Sunday, February 6, 2011

Merged Blogs

Hey there,

I have merged my personal blog and this blog, they can be found here;

Please come follow me there.  Cheers!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

You Ever Have One Of Those Lives?

So between school, layouts, life and everything else I have totally neglected this blog.

For that I apologize.

The good news is that I have started up a new Zenith Universe campaign (in the aftermath of the previous one, no not the 2 session aborted one, the one with the time travel stuff).

So that's good and playtesting goes full steam ahead.

More to post when I have it, including the first session notes from John!


Monday, October 18, 2010

Zenith Comics Presents: The Role Playing Game - Playtest Report

Hey all, just a quick note to let you know that this past weekend there was an "outside" playtest performed and the reports are that a fun time was had by all!

This makes me happy!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Not Dead

Hey folks

Just a quick note to let you all know I am not dead, still plugging along and will have news very soon!

Thanks for sticking with me and look forward to showing you all what has eaten so much of my time.

As a side note, I have a weird glitch that redirects my Blogger stuff when I click on it.  Anyone else have this?  The internet can't seem to decide if it a is a virus/trojan or nothing at all.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Zenith Comics Presents: Public Enemies Vol. 1 - Art Preview

Hey hey,

As layouts enter the final stage, I just received some updated art of Damselfly and Energion, so I thought I would share it with you.


P.S.  We are very close to release now... I am getting all excited and nervous about it!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Forgot one...

I forgot to add another book we are adding to the line-up;

Zenith Comics Presents: Belle Isle

Belle Isle is the superhuman maximum security penitentiary, located off the shore of Capitol City.  This book will not only showcase the prison itself, but some of the long-term inmates and staff of the facility.

So with that we are looking at;

Roster Books
Zenith Comics Presents: Public Enemies Volume 1
Zenith Comics Presents: Public Enemies Volume 2
Zenith Comics Presents: Public Enemies Volume 3
Zenith Comics Presents: Public Enemies Volume 4
Zenith Comics Presents: Dastardly Duos & Terrible Trios
Zenith Comics Presents: Mayhem Inc./Ravage V
Zenith Comics Presents: Mercenaries & Masterminds

Setting Books
Zenith Comics Presents: A.S.A.G.A.R.D.
Zenith Comics Presents: The Citadel
Zenith Comics Presents: Capitol City
Zenith Comics Presents: The Golden Age
Zenith Comics Presents: Belle Isle

Zenith Comics Presents: The Ultimus Invasion*

As well, don't forget there will be plenty of freebies given away on this very website as well, including heroes, various npcs and more.  One of the statements I made earlier was that I won't produce roster books of heroes, since that seems counter productive to me, and that will continue.  Sure a hero or two will show up in the setting books, but I have no plans to produce a full out heroes roster book.  So the heroes of the Zenith Universe will be given away for free on the website.


*I may change the name of this (or other products) as we move forward.  This name may be due to an already existing event that has occurred in the Zenith Universe time-line called the Ultimus Invasion.

Zenith Universe Update!

Hey all, sorry I haven't posted in a while, but work has been ramping up on the Zenith Universe and related product.  Without further ado, here is what happening in the Zenith Universe.

First off Zenith Comics Presents: The Role-Playing Game has been pushed to the back burner for now.  The reason for this is two fold, one Jim Stoner (my game design partner and stat-block wizard extraordinaire) and I want to make sure this game is as good as it can be, so we are taking the design slow and play-testing thoroughly (stay tuned for the beta-playtest announcement to get your chance to be part of it) before we consider letting this game escape... er... I mean release.

Secondly Anthony Green (the outstanding Zenith Comics line-artist) and I have been keeping up with our meetings and the decision has been made by both of us to keep expanding the Zenith Universe through roster books and now setting books as well!  So as Zenith Comics Presents: Public Enemies Volume 1 nears release (we are in layouts as we speak and then we launch!) we have mapped out the future of the Zenith Comics line.

For the roster books we have;

Zenith Comics Presents: Public Enemies Volume 2 - Probe, Glamazon and Dr.Power are just some of the names you will encounter in this volume of fully developed original villains.

Zenith Comics Presents: Dastardly Duos & Terrible Trios - What do a speedster, stretcher, three military mecha, two Irish terrorists and three astronauts have in common?  They are the villains you will find in this roster book from Zenith Comics.

Zenith Comics Presents: Public Enemies Volume 3 - Icefire, Psiren and Galatea stand deviously along side 7 other villains in next volume of the Zenith Comics villain roster series.

Zenith Comics Presents: Mayhem Inc./Ravage V - Two teams of five villains each that work together like well oiled machines, with which to challenge your heroes or teach them some humility through defeat.

Zenith Comics Presents: Public Enemies Volume 4 - Black Swan, Gargantuan and Sir Blood lead the pack for 10 more vile super villains from the Zenith Universe.

Zenith Comics Presents: Mercenaries & Masterminds - This book covers two concepts, those who want to rule the world and those who they hire to help with the task.  Only in the early stages of this one, but it is looking pretty sweet so far.

While they will release in no particular order, the next one up I can tell you is Dastardly Duos & Terrible Trios and the art samples are already coming in!

"But wait..." you say, "How can I play in a Zenith Universe campaign with only roster books at my disposal?"  Good question and Zenith Comics has you covered!  Introducing the Zenith Comics Presents setting line of supplements;

Zenith Comics Presents: A.S.G.A.R.D. - The American Specialized Government Action Response Department are responsible for providing the firepower and resources when it becomes time to take down terrorists organizations or rampaging super villains (or heroes).  From their hidden base called Valhalla, Viking power troopers, backed by Valkyrie medics take the field and keep the peace.

Zenith Comics Presents: The Citadel - The number one threat to world-peace this organization, lead by the tyrannical Lord Sovereign, has vowed to rule the world!  Using paramilitary shock troops and super powered agents, they are challenged by A.S.G.A.R.D. at every turn as well as heroes of all stripe.

Zenith Comics Presents: Capitol City - This is where it all happens, the premiere super city of the Zenith Universe.  From the Titan Observatory on Citadel Hill to the back alleys of Boxtown, welcome to a fully realized city and surrounding environ that is ready to have your heroes take to the streets.  This setting has been developed through actual play and expansion for the past 20 years.  Now I have taken all that information and begun editing and expanding to turn it into an exciting place for your heroes to call home.

Zenith Comics Presents: The Golden Age - Those who know me know that it is no secret I love the "All-Star Squadron", "the Invaders" and "Pre-Crisis Earth 2".  There is something about that time that just sings to me and in this setting book I will explore the Golden Age of the Zenith Universe.  Meet the heroes that started it all and the villains that they built their reputations on.

And once all those settings are in your hands, there is a special project I am really excited about;

Zenith Comics Presents: The Ultimus Invasion - Along the lines of the adventure path concept meets the 12 issues crossover event in comics, The Ultimus Invasion is a 12 part adventure story that can be played as a solid pre-made campaign set in the Zenith Universe that will be for all the marbles.  Your heroes will make the journey from nobodies to being the world's only hope as they travel to the four corners of the Zenith Universe and fight alongside its legends against the greatest threat they have ever known, the return of Ultimus!

As always these products will be stated out for use with BASH UE, ICONS, V&V2.1 and M&M3e.


The characters and concepts presented are the intellectual property of Zenith Comics