Welcome all Action Rangers, Guardians, and Survivors to the very first installment of our newest feature, the Hunters Gathering. This will be a monthly feature where we at Hunters Books connect with you, our fantastic community, to give you a bit of a behind the scenes look at what we are up to. This will be a fantastic way to communicate new projects, development progress, and other fun and interesting news.
Without any further ado, let’s get started with our very first update.
Events & More
Smosh Games “Board AF” – Our good friends at Smosh have a great show known as Board AF where they feature tabletop games with actual play. It is our humble honor to have Outbreak: Undead.. featured on the show with a custom Scenario presented by our very own Ivan Van Norman. The full Scenario has been broken up across a few episodes that are currently available on their YouTube Channel. Check them out now by following the provided links, and be sure to give our friends at Smosh Games a Subscribe to keep up with all of their great content!
1, 2, 3s of RPGs – After the humbling success of the ABCs of RPGs we are excited to let all Guardians know that another great project for Younglings is now in development entitled the 1, 2, 3s of RPGs. The ABCs of RPGs characters explore the world of 1, 2, 3’s! We are very excited to be able to bring you more quality content to encourage a new generation of gamers and bolster the imaginations of Younglings around the world.
Survivor’s Guide 2nd Edition – Progress continues on the 2nd Edition Core Rules for Outbreak: Undead.. This project is currently being developed by Chris De La Rosa and Alex Huilman, and is presently in the last stretch of the writing and development phase. More content from First Edition has been converted and the material from the Starter Kit has been included and expanded upon. Expansions on previously released content such as Skills and Abilities, and feedback from Survivors the world over is likewise being accommodated. Character Creation rules have been updated for three styles of play ranging from traditional RPG to hardcore simulation.
Gamemaster’s Guide 2nd Edition – A part of the 2nd Edition Core Rules for Outbreak: Undead.. also in the writing and development phase and being worked by Chris De La Rosa and Alex Huilman. World building details including Biomes, Weather, Locations, and Environmental Features have been further fleshed out. Opponents have been diversified and presented in a fluid and easily modified way to allow for a more broad range of individual beasts, other survivors, and the undead. Expanded options for Hazards that Gamemasters will be able to spend their hard earned Risk on in order to present unique and challenging situations for players to overcome. Missions and Objectives that can be used to develop customized Scenarios on the fly covering the majority of possible situations that may become a reality for your Survivors.
Stronghold Guide 2nd Edition – The final part of the 2nd Edition Core Rules for Outbreak: Undead.. is also in the writing and development phase headed by Chris De La Rosa and Alex Huilman. We pride ourselves in the fact that Outbreak: Undead.. allows the exploration of attempting to rebuild society out of the ashes of disaster as a core concept of the system, and we have expanded on this to the point it needed a book of its own. Explore the difference between Camps, Safehouses, and Strongholds and how to utilize them individually or together. Rules for establishing an Economy or enacting a Governmental structure adding new layers of interaction with your communities. Loads of Upgrades and Features that can be employed in individual Locations or within your communities.
Pandemic Play – The organized initiative for Outbreak: Undead.. has been making great progress, and the project has moved to the editing and design phase. Our team of Chris De La Rosa, Alex Huilman, and Mike Goldrich have been hard at work addressing issues discovered during our “Preseason” trial run and refining the overarching story that will be explored over the first year. Mike’s experience working with organized play initiatives throughout the industry mixed with Chris and Alex’s extensive knowledge of the Outbreak: Undead.. system has combined to present a new and unique way to experience a global zombie outbreak. Expect to see lots more about this coming very soon.
Thanks for joining us for our first ever Hunters Gathering, and we hope that it has given you a peek behind the curtain to garner some insight into our process and where we are on our projects. Be sure to join us on our community forums, Facebook, and Twitter and we’ll chat again in February!