Happy New Year from Dread Unicorn Games!!!

Dread Unicorn Games in 2016

Dread Unicorn Games Logo

Are you going to OrcaCon? I am, please say hi! I’ll be running a few 13th Age games for Fire Opal and attending as much gaming goodness as I can.

Our first products are sister titles: Gods and Icons for 13th Age and The Gods Have Spoken: Deities and Domains for 5E. Why two? It turns out most of the writing and art will work in both products, so why not?

Here’s where we are now with Gods and Icons and The Gods Have Spoken:

  • The writing is 75.09% done (+ or -). Vanessa has done a great job with three pantheons, and I’m excited to plug in their relationship to the icons for Gods and Icons. There will be holy swords for paladins and religious items for all the divine classes.
  • I’ve been playtesting Gods and Icons for a few months now. Soon I’ll give it to the real playtesters to try out.
  • We’re going to Kickstart the gods! You’ll be able to pick either or both titles as your rewards.
  • Since this is our first kickstarter, we’re going to be cautious. We don’t want to promise what we can’t deliver! For example, we’re not going to do our own printing and shipping. For physical copies, we’ll use Drive Thru’s Print on Demand and let them do the shipping.
  • But we will have lots of great stretch goals: more content and more art!
  • Speaking of art, we have a great cover artist! Justin Wyatt has agreed to do our cover art, which will include three gods and three icons. Yay! Gaming art fans will recognize Justin from The Sun Below: City on the Edge where he did interior art and The Sun Below: Sleeping Lady, where he did the amazing cover and interior art.
  • Some of Justin’s work:

The Sun Below: Sleeping Lady; Numenera adventure; Dread Unicorn Games

Throne Room from The Sun Below: City on the Edge adventure for Numenera
From The Sun Below: City on the Edge

After the Kickstarter, our next title will be a return to Numenera with another adventure: The Sun Below: That’s How the Light Gets In. There the players will confront what happens to the underground world when The Sun Below starts to fail!

After that? We’re not telling! There is so much going on in roleplaying right now. We’ve got a lot of great ideas, but first, let’s get these three products out the door.

Happy New Year!

John

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