Mutants in NYC and Werewolves in Oregon

Author News
Marjorie M Liu will soon be writing the Marvel Comic series about mutant teens in NYC. NYX, will re-launch in August with a 6-issue story arc that picks up years later from where the original left off.  (via Dear Author)

“Simon Green’s NIGHTSIDE #10, the continuing adventures of John Taylor, the PI with a gift for finding things, in an alternate London full of supernatural weirdness and strange mysteries which only Taylor can solve, to Ginjer Buchanan at Ace, in a good deal, in a three-book deal, for publication in January 2010, 2011, 2012, by Joshua Bilmes at JABberwocky Literary Agency (NA).” (also from Dear Author)

Gaming News
Geeks in Oregon are getting together to play an interactive game that is neither poker nor Dungeons & Dragons. It’s called Werewolf, and it requires the ability to both read poker faces and suspend disbelief. Players are either werewolves or villagers. It’s figuring out who’s who that will determine the winner. Read more about it in The Oregonian.

Free Reads
Christine has reviewed Stephenie Meyer’s The Host and is giving away a brand-new, hardcover copy. Get your entry in before Sunday.

RPG based on Anita Blake’s world

This is a text-based role-playing game which is based 9/10ths off of fictional works written by Laurell K. Hamilton. The remaining tenth has been borrowed from White Wolf Publishing, Inc., who are also specialists in the world of make-believe. There is not a single player who has ever made any financial gain from our fondness for these two creative juggernauts, and it is a tradition that will carry on indefinitely. No permission has been requested, nor granted, for our use of Hamilton’s world, or White Wolf’s lycanthrope concept.

Check it out at the website or at the LJ community.

Reviewer of UF RPG Aeternal Legends wants more Gaiman

aeternal_legends.jpgEven role-playing games have entered the urban fantasy realm, which was only bound to happen. RPGs have been skirting UF settings for ages.

Aeternal Legends was recently reviewed at RPGnet, and the reviewer had this to say:

The setting of Aeternal Legends is a lot of fun. I feel that this backdrop gives me the urban fantasy I want; one without the ‘IN YOUR FACE EXTREME’ mood of some games or ‘the world is a cesspool’ angst of others…

Secondly the races of the world, the Clades, are named after standard fantasy fare; Elf, Orc, Gnome, Goblin, Dwarf, Troll. Whenever I hear these terms I think of contemporary gamer fantasy with +5 magic swords and fireballs. That’s all fine and good but with this game I’d want to run something that felt more like it came out of a Neil Gaiman novel or was a continuation of the Mage ‘the Hero Defined’ comic.

Get Aeternal Legends in book form or .pdf for download at or EN World.