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Dime Adventures: Mystic Secrets Released!

Today we are happy to announce the release of the first supplement for Dime Adventures! This is Dime Adventures: Mystic Secrets. The blurb is below.

There is more to Arth than meets the eye. Just below the surface exists all manner of paranormal abilities, from psychic powers to a myriad sorcerous traditions. Dime Adventures: Mystic Secrets is here to help tell stories of heroes who wield these powers, using them in the name of good, progress or civilization.

Mystic Secrets is a key supplement for the Dime Adventures roleplaying game. Its features include:

  • A complete system of paranormal abilities. Now you can play a character with magical talent, psychic capacity or pulp-style super powers!
  • A selection of new non-player character stat blocks representing common paranormal archetypes.
  • Information on otherworldly entities, shapeshifting monsters and with how they can be dealt.

Current Status

Here is the current status of the various bits and pieces unlocked by the Kickstarter. The statuses here refer to the steps in our our publication process.

Writing

  • Expedition Beyond Mount Terror

Layout

  • Circles in the Sky
  • World's Fair
  • Ready-Made Heroes

Queued for Final Release

  • GM Screen Inserts
  • Consequence Cards
  • Cryptid Codex

Dime Adventures: Arth Poster Map Released!

Today we are happy to announce the release of our first accessory for Dime Adventures! This would the Dime Adventures: Arth Poster Map. The blurb is below.

Dinosaurs still roam forgotten corners of the land. Alien influences operate from the skies. Mystics wield ancient powers. Strange new sciences promise to change the world. The dead rise from the grave. All the while, modern movements sweep the globe, and bold explorers venture deep into the unknown or delve into forgotten ruins.

The world is ripe for adventure!

Now you can have your own 12" x 18" poster map of the World of Arth, a perfect companion to any Dime Adventures: Pulp Alternate History Roleplaying campaign.

Features include:

  • Map featuring all countries, regions, continents and oceans on Arth.
  • Useful companion to the Dime Adventures roleplaying game.

Current Status

Here is the current status of the various bits and pieces unlocked by the Kickstarter. The statuses here refer to the steps in our our publication process.

Writing

  • Expedition Beyond Mount Terror

Editing

  • Ready-Made Heroes

Layout

  • Circles in the Sky
  • World's Fair

Queued for Final Release

  • GM Screen Inserts
  • Consequence Cards
  • Mystic Secrets
  • Cryptid Codex

Dime Adventures Released!

Today we are happy to announce the release of Dime Adventures: Pulp Alternate History Roleplaying! Kickstarted earlier this year, Dime Adventures introduces a world of bold pulp action and strange alternate history. It is available from DriveThruRPG in both PDF and print.

The year is 1904, but in a world that never was!

Dinosaurs still roam forgotten corners of the land. Alien influences operate from the skies. Mystics wield ancient powers. Strange new sciences promise to change the world. The dead rise from the grave. All the while, modern movements sweep the globe, and bold explorers venture deep into the unknown or delve into forgotten ruins.

The world is ripe for adventure!

Dime Adventures is a pulp alternate history roleplaying game using the Saga Machine system. Its features include:

  • An in-depth look at the Dime Adventures pulp alternate history setting! Venture across seven continents and beyond!
  • Adventure hooks galore! Thrills! Chills! Spills! Romance! Mystic powers! Aliens! Dinosaurs! Science and technology!
  • A fast, fun and flexible character creation system. Be the big damn pulp hero you always wanted to be!
  • Systems for personal combat, heroes, villains, duels, social encounters, inventions, exciting chase scenes and more!

Dime Adventures: Week 13

This is going to be the last of the regular weekly updates on Dime Adventures. A couple hours ago we released the Dime Adventures core rulebook to the public in both PDF and print, and sent out the preorder copies. This is obviously a huge step for us, as the game is now available to everyone.

The various unlocked supplements will be released one at a time every week or two after this. Instead of making separate weekly posts, we'll simply provide a status update in conjunction with the regular product release announcements.

In the meantime, however, damn this week has been busy! You can check out the progress below.

