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BOTYou just can’t keep a Great Old One down. That’s right, the very-successful, Lovecraft-focused Bundle of Tentacles is back over at the Bundle of Holding website! For just US$8.95, you get their starter collection of four DRM-free .PDFs (retail value $48) — including Cubicle 7’s ENnie-winning Cthulhu Britannica: Shadows Over Scotland (retail $20) and no less than three titles written by Atomic Overmind Press Lovecraft luminary Kenneth Hite: the Trail of Cthulhu Player’s Guide (retail $11), Dubious Shards (retail $12), and Cthulhu 101(retail $5).And if you pay more than the threshold price of $19.47, you’ll level up and get their colossal collection of ten bonus ebooks (retail value $99 — that’s right, ninety-nine dollars):

  • Cthulhu Britannica: Folklore (retail $15): Infuse the creatures of folk tradition with the dreadful otherworldly terrors of the Mythos.
  • Dark Streets ($17): Cakebread & Walton’s sourcebook for Lovecraftian adventures in 1749 London, a supplement for their Renaissance Deluxe. (And we’re including the complete Renaissance Deluxe rulebook!)
  • Eldritch Skies (Savage Worlds Edition, retail $15): John Snead’s Lovecraftian alternate-future SFRPG.
  • Hellfire (retail $7): A Dark Streets scenario featuring the notorious Hellfire Club.
  • Shadows Over Filmland (retail $17): Kenneth Hite and Robin D. Laws pay tribute to classic 1930s horror films in this Trail of Cthulhu scenario collection.
  • Tarot of Cthulhu (retail $10): Ken Hite presents the Mythos Major Arcana and deciphers its arcane (of course) symbolism.
  • The Unspeakable Oath issues #18-20: Three issues of Arc Dream Publishing’s stellar Mythos magazine. (ePub and .mobi formats)

Ten percent of your payment is split evenly between the two international charities selected by their Tentacular contributors: the Alzheimer’s Association and Cancer Research UK. Now is the time to buy. The stars are right for just over three more hours! 

So it’s definitely been a little quiet around the AOP website and office lately, at least as far as new material for our existing lines. It’s been a crazy and frustrating 2014, with a lot of projects getting derailed, taking more time then we had hoped, being hampered by cash-flow issues, etc. Hardly a banner year. And it’s in an effort make sure 2015 is a much better year that I (Hal Mangold, the Overmind) have lent my assistance to my friends over at Atlas Games as they bring back one of the coolest games of the 1990’s, Feng Shui. Feng Shui was the first game I ever wrote for, and it has a place in my gaming heart right next to RuneQuest and Call of Cthulhu as the RPGs that shaped my non F20 gaming experiences. The opportunity to work on it was too good to pass up, both creatively, and in terms of the resources my participation could provide to get Atomic Overmind Press back up and running effectively. We’ve done even better than I could have possibly hoped. The new edition, Feng Shui 2, is already funded, and rolling into the last couple days of its Kickstarter. There are a ton of cool rewards and accessories for whatever level you care to back it at, and I’d personally appreciate the support. Here’s a little more about the game:

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FS2_3D_Front_FINALEunuch sorcerers. Slick conspirators. Cyborg apes. Control freak monks. Armed with the secrets of Feng Shui, all aim to conquer the past, present, and future. Only you have the guts, guns, and flying feet to stop them!

It’s back in all its explodey, chi-blasting glory: Feng Shui, the classic game of Hong Kong-inspired cinematic action, refurbished with a fresh bag of ammo for a new roleplaying generation! Original designer Robin D. Laws rushes your way on a bullet-riddled gurney to serve up the thrills fans remember, furiouser and faster than ever.

  • Choose between a wide array of action flick archetypes. Be an icy-cool killer, a determined martial artist, a maverick cop, a crusty old master, a clanking cyborg, a highway ronin, or a melancholy ghost.
  • Fight with free-flowing bravura! Lay low mooks, foes and bosses with guns, fu, magic, monster powers or the genetic mutations of a blasted future. Deploy smarts and skill to find your next fight!
  • Bolster your abilities by capturing special sites of power, the key to the chi war that secretly commands history’s course.
  • Journey through time portals from contemporary Hong Kong to the Tang Dynasty, from the rebellion-soaked Opium Wars era to scorched, post-apocalyptic roadways.

Loaded with Game Moderator advice, easier to run than ever, and including a fully fleshed out, mayhem-rich introductory adventure, Feng Shui 2 is more than ready for you. Are you ready for it?

