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  1. As of today, we have officially sold over 21,000 physical copies of Zweihander! We continue to be a #4 Platinum Seller of all time on DriveThruRPG, and we couldn't have made it there without your help. Thank you so much! In other news, our second proof for the GM screen arrives this week. Once we have approved of the proof, we'll be releasing details for our next Kickstarter. Dejan continues to pencil away at artwork for our next supplement, while Tanner and I are polishing up all the new Professions. We've got several already in playtest mode between Adam and myself, and boy - are they chaotically ruinous in nature! We're planning to release a sneak peak for you all later this month, up to an including a look at Daemonic Pact Magick (a third tradition of Magick alongside Arcane and Divine). And yes, it will be for all the Abyssal Princes AND every other Daemon we mentioned in the core book! As a special thank you, we have permanently dropped the price of Zweihander print-on-demand over at DriveThruRPG from $59.99 to $55. Thank you so much for your support, and stay tuned for more news on the GM screen and our next supplement in the coming days. http://drivethrurpg.com/product/210516/ZWEIHANDER-Grim--Perilous-RPG--Core-Book?src=hottest
  2. More details emerge from Cubicle 7 at Gen Con 50! From Gears at RPG.net: No details regarding release date. However, Cubicle 7 has advertised 2017. Cubicle 7 (C7) has told fans that WFRP 4e will be released normally, meaning it won't have a Kickstarter to raise funds. WHFRP4 will be a bit different from first and second edition, but "if you stood on their shoulders, you could clearly see 4 from there". It will not borrow anything from third edition, and is clearly looking to be the latest evolution of the classic D100 percentile system. Default setting of WFRP 4th edition is The Enemy Within era of the Empire. By dialing the timeline back, they'll let everyone enjoy the classic 'Old World Feel' and decide for themselves how far they wish to go into the Storm of Chaos/End Times material. WFRP 4e is meant to be the "Look, a Bloodthirster! Run!" game, while Age of Sigmar is meant to be the "Look, a Bloodthirster! Charge!" game. Different power levels, different gonzo levels. C7 said that while they and other writers on WFRP4 are big fans of the classic Old World, they're actually really looking forward to Age of Sigmar as a chance to do something that feels very different within the Warhammer mythos. C7 said they have hopes to develop Age of Sigmar's setting into something very special, and those who were originally turned off by Age of Sigmar should give the RPG take on it a second look. C7 said the current regime at GW is very enthusiastic about RPGs and is a dream to work with. C7 has already been offered free ad space in White Dwarf as a way of supporting the rpg-end of the Warhammer hobby. https://grimandperilous.com/warhammer-fantasy-roleplay-4th-edition-emerge-from-cubicle-7-at-gen-con/
  3. Books have begun to arrive at folks’ doorsteps in the United States! Check out this thread over at RPG.net, reporting on the quality of the book: https://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?809159-Zweihander-Arrives As mentioned in our previous post, our international shipments are on pallets in Chicago. However, given that we’ve seen a small handful of books landing at the doorstep with dented edges, I’ve ordered our distribution center to pause and repackage. Following this, remaining books will be wrapped in bubble wrap and replaced in the card-stock shippers. This should remedy any risks that international backers incur with having their local shipper handle the books improperly. Although this will delay shipments by a couple of working business days, I’d rather plan for disaster than take any other risks. We want this to be perfect for each and every one of our supporters! For those who’ve experienced damage to their books in the domestic US, email me at daniel@grimandperilous.com and I’ll see what I can do for you. Greatly appreciate your patience on this, folks. And stay tuned! We may have some awesome news regarding a revised GM Screen here soon!
