Thursday, January 26, 2017

21 Starport Places has been updated!

21 Starport Places has been updated!  If you have previously purchased the original, you should be able to download the update from your "Updates" page in your Account on DTRPG.

If you haven't purchased the original, why wait?  Pick up the new version today!

 
Location!  Location!  Location!

Do your characters need a place to have some fun?  Do they need a place where they can eat?  Do they need a place to rest their heads?  We've got a place for all those things and more!

21 Starport Places provides 21 new and varied locations designed to be used with our Clement Sector setting but could be useful in any science fiction.  Places as varied as The Lucky Horseshoe Casino, The Plasma Nightclub, a Second Reformation Church chapel, and a trauma unit. 

Visit Big Al's Biscuits!  Have your ship customized in The Chrome Shop!  Compete against your friends at Holowars! 

21 Starport Places provides full descriptions of all 21 places as well as NPCs who might be encountered there.  In addition, each location has a detailed floor plan.   
Like all our products, the main intention of this book is to provide an extra spark to the Referee's imagination.

Get yours here:  http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/203769/21-Starport-Places-2nd-Edition


 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Ships of Clement Sector 17: Atlas-class Freighter Now Available!

Get yours at this link:   http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/202134/Ships-of-Clement-Sector-17-Atlasclass-Freighter

Gypsy Knights Games is proud to present the seventeenth entry in our line of products dedicated to the starships of Clement Sector. 

Ships of Clement Sector 17 covers the Atlas-class freighter which is the second most commonly found ship in Clement Sector.  Building on the information found in The Clement Sector Core Setting Book, Ships of Clement Sector 17 lovingly details this shipping legend.

Created by Cascadian legend James Lancaster, the Atlas is perhaps his most enduring legacy.  The vessel was first used by Lancaster Shipping and, later, by his Cascadia Colonization Authority (before it became a Cascadian government agency).  Following Lancaster's voluntary break-up of his shipping company, the Atlas started being used by corporations, governments, and individuals across the sector.

Within these pages, you will find the standard Atlas as well as these popular variants:

Colony Ship - Based on Lancaster's original design to ferry colonists to new worlds in Clement Sector, the Atlas-class Colony Ship is still in use today on the frontier.

Armed Merchantman - Used by some governments as system defense and some corporations as escorts, the Atlas-class Armed Merchantman and its particle beam barbettes pack quite a punch.

Missile Ship - Trading the cargo pods for missile bays, the Atlas-class Missile Ship can form the backbone of a system's defense forces when they cannot afford to build or purchase a warship.  Pirates beware!

Ships of Clement Sector 17: Atlas-class Freighter comes complete with beautiful views of the ship.  The Atlas is presented with full deckplans and statistics to make your use of our product simple, easy, and fun. In addition, the ship comes with a set of adventure hooks to get your characters right into the action as well as two short stories written by Bradley Warnes.

Though designed specifically with our Clement Sector setting in mind, the Atlas will be at home in any science fiction setting.

Climb aboard!  Adventure awaits!

Monday, January 2, 2017

2016

Wow.  Well, that was an interesting year.

First off, let me thank everyone who has stuck with us during the changes we've made over the last year.  Thank you.  It means a great deal to us that so many of you continue to enjoy our products and spend your hard-earned money on the things we do.  Thank you again.

Ordinarily, I am not one who goes in for these sorts of "year in review" things.  I like to put things behind me and move on to the future rather than concentrate on the past.  However, people have been asking about how things went for GKG in 2016 and, as I often say in our "Viewer Mail" segments, if a few people are taking the time to send emails then it is a good chance that there a lot of folks out there who are wondering the same things.

The simple answer is that 2016, as it was in so many fields, was tough for GKG.  We spent the better part of the year dealing with the changes brought on by Mongoose.  I won't lie to any of you and say that I'm not still a bit bitter over what happened.  Suffice it to say that I am glad that the separation happened but I really wish it would have happened in a better way than it did.  

GKG spent the first quarter of the year preparing for Mongoose's second edition only to find out the truth of the TAS program at the last second.  We then spent the remainder of the year attempting to convert all of our products over to, at first, being simply Open Game License in order to escape Mongoose and remain viable, and then switching everything over to The Cepheus Engine.   To say that GKG owes a debt of gratitude to Jason Kemp is to put it mildly.  His fine work with The Cepheus Engine truly enabled GKG (and several other former Mongoose Third Party Publishers) to continue.  We have now established Clement Sector as its own game based heavily on Jason Kemp's Cepheus Engine rules with our own changes to better match up with our setting.

As I write this, we have converted almost all of our Mongoose compatible products over to our new Clement Sector game.  Some will return in the coming year.  I'd say anyone reading this already knows this but I'll say it again: If you purchased one of our Mongoose compatible products, you should be able to go to your "Updates" section on DTRPG or RPGNow and download the new version for free. 

During all of this, I'm proud to say that we continued our goal of creating one supplement a month for the Clement Sector setting.  Creating 12 new and quality products while simultaneously re-engineering an existing catalog of nearly 48 products is a lot of work and I could never have done it without the superior skills of Michael Johnson, Ian Stead, Bradley Warnes, Stephanie McAlea (whose immense talent has changed our cover layouts), and our editor, Curtis Rickman.  I'm fairly sure we've all frayed a few nerves over the past year.

How did we do in 2016?  Well, financially, we pulled in just slightly more money as we did in 2015.  While that's not the best of news, it is certainly better than going backwards.  So far, we've improved in sales every year since 2011 and that's allowed us to continue to bring more products to you and to strive to improve those products each and every time.  

