Upcoming Releases

So we have a big summer coming up.

In an anthology titled Of Dice and Pen from Flying Pen Press is a new Gord the Rogue story written by Gary Gygax and K.R.Bourgoine. In this story Gord, along with his companion Chert, learn the hard way that they are not the only thieves in the Great City. The story is titled A Wizard’s Thief. This title is being released in August.

In an magazine titled Polygraph from Polymancer Studios is the first printed of many Acquisitioners stories, which stars Lalliard the angry wizard and Macal the swordsman. This story in which the two heroes battle against a great black dragon to save the innocent is filled with heart, action and deep soul searching conflict and is written by K.R.Bourgoine and is broken up over three issues of the magazine. The story is titled A Chamber of the Heart. This title is being released in early August.

August is also the full release of the Adventurer Card Game through national distribution, so feel free to look for it at your local gaming and hobby stores.

Then in September is the release of the first Adventurer Card Game expansion, Portals. This expansion gives the players of the game all the player and lpayer interaction they have been asking for and takes the game to a whole new level of depth and strategy.

Lastly in October is the release of the second Adventurer Card Game expansion, Chaos. This expansion gives the players more choice in how their heroes adventurer through the deadly castle of the vampire lord with its new Risk/Reward system. Now the players have a choice about how much there are willing to risk to get new items and treasure.

Beyond that we are beginning work on the Adventurer Dragon Game expansion. The Dragon Game is a card game as well and builds upon the mechanics introduced with the Adventurer Card Game and uses the same four heroes.
But now instead of hunting for a vampire individually, The heroes are now a team working to find and defeat a nasty dragon deep in a cave. There are also towns to visit where you can get ressurections, buy new items, buy food and torches, ect. It takes the original game and brings it even closer to the feel of a real adventure.

More details to come as we have them.

Links to the Ebay hero auctions

Here are the links to the Ebay auction where you can bid to become one of the two new heroes that are going to be in the Adventurer Card Game expansions, Portals and Chaos.

Gary Gygax, James M. Ward and Chris Clark all made cards for Adventurer and now here is your chance. Good luck!

Portals Hero Auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280242662669

Chaos Hero Auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280242664217

You can be the hero in the new Adventurer Card Game expansions!

July 2, 2008 Shadowcircle Press announced the You Can Be A Hero Program for the fast growing Adventurer™ Card Game. This program allows fans to be part of making the two new heroes that will be in the Portals Expansion and the Chaos Expansion for the card game, expected to release in September and October 2008.

You just might be the new hero in Adventurer–all you have to do is win this auction!

The winner of this auction will get to:

1: Name the hero. (The name must be original and must conform to polite language.)

2: Choose which special ability the hero has from these possible choices:
When using a Knife or a Dagger this hero gets an additional +1 attack.
• Additional +1 on rolls against traps.
• When not carrying a weapon, this hero may sacrifice 1 Life Point to roll 1 additional dice in a battle. This must be done before any dice for the combat are rolled.
• May use a second weapon along with the first as long the second weapon is +1 or less.
• Start off with +1 attack, but only has 3 Life Points instead of 4 Life Points.
• May run away from an Ambush. May also heal 2 Life Points when drinking a Healing Potion instead of 1.
• At the end of this heroes turn they may sacrifice a Life Point to take another turn.
• May discard 3 treasure cards on this heroes turn to steal a +3 or less item from another player.
• May discard 2 treasure cards to heal 1 Life Point.
• May sacrifice 1 Life Point to add +3 to an attack, cannot be used in the Crypt.

3: And if you so desire, have your personal likeness caricatured as the hero. For this you will need to send us a digital picture within 48 hours of winning the auction. You can also tell us what you would like the character to wear (within reason).

Don’t worry, if you don’t win the first auction, you can still try for the other hero!

Join the battle and be a hero!

The Portals Expansion adds a ton of new features that all the fans have been asking for in regards to player interaction. With Portals players can now trade, do battle, and even hire thieves to steal from one another. Portals also introduces Mystical Forces to the game, magical energies that can be a boon or a bane to all players. And don’t forget the new deadly traps and powerful new treasures that this expansion adds.

The Chaos Expansion is all about giving the players more control over their adventurers. With these new cards the player can now choose to encounter a danger–or not. Do they want attempt to open a possibly trapped chest? Failure might mean death, but success could bring a ton of treasure. The Chaos Expansion also introduces a new way to win the game. Now instead of just being able to defeat the vampire lord to win the game, players can collect Chests of Power. The first player to collect three wins. In this expansion players can also hire henchmen that will engage into battle with other heroes at their command.

