This monk kicks!
Dear 13 True Ways Kickstarters,
Thanks to the work of a bunch of good Fire Opal people who are not me, the last of the 13 True Ways goodies (dice,... Read more
Backer Rewards Are Shipping
Behold the first batch of backer rewards to go into the mail! (Rob Heinsoo and Fire Opal Media designed the Shadowrun: Crossfire deck-building game, which is why the packages are... Read more
Rewards and Add-Ons Update
Dice status: As you can see, the dice are awesome, and we will soon have enough quantities to fill all the rewards and add-ons. Hooray!
T-shirt status: We’re checking on... Read more
Add-Ons Update: Sample Dice
This week, we expect to get our first look at the 13th Age dice! We received word from FedEx that a package from our dice manufacturer is at Customs; so... Read more
Add-ons, a new Pelgrane Kickstarter, and that mysterious free adventure
Hello, backers! So...you might have received an e-mail from us with the latest Tales of the 13th Age adventure, The Crusader’s Fist.I wish I could say that this was a... Read more
Kickstarting another 13th Age supplement
Dear 13 True Ways supporter,
For a change this is a message direct from the lead designer. Although there are still 13TW fulfillment tasks to complete, I'm not writing... Read more
13 True Ways Has Shipped to Everyone, Everywhere
We just got word from Simon Rogers at Pelgrane Press that 13 True Waysstandard edition shipped out from the UK to all non-North American backers and pre-order customers yesterday.... Read more
13th Age in Glorantha Kickstarter is Live
The Age of Glorantha is upon us! The Kickstarter to fund 13th Age in Gloranthawent live at noon Pacific time, and less than an hour into the campaign is... Read more
Update on Backer Rewards and Add-Ons
Just a quick update on where we are with various items:
As I posted on August 8th, all copies of 13 True Ways (the regular edition) have gone... Read more
What To Do If You Got a Banged-Up Copy of 13 True Ways
Hello from Gen Con! We're very happy to see so many of you getting (and enjoying) your copies of 13 True Ways. We're very disappointed to see that some copies... Read more
US and Canada: 13 True Ways Is In The Mail
We got the word from Simon Rogers at Pelgrane Press today: all regular (not Limited Edition) print copies for backers in the US and Canada have been shipped. Also, most copies... Read more
13 True Ways Shipping Status
A full blog post is coming from Rob soon, but we wanted you to be the first to hear this news: we're planning to drop-ship print copies of 13 True... Read more
13th Age Nominated for 3 (+1) ENnie Awards
Pelgrane Press has received 15 nominations in 11 categories for 9 products in this year's ENnie awards, in a field festooned with stellar games and publishers. And this year, 13th... Read more
13 True Ways follow-up plans
Hey, 13 True Ways supporters!
By now most of you will have seen the 13 True Ways PDF, except for those old-fashioned souls who want to wait for the printed... Read more
13 True Ways Is Complete - Backer PDFs Are Coming
We are INCREDIBLY excited to announce that Fire Opal Media turned over the completed 13 True Ways book in layout to Pelgrane Press. All backers who pledged at a level... Read more
Layout Half Done!
Just a quick update: to speed things up, we aren't doing a simple PDF version of 13 True Ways after all: it's going straight to Chris Huth in sections for layout. ... Read more
A couple of weeks ago, we sent a backers-only request for suggestions for spot illustrations for 13 True Ways. One was for an imp rubbing its hands together in... Read more
13 True Ways Goes Into Layout
In his latest View from the Pelgrane's Nest column, our publisher Simon Rogers shared a lot of 13th Age related updates -- including the news that completed chapters of 13... Read more
The smell of dragonfire in the morning
For this all-out push to finish 13 True Waysdesign, I've been channeling the man pictured above, a ruthless paladin/commander named Roland Abendroth. Roland is the creation of Davideogame, one... Read more
Claw Claw Call Lightning
Horizon, Commanders, Mummies: a 13 True Ways Update
Given the push we are making to finish design and art on 13 True Ways, it's time for an update. I'm not going to talk about the things we're doing... Read more
Commanders, Monks, Playtest Files, and Dragon Kings
This week's playtest of the new commander and the half-revised monk went well.
