Genius Week In Review (Jan. 10, 2010)
The new year is under way, and things proceed apace at Super Genius Games. We’re working hard on our plans for the spring and summer (convention season can sneak up on you, if you don’t) … but still keeping a weather eye on the winter ahead.
DUELING FOR PINK SLIPS
Our first product for 2010 was the latest in one of our most popular series … Loot 4 Less, vol. 3: Hot Rods. And despite some confusion that it might be a book about magical chariots, people seemed quite pleased with this collection of interesting and (most of all) inexpensive rods suitable for use in equipping characters beginning at 1st-level.
Rods are often overlooked just because the name is kinda weird, but they really are quite handy magic items. They don’t take up one of a character’s limited chakra, you can equip and wield them like weapons, and anyone can use them without needing a Use Magic Device check. And they do a crazy number of different things.
In fact, as I re-read the book the other day, I realized that I WANT to use one of the rods for my next character. So there’s your proof of quality … so good that the publisher wants to use it. Wait. No. That really doesn’t prove much, does it?
DON’T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
Over the holiday break there were a slew of reviews posted for various SGG Call of Cthulhu
products. Besides the ones at the various PDF sales sites (which we greatly appreciate) you might also want to check out:
Pookie’s review of Snows of an Early Winter on GameCryer.com.
Jon Hook’s review of The Cold Case of Robert Suydam on YogSothoth.com.
Daniel R. Robuchaud’s review of Murder of Crows on GenreReader.com.
We really do appreciate EVERY review we get, not to mention the comments and discussions on message boards. They are the clearest kind of feedback we can get … and we are ALWAYS interested in learning what we’ve been doing right and where we can improve for next time.
Next, and I probably should have mentioned this sooner, we’re engaging in a bit of unscientific research on a potential product for SGG. Over on the Paizo.com message boards, there’s a thread asking people “How Much Do You Want A Pathfinder Modern Game?”
All the core members of Super Genius Games were involved in making or supporting the original d20 Modern game, and we have a notion in our heads that the world might just be ready for a new version, one that did for d20 Modern what Pathfinder did for Dungeons & Dragons 3.5. In fact, our thought at the moment is to use Pathfinder as our jumping off point. Of course, such a project is much too big for us to undertake without some kind of financial support … so we’re thinking about putting it out to the world as a patronage project.
If such a thing is of interest to you, please drop by the thread and put your two-cents worth in. We’re in the purely information-gathering stage at this point … but we’re also starting to make plans for striking out into stage 2. So now is the time to get your thoughts heard before any real decisions have been made at all.
Finally, we heard this week that physical copies of Snows of an Early Winter have arrived from the printer. That means that they should go out to distributors very soon. Between the winter weather and other uncontrollable factors, we don’t want to promise anything … but the book should be available at your friendly local gaming store by the end of the month. Of course, the best way to INSURE that you get it as quickly as possible is to ask your game store owner to check with his or her distributor.
Of course, we’ll continue putting out PDF products on a regular basis … and you can count on another Pathfinder product to hit the online sites in the middle of this week.Share