Despite hectic and sometimes crushing schedules, The Sublime Porte, our guide to 1930s Istanbul is moving toward completion. The game book will be available for Ubiquity and Fate, both in print and PDF.

Here’s a taste:

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A little something that showed up in a recent game session of Hollow Earth Expedition.

Putilov “Stalin” Stal-2 

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This strange aircraft is based on plans stolen from the American project to reverse engineer a Vril flying saucer recovered by the Los Angeles mission to the Hollow Earth. Putilov group created the Stal-2 (Steel-2) — a small flying saucer that uses contra-rotating blades around the circumference to provide lift. The craft is extremely nimble but has problems with arresting fast descents. It takes lots of practice to learn how to fly well, and only a few of these have gotten out into the field. None, so far, have survived testing or use in the wild.

It is armed with a pair of 20mm cannons facing forward that are controlled by the co-pilot/gunner. The craft features a pressurized cabin and can achieve high altitudes.

SIZE: 4     DEF: 6     STR: 10     SPD: 150   CEIL: 21,000     RNG: 300     HAN: +2     CREW: 2     PASS: n/a; Twin 20mm cannons:  Sze: 0   Dam: 8L   Rng: 500’   Cap: 150   Rate; A

At long last we’ve got the proofs back for the print version of Sky Pirates of the Mediterranean and the book looks great! So as of August 30, our new pulp setting Sky Pirates of the Mediterranean is now available on DriveThruRPG and RPG Now in PRINT and as a PDF. The setting is available for the Ubiquity role playing engine and for FATE. The ebook is $9.99, and the print version is $19.99.

The Ubiquity version runs 144 pages long, the FATE version 148 pages. Included is an alternate history of the interwar Mediterranean, profiles on the various gangs and their leaders, new planes and airships to use, and new Dogfight and “Hop Up” rules for whichever system-specific book bought.

Looks like we’re right about on schedule to the mid-to-late August release of Sky Pirates of the Mediterranean. This is a campaign book for pulp-period games, and will have a version for Fate and Ubiquity. This will be available in PDF and print on demand through DriveThruRPG and RPG Now, but there are plans to also move to Amazon and Createspace to get the book out there more.

Set primarily in the 1920s and early 1930s, rather than the usual late ’30s, it provides background on the politics, places, and gangs of the chaotic post-war period of the Roaring ’20s. There are new rules for dogfighting for both systems, loads of planes, gangs, personalities, and two full adventures, as well as several seeds for the different locations.

Layout is looking better and better, the editing is almost done on the Ubiquity version, and the cover art — by returning artist Matthew Bohnhoff — is coming along nicely.

Our new 50 page guide to airships from the interwar era has arrived. The book included the actual histories of the vessels, with suggestions for how to tweak history to use these giants of the air in your Ubiquity games. Rules suggestions to more realistically use these ships in combat, and game statistics for them are included.  Got to DriveThruRPG or RPGNow to find the ebook for $9.99.

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Sky Pirates of the Mediterannean is off to its editor, and the cover art has been contracted. Interior art is unway, and I think we’re on track to deliver a 130ish page guide to sky pirates in the 1920s and ‘30s. This one will be print on demand, as well as PDF, and done for both Ubiquity and Fate.

Hopefully, we should have our small Airships of the Pulp Era ready to go sometime in July. This one will be for Ubiquity only. It’s about half way completed already. This book will cover the real and pulp histories and uses of airships, with write ups for over a dozen vessels.

The latest pulp adventure from Black Campbell Entertainment is out and marks our first in the second wave of adventures for 1930s pulp games.

Mexico, 1938: The discovery of a mythical tecuanes, a were-jaguar, on the grounds of a henequen plantation in the Yucatan leads a group of adventerers and scientists into the hazardous cave complexes under the jungle in search of its origins.

Secret of the Jaguar Temple is out for the Ubiquity Role Playing System (the system powering Hollow Earth Expedition) and Fate is now available on DriveThruRPG with cover art, once more, by the excellent Bill Forster.

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