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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.

CiWMAtomic Overmind Press is proud to announce the long-awaited electronic publication of Jason Colavito’s Cthulhu in World Mythology!

Denied by generations of scholars as mere fiction, astonishing new mythological and archaeological evidence proves that an advanced and ancient global cult spread the worship of the octopus-headed Great Cthulhu and his Old Ones to every corner of the prehistoric world—and gives a shockingly eldritch and miasmal cast to some of history’s most important mythological tales. Why is it that the Greeks feared a terrible monster with writhing tentacles? Why did peoples of the Pacific build cyclopean stone “Houses of the Octopus” to enact the periodic resurrection of that strange mollusk?

Profound and persuasive, Jason Colavito’s historical bombshell Cthulhu in World Mythology is the result of the author’s lifelong pursuit of the truth behind the widespread allusions to Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, Azathoth, and the Old Ones in world literature. The author masterfully weaves together (in alphabetical order) ancient history, anthropology, archaeology, art history, astrology, astronomy, Atlantis theory, demonology, linguistics, literary theory, mythology, the occult, religious studies, and xenoarchaeology to tell the hidden history of early humanity.

Cthulhu in World Mythology author Jason Colavito was interviewed by the finefolks over at RandomHouse’s science fiction site suvudu.com.  Check it out for even more information and background on his development and writing of this monumental work.

Kindle users can purchase Cthulhu in World Mythology over at Amazon.com.  If the Nook is your reader of choice, you can find the book at the Barnes & Noble online store. Finally, both EPUB and mobi formats are available in the Atomic Overmind webstore. A PDF release will follow next week, with a print release later on in March 2014.

Review copy requests and press inquires should be directed to theovermind@atomicovermind.com. Cthulhu fhtagn!

 

 

I’ve just received the following message from Nicole Vega of New Dark Age:

“It’s been a while, but we’re live again! We’re currently at Templecon in Warwick, RI – stop by the booth and say hi! It’s been a great show so far, and we’re really exited about what’s up next. Stay tuned – we’ll talk about what’s going on once the con dust has settled.”

If you’re at Templecon this weekend, stop by and see the New Dark Age folks!

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DAR_FATE_cov-207x300Greetings from the snowbound metro DC area!  We’ve finally shaken the holiday hangover here at Overmind HQ, and are stoking the fires under our creative boilers for a new year…hopefully a more productive one than the last. 2013 was a year that could charitably be described as problematic, with production delays a-plenty. t’s been a frustrating couple of years and I have high hopes that 2014 will result in some long-promised products finally see the light of day. I.  We have a lot of cool things planned, and we’ll be telling you about them in the near future, but I’m going to try to cut down on promises that don’t come to pass. A bit too much of that, I think.

The Fate of Ragnarok

But now for the good news to start the year: The Day After Ragnarok: Fate Core Edition has shipped from the printers! Our partners at PSI will be processing the pre-orders as soon as it arrives, and everyone out there generous enough to pre-order the book will have it in their hot little hands  in the next couple of weeks. You should be able to order it through your FLGS in late February. When we get a firm street date, we’ll definitely let you know, but until then you can still pre-order the book in the Atomic Overmind Press Webstore.

More news to come about both new The Day After Ragnarok material and other AOP projects the next few days. Stay tuned!

 

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We’re proud to introduce the first brand new One Sheet for The Day After Ragnarok since the Fate Core edition of the setting released.

Lawrence is a town of nearly 300 in the heart of coal country. Yesterday, disaster struck the nearby Darby Company mine: an underground coal fire is burning, threatening Lawrence and its inhabitants. But is there more to this fire than meets the eye?

Author Paul Stefko offers a scenario that easily slots into any Poisoned Lands-based campaign. Survive the flames and toxic gas to help evacuate the town…but beware the fire down below!

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. It’s available for both Savage Worlds and Fate Core, and can be found in the AOP Webstore, or from our friends over at DrivethruRPG.com!