  4. It’s been a very long road, and the day is finally here… ZWEIHANDER BEGINS SHIPPING FRIDAY! All books will be shipped out by USPS Domestic within the United States, and USPS International outside the continental U.S. Pay heed to the following considerations: United States Backers: For shipments within the continental United States, books will begin shipping Friday 8/18. You will be receiving an email within the next 48-72 hours with tracking information. Note that each book or sword will be individually packaged, thus you will receive separate emails for each. International Backers: For shipments outside the continental United States, your books are on pallets headed to our distribution center in Chicago, IL. Distribution outside the US can take longer, however we have been assured that they’ll begin deployment from the distribution center on 8/25. As above, you will receive a separate email for each of the books and swords you ordered. However, there is one caveat: books will ship as ‘bound printed matter’ with a declared value of $10. This value is under most countries’ thresholds for duties and taxes, so you shouldn’t have incur any additional charges. We have been assured by our distributor that duties for bound printed matter are generally the exception, and not the rule. In case of customs charges, please contact us direct with a receipt of duties, and we will issue you a reimbursement through Stripe or Paypal (whichever method you prefer). Please note that we have taken every precaution to ensure expedient and reliable shipping. Bundling books together was extremely cost-prohibitive, but bundling them separately allowed us to upgrade the packaging to the strongest packaging money could buy. The mailing process can be frustrating. Understand that until you receive the email notification, we do not have the ability to track down your book until its in transit. Simply put, if you haven’t received your tracking ID yet, we don’t have it yet, either. For questions beyond this, do not respond in-line or by private message on our Kickstarter or web forums. Please reach out to us direct at daniel@grimandperilous.com so that we can respond faster. Daniel will personally be watching Kickstarter and the forums for miscellaneous inquiries, but we have others monitoring the email address above who can respond within 24 hours of submission. Please be patient with us as our distributor gets everything lined up. Should the stars align as expected (and Tzeentch doesn’t do anything funky on the day of the solar eclipse), folks in the continental United States should have books in-hand by mid next week. We are beyond thrilled to get this book into your hands, and would love it if you’d share a picture of you with the book on social media. Please visit our Facebook page and tag us – we’d love to feature each and every one of you holding a copy of ZWEIHANDER in-hand. The most creative picture will net a handful of winners a special surprise! Thanks, and we can’t wait to hear about your grim & perilous tales using ZWEIHANDER! Join the conversation over at our web forums, and tell us about your experience: http://forum.strike-to-stun.net/viewforum.php?f=23
  5. ZWEIHÄNDER will be featured once again as DriveThruRPG's "Deal of the Day" on July 10th! We continue to be a top seller in the Top 10 Hottest Titles, with 68 ratings at 5 stars. Keep your eyes peeled for the 50% off PDF price, starting at 10AM central. http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/210516/ZWEIHANDER-Grim--Perilous-RPG-FULL-VERSION?src=hottest
  6. In celebration of FreeRPGDay, we're distributing ZWEIHANDER Grim & Perilous RPG (the illustrated PDF) for free to the first 500 downloads. This offer is only good until 6/18, and expires after 500 downloads. Get it here! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?discount=939abb5d3c
  7. It's official - Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th edition is coming! http://grimandperilous.com/?p=1142A new edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay will be launched by Cubicle 7 Entertainment later this year. The new edition will return players to Warhammer’s grim world of perilous adventure, and takes its direction from the first and second editions of the game. Cubicle 7 CEO Dominic McDowall said, “Like so many gamers I grew up on Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. It’s an iconic setting and I’m thrilled to be working on this new edition of the game. Our team have a huge breadth of experience with Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, and I’m excited to be able to bring the Cubicle 7 approach to the Old World. We’ll be revealing more of our plans in the coming months, so subscribe to our newsletter and keep an eye on our website!” About Cubicle 7 Cubicle 7 is a celebrated UK-based creator and publisher of games, specialising in developing games that bring the feel of fan-favourite properties to your tabletop with high quality