The mini-arc is finally complete, I'm finishing the layout for Adventure 2, and will do Adventure 3 page layout this week. The three Kaidan adventures: The Gift: Curse of the Golden Spear 1, Dim Spirit: Curse of the Golden Spear 2, and Dark Path: Curse of the Golden Spear 3 will be released as a print/PDF by Cubicle Seven. Release dates are June 9th for The Gift, July 9th for Dim Spirit and August 9th for Dark Path. Each adventure contains many, many maps, the adventure, new monsters, monster templates, feats, classes, archetypes, the reincarnation rules, honor rules, 4 pre-gen characters and enough setting information to whet your appetite and to run the adventures.
Each adventure is a full color printed book slightly under 60 pages, with adventure and appendixes. Cover art by Jan Pospisil (for adventures 1 and 2), Jason Rainville is cover artist for Dark Path, monster illustrations by Mark Hyzer, all other illustrations are mine, as well as the maps. Jonathan McAnulty of Kobold Quarterly is author/lead designer, Dave Paul is editor, Steve Russell of Rite Publisher is publisher (as an imprint). I am concept creator, layout artist, developer, cartographer, illustrator and art director.
Pre-orders are available at:Cubicle Seven
You can also order them through your local bookstore or LGS, as it is in Alliance database with ISBN. Its also available at Barnes&Nobles, and major bookstores in AU and UK.
There is a PDF booklet, In the Company of Kappa
, that is a complete PC monster race for this turtle-like goblin of Japanese folklore: IC intro, a full 20 level racial paragon class, 3 racial base class archetypes, feats, weapons and magic items. We plan to offer a similar book for Hengeyokai and Tengu. Following this we are creating class/faction books in a similar vein: Yakuza, Samurai, Shinobi, Shogunate, as well as 30 Ancestral Relics (something like Weapons of Legacy for Kaidan) and possible a monster book later in the year.
Jonathan McAnulty will be running two different one-shot convention games for Kaidan at Origins. The Frozen Wind and the Tolling of Tears are the names of the adventures.
I'm really excited this is finally in realization! I can't wait to hold the adventures in my hands. In the beginning I figured this would be a PDF download only - to see it on Amazon.com or ordered through my game store is way beyond expectations!