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Evil Girlfriend Media paired with White Wizard Games for an exciting new adventure in the Star Realms universe written by Jon Del Arroz.

Evil Girlfriend Media is excited to announce a new way to enjoy a beloved space game from White Wizard Games. The Star Realms universe has been novelized by Evil Girlfriend Media and is now available for pre-order!

star-realms-rescue-run-coverFrom the novel: The door terminal chirped an affirmative sound, sliding open. “Not a long wait at all,” Joan said to herself as much as her AI, then she stepped inside. Breaking and entering had been as easy as tapping the autopilot function on her ship. The mission couldn’t possibly go better, and she’d soon have a pile of credits for her efforts.
Dim lights reflected off the metallic flooring of the room, highlighting a single work console, two chairs and backup systems lining the wall. The place was as dreary as any station office Joan had visited before. “Can you brighten up the room? I can hardly see,” Joan said.

G.O.D., now fully integrated with Balibran Station’s nets, raised the lighting to the corridor’s level. At that same moment, Joan heard the unmistakable guzzah of a phase pistol readying a charge. She spun to see two Star Empire soldiers in riot gear pointing their weapons at her chest.
“Aw, scrap it, don’t sh—” her words cut short as the pulse beams engulfed her nerves, blasting pain through every inch of her body. She tried to scream, but her vocal cords tightened in shock. Paralyzed, the last thing Joan heard was the thud of her own body hitting the metal-plated floor. The room spun into a cloud of darkness.

14971700_10206492076733893_1935306410_oJon Del Arroz, first to pilot this adventure, is a science fiction and fantasy author and editor of several published short stories, including much of the flavor for the Weird West expandable card game, Doomtown: Reloaded. The novelization of Star Realms marks his debut for published novels. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two sons. “Star Realms is one of my all time favorite games and a large part of that is due to its classic Military Science Fiction theme. I’m extremely excited to expand upon the game’s many worlds and can think of no better publisher to do that with than Evil Girlfriend Media.”

star-realms-logo-whiteStar Realms was White Wizard’s runaway hit of 2014, winning SXSW Tabletop Game of the Year, 4 BoardGameGeek Golden Geek Awards, 2 Dice Tower Awards and more. Star Realms is a spaceship combat deckbuilding game designed by Magic Pro Tour Champions and Hall of Famers Darwin Kastle and Rob Dougherty (developer and cofounder of the Ascension Deckbuilding Game). Star Realms is a physical card game and is available as a digital app at starrealms.com.

CEO, Rob Dougherty has this to say about the new Star Realms series. “The universe of Star Realms is super cool. I love the history of the expansion of the human race by the corporations, the rebellions on the fringe that led to the Star Empire, the first contact with aliens that led to The Blob, and the subsequent creation of The Machine Cult. We’ve got this really fascinating arc of what’s happening to humanity but we don’t have it on the human scale detail about what it’s like for a person to live in any of these societies. I’m really looking forward to seeing the history of the Star Realms universe fleshed out on a human level. Can’t wait to read the book, and I expect it will be the first of many for the thousands of Star Realms fans out there!”

“I’ve long been a big fan of epic science fiction and space opera. I think Jon’s entry into this realm is an excellent and compelling read. Fans of the Star Realms deckbuilding game will appreciate this look into the Star Realms universe, with its fast-paced story and intriguing characters. From his strong female lead to her amusing AI, I think Star Realms fans and sci-fi fans in general will be eager for Jon to write a sequel.” ~Darwin Kastle, Star Realms creator

EGM_logoEvil Girlfriend Media is a young and upcoming publisher that focuses on horror, dark fantasy and sci-fi. With titles like RACHEL, Apocalypse Girl Dreaming and Murder Girls they have a proven track record for quality publications. Expect this tie in novel to be nothing less than out of this world.

Katie Cord, president of EGM says, “Evil Girlfriend Media is excited to partner with White Wizard Games to novelize, Star Realms. We hope this book by debut author Jon Del Arroz is the first of many to come. Evil Girlfriend Media is and has always been passionate about creating high quality, innovative works in publishing. And who doesn’t love an awesome sci-fi book?”

The Star Realms novel is scheduled to launch November 15th, 2016. Preorder opens on November 1 at http://www.evilgirlfriendmedia.com/books/star-realms-rescue-run/

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