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May 27, 2010

Chris Pramas Talks DC on ENWorld

ENWorld interviews Green Ronin's Chris Pramas about the upcoming DC ADVENTURES game.

Posted by Kenson at 2:18 PM

May 26, 2010

DC ADVENTURES Design Journal #1

Steve Kenson has posted the first in a series of DC ADVENTURES design journals. In this installment, Steve writes about how to encompass the vast DC Universe in four books, and what you'll find in each book.

DC ADVENTURES Design Journal #1

Posted by SassyRonin at 9:18 AM

May 25, 2010

Steve Kenson Talks DC Adventures and M&M 3E With Comic Hero News

Aaron Einhorn over at Comic Hero News sits down with designer Steve Kenson to talk about the upcoming DC Adventures and Mutants & Masterminds, Third Edition, games. Check out Steve's interview and the latest news!

Posted by Kenson at 10:21 AM

May 17, 2010

M&M Caper #3: Deadly Day of the Dread Destructus

M&M Caper #3: Deadly Day of the Dread DestructusWe have posted a new M&M Caper for sale, written by Silver Age sourcebook author Christopher McGlothlin. Deadly Day of the Dread Destructus is a Silver Age one-shot adventure designed for six to eight characters of approximately power level 10. Also available are M&M Caper #1: Little League and M&M Caper #2: In a Strange Land. And check out that price: Just $2.99 each!

M&M Caper #3: Deadly Day of the Dread Destructus

Posted by SassyRonin at 3:47 PM

Double Podcast Weekend

Everyone's talking about the DC Adventures and Mutants & Masterminds, Third Edition, announcements. Green Ronin designer Steve Kenson is interviewed on two podcasts:

Vigilance Press with Mike Lafferty

and

The Gamer's Haven with Ethan Parker

Check 'em out and stay-tuned to this site and greenronin.com for all the latest news!

Posted by Kenson at 4:36 AM

May 14, 2010

M&M Superlink to Become Super-Powered by M&M

As longtime fans surely know, Green Ronin has been running one of the most successful OGL licensing programs, M&M Superlink, since the early days of Mutants & Masterminds. With the announcement of M&M third edition, Superlink publishers have naturally wanted to know if we'd be continuing the program. The short answer is yes, as we value the support of the M&M Superlink community. We are, however, going to make some changes. Don't worry—they should make things easier for everybody. I'm going to outline our plans here and then we'll be providing the new trademark license and logo as we get closer to launch. So here's what's happening:

  • The new program is called Super-Powered by M&M. We are changing the name to make it crystal clear which products are compatible with Mutants & Masterminds third edition. If you see an M&M Superlink logo, you know that product is for an older edition.
  • We are taking this opportunity to bring M&M's licensing program in line with that of True20 Adventure Roleplaying. This means there will be a Super-Powered by M&M Trademark License and publishers will need to sign that and mail it in. It also means that we'll be doing away with the approval part of the process. Publishers won't have to wait for a GR staffer to look over and approve products anymore. We trust that the community can look after itself.
  • The Super-Powered by M&M Trademark License will be very similar to the True20 Adventure Roleplaying Trademark License, so you can take a look at that at http://true20.com/licensing-true20.php to get a sense of it. One clause we are adding regards companies that violated the M&M Superlink license. Basically, if we banned you from Superlink, you can't use the Super-Powered by M&M Trademark License.
  • We will be ending the M&M Superlink program this summer. We will not be approving any products submitted after July 31, 2010. You can continue to sell your existing Superlink products.
  • You'll be able to publish Super-Powered by M&M products starting January 1, 2011. We want to make sure everyone has a chance to digest the new rules before creating products for them.
  • We suggest publishers who want to get a head start on products get the DC ADVENTURES Hero's Handbook this summer. Since it and M&M3 share the same rules, you'll be able to see the system in action before M&M3 proper comes out.

Those are the basics. Stay tuned for more news about Super-Powered by M&M in the coming months.

Chris Pramas

Posted by SassyRonin at 6:01 PM

May 12, 2010

Green Ronin to Release Mutants & Masterinds Third Edition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GREEN RONIN TO RELEASE MUTANTS & MASTERMINDS THIRD EDITION
Classic Superhero RPG Gets New Edition This Fall

May 12, 2010--SEATTLE, WA: Green Ronin Publishing announced today that it is releasing a new edition of its critically acclaimed Mutants & Masterminds roleplaying game in the fall.

