Genjitsu Games

Saturday, 22 May 2010 14:38

Apologies to anyone who was unable to reach this website. Our previous server died and some time was required to determine that it was unrecoverable and transfer to to hosting and a new registrar.

I've been asked whether Genjitsu Games is still a going concern as an imprint. While I'm not willing to close the doors on it, the fact is that just at the moment I am very, very busy, and don't have a whole lot of time to devote to new development at the moment. I'm also uncertain what direction to go in in the aftermath of the release of 4th Edition, so if you have things you'd like to see Genjitsu release, please let me know!

However, at some point in the future you can probably expect to see:

  • A 4th-Edition update of Metablades, for those who are interested. It is after all our flagship book.
  • A Mob of Mayhem, another collection of 3rd-Edition d20 advanced monsters. The majority of the work on this was done a while ago and it mostly awaits art and assembly.
  • I'm ambivalent about trying to update my monster collections to 4E. The very different nature of templates in the new edition and the strict licensing restrictions on reprinting SRD material make these a lot less useful. Please let me know what you think!
  • A collection of psionic campaign ideas has been on the back burner for some time.
Wednesday, 19 March 2008 14:35

In light of the upcoming 4th edition of Dungeons & Dragons, all of the March Fourth for GM's Day sales prices on Genjitsu's 3rd Edition products are being made permanent until further notice. Enjoy!

Work continues on A Mob of Mayhem. Permissions permitting, we'll try and release the 4th and 3rd Edition versions together, but there are still licensing issues to be worked out.

The sequel to A Flock of Foes, A Mob of Mayhem, is still in the works, and I should have another announcement to make about that in a month or two.

4th Edition D&D sounds promising so far, and Genjitsu's products will most likely be updated as appropriate.

Finally I have a new musing on the subject of Craft skills in Privateer Press' amazing Iron Kingdoms setting.

Friday, 23 June 2006 14:33

As some of you may have heard recently, Metablades Expanded Edition and its artwork will shortly be the focus of Commissionathlon 2006! The book is being prepared for print-on-demand distribution with over 10 new pieces of artwork, and over the next two weeks, you will be able to watch our fabulous artist produce these illustrations, live, via webcam, and comment via live web chat. Those of you who might be interested in meeting me will also get the chance as I will be stopping by the chat room from time to time. After the Metablades illustrations are done, Obsidian will continue taking short commission requests via chat for a few more days.

If you already bought Metablades or don't want to wait for the PoD edition, fear not; the PDF download will also be updated with this latest and greatest artwork, and existing purchasers will get a free update download!.

Thursday, 02 March 2006 14:31

'Tis the appreciate your game master! March Fo(u)rth for GMs Day is back again and Genjitsu is pleased to offer its excellent products in two great discount bundles! The Character Options Pack compiles the magic combat tools of Metablades and the racial transformation options of Shaping the Self, and the Gamemaster Savers Pack is full of new flavorful creatures and items created with familiar rules in A Flock of Foes and Blades of Purpose!

Both of these bundle deals will remain available through March 10th.

Thursday, 03 November 2005 14:25

Well, Blades of Purpose is available now at RPGNow's new indie site, The Edge, and samples of the artwork are available for your viewing enticement. This is also the first of Genjitsu's products that you can buy in a handy print-on-demand form.

On a side note, have to say I absolutely adore the Ravnica artwork from Magic's latest expansion.

Monday, 15 August 2005 14:23

Wow! Not only is "Monte Cook Presents: The Year's Best d20" available almost a month early, but Metablades Expanded Edition is a contributor! It was a thrill to receive this news from Malhavoc and I've been bursting with the itch to tell since April. You can get this handpicked collection through Drive-Thru RPG, including some spells and magic items by yours truly, complete with Monte's commentary on the year's releases in general.

In light of this great news, we will be launching a print-on-demand edition of Metablades, enhanced with bonus artwork and a new cover, by the end of September. Look for more information here on the front page.

Blades of Purpose should be done quite soon as well.

Wednesday, 20 July 2005 14:22

Congratulations to all the 2005 Ennie nominees! Genjitsu did not make the nomination this year but I am pleased to see that we would have been in august company indeed if we had. However, we will have a great announcement to make regarding recognition for one of our products in the near future.

On another happy note for independent publishing, Michael Poe, creator of the webcomic Exploitation Now! and the spectacular online manga Errant Story has recently stepped out of his hosting relationship with KeenSpot and started hosting Errant Story independently. Mr. Poe is a wonderful artist and a highly skilled writer and it's wonderful to see him succeeding.

On a less perfect note, it's been necessary to push back Blades of Purpose a little while. It'll be available as soon as we can get it finished, probably within two months.

Friday, 10 June 2005 14:20

As promised, the preliminary info on Blades of Purpose is now available; whet your appetite upon it and check back in the next couple of weeks for sneak previews of the artwork.

As far as what we'll be doing next, there will be a lull in new books for a little while, giving Nevin the breathing room to find a better job. Anyone who knows of a game- or computer-related opening in the greater Boston area is encouraged to pass it along. However, expect some further updates to existing projects, especially print-on-demand releases.

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