A Thule and His Money…

I have a couple things I want to say before the press release that would normally go here…  I wanted to take a few minutes and tell you how excited I am about our new release A Thule and His Money.
This one has been a really long time coming, and you know what? That’s ok, and here’s why.

It’s awesome. (I can tell you that without even feeling weird because I didn’t write it, put art in it, edit it or anything. My entire JOB in this release is writing this post, something I normally never do, and sharing some links. I didn’t tell them I was going to rave about it this way but shhh, that’ll be our little secret) Now, I tell Ben and Kevin all the time how much I like their stuff, but this one, this is pretty special.  Seriously, you want to take a look at this even if you haven’t taken the time to fall in love with Wellstone City before.  I think Kevin has been working on this one almost as long as I’ve been working here and I’ve never heard him as excited about something as he was with this release. He said yesterday or the day before he’s really happy with it and feels like it’s some of his best work. If you know Kevin, you know that’s pretty exciting!

Wellstone City, 1937

It’s hot, and it’s about to get hotter.

A letter was delivered by courier and it asks you to have a meeting at the Three Oaks. You know the place…it’s that ritzy joint in Old Fort. Some guy named Van Hammer. Sounds familiar, but you can’t quite place it. Sounds kind of dangerous, and you can picture what happens when people disappoint him. That and he gave you $100 just to show up with a promise of more.  A hundred bucks! That’s a good chunk of a new car!

Maybe it won’t hurt to see what he needs. Or maybe it’ll hurt like hell.

Join your characters as they start in Wellstone City after a meeting out of the blue, with a promise of a huge pay check. They just have to travel to the mainland to get some antique from a retiree and then catch a zeppelin to Greece. But, a simple smash and grab isn’t so simple when dealing with internal power struggles with two separate secret societies, especially when they’re both telling you different sides of the truth. Let your characters sort out their own destiny as they choose what side to align themselves with. 

If they survive.

 

So now, I’d like to personally invite each of you to step into what is already being considered the “most pulp-driven adventure” that Silver Gryphon Games has ever produced…and those aren’t MY words. I already told you what I thought right before I shared that with you.

So go on…

Start with your characters in Wellstone City and travel with them to the mainland, take a zeppelin across the Atlantic, and land in picturesque Greece.

Along the way fight with and against two Secret Societies as they wage a silent war against each other for control of a single artifact, the Orb of Akrotiri!

This 30 page adventure is available now in either Savage Worlds or for the Æther System.

Finish the adventure off by getting the large-scale maps from Fabled Environments in PDF and print off the Mansion and the Airship as many times as you need, or purchase them in large-sized, already printed, ready to use versions of the Mansion and the Airship, right from Silver Gryphon Games

 

Here’s the links for you. Go now. You want to, you really do.

Savage Worlds: http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/135462

 

Æther:  http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/135463

 

Mansion PDF: http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/58993

 

Airship PDF: http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/95618

 

Mansion in Physical: https://squareup.com/market/silver-gryphon-games/casablanca

 

Airship in Physical: https://squareup.com/market/silver-gryphon-games/luftschiff-majestic

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Dragonslayer

Wellstone City is not new to smuggling. The big crime syndicates all have established operations, and there are plenty of small-time crooks who bring in (or ship out) various shady goods.

However, a massive shipment of military-grade arms was just intercepted by an unknown party. The intended recipients, the Black Dragons, have millions tied up in this shipment and are keen to get it back and kill those responsible. Read More

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Winners and Releases and Sales (Queue Mr. Takei)

We have a ton of stuff going on! If you’ve been paying attention to us on Facebook, Twitter, or G+, you’ll notice we’ve been posting teaser shots of an upcoming release…actually, two releases. One went live this morning (we’ll get to that!) and we’re also having a Flash Sale on a few things. But, before we do that…

July Creativity Contest
We had some pretty good interest in our Creativity Contest, and we have the following winners to announce!

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Creative Challenge – Day 30!

We had a couple of days of intermittent internet service on the site which made uploading posts impossible, but here we go!