In the commander's case I didn't make any changes after the playtest. Partly that's because the... Read more
Drakkenhall, Dragons, and Druids
Jonathan and I have moved into a new work phase on 13 True Ways,meeting every afternoon in my garage studio. Long periods of separate work punctuated by discussion. Yesterday... Read more
Happy day of the Hatchling!
The 13th Age Bestiary is now available for pre-order and pre-publication playtesting! Like the Escalation Edition for the original 13th Agebook, purchase of this Hatchling Edition of the... Read more
Heart of Gold: a 13 True Ways update
Smilin' Sammy G, as he is known to his friends, was the first of the characters created by fans who supported the 13 True Ways Kickstarter. Sammy comes to us... Read more
13th Age is out! Tell your friends!
At last, the 13th Age core rulebook is now available to order! It'll also be in stores this week, so if you haven't yet gotten your copy -- or you... Read more
Flame & Ice
Kickstarter isn't great for sharing images, at the moment, so I used my blog to show off the Great Gold Wyrm-centered t-shirt for the 13 True Ways Kickstarter... Read more
Matt Nelson's Ambush Bug
I posted another thumbnail winner from the Monster Art #13 contest on my blog this morning. The piece is by Aaron McConnell, as usual. I think it's the only illustration... Read more
Updates at large
We've had a few updates recently that I haven't echoed here to the Kickstarter supporters. Bad on me.
Today saw Christopher Tatro's deliberately over-the-top entry into the Monster Art +13... Read more
Standard Action Goes 13th Age
Standard Action is a fantasy comedy webseries for geeks of all kinds, and right now they're in the final day of their Standard Action Season 3 Kickstarter. Very soon... Read more
Rob posted a 13th Age update on his blog yesterday that included the first draft of 13 True Way's cover and notes on the adventure being re-added to the core... Read more
We have a new piece of art from Aaron illustrating one of the monsters from Monster Art +13. Click on over to Rob's blog for the full impact.
You Guys Really Hated This Town
There was lots of 13th Age activity this week on the Pelgrane Press blog. If you haven't already, check out the message from Chris Huth on how he's recovered from... Read more
13th Age Core Book Update
If you're at PAX East this weekend, come play 13th Age at the Indie Games on Demand area! GMs Tobias McNabb, Ryven Cedrylle and Casey Peavler are running two-hour demos... Read more
Magic Item: The Feathered Crown
There are three Alchemist-tier 13 True Ways Kickstarter backers who gave us magic items to illustrate.
The first item is the Feathered Crown from Jered Heeschen. Look at the art... Read more
Here’s the second rough sketch by Aaron McConnell showing off one of the winners from the Monster Art +13contest. The treant was suggested by Martin Dickson. I liked the... Read more
Rob Heinsoo: Monster Art +13 Contest Winners
I’m pleased to announce the thirteen winners of the Monster Art +13 contest, Kickstarter backers whose 130 word suggestions will inspire monster images that will appear in 13 True... Read more
Rob Heinsoo: 13th Age Update
As you might have seen in Simon Rogers’ Through the Scrying Glass column, I finished the manuscript for 13th Agein November and turned the final text over for layout... Read more
From the Shadows - The Tridecagon now complete
The Prince of Shadows was evidently so sneaky that the icon escaped the 13th Age Tridecagon. Once the icon was captured the fine people over at Dice Rings then came... Read more
13 True Monsters: Let The Pitching Begin
Aaron McConnell is chomping at the acid-tipped spikes of his interplanar prison, demanding to be turned loose on the monster art for 13 True Ways.
I’ve got some assignments... Read more
I hate this town - The Survey
We already know that Drakkenhall and Horizon will be painted in detail. Now it’s time to learn which of the Seven Cities is going to be tarred and painted.