You can find the project page here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atlasgames/feng-shui-2-action-movie-roleplaying-game-by-robin. The success of this project will have a concretely positive effect on the future of Atomic Overmind Press. Thank you for your support, and don’t worry, there’s a lot more Atomic Overmind Press material to come!

DAR_OS_RaceForTheJadeScrollYet another One Sheet for The Day After Ragnarok is now available. Behold, the Race for the Jade Scroll!

Hong Kong is home to criminals, eccentrics, rebels, and refugees…and an occupying Japanese army. Nevertheless, one of the heroes receives a letter informing her that an old friend living in the city—former Oxford University Professor Cyrus Lockheart—has died, and that he left certain papers and personal effects to her. There is one condition: the items, broadly hinted to be of great value, must be retrieved in person.

Authors Kennon and Keaton Bauman’s scenario sends the heroes hurtling through the streets of Hong Kong in pursuit of a strange inheritance, can they win the Race for the Jade Scroll?

This One-Sheet for The Day After Ragnarok contains everything you need for a quick and easy adventure for your party in the World after Serpentfall, and is available for both Savage Worlds, and Fate Core. Check it out in the AOP Web Store, or from our friends over at DriveThruRPG.com. You can find the Savage Worlds version or the Fate Core version there.

Hide and Seek for Fate Core

In addition to the new adventure, Mitch William’s Hide & Seek has also been release it its Fate Core version, sue to the yeoman efforts of  Morgan Ellis. You can acquire it either in the AOP Webstore or, as usual, from our friends over at DrivethruRPG.com.

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The next One Sheet for The Day After Ragnarok is here!

A desperate letter draws the heroes to Corvalis, OR. Sgt. Henry Stevenson’s been plagued by odd blackouts, and swears he’s being followed by strange people. A strange string of robberies is plaguing the town…is there a connection?

Author Mitch WIlliams offers a scenario set in the America’s Northwest after Serpentfall. Can the heroes help their friend win this very strange game of Hide and Seek?

This PDF One Sheet is available for the Savage Worlds version of The Day After Ragnarok. The Fate Core version will follow soon! Buy it in the Atomic Overmind Press store, or from our partners over at DrivethruRPG.com!

FATE_logoJust a quick update today, folks. Today, we’re talking Fate Core Day After Ragnarok.

First up, the Fate Core edition of the Song of the Siren One Sheet is now available! Morgan Ellis has worked his conversion magic on it, and Moe Lane’s tale of sinister “mermaids”is now available in both the Atomic Overmind webstore, and over at DriveThruRPG.com. We’ll have both versions up at Warehouse23 by next week, as well.

Next up, Serpent Scale #1: The New Konfederacy is also in process of being converted to Fate Core. Morgan Ellis is not only converting Ken Hite’s existing material, but working on something pretty special that’ll give it a real, true Fate Core flavor. More on that as it develops.

Finally, we just wanted to assure all the Fate Core DAR fans out that that Ian “Lizard” Harac’s Speleo-Herpetologist’s Handbook will definitely be getting the Fate Core treatment.

All that, and more One Sheets to come!

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After a little bit longer of a hiatus than we expected, One Sheets for The Day After Ragnarok are back!

Magnolia Petroleum is setting up offshore drilling rigs in what used to be Louisiana; things were going as expected until “mermaids” started capsizing their supply boats and chewing on the sailors. Can the heroes survive their own encounter with les Sirenes Grande?

Author Moe Lane offers a scenario set in the strange waters off the remnants of America’s Third Coast. Resist the seductive call of the Gulf, and solve the mystery of Song of the Siren!

This PDF One Sheet is available for the Savage Worlds version of The Day After Ragnarok. The Fate Core version will follow soon! Buy it in the Atomic Overmind Press store, or from our partners over at DrivethruRPG.com!

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Things have been a little quiet on The Day After Ragnarok front  since the release of the Fate Core edition, but we’re proud to announce that big things are afoot this Spring…

Who goes into the belly of the Midgard Serpent?

Who dares the horrors from before the Jurassic dawned — from before the gods died?

Who brings the terror and the poison of Jörmungandr into the light of science?

Who takes the deadly technologies built from such things back into the darkness?

You do.

You are the heroes of S Detachment, the speleo-herpetologists, the snake-caving warrior-scientists who explore the unknown to build the future.

The Speleo-Herpetol0gist’s Handbook  opens up the biggest, deadliest, most poisonous dungeon ever — the 2,500-mile long body of the dead Midgard Serpent — to adventure and horror. Loathsome new monsters, deadly ophi-tech, and complete adventure support in  The Day After Ragnarok style all wait for you … inside!

