On Saturday, March 7, there will be a signing with several Busted Flush authors at Page One Bookstore in Albuquerque, NM; George R.R. Martin, Victor Milan, John Jos. Miller, Caroline Spector, Ian Tregillis and Carrie Vaughn are confirmed for the event.
Pat's Fantasy Hotlist has posted an new interview! Go check out all ten Busted Flush authors as they talk about bringing the Wild Cards into the 21st century.
We've added an interview on the Consortium Page.
We've added an author interview on the Consortium Page.
George R. R. Martin has recently updated his website with an excerpt from Busted Flush, coming December 2009 -- check it out!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Green Ronin Releases Wild Cards Campaign Setting for Mutants & Masterminds RPG
August 27, 2008--SEATTLE, WA: Green Ronin Publishing released the highly anticipated Wild Cards Campaign Setting for the Mutants & Masterminds RPG this week. The book, by series author John Jos. Miller, includes a full history of the setting, profiles and illustrations of dozens of major characters, background information and rules on the Wild Card virus, and an introductory adventure.
"The Wild Cards Campaign Setting is a great resource for fans of the series," said Green Ronin President Chris Pramas. "John Jos. Miller did a tremendous job on the book and it's great to see Wild Cards return to its roots in roleplaying."
The Wild Cards series began in 1987, developing out of an ongoing superhero roleplaying campaign run by New York Times bestselling author George R.R. Martin and now spanning 18 volumes. Contributing authors include Roger Zelazny, Lewis Shiner, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Walter Jon Williams, John Jos. Miller, and Martin himself. Tor published the latest volume of the series, Inside Straight, earlier this year and the Dabel Brothers are currently publishing a new comic, Wild Cards: The Hard Call.
Green Ronin will be following the book up with two more Wild Cards titles. All-in, an adventure anthology, will release in the Fall and Aces & Jokers, a collection of famous and infamous characters, will release in the Spring of 2009.
Wild Cards Campaign Setting
Author: John Jos. Miller
Format: 256 pages, full color hardback
MSRP: Print $39.95
Product Code: GRR2522
ISBN-13: 978-1-934547-11-3; ISBN-10: 1-934547-11-5
Aces and Jokers Wild!
In 1945 an alien virus released over Manhattan changed the world forever. Ninety percent of the people exposed to the Wild Card virus died, and some say they were the lucky ones. Of the survivors, ninety percent were mutated into the hideous freaks known as "jokers." Only a rare one percent became "aces," people gifted with superhuman powers.
In 1987 George R.R. Martin and a stellar group of authors introduced readers to the world of Wild Cards, and now the series spans more than a dozen anthologies and novels. In the summer of 2008 players of Mutants & Masterminds can make this world their own for the first time with the Wild Cards campaign setting, written by series author John Jos. Miller. Inside this beautifully illustrated book you will find a full history the setting, profiles and game stats for dozens of major characters, background information and rules on the Wild Card virus, an introductory adventure, and advice on running your own Wild Cards campaign. Experience super-powers and Mutants & Masterminds like you never have before by exploring a world where the luck of the draw means the difference between fame and power and a terrible genetic curse. Draw the Wild Card and see what you get. Do You Feel Lucky?
About Green Ronin Publishing
Green Ronin Publishing is a Seattle-based company known for its dedication to quality books and games. Founded in 2000, Green Ronin has won more awards for excellence and innovation than any other game company in the new millennium, and took home the coveted ENnie Award for Best Publisher an unprecedented three years running. With great licenses like A Song of Ice and Fire and the Black Company, groundbreaking games like Mutants & Masterminds and Blue Rose, and a roster of top flight designers and illustrators, Green Ronin Publishing is a leading light in the hobby game industry. Learn more about Green Ronin at www.greenronin.com.
Green Ronin Media Contact
nicole [at] greenronin.com
Recently we added an extended author interview on the Consortium Page. Head on over to check it out!
The third book of Daniel Abraham's Wild Cards comic series is available now. For a sneak peek, check out the synopsis and preview from Dabel Brothers Publishing below.
The second book of Daniel Abraham's Wild Cards comic series is out this Wednesday, May 7! For a sneak peek, check out the synopsis and preview from Dabel Brothers Publishing below.
