[New Release] Echoes of War: Thrillin’ Heroics

Echoes of War Thrillin' Heroics

Howdy Browncoats!

I’m very happy to announce that we will have a new Firefly RPG release coming off press this coming Friday, August 8th, and available for you to order today. Printed copies will be available at Gen Con and then hitting retailers everywhere shortly thereafter. Order from us or your Friendly Local Game Store today and receive the PDF from us for free … TODAY. Just want the PDF? No problem. It’s available now on DriveThruRPG.com. It’s called Echoes of War: Thrillin’ Heroics and I’m here to tell you all about it!

If you’ve been following our Firefly RPG releases, you might be familiar with our Echoes of War line of individual adventures. To date, we’ve released several individual titles in digital beginning with the Wedding Planners Cortex Classic bundle last summer and ending with Bucking the Tiger this past Spring.

Today, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re releasing our first collection of these Episodes. Echoes of War: Thrillin’ Heroics combines a rundown of our Cortex Plus rules, the first four Episodes, and the Serenity Crew into a shiny new tome. For quality assurance purposes, we did take a gander at the rules that were previously provided, and made a few tweaks to our earlier Episodes.

Here’s what you get in Echoes of War: Thrillin’ Heroics:

  • Basic Rules: Get a condensed overview of the Cortex Plus rules—perfect for first-timers who want to give our system a try!
  • Serenity Crew: Background and rules for the main cast, 12 archetypes, and basic rules for your boat.
  • Wedding Planners: Written by Margaret Weis, this Episode first appeared in the GenCon 2013 Exclusive. Transport Liliana Fairchild to a boat called the Rim’s Dream. Easy enough, right?
  • Shooting Fish: Written by Andrew Peregrine, this Episode first appeared in the GenCon 2013 Exclusive. Get your heartstrings tugged when you try to save an orphanage from a lowdown good-for-nothin’ varmint in a boat race.
  • Friends in Low Places: Written by Monica Valentinelli (that’s me!), you’ll be revisiting Serenity Valley, meeting up with good ole Monty, and turn every which way to uncover a terrible plot.
  • Freedom Flyer: Written by Nicole Wakelin, you’ll be flying high…er…low under the radar when you conduct some thrillin’ heroics to help out Maggie Miller, a mechanic who’s down on her luck.
  • Serenity Schematic: We’ve had so many compliments on Ben Mund’s illustration of the Serenity ship, we decided to include it here for new fans, too!

Excited yet? I didn’t tell you the best part. This collection will be the first Echoes of War release we’re offering in print. The books are being shipped to us as we speak and, with a little luck and few Complications, we’ll have copies available for sale at Gen Con 2014, too.

The print edition of Echoes of War: Thrillin’ Heroics is now available for you to purchase direct from us, through your Friendly Local Game Store, or wherever you buy roleplaying games. As always, we’re excited to honor the MWP PDF guarantee. So if you’re itchin’ to get your hands on a full color, softcover copy of this book? You’ll get the PDF for free today by ordering here or from your Friendly Local Game Store and dropping Margaret Weis Productions a line.

If that ain’t shiny, then I don’t know what is. S-s-s-s-s-surprise! And thanks for being awesome. See you at GenCon!

Originally Posted on www.margaretweis.com



Monica Valentinelli is a writer, editor, and game developer. Her portfolio includes stories, games, comics, essays, and pop culture books.

In addition to her own worlds, she has worked on a number of different properties including Firefly, Vampire: the Masquerade, Shadowrun, Hunter: the Vigil, Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn, and Robert E. Howard’s Conan.

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