. This is different in Mindjammer and it makes the game much more playable in my opinion. The setting is definitely what makes the game a must-have for SF fans. It’s unique, extremely detailed, and should be a lot of fun to play.”

Review at Stargazer’s World, by Michael Wolf.

“Wow!” – UK Roleplaying

“Overall I have to say – “wow.” This is an epic piece of work… The scope and breadth is magnificent and the little personal details in each chapter make this a joy to read through. … The fact that the system uses Fate Core I find intriguing. In fact so much so that I will be placing my order forthwith! To be honest the price of $54.99 for a 500-page book and PDF I think is a bargain. This gets a hearty endorsement from UK Roleplaying. Grab your blasters and let’s all head for the stars!!”

Review at the UK Roleplaying blog.

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“Stunning” – Game Knight Reviews

“[Mindjammer] does damn near anything you might want it to do for a sci-fi campaign. Gracefully. With style. And in a way that’s fun for GM and players alike… From a layout and design standpoint, the book is stunning… If you’ve ever pondered running a FATE-based space campaign, I don’t think you’ll find a deeper resource of ready-to-use information than the Mindjammer book.”

Review of Mindjammer at The Game Knight Reviews.

“Mind-blowing” – Geek Native

“Mind-blowing… A Fate Core powered sci-fi RPG that feels larger than space istelf – and given there’s the Mindscape to explore, use, master and worry about, in addition to physical space, perhaps it really is that large. Mindjammer: The Roleplaying Game is a transhuman epic.”

Review at the Geek Native website, by Andrew Girdwood

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“Excellent!” – RPG.net

“Mindjammer is a great stand alone science fiction roleplaying game. Building on and adapting Fate Core to SF, you are propelled into a transhuman time of expansion, exploration and danger. Tools are provided to guide you on campaigns, adventures and constructing everything from characters to cultures, vehicles to huge structures. Really, very good indeed!”

  • Style: 5 (Excellent!)
  • Substance: 5 (Excellent!)

Mindjammer capsule review at RPG.net, by Graham Spearing

Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game PDF-only Version now available!

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We’re delighted to announce that the PDF-only ebook version of Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game is now available from our webstore at Modiphius.com, and also at DriveThruRPG and RPGNow. Buy the complete Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game for viewing on your tablet device or computer, and for personal printout, and download immediately today!

We’re of course continuing to provide the print + PDF bundle of Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game from the Modiphius webstore; the 496-page hardback is en route to our warehouse right now, and is expected to ship to customers next Monday, 14th April. You can order right now – and of course download the PDF version immediately!

Mindjammer RPG Preorders: Updated PDF Now Available!

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The Thoughtcast Edition pre-release PDF of Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game has now been updated to the final production PDF for all Mindjammer pre-order customers. Click here to place your pre-order of the 496-page hardback and download the PDF version today, or if you’re already a pre-order customer click here to login to your account and download the new updated PDF. If you placed your pre-order without creating an account, click here to email us your order details, and we’ll resend your order confirmation and download link!

We’re also able to pin down the shipping date of the Mindjammer hardback now. Our printer informs us that we can expect to ship the 496-page hardback of Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game from our warehouses on the 9th April, which means preorder customers should begin to receive copies from approximately Monday 14th April. The PDF and hardback versions of Mindjammer will also go on sale on the 9th April; all hardback orders will come bundled with a complementary PDF.

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.