Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Around the ZOEverse: Jul 28, 2015

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TOP STORY -- DemonHunters RPG GenCon Prerelease Beta
Dead Gentlemen Productions has released the beta of their new RPG Demon Hunters, A Comedy of Terrors in time for GenCon, but no worries if you aren't going to GenCon because you can download the whole thing for free. "If you like Fate Core and Fate Accelerated, you'll be right at home with this system." This is beta so they welcome your comments, questions, and concerns -- if you have any please post them to their G+ Discussion Community,  their facebook page or you can send a direct email to Don Early at don.early@deadgentlemen.com. Don also hosted an informative RPG Workshop to give you a great sense of the game.


#RenewJQ climbs to nearly 3,800
Although they've announced that the JourneyQuest Season 3 Kickstarter will launch on Jan 18, 2016, it is still vital to the success of the Kickstarter that the #RenewJQ campaign reach at least 4,200 willing to pledge $100 or more when it launches. Link Master General is a bit obsessed with the JQ universe (as can be seen here, here, here, and here) and is happy to report that pledged email signups are closing in on 3,800. If you can commit, please sign up on the RenewJQ Email List. If you can't please help spread the word by screening seasons one and two with your friends, making your own JQ fan creations (if you do, please send a link to LMG!), and/or share your ideas with other fans on how to boost JQ's signal.

Carolina Game Tables - Sign up to win a free Game Table!
Jodi and Clint Black of Beautiful Brains Books and Games have a special place in your LMG's heart, and I hope you'll find their upcoming venture, Carolina Game Tables, worth checking out and supporting. Clint is not only brand manager for Pinnacle Entertainment's Savage Worlds RPG, he also maintains a multi-generational furniture business. What a great way to combine his interests! From now through August 10th you can sign up to win a free game table (there are caveats, click the link for details).

The following are news items by ZOE and affiliated productions published the week of July 21-27, 2015. Do you have ZOEverse news? Send it to zoefannet@gmail.com, post it to our facebook page, or tweet it to @zoefannet with the hashtag #ZOEVERSE. If we use it, we'll credit you in the post.

Zombie Orpheus Entertainment

Thanks to Patreon support, ZOE released this month's spot-on comedy/satirical sketch Conversations with My Internet Troll (featuring Lisa Coronado and Nathan Rice). If you've ever spent any time reading the comments on social media you can relate. Patreon patrons are also able to access this month's live comedy improv courtesy Hat Trick Pony which explores family game night, and patrons can also expect exclusive video updates and Hang With broadcasts while they are at GenCon -- and ZOE is doing plenty of things GenCon.

Critical Success Productions

Tara Pratt (Wendy, Standard Action) recently shared her gifts for magic and maniacal laughter in this 1-800-GOT-JUNK commercial. Fans will also recall her pointing sorcery in this Dannon Yogurt commercial.

Dead Gentlemen Productions

In case you missed it, The Gamers: To Be Continued short launched last week. DG also gave a shout out to their friends at Two Bards Productions (Scott C. Brown and Andy Dopieralski) who released the a 50's educational style short Unit Testing: Is It Enough?

ElGoodTimes Productions

And At hinted that the next episode of The Mayor will be coming soon. Part One Preamble and Part Two $! are available on ZOE's YouTube channel.

Moon Bullet Studios

Todd Downing and "The Collectibles" get a mention in this weeks City Living Seattle.

Seth Davis, Link Master General

P.S. Will you be posting pictures from GenCon of ZOE and affiliates caught in the wild? Of fans in cosplay? Please add #ZOEfan to your post and I'll try to collect the photo links in a future issue of ZOEverse.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Around the ZOEverse: Jul 21, 2015

The Gamers: To Be Continued

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TOP STORY -- The Gamers: To Be Continued
This week, Dead Gentlemen Productions released a short film titled The Gamers: To Be Continued which was "originally meant to be the post credits sequence in The Gamers: Hands of Fate. This scene ties together all of The Gamers and sets the stage for what's to come."

The following are news items by ZOEfan.net, ZOE and affiliated productions published the week of July 14-20, 2015.


Jen Page is on Patreon
Jen Page (Gamers, Demon Hunters, Chop Socky Boom) is creating beautiful fantasy photography. From her Patreon page: "It will truly be my fantasy come true to have the active support and encouragement of others to help bring my new visions to life."  ZOEfan.net (as DigbyDavis, LLC) is excited to support this Patreon campaign. If you enjoy her creations, please consider contributing.

ZOE, DG, Romeo's Foe and more at GenCon
Zombie Orpheus, Dead Gentlemen Productions, HeadGames Entertainment, Lynnvander, Inc, and Romeo's Foe Studios LLP will be hosting a number of games, panels, films and live entertainment. For the full list visit ZOEfan's post: A ZOEfan's guide to GenCon2015.

Zombie Orpheus Entertainment

ZOE has been heavily promoting their GenCon schedule. If you are going, be sure to check out their offerings.

Critical Success Productions

A new set of Standard Action auctions are up for bid including a Signed "Fernando the Bard" Card, Wendy's Bodice and Skirt, Geralt's Fur Vest, Mortimer's Magical Assortment, and Bronn's Cloak. Follow these, future and past auctions on their Standard Auctions page.    

Also, pre-orders for the Standard Action, Season 3 DVD are still being accepted. If you didn't get your copy or need to stock up for the holidays you can still get your pre-order in.

Dead Gentlemen Productions

Dead Gentlemen have also been busy preparing for GenCon, but that didn't stop them from releasing The Gamers: To Be Continued this week, as well as a new Storytime with Kentucky Blue Clay, and DeadFM, episode 14.

They're also very excited to back Primeval Thule for D&D 5th Edition on kickstarter.

Kinetic Energy Productions

Adam Harum (Transolar Galactica) of Kinetic Energy Productions has launched a video series called Done Better. The first episode explores Jurassic World and the second episode tears into Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. More than just opinion pieces, these are also part review and part editing mashup.

Super Geeked Up

Returning from San Diego Comic Con, #SGU released both a Full Com-Con Report and episode 4 of Geek Happenings. You can also catch some of their pics from SDCC preview night in their facebook gallery.