So what's ahead for 2017?  The first quarter of the year is already in production.  Quite soon you will see Ships of Clement Sector 17: Atlas-class Freighter.  Much like last year's final product, Ships of Clement Sector 16: Rucker-class Merchant, SOCS17 will detail one of the most popular ships in Clement Sector and show several variants of the class.  The final touches are being put on this as I type this as we combine Ian Stead's beautiful art with Michael Johnson's superb writing. 

For February, you will see Wondrous Menagerie: Uplifts in Clement Sector. This will detail the many uplifted animals, both from Earth and from other worlds, which populate Clement Sector.  We will go into much greater detail about uplifts you already know such as Dolphins and Bears as well as introduce you to other uplifts such as Lions, Tigers, Bovians, and Quetzals.  I hope you will enjoy this book as much as I have enjoyed writing it and seeing the fantastic art of Bradley Warnes.

For March, you will see the second volume of the Wendy's series.  Wendy's Guide to the Fleets of Cascadia Subsector will give you an in-depth study of the many independent navies in Cascadia Subsector from the small system defenses of Yangon to the powerful monitors of Monroe.  Michael Johnson is hard at work on this one right now.

On top of that, we've more adventures to come.  A Fifth of 21 Plots is on the horizon.  We have two campaign adventures that I've been playtesting:  A Poor Chisel and The Slide.  You'll hear more about these in the coming months. 

How do we feel about 2017?  Honestly, I feel like the shackles are off and I've lost 100 pounds.  We're ready to go forward!

Climb aboard!  Adventure awaits!

 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Ships of Clement Sector 16: Rucker-class Merchant is now available!

Ships of Clement Sector 16: Rucker-class Merchant is now available at DTRPG at this link!




 
Gypsy Knights Games is proud to present the sixteenth entry in our line of products dedicated to the starships of Clement Sector. 

Ships of Clement Sector 16 covers the Rucker-class merchant vessel which is the most commonly found ship in Clement Sector.  Building on the information found in The Clement Sector Core Setting Book, Ships of Clement Sector 16 lovingly details this mainstay of Clement Sector's shipping lanes.

Commonly called "Odd Job", the ship is renowned for its reliability and easy customization.  While the Rucker's most common role is being the favored vessel of free trading merchants, the ship has been used for everything from a cargo hauler to a music stage to a system defense vessel.  All in a day's work for the "Odd Job".

Within these pages, you will find the standard Rucker as well as these popular variants:

Passenger Variant - A Rucker modified with comfort of passengers in mind.  Replacing cargo space with luxury!

Cargo Variant - Used by merchants who would rather sacrifice passenger space for more cargo.  No pesky transiters! 

Casino Variant - An opulent modification allowing for a traveling gambling experience for high rollers!

System Defense - For the less wealthy system, the Rucker system defense variant can be the perfect answer.  Modified to be armed with a particle beam barbette, this ship can strike fear into marauders and pirates!

Missile Boat - Modified to hold a missile bay in the bow of the ship, this variant can pack a mighty punch against those who would attack shipping in your system! 

Ships of Clement Sector 16: Rucker-class Merchant comes complete with beautiful views of the ship.  The Rucker is presented with full deckplans and statistics to make your use of our product simple, easy, and fun. In addition, the ship comes with a set of adventure hooks to get your characters right into the action as well as two short stories written by Bradley Warnes.

Though designed specifically with our Clement Sector setting in mind, the Rucker will be at home in any science fiction setting.

Get on board!  Adventure awaits!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

30% off during our annual Thanksgiving Sale!

Our annual Thanksgiving Sale begins on Sunday November 20 and will run until Monday December 5.  During the sale, all of our PDF products will be 30% off.

Thanks for another great year!

 http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/3565/Gypsy-Knights-Games

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Coming soon!


Coming soon!

Art by Ian Stead.

Cover design by Stephanie McAlea.

Original Rucker design by Steve Attwood.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

News for November 6

A few bits of news from Gypsy Knights Games on this fine Sunday morning.

1> Ships of Clement Sector 14: Boyne-class Replenishment Ship has received an excellent review from Steve Attwood over at Alegis Downport. You can read what he had to say about the ship book at this link: https://alegisdownport.wordpress.com/2016/11/04/socs14-boyne-class-replenishment-ship-review/

2> I will be appearing at Post-Apocalypticon in Cleveland, TN on November 12. I will be running two Clement Sector games. If you'd like to know more about the convention or would like to sign up for a game, you can check out this link: http://www.postapocalypticon.com/

3> I will also be running two Clement Sector games and signing books for "John Watts Day" at Adventurer's Books and More in Dalton, GA on December 17. You can find out more about Adventurer's Books and More at this link: https://www.facebook.com/adventurersbooksandmore/?fref=ts

4> Michael Johnson has just turned in the final draft of Ships of Clement Sector 16: Rucker-class merchant. This book will give quite a bit more depth and detail than the entry in the Clement Sector Core Setting Book. The book will give a lot of love to the most commonly seen ship in the Clement Sector setting. You should see this book in PDF on December 2.

5> The print version of Wendy's Guide to the Fleets of Hub Subsector is currently with the printers and waiting to be approved. Hopefully, more news on this soon.

6> I am currently about halfway through the first draft of "Grand Menagerie: Uplifts in Clement Sector". You should see this sometime in the early quarter of next year.

Thanks for reading. Enjoy your week!