Upcoming Products?

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CATenWolde
Joined: 2012-05-04 04:54
Upcoming Products?

Hi,

I just wanted to clarify what products were in the pipeline.

1. The Player's Companion. Although the kickstarter is closed, this is available for pre-order (which gets you the draft document - thanks!), and is due in print ... soon?

2. Dwimmermount mega-dungeon, ACKS version. The kickstarter is also closed, but it seems from comments at Grognardia that it is due in print ... soonish? Will the ACKS version come out after the LL version?

3. Auran Empire setting / Borderlands gazette. The first setting book for the Auran Empire will be a gazette-style Borderlands book? There doesn't seem to be a kickstarter for this, but comments seem to indicate that it won't be too long (i.e. not "years") before it sees print?

Did I get that right? Any corrections, clarifications, or obfuscations to add? ;)

Cheers,

Christopher

Alex
Joined: 2011-06-30 18:10

1. The Player's Companion. Although the kickstarter is closed, this is available for pre-order (which gets you the draft document - thanks!), and is due in print

APM: The PDF will be ready in June, with print available 2-3 months later.

2. Dwimmermount mega-dungeon, ACKS version. The kickstarter is also closed, but it seems from comments at Grognardia that it is due in print ... soonish? Will the ACKS version come out after the LL version?

APM: The PDF will be ready in late summer/early fall, with print available 2-3 months later.

3. Auran Empire setting / Borderlands gazette. The first setting book for the Auran Empire will be a gazette-style Borderlands book? There doesn't seem to be a kickstarter for this, but comments seem to indicate that it won't be too long (i.e. not "years") before it sees print?

APM: I would expect this either Christmas 2012 or next year.

4. Domains at War. This is close to complete. I would expect this around the same time as Dwimmermount.

CATenWolde
Joined: 2012-05-04 04:54

Thanks - all good news!

martlet
Joined: 2012-05-16 05:19

I got the PDF of the main book last month. I live on a fixed small disability income of $650.00 a month. So getting you printed book will cost me about 10% of my monthly income. I have to pick my stuff carefully. Also I can not do the Backer bit because it would be a waste of money I need for other things. I have to questions. When is the main book going to be ready for sale. Also how much will Dwimmermount set me back when its released.

Tavis
Joined: 2011-07-01 15:40

The ACKS main rulebook will be in stores June 1. Dwimmermount is likely to be $10 in PDF and $40 in hardback.

martlet
Joined: 2012-05-16 05:19

Thank you for the rapid reply. I have a follow up question for you. As I said I bought the ACKS PDF last month. It has a #10.00 off coupon in it. I think some of the other items have a coupon with them as well. Can you plz explain how to use those.

Tavis
Joined: 2011-07-01 15:40

Use the code given in the coupon when you check out at http://shop.gamesalute.com/collections/autarch/products/adventurer-conqueror-king-hardcover-preorder, or at your local store (should be on shelves June 1, or sooner if you're doing the Preview Nights program).

Orangefruitbat
Joined: 2012-04-13 23:37

Reading the Campaign section of the ACKS core book, you mention a "Lairs and Encounters" supplement. What is the status of this?

Alex
Joined: 2011-06-30 18:10

Lairs and Encounters is partially completed and will be finished sometime in 2012.

2097
Joined: 2012-09-23 13:25

Any news on Lairs and Encounters?

Hjorimir
Joined: 2012-11-12 03:52

I keep throwing money at my screen, but it isn't working. Can we get an update on the print release of the Player's Companion, Domains at War, and Lairs & Encounters?

Hey, if you think I'm bugging you I can only say it's your fault for making a good product. I want...I NEED...MORE!

Tavis
Joined: 2011-07-01 15:40

Player's Companion went to the printer this week. It'll be in hardcover for backers and pre-orders a little more than eight weeks from now, after which the PDF and then the hardcover will be for general sale online and in stores.

Domains at War is queued up for release right behind Player's Companion. It's basically finished except for art, layout, etc. and is mostly just waiting until we deliver on having taken folks' money for the Companion so that we can raise funds for the next project with a clear conscience.

A B/X version of Lairs & Encounters has been around since before there was an Autarch. I know some work was done on it this summer by Autarch's bound-for-great-things intern Jon Prosperi, but am not sure what the status is. The Auran Empire book is likely to come out sooner as a full-on hardcover release, but L&E seems like a good candidate for experimenting with a PDF/POD softcover that might not tie up so many of our production resources.

Jard
Joined: 2012-07-11 23:23

is the B/X book called "Lairs & Encounters" or something else? Also, when was it published?

Tavis
Joined: 2011-07-01 15:40

It hasn't been published, but there's a Word doc by that name that was part of the original set of stuff we pulled together when we started looking at what Autarch could do.

Hjorimir
Joined: 2012-11-12 03:52

Thanks for the updates, Tavis!

Beragon
Joined: 2012-02-26 22:57

Ahh... I think and hope I'm on the pre-order bandwagon for the Players Companion. And the more I read Alex's Opelenean Nights blog, the more I'm tempted to run with the Auran Empire Campaign setting book (I just recently started a new Greyhawk Campaign last week with ACKS as my current Kingmaker campaign is coming to a close).

Alex
Joined: 2011-06-30 18:10

Thanks for the kind words on the Opelenean Nights write-up! I'm glad its making you excited about Auran Empire. 

Player's Companion is done, done, done! Did you get a link to download it?

Beragon
Joined: 2012-02-26 22:57

I did not. The last I've heard was an e-mail for my confirmation order number for the Player's Companion + PDF bundle on Sept. 6 sent from Games Salute.

Alex
Joined: 2011-06-30 18:10

Let me investigate. Tavis is handling this. He may be going through all of the Kickstarter backers first, then doing Pre-Orders. I'll post here to let you know!

Beragon
Joined: 2012-02-26 22:57

Thank You... I've been operating from the playtest Word document and would love to have the finished product.

Agamon
Joined: 2012-08-09 16:30

I wouldn't have thought to look for it, but Tavis posted on at an OSR G+ community about it. Looks great, guys!

Jard
Joined: 2012-07-11 23:23

which G+ community?

Agamon
Joined: 2012-08-09 16:30

[quote=Jard]which G+ community?[/quote]

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/118190724629075727878

Jard
Joined: 2012-07-11 23:23

thanks! I joined it.

Asaris
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Joined: 2011-07-15 15:02

It might be a good idea for Tavis or someone to start an ACKS Google+ community?

Tavis
Joined: 2011-07-01 15:40

I'll do that! For those of you with more G+ community expertise, should it be public or invite-only?

Agamon
Joined: 2012-08-09 16:30

They're still a relatively new thing, so not sure there's any experts about. :)

But from what I've seen, most general communities have posts inviting those there into more focused sub-communities. So I'd make one and maybe throw an invite in the OSR and/or RPG communities.

Cameron
Joined: 2012-05-18 16:35

Will the PDFs be available through RPGNow anytime soon?

Tavis
Joined: 2011-07-01 15:40
I will send an email followup to backers who might not have seen the Kickstarter update on Thursday. Pre-orders have to be fulfilled by Game Salute, since they maintain that list of orders and emails. I asked them to do this after sending the update to backers, and will call them to check on the status tomorrow. The PDF will be available on RPGnow after we're sure all backers and pre-orders have had it for a while.
Cameron
Joined: 2012-05-18 16:35

Understandable and perfectly sensible.