The winning hero name, likeness and special ability are all copyright Shadowcircle Press. Shadowcircle Press owns exclusive rights to the new hero.

Adventurer™ Card Game is published by Shadowcircle Press. The limited edition was released December 2007. New rules and fun variants can be found at www.ADVENTURERGAME.com.
For questions or comments, contact Shadowcircle Press at info@ADVENTURERGAME.com.

Chaos Expansion Information

The Chaos Expansion adds new dimensions of play to the fast-paced card game that will broaden the game’s boundaries and add even more replayability with many new levels of player interaction.

About K.R.Bourgoine’s Adventurer™ Card Game: Chaos Expansion

• Introduces new Risk/Reward system that gives players more control over what happens to their character
• Introduces a new way to win the game
• Includes 1 new hero, increasing the maximum number of players
• Introduces new magical obstacles, traps, and all random event cards
• Adds new and powerful treasures for the players to collect
• Increased strategic options with henchmen for hire

Other Key features:
• Fast-Paced addictive play: The game plays so fast, it’s common to play a few rounds in one sitting.
• Not a CCG: Game play uses deck of cards, for complete lack of foreknowledge of next event in game play.
• Easy to learn: There are no new rules to learn, just add the new cards to the original deck.
• More Player Options: Players now have more choice about what their heroes encounter.

Portals Expansion Information

The Portals Expansion adds new dimensions of play to the fast-paced card game that will broaden the game’s boundaries and add even more replayability with many new levels of player interaction.

About K.R.Bourgoine’s Adventurer™ Card Game: Portals Expansion

• Introduces in-game trading between players
• Allows players to engage in combat with other players
• Adds new and powerful treasures for the players to collect
• Increased strategic options with thieves for hire
• Includes 1 new hero, increasing the maximum number of players
• Introduces new magical obstacles, traps, and all random event cards

Other Key features:
• Fast-paced addictive play: The game plays so fast, it’s common to play a few rounds in one sitting.
• Not a CCG: Game play uses deck of cards, for complete lack of foreknowledge of next event in game play.
• Easy to learn: There are no new rules to learn, just add the new cards to the original deck.
• Deeper game play: Players no longer play just against the deck of cards, but other players as well.

Limited Edition Adventurer Cover!

I just thought I would show what the Limited Edition cover looks like. What makes this edition of the card game so special is the bonus card that will only be available in this particular set. If you dont get it when it comes out, you never will.

I hope you like it!

Adventurer Merchandise is now for SALE!~

We have opened an account over at Cafe Press so that everybody has access to the latest Adventurer, and therefore Acquisitioners, swag!
(The heroes in the Adventurer games are all characters from the Acquistioners novels)

So if you are keen on getting the latest Adventurer gear go and check out our page at
http://www.cafepress.com/adventurergames

Happy shopping!

More Gord Coming Soon!

Gary and I have written a new Gord the Rogue short story that is very likely to end up in a new fantasy anthology for Flying Pen Press.
We had originally written the story for magazine publication, but it seems the story will find a happy home in a book form.
This new story takes a place a little after the Return of Gord, which appeared in Dragon Magazine. Its a fast paced high adventurer, and this time Gord is not alone, Chert his barbarian companion is with him!
Once we get a release date from FFP we will let you know.

New Gord the Rogue novel

I have written about a detailed 19k word outline of at least the first 3rd of what might possibly be a new Gord the Rogue novel. It was put together from a collaboration of ideas from Gary Gygax and myself and I think its shaping up very nicely.
At the moment though Gary has been overtaken by other projects so we haven’t had time to work out exactly how we want it all to come to an end.
Hopefully at Gencon we will both have a bit of time to work out the final details.

Games created by K.R.Bourgoine

I have been asked a few times for a list of all the games I have created and to simplify I will answer all the queries at once right here. These are listed in the order in which they were made:

Devils and Kings

Adventurer: The Board Game (some of the older fans might recall this being originally titled Dragon’s Horde)

Adventurer: The Card Game

Adventurer: The Role Playing Game

Flagtastic (an educational arithmetic game for children)

Adventurer: The Arena Game

Adventurer: The Dragon Game

And just the other day I started working on a game that will be called Pox