design and components. www.cubicle7.co.ukAbout Games Workshop Games Workshop® Group PLC (LSE:GAW.L), based in Nottingham, UK, produces the best fantasy miniatures in the world. Games Workshop designs, manufactures, retails, and distributes its range of Warhammer®: Age of Sigmar® and Warhammer® 40,000® games, miniature soldiers, novels and model kits through more than 460 of its own stores (branded Games Workshop® or Warhammer®), the www.games-workshop.com web store and independent retail channels in more than 50 countries worldwide. More information about Games Workshop and its other, related, brands and product ranges (including our publishing division Black Library™ and our special resin miniatures studio Forge World™) can be found at www.games-workshop.com
  8. For those of you who are having issues downloading version 3 (final) illustrated PDFs, we have uploaded them to CrowdOx. Some people are reporting faster download speeds at CrowdOx, so you've got that option should DriveThruRPG not work for you. Both the 150dpi and 300dpi versions are there to download. If you continue to run into issues, please feel free to message me here so I can get you sorted. We're still working through issues with proofing, but will have an update in the next week or so when we can begin shipping out books. We're very, very close! Happy gaming, and talk with you soon. -d.fx
  9. Gamemasters! Are you interested in building a setting for your ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG? One of our backers (known as Your Humble Game Master on YouTube) has started a web series on world building, using ZWEIHÄNDER. Today, he starts the series with Part 1: Assumptions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzwbqGH8Aqs&t=1s
  10. We've got a new illustrated PDF coming out tomorrow. It includes an improved ToC, fixed Index, better table layout in the Appendix and comes in both 150dpi and 300dpi versions. For CrowdOx and Kickstarter backers, watch your inboxes for another email from CrowdOx where to download it. For those who didn't have a chance to back us during Kickstarter or CrowdOx, you can buy it now in PDF format over at DriveThruRPG: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/210516/ZWEIHNDER-Grim--Perilous-RPG-FULL-VERSION Thanks for your feedback and help!
  11. We have uploaded the final version of ZWEIHÄNDER GRIM & PERILOUS RPG 'Early Access v2' PDF across CrowdOx and DriveThruRPG. This includes all rules fixes since the Early Access v1 was released last year, featuring a leaner PDF, a new layout, updated borders and more. No additional changes will be made to the Early Access v2 document. Watch your inbox for a notification email from CrowdOx, where you can download the file. If you previously downloaded the Early Access Version 1 prior to April 28th 2017, you'll want this version. Alternatively, you can head to DriveThruRPG to download the file outside of CrowdOx (which is still free/pay what you want): http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/192264/ZWEIHNDER-Grim--Perilous-RPG-EARLY-ACCESS-v2
  12. We got everything over to CrowdOx, and for those who qualify, you will receive a new digital fulfillment email to the registering email address in the next 24 hours. This email will contain a link to the illustrated PDF for you to download. The illustrated PDF includes several optimizations: * "Interactive" bookmark-driven navigation in the PDF * Completely revised Table of Contents * Completely revised layout * Font optimizations * Errata from the Early Access PDF added * Rules clarifications galore * An Index that would put your favorite Uncle Siggy's war hammer to shame * All-new "Order & Chaos" borders by Dejan Mandic * Over 500 (!) beautiful illustrations by our art director, Dejan Mandic * The official front & back cover by Jussi Alaurahio * Easter eggs - a lot of them! If you find one, let us know over at Strike To Stun! We also intend to release an unillustrated PDF for free to everyone, following our Kickstarter stretch goals. For those who are expecting physical books: we expect to have the second round of proofs by early next week. I will have more information on the print version once we have reviewed the proofs. Please let us know what you think of the illustrated PDF here (errors, display issues, praises, whatever!): http://forum.strike-to-stun.net/viewtopic.php?t=5894
  13. Everything is now over to layout to prepare the PDF to release. I will have an update here in the next week when it's ready to pass out. Keep your eyes peeled here and on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/grimandperilous/ edit: As a clarification, the PDF will go out to everyone while we wait for our galley proofs from the printer. Once we okay the proofs, we will begin shipping. In addition we will be working on a "living index" on our home website, and free supplemental print-outs. Finally, we will also be preparing our files for POD at DriveThruRPG a week or so after we ship.
