Cinematic Zombie Movie RPG

In Outlive Outdead, you play a human fighting against the zombie apocalypse — until that character dies. Then you join the GM in hunting down the other PCs.

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Outlive Outdead Companion

Neanderthal zombies? Zombies in WWI? King Arthur vs. zombies? The Outlive Outdead Companion has several adventures, each in its own time period. Includes new rules, character options, and gear for each setting.

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Science Fiction, Religion, & Crime

Play in a futuristic world where religion is illegal — because angels, devils, and prayer are all real! Featuring the Effort System that allows you to decide how much to risk on each roll. Finally, you can play a level 5 Buddhist!

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Triune available for preorders

We are *that* close to releasing both Triune corebooks. We still have some work to do on the covers and some editing to finish, but we anticipate being able to complete everything in the next 2 weeks. Therefore, our webstore is open! We are taking preorders for the Triune Corebook Players’ Edition PDF and the

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My Little Store

We plan on selling Triune through OneBookShelf (owners of DriveThruRPG and RPGNow websites) and Indie Press Revolution, all excellent online retailers. However, we can earn a little more per transaction if we sell Triune directly from this website. But that requires a store in this website, done in WordPress. It would have to be run

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Triune prices set

Thanks to people like Fred Hicks and Ed Healy, we have set our prices for the upcoming release of the Triune RPG. The Triune Quickstarter is free. The Triune Corebook Players’ Edition shall cost $11.99 for PDF and $20.99 for the softcover. The Triune Corebook Gamemasters’ Edition shall cost $15.99 for PDF and $24.99 for softcover. Remember,

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ISBNs – It’s a Trap!

While our Layout Umpa Lumpas continue to struggle with anchoring images to text for the Triune Corebooks, we looked into getting ISBNs for our books. Yowzers! These suckers are expensive–but the alternative can be a trap. For those not in the know, ISBNs are unique 13-digit numbers associated with a specific book title. Look at the bar

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Triune at GenCon

Happy Bishop Games is heading to GenCon Indy 2011, and not just to play other people’s games. (Although we are–we’re gamers, after all.) We will be running Triune three times: Thursday at 7pm (RPG1122151) Friday at 2pm (RPG1122947) Saturday at 2pm (RPG1122153) All will feature the adventure “Underground Light”, which will be included in the

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Printing artwork

Have I mentioned that I hate artwork? The Triune corebooks (one for Players and one for Gamemasters) will be released both as a PDF and a print-on-demand softcover. Guess what? Those formats have different requirements for artwork. Hooray! More complications thanks to images! See, images come in a variety of formats as well as resolutions.

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Oh the Artwork!

I love rpgs. I love designing them too. But I hate artwork. OK, so that’s a little strong. I like artwork in rpg books when it’s done well (Paranoia XP, Pathfinder, CthulhuTech, etc.). And I don’t mind artwork in rpg books that’s not done well (Dogs in the Vinyard, SLA Industries). It’s just that, from

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Taxes and Games, Part II

Last time, we discussed how Happy Bishop Games does not have to collect sales tax on the games it sells. However, it’s not free from taxes. We still need to pay self-employment taxes. These are taxes for government programs like Social Security and Medicare. Most people have these taxes automatically deducted from their paychecks, and

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Taxes for Games, Part I

God bless the USA. Besides being a pretty good country, it loves to tax things. That includes games.  As I said yesterday, Happy Bishop Games will be organized as a sole proprietorship. That has some very specific consequences for tax purposes, which are explained below. But first, what is going to be taxed, and by

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Corp, LLC, or Sole?

Happy Bishop Games is getting ready to publish its first game, Triune. However, we need to lay the groundwork for establishing HBG as a business before we publish anything. Or do we?  Couldn’t we just publish stuff and rake in the money? First of all, this is rpg publishing–it’ll be more like using tweezers for

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