Episode #60: Leather Goddess of Phobos

Posted by jeffp2662 on April 04, 2012 in Episodes tagged with

Cerulean Seas
A bit over a year ago, my small group (Alluria Publishing) began producing a Pathfinder compatible RPG setting called “Cerulean Seas”. It is an underwater campaign setting that is extremely detailed and well done. So well done, in fact, that we put far too much money into its production and did not make enough back to continue the project, despite winning awards and getting EXCELLENT reviews and much acclaim by those that did invest in it. This combined with many unfortunate and unrelated blows to some of the members of our group put us out of commission and into massive debt.

This kickstarter is to get Alluria Publishing back up and running well enough to begin producing products for the Cerulean Seas Campaign Setting again, starting with a few supplements that are already near completion including “Waves of Thought: Undersea Psionics” and “Indigo Ice: Guide to the Arctic Seas.”

We are looking to raise $2000 to help with the production and initial print run of these upcoming products and put us back into business!

Shadowrun Returns – 5% back to kickstarter programs – $1,104,340 w/ 13 days left
Jordan Weisman, the creator of Shadowrun, is back and Shadowrun Returns (forApple & Android tablets and PCs) is the game that Shadowrun fans have been waiting for a long time. A graphically rich 2D turn-based single player game with deep story interaction, meaningful character development, and highly-contextual tactical combat, Shadowrun Returns is not only going to make some old geeks (like us) very happy but it will introduce new players to a dynamic gaming universe that is beloved around the world.

Created almost 25 years ago, Shadowrun remains one of the most original and cherished role-playing settings. The game world’s origin story mashes-up the dystopian Cyberpunk future of a Blade Runner with the high fantasy creatures and races of a Lords of the Rings in an organic way that produces iconic characters, environments, and situations.

Follow up – Fans make Shadowrun game a reality in 28 hours

The Next PlayStation is Called Orbis, Sources Say. Here are the Details.
While the official reveal of Sony’s next home console could still be months away, if not longer, Kotaku has today learned some important details concerning the PlayStation 3′s successor.
For one, the console’s name—or at least its codename/working title—is apparently Orbis. And it’s being planned for release in time for the 2013 holiday season.

The details in this story come from a reliable source who is not authorized to talk publicly about next-gen hardware but has shared correct information with us before. What they’re telling us in specifics matches much of what we’ve heard and reported in generalities in recent weeks.

A Sony spokesperson declined to comment about these details, citing the company’s policy not to comment on “rumors or speculation.”

WHAT’S IN A NAME
Orbis. Say it out loud. Sounds a little like the word “four”, doesn’t it? Only it doesn’t make the next PlayStation sound like a bad horror movie sequel.

It’s also a name loaded with meaning. The word “Orbis” itself, from Latin, means circle, or ring, or even orbit. Not terribly helpful. Combine it with the name of Sony’s new handheld system, though, and you have the common term Orbis Vita (or, in strict Latin, Orbis Vitae). Which means “The circle of life”. Could the Vita be playing a very important role in the development and use of the next PlayStation home console? Maybe!

Deus Ex: Human Revolution sneaks to Mac on April 26
Square Enix is preparing Deus Ex: Human Revolution for an April 26 launch on Mac, finally bringing raspy cyber-puncher Adam Jensen to the platform.

The Deus Ex: Human Revolution “Ultimate Edition” contains the retail game along with the Missing Link DLC, and the Mission and Tactical Enhancement packs. In addition to those perks, the Ultimate Edition also comes with the soundtrack, an art book, a making-of documentary, motion comic, animated storyboard and CGI trailer.

In other words, it’s the “Augmented Edition” with the Missing Link DLC.

Resurgence DLC Now Available for Mass Effect 3!
Released today is a brand new DLC for Mass Effect 3, Resurgence!  Here’s what you can expect:

  • Two New Action-Packed Maps – Take the battle to Firebase Condor, a warzone outpost located on one of Palaven’s moons and Firebase Hydra, an old abandoned quarian colony which has since been converted into a critical power facility. Each map represents a crucial asset in the overall fight against the Reapers.
  • Six Powerful New Unlockable Characters – Assume the role of new characters for each class, including the Asari Justicar Adept, Krogan Battlemaster Vanguard and characters from new playable races with the Batarian Soldier, Batarian Sentinel, Geth Engineer and Geth Infiltrator.
  • Lethal New Weapons – Obliterate wave after wave of enemies by unlocking the Striker Assault Rifle, Kishock Harpoon Gun and Geth Plasma SMG.
  • New Consumables – Cash in your credits to purchase reinforcement packs that could include the following new consumables:
    • Strength Enhancer – Applies a melee damage boost for one mission
    • Targeting VI – Applies a headshot damage bonus for one mission
    • Stabilization Module – Stabilizes weapons while firing and moving for one mission
    • Shield Power Cells – Shortens the length of time shields take to begin recharging for one mission

The trailer above highlights some of the pack’s features! It is now available on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and PC via Origin, and tomorrow for European PlayStation Network users.  For more information about Mass Effect 3, check out http://masseffect.com/.

Now You Can Yell FUS ROH DAH and Something Happens
Bethesda has announced that a patch will be forthcoming for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, it will be adding Kinect support. Now you can continue yelling FUS ROH DAH at your screen (we all know you do) but now it will do something. A full list of the 200+ commands will be released this week. You’ll need print out just to remember them all. What’s faster reading a piece of paper to find what the map command is, or just pressing the back button?