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Paranet Papers Preorder Launches – Down Town #2 Drops – and Jim’s Going to the UK

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Mar 112015
 

Hail, faithful citizens of Jimlandia! We’ve got a trio of news items for you today.

Paranet-Front-Cover-Image-900pxParanet Papers Preorder Begins!

Evil Hat Productions’ Dresden Files RPG supplement, The Paranet Papers, is in preorder now! If you preorder the book today, you’ll get the PDF as a free extra right away (as soon as your payment clears).

Better yet, if you’d prefer to support your local game store by preordering the book from them, the same offer exists! Point your FLGS of choice at this run-down of how to make it happen — or keep your receipt from the preorder and contact Evil Hat to get the PDF direct from them.

The PDF is only available as part of a preorder of the physical book right now. Evil Hat says they’ll release the PDF as a stand-alone product closer to the book’s shipping date in June.

DresdenDowntown02CovSejicDown Town #2 Lands Today

Harry and Molly’s battle against sorcerer and slime continues today with the second issue of Down Town, an original comic story from Jim Butcher & Mark Powers.

Something large, ruthless and possessed of supernatural power is smashing its way through Chicago-not to mention some of its residents. Harry and Molly are desperate to end its trail of destruction, but first they need to figure out what the blasted thing is.

Further complicating matters is the involvement of “Gentleman” Johnny Marcone, the city’s most powerful mob boss and recent signatory of the Unseelie Accords. Marcone is determined to find the creature, too—and if he has to go through Harry, so be it.

Read the details and catch a preview of the first few pages over at Dynamite’s site.

skin-game-for-blog-250x395Jim Hits the UK and Hopefully It Doesn’t Hit Back

We have a tentative itinerary for Jim’s first trip to the UK (and a little bit of elsewhere).

Jim will be appearing, along with Seanan Mcguire and other guests of honor, at Eastercon 2015 from April 3rd to April 6th. Learn more details over at the Dysprosium/Eastercon 2015 website!

For up-to-date information about his appearance at bookstores in the UK, please check out this post on Orbit, covering appearances at Forbidden Planet London, Waterstones Deansgate Manchester, and Waterstones Liverpool One from April 7th to the 9th. Other dates or adjustments may show up on the schedule, so make sure to sign up for updates over at Orbit if you’re looking to catch Jim while he’s there.

We also hear he’ll be flying over to Sweden afterwards, making appearances at SF Bokhandeln in Stockholm on April 11th, and SF Bokhandeln in Gothenburg on the 12th. Both should be evening-ish appearances, but you’ll need to contact the bookstores themselves to get confirmation of the schedule at this time.

That’s it for today — we’ll update you when we learn more. Long live Jimlandia!

 

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The Dresden Files RPG: Paranet Papers Release Date!

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Feb 262015
 

Paranet-Front-Cover-Image-900pxEvil Hat Productions, publishers of the multi-award-winning Dresden Files RPG, have let us know that they finally have a release date for the long-awaited Paranet Papers supplement — and it’s soon!

Evil Hat expects to see the book reach retail stores by June 1st of this year. This book is a beast—it’ll clock in at 372 pages, almost as big as volume one of the RPG—and gorgeous as heck (you can download a preview at that link).

 

Evil Hat also tells us they’ll be running an instant content preorder for the book starting sometime in March (probably after their current Kickstarter concludes). An instant content preorder works like this: you order the physical book now, and they send you the PDF of the book right away and the physical book when it’s ready in June. Evil Hat will be inviting retail game stores to participate in the instant content preorder as well, via the Bits & Mortar website.

Here are the details about the book:

Stand together against the darkness…

In Jim Butcher’s bestselling Dresden Files books, the forces of good bond together into an organization called the Paranet in a desperate attempt to turn the tides of their equally desperate war against big baddies like the Fomor and the Denarians. Now you can bring the Paranet to your Dresden Files RPG game with the Paranet Papers supplement.

Travel to exotic locations like Las Vegas and South America to fight evil. Team up with characters from Turn Coat and Changes to fight evil. Join up with other Paranetters to…well, you get the picture.

