|Aeternal Legends: FREE (and Cheap in Print!) over Gen Con!
||[Aug. 13th, 2009|03:59 am]
(x-posted to roleplayers )
Heya folks. I'm a Peterborough, Ontario-based RPG micro-publisher with a focus on creator-owned work - right now, an urban fantasy RPG called Æternal Legends created by past White Wolf freelancer Stew Wilson. We were both pretty damn busy with life and other projects on initial release in 2007, so we didn’t have a chance to boost it as much as we wanted - but now we have time.
The Toronto-gameryness of this? It so happens I'll be at Fan Expo doing some panels and such and I do live roughly in the area, so this is kind of supporting your local business.
Promotions-wise, to kick things off we’re offering a PDF of the core book for free via RPGNow. Furthermore, anyone who downloads the PDF will get an $11 print edition discount from Lulu.com by following a special link in the free PDF. This drops the core book’s print price from $26.95 to $15.95. Stew’s Site has a whole ton of support materials too, by the way -- pregens, an intro adventure and so on - and we have expansions on the way.
Æternal Legends is an RPG devoted to classic heroic fantasy, remixed for the modern age: a melange of hidden-world fantasy, postmodern occult metaphysics and an unabashed celebration — and reexamination — of high fantasy cliches. This is a limited time offer, designed to coincide with Gen Con 2009 – though real life has reared its head, andwe won’t be attending – but it’s the next best thing to handing it out on the convention floor. And once Gen Con is done, this offer is done – for both the PDF and print offers. Get it while you can and spread the word. That's the biggest thing I would ask. If you enjoy the game, please talk about it in internet fora like RPG.net. We'd really like to get the news out about this game, especially since the existing player base seems to enjoy it . . . and we want 'em to have company.
I'm not good at elevator pitches. Hm. How about "If Alan Moore wrote the Lord of the Rings and set it in the present day?" "If Grant Morrison played in a D&D game run by JK Rowling?" "If a Scottish and Canadian White Wolf freelancer decided they wanted to put put a game with nothing dark or ironic, because we wanted to see what a setting would be like where True Love Conquers All and it's perfectly okay to meet a wizard in a bar without getting all self-aware?" See for yourself. I wrote a longer pitch here. Ton of previews on my company livejournal here.
System-wise, Stew expanded a light house system I've used for years to run all kinds of action-oriented games. It's designed for quick chargen because chargen is one of the big hurdles to starting play, but it has some fairly hefty tactical nuts and bolts too.
Damn, I hope I haven't come on too strong! In any event, Stew and I hope you'll give the game a whirl! Thanks!