Truthfully,... Read more
Behold the Tridecagon of 13th Age! The One Ring Arrives
Some of my favorite gaming experiences have been a result of the effort that GMs put into developing plot twists, scenarios, or magic items that completely change the player’s view... Read more
The Escalation Die: First View
We're creating a special escalation die for the 13 True Ways Kickstarter. Since an escalation die is by definition the easiest die to get hold of, a d6, we put... Read more
Paint the Town II - Winners!!!
Paint the Town 2
Drakkenhall, City of Monsters, left the other cities’ candidacies in ruins in the first Paint the Town contest.
I’m happy about Drakkenhall. It blends the pleasures of immediate adventure in... Read more
13th Age: A Legendary Community
Hello Kickstarter supporters,
The 13th Age community is one of the biggest reasons for the game's success to date, and many of you have been part of and are leading... Read more
Paint the Town!
As promised, 13 True Ways will include two two-page map spreads illustrated by Lee Moyer detailing key areas of two of the Seven Cities of the Dragon Empire: specifically, the... Read more
The 13 True Ways Community - A Global Supporter Chart
We will soon be sending out the Paint the Town survey but before that we're making another effort to get everyone to update their survey information. Without this... Read more
Rob Heinsoo: Now What?
Hello, Kickstarter Supporters....
There is a lot going on with 13th Age right now, as we finish the manuscript and get it ready for layout and printing. I wanted to... Read more
Your 13 True Ways - FUNDED
We're all thrilled by the success of the Kickstarter. Thank you for pushing us towards making an unforgettable expansion book and for charging our batteries as we finish off... Read more
A Message from Rob!
Dear Citizens of Kickstarredania,
We are gathered this hour to confront the spectre of a stretch goal missed. True, in every* Kickstarter, some goal, or goals, MUST be missed. But... Read more
Three for All and All for Three.
Robin D. Laws will have his hands full, as you've brought us past 67,500 and unlocked his second 16 pages of work in 13 True Ways. Illustrated by Aaron and... Read more
A Preview of the Core
Before the 13 True Ways Kickstarter completes we wanted to provide a glimpse of things to come with a preview of the 13th Age Core Book layout! And so without... Read more
Reach for the Stars!
I see you thought you could outpace us by reaching the goals almost as soon as we posted them. With only 9 hours remaining, can you and all your friends... Read more
A New Collaborator Approaches!
We've unlocked the first of the Robin D. Laws collaboration levels! Veteran author and RPG designer Robin D. Laws will contribute a 16-page section to 13 True Ways further detailing... Read more
The Diabolist thanks you.
You did it!
The Occultist will join the game as yet another playable class in the 13 True Ways book.
Stretching the Stretch Goals with Robin D. Laws.
Just when you thought there was nothing left to achieve, we've got two more stretch goals for you!
Rob has asked Robin D. Laws to provide more pages of material... Read more
More town, more paint.
We can't turn around over here without hitting another stretch goal, it seems. We've passed $57,000 and funded Pain the Town 2. Not just one, but two cities will get... Read more
I Hate this Town, It needs more Dice
The "I Hate this Town" goal has been achieved! 13 True Ways will include a slanderous in-world review of one city's lowlights including a partial map. The city chosen for... Read more
The Town Shall be Painted
We reached $53,000 and have unlocked the Paint the Town stretch goal!
One town, to be selected via a poll of all of you, our backers (poll itself coming soon).... Read more
Oh Captain my Battle Captain!
The Battle Captain is FUNDED! This class will be added to the 13 True Ways book.
A Requested Reward - Alchemist (Create a Magic Item)
First, Thank You!!! For your support, your feedback and your input. 13 True Ways couldn't possibly have happened without you! In response that feedback we are offering one more reward... Read more
A Word From Our First Legendary Bard Backer
Hello! I'm OmniDesol, the first Legendary Bard donation for the 13 True WaysKickstarter. The team at Fire Opal Media asked me to share the NPC concept that I'll be... Read more
Rob Heinsoo: Battle Captain, Chaos Shaman, Druid
There are nine character classes in the 13th Age core book. Four new classes are definitely appearing in the first expansion book, 13 True Ways. Two more classes, the... Read more
This is the Devil calling for the Dragon Kingdom
A sudden jump in backing has brought us past $46,000 and that brings us the Devils! These fascinating monsters will be developed by Rob, Jonathan, Aaron, and Lee and detailed... Read more
New Add-Ons: Dice, Tattoos, an Extra Book and Fuel for Heinsoo
Want to kick in a few dollars for an extra cool thing? Here are a few add-on rewards you might like. Add the appropriate amount to your pledge and when... Read more
Two important things in this update.
