We have two more pieces of Eureka news to share this week, one today and one on Wednesday. Today, I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that Monte Cook has written the foreword for Eureka, Gnome Stew’s upcoming book of adventure plots!

Not “will write,” either — has written. We’ve read it, it’s excellent, and we can’t wait for you to read it when the book comes out.

Eureka is Gnome Stew’s upcoming first book — here’s the first Eureka teaser, and the bios for our contributors.

You almost certainly know who Monte Cook is, but just in case: he wrote the D&D 3rd Edition Dungeon Master’s Guide, was the longtime author of the “Dungeoncraft” column in Dragon Magazine, authored his own highly successful line of D&D 3.x products through Malhavoc Press, and he currently writes and runs Dungeonaday.com. Monte’s full list of gaming credits stretches to the Moon.

Of all the many, many things that excite me about Eureka, this is one of the coolest.

Monte’s a gaming industry rock star, and we’re incredibly grateful to him for taking the time to write a foreword for a brand-new publishing company’s first book — and a book written by a bunch of guys who self-identify as gnomes, no less.

Eureka What Now?

If you’re a regular reader (or get our updates on Facebook or Twitter), you’ve been hearing about Eureka for a little while now.

Eureka is Gnome Stew’s first book, to be published by Engine Publishing and due out before GenCon 2010. The full title is actually Eureka: 501 Adventure Plots to Inspire Game Masters, and you can read a bit more about the book on the Engine Publishing website.

On Wednesday, we’ll reveal the cover for Eureka, which was just completed. I’ve been doing a gotta-pee-right-now dance waiting to share this with you.