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Author:  dancross [ Wed May 04, 2011 7:05 am ]
Post subject:  Help Kickstart the Ainereve Campaign setting!

The Eldritch Role-Playing game was launched in 2008, published by Goodman Games. Created by Dan Cross and Randall Petras, the game system is written for gamers who enjoy having myriad character options, exciting and diverse action scenes; all without losing a narrative focus. Adventuring campaigns are about the development of characters into true world-shaking heroes. It's unique combat system and flexible character generation system was well-received, as one fan on RPGnow put it, "...Eldritch is a worthy system for anyone looking for something different, open and flexible. It feels like the start of something. A great idea that is slowly catching on."

Alas, the developers of the game are on their own with production costs (the benefits of owning all copyright can be a double-edged sword!). Therefore, the project needs Eldritch fans to help the campaign setting see the light of day. The game world of AinerĂªve was professionally written almost five years ago by Peter Schaefer. It is open-ended, "sandbox" kind of setting. In this book are detailed descriptions of the two nations of Maedoen and Piusarmorum, and the vast and mysterious Forest of Meath between them. This book concerns itself with a very small section of AinerĂªve, involving three unique lands: the Forest of Meath, a place defined by the Celtic mythology and its eventual transformation into Celtic Christianity; Piusarmorum, defined by Christianity during the time of the Crusades and peopled by a lost company of Templar Knights; and Maedoen, a kingdom founded on the Celtic/Welsh that preceded Roman occupation.

We hope to produce this in PDF form, print if possible. We need to pay the original author upon publication, hire on some artists (such as Eric Bergeron, who did the cover concept above), and make sure we have professional layout. Once this is done, the original game will be completed as intended. We have 30 days to get this project funded (so by June)

Once this thing is funded, I can move it along the production pipeline rapidly.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eldritch/ainereve-campaign-setting-for-eldritch-rpg

-Dan Cross

Author:  dancross [ Thu May 19, 2011 12:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Help Kickstart the Ainereve Campaign setting!

14 days to go. If you pledge, and we meet our goal, the product can be layout with art in under two months. The setting is already written. Eldritch fans, for more information, see below...

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eld ... dritch-rpg

Author:  finarvyn [ Thu May 19, 2011 5:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Help Kickstart the Ainereve Campaign setting!

I'm confused, Dan ... if Goodman Games published Eldrich RPG, aren't they willing to publish a campaign setting to go with the game?

Or does the sales volume seem to small for GG to work with?

Or what?

Author:  dancross [ Thu May 19, 2011 6:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Help Kickstart the Ainereve Campaign setting!

Joseph Goodman backs Eldritch and believes the game to be fun, otherwise I suspect it would just vanish from the site. Still, since I own all rights to Eldritch, it makes better business sense for him to forge ahead with his own labor of love, the upcoming new Dungeon Craw Classics RPG (for which I'm excited to see!).

That said, buying the ERP print book never hurts the cause for new material, even if it is in PDF or print-on-demand. Anybody that does that gets a free PDF version from me, updated ;-) I can't speak of sales number (NDA brick wall there), but I will say that Joseph is a pleasure to work with, and if you happen to be a freelancer in the field, I highly recommend working with this company.

The game remains somewhat "grass roots" right now, since I'm pretty much a one-man team. I do have the means to get quality art and layout, but I lack the capital, and I know Joe needs me to keep the ball rolling in my court for a while. ;-)

finarvyn wrote:
I'm confused, Dan ... if Goodman Games published Eldrich RPG, aren't they willing to publish a campaign setting to go with the game?

Or does the sales volume seem to small for GG to work with?

Or what?

Author:  finarvyn [ Fri May 20, 2011 7:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Help Kickstart the Ainereve Campaign setting!

That makes sense. Certainly when you run things yourself you get more creative control over the final product.

I have to say that I haven't actually played Eldritch yet, but it's a fun read and I've followed your posts here with interest. Seems like a cool game system, which I hope to explore more when I get some time. (Current campaigns and playtests are eating up my game time at the moment.)

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