"We've had five years of feedback from one of the most active fanbases in roleplaying gaming," said Green Ronin President Chris Pramas. "Once we knew we'd be doing the DC ADVENTURES game, it just made sense to take that feedback and use it create the next iteration of the game."

Mutants & Masterminds debuted in 2002 and was an instant hit. A second edition followed in 2005 and in the ensuing years Green Ronin has released over 25 support books for the game. The third edition builds on these releases and evolves the rules.

"Our goal has been to make Mutants & Masterminds an even better game," said lead designer Steve Kenson. "We worked to simplify some elements of the system and fix known issues, while retaining the flexibility and fast-paced play fans have enjoyed."

"Mutants & Masterminds third edition and DC ADVENTURES share a common rule set," added Pramas, "and books from one line are compatible with the other."

The action begins this fall with the release of the Mutants & Masterminds Hero's Handbook. This full color core rulebook contains all the rules needed to play the game. More information and previews about Mutants & Masterminds third edition will appear on www.greenronin.com and www.mutantsandmasterminds.com in the coming months.

About Green Ronin Publishing
Green Ronin Publishing is a Seattle-based company known for its dedication to quality books and games. Founded in 2000, Green Ronin has won more awards for excellence and innovation than any other game company in the new millennium, and took home the coveted ENnie Award for Best Publisher an unprecedented three years running. With great licenses like Dragon Age and A Song of Ice and Fire, groundbreaking games like Mutants & Masterminds and Blue Rose, and a roster of top flight designers and illustrators, Green Ronin Publishing is a leading light in the hobby game industry.

Posted by SassyRonin at 9:11 AM

May 10, 2010

Silver Age Design Journal #5: "In Search of..."

Thumbnail image for grr2530_100.jpgBy Christopher McGlothlin, M.Ed.

In the many minutes since its release, historians and theologians have analyzed the pages of the Silver Age sourcebook searching for answers to the enduring question surrounding the book: "Dude, WTF? I mean, seriously, WTF?" Join us now as we pierce the veil of mystery surrounding the fourth chapter, cryptically titled "Gamemastering the Silver Age."

Check it out now!

Posted by JonL at 12:06 PM

May 3, 2010

Green Ronin to Release DC Adventures RPG Books

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GREEN RONIN TO RELEASE DC ADVENTURES RPG BOOKS
Game Industry Leader Signs Licensing Deal with DC Comics

May 3, 2010--SEATTLE, WA and NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Green Ronin Publishing announced today that it has signed a licensing agreement with DC Comics and will be releasing the DC ADVENTURES RPG book this August. The game is based on Green Ronin's Mutants & Masterminds, the leading super-hero RPG in the tabletop gaming world.

"It is DC's 75th anniversary this year and I'm delighted we can help celebrate it by bringing the DC Universe back to the roleplaying hobby," said Green Ronin President Chris Pramas. "The team-up of the DCU and the creators behind Mutants & Masterminds will create an unstoppable force of great gaming!"

The DC ADVENTURES game will consist of four books, each done in full color and beautifully illustrated by top comic artists. The line launches in August with the DC ADVENTURES Hero's Handbook. Following it will be Heroes & Villains, Volume 1 in the fall. Then 2011 will see the release of Heroes & Villains, Volume 2 and DC ADVENTURES: Universe.

More information and previews of the DC Adventures line will appear on www.greenronin.com and www.mutantsandmasterminds.com in the coming months.

About Green Ronin Publishing
Green Ronin Publishing is a Seattle-based company known for its dedication to quality books and games. Founded in 2000, Green Ronin has won more awards for excellence and innovation than any other game company in the new millennium, and took home the coveted ENnie Award for Best Publisher an unprecedented three years running. With great licenses like Dragon Age and A Song of Ice and Fire, groundbreaking games like Mutants & Masterminds and Blue Rose, and a roster of top flight designers and illustrators, Green Ronin Publishing is a leading light in the hobby game industry.

About DC Comics
DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC Super Heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics' Web site is located at www.dccomics.com.

Green Ronin, Mutants & Masterminds, and their associated logos are trademarks of Green Ronin Publishing.

The DC Universe and all related characters and elements are trademarks of DC Comics © 2010. All Rights Reserved.

Posted by SassyRonin at 8:12 AM

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