I received the completed Space chapter of N.E.W.this morning. It's a solid 40 pages of space information, travel, combat, and operations, and it looks gorgeous. I'm proofing... Read more
Play W.O.I.N. At Gen Con
If you're going to Gen Con, Lucas Curell of Embers Design Studio is running a one-short What's O.L.D. is N.E.W. adventure called Memnon's Gambit. The adventure is designed by... Read more
Starship Construction Manual: Release Very Soon!
While the Starter Kit was technically the first official WOIN product, the Starship Construction Manual will be the first book designed for use with the full ruleset (as opposed to... Read more
Final N.E.W. Playtest Document [Character Creation]
I have just uploaded a final N.E.W.character creation document. The book is in layout now, and I'm really only putting this out because some folks asked to see what... Read more
Wanna See The N.E.W. Introduction Chapter?
Sure you do! The first 12 pages of the book introduce the game, provide a short play example, a brief glossary, and a discussion of technology advancement levels and science-fiction... Read more
N.E.W. is well underway with layout. It's hard to believe that this thing is now being *made*!
Also, the Starship Construction Manual is in layout. I expect that'll finish first,... Read more
As you probably know, the What's O.L.D. is N.E.W.books are in the layout phase. I thought you might enjoy a quick look at some of the design proofs (note... Read more
WOIN Starter Kit & More!
Good morning/afternoon/evening everybody! A few updates today!
W.O.I.N. Starter Kit Ready
I gave you a preview of the What's O.L.D. is N.E.W.starter kit a few weeks ago. The final... Read more
Smile for the camera!
Hi everyone! Just a quick art preview while we wait for the Starter Set to finish layout (I've seen a near-complete version of that, and it looks utterly gorgeous!)
First... Read more
Hi everyone. I just wanted to ask a quick opinion on something!
As you may or may not know, EN World just launched EN5ider, an online publication for a... Read more
Iconic Pre-gens & Character Sheets
Apologies for the double update today - I try to keep them few and far between!
In preparation for the upcoming Starter Set release, six pregenerated iconic characters from the... Read more
City of Brass
I wanted to take a quick moment to plug another Kickstarter run by Embers Design Studio. I have nothing to do with it, but one of its stretch... Read more
N.O.W. Character Creation Book
I have just uploaded N.O.W. Character Creation Book [Feb 2015] to the downloads area.
This book introduces character creation for N.O.W., the RPG of explosive contemporary action! New careers,... Read more
Design, Printing, & Timescales
As we close in on the end of the design part of the process of creating What's O.L.D. is N.E.W., it's time to take stock of what's left to... Read more
N.E.W. Character Creation Book [Feb 2015]
I have just uploaded N.E.W. Character Creation Book [Feb 2015] to the EN World downloads area.
This 73-page book details character creation in N.E.W., including species, careers, exploits, and equipment.... Read more
What's O.L.D. is N.E.W. Starter Kit
Greetings, all! I have a little present for you today!
I've just completed the first draft of the What's O.L.D. is N.E.W. starter kit. Now, bear in mind that this... Read more
O.L.D. Playtest Document: Book III - Monsters (January 2015)
Another update for you! This is an bestiary for O.L.D. This 60+ page bestiary includes a selection of monsters and templates, along with guidelines for creating your own monsters. You... Read more
N.O.W. Playtest Draft (Jan 2015)
80s action, martial arts, and supercars! This is the first draft of the N.O.W. playtest. It's not as pretty as the other playtest documents - it's just the text, but... Read more
What's O.L.D. is N.E.W. Playtest Update Document!
At the link below is a short "update" document for playtesters. It's great how the updates are getting shorter and shorter! We're closing in on the end. Just the DEFENSE... Read more
O.L.D. Playtest Document: Book II - Playing The Game
I have just uploaded O.L.D. Playtest Document: Book II - Playing The Game (December 2014) to the downloads area.
This 59-page document is the latest O.L.D. playtest document. It contains... Read more
Wanna N.O.W. Preview?
Mike Myler has been busy working on the playtest document for N.O.W. The Roleplaying Game (the companion to O.L.D. and N.E.W.) You can EXCLUSIVELY(!) preview the first chapter (12... Read more
A General Update!
Hey everybody! This is just a general update to let you know where things are at right now.
1) The N.E.W. art is all pretty much in. There's a couple... Read more
A N.E.W. Pile of Art!
Work has begun on the O.L.D. art, and I'm waiting for the final piece of the race lineup, which I expect any time now. In the meantime, a whole load... Read more
Final (for now) N.E.W. playtest document!
This will be the final N.E.W. playtest document for a while - the focus will be on O.L.D. for a time. However, please do feedback on this, as feedback frequently... Read more
More Art, More Progress
After the last playtest document for N,E,W,, I have finished compiling all the reports and made tons of small changed throughout the whole thing. I'm also reformatting the... Read more
N.E.W. Species Lineup Art, Character Sheets, and Errata!
I have some great art to preview for you! These pieces show the basic species for N.E.W. The Roleplaying Game. The basic species are, as I've previously discussed,... Read more
Playtest File Correction - Sorry!
If you downloaded the latest N.E.W. playtest document today, please do so again. I uploaded a slightly older file. Fixed now. Sorry!
N.E.W. Playtest Document [July 2014]
This is the latest playtest document for Kickstarter backers only. It uses large amounts of playtest feedback, and contains some major changes to the core math. This therefore begins a... Read more
Progress on N.E.W.
Just a quick note to let you know about some of the upcoming changes. Thanks so much for the playtest feedback. Actual play feedback is so useful, and a vital... Read more
Art, More Art, and Logos!
