March Newsletter 2014
March has been the epic month of releases for the Lone Wolf team! After years of development and months of testing, we’re thrilled to announce that Realm Works® was released last week! You can read more about Realm Works and our future plans below.
We also released Hero Lab® 5.0, which introduces the new Encounter Builder and the Fate Core game system for all users! Both Realm Works and the new Hero Lab release was made possible by our loyal beta testers. Thank you to all of you!
For more information about the Realm Works and Hero Lab release, as well as additional info about your other favorite products, check out our news below:
- Realm Works Now Available!
- Hero Lab 5.0 – Encounter Builder and Fate Core
- More “Secrets of Adventuring” & This Month’s Pathfinder® Updates
- Army Builder® Updates
- Legendary Games’ “Mythic Mania” Kickstarter
We’ve been shouting from the rooftops, but in case you missed it, we have some exciting news to share… Realm Works is now available for sale on our web store, for a special introductory price of $49.99! This includes 6 months of our standard tier cloud service (a $24.99 value)!
What’s Realm Works?
Built by a team of experienced GMs, Realm Works is the Game Master’s answer to managing your tabletop RPG campaigns. Use Realm Works to run and prepare RPG sessions for any game system, whether it’s a well-known system by a big name publisher or a system that you’ve created from scratch. With automatic linking, player-immersive Fog of World™, and lots more, Realm Works will transform your gaming experience. Spend less time preparing, more time creating, and focus on sharing the story with your players!
Looking to learn more about this brand new campaign management tool? Take the Virtual Tour and discover what Realm Works has to offer on our website!
The Future of Realm Works
Now that Realm Works is available, we’ve had many people asking what our plans are for the future of Realm Works. Just like Hero Lab and Army Builder, the initial release of Realm Works represents the core foundation that we’ll be continuing to build and evolve over time.
To get an inside look into our roadmap for the future, we’ve created a webpage specifically with this info. We’ve outlined our immediate priority items, as well as other features we plan to implement down the road. The list on our website is far from exhaustive, but it will give you an idea of what’s on the Realm Works “To-Do List”.
One major priority item is the release of the Realm Works Player Edition. This player-focused version of Realm Works will allow players to access and view content revealed by the GM on their own computers. Players will also have access to all the same powerful features as the GM version, such as full-text searching and user notes. This version of Realm Works will be available for sale for Windows in May.
We Need Your Help!
We have a lot of plans for enhancing Realm Works. But you can help shape the future success of the product! How can you help?
Give us feedback! If you have suggestions for improvement, share them on our Feature Request forum. This is a great way to get your ideas onto the development team’s radar and to potentially get up-votes from the rest of the community. As with all of our previous products, users will be a driving factor in helping us prioritize what to add next.
Share your thoughts about Realm Works! Do you have friends or family members that play RPGs? Are you involved in RPG communities or forums? Share your impressions of Realm Works with the rest of the community! If you’re a blogger or podcaster, please notify us about a review or feel free to request an interview by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Your support is a critical part of Realm Works and will help ensure its long-term success!
Hero Lab has a shiny new release to show off this month! Hero Lab version 5.0 introduces users to two exciting new updates – the Encounter Builder and Fate Core game system. The Encounter Builder is the perfect addition to your GM toolkit! Let Hero Lab search through the thousands of available stock character and monster stat blocks, bringing you one step closer to the perfect encounter.
This update also includes the Fate Core game system for all Hero Lab users. Begin building characters for your Fate Core or Fate Accelerated games today! Haven’t explored Fate Core yet? Find out why you’re missing out, and check out Fate Core today!
Both the Hero Lab Encounter Builder and the Fate Core game system are available as free updates for all Hero Lab users! To learn more about the latest version of Hero Lab, check out our website.
Last month, we announced that Rite Publishing had partnered with Hero Lab to release Chapters 1-6 of “The Secrets of Adventuring”. During March we added Chapter 7, and we’re excited to announce that Chapter 8 is available now! We’ll continue to release more chapters over the following months. These chapter releases will be free updates to anyone that has purchased the package. “The Secrets of Adventuring” provides you with new choices for your characters, from character options, to classes, and archetypes. Refresh your game today with “The Secrets of Adventuring” for only $14.99!
You and your fellow adventurers begin the story in the city of Wati, exploring the tombs beneath the city for hidden treasures. While adventuring, your party learns that a treacherous item has been stolen by another group of tomb raiders. Can you stop the other adventurers, or will you find yourself on the losing side? This update for Pathfinder will have everything players need to explore the tombs beneath the city of Wati in the newest Adventure Path, “The Half-Dead City”. We’ve added all the player content from this Adventure Path into Hero Lab® as part of this month’s free update, available now!
This month’s new Player Companion book, “Champions of Balance”, is perfect for expanding you neutral characters! Take advantage of new traits, new rules, new spells, and much more for lawful neutral, neutral, and chaotic neutral characters. “Champions of Balance” joins “Bastards of Golarion” and “People of the Sands” as the final book in our Player Companion #14 package, available now for only $4.99!
Finally, you’ll find a number of enhancements and bug fixes included in this month’s update as usual. You will be able to find a full list of the changes on our forums. Keep up with the latest Hero Lab news and “like” Hero Lab on Facebook, follow @lonewolfdevel on Twitter, or follow Lone Wolf Development on Google+.
Thanks to the hard works from the community data file authors, there have been a number of game system updates released this month for Army Builder – Battlefleet Gothic, Battletech Alpha Strike, Warhammer 40K, and Warhammer Fantasy! As a reminder, users should report all bugs to the data file authors. Each author has a different way of handling bugs, but when in doubt check the forums!
Updates to game system files can be downloaded automatically from the updates mechanism for any user with an active license. As a reminder, licenses purchased after August 1st, 2012, or extended past August 1st, 2013 will no longer expire. This means you can continue to receive all future updates to Army Builder 3 without having to pay for any future license extensions. If you currently have an expired Army Builder license, you can extend your license and take advantage of the Army Builder updates mechanism. Check out our website for more information! Keep up with the latest updates and “like” Army Builder on Facebook or follow @lonewolfdevel on Twitter.
Thanks again to the community data file authors for making these updates available to the Army Builder community!
Are you a fan of the mythic rules for Pathfinder? Then this Kickstarter is for you! Teaming up with Rogue Genius Games, Kobold Press, and Dreamscarred Press, Legendary Games has launched another impressive Kickstarter to bring more mythic exploits to your game.
Players, prepare your spells for battle with the “Mythic Spell Compendium”. This book introduces 400 additional spells, including spells from “Deep Magic” by Kobold Press, and spells from Legendary Games products as well. Don’t forget to choose your feats from the “Mythic Hero’s Handbook”. Every feat and class ability from the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook have been given a Mythic twist, ensuring that you’re ready to do battle against the next mythic foe.
Game Masters also get a special treat from “Mythic Mania”. Choose from over 60 mythic monsters, including mythic versions of monsters found in the Pathfinder Bestiary, to send after your party with the “Mythic Monster Manual”. There’s also additional add-ons as stretch goals, such as monster-specific feats, templates, and mythic Universal Monster rules.
If these sound like the perfect books for your game, check out “Mythic Mania” today!