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18 July 2011 @ 03:18 pm

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CALLING ALL BLUE BLAZE IRREGULARS…

Buckaroo Banzai Adventure Game Coming In Spring 2012 From Adamant Entertainment

Adamant Entertainment, in association with the Banzai Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Strategic Information, has entered into a license agreement by which Adamant will be producing the Buckaroo Banzai Adventure Game — a training manual for Blue Blaze Irregulars which uses the format of a tabletop role-playing game in order to prepare BBI recruits for the sorts of situations in which they may find themselves while aiding Buckaroo. The training manual will feature guidelines for taking on the roles of either your own Blue Blaze Irregular Strike Team, or the roles of Dr. Buckaroo Banzai and the Hong Kong Cavaliers themselves. Familiarize yourselves with global threats ranging from Red Lectroids from Planet 10 to Hanoi Xan and the World Crime League; Learn about the specialized equipment available from the Banzai Institute, such as the Oscillation Overthruster and the Jet Car; And begin to embrace the motto of the Blue Blaze Irregulars: “Helping him to help us.”

“Buckaroo’s on sabbatical in the lamasery in Kathmandu,” said Reno Nevada, the Banzai Institute’s director of merchandising, and tenor saxophone for the Hong Kong Cavaliers, “But he’s pleased as punch about the Adventure Game. We’ve discussed the need for a training manual for the Blue Blaze Irregulars, outside of Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and The Hagakure. So yeah, Thumbs Up from Buckaroo, and from us here at the Institute.”

“As a BBI since the release of Docudrama in 1984, I am thrilled to be working with the Banzai Institute,” said Gareth-Michael Skarka, director of Adamant Entertainment. “It’s been a dream project of mine, and I’m honored that Buckaroo has seen fit to give us his blessing.”

The Buckaroo Banzai Adventure Game will ship to game stores worldwide in Spring 2012, and will feature a cover by acclaimed illustrator Dave Dorman.


ABOUT ADAMANT ENTERTAINMENT: Adamant Entertainment has been at the forefront of the electronic publishing segment of the entertainment industry for seven years, offering innovation and standard-setting performance for digital delivery of tabletop role-playing games. For more information, visit www.adamantentertainment.com or follow on Twitter at @AdamantEnt.

ABOUT THE BANZAI INSTITUTE: The Banzai Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Strategic Information is an independent, non-profit research organization of ranking scientists. Its East Coast campus is located an hour from New York City in Holland township, New Jersey. Founded by Dr. B. Banzai in 1972 to fulfill a need of the scholarly community for greater continuity of research, the Institute supports scientific endeavours in many fields that would otherwise go unfunded. Doctor Banzai can be followed on Twitter at @b_banzai

 

 

 

 

 

All rights to Buckaroo Banzai, except those expressly granted in writing to other parties, are © 2009 Earl Mac Rauch and W.D. Richter.

 
 
15 July 2011 @ 02:46 pm

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FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION:

Voting for the 2011 ENnie Awards is now open.

ICONS: Superpowered Roleplaying is nominated for Best Rules, Best New Game and Best Game.

Adamant Entertainment has been nominated for Fan-Favorite Publisher! Thank you so much to the fans who nominated us!

The Voting is open until July 24th. We thank you for your support.

 
 
12 July 2011 @ 01:49 pm

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Adamant Entertainment’s Kickstarter crowdfunding program for the limited edition of our FAR WEST Adventure Game went live yesterday… and reached it’s minimum funding goal in only fifteen hours! We’re still raising money, though — the more we raise, the more we can do! The Kickstarter will last until August 25th.

The FAR WEST Adventure Game is a tabletop RPG featuring blazing sixguns, over-the-top kung fu action and far-out steampunk inventions, where you and your friends can create the adventures of warriors who wander the Dust Road — fighting for their clans, their cause, the oppressed, or their own interests in an endless frontier that lies beyond the confines of civilization.

Explore the Thousand Mesas, Climb the peaks of the Eagle’s Claws, Walk the dangerous streets of Sedoa, the wicked city. Thwart the plans of the Steam Barons and the August Throne. Travel beyond the Last Horizon in an airship that stays aloft through control of the positive and negative furies that make up the entire world. All this and more await you in the Far West.
 
 
 
Check out the promotional video (and feel free to spread it around — we’re quite proud of it):

 
 
 
You can visit the Kickstarter by clicking on the link below the video, or by following this link. For more FAR WEST goodies, visit the main site at IntoTheFarWest.com.

We hope that you join us!
 
 
 

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08 July 2011 @ 10:45 am

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Big news for ICONS today.