N.O.W. Cover Art by Claudio Pozas
Mike Myler is busy working on N.O.W., and will soon have some martial arts stuff to show you. In N.E.W. you have careers and... Read more
Last Chance for N.O.W.! Plus please check your shipping!
Good evening, all! If I may tear you away from all the D&D 5E news this last week, I'd like to quickly mention that the N.O.W. hardcover upgrade/addon post-Kickstarter-I-missed-it-at-the-time option... Read more
Pledging Issues; Order the N.O.W. Hardcover; and 3D Spaceships!
Are you having trouble with Kickstarter's payment processing?
A number of people have reported that they're struggling to get their cards accepted by Kickstarter's system, some because it's an international... Read more
It is done!
The Kickstarter is over. I'll stop bugging you now. But I do want to do two things:
I want to thank you. There are 995 people who have... Read more
N.O.W. is a G.O.!
Oh wow. We just passed £39,000 and I'm calling N.O.W. £1K early so that you guys all have time. It's so close with only a couple of hours left, so... Read more
It's the final countdown! Hold on to your hats!
So this is it! The last 8 hours, and the last of these daily messages you'll get from me (was that a sign of relief I heard?) You've all been... Read more
One Day Left!
It's just a short update today! Tomorrow, the What's O.L.D. is N.E.W.Kickstarter campaign ends! We've broken £30,000, and we're well on our way towards £35,000, which will give F.U.L.L.... Read more
52 Hours To Go; A PIle of Bobs!
As I type this, the What's O.L.D. is N.E.W. Kickstarter has just 52 hours left. Where did the month go? I guess one bonus is you'll stop getting all these... Read more
£30,000 and a new O.L.D. Playtest Document!
It's an exciting day in What's O.L.D. is N.E.W.Kickstarter land! I have some important news for you! We have just 3 days left, so we're closing in on the... Read more
WE HAVE HARDCOVERS!
I have some rather wonderful news. Due to the fact that I'm ordering myself some additional copies of the books for various reasons (selling at conventions and the like), we've... Read more
A note about the softcover add-ons
I have a bit of news about the Kickstarter addons. The way they're being handled is being changed, after some dicussion with various backers.
Add-ons are awesome additional... Read more
Just 7 Days To Go!
We're now into the final week of the Kickstarter - in just 7 days, this will all be over! It's a tense time as we eye the upcoming stretch goals... Read more
Pluto Listening Station & What is N.O.W.?
Good evening everybody! This will be a fairly quick update since my PC crashed (again) losing tons of work, and I can't face typing it all again! Yes, I know,... Read more
Character Generators, Starship Builders, and 80s Action Stars!
Good morning! We're into the final 10 days of the What's O.L.D. is N.E.W. Kickstarter, and a LOT happened over the weekend which I'm really excited about!
Stretch Goals Achieved... Read more
N.E.W. Bestiary Unlocked! Ice Dragons & Snow Barbarians!
A short update, and then I'll leave you to enjoy your weekend. After flirting with that £23,000 goal for a while today, we finally broke through it, unlocking the N.E.W.... Read more
A Bestiary! A Lost Asteroid!
Wow! Since yesterday we blew through two stretch goals, which means you all get an O.L.D. Bestiaryautomatically added to your pledge! That particular book is in early stages right... Read more
Halfway Through! Upgrades & Add-ons!
Halfway through the Kickstarter, in that flat period everyone always talks about. Conventional wisdom is that most of a KS's traffic is in the first few and last few days,... Read more
Waking Nightmares: ACHIEVED!
I know it was a busy weekend for many, with family and other events, but we still managed to achieve another stretch goal! You're now getting Waking Nightmares, the... Read more
N.E.W. Character Generator; O.L.D. Changelings; 10 Starships!
Just a very quick update today! A few resources you might enjoy, made by awesome, awesome folk!
- We're on the verge of the stretch goal which will have Ryan Nock... Read more
Starships, Changelings, and Muskets!
Yesterday we smashed that £19K goal which meant that MUSKETS IN THE RAIN was unlocked, written by Wade Rockett and narrated by the amazing Christine Stevens and George R. Ledoux.... Read more
New Goals Ahoy!
New Stretch Goals Galore!
Over the last week I've been arranging a whole slew of additional content stretch goals designed to make the value of your pledge even better than... Read more
We Did It! Spires in the Sky is YOURS!
Stretch Goal: ACHIEVED!
We did it! We have reached the £18,000 stretch goal which means that Kevin Kulp will be forced to write Spires in the Sky, the introductory... Read more
Spires, Errata, and a Chat!
A weekend update! Thank you all for your support - you're amazing, and we have passed £17,000! Tantalizingly close to....
£800 to go to our next stretch goal!
Yep, we're... Read more
Rallying the Troops Audio Short; Two Interviews; plus some Grand Elves!
Stretch Goals Reached
Wow; we shot through a couple of stretch goals overnight! We achieved the color art commission (at £15K) and the "Rallying the Troops" audio short (which I... Read more
Covers, Playtests & Monsters - Oh My!
We're into Day 4 of the Kickstarter campaign, and we're just £1,500 away from that big £15,000 stretch goal. That's only 20 new hardcopy backers we need! That's doable, right?... Read more
Spires in the Sky!
Thank you all for your continued support! We're getting closer to that £15,000 goal, and I can almost taste that gorgeous full-colour art. I've already started arranging it (optimistic, I... Read more
Captain, There Be Art!
You know what happened? I woke up this morning to find that you guys had gone and sneakily achieved the first stretch goal while I slept. Thank you! Yup, we'll... Read more
"My First Update"
"My First Update" - sounds like the title of a childrens' book! But wow: what a day! To think that earlier I almost pulled the plug, or at least delayed the... Read more