Exciting news this week. Curtis Baum, the Line Developer of our Adventures! products, has a new sub-line he’s debuting this month. The line is called Extras!, and it’s designed to provide GMs with new NPCs for use in their existing campaigns. These may include heroes or villains. The cover of each book in the Extras! line will denote the specific system for which it was designed. The books will generally be less than 20 pages and focus on one specific group united by a common theme. This could be either five characters with a similar theme or one character at several different challenge levels.
Here’s a look at the logo for the line:
Extras! will debut on DriveThruRPG on Free RPG Day, June 20th. D3 will also have some other products available for free that day, so don’t miss it!
And on to our Contributor Spotlight. This week, we’re talking about Avery Wells:
Avery Wells started gaming in 1978, when he was serving in the Army. His introduction to gaming, like many others, was Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, First Edition. One of the regular players of the Wargamer’s Club on the base saw him drawing fantasy and superhero art while at the recreation center and invited him to join. Most of those early games were of the hack-and-slash, or Monty Haul variety, but the group did more than just play AD&D; Star Frontiers, Top Secret, Boot Hill, and Gamma World all had their turn, as well as the original Traveller and others. Over the years and through other military postings he enjoyed playing other games with other groups. He was always willing to explore new avenues of gaming, but it wasn’t until he had been discharged from the Army that he was introduced to Champions, a game he has continued to enjoy to this day.
Later in life he decided to return to art school, and received an Associates Degree in Graphic Design. Thus far he has done only a few freelance jobs in the game industry, such as the weapon illustrations for D3 Adventures’ Kamarathin world setting book. He is currently working as a freelance writer, designer and illustrator, as well as working on his own personal projects.
That’s all for now, folks. See you again next week.