Roll for Alex Fundraiser

RPG industry author Alejandro Melchor suffered a stroke on March 25th, 2019, and was rushed to Angeles del Pedregal Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery. Contributions to this fundraiser will go to help Alex and his family deal with the considerable medical expenses and assist in his recovery. Donors receive over $350 in electronic RPG product as a thank you for their donation!

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Alex for many years on projects like Mecha & Manga, Out of the Abyss, Modern AGE, and Trinity Continuum: Aberrant and hope that we can support him and his family at this time of need.

Additional donations and support are welcome, via PayPal to vasheek@hotmail.com or at the Scotiabank account number 5579-2091-0083-9130, both under the name of Adriana Melchor Lombardo, Alejandro’s sister.

About Alejandro Melchor

Freelance author and artist Alejandro Melchor lives in Mexico City and has worked in the tabletop gaming industry for over a decade. He has worked for Fantasy Flight, Green Ronin Publishing, Mongoose Publishing, Onyx Path, White Wolf, and Wizards of the Coast, among others.

Some of Alex’s work includes Mecha & Manga and contributions to The Atlas of Earth-Prime for Mutants & Masterminds, contributions to the Blue Rose and Modern AGE RPGs, and to the Six of Swords adventure series and Threefold setting for those games. He contributed to the Storypath editions of both the Æon and Aberrant games for Trinity Continuum and Champions of the Scarred Lands from Onyx Path Publishing, was an author for the campaign adventure Out of the Abyss for Dungeons & Dragons, and was both an author and artist for High Frontier from Mongoose Publishing.

A longtime fan of anime and manga, Alex later became editor of a local fanzine in his native Mexico City and active in fandom. He combines his loves of writing, drawing, and manga in his online webcomic Nahast: Lands of Strife, online at nahast.spiderforest.com. 

Size Queen’s Humongous Holiday Heist

Here in crime for the holidays…

Sure, the holiday season is a time of giving, but what about…taking? Join the gigantic glamazon Size Queen and her criminal crew, including the thermo-couple of Fire & Ice and the goofy Gumball for a holiday heist of humongous proportions! Of course, even glitzy Las Riqueza gets an unexpected surprise when those ill-gotten golden gains turn out to be arcane forces from the ancient world!

In this fun holiday adventure for Icons Superpowered Roleplaying, your players get a chance to see how “the other half” lives, by playing the villains! (Or you can play heroes undercover to infiltrate and do good regardless, if you must.) Can our n’er-do-wells finally do some good? Find out in Size Queen’s Humongous Holiday Heist!

Available on DriveThruRPG — and don’t forget last year’s holiday folly: Santa Claus vs. the Metaskulks! Save Christmastime from alien invaders!

Champion fundraiser for Rainbow Railroad

ChampionCoverSometimes, I wish I had the power to help, to answer the call of “save me!” in a real and tangible way. Still, I try to do what I can with what I do have, which includes publishing and imagination.

The ongoing pogrom against LGBTQ people, particularly queer men, in Chechnya has filled me with deep sadness and anger, as has the tepid response of the American government. As much as I would like to be the hero who can swoop in and save people—my people—in desperate need, the best I can do for now is to imagine that hero, breathe life into him, and ask for fellow gamers and superhero fans to donate in order to get to know him better.

So, I give you…The Champion! Chosen by the Aristos Eremenos, bearer of the Four Golden Gifts, protector of the people. All profits from the sales of this short pay-what-you-want PDF will be donated to the Rainbow Railroad, a nonprofit dedicated to doing the real heroic work: Getting people in danger out of harm’s way and to somewhere they can be safe. With persecution of LGBTQ people on the rise around the world, not just in Chechnya, their life-saving work is more important than ever. Whether or not you include the Champion in your heroic universe, please consider offering them your support. Be a hero, because the world needs more. Thank you.

Gladiator Pits of Gorn

Battle Beneath the Earth … in the Gladiator Pits of Gorn!

A one-man earthquake threatens a local dam, but the heroes are in for a far stranger conflict than they can imagine.

Tremors lead to their abduction deep beneath the earth into the realm of the Molten Men, where they are case into the Gladiator Pits of Gorm! Can the heroes survive the challenges of Molten Men warriors, magma beasts, and more and overcome the magics of the shaman Emberglass to challenge the cruel General Gorn himself? Their freedom, and the future of the Underworld, stands in the balance.

Written and illustrated by Dan Houser, this adventure for Icons Superpowered Roleplaying is suitable for any group of heroes and a great sequel to The Terror of Tiki Pterodactyl adventure. Available now on DriveThruRPG!

The Icons Wiki is Back!

Thanks to the kind and tireless efforts of John Paine, the Icons: Truth, Justice, and Gaming Wiki has a new home and host at Miraheze. John has restored virtually all of the old wiki’s content from the Wikispaces backup and the new wiki is “open for business”! If you were a prior contributor, feel free to set up an account and see about updating your content. If you’re a current Icons Superpowered Roleplaying fan, you can contribute or just enjoy the content that’s available there. Thanks again, John, for all of your help in giving this fan-created site new life!

Finding Me at GenCon

It’s GenCon week! Like much of the game industry, I will be in Indianapolis. Here’s my public schedule and where and when you can find me around the convention:

Thursday, August 2nd

10:00 am – 12:00 pm: In and out of the Green Ronin booth (#1321).

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Queer as a Three-Sided Die seminar

5:00 pm: Gaymer Gathering (I plan to at least try and stop by).

Friday, August 3rd

9:45 am – 12:00 pm: Green Ronin booth (#1321)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Catharsis Through Gaming seminar

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Queering Your Setting seminar

5:00 pm: Gaymer Gathering (I plan to at least try and stop by).

Saturday, August 4th

9:45 am – 12:00 pm: Green Ronin booth (#1321)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: What’s New With Green Ronin? seminar

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Queering Your Pantheon seminar

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Expanse panel

Sunday, August 5th

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Green Ronin booth (#1321)

Looking forward to seeing many of you there! Come by the booth and my events to say hello. If you’re looking to schedule or set-up specific time with me at the convention, please get in touch ASAP so we can do that.

#AprilTTRPGMaker 2018

Since I was traveling for a portion of April and needed daily posts to auto-post, I did the #AprilTTRPGMaker challenge on my Facebook professional page (which can schedule posts, unlike a personal FB page), which is probably my least-read social media venue but, what can you do?

So I figured I’d compile all of the answers into one big master post for the wrap up of the challenge for folks who missed it or for some reason don’t “like” my professional page (sob!). So, if you want all of my answers for #AprilTTRPGMaker 2018, here they are! Continue reading