Friday, 10 June 2016
The Cults of Chaos Cover, & A Contest Where YOU Could Get a Free Copy
So, without further ado, here is the cover to the upcoming Dark Albion supplement, Dark Albion: Cults of Chaos!
Pretty good, huh? Dominique Crouzet is a spectacular publisher, and all credit for this (and the awesome layout of Cults of Chaos, which will be very similar to that of Albion itself) goes to his genius. Well, him and renaissance painter Michael Pacher, whose piece above was from the actual period the Dark Albion chronology covers.
In case any of you haven't heard yet, Cults of Chaos is a nearly-100 page sourcebook that will be covering everything you need regarding Chaos in the world of Dark Albion. You get material in there on how to design a medieval-authentic Chaos Cult from scratch, with tons of great random tables and a cult-generation system that creates unique cults from the whole gamut of Albion's sects and social classes.
You also get material on the different major chaos cult-beliefs, heresies, witchcraft, and how all of these operate. There's also a full selection of rules on mutations, on medieval-style familiars (not the friendly animal buddies of a typical D&D game, but rather a demon in animal form), planetary spirits, witch-marks, chaos artifacts, the elusive alchemical elixir of immortality, star-cults and beings from the stars, the horrifying Dark Albion elves (which from playtests will be guaranteed to put the fear into your PC party), tons and tons of random tables, and much much more (including several excellent dungeons)!
While the book is made specifically for the Dark Albion setting, any old-school gamer (or fantasy gamer period) is likely to find a ton of material they can port over to their own settings of choice, particularly if they want to add a taste of medieval authenticity.
It will be coming out relatively soon, but if YOU want to get ahold of it even earlier, for free, I have been authorized to select one lucky fan to get a Review Copy (of the proof edition, which may still have a couple of typos but will otherwise be exactly like the final version) before the book even comes out.
How can you be that lucky fan? Simple, comment on this blog entry and tell me why YOU should be the one to get to review our product. You get extra points if you have a proven history of producing decent RPG reviews, if you're a well-known blogger, OSR personality, or if we think you'll otherwise be able to produce a top-quality review. But everyone is welcome to post and give me their reason why they think they're the ones who would get to review our book. Feel free to trash-talk the other contestants, we're doing this Thunderdome style.
The winner will be decided in three or four days, so don't hesitate!
Note: we are not requiring a positive review, only an honest one, though we feel pretty sure anyone who checks out Cults of Chaos will think it a very worthwhile product. We will want you to produce the review fairly quickly after receiving the book. Because of the unfortunate necessities of shipping, applicants MUST be from either North America or Europe (sorry about that).
And if you're not the lucky winner of our contest, don't lose heart, Cults of Chaos will be out shortly at what I think is a pretty reasonable price. Keep checking this blog (or wherever you found it), as we'll be announcing the release date soon.
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