Genius Week In Review (Jan. 30, 2010)
Jan 30th, 2010 by admin
It’s actually been a few weeks since we posted one of these … so this is more like a summary of January’s high points. Things have been busy at Super Genius Games with lots of ongoing projects and little happy milestones cropping up at a fairly regular pace.
SNOWS AVAILABLE IN PRINT
As of this week, our latest Call of Cthulhu adventure, Snows of an Early Winter, is now available in print format. Your friendly local game store can order it from any of the major distributors, or you can get yourself a copy through the Studio 2 online store. Of course, the PDF version remains available in all the usual places.
It’s always exciting to get a new book onto store shelves … but we haven’t seen physical copies ourselves yet. So drop us a note if you happen to see it (or, better yet, buy it) at your local store. We love those kinds of anecdotes.
RECENT PATHFINDER PDFs
We’ve published three new Pathfinder compatible PDF products since the last news round-up. So just in case you missed the individual release announcements, you might want to have a look at:
The Genius Guide to Ice Magic–New spells and class options designed to help spellcasters who want to focus on the magic of ice and cold.
The Genius Guide to the Death Mage–A new arcane spellcasting class that focuses on powers drawn from the dead, dying, and undead. Death mages are not just specialist wizards or variant sorcerers, but an entirely new kind of arcane spellcaster with different types of powers and a unique spell list.
The Genius Guide to Feats of Subterfuge–A collection of feats that provide new alternatives to characters who use duplicity and deception to make their ways through the world, including exactly zero feats that add a +2 bonus to a pair of skills
They’re all available at Paizo, DriveThru, and RPGNow.
GAMERS HELP HAITI
In the wake of the devastating earthquakes in Haiti earlier this month, OneBookshelf.com organized a fund-raising effort to support Doctors Without Borders in their work to help those affected. They put together a Gamers Help Haiti Bundle where for a $20 donation (ALL of which goes to Doctors Without Borders) you get a thank you gift of about $1,500 worth of gaming PDFs. An incredible array of game publishers donated products to the cause, and Super Genius Games is proud to be counted among them, our additions to the bundle being Strike Force 7–Savaged! and Loot 4 Less, vol. 1: Arms and Armor.
The bundle is only going to be available during the month of January, so there’s just a couple of days left to take advantage of it. But even if you miss out, please DO consider donating whatever you can spare to this very worthy cause.
It’s been very heartening to see reviews begin to come in for our Pathfinder compatible products, and even more gratifying to note that they are generally very positive. If you don’t think that reading phrases like “the Genius Guide series keeps getting better and better” makes a publisher’s day, you’re woefully mistaken.
We spend a lot of time and effort working at keeping quality as high as possible … but with a schedule that calls for at least one new product every week, there’s always a nagging fear that we won’t catch something in time. And, from time to time, we do find little errors that have gotten past our efforts … but the best part about PDF publishing is that we can make corrections to the file and users can then get updated versions for free. So the quality of the products only IMPROVES over time.
If ever you have a question about or think you’ve found an error in one of our products, you can contact us by posting a comment on the product-related thread on the Paizo.com message boards. We check those regularly and make them the site for official rules discussions. We’ll tell answer the questions AND inform you whenever we’re updating the file, so you’ll know a new version is available.
LET’S CHECK THE STANDINGS
Finally, Super Genius Games continues to make frequent appearances on the various available rankings of hot-selling items. We had three products featured on the January 15th edition of the RPG Countdown podcast … and we have it on good authority that you’ll hear our name again on the new show, which is due to be released in the next few days.
In the latest Paizo.com newsletter, our products make up seven of the top ten “Downloads from Other Companies,” and two of the remaining three are issues of Kobold Quarterly, the “small but fierce” magazine that is at the top of our reading list EVERY time a new issue hits the stands. Also in that newsletter, they announce that the print version of Snows of an Early Winter is available in the Paizo Store.
And, ever-changing though their lists are, over at Drive Thru RPG The Genius Guide to Ice Magic is #7 on the overall Hottest Small Press list, and we’ve got five of the top ten spots on the Hottest Pathfinder Products list.
So the year is starting off well, and we’ve still got big plans ahead. Thanks for coming with us this far, we hope you’ll think it’s worth staying along for the ride.
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