Throne Report – September 17, 2015
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Aaron T. Huss
The Future of Mystical Throne Entertainment
It is with great pride that I announce today I was accepted into a Bachelor’s completion program so that I can go back to school and enhance my current degree with another one. This is big news as it means one thing – busy times for the next year. There will be a significant decrease in product releases for the next year as school will come first. Development will continue, but layout is going to generate a significant backlog. Entropic Guides: Warfare should be available very soon, but after that, it will be more like one product a month, if that. But that’s okay. All of our big releases for this year are out and we’ll finish the year up with the revised edition of the Entropic Gaming System.
The first book is Mercenary Breed: Drake Mining and Manufacturing, a primer to the Hastilion Expanse campaign and a guide to the setting, is now available. The second book will enter layout soon, but will probably take a while before it’s released. I was originally expecting to publish a new PDF each month, but that’s going to take longer now as I head back to school.
Writing continues on Five Points (Dark Streets). This has been a fun book to develop so far and I’ve knocked out the New York setting guide portion of the book. This is a pretty important chapter as it establishes the setting and creates a framework for Five Points in 1849. I’ve also decided to add a lot more to the Character Creation section to better represent characters from the time. In regards to the recent release of Dark Streets 2nd Edition, Five Points will be fully written for that edition.
Ultimate Celts Guide is pending layout. Editing is complete and the book is in my layout backlog. I haven’t started getting the artwork either, but that generally doesn’t take very long. This is a great addition to our Ultimate Guides series and a great addition to anyone’s historical sourcebook collection.
Entropic Gaming System
Entropic Guides: Warfare is in layout. The first draft is done, pending layout editing. However, I’m currently designing the various worksheets to support the new various mechanics that will grace the back of the book. These worksheets will also be available as free downloads here and over at RPGNow. This is just a small way of embracing all the different aspects of this large-scale combat book.
I have finished all the revisions for the revised edition of the Entropic Gaming System core rulebook. The mechanics have been smoothed out, as I see it, in response to feedback I’ve received and read abroad. There were a lot of overpowered mechanics that have been brought into line and a few other things have been touched-up given the improvements made for Judgment Day and Ancient World.
Third Party Publishers
No updates here, but keep on the look-out for new 3PP EGS products.
I’ve decided to write a Judgment Day Quick Start Guide. This version will feature all the Victorian mechanics, a Victorian introductory adventure, and 6 Victorian pregenerated characters. It will be available as Pay-What-You-Want in PDF and print-on-demand. It will be available in both EGS and Savage Worlds versions.
Development on Cryptozoology #02: Otherworldly Beings hasn’t begun yet. The book is on my to-do list, but I’ve decided to slow down on development. Things were getting a little overwhelming.
Don’t forget to visit the Shadowed Earth Online content and the Encyclopedia Chaotica:
The PDFs and PODs for the Ancient World core setting guide EGS and Savage Worlds are now available. Bestiarum Vocabulum EGS and Savage Worlds are available in PDF. Print copies of EGS are available while I just uploaded the Savage Worlds print files earlier this week. Those books will be available soon.
There’s a good chance that an Ancient World Quick Start Guide will be developed and released as Pay-What-You-Want in both PDF and POD. These are a great way of introducing settings to potential customers. I’ll probably pull together a nice bundle of EGS Quick Start Guides as a type of Try Before You Buy package. Something fun that would make a great gift!
No new developments on Mythos right now.
Broken Ruler Games
The Warden is gearing up to launch his ScreenPlay playtest. This playtest will be very similar to how I organized the Entropic Gaming System playtest with reward levels for different types of participation. It’s a very good model to follow and encourages people to really get involved in the playtest. An announcement was posted already, so please navigate here to view it.
I am currently working on the Posthuman Studios. However, most of my time is being taken up by layout. There are just too many books ready for release!
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