  14. With your feedback from our forums at Strike to Stun, Facebook and here on Kickstarter, the book is now complete. All the I's are dotted, T's crossed, edits done, cuts made, clarity added and improvements galore. It's been a phenomenal amount of work - far more than we had anticipated - but we couldn't have gotten there without your help. Thank you so much for being an engaged and interactive community! So here's where we're at: this weekend, Adam Rose (our lead playtester) and I are going to finish up our table of contents. Once this happens, we'll repackage everything for Milena using InDesign, and have her prepare the Early Access Illustrated v2 PDF file for distribution the following week. We'll update our backers - both on Kickstarter and CrowdOx - with where to download. While that's happening, I will be sending off the PDF to Lulu.com (our printer) to have a few galley proofs made for myself and Tanner (roughly a week to get one made and in-hand). This is to ensure that everything meets our criteria and that the colors are correct for the cover art. I anticipate that it will take us a few days to do a quick read and verify all is in place. Once Tanner gives me the go-ahead, I will then pass off the PDF to our shipment team. We have contracted one of our internal play testers (Mike 'The Boss' Bossaller) and a group of trusted individuals to plug in orders for us. The shipments will go out in phases over a period of 3-4 weeks, starting first with domestic orders in North America, followed by international shipments. So there you have it! Thanks once more for your patience. It's been a wild ride, and I am super pumped to show you what five years of playtesting can produce: the world's first Kickstarter-funded Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay loveletter/heartbreaker/OSR/retroclone/whatever you want to deem it as. Head over to Kickstarter to see some additional artwork: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/grimandperilous/zweihander-grim-and-perilous-rpg/posts/1852242
  15. http://grimandperilous.com/?p=1169 For immediate release: UK games publisher Games Workshop has not forged a partnership agreement with Grim & Perilous Studios, makers of the wildly-successful ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG . They have not announced their intention to release a tabletop roleplaying game called The Age of Sigmar: The RPG. In Planescape Lite...err, the The Age of Sigmar: The RPG players take upon the roles of the venerated Stormblast Immortals and allies of the Truly Immortal Spheres to combat the Neverchosen and the lords of Dogtown. Become one with the Ultra Alliance; enjoy playing the heroically-proportioned and predominantly male Superultrahypermarines, agents of the alt-right in a never-ending battle to defeat all that was loved about the Old World. Become one with the A-e-i-o-u-and-sometimes-y-lves, becoming either an louche and supercilious dendrophile or an edgy, dismissing Dork Elf. Bro' out with Uncle Siggy's mohawk-headed stepchildren, the Dwarven Steamhead Fig Newtonslayers: walking Scottish anachronisms who wear little more than a loincloth because in the far-flung future of fantasy SPAAAAACE!, there is little room for modesty and METAL reigns supreme. Work is now underway on the core set for The Age of Sigmar: The RPG, which introduces the characters and setting as it establishes core rules and themes. It launches on Kickstarter on April 1st. All products in the series will run using Pogs, first launched in the 17th century by Japanese tabletop gamers tired of Shogi and later popularized in the 90's by American game makers. Use your Stormblast Slammer to eradicate the farces of Chaos. Contact Grim & Perilous Studios, LLC General Inquiries: daniel@grimandperilous.com http://grimandperilous.com https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/grimandperilous/zweihander-grim-and-perilous-rpg
  16. Hey gang, Images are finally wrapped up for ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG! While Milena and Dejan continue working on perfecting layout, I wanted to share the second draft of our fully illustrated Bestiary - all 157 pages of it! Although we are still working on optimizing composition, arranging borders, font changes and image facing, this should give you a good look at what we're trying to achieve... 'old school feel, new school appeal'. Note that this is a low resolution version and that the headers/borders will be changing in the final version. Let us know what you think: https://goo.gl/MCC5LA -d.fx
  17. Another update from Server Goddess: she has the new Linux server set up, and is in the process of configuring it. Once that's complete, she'll begin migration of the forums over. The goal is to make sure that forums still function as-is, with the alternative of archiving the older ones as a last resort if the migration doesn't work as intended.
