November 2014 Newsletter
The holidays are fast approaching, and we’re beginning the gift-giving a little early this year! Realm Works Player Edition is now available for sale, and gamers can grab Hero Lab and Army Builder savings of up to 50% off with our 20th Anniversary Sale! In addition to these amazing offers, we also have a number of Pathfinder updates, from the Occult Adventures playtest to the new “Advanced Bestiary” from Green Ronin. For additional info, check out our highlights below:
- Realm Works Player Edition Now Available!
- 20th Anniversary Sale Starts Now!
- “Occult Adventures” Playtest
- This Month’s Pathfinder Releases
- “Advanced Bestiary” from Green Ronin
- “Rise of the Drow” for Hero Lab
Realm Works Player Edition is now available for sale!
Yes, you read that right – players now have their GM’s world at their fingertips, with this latest version of Realm Works! Grab your copy now, or go in on a purchase with your gaming group, for discounted bundles as low as $5.99 per copy. If you have questions about Player Edition, be sure to check out our website for more information, including the Frequently Asked Questions section.
As a reminder for all users who purchased Realm Works prior to the release of Player Edition, we announced in May that the six-month clock on cloud support would not begin until Player Edition was officially released. As of the November 18 release, the six months of free cloud service has begun for all Realm Works users. If you purchase Realm Works GM Edition after the release of Player Edition, your six months of free cloud service begins on the date of your purchase.
What’s Realm Works Player Edition?
Realm Works Player Edition allows players to access and review content revealed by the GM on their own computers outside of a game session. Players can independently look-up information, review what they’ve learned, and even take notes with the same powerful linking capabilities as the GM version of Realm Works. GMs no longer need to write session summaries, update a separate campaign website, or spend valuable game time providing lengthy recaps! All of the information you’ve revealed to the players is right there and available in their copy of Realm Works Player Edition.
Intrigued? Explore our website for more info!
The Future of Realm Works
Now that Player Edition is available, we’re determining which big development tasks to tackle next. As we shared in our September newsletter, there are certain features that are an integral part of Realm Works and will be a major focus moving forward, including the Content Market and web-based player access. The Content Market will let GMs purchase and use content made available by publishers and other community members, while web-based player access will allow players to review content revealed by their GM on any device with internet access.
However, there will often be times in the development process where some team members are waiting for others to complete tasks before they can proceed. During those times, we’ll be working to add an assortment of other new capabilities to Realm Works, and as anyone that has explored our Features Request forum knows, we have a long list of options that users have requested, in addition to the items on our list!
Over the past two months, we’ve been compiling a survey based on the many feature requests on our forums, and narrowing our list down to the capabilities most frequently requested. We had hoped to put the survey out before Player Edition released, but getting Player Edition out the door took precedence. Now that Player Edition is available, we’ll be sending the survey out in the first half of December. If you’re a Realm Works user, make sure that you receive our newsletter! If not, you can opt back in to ensure that you receive our email.
Thank you to all of our current and future users for your support of Realm Works! To keep up to date on the latest news, be sure to “like” Realm Works on Facebook, follow @lonewolfdevel on Twitter, and follow Lone Wolf Development on Google+.
On Sunday, we announced the launch of our 20th Anniversary Sale! For those of you that missed it, we’re offering awesome deals on both Hero Lab addons and Army Builder! Don’t wait too long before checking these out – the sale ends Sunday, December 7, so grab a taste of what’s on sale below and then hurry to our sale page to grab them today!
Hero Lab Sales
Pathfinder fans can choose from even more character options, with savings up to 44% off on epic bundles like the “Adventurer’s Bundle” and the “86 Book Behemoth Bundle”. There’s even sales on Pathfinder options from Kobold Press, Rite Publishing, and Frog God Games! If you’ve ever been interested in trying out the Pathfinder options from these publishers, this is the ideal opportunity. You’re not going to want to miss out on these deals!
For those of you in the Sixth World, we have some great sales to help you take on the megacorps. Shadowrun 4th Edition users can upgrade to 5th Edition for 15% off with the Shadowrun Upgrade Bundle! Planning to stick with 4th Edition? Choose from four different sale bundles for Shadowrun 4th Edition, with staggering savings of up to 50% off!