The Dresden Files RPG Volume 3: Paranet Papers includes the following material:

  • Updated information through the Dresden Files novel Changes, with hints of Ghost Story
  • Detailed information on four key Dresdenverse times and places: Las Vegas, the Russian Revolution, the Neverglades, and Las Tierras Rojas/the Red Lands
  • Detailed rules and setting information for navigating the spirit world known as the Nevernever
  • Updated magical systems, including new material on soulfire, sponsorship, and thaumaturgy
  • New and updated creatures to populate your game, including demons, archangels, creatures of the Nevernever, and scions
  • Character updates and new characters introduced to the Dresdenverse

Turned LeftThe Paranet Papers. Because playing a wizard wasn’t dangerous enough already.

And speaking of Evil Hat, they’re running a Kickstarter campaign right now for Don’t Turn Your Back, a board game set in their delightfully creepy Don’t Rest Your Head setting. Fans of horror, urban fantasy, and dark dreams will want to check this one out for its psychedelic flavor. The campaign ends on March 4th, so don’t wait too long to check this one out!

In other Jim-related news, unfortunately we have to report that the upcoming NSU events in Oklahoma in two weeks have been canceled due to a family issue. Here are the new dates for the NSU events:

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 1-2 p.m.: NSU Tahlequah Webb Auditorium
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 6-7 p.m.: NSU Tahlequah Webb Auditorium
  • Thursday, March 26, 2015, 1-2 p.m.: NSU Broken Arrow Auditorium
  • Thursday, March 26, 2015, 6-7 p.m.: NSU Broken Arrow Auditorium

Looking for somewhere to talk about the Dresden Files RPG? Don’t forget we have a thriving DFRPG discussion area on Jim’s forum. See you there!

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Beyond the Pale and Jim’s GenCon Schedule

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Aug 012014
 

Two news items for you today!

BtPFront72First up, Jim’s “Gentleman” Johnny Marcone-focused short story Even Hand is seeing a reprint in Birch Tree Publishing’s Beyond the Pale anthology. If you haven’t caught this short story previously, this look inside the mind of the tiger-souled mobster is not to be missed! You can learn more about this at Birch Tree’s website, linked here.

And in appearance news, we have Jim’s schedule for GenCon. As with all things convention-related, this is subject to change, but is as accurate as we can make it at the time of the posting. Check the convention schedule when you’re there to confirm!

THURSDAY:

  • NEW: 2pm-3pm – Signing at Badali Jewelry – booth 663
  • 5pm – Writer’s Craft: Creating Story Arcs – Room 243

FRIDAY: 

  • 10am – Media Tie-In: Story to Game – Room 245
  • 3pm-5pm – Signing in the Dealer’s Hall!
  • 6pm – Writer’s Craft: Neverending Stories – Room 244

SATURDAY:

  • 11am-1pm – Signing in the Dealer’s Hall!
  • 3pm – Q&A w/ Jim Butcher – Room 244
  • 4pm – Urban Fantasy: Magic and the Modern World – Room 244
  • 5pm – Urban Fantasy: Worldbuilding for Urban Fantasy – Room 244
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Dresden Files Accelerated Playtest Accepting Applications

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Jul 292014
 

Running-HarryDresden Files RPG publishers Evil Hat Productions have announced the opening of the playtest application for the first round of playtesting on the lightweight Fate Accelerated version of the tabletop RPG. While the game itself is still a year or two away from done, they’re looking to get folks started on testing out the ideas and game-play as early as possible in order to ensure they’ll deliver the best game possible. We expect no less!

Read more about the playtest opportunity here, and if you roll dice with the best of em, submit an application through this page: http://www.evilhat.com/home/dresden-files-accelerated-edition/

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Evil Hat Opens Up Playtesting Application for Dresden Lives

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Apr 152014
 
Dresden Lives cover art by Mika Kuloda

Dresden Lives cover art by Mika Kuloda. Click to embiggen!

Earlier this year Evil Hat Productions, publishers of the multi-award-winning Dresden Files RPG, thrilled us all when they announced that they’re partnering with Phoenix Outlaw to produce a Dresden Files themed Live Action Roleplaying Game titled Dresden Lives.

This evening, they’ve launched the playtest application! If you think you’ve got a group who can put in the time and give great feedback, hop on over to their application form right here.

You can learn more about Dresden Lives over at the Evil Hat website. Make sure to follow Evil Hat on Twitter or Facebook for the latest details on #DresdenLives (and all their other projects too).

Long live Harry D!

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