Over the last few years the World of Anyaral has continued to grow and expand as I have inevitably got carried away sculpting new characters and races for the world. In order to share rules for the new units I periodically release a small digital magazine called 'The Twilight Traveller' or individual Playtest Scrolls. The time has come to pull together all the new releases from the last couple of years into a new Compiled Traveller! I will also be producing an accompanying deck of cards so you can start playing straight away.
This issue of the Compiled Traveller will include lots of new units! The magazine has a general focus on the Engineers of Anyaral, otherwise known as 'Rahkiri'. These eccentric individuals have been a part of Twilight ever since I first started exploring the world so I think it's about time they got a bit more attention!
At the moment the magazine is 24 pages long and includes rules for:
- Belomoch dre Hearn and his explosive automata
- Belan Rider
- Toloran Cavalry
- Nobleguard Crossbow
- Imperial Standard
- The Pree Pree!
- Dhogu Archer and Yirnak Captain
- Tak Sirahn
- The Yartain and pups
- Koi-Koi and Jakiin
As with the other Twilight Kickstarters I have chosen a suitably eccentric Fubarnii to guide the way: Belomoch dre Hearne. Belomoch was created as part of a previous Kickstarter as a thank you for my friends, Ben and Louise Trayhorn.
As tends to be the case with these random creations, he's thoroughly made his home in Anyaral. He is an eccentric engineer from the coastal region of Teral who at an early age (after blowing up a local garkrid resin refinery) was sent to one of the colleges of Larigal. He has spent the following years causing plenty of trouble while experimenting with explosives and the interactions between living creatures and mechanical devices.
Belomoch is included in the Tinkerer pledge for an extra £6 over the Traveller but will normally sell for £9 so it's a great opportunity to add him to your collection!
For this campaign I'm keeping the pledge levels very simple! You can do the basic pledge for the Compiled Traveller and the cards for £10 or get Belomoch as well as the book and cards for £16.
- The Traveller (£10): A printed copy of the Compiled Traveller 2 and the associated deck of 16 reference cards
- The Tinkerer (£16): Belomoch Dre Hearne with two automata, a printed copy of the Compiled Traveller 2 and the associated deck of 16 reference cards
- The Newcomer (£100): Everything you need to start playing
There is a small additional charge for postage.
Note that all models are supplied unpainted.
If you would like to add anything to your pledge, then just increase the pledge by the necessary amount. There will be a pledge manager at the end of the campaign so you can tell me what exactly you would like!
If this is the first you've heard of Twilight and Anyaral then you've got a whole world to explore! There is a lot of background on the World of Twilight page about the Fubarnii Empire, the Delgon, the Dhogu, the Devanu and the Casanii. You can also check out the previous Kickstarter pages (Travels through Anyaral and Casanii of Anyaral).
You can download the first edition of the rules here, as well as early issues of the Traveller, which give a good idea of what to expect!
Mike Thorp (The Creator): Mike has done most of the work creating the world of Twilight. He first started sketching the Fubarnii and Devanu over 15 years ago and since then he has taught himself to sculpt, written and playtested the game and self-published three books in order to bring the world to life.
Joe Karame (The Painter): Over the last few years Joe has been bringing the metal and resin sculpts to life with beautiful paintjobs. Joe runs his own miniature business, Joek Miniatures which has become increasingly focused on his fantastic sci-fi Odyssey universe.
Twilight Helpers (The Minions): There are countless people who have helped me get this project up and running. Particular thanks goes out to Vivek Chandra, Louise and Ben Trayhorn, Paul Townsend and of course my ever-tolerant family (Jules, Lexie and Emily).
Those of you who follow on Facebook will have seen a few hints about the upcoming Kedashi releases... I'll be giving them some proper attention with a full release next year, but I wanted to publish rules for all the other models before getting completely distracted in the Naralon Forests!
Risks and challenges
Our experience on two previous projects and producing several books and magazines previously sets us in a good position to know what to expect with this small project.
The Traveller is largely written already so it is just a case of finishing the formatting, doing some more playtesting and getting it into print. The cards are following the standard design, so it's just the time consuming task of designing each of them!
The biggest risk is getting carried away with extra bits during the campaign, but the short timescale and targeted scope should make it easier to restrain myself!
- (9 days)