Monday, January 4, 2016

A New Edition of Warriors of the Red Planet is Coming!

Happy New Year!
Long (long, long) in development has been Warriors of the Red Planet. Originally released as a "beta" with the intent of gathering feedback to make a tighter, better edited, and playtested version. The term beta was a bit of a misnomer since as far as "OSR" products go it was fairly complete, well written, designed, and illustrated. However, nothing is every really done...just abandoned.
Well, far from being abandoned I have sunk a lot of my spare time into adding new illustrations and gathering feedback from the community to improve the book.
What is so special about this edition? Let me tell you with some bullet points.

  • Re-layed out in classic "original edition" style.
  • Edited with feedback from players.
  • More complete combat tables.
  • Updated Scoundrel "skills" (probably the only real, and consistent, criticism of the beta).
  • Over 50 new illustrations. Yes OVER 50! Whew!
  • Little tweaks and improvements throughout.
  • A table of contents.
  • An alphabetical index!
  • A better map of Mars.

This will be available in both print and PDF editions (yes, the long promised and anticipated PDF).
The layout is done. I have 2 illustrations left to finish.
There have been quite a few Sword & Planet RPG's released over the years, and I've read and played just about every one of them. There have been some good ones, and some not so much, and everything in between. In my humble opinion Al Krombach has written the best one. I hope you agree.
Layout is generally true to the "original edition", but gray bars were added to some charts for legibility.

Chock full of illustrations!

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