In Case You Missed It…

Are you familiar with our One Sheets series for The Day After Ragnarok? Well, we’ve been gradually converting the series to cover Fate Core in addition to the Savage Worlds system.  So far Hollerin’ PinesWheels Up LandingAny Port in a StormRaise A Glass, and Something Fishy are available for both systems. And all future One Sheets will be available for both systems! Check them out in the AOP webstore, or take a look at the upcoming ones on the One Sheet product page.

 

BoTThe Bundle of Holding‘s Lovecraftian incarnation, The Bundle of Tentacles, is winding down, but you have just a few short hours left to get in on it. For a price YOU choose (minimum $7.95), you get over $100 worth of amazing Lovecraftian RPG goodness! The Bundle of Tentacles includes:

  • Cubicle 7′s ENnie-winning Cthulhu Britannica: Shadows Over Scotland;
  •  The Trail of Cthulhu Player’s Guide from Pelgrane Press.
  • Kenneth Hite’s Dubious Shards and Cthulhu 101 from us here at Atomic Overmind Press.
  • Cakebread & Walton’s Dark Streets, a supplement for their Renaissance Deluxe, as well as the Dark Streets scenario Hellfire. (And it includes the complete Renaissance Deluxe rulebook!).
  • Pay more than the current average to get eight bonus titles:
  • Two more by Ken Hite, Tarot of Cthulhu and (with Robin D. Laws) and Shadows Over Filmland.
  • three issues of Arc Dream’s magazine The Unspeakable Oath (Kindle and ePub formats).
  • The newest Cthulhu Britannica volume, Folklore.
  • John Snead’s Lovecraftian alternate-future SFRPG Eldritch Skies.

There are less than THREE HOURS left in this amazing deal, so head on over to www.bundleofholding.com right now to get in on the Bundle of Tentacles!

DAR_SS04_cov-207x300No, it’s not a joke, not an illusion…Serpent Scale #4 is finally here! The Lion In Fimbulwinter – Sweden After the Serpentfall gives you a thorough briefing on the that country after the day the shook the world.

When the Midgard Serpent fell to the Americans’ nuclear fire in July 1945, Denmark and Norway sheltered Sweden from the worst of it: Sweden’s survivors could shelter in their damaged buildings from the torrential rain that became torrential hail and snow. A near-civil war in the wake of Serpentfall forced the Crown Prince to flee, and a fragile coalition government holds a tenuous grasp on the reins of power. The Serpent’s body lies humped and cloudy on the western horizon. The Americans have pulled back to the Rockies; the center of the British Empire removed to Australia. The Royal Navy can keep station in the North Sea, but the Red Army commands all of Europe east of the Serpent Curtain. Soviet agents and skulk and plot in Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö…and there are far fouler things lurking in the dark winter night.

The country its people call Mother Svea stands alone.

Inside this 10-page PDF you’ll find:

  • The history of Sweden in the wake of Jörmungandr’s demise, from the death of a king to the rise of Communist influence!
  • Details on the society and government of Sweden, and the conspirators, both foreign and domestic, planning its downfall!
  • Information on the fortress island of Heligoland, refuge of Crown Prince Gustav Adolph!
  • Statistics for trolls & trollwives, vile and twisted servants of the jötunn!
  • Scenario Sparks, adventure seeds for your adventures in post-Serpentfall Sweden!

Both the Fate Core and Savage Worlds version of are available in the AOP webstore, or from our friends over at Drivethrurpg.com!

In case you missed it…

Are you familiar with our One Sheets series for The Day After Ragnarok? Well, we’ve been gradually converting the series to cover Fate Core in addition to the Savage Worlds system.  So far Hollerin’ Pines, Wheels Up Landing, Any Port in a Storm, and Raise A Glass are available for both systems. And all future One Sheets will be available for both systems! Check them out in the AOP webstore!