Week's Progress

Here is a bulleted list of everything we've accomplished in the past week.

  • The printing proof of the Dime Adventures core rulebook was reviewed and approved! The game wrnt live on DriveThruRPG, as did the character sheets. Print at cost codes were sent out to all $15+ backers. The PDF and print codes were also sent to preorders. The product info on the website was also updated.
  • The second printing proof of the Consequence Cards was reviewed and accepted.
  • The layout of Mystic Secrets was completed and a printing proof ordered.
  • The layout of Cryptid Codex was completed and a printing proof ordered.
  • The layout of Circles in the Sky was completed and the files sent to the printer for approval (still pending).
  • Layout was started on World's Fair.
  • A little bit of writing progress was made on Expedition Beyond Mount Terror.
  • Virtual tabletop support is up on Roll20, and will be announced in a Kickstarter update later today.

Current Status

Here is the current status of the various bits and pieces unlocked by the Kickstarter. The statuses here refer to the steps in our our publication process.

Writing

  • Expedition Beyond Mount Terror

Editing

  • Ready-Made Heroes

Art Direction

  • --

Layout

  • Mystic Secrets
  • Cryptid Codex
  • Circles in the Sky
  • World's Fair

Queued for Final Release

  • GM Screen Inserts
  • Arth Poster Map
  • Consequence Cards

Released

  • Dime Adventures core rulebook
  • Character Sheet
  • Virtual Tabletop Pack

Tab Update: Second Quarter 2017

Wow. We’ve been busy. The quarter is almost halfway over, but it's not too late for the usual Tab Update. I can sum up our work since the last Tab Update as: Dime Adventures, Dime Adventures, Dime Adventures.

As you’ve probably read by now, the Dime Adventures Kickstarter was a success! Not only did we raise enough to fund the core game, but we unlocked numerous supplements and add-ons as well! As of right now, the core rulebook is close to completion. We’re expecting the printing proof in the mail any day now. The unlocked add-ons are in various stages of development, from queued for release after the core rulebook, to still being written. We expect to release the core rulebook as early as next week (assuming the printing proof has no issues), then the unlocked supplements will follow, one a week until they are all released. Right now you can download the Dime: Adventures Quick-Start, which we released at the beginning of the Kickstarter campaign.

In other news, our Patreon project continues to sail forward. Earlier this quarter we released our fourth adventure through it, Shadows Over Sol: Lethal Inheritance. The next release will be in July, and will be a scenario called Dime Adventures: Rains of Africa. Read more about it on our Patreon page.

Looking to the future, we still have quite a bit more Dime Adventures work to do, but it should clear up somewhere around July. Of course, we also have the aforementioned July Patreon release in the works. After that, things are a bit more open. We’ve been discussing a potential relaunch of our comedy horror card game, We’re All Going to Die Here. We’ve also been kicking around some ideas of potential future roleplaying games. Unfortunately, we have nothing substantial to announce on that front yet. Expect some sort of announcement next quarter, when a bit more of the Dime Adventures work is behind us.

That’s all for now! Good gaming, everyone!

Dime Adventures: Week 12

It's been another busy week. We finished writing Ready-Made Heroes, did the layout for Mystic Secrets, revised the layout of the Consequence Cards and finally reviewed the editing of the World's Fair adventure.

Meanwhile, the printing proof of the Dime Adventures core rulebook has shipped, and we expect to receive it in the next few days. If it doesn't require any corrections, we plan to send the "at cost" print codes to the Kickstarter backers next week. At the same time we'll also release the game to the public in print and PDF, and send out copies to those who preordered the game. On the other hand, if revisions are required, that will have to wait a couple weeks as we make the necessary changes.

Week's Progress

Here is a bulleted list of everything we've accomplished in the past week.

  • The printing proof for the Dime Adventures core rulebook has shipped, and we expect to receive it in the next few days!
  • The writing for Ready-Made Heroes was finished.
  • The edits for World's Fair were finally reviewed.
  • The layout of Mystic Secrets was completed, the files were sent to the printer and we're waiting for them to be reviewed before a proof can be ordered.
  • The layout of the Consequence Cards was revised and a second printing proof ordered.

