Nocturnal Media acquires West End Games

It’s not often that you hear of an acquisition in the RPG industry (outside of Acquisitions Incorporated anyway), but “not-quite-dead-completely” venerable company West End Games has been bought by Nocturnal Media. If you’re not familiar with either company, West End Games made the D6 System that many know from their excellent Star Wars RPG. Beyond that, their famous (in our circles) for things like Paranoia and Torg. Nocturnal Media is the company behind such classics as Pendragon.

It should be interesting to see what happens. First on the docket for this is for Nocturnal to publish a new edition of Web & Starship funded through a Kickstarter launching on April 19th. I’m personally not familiar with Web & Starship, myself, but it appears to be an interesting asymmetrical board game from 1984, created by veteran designer Greg Costikyan.

You can read more from the press release on Nocturnal’s website here.

Unknown Armies 3rd Edition Kickstarter

Not only is RIFTS coming to Kickstarter, but now we’re getting a new edition of Unknown Armies! As of this writing, the game has 17 days left on its Kickstarter, but has already beaten its funding goal handily. Still, it’s a great way to get in on the ground floor, and Atlas Games’ previous Kickstarter for Feng Shui 2 went very well, so this should be a safe bet. It’s like the 90s are back, baby!

Check it out on Kickstarter here

RIFTS coming to Savage Worlds

On April 26th, Pinnacle Entertainment Group will be launching a Kickstarter for a conversion of Palladium’s RIFTS setting to Savage Worlds. The Kickstarter will run until May 19th, at which point we will know whether there’s enough interest in RIFTS on another system. Personally, as someone who grew up playing Palladium games alongside AD&D 2e, but grew to understand that there were better systems than Palladium’s now-well-aged system, this is a welcome sight indeed. I’m very curious to see what the final product looks like, and it might very well be a good reason to return to the gonzo* world of RIFTS.

More at PEG’s website here.

* Their word, not mine!

Final Fantasy 15 is coming Sept 30

That’s right, Square Enix announced this week that Final Fantasy 15 is coming out this Sept 30th. Also there will be a short anime series which ties into the game.

The game looks amazing from what I have seen thus far but one thing that did bother me was the price of the collector’s edition. $270!! What the heck is that price point? Now you get the art book, action figure and steel cases but the price does seem high. Now I have gotten previous collector’s editions of Final Fantasy game with the last one being in the $130 which included an art book and watch plus digital downloads so I am really wondering why the huge jump in price.

I would have ideally preferred something in the middle. I don’t mind forking over cash for a collectors edition but I think it also needs to be accessible for most people as well. Maybe it’s just me but that made the whole release a bit sour for me.

Lazy Sunday Posting

Hello everyone, hope you`re all doing well. Things here have been pretty quiet. Been working on my Warhammer figures. The guys have an upcoming Warhammer weekend which is our yearly gathering of mayhem. I have very little in the way of a particularly army or so was the case. My friends have been stricktly 40k but I had only a fraction of a witch hunter army with the rest being a massive collection of unpainted fantasy.

Finally I got myself an older starter set from someone selling it dirt cheap and have been assembling and painting. Also I have been working on my fantasy armies as well being that if i  can get them done then we could play fantasy as well.

Suffice it to say it is a lot of work but I am using the assembly line technique to get things done. It makes things seem like they are going faster. We all know it’s taking the same time lol

A lot of you have been checking out our migrated Cthulhu campaign which is very cool and hope you all enjoy it. Posting has been slow but things have been going on with the gang so be patient. It’s one of those games where we need everyone involved, just that when your on hiatus for a bit it’s hard to get back into the groove.

However that is not a bad thing. I also have been reading through a lot of old AD&D material and been working on a campaign. Not sure where I want it to take place. I was hoping to run a big classic adventure however I have ideas for other things as well. I’m stewing over the ideas and seeing what will win out.

That said take it easy folks andenjoy you’re Sunday.

Ordinem Ignota now on The RPG Hub

Well the site has been dormant for a little while aside from the occasional post but you should see some more activity here as well as a few changes. One of the big changes is the Forums tab.  I used to have my Cthulhu campaign hosted on Obsidian Portal and while that was all good and well it was money being spent that could be saved. Now while it wasn’t a lot it had me thinking about this site. I wanted more activity and to try and revive things a bit. I migrated the Ordinem Ignota campaign which is my Play by Post Call of Cthulhu game to the forums here and also have a page for it in the Campaigns section.

Now the forums is not just for this campaign but hopefully others. Maybe even yours. The forums are open and ready to be used. The only rule is to keep things clean and have good time. Pretty straightforward. Some alterations may pop up here and there as we tweek some settings to maximize performance and user friendliness.

We really want to make this a community site dedicated to all things geeky. If you have any ideas, feel free to email us or leave a comment.