Don’t worry, Mutants & Masterminds fans won’t miss out on the fun! 2nd Edition users can also catch up on the latest edition, by grabbing the Mutants & Masterminds Upgrade Bundle for 20% off! There’s never been a better time to try out the latest rules!
We have even more items on sale for Hero Lab, so be sure to check out all of the deals before the sale ends on Sunday, December 7!
Army Builder Sale
That’s right, the number one tool for roster creation is on sale for 25% off! Save hours of preparation, speed up game play, reduce mistakes, and even open the door to new possibilities in your favorite games. Tell your friends about Army Builder today, and help them join over 50,000 gamers who have made it an integral part of their games!
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Grab These Epic Bargains Today!
Don’t forget, the sale ends on Sunday, December 7! That means you only have a little over one week to take advantage of these amazing deals. Whether you’re completing your library or just starting a new game, nearly everyone will be able to find something of interest in this legendary sale. Don’t miss out on these awesome bargains!
Explore the mysteries of the occult, or the secrets of long-lost rituals in the latest playtest for Pathfinder, Occult Adventures. With six new classes, like the Medium and Occultist, along with new spells and more, Occult Adventures will bring a sense of mysticism to your game. Now you can try out these new classes within Hero Lab, available as a free update for all users with a Pathfinder license.
Just like Paizo’s free playtest PDF, the Occult Adventures playtest material within Hero Lab will be free to all our Pathfinder users until July next year. Once the book is released in July 2015, the playtest content will be updated and will then become part of our Occult Adventures package. For those who purchase this package once it’s released, the characters you’ve created during the playtest will continue to work in Hero Lab, and you’ll get access to any new content added in the book.
Be aware that if anything changes in the playtest over the upcoming months, there may be some changes you need to make – for example, if the class selects from among several abilities, and one of the options you selected for that slot is removed, your character will have that ability removed and must choose a new one.
Please note that when the full Occult Adventures package releases next year, you’ll no longer be able to use these new classes without purchasing it for your license.
You don’t have to be in the thick of the fighting to make a difference on the battlefield! “Ranged Tactics Toolbox”, the latest Player Companion for Pathfinder, provides players with new ranged weapons and over 20 new feats to influence the tide of the battle from afar. This new book joins “Champions of Corruption” and “Advanced Class Origins” as a part of Player Companion #17, which is available now for only $4.99!
For those of you waiting for the rest of Advanced Class Origins, we’ve added the remaining content to Player Companion #17. The perfect complement to the Advanced Class Guide, you can grab it today for only $4.99!
After learning more about the prophet, you and your party must journey into the Scar of the Spider in hopes of discovering the secrets to defeating the Iron God of the Silver Mount. Will you be able to escape the canyon with your lives, or will you fall victim to the alien monsters that have taken up residence? Find out in the latest chapter of the “Iron Gods” Adventure path, “Valley of the Brain Collectors”. We’ve added all of the player content as a part of our free update, available now!
Finally, 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. 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+.
The original “Advanced Bestiary” was a favorite among d20 players, and it’s now been updated for the Pathfinder RPG! With over 100 new templates, from the blood knight to the id ooze, you’ll have an endless supply of customized creatures to expand your world and populate your dungeons.
To learn more about the Advanced Bestiary, check out the Green Ronin website. And don’t forget to pick up the new Advanced Bestiary addon for Hero Lab, available now for only $19.99!
Are you an Advanced Bestiary backer that received the Hero Lab content through your backer reward level? All eligible backers that responded to the survey and provided their Hero Lab information to Green Ronin will automatically have the package added to their license. If you’re an Advanced Bestiary backer with an active Hero Lab license and don’t see the Advanced Bestiary content, simply reactivate your License from the Hero Lab license menu. If you still don’t see it after that, we recommend you contact Green Ronin through the Advanced Bestiary Kickstarter page.
Our friends over at Adventureaweek.com have put together Hero Lab files for Rise of the Drow, their ENnie nominated adventure for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game! In this mega-module, you and the rest of your party must stop Matron Maelora from dominating both the Underworld and Upperworld. Failure to do so will allow the drow to conquer all that stand in their way.