Missed the Kickstarter?

These are the last few days where you can preorder! Just head on over to our Dime Adventures page and follow the PayPal link.

Current Status

Here is the current status of the various bits and pieces unlocked by the Kickstarter. The statuses here refer to the steps in our our publication process.

Writing

  • Expedition Beyond Mount Terror

Editing

  • Ready-Made Heroes

Art Direction

  • Cryptid Codex
  • Circles in the Sky
  • World's Fair

Layout

  • Consequence Cards
  • Mystic Secrets

Queued for Final Release

  • Dime Adventures core rulebook
  • Character Sheet
  • Virtual Tabletop Pack
  • GM Screen Inserts
  • Arth Poster Map

Shadows Over Sol: Lethal Inheritance Released!

We are happy to announce that thanks to our generous Patreon backers, we have released Shadows Over Sol: Lethal Inheritance! This is the fifth adventure release for Shadows Over Sol: Science Fiction Horror Roleplaying and the fourth adventure funded by the Tab Creations Patreon project!

About Lethal Inheritance:

When the team is offered a unique opportunity to acquire their very own spaceship for essentially free, they must travel to an abandoned energy facility. This is the sort of windfall dreamed of by scrappers across the system, and one that few wouldn’t jump at given the chance.

But like many free things, it comes with a very dangerous catch. Not only does the group have to first secure the ship, fight off rival scrappers and make critical repairs, they will also have to face the sinister threat that eliminated the ship’s original crew.

Shadows Over Sol: Lethal Inheritance is an adventure supplement for Shadows Over Sol. It features an introductory survival horror scenario that is ideal for launching a new campaign or introducing players the dark future. This scenario is designed to last between one and three gaming sessions.

Dime Adventures: Week 11

The good news is that we have released the corrected Dime Adventures core PDF to Kickstarter backers! I also want to give a shout out to our Patreon campaign, which released its fourth adventure, Shadows Over Sol: Lethal Inheritance, this week as well!

The other news is that reviewing and correcting the core PDF took longer than anticipated. We had planned to finish the writing on Ready-Made Heroes this last week, but as of right now it's only about two-thirds written.

Fear not, however! In this upcoming week we plan to finally finish writing Ready-Made Heroes, then we will move on to doing the layout for Mystic Secrets and correcting the layout of the Consequence Cards. We expect May to be a busy and productive month!

Speaking of May, the files for the Dime Adventures core rulebook have been provided to the printer. Once the printer finishes processing them (likely today or tomorrow), we will order a printing proof. This is a two-to-three week process. Once we have reviewed and OK'ed the proof, we'll release the "at cost" print option to backers and release Dime Adventures to the public. The various supplements will be released in the following weeks.

Week's Progress

Here is a bulleted list of everything we've accomplished in the past week.

  • We corrected the Dime Adventures core rulebook PDF and sent the corrected version to backers!
  • Writing progress was made on Ready-Made Heroes.

Missed the Kickstarter?

This is your last chance to preorder! Just head on over to our Dime Adventures page and follow the PayPal link.

Current Status

Here is the current status of the various bits and pieces unlocked by the Kickstarter. The statuses here refer to the steps in our our publication process.

Outline

  • Expedition Beyond Mount Terror

Writing

  • Ready-Made Heroes

Editing

  • World's Fair

Art Direction

  • Mystic Secrets
  • Cryptid Codex
  • Circles in the Sky

Layout

  • Consequence Cards

Queued for Final Release

  • Dime Adventures core rulebook (corrected)
  • Character Sheet
  • Virtual Tabletop Pack
  • GM Screen Inserts
  • Arth Poster Map

Dime Adventures: Week 10

This week we've kept ourselves busy, splitting our time between reviewing the Dime Adventures core PDF we released to backers last week and writing Ready-Made Heroes. We've also gotten some great typo reports from backers (thank you!).

The plan is to finalize the review, correct all the found typos and release a corrected version of the PDF this weekend. If we're being honest with ourselves, however, this may slip to Monday or Tuesday. Either way, we'll then send the corrected files to the printer ahead of ordering a printing proof.

