November has come to an end so we need the latest installment of The Hunters Gathering. Don’t forget, we encourage you to connect with us on our Community Forums or social media via any of our official accounts: Hunters Entertainment on Facebook, Outbreak: Undead on Facebook, ABCs of RPGs on Facebook, or Hunters Entertainment on Twitter.
Time to get everyone up to speed.
Events & More
Midwinter Gaming Convention 2018 – As has been previously announced, we will be attending Midwinter Gaming Convention 2018 to kick off the new year! The dates for the event are January 11-14. We’ve been going to this convention for a few years now, and we really enjoy it! Most importantly it allows us to connect with the fantastic people who support us, meaning all of you. Mark the dates so you don’t miss us. We’ll roll out additional details regarding what you can expect from us at Midwinter next month (well, this month since we’re getting this posted a little late).
Announcements & Teasers
Outbreak: Undead.. 2nd Edition Kickstarter – What a campaign, how can we possibly thank you all enough for helping us bring Outbreak: Undead.. 2nd Edition to fruition! 589 of you came together and contributed $59,295 in funding to help us get this secured for production and release. If you ended up missing out try not to stress, you’ll have a chance to get your hands on the non-exclusive content when we reach release. We’re working on getting everything arranged regarding our Pledge Manager so those of you who backed the project, and should have this available fairly soon. We managed to unlock a number of Stretch Goals over the course of the Kickstarter, and the development process is moving along with those. Meanwhile the Core Books themselves, the heart of the campaign, are in various stages of development ranging from some additional writing being done, editing, and layout.
We’ll of course be providing updates to backers of the project along the way as development progresses and getting your exclusive content lined up. We may even have a few surprises still in store yet, so be ready for all the undead excitement that 2018 will bring! With just what we have announced so far during the campaign, here is just a glimpse at some of what you can expect from Outbreak: Undead.. in 2018:
- Core Rules Release – Two 350-page full color hardback books
- ZOMBV Release – A Campaign Setting for 2nd Edition
- The Chimera Release – A Campaign Setting for 2nd Edition
- Game Resources Release – Including reference decks, resource tokens, and more
- Free Content Friday Returns – Featuring an array of talented authors
- SPEW-AI 2.0 Development – More robust, more scientific accuracy, more enhanced
- Syrinscape Soundset – Exclusively created for Outbreak: Undead..
- Short Story by Jennifer Brozek – Featuring one of our backers as a character
- Hero Forge Coupon – Exclusive to all our campaign backers
That is just what we have announced so far, but you shouldn’t be too surprised if we have a couple of surprises planned along the way! All in all, 2018 will be a great time to be a fan of Outbreak: Undead..
Kids on Bikes RPG – We announced the newest RPG that we will be publishing in partnership, Kids on Bikes, a game of “Strange Adventures in Small Towns” by Jonathan Gilmour (Dead of Winter, Atari: Centipede/Missile Command/Asteroids) and Doug Levandowski (You’re Fired, Gothic Doctor)! You can learn more About the Game or download the Ashcan Version (a Quick Start Guide) here on our site now. We also had a Kickstarter in order to make the project a reality, and a staggering 3,069 of you joined our gang and contributed a whopping $93,471 to help us make this happen. On release this game will feature a PDF Digital Edition and softcover Standard Edition, but we also have a hardcover Deluxe Edition which will feature some really cool extras thanks to the support of our backers! We also have some Add-on extras that were also unlocked over the course of the campaign, though some of these will likely be exclusive to our backers only.
The collaborative and fast-paced nature of this game is well suited to get you from character to creation and well into the game in a single sitting, a rare breed within the tabletop gaming sphere. We are incredibly pleased to be bringing Kids on Bikes into the fold of quality products Hunters Entertainment is known for. So, here is what everyone can expect with the release:
- Digital Edition – PDF copy of Kids on Bikes plus our unlocked 14 Modules from talented gaming authors and 5 backer created Modules
- Standard Edition – A 60-page, rules light, face-paced storytelling game – does not include the unlocked or backer Modules
- Deluxe Edition – Everything in the Standard Edition plus the unlocked Modules (backer Modules pending approval), a variant cover, and a short comic by Jim Zub
With the success of the campaign we are also exploring some additional options for enhancing this game even more than we were able to through the Stretch Goals which you relentlessly crushed faster than we could even roll them out. We’re glad everyone is excited to get this game in their hands, and we’re excited to bring it to you!
We’ll catch you all next time!