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–  August 2011  –

Greetings from the Wolf Lair and welcome to this month's edition of the newsletter! We're back from Gen Con and hope you're enjoying the last days of Summer as much as we are. We've got a lot to share this month and in this edition, we discuss:

Hero Lab Wins Gold at the ENnies

That's right - in case you missed our post from Gen Con, we were extremely honored that Hero Lab won the Gold in the ENnie category of Best Gaming Aid/Accessory! It was an awesome night for us and we want to thank all of you who voted for Hero Lab. A big thank you also goes out to all the amazing folks at Paizo, Green Ronin, Pinnacle Entertainment Group, and Catalyst Game Labs for all their help in bringing you the data files for Pathfinder, Mutants & Masterminds, Savage Worlds, and Shadowrun.

We appreciate everyone's support and look forward to continuing to deliver award winning products to you in the future!

Realm Works Unveiled

Thanks to all of you who stopped by our booth at Gen Con for the public unveiling of our new product, Realm Works. We received an overwhelmingly positive response as we introduced this powerful campaign management product. If you haven't had a chance to check it out, just follow this link.

Now that Gen Con and the unveiling are behind us, we're back at work preparing Realm Works for the upcoming beta test. We'll be providing more details on our progress and the beta version in future newsletters.

Introducing Powered By Hero Lab

Have you written a content supplement, setting, or adventure for one of the game systems Hero Lab supports? Would you like to make those creations available to your players for use though Hero Lab? The Powered By Hero Lab program provides a simple way to distribute your content for instant use by your players.

Content creators can use Hero Lab to create data files based on their material and then distribute that content through the Powered By Hero Lab program. This makes it easy for Hero Lab users to create and manage their characters using your material!

Adventure writers can use Hero Lab to quickly and easily create all the characters and NPCs involved in their masterpiece. Through the Powered By Hero Lab program, they can then include Hero Lab's output (e.g. statblocks) in the final work and provide complete, pre-built encounters for GMs to readily use during play.

You can even make your Hero Lab materials available directly to users from within Hero Lab itself! Users can download and import your materials through the integrated Updates mechanism. With a few mouse clicks, users can begin leveraging your creations as an integral part of their gaming experience.

Recent weeks marked the first official release of data files and printed material under our Powered by Hero Lab program. Congratulations to Game Room Creations and to Palegain Project for blazing a trail with Powered By Hero Lab. Be sure to check out "The Modern Path – Heroes of the Modern World", based on the Pathfinder® game system, which is provided by Game Room Creations and now available both in PDF and through the Hero Lab Updates mechanism. Also, take a look at "A Hero's Love Song" for another stellar example of using Powered by Hero Lab from the Palegain Project.

More information about the Powered By Hero Lab program is available on our web site.

Please note: All content that is released through the Powered By Hero Lab program must be registered as described on the web site and must include the Powered By Hero Lab logo. There is no additional fee associated with using Powered By Hero Lab, nor is there any fee for freely distributing your creations directly through Hero Lab itself.

Shadowrun Now Available Through Hero Lab

August marked the official release of the Shadowrun game system for Hero Lab. For those of you who have already purchased our Shadowrun Fourth Edition package, we hope you're enjoying this initial product release!

Our plan is to expand the catalog of available material for Shadowrun over the coming months. We're initially concentrating on making the most requested Shadowrun books available in Hero Lab as add-ons. These first packages will be: Arsenal, Runner's Companion, Street Magic, Augmentation, and Unwired.

Each book will be sold for $9.99. However, we realize that many Shadowrun players will want most or all of these books, so we're offering a sweet deal for the complete set. All five of these add-ons will be able to be purchased as a bundle for only $34.99. That's a whopping 30% savings!

Once we begin rolling out the above add-ons, we'll finalize and share the details about supporting even more Shadowrun material in Hero Lab. We expect pricing to be similar to the structure we've employed with the Pathfinder materials we've released. We'll continue to announce details in future newsletters, so stayed tuned!

New Pathfinder Supplements Released

We're happy to have released some additional material for Pathfinder this month! Goblins of Golarion and Faiths of Balance from the Pathfinder Player Companion line were added to existing packages in mid-August. We've also added a new package called "Pathfinder Campaign Setting #6". This package currently includes Dungeons of Golarion and the Pathfinder Society Field Guide; we'll be adding at least one other book to the package in the future as well. Inner Sea Magic will also be available soon and we'll publish information in the newsletter when it's available.

New Bestiary Bundle Coming for Pathfinder

As usual, we'll be releasing the add-on package for the upcoming Pathfinder Bestiary 3 supplement at approximately the time the book hits the street, which is expected to be in late November 2011. However, when that happens, we'll also be introducing a new discounted bundle for purchase. Starting on that date, all three of the Bestiary add-on packages will be available for the low bundle price of $29.99. That's a savings of 15%!

Please note that this bundle option will not be made available until the Bestiary 3 add-on package is released in November. This announcement gives everyone advance notice regarding the upcoming savings opportunity and lets each user make the choice that best suits his or her needs. Both Bestiary 1 and Bestiary 2 add-on packages remain available for purchase and immediate use in your games. To take advantage of the Bestiary Bundle discount, you'll need to wait until late November. The choice is yours!

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