At this point Ready-Made Heroes is roughly half written. In the upcoming week we plan to finish the writing on this supplement and move it along to editing.

Finally, this last week we received the proofs of the Poster Map, GM Screen Inserts and Consequence Cards. The first two are good to go and have been queued for release after the corrected core PDF. The Consequence Cards, on the other hand, may require another round of revision. They're perfectly serviceable, but one of the margins is a bit small in a way that's kind of ugly.

Week's Progress

Here is a bulleted list of everything we've accomplished in the past week.

  • We sent the early backer release of the Dime Adventures core rulebook to backers!
  • We've collected typo reports from backers and will get these things fixed when the corrected PDF is released.
  • A sizable chunk of writing progress was made on Ready-Made Heroes.
  • We received and reviewed the proofs of the Poster Map, GM Screen Inserts and Consequence Cards.
  • The Virtual Tabletop Pack was accepted for inclusion on Roll20.

Missed the Kickstarter?

This is your last chance to preorder! Just head on over to our Dime Adventures page and follow the PayPal link.

Current Status

Here is the current status of the various bits and pieces unlocked by the Kickstarter. The statuses here refer to the steps in our our publication process.

Outline

  • Expedition Beyond Mount Terror

Writing

  • Ready-Made Heroes

Editing

  • World's Fair

Art Direction

  • Mystic Secrets
  • Cryptid Codex
  • Circles in the Sky

Layout

  • Consequence Cards

Queued for Final Release

  • Dime Adventures core rulebook (corrected)
  • Character Sheet
  • Virtual Tabletop Pack
  • GM Screen Inserts
  • Arth Poster Map

Dime Adventures: Week 9

This is a big one! Later today we will be sending backers the initial PDF version of the Dime Adventures core rulebook! We should also be making the monthly Kickstarter post. This is weeks ahead of schedule!

As usual for us, we'll be asking backers to look over the book and report to us an typos or errors that slipped through the production process. Unfortunately the timing is such that we only have a week to allot for this. On Thursday, April 20th we will integrate any fixes into the text, release a corrected version of the PDF and begin the process of ordering a printing proof. Assuming that the printing proof is good, the corrected book should be available print-on-demand and available to the general public via DriveThruRPG in early May.

Meanwhile, we've already started making progress on the unlocked add-ons and other supplements.

Week's Progress

Here is a bulleted list of everything we've accomplished in the past week.

  • We received the final piece of artwork, indexed the core rulebook, put together the cover and did a PDF proofing pass.
  • The core rulebook PDF is assembled and is ready to be uploaded to DriveThruRPG and sent to backers later today.
  • World's Fair was received from the editor. Its edits are waiting for review.
  • The character sheet was assembled for final release and an interactive PDF form was attached. This is queued for release behind the core rulebook.
  • The GM Screen Inserts, Consequence Cards and Poster Map are in the final stages of layout.
  • The Virtual Tabletop Pack was submitted to Roll20 for approval.
  • A trivially small amount of writing progress was made on Ready-Made Heroes.
  • Nine out of the 11 characters for the Character/Boss backers are complete. We still have yet to hear from 2 backers. If you're one of these backers, contact us ASAP and we can fit your character into either the Ready-Made Heroes or Expedition Beyond Mount Terror supplements.

Missed the Kickstarter?

This is your last chance to preorder! Just head on over to our Dime Adventures page and follow the PayPal link.

Current Status

Here is the current status of the various bits and pieces unlocked by the Kickstarter. The statuses here refer to the steps in our our publication process.

Outline

  • Expedition Beyond Mount Terror

Writing

  • Ready-Made Heroes

Editing

  • World's Fair

Art Direction

  • Mystic Secrets
  • Cryptid Codex
  • Circles in the Sky
  • Virtual Tabletop Pack

Layout

  • GM Screen Inserts
  • Consequence Cards
  • Arth Poster Map

Queued for Release

  • Dime Adventures core rulebook
  • Character Sheet