New Kickstarter The Fires of Mount Surtur
Just to let you all know, we have a new Ice Kingdoms Kickstarter going on right now.
The Fires of Mount Surtur
Map Link Update
There was an error to the file made while uploading to drivethrurpg.
The new drop box link for the map is https://www.dropbox.com/s/pc2ei7yzavjmdld/Ice%20Kingdoms%20Map.jpeg?dl=0
The Temple of Drawoh Rock
We recently published a new adventure, the Temple of Drawoh Rock for 1st level characters.
You can find it for Pay What You Want on Drivethrurpg and in print at... Read more
Ice Kingdoms Expansion Volume One: Expanded Bestiary
It is day one of Not-At-GenCon. So here you go. The Ice Kingdoms Expansion Volume One: Expanded Bestiary is now available as Pay What You Want on drivethrurpg and for... Read more
June 20 update
For those backers who are not members of the Facebook page (and also for those who are).
I have received the second round of layout edits for the third adventure.... Read more
We haven't stopped. We are still busy at work. The third adventure is with the editor now. It will then come back to me so I can finish the bestiary... Read more
Revised Into the Mournwood PDF
The new link for the revised and edited Into the Mounwood.
Into the Mournwood
Just a quick update. The art of Into the Mournwood is in. Some play test results are in. Some rewrites have been done. We expect Into the Mournwood to be... Read more
Ice Kingdoms Products Available
Greetings everyone. I am proud to introduce our campaign setting for old school role playing. After our Kickstarter last summer and a few months or rewrites, editing, layout and hard... Read more
All of the Core Books for backers getting printed versions have been processed. They are shipping as we speak. I get emails constantly from the printer letting me know when... Read more
Happy New Years from Mad Martian Games
Happy New Years everyone.
Proof copies of the Ice Kingdoms Campaign Setting have been ordered. If everything turns out well expect backers to have their copies sent before mid January.... Read more
As much as it pains me to do this, RW and I have had a long talk and weighed the pros and cons of this decision. We have decided that... Read more
THE BLACK EDITION
I am pleased to announce that the Black Edition has been sent to the printer for the individuals who are receiving a copy. The PDF version will be... Read more
First printed mock up of the "Black" edition... more artwork due on Friday, a final editorial read-thru this weekend and if there aren't any major issues, off to the printers... Read more
October 25th Update
This update is a few days late. For that I apologize.
First a update for later productions. One of the reasons this was a delayed updated was that I received... Read more
October 14th Update
Play test documents have been sent to those eligible who responded with a signed NDA. If you were supposed to get a NDA to be a playtester let me know... Read more
October 7th Update
As promised a weekly update.
Material for the black edition is currently with editors, once they return they will be sent to the layout artist for a rough... Read more
Things have been quiet and I apologize for that. But we are making progress. Saw some new art. Saw the newest layout of Into the Mournwood and have ordered a... Read more
Payments and Play-Tests
Sadly we are on a slight delay as we wait for Kickstarter to gather and release the money. The release date for the funds should be tomorrow (September 14th) so... Read more
The Wall of Valagard
Here is a early draft of how the Wall of Valagard will look in the final book.
If you would like your name to appear differently (either what is present... Read more
Updates, Extra Options and Kickstarter Friends
We are still plugging away at the products you have graciously supported. Work has been done on both The Lair of the White Wyvern and The Girl with... Read more
While we wait for the funds to be processed and the survey to be constructed.
Showcase. I am going to occasionally promote another author's works on this page. Kind of... Read more
We made it! We have been funded and we will be moving on with our product! Over the next few days I will be dealing with Kickstarter to collect funds,... Read more
ASE Stretch Goal Update
Out of gratitude for backing this project so well I have decided to let ASE Book One be a stretch goal for backers of the PDF Masterand higher if... Read more
As promised I am going to discuss ASE.
ASE (Advanced Second Edition) is a compilation of of old school open text and material from the Open Game... Read more
The Wereborn (Preview 4) Dynarthions
Final text may be different in finished product.
Dynarthions are wereborn who live far from civilized lands, most often in low hills and semi-mountainous regions in deep forests. A dynarthion... Read more
Funded! Not Funded? Funded Again?!?
I received an email notification from Kickstarter this morning telling me we were funded. I went to Guns of August to do some more promotional work and at lunch we... Read more
The Future, Add Ons and Stretch Goals!
Since we over anticipated funding our stretch goals are out of reach. Therefore we have been adding things where we can to make a sort of pre-funding stretch goal system.... Read more
This is a great weekend to support the Ice Kingdoms if you haven't already done so. We have more information on the add ons coming and another pdf bonus to... Read more
There are several add ons available. In general they work like this.
Place your pledge. Add extra to cover the add ons you desire. If possible all add ons will... Read more
After some careful deliberation I have come to the conclusion that this Kickstarter will not reach the stretch goals required to release the Ice Kingdoms Adventures supplement, which is slated... Read more
The Wereborn (Preview 3) Arkons!
Arkons are wereborn offspring of a werehorse (see Lycanthrope, Werehorse). They are hulking humanoids with the muscular body of a human and the head of a horse. Their bodies... Read more
Wow! Just WOW!
