The year 2014 went pretty well for us, although we had to take a few hits on the german side of things, so a number or our projects had to rest on the backburner. Here's a report and cautious preview for the coming year.
Thanks to your support we managed to release the Equinox Setting Guide last August. The Match System Guide is in its final stages, slated for release on December 21st. As with the Setting Guide, the Match System Guide PDF will be an early release. Artwork is the only thing needed to complete the book for a print release, so the PDF comes at a healthy discount to gather support in a similar way we did with the Setting Guide. With the rules being the most important part of this book, those who want to start adventuring in the Equinox Universe will be able to do so right away! Until all artwork is finalized (expected in Q2/2015), we will use the time to collect more feedback and fix any errors spotted in the meantime. The PDF will be updated accordingly, giving you the chance to follow the art design from sketch to final!
We have a number of additional releases for Equinox planned, including a campaign book, a set of story-oriented rules (ideal for beginners and convention games), as well as a few smaller "adventure packs". No more details on those at this stage, except that they're in the works and hopefully see a release.
Other Games and Translations
All other games and supplements we had planned to release were set back, but are still on the radar. We hope to get some more time dedicated to these in 2015, but can't promise anything. On the bright side, we have licensed a number of games for a spanish translation, and are glad people are still interested in these!
While we're far away from having an actual booth, we do have a small GenCon presence. Jason Wallace is going to run a few games for you in the Games on Demand area, so make sure to hook up with him to get a peek and a taste of our future releases!
Friday 12:00-4:00pm, Choice of: Equinox (FU System), Equinox (Match System), Vampire City, or Western City*
Friday 10:00pm-12:00 Midnight: Western City*
Saturday 8:00pm-12:00 Midnight, Choice of: Equinox (FU System), Equinox (Match System), Vampire City, or Western City*
*Note: All sessions of Western City are 2 hours and available for ages 10 and up.
After yesterdays excursion to dreamland, here's a small update from the EX development desk:
We've commissioned a dozen additional illustrations for the Setting Guide, which is slowly coming together at the moment in layout. The cover art is almost done, David is still wasting some of his sanity on the smaller details.
The final chapters of the Match System Guide are still under scrutiny by Jason, and need a few bits of additional writing before we can complete them. The beta version isn't that far off actually, its basically just those last ten percent that require more concentration than the rest. Many thanks to our team member Mikko, who has been proofreading and commenting pretty much everything in the past few monts while traveling the far east (and sending photos from a lot of vagrant-ish places)!
The german translation has now shifted towards the rules parts. We finished the initial glossary of terms and Benjamin is getting started on the initial chapters. Its quite a beast to tame, but looking good at this stage!
Our friends over at Pulpfever have released the french version of Vampire City this week. The book features some additional writing as well as all-new artwork, see some previews below.