February 2015 Newsletter
This may be the shortest month of the year, but boy do we have a lot to share with you! Not only do we have a first look at Realm Works on the web, but we also want to get your feedback on some ideas we have for future projects!
For info on these updates and additional news this month, check out more below:
- Sneak Peak of Realm Works on the Web!
- RPG Tools Survey
- Pathfinder: Polymorph, Wild Shape, and more!
- February Pathfinder Update – Belkzen Hold of the Orc Hordes, Giantslayer Adventure Path, and more
- New Hero Lab for iPad Update Now Available
- Grab the Latest Version of Army Builder
As more roleplaying gamers discover and explore Realm Works, the positive reviews continue to pour in! But what does the future hold for Realm Works? Today, GMs and players can explore worlds and stories from their laptop or desktop PCs. Soon, worlds created and run within Realm Works will be available through the web!
Check out a behind-the-scenes look at the web version of Realm Works with Joe, one of the developers. He provides a peek at a few of the features we already have in place, including content reveal, basic navigation, user notes, and more! He’ll also show off how Realm Works will look on your tablet. Yes, your campaign will literally be at your fingertips!
Stay tuned for more information about Realm Works on the web, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments of the video or on our forums. For all the latest Realm Works news, be sure to “like” Realm Works on Facebook, follow @lonewolfdevel on Twitter, and follow Lone Wolf Development on Google+.
We take pride that our products serve a wide range of tabletop gamers, from wargamers to collectible card gamers to RPG players and Game Masters. While our focus will continue to center on the core products we offer, we’ve had many users suggest additional RPG-specific tools and content that would complement our existing product line.
These ideas are on a much smaller scale, requiring only a short amount of development time compared to the months and years we would spend on large projects, such as bringing Hero Lab to a new operating system. We want to deliver many of these fantastic ideas, but we’re not sure if enough users are interested to warrant the development time entailed. That’s why we want to hear from YOU, our Hero Lab and Realm Works users, to see what tools you’d be interested in!
Goals of the Survey
By taking our short survey of 10 possible product ideas, you’ll help us understand which ones are of greatest desire by our users. Please note, the purpose of this survey is for information gathering – we may or may not actually undertake any of these ideas. Nevertheless, this is your chance to let your voice be heard. You have until next Thursday, March 5 at 12:00 pm PST to take part, so make sure you don’t miss out!
Taking the Survey
Ready take the survey? Then dive in! You should find everything you need within the survey. Thanks in advance for your participation!
In the past, tracking bonuses and abilities gained (and lost) from Wild Shape, Polymorph, and other similar spells has been a complicated, unwieldy process for gamers. We’re excited to announce that you’ll find many new Spell Adjustments, such as Beast Shape, Form of the Dragon, Polymorph, and more in this month’s Pathfinder update!
Activating any of these new adjustments or shapeshifting abilities allow you to pick a new form, from wolves to giants to dragons, and adds the appropriate bonuses to your character – all with a single click of the mouse!
If your character uses these abilities, we recommend you check out the news article on our website for more details about how Hero Lab is about to make your game even better!
Brutal orc hordes threaten the existence of villages and kingdoms everywhere! Will your players choose to venture into the orcs’ territory to defend the innocent?
Belkzen, Hold of the Orc Hordes, the latest Pathfinder Player Companion, provides GMs with new options to create realistic orc friends and foes within their worlds. From a pantheon of orc-specific gods to war machines created by the most devilishly creative orc engineers, this add-on enriches the story and arsenal of the classic fantasy monster. Belkzen, Hold of the Orc Hordes joins Undead Unleashed, Ships of the Inner Sea, and Lost Treasures in our Campaign Setting #13 package for only $4.99!
Giantslayer Adventure Path – Chapter 1: Battle of Bloodmarch Hill
The next adventure has begun! You and your party have set out to investigate a mysterious death in the town of Trunau. However, before you can determine what happened, the town comes under attack by a terrifying orc raid. Will you defend the town, or be crushed by the vicious orcs? Find out in the first chapter of the Giantslayer Adventure Path, Battle of Bloodmarch Hill. We’ve added all the player content from this book as a part of our free update, available now!
As always, you’ll find a number of other enhancements and bug fixes included in this month’s update. A full list of the changes are 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+.
Grab your tablet and get ready for your next adventure! A new update is now available for Hero Lab for iPad (v.6.2.0), which includes support for this month’s Pathfinder release, including the popular polymorph changes. Make sure to pick up the latest version from the App Store, and game on!
Army Builder users can grab the latest version (v3.5a) of Army Builder, now available through the automatic updates mechanism, or on our website! This new update introduces support for non-English letters and symbols, so if your army’s name is the incredibly creative Дми́трий ♫, you can now have it accurately reflected within Army Builder.