Submitted by Newtus on Mon, 11/06/2012 – 05:13
Just a quick message to say that D101 Games’ latest HQ Gateway release Empires Rising a 104 page fantasy campaign setting with four complete adventures for HeroQuest is now available in PDF format from Drivethrurpg.com.
It will be available in print in a couple of weeks.
About the book
Set in the fantasy world of Athennia, “Empires Rising” is a setting about
two new empires: the Commonwealth of Atalansia and the Grydorlan Empire.
Both are beginning to take root and expand, and making a mad grab for
territory, consuming smaller nations within reach and waging war on their
neighbours. In the middle, a group of terrified nations have decided to
band together to form The Alliance, a loose confederacy whose sole aim is
to make a stand against the ambitions of these two empires.
What this book contains
Heroes of Empires Rising
Complete guidelines for character generation using the HeroQuest rules.
This chapter details the racial and professional keywords that players may
choose for their Heroes.
The Faiths of Athennia
A run down of the major religions of the setting, with Religious Keywords
and associated magical abilities detailed.
Of the Divine and Sorcerous
Magic Frame works for Battle Magic, Divine Magic and Sorcery.
The stage on which the Drama unfolds
The Athennian Gazetteer which details the countries that make up the three
main factions and those that are nonaligned.
Those who would Oppose you
A selection of characters from each of the three factions, to use as rivals
in your games.
Terrors of Atlansia
A brief but complete bestiary of creatures.
The capital city of the Alliance detailed for use as a base for your player
“Empires Rising” is a campaign guide, and can be used as a sandbox setting
in which you to play out your own stories. The scenarios detailed in this
book are examples of such stories, and can be used as a starting point for
your very own story arcs. The scenarios as they appear are also designed as
an introduction to the setting.
The four scenarios are:
– The King Thief
– Curse of the Necromancer
– Pirates of the Black Isles
– Winter’s Song
Lulu for Empires Rising?
Submitted by womzilla on Tue, 10/07/2012 – 22:07.
Is this going to be available through Lulu, or just through Drive-Thru?
Now available at lulu.com
Submitted by Newtus on Tue, 17/07/2012 – 19:31.
Empires Rising at Lulu.com in print softcover.
Yes, Lulu first then
Submitted by Newtus on Wed, 11/07/2012 – 12:20.
Yes, Lulu first then DriveThru 2nd (they have a longer approval process)
Also I will have copies at Continuum for sale, and you should be able to get them directly from me within the next couple of weeks.
Lulu are having an 18% off sale on until Friday 13 (see the coupon on the home page). If I get the proof I’ve just ordered before then and all is good I will make ER live and folk can get the discount. I’ve just done a big order for my Continuum stock and it paid for the postage 🙂
Submitted by GianniVacca on Mon, 11/06/2012 – 18:15.
Any preview available beyond the one on DriveThru? I am curious as to how you’ve managed Battle Magic, Divine Magic and Sorcery.
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