The 5th installment of series origin, Neither Fish Nor Fowl, or, How Down Got Dirty, posted!
Read it here.
Also, to celebrate Daniel Abraham's publication of The Hard Call, we've updated his bio page with yet another extended author interview. Enjoy.
There are various happenings in the Wild Cards universe this month...
We're already in Week 7 on American Hero. If you need some help catching up with your webisodes, we'd like to introduce to you the Wild Cards widget.
The fourth installment of Wild Cards history is entitled Shuffling the Deck or, Book Four and the World Tour. Enjoy!
More to come within the next few days. For a hint (and/or if you're bored), unscramble these three words: NEXTDEED OARTHU WIREVENTI
Check out Making a Mosaic, or, Third Time’s the Charm, the third installment to George's retelling of Wild Cards history.
Also news-worthy is an update on the Dabel Brother's Wild Cards: The Hard Call comic. Read about the release of new previews here.
Last week, we sent out a notice about the Page One signing. For those who are unable to attend the event, Tor gave Page One a call for specific instructions on how one may obtain their very own autographed copy of Inside Straight through their website.
Simply purchase the book from the Page One website and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your order information, stating that you'd like an autographed copy. Please note - we've been told that supplies are limited.
Inside Straight Launch Party
February 2, 2008 - 2:00 pm
Page One Books
11018 Montgomery NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111
The nine-day long anticipation is finally over. American Hero is finally explained in the official press release below. For the past few days, we shined and polished the final spots on this new extension of the website and hope you'll enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it.
Tune-in to catch the American Hero weekly challenge and the confession of the day. Reality entertainment at its best - revel in the drama of backs stabbed and alliances formed. Who will you love? Who will you hate? Who will you love to hate? So complicated, it's almost poetic.
To complement the new blog, the Aces & Jokers page has been updated to incorporate the full roster of American Hero contestants, the stars of Inside Straight. Check it out to see who's who.
Much apologies to the folks who were kept waiting on their toes, but we promise - this was well worth the wait ...
George R. R. Martin and company present the exciting
Wild Cards website spin-off “American Heroes”!
Tor Books is proud to present “American Heroes,” the Wild Cards website spin-off blog featuring the characters from Inside Straight, the newest Wild Cards mosaic novel. One of the longest-running series in the shared worlds and fantasy genre, Wild Cards has the superheroes in its latest installment competing in a top reality TV show called “American Heroes.”
Now, in addition to the brand new Wild Cards website that launched in December, George R. R. Martin and the authors of Inside Straight have contributed all original narrative and scintillating “behind the scenes” material to a new “American Heroes” blog. Each week, the narrative follows the characters of Inside Straight as they compete—some surviving for another round and others getting voted off the show.
Featuring all original artwork by Mike Miller, the “American Heroes” site shows visual profiles of each character and “confessionals” from the individual superheroes.
Check out the American Hero Blog.
The eighteenth volume of Wild Cards hits bookshelves today. To celebrate, there will be a book launch party where all contributing authors, with the exception of the mysterious S.L. Farrell, will be attending the event and signing copies of Inside Straight.
Inside Straight Launch Party and Signing
February 2, 2008 - 2:00 pm
Page One Books
11018 Montgomery NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111
For fans who can't attend the signing, we'll post a separate note with instructions from Page One on how to place an order for signed books.
As an additional note, folks who have signed up to our email updates received a sneak peek about things to come within the next few days. Here's a hint: What's an American Hero? Sit tight, more on this tomorrow.
Two things to note today:
1) The second installment of George R. R. Martin's retelling of Wild Cards origins has been posted onto the series page. Go check it out!
2) Last week, we posted two Wild Card panel interview videos from the 1988 New Orleans WorldCon. In the spirit of sharing, we've posted the third and fourth videos below.
For those who have signed up for reminders and hidden links, a Lost Archives link has been sent to you containing all four videos. A multi-video YouTube widget is also included on the hidden page, which we've provided code for you to put onto your own website.
Contributing authors on the panel include Bud Simons, George R.R. Martin, Melinda Snodgrass, John J. Miller, Ed Bryant, Gail Gerstner Miller, Vic Milan, Lewis Shiner, Walter John Williams, and Steve Leigh. A big thank you to Gilda Simons, who recorded the footage.
Last week's videos are available on YouTube: Part One || Part Two