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Posted by david jarvis on 2009-08-05
Hi everyone, I'm pleased to announce the release of the modern20 version of Interface Zero!

Now you have everything you need to play in the action-packed, frenetic worlds of 2088! IZ comes with hacking rules, new occupations, backgrounds, feats, equipment, golemmechs and especially, cyberware!

Posted by Chris Davis on 2009-08-04
Voyages of Discovery is finally on sale! Download the preview!

Voyages of Discovery is a complete fantasy game powered by the Modern20 game engine and set in a sword and sorcery world that technologically resembles 19th century Earth. Voyages of Discovery is a complete setting and game system in one book, nothing else is needed to play.

Print Edition
I'll be sending the printer files to Amazon at the end of the week, giving customers a few days to report any typos we missed. Feedback will be rewarded! You can purchase the print edition now (or upgrade later), but please know that is will take allow 4-6 weeks for delivery depending on when you order.

Posted by david jarvis on 2009-07-12
Hi everyone, Charles Rice has finished the conversion of Interface zero to the Modern20 system and it's in editing! I though I'd give you guys a little preview of what you can expect. So, without further Adeu, Here's the Nile security Program.

AI SECURITY PROGRAM: NILE TECHNOLOGY SPHINX

(Military-grade encryption/defense program)

A NILE Sphinx is a high end AI defensive program that appears in VR as a classic sphinx with the hindquarters and forelimbs of a lion, the wings of a falcon and the head and torso of a beautiful woman, the neon NILE Technological Enterprises logo and trademark revolving above her head. A sphinx is typically attached as a guardian program to important files or domains. Intruders are met with a logic problem that must be overcome in order to proceed. Such problems usually involve symbolic or abstract logic and might include complex VR simulations. In direct VR combat, sphinxes use their powerful claws to flay the avatars of their enemies.

 

AI, Security Program: Nile Sphinx (Powerhouse 8): HD 10d10; HP 55; Init +1; Spd 30 ft; Defense 24, flatfooted 16 (+1 Dex, +7 Int, +6 Class); BAB +8; Atk +14 melee (1d10+11 cutter), or +9 ranged (by weapon); SQ Melee Master; AL Company; SV Fort +14, Ref +6, Will +6, Rec +4; Rep +4; Str (Pro) 18, Dex (Fin) 12, Con (Rob) 0, Int 20, Wis 18, Cha 18.

Background: Manmade AI

Occupation: Hacker: Perks 2 (Aggressive Stance, Precision Strike)

Hobby: Firearms

Skills: Academics (Current Virus Profiles) 11 (+16), Computers 11 (+16), Engineering 11 (+16), Firearms 4 (+5), Influence 11 (+15), Legal 11 (+15), Perception 11 (+15), Read/Write Language (native+ 5 more), Speak Language (native+ 5 more), Unarmed 11 (+15), Weapons 11 (+15)

Feats: Attack Focus 1 (Cutter), Attack Focus 2 (Cutter), Attack Specialization 1 (Cutter), Attack Specialization 2 (Cutter), Book Learning 1: +2 Intelligence, Great Fortitude x2, Lucky, Night Vision, Smart Defense: +2 Intelligence modifier for this feat, System Hog

Access/Contacts/Followers: Top Secret Access

Wealth: 5

Possessions: Cutter: deadly, +3 damage; Codewall: 4 DR

Character Disadvantages: Code: Loyal to Company (DSR 2)

 

Posted by Chris Davis on 2009-04-27
Now in the Runequest flavor, the Survivors guide to the Age of Blood.

Posted by Chris Davis on 2009-03-16
I'm pleased to announce that Charles Rice's Modern20 is now available in print (and in full color). I sent the files to Booksurge/Amazon last week and they are now ready for printing. It should soon appear on Amazon anytime now and you can order from RPGObjects right now!

Like I did for my first batch of print books, I'm taking orders this week and then ordering stock on Friday. So to ensure your copy order by Friday.

Note that you can get it quicker from Amazon directly, but we make more when you buy it from us. We appreciate the support either way.

Also on Kindle...
Modern20 is soon to be available via Amazon Kindle. This was sort of experiment for me, and it sadly had mixed results.

Unfortunately the kindle doesn't support tables, which really sucks for an RPG book. Using the power of my newly created modern20 database, I was able to make it as Kindle friendly (which uses a subset of HTML but doesn't support the TABLE tag!) as possible.

I still think it's useful if you own a Kindle, but not if your looking up something in a table (i.e. chemistry explosions table). But I'll make this commitment to Kindle users, as Amazon improves better formating options for the Kindle, I'll keep updating the book (and updates are free).

Posted by Chris Davis on 2008-10-14
Modern20 is a year old today and growing bigger! We did a massive update to our alternate d20 based system, including 35 new feats, over 100 new weapons covering the entire 20th century, new Reputation options plus additional backgrounds, occupations and combat options.

I'm also hard at work on a Modern20online database, which is the first step towards the Modern20 character generator. You can check out the complete feat table HERE.

You can listen to Chuck and I discuss the update in podcast #8.

Happy birthday Modern20

Posted by david jarvis on 2008-10-13
I'm pleased to announce that Shadows of Cthulhu, a licensed true20 adaptation of Chasoium's Call of Cthulhu RPG is now on sale for only 9.71, that's 25% of the regular price.

In the spirit of Halloween, we want to make it even more affordable for you to check out this great game, written by werecabbage Russel Brown!

For most people, the world appears to be a relatively safe place, filled with the usual problems associated with day to day living. There are no monsters beneath the bed, nothing waiting in the darkness...

But for others, there is the maddening truth; unimaginable horrors lurk in dark places beyond the world we know, horrific things who regard humanity as little more than cattle; insignificant creatures to be used and cast aside at their whim. Ever watchful, they seek to pry open the gates to this realm, to reclaim that which was once theirs.

Some, so-called enlightened individuals choose travel the dark paths, seeking to gain knowledge never intended for human eyes, seeking arcane tomes and malefic artifacts in hopes of knowing the unknowable, even at the cost of their sanity. Indeed, at the cost of their very lives.

For you, the choice is clear, the imperative undeniable. Seek out that which should not be. Stand ever vigilant against the horrors lurking in the dark. Walk in the shadows of Cthulhu, and perhaps, if you're lucky, you may survive, may even make a difference, though the cost might be more than you’re prepared to pay…

Shadows of Cthulhu makes use of the elegant True20 game system, providing you with everything you need to run a campaign series in the deliciously maddening world inspired by the works of H.P Lovecraft!

Take advantage of this great deal today!