December 2015 Newsletter
The holidays are right around the corner, and many of us will be able to game with our friends and family – that’s our favorite way to spend those precious days off. The Lone Wolf team has been working hard to help you with game prep, releasing new features in Realm Works and the latest Hero Lab content from your favorite games! We even have a Hero Lab sale going on now, where you can pick up packages for up to 50% off! For info on all the latest news, check out more below:
- Pathfinder is Coming to Realm Works!
- Dawn of New Era for Digital Content
- Hero Lab Pathfinder Updates – Bestiary 5 and Occult Realms
- Chrome Flesh and More Available for Shadowrun 5th Edition
- Savage Worlds – Science Fiction Companion Now Available
- New d20 System Update Available
It’s official! The ink is dry on the license, and the entire portfolio of Pathfinder RPG products will soon begin arriving through Realm Works!
The partnership with Paizo that helped fuel Hero Lab’s monumental success now extends to Realm Works. Years in the making, this partnership will bring digital Pathfinder content to a whole new level. We’re poised to start releasing modules, Adventure Paths, rules, and even the complete Golarion setting, all with a range of flexibility and utility that has never before been possible.
So when will Pathfinder content be available in Realm Works? The Realm Works Content Market will be launching in early 2016, featuring some of your favorite Adventure Paths and modules. From there, we’ll begin introducing rules, more adventure content, and ultimately setting material.
Specific details on release plans will be incorporated into the upcoming “Realm Works Spotlight Series”, which is outlined further in a separate news entry below. The complete press release is available on our website.
Published RPG content is going digital in a way never seen before! We’ve teamed up with your favorite RPG publishers to establish a new digital standard, delivering critically acclaimed adventures, settings, and source material through the upcoming Realm Works Content Market. Debuting early 2016, the Realm Works Content Market will launch with popular products like Rise of the Runelords (Paizo), the Pirate’s Guide to Freeport (Green Ronin), Razor Coast (Frog God Games), and a whole lot more.
What sets Realm Works apart from PDFs, Wikis, and other options? Realm Works weaves everything together into a seamless whole, simplifying session prep and even enhancing the experience for your players. With extensive cross-linking and full searching and filtering, your entire world is literally just a few clicks away. And for the first time ever, traditional published content is available in a ready-to-run format that’s fully customizable to fit your game, without any muss or fuss!
Curious to learn more? Later this month, we’ll launch our “Realm Works Spotlight Series.” This weekly update will outline our Content Market release plans, showcase upcoming RPG products within Realm Works, and preview key Realm Works features. See for yourself what the future holds, and sign-up for the Spotlight Series today!
The holidays are upon us, and that means gathering together with friends and family to play some games. With this in mind, the Hero Lab team put in late hours to get this November’s Pathfinder release out before the Thanksgiving festivities, and their hard work was not in vain!
You can now grab our latest Pathfinder release, which includes the long-awaited Bestiary 5, and the newest Campaign Setting book: Occult Realms. For info on these two new add-ons, as well as news on the Weapon Master’s Handbook and Occult Origins Player Companions, explore the updates below!
You can never have too many monsters to fill your dungeons and castles! With terrifying adversaries like Brain Mole Monarchs, a Giant Mantis, and even the Grim Reaper, Bestiary 5 is sure to be an indispensable part of every GM’s collection. In addition to the 300 new monsters, this new add-on introduces new player-friendly races, like the “caligni” dark folk and the Deep One hybrid (well, maybe not that friendly…), as well as new familiars and animal companions. (Please note, some templates, variant monsters, and additional dragon age categories didn’t make it into this initial release. However, they’ll be added in future releases as free updates.)
Introduce your players to the world of the occult with new rules and rituals available in the latest Campaign Setting, Occult Realms. Tie your story to ancient and mysterious powers with new rule options for the six classes introduced in Occult Adventures, such as legendary spirits that can only be harnessed by the most skilled of mediums! Occult Realms starts off the Campaign Setting #15 package, now available for only $4.99.
Unfortunately, the Weapon Master’s Handbook and Occult Origins Player Companions did not make it into this month’s Pathfinder release. We apologize for their delay, but if all goes according to plan, these two books will start off Player Companion #21 in our December release.
You’ll also find a number of other changes and bug fixes in this update. A full list of the changes is included on our forums. To keep up with the latest Hero Lab news, make sure to “like” Hero Lab on Facebook, “follow” @lonewolfdevel on Twitter, and “follow” Lone Wolf Development on Google+.
When you live in the Sixth World, you need to take every advantage available to you. Sometimes, that means enhancing your body with cyberware, bioware, genetech, and nanotech available from the newest add-on for Shadowrun Fifth Edition – Chrome Flesh. With these crucial augmentations from Chrome Flesh, you’ll access dozens of new alterations so that you can be faster, stronger, and more likely to survive to the next day. Add Chrome Flesh to your library for only $9.99!
In addition to releasing the Chrome Flesh add-on, we’ve added support for the Point Buy alternate character creation system from Run Faster. This enhancement is available as a free update for all users who own the Run Faster package. If you don’t already own the most popular package for Shadowrun 5th Edition, add it today for only $9.99!
Waiting on the Life Modules alternate character creation system? We’re currently working on this option, and when it’s complete it’ll also be added as a free update for all users who own the Run Faster package.
This update also includes a number of other enhancements and bug fixes. A full list of the changes is included on our forums. To keep up with the latest Hero Lab news, make sure to “like” Hero Lab on Facebook, “follow” @lonewolfdevel on Twitter, and “follow” Lone Wolf Development on Google+.
Travel beyond earth and explore new planets with the latest Savage Worlds supplement in Hero Lab – the Science Fiction Companion. This new add-on introduces new races and gear (including cyberware!), as well as Edges and Hindrances necessary to create space-dwelling characters. It even includes support to create your own robots, starships, and space vehicles – you can even create a destroyer worthy of an imperial army.
Super Powers Companion & Additional Updates
Now that the Science Fiction Companion is available, we’ve started work on the Super Powers Companion 2nd Edition. We’ll share more information about this update, including release information, over time.
This update for the Science Fiction Companion also includes a number of other enhancements and bug fixes. A full list of changes is included on our forums. To keep up with the latest Savage Worlds news, make sure to “like” Hero Lab on Facebook, follow @lonewolfdevel on Twitter, or follow Lone Wolf Development on Google+.
We have great news for d20 system players! There’s a new update available within Hero Lab that improves the way Hero Lab displays spell-like abilities and also includes a number of additional bug fixes and authoring enhancements. This new version would not be possible without the hard work of Tim Shadow. Thanks, Tim!
A full list of the changes is included on our forums.