Ironwood is proud to announce the newset line of products for the E-RPG Fantasy Sagas Role-Playing Game: Sidetracks.
Sidetracks are short miniature adventures design to be a complete story that can be played in a single game session. Each adventure focuses on unique and interesting applications for the E-RPG rules systems, or new types of story focuses. These adventures usually include new content such as new creatures, archetypes, magical items, and many other possibilities. Many of these will also include full color battelmaps scaled for play with 1 inch miniatures created with the award winning Dundjinni software.
The first adventure, The Unkindness of Ravens, is available now, with more to come. The series has the potential to run indefinately, with new sidetracks for each of the Sagas generes. Each story will initially be released as full color E-books, which will retail for about $3. As these products are released, a hardcopy collection of up to ten stories will be released in softcover and hardcover print editions.
The concept for these stories is simple. Not only would we provide the small diversions that occur randomly along adventures that give worlds that extra level of realism born in seemingly random developments, but we can explore greater diversity in experimenting with the rules system in ways that can’t be done reasonably through full length adventures and campaigns. Each adventure will offer something new to the game experience, allowing players and Game Masters alike to enjoy not only a storyline diversion, but also explore new paths in gameplay as well.
For more information on Sidetracks visit our website at www.sagasrpg.com. Furthermore you can keep up to date on future products in this series through the Sidetracks RSS Feed and our Sagas RPG News feed.
Well, as the title suggest, it has been a busy weekend. It started through the week, as things were developing towards the weekend itself. An Ironwood Nexus Community Member, Ralph, posted some suggestions for a game aid that I developed. I took on the roll of both Project Developer and Executive Officer this week, and I prepared for the first play test for a Fantasy Sagas Game in almost a year. It all led up to yesterday, when it all came together.
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Ruel Knudson is currently producing his first full length adventure module for the Fantasy Sagas entitled Desecration. Details are still fairly scant, but we are expecting a large adventure, with multiple paths and tons of new content. This new book is also featuring the artwork of Ironwood newcomer Marco Morte.
Some of the new content is available now as a free download to Nexus Members. The first entries into these Excerpts from Desecration are 3 new traps and 3 new diseases that character will encounter in the game. Furthermore, Ruel has already featured small biographies of 3 of the cast members of this new quest on his blog.
We will feature new content and downloads as Ruel releases them.
Many adventures are about dungeons, or epic events. Some are about political drama, or secret cults. Others are about people. Desecration, on the surface, is a rescue mission. The quest, and the adventure the players discover take center stage. However, the driving force behind the adventure are the NPC’s. In this article we are focusing on 3 of these. In particular, we are focusing on the NPCs that the characters will be tasked to rescue.
Well, the moving is all but over. Now I am back to writing again. Furthermore, I have editor(s) for my next two releases. So coming very very soon you will have the full creature’s book and a mini-adventure I am adding to an entire collection of these mini adventures which we are calling Sidetracks. (more…)
Ruel Knudson is the Game Master for the inaugural adventure for the Ironwood Nexus Community Play-By-Post gaming. The adventure is a sneak peak at the forthcoming retail adventure module for the Fantasy Sagas game line entitled: Desecration. In this adventure, penned by E-RPG and Fantasy Sagas creator, Ruel Knudson, characters will embark on a quest to rescue fellow treasure hunters from entombment and certain death following a mishap exploring ancient ruins near a small trade way.
8/10 Our first review!
IRONWOOD OMNIMEDIA PRESS RELEASE
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ironwood announces the full release of the FANTASY SAGAS PRODUCT LINE!
ORLANDO, FLâ€”April 10, 2007â€” Ironwood Omnimedia Company (IOC) is proud to announce the full release of the Fantasy E-RPG System; Fantasy Sagas: Playerâ€™s Guidebook and The Game Masterâ€™s Lodestar. These two products are all the rules necessary for players to get started with the Fantasy Sagas Game.Â It follows a release, nine months ago, of its free beta edition.
Sagas is a universal role-playing game (using the E-RPG System) designed so that players can interchange rules and settings seamlessly between the three rule sets: Fantasy, Modern, and Sci-Fi. Above all else, Sagas is a character-focused game. Players create and develop characters that are individuals with strengths, weaknesses, and skills that the players feel are appropriate for their character.
The release also marks the end of the initial launch for the Fantasy Sagas game line. While future Fantasy Sagas products are still in development, Ironwood has renewed their focus on the Modern Sagas product line for an intended summer release. The Fantasy Sagas titles previously forecasted and available now are:
The Fantasy Sagas Paradigm is now available!
Paradigm is over 150 pages of character archetype goodness. The book features 50 fully developed characters ready for play. Among the 50 characters are 10 specifically developed for Game Masters as NPC’s to help flesh out their campaigns. This book is a huge resource for both players and Game Masters. This is a priceless resource for Game Masters and players alike.
Â For more information check it out here.
We just finished another round of updates to both the Fantasy Sagas Player’s Guidebook and the Game Master Lodestar.
There was a small list of minor textual changes. However, the biggest changes involved the PDF formats. We updated and enhanced the book marking and added cross-references throughout the books. Basically this means that wherever you see a page reference you can click the text to instantly be jumped to that page.
These changes were made simply to update the content to make it more user friendly. So, if you haven’t updated in the past week or so do so now! If you purchased the printable PDF’s you will have to update through your lulu.com file management pages. You can get the updated free versions by clicking here.
Thanks to everyone who sent in suggestions on ways to improve the books. We take all suggestions very seriously (as can be seen in the new updates). If you have any suggestions please send us a line either on our forums or via email.