Hunters Gathering: Sep. 2020
End of Quarter Three! Hello again to our wonderful and fantastic community! This has been a crazy year, and here at Hunters we have been focusing more and more on ramping up our efforts to keep producing more and more outstanding content for all of you. And at this point, we are solidly through the year and getting ready to roll into the final quarter. Now before we get into the news, as usual, we wanted to do a quick refresher to come connect with the team and community on our official social pages:
Alice is Missing Now Available!
We are extremely pleased to announce, if you missed it via other sources, that Alice is Missing by the outstanding Spenser Starke is officially available through both DriveThruRPG and Roll20 respectively! Physical product still needs to get finished up and out to our backers first and foremost, but that means a more traditional print release is not far off now. This really is a truly unique experience in gaming, and we'd love to hear about the stories you and your groups come up with as you search Silent Falls for Alice Briarwood!
We have been truly humbled by the incredible wave of support from the gaming community in regards to this release, and it has been absolutely amazing to see all of your unique stories as you share them on our Discord and Social accounts. Considering the world and 2020 and all that means, we've elected to make online play with this game as smooth and seamless as possible. Be sure to check out these super useful resources we put together for your gaming enjoyment:
And More on our Alice is Missing Page!
So connect with some friends at a socially safe distance, and solve the mystery about what happened to Alice!
Official Hunters Entertainment Twitch Channel!
If you have somehow missed it, the official Hunters Entertainment Twitch Channel has been rolling strong now for over a month and offering TWO shows a week. That means we've done over 20 hours of programming in our first month! So, one more time for anyone who isn't quite sure what shows we are running: Show One: Hunters Presents - Tuesdays @ 6p PT / 9p ET This will be an ongoing Liveplay series, featuring some new as well as familiar faces playing our games. We'll be doing serial shows (more than 1 episode) as well as one shots (single episode), that will air Tuesday nights! That means if you have been dying to see one of our games in action you're going to soon have the best possible version of that we can get to you.
We kicked this off with our very first serial show, Outbreak: Undead.. Strain Series: ZOMBV - Year 0. This series featured Gamemaster B. Dave Walters guiding an outstanding cast of survivors in Markeia McCarty, May Leigh, Luis Carazo, and Michelle Nguyen Bradley. This series recently reached the conclusion of the 4-Part Run (which you can now find on our YouTube Channel).
Last week we started up our next series that will be a 3-Part Run, Altered Carbon - Osaka Eternal. This series gives us our first glimpse at Osaka, one of the multiple sourcebooks unlocked for the RPG during our Kickstarter Campaign. This will feature the same cast as our previous series, but we have brought on a new Gamemaster to lead the proceedings - the incomparable Xander Jeanneret! We might have some interesting surprises in store for this one, as the first episode had quite the cliffhanger, so be sure to check this one out. Show Two: Hunters Gathering - Fridays @ 6p PT / 9p ET
A video variation of the very news posting you're reading now (though that doesn't mean we always cover the same content in both). Join our wonderful host, Markeia McCarty, who will be going into all of the details of game design, production, and shows around our company. We'll be interviewing developers, talking about our design process (what we can talk about), and just being available to our community on a weekly basis!
In the spirit of taking this show behind the scenes, we've worked up an amazing show for you this week (tonight actually, assuming you're reading this the day it is posted). Join us as we take a deep dive into Gods of Metal: Ragnarock! First up we'll be chatting with Jason Charles Miller about music and RPGs, and then we'll jump into a Liveplay presentation of the game with some of the team here at Hunters!
Free Content Friday 2020 September Releases!
We're actually not too far off from completing this latest annual offering, and now the time has come for the next release of our Free Content Friday 2020 run! Here is a quick breakdown if you're new to this:
Free Content Friday is a program at Hunters Entertainment where we collaborate with industry veterans and members of our amazing community to bring fresh and free content to our games. In 2020 we've been very pleased to grow the program to include Outbreak: Undead.., Kids on Bikes, Icarus, and Overlight (via our partners at Renegade Game Studios)! So, what are we bringing you this time?
For Outbreak: Undead.. we have the return of a 1st Edition One Big Monster making their 2nd Edition debut! This particular horror come to you directly from our own Ivan Van Norman, who you might recognize from all manner of content, and his haunting "Miss Hollow Eyes" who will plague the minds of your survivors before potentially leaving them a shriveled husk. Add something a little more supernatural to your survival stories!
With our Powered by Kids on Bikes line we are still riding along with the namesake Kids on Bikes and another unique and amusing Adventure Prompt. For this release we are bringing you the conclusion to a series of scenarios by Banana Chan in the form of "Anacondas on Airliners" which just immediately screams out for a need to play through! Once again you'll have some Rule Adjustments and Additions to help bring this particular Adventure Prompt to life, so don't miss out!
We also have some more fun for Icarus as we bring you yet another brand new Setting Suggestion with a fun little inspiration! We're bringing you some more fresh ideas this month, this time coming from Doug Levandowski of Kids on Bikes fame, with their Setting Prompt "The Farm" that takes a whole new approach to the game than you might have previously seen. This one is perfect for a fun and silly time with your friends!
Last, but certainly not least, we have even more great Overlight content for you, continuing with the Seeds of Berkhan and "The Dolmen of Litany." This ancient stone has a connection to the Pyroi that runs deep. What kind of secrets could be learned, you'll need to grab your copy and find out!
That covers this month's new free content that you can download over on DriveThruRPG (and it is available right now), but don't forget that you can also get involved by creating content for the program. Just send an email to Alex with a pitch for a content release, and if we approve the idea you'll get to work it up professionally with the team and be paid for your work! We look forward to working with you.
Hunters Merch Launched!
The last item that we want to touch on today is letting you know that our long awaited Merch has finally launched! You can find it right here on our website. That's right, you'll now have the ability to sport the look of your favorite games and show that you are a proud member of the Hunters Entertainment Community! We'll have new items on offer on a weekly rotation, so if you don't see something you want right now be sure to check back every Monday to see what new collection we are putting out.
To kick off the proceedings we have launched with some stellar Outbreak: Undead.. and ZOMBV merch in celebration of concluding our first series on our Twitch Channel. We've got some great shirts and a bag for you in this first round, and be sure to let us know what kinds of products you'd be interested in over in our Discord Community!
Until next month, stay healthy and stay safe. We're all in this together!