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Brent Weeks author of The Black Prism (review here)

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MISHMASH | Dresden Files RPG, ToC for Running With the Pack, and Free Bacigalupi

Four years into development and Evil Hat Productions has finally announced the impending publication of The Dresden Files RPG.  The RPG will be based off the FATE system which I am not familiar with, but it certainly sounds workable for this world.  The game has now grown into at least two volumes: The Dresden Files RPG: Volume 1 – Your Story and The Dresden Files RPG: Volume 2 – Our World.  Fred Hicks from Evil Hat has this to say:

“Originally, we were planning to do this game in a single volume. As time went on and word count grew…so did the amount of flat-out awesome we knew we had on our hands. And so our game grew out of the confines of one book, into two gorgeous volumes.”
Ryan Macklin, head developer-wrangler of Evil Hat added:
"The thing is jam-packed with great rules for making your campaign & playing all sorts of different beasts and badasses from the Dresdenverse, supported by loads of advice for players & GMs as well as a lot of characters and creatures from the books statted out. (To give you an idea of what we mean by A LOT, Fred got to about the 75% mark on the first pass through layout and saw he already had 460 pages of material. The final combined page count of the two books together could break 600. Over 140 pages of that is our comprehensive tour of the characters of the first ten novels, complete with stats where they’re stattable.)"
A preview of Harry Dresden's character sheet is available here.  Evil Hat is hoping to have pre-orders up in June so be on the lookout, but it seems like you may not  have product in hand until July as they are first releasing it at a convention.  Visit the official site for the game for more details as they are released as they've gone all out on the development details.




Ekaterina Sedia has released the table of contents for her second anthology Running With the Pack, which will be released this May from Prime Books.
INTRODUCTION
WILD RIDE by Carrie Vaughn
SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE by Steve Duffy
COMPARISON OF EFFICACY RATES FOR SEVEN ANTIPATHETICS AS EMPLOYED AGAINST LYCANTHROPES by Marie Brennan
BEAUTIFUL GELREESH by Jeffrey Ford
SKIN IN THE GAME by Samantha Henderson
BLENDED by C.E. Murphy
LOCKED DOORS by Stephanie Burgis
WERELOVE by Laura Anne Gilman
IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING by Molly Tanser
ROYAL BLOODLINES by Mike Resnick
DIRE WOLF by Genevieve Valentine
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT by Lawrence Schimmel
MONGREL by Maria Snyder
DEADFALL by Karen Everson
RED RIDING HOOD'S CHILD by N.K. Jemisin
ARE YOU A VAMPIRE OR A GOBLIN? by Geoffrey Goodwin
THE PACK AND THE PICKUP ARTIST by Mike Brotherton
THE GARDEN, THE MOON, THE WALL by Amanda Downum
BLAMED FOR TRYING TO LIVE by Jesse Bullington
THE BARONY AT RODAL by Peter Bell
INSIDE OUT by Erzbet Yellowboy
GESTELLA by Susan Palwick

Stories by Jesse Bullington, N.K. Jemisin, and Amanda Downum definitely move this collection up on my list. Also, I love the title of Geoffrey Goodwin's story Are You a Vampire or a Goblin?



iO9 in conjunction with Night Shade Press is giving away the ebook version of Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl, which keeps garnering praise left and right.  So if you haven't picked it up yet now is your chance to grab it for free.  This looks to be a limited time offer to coincide with iO9's book club event for The Windup Girl, so put a request in while you can.


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5 comments:

Harry Markov said...

You seem to be attuned to all that has a Hat in their title. Is this one a pure coincidence or your obsession with hats continues?

And thanks for the info. I am looking forward to that anthology. I even recognize most names, which is a huge improvement.

Mad Hatter Review said...

It is a bit of a coincident. Although, I have been in search of a good Fantasy book that uses a hat somehow. Why is there a lack of magical hats?

Harry Markov said...

If you want a story about a magic hat that much, I can write you one. It may not be mind blowing, but the magic hat might be enough for you.

Accurate Psychic Readings said...

A game of fate also tests our game in life. This has an overwhelming game play! Nice!

love psychic said...

Another addition to those cool RPG games. Nice work!

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