First and foremost, we are proud and honored to announce that ICONS has been nominated for THREE 2011 ENnie Awards: Best Rules, Best New Game, and Best Game. The Awards will be held at GenCon in Indianapolis on August 5th.

To mark the occasion, the PDF version of ICONS is now available at HALF OFF the regular PDF price, from now until the Awards!

The other big ICONS news:

We’ve just launched the pre-order for ICONS TEAM-UP, a companion to the core rulebook. A collection of Game Master advice, tools for running campaigns, examples of play, reference for all books released to date, and new rules covering sidekicks, teams, super-vehicles, headquarters and much, much more.

The pre-order is available here at our store for $29.99 plus $7.95 shipping and handling. Pre-order customers will receive the PDF when it goes to the printers in October, and the books as they ship from the printer in November.

Thor, X-Men:First Class, Green Lantern, Captain America and now, nominations and a new supplement pre-order for ICONS! It truly is a Summer of Superheroes!

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14 June 2011 @ 01:28 pm

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Summer Convention Season is upon us again, and Adamant will be there, found with our print partners at Cubicle 7.

The whole shebang kicks off next week in Columbus, Ohio with The Origins Game Fair. The map of the exhibit call and list of attending exhibitors can be found on the Origins site, but we figured that we’d give you a heads up of where to find us:



In August, GenCon 2011 hits Indianapolis. Things are very different there this year, with the new construction completed at the convention center. The Exhibit Hall is in an entirely new location — gamers might want to familiarize themselves via the following walk-through video, showing the new facility:




The Exhibit Hall map and list of attending exhibitors can be found here at the GenCon site, and here is a quick preview of where Cubicle 7 and Adamant can be found:



So there you are, and there’s where we will be. We hope to see you there, so drop by and say hello!

 
 
 
09 June 2011 @ 05:08 pm

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Adamant Entertainment presents another pulse-pounding adventure for ICONS: Superpowered Roleplaying!

A freak blizzard dumps several feet of snow on the heroes’ city. While assisting local authorities, they discover that cities all across the country, and the world, are also being buried by unnatural snowstorms.

Can the heroes discover the source of the blizzards and stop them? Or will the world witness the coming of a new Ice Age in…. “WHITEOUT!”

Available exclusively in PDF for only $5.00 — click on the cover image above to visit the product page.

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01 June 2011 @ 05:16 pm

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Adamant Entertainment is pleased to announce the launch of FAR WEST, our western/wuxia mashup transmedia series.

Western. Wuxia. WILD.

Imagine: A fantasy world, but not one based on Medieval/Dark Ages European culture and myth, but rather one based on the tropes of the Spaghetti Western and Chinese Wuxia. Add steampunk elements. Mix well.

A fantasy world that’s The Gunslinger meets Storm Riders meets Deadwood meets Afro Samurai meets The Wild Wild West meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon meets Django meets Brisco County meets House of Flying Daggers and more.

A fantasy world that’s explored through a constantly-updated website, a tabletop role-playing game, a web series, artwork, fiction, comics and much, much, more. A fantasy world that is shaped by its own fan community.

This is Far West.

The Far West website will be continually updated with setting information, development diaries, art displays, glimpses into our source ‘inspirography’, fiction vignettes and more. So, welcome: Keep your boots off the table & your weapons holstered, if ya please. We run a respectable joint.

 
 
29 May 2011 @ 02:08 pm

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Jason Stoffa and Rick Hershey have been doing a lot of talk about working on our goblin book. And for those who follow Empty Room Studios on Facebook, you might be use to our random weekend posts as we tend to pull all night work-a-thons. But I’m sure by now you are interested in a bit more info on the project then just a random picture now and then. So, a bit of a teaser on the production of The Dread Codex: Goblins.The Dread Codex is the rebirth of an old Adamant Entertainment product line from the d20 days. With the relaunch of the line, we wanted to move away from multiple creature collections and focus on single creatures, especially the more mundane or common type, and expand upon the many options one can create with that creature. Our first book in the new line is The Dread Codex: Goblins.

The Dread Codex: Goblins is a full color, 96 page, creature supplement written by Jason Stoffa with art & design by Rick Hershey. The book will be released as both print & pdf through our partnerships with Adamant Entertainment and Cubicle 7. Release date in the Fall.

The Design: The Dread Codex: Goblins is a full color book filled with character portraits, detailed maps, full illustrations, and various goblin graffiti throughout. The background pages are done in parchment with decorative twine binding at the seems, giving the book a weathered and rustic look. . . like a heavily used field guide.

Space is not wasted, there are no random spots in the book not filled with an illustration, sidebar, or even funny graffiti. The body text is a standard 8.5 font, in line with Pathfinder.

