Friday, August 9, 2019

Hope Prep on the Foundry
Two posts in a month? What's going on?

We've just released Hope Preparatory School for Genesys, as part of the Genesys Foundry program. The biggest challenge with this release was the fact that there the Genesys Core Rulebook does not include rules for Super Powers. Hope Prep works around that, adapting the Magic system with some rules adjustments to work for Supers.

In addition to background information about the school, the Freshman Handbook includes character creation rules and game statistics for the faculty with whom the Freshman most often interact.

If FFG releases official Supers rules, we'll go back and revise this book to take advantage of them.

It's available from DriveThruRPG for $4.99. Note that this version includes a few pieces of artwork that we never got around to inserting in our other versions. It also uses some of the character pack artwork throughout.

If there's interest, we'll convert our character packs and adventures to Genesys and add them to the Foundry as well.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Genesys Foundry
It's no secret that John has done quite a bit of work for Fantasy Flight Games over the years. Much of that has been for the Star Wars RPG line. A couple of years ago, FFG decided to make a universal version of that game system, which became Genesys. Just last night, they held their annual Flight Report at Gen Con 2019. During that event, they announced a Community Content site on DriveThruRPG, where authors can upload content. That site is called Genesys Foundry.

As part of the build up to that announcement, FFG asked a group of the veteran freelancers to create some materials to preload into their upcoming site. After a bit of thought, I wrote up Anthrochimerics.

This release presents twelve new species for use as player characters (or NPCs, I suppose) in any setting. Each of the species is based on combinations of human and animalistic traits. In addition to a basic stat block for the new species, it also includes suggestions for how those species might establish a culture, including ideas for magical traditions and worldviews. Additional material suggests how game settings might include these species in Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Modern genres. Finally, the PDF introduces Species Talents, which are only available to members of specific species.

The species in this volume are:
  • Anurite (Frog people)
  • Brochlan (Badger people)
  • Canid (Wolf people)
  • Cerotan (Rhinoceros people)
  • Lepidan (Rabbit people)
  • Minotaur (Cattle people)
  • Naga (Snake people)
  • Saurian (Lizard people)
  • Sekhmet (Cat people)
  • Tengu (Bird people)
  • Tolban (Turtle people)
  • Vermein (Rat people)
Anthrochimerics is now available from DriveThruRPG for $2.95.

I'd really like to do a second volume of this, so I'm hoping this meets with some early success to justify more! (Oh - that cover? That's my daughter's artwork. She was pretty excited to show off her talents.)