I promised Hank Woon from the Game SmithsLLC I would blog about their new releases, so it’s a little late (Blame my internet access!) I thought of you dear readers when taking a look at some of the great stuff they have on offer! I really like the new Sinbad setting, I’m a big sinbad movie fan and that will really appeal to a great deal of folks like me who were brought up with the Ray Harryhausen classic movies!!
I’ll hand you over to Hank to tell you more!!
Hello! I’m Hank Woon of Game Smiths LLC—a new indie RPG publisher out of Bellevue, WA. Quick intro: I’m a former Paizo intern, regular KQ contributor, former Earthdawn developer, published novelist, and produced screenwriter, whose day job is with The Pokémon Company International (alongside many former WoTC folks, such as Wolfgang Baur).
There’s a podcast interview recorded the other day on LordKat Live! Television that delves a bit into who I am and what I’m about to say, too: http://www.twitch.tv/lordkat/b/336262964
The N.R.G. System core rulebook features 8 classes, equipment, and hundreds of player options for detailed customization. Join the adventure today!
More information can be found here: http://blog.gamesmithsllc.com/GameSmithBlog/products/n-r-g-core-rulebook/
Countless inhabitants attempt to eke out a living in this unforgiving stretch of land, and disparate races are forced to live and work side by side. Play an elf Dragon Rustler and explore the Sea of Silt—an ocean of shifting sands, enormous sand ships, and obelisk cities; a gunslingin’ orc Drifter exiled to the Shattered Lands; or a dwarf Gambler, moving from town to town and saloon to saloon, leaving a string of empty pockets and fuming enemies.But never forget the threat from the North; as the Keln Dominion chops down the world’s forests to feed the gnashing teeth of their factories of industry, the magic of the world weakens, as do the ancient binding spells of the forgotten Aluvian Empire, allowing demons to sneak back into the world. Will you attempt to stake your claim in the Frontier Lands and pursue your own petty desires, or will you join the brave few who have banded together to face this threat and explore the ruins of the Aluvian Empire to find a way to stop the Keln menace and cast the demons back to the dark places of the world?If your nerves are steel and your steel is quick, then saddle up and join The Saga of Dragon StarTM!
More information can be found here: http://blog.gamesmithsllc.com/GameSmithBlog/products/the-saga-of-dragon-star/the-saga-of-dragon-star-n-r-g/
The Legends of Sinbad Roleplaying GameTM provides you with several campaign and adventure ideas, dozens of new magical treasures and thrilling monsters, fully fleshed-out NPCs and organizations to serve as reoccurring antagonists, a map and information on the kingdoms and empires of the Seven Seas, as well as mysterious locations such as the City of Brass, the lost island of Lemuria, and the Fountain of Destiny!
Grab your astrolabe, sharpen your scimitar, and set sail for the Seven Seas in The Legends of Sinbad!
For more information about this setting, please visit http://blog.gamesmithsllc.com/GameSmithBlog/products/the-legends-of-sinbad/the-legends-of-sinbad-n-r-g/
And also a new board game & campaign setting, the Chronicles of Abakan!
The Chronicles of Abakan: The Titan Campaigns is a strategic and tactical boardgame pitting players against one another in an attempt to secure their dominion or their freedom in a merciless civil war set in humanity’s grim future. Based on the visual epic Abakan 2288 by renowned sculptor and artist Luca Zampriolo, The Titan Campaigns chronicle the early years of the Neo-Terrans’ revolution, where players battle for control of resource giving holdings in the Novan Sector, near Saturn. Moons, asteroids, and space stations serve as the battlegrounds, and players maneuver against each other by moving their fleets around the Campaign Map, building up shipyards, factories, and refineries and balancing their resources with expansion and military might.
When battle is engaged, players move to tile-based battlegrounds, pitting their HDMs (Hard Doll Machines)–giant weaponized mechs–against one another. These miniatures are based on Luca Zampriolo’s original designs, and the models themselves are sculpted by Luca Zampriolo himself, as well as Filippo Zanicotti of Dust Tactics fame. When a player conquers his opponent’s holding, he adds it to his own, thus increasing his 4 Resources: Labor, Oil, Iron, and Wein until only one player is left standing.
The board game is set to have two factions: The oppressive Weingart Dynasty and the Neo-Terrans. If we reach our pledge goal of $20,000, each side will have 3 miniatures straight out of the box: 2 HDM models and 1 starship. However, stretch goals will raise this number to the possibility of having 3 HDMs (Heavy, Medium, and Light class), a starship, a refindery ship, tank land vehicle, and HDM carrier land vehicle for each faction (14 separate model designs!). And as the more stretch goals are met, the more minis will be provided in each box!
And if we reach a high enough level, a third faction–the mercenary faction–will be added, with 7 more unique minis added to the box!
If you have any questions about this upcoming game, please visit our forums and let your voice be heard!
NOTE: The images displayed on the product page on our site are of our first sculpt to be included with this game–the SchnabelGun! This model was sculpted by Filippo Zanicotti, who has sculpted many minis for the popular tactical minis game, Dust Tactics! Standing at a towering 33 meters, the SchnabelGun is a Heavy Class HDM. Each faction’s Heavy Class HDM will be very resource intensive but be a dominating force on most battlefields. The Heavy is also the tallest mini in the bunch (average size of HDM minis for this game will be in the 28-32mm range).
Welcome to the dystopian future of The Chronicles of Abakan, a new tabletop RPG based on the visually stunning and evocative world imagined by the brilliant international sculptor and painter, Luca Zampriolo. Set in a resource-starved future, The Chronicles of Abakan centers around a world controlled by dynastic corporate families who rule through an apex of technology: HDMs (Hard Doll Machines), powerful mechas that serve as both industrial laborers and military enforcers.
The most powerful of these families is House Weingart, a tyrannical and fascist regime whose monopoly over advanced HDM technologies and, most importantly, the super-efficient refined fuel known as “Wein,” has granted them a long-standing and unchallenged authority…
Deep in the solar system, where Wein is fueled on distant planets, the colony of Terra Nova has rebelled. Hailing mostly from North America, the Neo-Terrans have summoned the revolutionary spirit of their ancestors and successfully repulsed their Weingart overlords, and now an interplanetary Civil War has begun.
So choose your side and join The Chronicles of Abakan, a world of mercenaries and warlords, of bounty hunters and generals, and revolutionaries and military soldiers. Where HDMs drop from transport ships high in orbit around distant planets to do battle on strange and alien terrains, from the crumbling streets of New York City to the frozen tundras of Saturn’s moon Titan, and beyond.
Thanks for reading! We hope you check us out, and we hope to see you on our Facebook page and forums!