We are now over $4500, less than $1000 to go. These past few days have been amazing. Hopefully we can still pull this off! Tell all your friends. Tell the... Read more
Swords and Sails: A Kickstarter Cross Promotion
Time for some more cross promotion. A fellow game designer from down the street. Looks like something fun game and the coins look amazing. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1260256740/swords-and-sails-rewrite-history-in-1000-ad?ref=hero_thanks
The Wereborn (Preview 2) Oh Rats!
The most vile of all the Wereborn are the Firstborn. The Firstborn infest the Ice Kingdoms primarily along the Fang Coast, but their presence has been felt as far... Read more
Closing in on $4000
Only $71 until we hit $4000? Which of you will push us beyond this mark? Remember, at $4000 we get out next preview of the Wereborn!
Arm Yourselves for Adventure with Viking Dice!
We are now officially involved in cross promotion with Triple Ace Games ltd and their Kickstarter for Polyhedral Dice Set: 7 Viking Dice. I can imagine no dice more perfect... Read more
The Wereborn (Preview)
This is a simple overview of the Wereborn and by far not the final draft (for example,the final edited version will have the Wereborn flock together, not flack together :)... Read more
We finally broke past the $3500 barrier. It was a tough wall to crack. Hopefully $4000 will be easier and faster. If you haven't seen it yet, Larry Elmore shared... Read more
The Wereborn and other updates
As we approach $3500 I add this motivator to the group. Once we reach $3500 I will reveal the first part of the Wereborn information. I will add an additional... Read more
Two Weeks To Go!
With two weeks left it is time to start pushing our kicktarter even harder. I appeal to you now, in our time of need, to spread the word. Currently at... Read more
The challenge is upon us. We must get to $3500 in the next couple of days. So we can take a run at raising $2000 over the last two weeks... Read more
The Ice Kingdoms isn't the only thing brewing behind the scenes at Mad Martian Games.
As promised earlier. Here is a preview of a piece of art for a future... Read more
They Call Him Moses
I want to give a shout out to Moses Wildermuth who created out web site for virtually no cost. It uses material from an earlier draft of the Ice Kingdoms... Read more
Since my interview on RPG.net we have raised $1300. We still have $2500 to go, but that $1300 was raised in 48 hours.
With 17 days left lets go out... Read more
I have had some people ask how the final layout will look in the book. Well here is a glimpse at some of the work Dan Hyland has done on... Read more
The Women of the Ice Kingdoms
Unlike many of the clans and tribes in the Ice Kingdoms, both the Fenrir and the Ursan draw no distinctive line between male and female roles in their culture. Women... Read more
SAMPLE STAT BLOCK
I was asked to show a sample stat block so I clipped this from a early version of Into the Mournwood by James M. Wood.
Help get the word out
Thanks again for your support! We need your help to promote the Ice Kingdoms on social media. Give us a shout out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Likes, shares, and... Read more
Our amazing Art Director RW Stenberg has scoured the world for our fine talents. He has hit gold once again.
Here is a sample of the work of our newest... Read more
We've lowered the costs of our two highest levels of awards.
You can now pledge Valagard Warrior for $200 instead of $500 and we added an extra slot... Read more
Kenneth Ladage of Zila-Games just joined our group and backed out project.
Kenneth is the force behind resurrecting Arcanum. I hope we are successful enough that we can eventually do... Read more
RW Stenberg, our art director, shared this early preview of some art he is working on for the Ice Kingdoms, we decided we would share it here as well.
Here is an alternate cover design we have for the book using the layout we designed for our adventure modules and another upcoming project we have planned that we have... Read more
First Week Complete
Work continues on the adventures as, the Bestiary is still under construction and the core book is still being edited, updated and revised with new art coming in. I saw... Read more
The Ice Kingdoms began as a small area in our first campaign. At that point in time it was an unnamed location on the Land Bridge separating the continents of... Read more
The Black Edition
I just want to clarify something.
The day the Black Edition is shipped the backers who are receiving that reward will also receive a copy of the Black Edition PDF... Read more
Lair of the White Wyvern
We will be adding a free copy of the Lair of the White Wyvern PDF with all pledge levels pf $30 or more if we reach our funding level of... Read more
Lair of the White Wyvern
This week I received a updated manuscript for one of the adventures being written for Ice Kingdoms. I will be going through it and editing/updating and making suggestions for changes... Read more
Some early line art examples for a proposed board game expansion of the Ice Kingdoms.
Early draft sketch by David Newbold.
Artwork by Michael Zug purchased years ago, finding new... Read more
Game Mechanics and Systems
The Ice Kingdoms is largely based on old school role-playing games, especially those designed by men named Gygax, Moldvay, Mentzer, Cook and more. Therefore the Ice Kingdoms is designed mainly... Read more
Add a link to the front page for some sample documents that exist on our main web page and facebook page. These are not final documents and should not be... Read more
New Reward Level
We added the Clan Shaman reward level. This is a PDF level reward that gets you a pdf copy of the book, a pdf map and a pdf copy of... Read more
It was pointed out to me that the rewards were not very well edited. I updated the ones I could but rewards that already had pledges could not be changed.... Read more