First, we've reached $42,000 and therefore have attained the Monster Art +8 goal. I can't wait to see everyone's arguments for which existing monster... Read more
More Stretch Goals!
We're stretching out our stretch goals, with more possibilities for the 13 True Ways book. Be sure to check out the potential additional classes at the $53k and $60 checkpoints!... Read more
Something Dungeon this way Comes
Our wonderful fans that are regulars of the Something Awful Traditional Games forum have banded together to pledge at the Dungeon Maker level. They've been strong supporters of 13th Age... Read more
The power of death has been unleashed!
You've done it! You gotten us past $37,500 and unlocked the Necromancer class for 13 True Ways. The Lich King is pleased -- just look at that happy smile:
“The... Read more
New Reward Tiers For Leatherbound 13 True Ways Book
Several people who already pre-ordered 13th Age asked for a backer tier that includes the (faux) leatherbound edition of 13 True Waysbut not the core game. We now have... Read more
Monster Art Unleashed as First Stretch Goal Reached!
Whoa. We turned our backs for a second, and the next thing we knew we'd broken through our first stretch goal! 13 True Wayswill now have 5 new illustrations... Read more
New Stretch Goals: More Monster Art, More City Details and More Evil
When we discussed what we could offer in 13 True Ways with more funding, we kept in mind the reasons people love 13th Age. One big reason that's come out time... Read more
13 True Ways - FUNDED!
Gerald Linn, of Fire Opal Media here. I'm incredibly excited to announce that with your support, we have reached our base funding goal of $29,800. Rob, Jonathan, Lee,... Read more
Rob Heinsoo: The First Backer-Created Monster - Devil of the Fangs
I'm smiling about the first monster brought into 13th Age by a fan contribution to 13 True Ways!
General Ironicus is our first backer at the $550 Diabolist level.... Read more
STRETCH GOAL #1
First Stretch Goal Announcement: Our initial goal is $29,800 and we’re very excited to be closing in on the mark. It’s time to announce the first stretch goal for 13... Read more
NEW REWARD LEVELS AND IMPROVED REWARDS
Hello 13th Age Supporters!
We are happy to announce that we are adding more reward levels and increasing the rewards at the $130 and $170 levels. These levels have been... Read more
Rob Heinsoo: A Song for the Elf Queen
I wrote a few lines on gaming art that appear on the wall at the Art of Roleplaying Games exhibit at Krab Jab Studio:
Before I was a gamer, children’s... Read more
Rob Heinsoo: How to use the icon die
The image you see in this update is a wonderful old Ral Partha wizard summoning three icon die symbols of his patron, the Archmage, beside the city of magic, Horizon,... Read more
Rob Heinsoo: On the track of the Koru behemoths
I didn’t add this to the official Kickstarter promises, but one thing I’m dying to do in the 13 True Waysbook for 13th Age is a map of the... Read more
13th Age Beta Version PDF will soon be available to KNIGHT backers and above
Everyone who pre-orders the 13th Age RPG gets immediate access to a one time offer of the Beta Version PDF containing the latest fully playable draft of the game-in-progress.
What... Read more
More pages! Plus a preview of Living Dungeons, the Underworld and the Overworld
Since we started the 13 True WaysKickstarter campaign, a lot of people have asked about the 160+ page count. To clarify, that's not the maximum number of pages we're... Read more
Bringing the 13 Icons into your campaign
Most d20 games have powerful NPCs who shape the world behind the scenes. The 13th Age world brings them forward, with thirteen powerful NPCs (icons) that the players will aid... Read more
The 13th Age Icon Dice Appears
The Influence Die is used by the GM in the 13th Age world as an optional rule to provide freeform random events and determine which Icon is behind the action.... Read more