I do not know how I did it, but I let the announcement slip through the cracks! Though belated, I am proud to announce the release of a brand new novella set in the Blood in Space universe! From the prolific author DeAnna Knippling comes The Icon Mutiny.
No one expected a mutiny, especially Captain Liberty Taylor. They were just supposed to explore star systems for excellent colonization opportunities. That did not happen. With a riot that strands her crew on an unknown world, Captain Taylor and her loyal shipmates must find a way to survive a dangerous world and mutineers who have survived the crash. Will she be able to stay alive?
Out of the shadows, a mysterious form appears! Yes, there is stuff happening in the Blood In Space universe. I’ll be the first to admit that I have not done a decent job keeping everybody informed on what was going on. You have seen some sneak peeks, but today I’d like to announce that the first official tie-in is available to everybody!
To help provide immersion in to the world of Blood In Space besides the core rulebook that is 90% done, there are a bunch of add-ons and tie in items that are sitting on the shelf in a various stages of completion. One such tie in was completed by none other than writer Jessica Werner, author of the Ashwood falls series. The short novelette Enemy of My Enemy has been released on smashwords.com for those of you who love ebooks and a paper copy is available to those who love the feel of paper in their hands.
Larenssa always dreamed of a life as a strong warrior. All of her young life she trained to be ready and bring honor and glory to her tribe. Passing her initiation rites posed a challenge, but it pales in comparison to what she will endure during her personal hunt.
Leaving her tribe behind, Larenssa begins one of the most important journeys of her life. She finds herself at the mercy of her prey and is forced to make a decision. What will happen when the tables are turned and she becomes the hunted?
It’s 89 pages of pure action and adventure from the point of view of an Atelak Mak looking to earn her place in her clan! Get your copy today!
One of the roughest things about developing an RPG book by yourself is that it takes a lot longer to finish than you anticipated and it is a lot more work than you had thought. Blood in Space RPG is my first major project that I have been working on and it has taken me five years to get it where it is now. Looking at the main source book, it is 3/4 of the way done and really only needs a read through and all the rest of the more technical data added to it. (Not to mention the last of the pictures and art from my artist).
The thing that caused the most problem with this project was the fact that when I first started developing it, I never truly understood how an RPG system worked. It was over the years playing Fudge, Pathfinder, Cortex, and a few others that I started to learn the thread that ties all these system together. When I would look at my own rule book, I found that it was lacking this concrete concepts. it was simply a list of specie information with no guiding point for the GM or player to begin.
I am happy to say that this is no longer the case and the book is finally on its way to becoming a coherent and fun world to play in. It only took five years of aimless wandering to finally find the path that I need to follow.
Now with all the introspection out of the way, I’d like to announce that part of my little “extras for Blood In Space” projects that i like to work on for a break, I have signed writer Jessica Werner, a budding new author who recently released her urban fantasy book Sra’Kalor of the Ashwood Falls series who will be writing a novelette for this universe focusing around the life of an Atelak warrior. I have already seen the first few pages and I am very pleased with that work!
|Mock up Cover, not finished product
Also, my own novelette, Harvest, is nearing completion so I am hoping with not only the release of the core rulebook, but also the release of two novelettes and the third and final comic based in this universe. For all of you who have been waiting and hoping for this world, I really appreciate the time and patience you have given me. I hope not to disappoint you with the final product!
Here’s to a great year of 2016!
It has been awhile since I have had time to make any posts. One of the saddest things about trying to run something like this is that it is quite difficult when you have another job that is consuming your time. That should not stop me though from keeping you up to date on how things are going.
1. BiS: Last Days of Naski Zeta Comic Offline for now.
As of May 2013, Comixpress.com, who hosted the Blood In Space comic book, has closed their doors. This leaves us with the situation of having no comics able to be shipped. At the moment, I am moving all the files over to Ka-blam printing and with time I should have it available again.
2. Grammar Fail!
Is it not irritating when you make yourself look like a fool? Well, that is something I did when i uploaded the wrong file to RPGNow.com. I want to send a thanks out to Michael C. who posted a review on to it which made me realize something was wrong. Whoever you are, thank you!
Now, I’m going to go hunt down the real version and get that uploaded from my archives.
3. The Core Rule book is close to completion.
I know that you probably have heard that a lot, but it is true this time. My artist, Kathleen Hawkins has been doing some amazing work on drawing the species that shows up. I am really excited about getting her work put in to the book.
Most of the work right now is taking my choppy writing where I had just thrown information and make it flow and easily read by the rest of you. You don’t know my confusing thought patterns throwing of your game.
That’s it for the month of August. I hope to have more out to you as soon as possible! Thanks!