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Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:21 pm
  

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Greeting and salutations to all my beloved house guests.

Some of you may have read this already, but there was a note in Kevin's weekly email that's worth mentioning:

…"Plus three sourcebooks I have freelancers actively working on right now. They will each collect, update, and expand upon source material that has originally appeared in various issues of The Rifter® into a cohesive book. For many of you, all the material will be the first time you are seeing it, and for those of you who have seen it in the past, you will have it collected into one book, updated, expanded upon, made an official sourcebook, and ready to play.

Those three titles are, in no particular order: Creature Feature™, an adventure sourcebook for Beyond the Supernatural™ by Steven Dawes and others..."

Well, the cat's out of the bag. I've been writing a sourcebook for Beyond the Supernatural.

As mentioned above, it will include creatures from various Rifter books (includes mine), but all of them are being expanded and updated with additional materials and will become official! But that's not all, a few of my favorite creatures from BTS-1 (like the Nacarant and one of my personal favorites, the Malignous) will be making their way to this book as well. Along the way Kevin and I are adding GM advice on playing monsters and adding new information on various supernatural aspects like shapeshifting.

Its been a lot of work so far and I have more to do yet, but being an editor, content editor and game designer all at once has been an been an incredible opportunity and experience for me.

I even got to name the book (Creature Feature) and I got to choose the cover of the book, which will be the art used for the cover of the Rifter #32, painted by E.M. Gist! I've always loved this cover and I feel that it fits the creature theme perfectly. Coincidentally, the creature on the cover will have stats written for it as well.

Thank you for reading and have a good night.

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Congratulations and great work. I will definitely be picking one up.

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 Post subject: Re: Creature Feature
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Can't wait!

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So just out of curiosity if this goes well and creature features does well would you then have the opportunity to do Beyond Arcanum &/or Tome Grotesque so we can get those before Palladium's 50th?

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 Post subject: Re: Creature Feature
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Hey everyone, put on your thinking caps for a moment.

One of the sections of this book is about covering aspects that haven't fully been explained yet with the supernatural, such as combat, shapeshifting, hiding in public, etc.
If there's something you've been wondering about how monsters and or their abilities work in BTS, now is the time to let me know as I'll be finishing and sending this to Kevin sooner than later.

NOTE: Broader aspects like magic and the astral plane will be covered in their own upcoming books, so there's no need to about them.

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Warshield73 wrote:
So just out of curiosity if this goes well and creature features does well would you then have the opportunity to do Beyond Arcanum &/or Tome Grotesque so we can get those before Palladium's 50th?


Kevin and I have talked about this very thing. I may even head to the Palladium office at some point for a week to help work on Beyond Arcanum.

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mrloucifer wrote:

Kevin and I have talked about this very thing. I may even head to the Palladium office at some point for a week to help work on Beyond Arcanum.


This is the best news I've heard all day!

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 Post subject: Re: Creature Feature
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mrloucifer wrote:
Hey everyone, put on your thinking caps for a moment.

One of the sections of this book is about covering aspects that haven't fully been explained yet with the supernatural, such as combat, shapeshifting, hiding in public, etc.
If there's something you've been wondering about how monsters and or their abilities work in BTS, now is the time to let me know as I'll be finishing and sending this to Kevin sooner than later.

NOTE: Broader aspects like magic and the astral plane will be covered in their own upcoming books, so there's no need to about them.

I am currently preparing my GMs screen to run Operation Minotaur at the end of the month and I made a note about this so if I see something or encounter an issue while I'm running I'll post it.

mrloucifer wrote:
Warshield73 wrote:
So just out of curiosity if this goes well and creature features does well would you then have the opportunity to do Beyond Arcanum &/or Tome Grotesque so we can get those before Palladium's 50th?


Kevin and I have talked about this very thing. I may even head to the Palladium office at some point for a week to help work on Beyond Arcanum.

This is great news. Creature Features and Tome Grotesque will be a lot of fun but BTS isn't really complete until we get Arcanum. Best of luck on this. It would be cool if there was a system for non-spell casters to be able to use some sort of rituals to cast basic spells. Like what you see on shows like Supernatural and the like. At least ways for non mages to summon demons and the like.

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 Post subject: Re: Creature Feature
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Referring to the "Supernatural" route, I agree and would like to see something similar. They will likely be ritual based and requires certain goods or supernatural assistance, but there's no reason that at least certain types of spells shouldn't be casted by non-magic types. In fact, there's already a set up in the Parapsychologist's abilities to do so.

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