Saturday, May 11, 2013
The Magi Carta is now available for purchase!
It's available as a printed book with art or a PDF, sans art! I'd like to thank you for your patience as its taken months more than I planned to finish, but I hope you will find it worth the wait! I also want tot thank my wife for her patience and creativity in helping to bring the Magi Carta to life by creating the cover and some interior illustrations! I'd also like to thank Luigi Castellani for lending his talent as well as Richard Luschek for illustrating the back cover!
Here is a link to purchase it on Lulu.com and the promo code MAYBOOKS13 will get you 20% off either book, PDF, or both if you are so inclined! Note, codes are different in Europe so I am not sure this discount will work in Europe.
Up next? Cauldron #1
What's in it? Some great adventures, an alternate take on weapons and armor, and article on alchemy, some new creatures and did I mention some great adventures?! It should be ready for you about a month from now in June! Thanks for your support and I hope you will enjoy it!
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Because we may not see this weather again until Mid-July, you have to be a vampire or a game designer to be stuck indoors on days like this! So after traveling all week on business and a lot of long days on the road, I pushed hard yesterday and completed the Magic Carta art version. Yup it is DONE!
Now a print test is on order, and with expedited shipping I am hopeful to see it here by next weekend...which would mean it very well could go up for sale next weekend!
So after months of work, what's in the Magi Carta? I am glad you asked! Below is the table of contents:
- Learning Spells p7
- Cartomancy p8
- Dermal Magic p9
- Spell Gems p10
- Wizard Staff p11
- Spell Books p12
- Book Worms p13
- Familiars p14
- IQ8 Spells p18
- IQ9 Spells p23
- IQ10 Spells p38
- IQ11 Spells p57
- IQ12 Spells p78
- IQ13 Spells p95
- IQ14 Spells p117
- IQ15 Spells p138
- IQ16 Spells p150
- IQ17 Spells p163
- IQ18 Spells p175
- Alphabetical Spell Index p183
It is nearly 600 spells! Best of all? KICKSTARTER FREE! Once again, I am not taking a dime of your hard earned ducats until I have something to give you back. You may have to wait for me to get each book done, but you keep your cash until its ready! I am hopeful you will find each book worth the wait and your investment!
Damn, I can't believe after months of work it is finally done! Now sunshine, beer, bocce, and barbeque are on the "to do" list today! Cauldron #1 is the next project and look for that to be out in June!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Now 4 months later it is fraking done....well the text version is at least.
Next weekend I will do the art layout and then I can order a print test done.
The following weekend, if all goes well the Magi Carta will go up for sale in print and PDF!(May 11/12)
I can't wait to have Magi Carta released, then it's soldiering on to Cauldron #1 so I can finish it up and make it a June release! The work continues...
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Okay so how does it work? Originally my idea with Savage Swords was to mimic the Man to Man adventure Orcslayer. Orcslayer is a series of combat scenarios linked with role playing Interludes between each battle. Love the idea, but it is definitely a railroad experience and I wanted to "improve" on it. So I was thinking about how I could tweak it and make it a bit more interesting to play and referee. That's when the "Sand Crawler" came into being. Here is how it works:
There are lettered combat encounters, but the path and order they are explored is up to the players. There are "exits" listed at the end of each combat scene. Then as the players progres to the next scene there is an "encounter table" for each hex they move through. Depending on time of day the chance and type of encounter changes. Eventually the players make it to the final "win" combat scenario and the adventure is over. Below is a quickie map to illustrate the idea.
So there is the Heroes & Other Worlds "Sand Crawler" adventure idea that is going to be the guts of the Savage Sword adventures for HOW.
Side note, my wife is almost done editing Magi Carta and I have used her edits to get IQ8-IQ11 tightened up. I am going to push this weekend to finish the edit and appreciate your patience as it all comes together!