The Content: The first chapter is the only part of the book you might classify as a true ecology section. We introduce the basic goblin and discuss and expand on the information most of you know. Details on relationships, clan hierarchy, pregnancy and children, dwellings, and the standard goblin as a player race.

In addition, you’ll find goblin motivations, favored classes, racial traits, and a physical description chart. (not to mention sidebars including: goblin songs, popular books about goblins, new diseases, and more.)

Chapter 2 we begin to get into the fun stuff, goblin variant races, all of which are playable and full of options. You’ll find: Aquatic Goblin, Arctic Goblin, Desert Goblin, Grim Goblin, Jungle Goblin, Magma Goblin, Stone Goblin, Urban Goblin, House Goblin, Sewer Goblin, Trash Goblin, and the Abyssal Goblin.

In Chapter 3 we present 3 new classes for the goblin. The Wolfsworn Class, the Striker class, and the Pyromancer class. We also include New Favored Class Abilities for each, Alternative Class features, and New Class Archetypes. Giving you the most versatility for the three classes as possible.

As we move into Chapter 4, we get see a collection of new feats, new spells (for the Pyromancer) and new goblin skills.

Chapter 5 is all about weapons and equipment. Here you’ll find favored weapons by race, new weapons for the standard goblin, explosives, tools, magic items and more. Each item depicted with a full color illustration.

In Chapter 6 we do all the work for a tired Game Master. You’ll find detailed NPC’s of various goblins, stat blocks for generic goblins and all the goblins presented in this book. Right and ready to drop into your game.

Chapter 7 is a bestiary, filled with goblin inspired and related creatures, including more horrific offshoots of the race, details on various mounts, and a few surprises.

The Last Chapter of the book is all for the Game Master. Chapter 8 includes a compilation of all the charts in the book, including those found in sidebars, maps of various goblin lairs, and random charts for creating goblin adventures and encounters.

Over the next few months, we’ll be previewing sections of the book and discussing the content. You can check out a preview of the art over on the Empty Room Studios site, but we’ll tease with the cover here:

 
 
24 May 2011 @ 09:06 am

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Aquatic Terror in the City of Adventure.

Something evil lurks in the waters off Freeport!

A tidal wave and the ravings of a shipwrecked halfling lead your heroes to discover a conspiracy to sink ships headed in and out of Freeport, a black market in stolen cargo, a slaver’s hideout, a Great Hunt called by the Captain’s Council, and a final showdown against a horrific plan to release an abyss-spawned sea monster from its centuries-old prison!

Peril In Freeport is a Pathfinder adventure for a party of 6th to 8th-level characters, set in one of the most beloved fantasy cities in gaming: Green Ronin’s Freeport, City of Adventure! The book is currently at the printer, and will be available soon. The PDF is currently available from our online vendors (click the image above to visit the product page).

 
 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27th, 2011

Adamant Entertainment, a market-leading digital media company based in Lawrence, Kansas, offering innovation and standard-setting performance in the electronic delivery of entertainment products, and Empty Room Studios, a leading art service provider and original IP studio located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, have formed a partnership, merging their operations.

Empty Room Studios catalog of products, from tabletop RPG publications to stock art collections are now available under the Adamant Entertainment brand, and the company will continue to offer client services including illustration, design and layout, cartography, conceptual design, and sequential art. All business and financial operations will be consolidated under the auspices of Adamant Entertainment, with Rick Hershey of Empty Room Studios coming on board as Adamant Entertainment’s Art Director.

“I’ve worked with Gareth in the past, and after I became Art Director for FAR WEST, it was a natural progression for us to secure a partnership in other areas,” says Hershey. “Gareth and I think a lot alike, and with Adamant’s superb design and writing and Empty Room Studios quality art and production, the level of our upcoming projects are going to make a lot of people really take notice.”

“I’m thrilled to have Rick aboard as Art Director — and the addition of having Empty Room Studios’ great line of products coming along with him? That was the icing on the cake,” added Skarka. “We can’t wait to unveil the stunning work that he’s been doing for our forthcoming transmedia property FAR WEST, and are excited to bring that level of excellence to the graphic presentation to future Adamant projects as well.”

The existing Empty Room Studios products, now available as Adamant releases through RPGNow.com and DriveThruRPG.com, will be spotlighted in the coming weeks to introduce them to Adamant customers who might not otherwise be familiar with them. Clients interested in studio services can contact Rick Hershey via Adamant Entertainment’s website contact page, or via the Empty Room Studios site as well.

Adamant Entertainment: http://www.adamantentertainment.com
Empty Room Studios: http://www.emptyroomstudios.com