  18. Hey gang,We're in the home stretch. Only a few more images remain before we complete layout!As some of you may have heard in our AMA, we are going to be including the playtest adventure A Bitter Harvest into the main book! Originally written as a fan adventure for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay by Ovid and adapted for ZWEIHÄNDER, the adventure includes Chase Scenes, Combat Encounters, Social Intrigue and Wilderness Travel. It is meant to teach a GM how to use each of these tools during a game, while providing a structured adventure to better teach players how ZWEIHÄNDER’s mechanics work. Although most of the adventure requires the players to follow the story arc, it encourages investigation and critical thinking upon their part to put together a mystery, with a shocking resolution requiring the players to decide the best course of action to bring the adventure to a close. Although this adds about 21 pages, we wanted to ensure that GMs have a go-to adventure to introduce ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG to players.If you aren't already following our Facebook page, you should take a moment to do so now. We've uploaded a handful of exclusive images for the campaign seeds of Gangs of Kahabro, The Lost Colony of Roanoke and Goth Moran Divided. Come check them out, exclusively on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/grimandperilous/
  19. Server Goddess is going to be upgrading the server in the next week or two. Without going into too much detail, this will keep all posts intact while upgrading the forums significantly. Once I know more, I'll definitely share with ya'll here. Cheers~
  20. Happy early GM's Day! Remember, you can pick up the FREE early access PDF of ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG - all 625+ pages of gritty adventure - right now over at CrowdOx! Alternatively, you can pick it up over at DriveThruRPG Have fun storming the castle!
  21. We'd be doing a discredit to our fanbase if we didn't show you the misfortunate 'gentlemen' of a grim & perilous world. In our third and final installment for today, here's a peek at some of the fellas in ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG. This should give you the full picture of what we mean by inclusiveness - it's portraying a multi-cultural hodgepodge of RPG fans as the characters, as opposed to portraying traditional, 'in-game stereotypes' about elves, dwarves, humans, etc... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/grimandperilous/zweihander-grim-and-perilous-rpg/posts/1820863
  22. And now, we'll show you the badass ladies of ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG!Here's a mere sampling of artwork from the 120+ Professions in the core book: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/grimandperilous/zweihander-grim-and-perilous-rpg/posts/1820820
  23. As promised, we're releasing a series of artwork from ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG (the world's first Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay retroclone/loveletter). In our first installment for today, we'll show you all the artwork for player races from Chapter 3: Character Creation. Let us know what you think below! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/grimandperilous/zweihander-grim-and-perilous-rpg/posts/1820798
  24. Thanks for all the questions and feedback from yesterday. Despite Kickstarter Live going down, we managed to get a livestream set up on my personal Facebook account. We'll plan to do another AMA in a few weeks, once we have the illustrated PDF out to you all. In the meanwhile, come watch all one and a half (!) hours of our ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG AMA On YouTube! https://youtu.be/9kkGc0FB_NA?t=1s
  25. We've been receiving a number of questions regarding how to adjudicate ZWEIHÄNDER at the gaming table, information on our next supplement and general questions about shipping. In order to address them all in greater detail, I am going to host a live AMA on Kickstarter Live tomorrow. The AMA will be hosted at Kickstarter Live, February 28th from 2PM - 3PM Central Time. You only need to tune into the main ZWEIHÄNDER page to find the link for Kickstarter Live. As Kickstarter Live is still a beta tool (and is fresh to likely many backers and project creators, including myself), we'll be sure to carve out an hour or so to address any technical challenges, while giving everyone enough time to ask questions. Be sure when posting questions you'd like for me to answer to put them into the ? Q&A tab, and not the Comment tab. I look forward to our conversation! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/grimandperilous/zweihander-grim-and-perilous-rpg/posts/1817942
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