Thursday, June 30, 2005

Upcoming: Legends of the Dark Ages

I am about 50 pages into the next major Legends book so I think its time to make an announcement.

For those of you who are members of the Legendsrpg yahoo group, you've already heard this (that's right- I filter information out slowly like the CIA taking over a South American country for General Foods).

The next Legends book will be Legends of the Dark Ages, covering Europe from the Fall of the Western Roman Empire through Charlemagne (476-814). While there will be magic in the game, the goal was to do a more historical take on the period (since arguably Excalibur is a dark ages book as well).

I think for those with an interest in historical gaming this would be a big hit. Also I think there's a lot here for the Excalibur player/gm.

Dark Ages has a lot of info on barbarians, including a couple of new core classes (Marauder and Nomad) and a barbarian bloodline.

The core class list is shaping up along these lines:

Charlatan

Hermit (from Excalibur)

Holy Warrior

Marauder

Mercenary (from Legends of Carthage)

Monk

Noble (from Excalibur)

Nomad

Seer

Skald (from Excalibur)

Soldier

Thief

The book will also provide a fairly indepth history of the period and a period specific equipment section. Included in the equipment rules will be information on mounted combat without stirrups and a complete armor and weapons chart for wrought iron, the strongest metal of the dark ages.

As always, questions and comments welcome.

Chuck

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

All legends all the time

Just got a preliminary look at the cover for the print edition of Legends of the Samurai. Man am I jazzed. It's that moment when some part of your mind kicks in and says "nothing unforseen is going to arise, the book will happen, its real".

I get the same feeling the day a PDF is released, but there's still something special about looking at a cover with the "sell text" on the back. A lot of times reading it makes you realize why you did the book in the first place and you know that a whole new group of people will get to see it and enjoy it.
Here's to the speedy approach of Gen Con

Chuck

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Upcoming Products

So, we have recently released the Blood and Guts II: Combat Procedures Manual and a third Modern Dispatch Iraq adventure, Gun Runners.

In related news, I have also got word that the Legends of the Samurai Campaign Guide is being layed out and should be available shortly.

I just wrapped the second mini-Legends book, Legends of the Ancients: Macedon.

That's right, for all of you who thought the first mini-Legends book was too short cause I couldnt completely cover the history of Carthage in 11 pages (duhhhh) I have now attempted to cover the history of Macedon and Alexander the Great in 7!

And for those wondering, no I don't have as one of my goals that these books be complete in exhaustive detail. They are the beginnings of research more than the end. But you do get enough history to whet your appetite (hopefully) for historical gaming and more crunch is always good right?

Hello? Is this thing on?

Oh and I am working on a Legends book with a bit more heft to it even as we speak.

When I can say more, dear readers, I certainly will :)

Chuck

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