Saturday, June 11, 2011

Horror Show October Release Date

It is official. Horror Show will be released in print by Halloween (earlier in PDF format).

From the back page:

Enter the world of cinematic terror with Horror Show.

A frightening new edition to the Network System.

Horror Show is perfect for one-shot adventures, and great for full length campaigns.


  • A flexible and light-weight system
  • Versatile rules for creature design
  • Dozens of skills and occupations
  • Mechanics for emulating horror
  • A scalable and open approach that allows for different styles of play

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bedrock Update

We've been busy the last few weeks at Bedrock Games, working on a number of projects, all very exciting and different. Here is a brief overview:

Average Joes is a new Terror Network scenario-supplement. Unlike previous TN adventures, this one allows players to be regular people in extraordinary situations. Written by Reuben Hinman (who wrote Operation Hydra and contributed to the Agency Resource Guide) it contains a compelling one-shot adventure plus rules for running civilian campaigns.

Horror Show is virtually finished. We have the cover art, which I think is some of Jeff Preston's best work. It really captures what we were going for (the entire spectrum of horror films). All that remain are some minor adjustments to the manuscript before it goes to the editor.

Orlando's Guide to Organized Crime is still in the final phases of development. The character Orlando (appearing in Crime Network Rule Book as well) was based on my Grandfather Orlando J. Fanti, who passed away in January. The book is dedicated to his memory, but I need to make sure it's perfect.

The other project in development doesn't have a name yet, but it is our first venture into fantasy. We've taken the core Network System and reworked it to include magic and to fit the genre. If you like magic, you will love this game. We created the core concepts over the last year, and now we're ready to dive into the writing. Because it will include a setting, spells, monsters, rules, characters and more, this will also be a larger book than Terror Network, Horror Show or Crime Network (probably around 200 pages, possibly more). We like keeping things concise and to the point, but with a fantasy RPG we simply had to give ourselves more room.

Patriot Incident

Patriot Incident is out in PDF (RPGNOW) and available for pre-order in print (Studio 2 Publishing). It's a great investigation adventure, and anyone interested should check out Tommy Brownell's review (Most Unread Blog).