Ian “Lizard” Harac explores the inner recesses of the snake that smashed the world, in this 32 page supplement for Kenneth Hite’s The Day After Ragnarok.

Prepare to unlock the secrets inside the Midgard Serpent’s decaying and dangerous corpse, this Spring!

hplff_ks_poster_siteteaserWe’re proud to announce that Tour de Lovecraft: The Tales and Cthulhu 101 author Kenneth Hite is a Guest of Honor at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon held this weekend (Friday, April 11-Sunday, April 13) in Portland, Oregon! In addition to soaking in the Lovecraftian atmosphere, Ken will be appearing on a number of panels, as well as delivering the keynote address Saturday evening. From Ken’s Livejournal, here is his schedule for the show:

FRIDAY, APRIL 11
9:00-10:00 p.m. Panel: Beyond the Tentacles: Summoning the Spirit of Lovecraft on the Tabletop
What makes a game truly Lovecraftian? (Kenneth Hite, Sandy Petersen, Scott Glancy, Keith Baker) (EOD Center Main Stage)

SATURDAY, APRIL 12
2:00-3:00 p.m. Panel: History and Lovecraft: The Eugenics Climate in Turn-of-the-Century USA
Although Lovecraft’s ideas about race sound strange and even repulsive to modern audiences, the United States in the 1920s was awash with eugenics ideas. How did Darwinism, health policy (such as the Racial Integrity Act of 1924) and science shape Lovecraft’s vision? And how can we approach this delicate topic without declaring Lovecraft simply a “man of his time” and dismiss any modern concerns his writing may produce? (Silvia Moreno-Garcia, S. T. Joshi, Sean Hoade, Kenneth Hite) (EOD Center Main Stage)

7:00-7:30 p.m. Keynote
Apparently, I’m delivering the keynote address. Since the festival is focusing on “Dreams in the Witch-House,” my topic will be “The Witch-Cult in Western Europe in H.P. Lovecraft.” I’ll be sure to plug WildClaw Theatre. (Main Screen)

9:00-10:00 p.m. Panel: R’lyehian Roulette
In this crazy event, panelists are given a rapid-fire selection of Lovecraftian topics, and have only 5 minutes to speak on each subject. This will be an information dump of Cyclopean proportions from some of the most brilliant people in the room. (Cody Goodfellow, Michael Cisco, Kenneth Hite, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Scott Glancy.) (EOD Center Classroom)

SUNDAY, APRIL 13
9:00 PM – 10:00 p.m. Panel: Cultists, Crosses, and Superstition
A discussion of the depiction of religion in Lovecraft’s stories. (Mike Davis, Robert M. Price, Edward Morris, Kenneth Hite) (EOD Center Main Stage)

While Atomic Overmind Press will not be represented there officially, the fine people over at Portland’s Guardian Games are repping us at the show, and will have an array of Ken’s Lovecraftian works available for sale over near the gaming area. In addition to his AOP books, they’ll also have copies of (his Lovecraftian children’s books from our friends over at Atlas Games, and the hard-to-find Dubious Shards. Additionally, they’ll have Robin Laws’ New Tales of the Yellow Sign available. Copies of all the books are limited. Have a great time at the show!

CiWMAfter a bit of a delay getting the final bugs stomped out (and the indexing skills of Kenneth Hite implemented), Jason Colavito’s Cthulhu in World Mythology is now available in PDF form in the Atomic Overmind Press store. This also marks yet another step toward getting the book into physical form, a process we start this week! Want both the ebook and PDF versions together? We can accommodate you there as well, and the book is available in ebook form from both Amazon.com, and in the Barnes and Noble Nook store.

If you;re interested in checking out an excerpt of the book, head on over to Jason Colavito’s personal site, jasoncolavito.com.  And. in case you missed it, Matt Staggs over at the Random House SUVUDU blog interviewed Jason about the book back in January. You can find that interview here.

GMDaySince it’s inception over at ENWorld back in late 2002, March 4th has been recognized amongst gamers everywhere as GM’s day! It’s a day to show appreciation for the game masters who take the time to plan and run the roleplaying games that we all enjoy playing.  We’re a day late recognizing the contributions of these hard-working, dice rolling, PC killing individuals, of course. So, a belated happy GM’s day to all! Make your screens never fall, your dice always crit,  and your PKs be Total.

In concert with this important day, we’re happy to be participating in the DrivethruRPG GM’s Day Sale, during which an array of publishers offer a selection of their PDF products up for sale at 30% off!  Click here to check out Atomic Overmind Press’s  participating products and be sure to check out the other great values available there as well.