Entire, more than entire we have been devastated!
The maddened clarion, the bold invaders' horde
The mortar thunder-voiced, the blood-annointed sword
Have all men's sweat and work and store annihilated.
The towers stand in flames, the church is violated
The strong are massacred, a ruin our council board
Our maidens are raped, and where my eyes have scarce explored
Fire, pestilence and death my heart have dominated.
—Andreas Gryphius, Tears of the Fatherland, Anno Domini 1636
War is hell, and the Thirty Years' War was worse than most. Germany (and neighboring lands) was ripped apart by the war. The fighting between armies was bad enough, but decades of conflict brought with it widespread famine and disease, economic strife, witch hunts, and marauding armies looking for food and loot in equal measure. In Satan's Playground, the war is made worse by the machinations of two demon lords fighting to earn the favor of Satan and become infernal ambassador to the Holy Roman Empire.
Marauding armies, cruel mercenaries, Satanic cults, starving peasants who will sink their teeth into anything edible, and twisted fiends from hell are not the only dangers heroes will face - in Satan's Playground, starvation and pestilence play a major role.
As with All for One: Regime Diabolique, Satan's Playground is set in an alternate history in which the supernatural is very real to the inhabitants and historical events have been tweaked to suit the needs of the setting.
This book is specifically designed for the Ubiquity version of All for One. A Savage Worlds' version is being planned.
The book will be broken down into five sections. Note that some material from the Richelieu's Guides will be duplicated so you don't have to purchase those supplements to use this book.
* Creating Survivors: Rather than playing soldiers, players create survivors of the bloody conflict - men and women trying to survive the carnage. This chapter provides new options for player characters trying to survive in the worn-torn hell of the Holy Roman Empire.
* A History of Strife: An overview of the Thirty Years' War up until the start of 1636.
* The Legacy of War: A look at locales ripe for adventuring.
* Diabolical Threats: New monsters, organizations, and major villains, as well as more diseases and rules for scavenging. Among the fiends you'll find stats for lindwurms, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and the diabolical Order of the Fly.
* Stories of War: Dozens of adventure seeds to get the Gamemaster's juices flowing.
Please note that over the last few years Triple Ace Games has switched to a smaller book format for supplements for its various Ubiquity lines. This book uses the new format, which means it is smaller than the current All for One product range.
Format: 96-pages, comic book size (6.69" x 9.61"), softcover, color cover, black and white illustrated interior.
Every backer who pledges for a physical reward level receives a set of 10 x 6-sided dice with a fleur-de-lys logo on three sides and blank on the other three as part of their reward.
The following All for One products can be added to all pledge levels. Please note that backers at PDF level who add on a physical product will incur a shipping cost.
1 x ALL FOR ONE DICE SET - £10 ($12)
A set of 10 x 6-sided dice with a fleur-de-lys logo on three sides and blank on the other three.
1 x ALL FOR ONE: REGIME DIABOLIQUE RPG + PDF - £30 (app. $38)
Hardcover, 176 page, black and white interior. This is the core physical rulebook and is required for All for One: Satan's Playground.
1 x ALL FOR ONE: REGIME DIABOLIQUE RPG PDF ONLY - £20 (app. $25)
As above, but PDF only.
1 x RICHELIEU'S COMPENDIUM PDF PACK - £40 (app. $50)
Three PDFs with a combined count of over 300 pages. Over 20 topics, including Creatures of Sin, Fencing Schools, Healthcare, and Warfare.
1 x PARIS GOTHIQUE PRINT + PDF - £20 (app. $25)
Softcover, 158 page, black and white interior. Contents of the book include detailed information and locations in central Paris, how to set up adventures, new personalities and secret societies, and of course new monsters and lackeys!
1 x PARIS GOTHIQUE PDF ONLY - £15 (app. $19)
As above, but PDF only.
1 x LE MOUSQUETAIRE DISHONORE PRINT + PDF - £20 (app. $25)
Softcover, 158 page, black and white interior. Four part adventure.
1 x LE MOUSQUETAIRE DISHONORE PDF - £15 (app. $19)
As above, but PDF only.
Shipping is NOT included in your pledge level. Shipping will be calculated using Backerkit after the campaign ends based on the exact products in your final pledge and will incur an additional charge.
If we exceed the base funding goal, then we'll be looking at unlocking a cool stretch goal!
Unlocked at £6,500
A four panel, landscape screen constructed from 2mm card. The exterior (players' side) has some of the glorious setting art, while the interior (GM side) contains all the essential Ubiquity and All for One setting tables the Gamemaster needs.
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Efficient as always, Wiggy has done preliminary research and writing for this book, but we need your help to fund the artwork (cover and interiors), layout, and printing. As usual, we are not charging for the time it takes to write these books. With your help, we can not only expand the All for One: Regime Diabolique line, we can produce books that can be used in a variety of Ubiquity settings.
Triple Ace Games began in 2008. The masterminds behind the company, Paul "Wiggy" Wade-Williams and Robin Elliott, had previously worked on The Savage World of Solomon Kane and Slipstream settings, among others, for Pinnacle Entertainment Group. Triple Ace Games has produced many popular settings, including Hellfrost, Leagues of Adventure, Leagues of Gothic Horror, Leagues of Cthulhu, and All for One: Regime Diabolique, plus the Rocket Race, Cadaver, Imps, and Halfling Feast card games. With many years of experience in the games industry, we continue to create fantastic games for everyone.
Risks and challenges
We have a great deal of experience in the field of games publishing, and we think we can deliver this project without problems.
However, things can go wrong with anything that goes into a manufacturing process. We have identified that delays in artwork delivery and delays in manufacturing could happen. So we have allowed additional time in our schedule to enable us to navigate any delay issues. If all goes to plan, we may even be able to deliver the project a little sooner.
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With projects like this there is nearly always something that costs more so it is good business sense to have some contingency for this, which we have built in to our costs.
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