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Argonauts, EP2 Open Playtest

June 29, 2017

I added the Argonauts mini-sourcebook to the Eclipse Phase PDFs page.

Our kickstarter for Eclipse Phase, Second Edition, was quite successful — thanks to everyone that supported it! We’re hard at work on the EP2 drafts right now. If you want to check it out, we’re running an open playtest; get the files from DriveThruRPG! Please post your playtest feedback on our forums!

 

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Updates

May 5, 2014

I’ve made some updates to the site. First and foremost, I updated the listings of Eclipse Phase PDFs that are available under our Creative Commons licensing:

I also did some updating to my  Publication List and cut the Posthuman Studios page (it’s redundant with our website).

In other news, our Transhuman book has been nominated for an Origins Award for Best Roleplaying Supplement.

 

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One Post to Update Them All

July 30, 2011

I have been criminally negligent in updating this blog. Since Posthuman Studios went independent, we’ve all been rather busy. There’s a lot to report on over the past year, however, so here’s one massive catch-up post in bulletpoint format:

  • We released several Eclipse Phase supplements: Gatecrashing, a sourcebook on exoplanet exploration; Continuity, a PDF-exclusive adventure with audio components; and Ego Hunter, a PDF-exclusive adventure I wrote where everyone plays a fork of the same character. These can all be found on our Releases page.
  • In 2010, Eclipse Phase won a Gold ENnie Award for Best Writing and Silver Awards for Best Cover and Product of the Year.
  • The 2010 End-of-Year Report for Posthuman Studios provides a break down of how our first year went, offers some transparent numbers about sales and other biz, and explains some of our philosophy behind Creative Commons licensing.
  • Our Sunward sourcebook for EP was nominated for an Origins Award this year for Best Sourcebook, but sadly did not win.
  • Fellow Posthuman Adam Jury posted up his Ignite presentation on our publishing efforts and philosophy.
  • We took Eclipse Phase in for a third reprint. This one has some new art (all Creative Commons-licensed now), is updated with all of the errata, and features a better paper stock and two bookmarks.
  • Posthuman Studios recently went independent from our previous publishing partner, Sandstorm Productions.
  • Eclipse Phase received 6 ENnie nominations this year. Gatecrashing is up for Best Writing, Best Supplement, Best Production Values, and Product of the Year; the Continuity adventure is up for Best Electronic Book; and the EP Gamemaster Pack is nominated for Best Aid/Accessory. Voting is already over, we hear the results at the Gen Con ENnie ceremony on Friday August 5th.
  • Our next sourcebook, Panopticon, is shipping now from the printers — we’ll have it at Gen Con!
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Many Updates and Changes

May 10, 2010

I’ve been neglecting this blog for too long, and now I have a pile of news and updates to catch up on.

  • Catalyst Woes: In March some unfortunate news came to light at Catalyst Game Labs concerning, as they put it, the improper “co-mingling” of company funds. I’m not going to comment on the situation here, but you can read what CGL has to say in the press releases on their website and there are numerous threads full of rumor and speculation on various RPG forums. Due to what was going on, however, both Adam Jury and myself decided to part ways with CGL. We also immediately went about severing the license between Posthuman Studios and CGL for Eclipse Phase, so now that game is entirely back in our hands. Many of our friends and former colleagues have also distanced themselves from CGL, and WildFire also severed their license and reclaimed their Cthulhutech line. It remains to be seen how the CGL situation will play out, but I’m very sad that many of my friends have had their livelihoods disrupted by this turn of events.
  • Posthuman Futures: On the positive side, Adam, Brian, and myself are making progress on taking Posthuman Studios up a few notches. We plan to continue publishing Eclipse Phase (and also some other games) in the future and are arranging our business so that Posthuman will handle all EP production itself. We are making an arrangement with a new publishing partner who will handle our printing, warehousing, and fulfillment. We’re doing our best to turn misfortune into opportunity, and we have some exciting plans in the works, so expect to hear much more from us soon.
  • EP Gamemaster Pack: The EP Gamemaster Pack is now available in PDF format. You can see what it’s like here. There are two versions, the regular one and a Hack Pack that provides the construction files so that fans may take advantage of the Creative Commons license and make their own. The hardcopy EP Gamemaster Packs will be arriving at  the warehouse soon. Posthuman Studios is currently negotiating to buy these away from CGL, along with the core book reprint. There will be a small delay as we re-sticker these, but we hope to have them out into stores as soon as possible.
  • EP Award Nominations: Eclipse Phase has been nominated for the Best Roleplaying Game for this year’s Origins Awards. We’re in good company, so the competition is tight. We were also nominated for this year’s Grog d’Or, though Cubicle 7’s Dr. Who claimed that win today — congrats guys!
  • EP FTW: Eclipse Phase has done amazingly well so far. Our first print run sold out in 4-5 months and there’s a significant demand for the second printing. Our PDF sales have been phenomenal, despite the fact that the game is freely available for download. We attribute a big part of this to going for the low price point of $15. As Adam noted, this was a decision we had to struggle with CGL over, and in the end we placed our royalties on the line to prove it would work. Our risk paid off. The original requirement with CGL was that we had to double the sales of an equivalent core game PDF that was priced at $30 within an 18 month period. We exceeded that goal approximately one month after the PDF was released! This success prompted CGL to not only lower the price point on all of their core rulebook PDFs, but also to license their next game line, Leviathins, under a Creative Commons license.
  • PDF Updates and Amnesty Program: We recently issued an update to the EP Core Rulebook and EP Gamemaster Pack PDFs. We also set up an amnesty program for customers who had purchased our PDFs on CGL’s Battleshop online store, so that they can receive PDF updates from One Bookshelf (DriveThruRPG/RPGNow).
  • Site Updates: I recently added some new material to my Work  Samples page, and I updated the EP Core Rulebook PDF link to the most recent version. I’ve also set up an Eclipse Phase PDFs page for easy access to the latest PDF versions of EP products.
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Pub List Updated

July 16, 2008

Finally got around to updating and correcting my list of credits in publications. 66 titles, though a few are still unreleased.

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Coming Out

May 30, 2008

It’s clear that to a large degree, privacy is a thing of the past. It’s also about time that I engage in a bit more self-promotion. So this site is an endeavor to go public and manage my personal information control.