It’s the last day! Just one left to go and then we’re finished! that brings up an interesting question: how do you know when something is “finished” and you can stop tinkering with it? At what point do you just look at something and say, “I’m good with this, right here.” Are you an avid tinkerer, always trying to perfect what you craft, or are you able to walk away from it and be happy?

Let us know a work that benefited from going back and constant tweaking, or let us know about something where it was over tweaked and then ruined. It is easy to go either way when being creative, and the results may not always be reversible!

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Creative Challenge Day 27

Colors drive our vision, they can impact our mental states, and are one of the fastest ways to add emotion and impact to any visual work that we create. Focusing on colors in writing draw attention to it and with some clever emotional investment on the words of the author, it creates a lasting impression, a theme, and possibly foreshadowing. With visual arts, it’s even easier; a specific color draws your eye, makes you focus on something that might not even be what the viewer is supposed to be focusing on, allowing for all kinds of pseudo illusionary effects.

Use some color in your work! Be specific in your words, use colors to your best advantage! Use something vibrant in a muted pallet, draw attention to something important (or away from something important), and really engage the visual centers of your audiences minds!

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Creative Challenge, Day 26

When creating, sometimes it becomes necessary to take the point of view of different people. Artists may need to consider different perspectives on their work, writers need to be able to get in the heads of several characters at once. But what about animals? Have you ever considered writing or creating art based on the perception of an animal?

Animals are everywhere in this world. From house pets to house pests, from worms to blue whales, there are millions of types of animals that the experience you’re trying to convey can be filtered through. Obviously they don’t have the same height perspective as we have (unless it’s a larger animal), but consider all of the other points of view that would have t change. What senses do they use that we don’t? What colors do they actually see? How does moving around in the environment affect them or challenge them?

Consider that and see what you can come up with!

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Creativity Challenge and a Product Spotlight

We have two things for you today, so let’s get to it!

Creativity Challenge, Day 25
Welcome to Day 25! Don’t be afraid to link us up if this is your first time finding us, we’re giving everyone a shot at a prize at the end, no matter how many entries they have, but you have to link us up to your blog at least once to be eligible!

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Creativity Challenge, Day 24!

Alien environments and weather have already been talked about during this creativity challenge, but something that hasn’t been hit yet is extraordinarly sized perspectives on what would be a standard environment. Take your living space…it’s probably fairly comfortable, equipped with everything that’s around you right now. You know the space well enough to navigate it in the dark and you know where things are without having to look for them (generally speaking).

But, what if you were an inch tall? How would that change your perspective on things? What if you were 10 feet tall, how would you navigate? How would the space have to change, or how would you have to adapt to the space? There are a lot of explorations in this aspect, movies such as Epic and The Borrowers are good examples, as are some Saturday morning cartoons such as The Littles. Dozens of books have been written from the perspective of under and over sized people in a standard house or apartment, but when was the last time you took a good look at stretching your creative focus that way?

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Creative Challenge, Day 23

Getting out of your comfort zone can be good artistically. It makes you think about things in a different way and see things in a different light. The challenge for tonight is to get out of your normal creative medium. If you normally paint, write instead. If you normally write, draw something! Break down some walls and explore the other creative sides of life!

Sometimes exercises like this can help you to get better at what your preferred medium is. It can help you elevate your craft and overall, it can make you better at what you do! Get out there and get a new perspective with your artistic eye!

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Creativity Challenge, Day 22!

Don’t be afraid to think like a child! Children have some of the best imaginations in the world, and between school and college and the corporate world, many of us have that beaten out of us when it comes time to utilize our imaginations as adults. To kids, everything is possible, everything is wonderful, and everything is inspiration.

Dandelions are flowers made of pure sunshine, cats can be battle mounts, dogs can talk, and a box of crayons is a gateway to…anywhere. Let that creativity (or schizophrenia) flow and see what your mind comes up with! When exercising those creative talents, no subject is too goofy, too far out, or too impossible!

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