Greetings from the Wolf Lair! Paizo Con is nearly upon us and we’re all packed and ready to go! We’ll be running our Character Creation Station as usual, so be sure to stop in and say hi. Looking for seminars? You can find those over at the Paizo website, sign up while there’s still space!

The last month has seen releases for Pathfinder, 5th Edition, and Call of Cthulhu, along with a variety of Realm Works bug fixes and feature improvements, read on to see what’s new.

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As we announced in our previous post, Dropbox and Hero Lab will be parting ways as of  June 28, 2017. We are actively working on better online options to fill this void and hope to have alternatives by August. In the mean time, you can still make use of email and iTunes to transfer your portfolios and be ready for your game!



  • Looking for Pathfinder bug fixes, enhancements, and data file authoring changes? You can read all about those on our forums!
  • To read the full Pathfinder RPG update please go here and here.

With the release of Bestiary 6, now is the perfect time to upgrade your arsenal of creatures! The latest Bestiary offers a plethora of fun new options and over 250 terrifying monsters for your table! If you need a little darkness in your game Heroes of the Darklands is available now, bringing you dark and deadly options for new archetypes, feats, magic items, spells, and more. Ready to continue the adventure? We bring you not one, but two new chapters in the Ironfang Invasion Adventure Path!  Scour the wilderness of Fangwood for resources  and make a brave attempt to rescue the Chernasardo Rangers in these next two installments of the popular AP.

And finally, you can explore the dungeon home of a trickster god in Hammerdog Game’s The Grande Temple of Jing! Featuring more than 60 levels and multiple storylines that can be played separately, or as part of an epic dungeon campaign, this package includes everything you need to guide your players through this massive 500 page dungeon.

Fans of H. P. Lovecraft rejoice! The seventh edition of Call of Cthulhu is available in Hero Lab! Even better, it’s 25% off to current edition users who choose to upgrade in the first 30 days. Get ready to make the best investigator possible with the latest edition of everyone’s favorite horror roleplaying game!

New users can purchase Hero Lab for Call of Cthulhu now, and if you’re a current user looking to upgrade at a discount you can do that in our store for just $18.99 until May 24th!



  • 5th Edition Hero lab version 2.3 is available now! Be sure to update, if you haven’t already, and check out our 5th edition data packages while you’re at it!

A Horde of New 5th Edition Monsters has Descended Upon Us!

Whether you need dungeon vermin or a world-shaking personification of evil, the Tome of Beasts has it. More than 400 new foes for your 5th Edition game-everything from tiny drakes and peculiar spiders, to demon lords and ancient dragons.

Tome of Beasts includes monsters from the entire history of Kobold Press, with longtime favorites such as:

  • Clockwork creatures
  • Drakes and dragons
  • Devils and arch-devils
  • Dangerous flavors of the fey
  • Undead-and much more!

You can pick up Tome of Beasts in our store now for just $24.99!


  • For those very few of you who are still using older versions of Windows, we’ll be ceasing support for Windows XP and Windows Vista in the near future due to our need to adopt newer technologies in conjunction with the Content Market.

As you’ve likely noticed from the many releases, our Realm Works team has been hard at work fixing bugs, adding improvements, and moving closer to the official Content Market release.

If you haven’t upgraded to the latest version yet, now is the perfect time! We’ve added several new and useful features including an upgraded Link Web Display which provides vastly improved usability, automatic link detection including a Scan All Topics in Navigation Pane for New Links option and a variety of other items. Be sure to read the release notes so you don’t miss out on any of the new features!

Are you going to Paizo Con? Want to learn more ways to use Realm Works? Sign up for our seminars while there’s still seats left and learn all the tips and tricks of making world  building a breeze!

Realm Works® Intro – Streamlined Campaign Management for GMs & Players

Friday afternoon, 4:00–6:00 pm • Olympic 1

Built by the team that brought your Hero Lab®, Realm Works is the tool every GM has dreamed of for managing campaigns!

This seminar focuses on how our revolutionary RPG campaign management tool offers unique features for creating and organizing game content. Beyond just text, it encompasses pictures and maps, statblocks, Hero Lab portfolios, audio and video files, relationship trees, and much more. Spend less time preparing, more time creating, and focus on sharing the story with your players!

Realm Works® – Tips, Tricks, and the Content Market

Sunday morning, 11:00 am–1:00 pm • Olympic 1

Join the team that brought you Hero Lab for a detailed look at advanced techniques and tricks available to Realm Works users. Save time world building with tips for preparing content for the Content Market and merging your purchases into your home campaign.

Our fantastic Army Builder volunteers have provided several updates this month! Read on for a list of changes and be sure to thank them for their hard work.

  • v1.2 of Bolt Action v2 contained Battle of the Bulge campaign book, the Maus and FAQs
  • v1.6 of Age of Sigmar (Spanish) was also released with various fixes
  • v1.7 of the Black Powder Army Builder released Glory, Hallelujah!


At Gen Con 2017, we’ll be operating our usual Hero Lab-Realm Works demo/character creation stations, and that means we’re looking for experienced Hero Lab and/or Realm Works users to help us demo our products over the 4 days of the show. If you enjoy sharing your Hero Lab-Realm Works knowledge with other gamers, then check out our Gen Con Volunteer post and shoot us an email before the end of May!

Curious where to find us this year? Here’s a map to help you find your way! Stop by and say hi, we love meeting our customers.

Don’t forget to connect with us on social media for news and release updates throughout the month!

Until next month – Happy Gaming!