The world of Rassilon is an ancient land, one scarred by war, weather, and time. Over countless millennia it has hidden its many secrets from view. Unlock these secrets and discover the world of Rassilon in all its glory!
Hellfrost Atlas of the Frozen North takes you on an epic journey of discovery and exploration, one which delves deep into the rich geography and history of the lands of the frozen north. Triple Ace Games invites you to hold all of this epic landscape in your hands as we open up the secrets of Rassilon in new and amazing detail.
ALL ATLAS STRETCH GOALS UNLOCKED - 28 EXTRA PAGES ADDED TO THE ATLAS!
As we head into the last few hours of this kickstarter we are now very close to unlocking the Matters of Faith book which will be added as a reward for free to all pledge levels!!
Thanks to all our backers for making this project a reality!
Rob & Wiggy
LATEST UPDATE - STRETCH GOALS ADDED!
We've got nearly 2 weeks left to run on the kickstarter and because you are all fabulous and have backed us for the initial funding we are able to add some new stretch goals to bring you even more material for Hellfrost!
Check out our new Stretch Goals which include a whole new book below!
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Hellfrost Atlas of the Frozen North is a project born from the many requests from our devoted Hellfrost fans.
The author of this epic fantasy world, Paul 'Wiggy' Wade-Williams, has developed Hellfrost over the past 6 years. During this time it has grown into a monumental setting. It is regarded as one of the finest Savage Worlds setting available to date.
With the publication of the Hellfrost Gazetteer, our fans asked for more details on this magical land. So Wiggy started to write and publish a series of Region Guides, each of which explored part of the land in greater detail. The series introduced hundreds of new places to explore, settlements to visit, and dangers to overcome.
We soon received requests for a printed version when we finished publishing the Region Guides. These requests, coupled with the opportunity for even more detail, meant we could not simply offer a straight print copy of the guides. This would require a new book, a new approach, and thus the idea for an Atlas of the Frozen North took shape.
We launch this project for, and because we listened to, our amazing Hellfrost fans. We invite you to invest in a book that will deliver more detail than ever before on this expansive frozen world. This is the chance for you to unlock a book which not only has been requested, but also a book Triple Ace Games can pour all of its experience and knowledge into. We will produce a beautifully designed volume that will give endless entertainment.
A project of this mammoth scope produces a book of equal size! The text amounts to over 315,000 words. Combining this with maps and art, we originally conceived a book of at least 450 pages in length. A book of this size is fairly difficult to produce, not impossible. After some more design alterations and page layout magic, we can deliver all the regional information from the Region Guides plus the brand new maps and art in a 352 page book.
To gain a quick overview of the final publication here is what you will get in the book:
- 352 (est.) Pages in glorious full color
- Hardcover book
- 49 Regions, including the mystical lands of Alfheim, the turbulent Ten Seas, and the subterranean deeps of Ertha's Realm. Contains text from the original Region Guides series, plus new additions and edits.
- Rules for creating sacred places, with detailed examples.
- 58 detailed maps including City Maps and Overland maps.
- 94 pages in total of full color maps (close approx.)
- 25 Illustrations interspersed throughout the book complimenting the maps and text.
- The cartography will be undertaken by Rob Elliott of Triple Ace Games. His knowledge, skill, and ability, coupled with the understanding of the world, makes his contribution invaluable. The combined talents of both Rob & Wiggy will allow not only the information from the Region Guides, but also the information from the original Gazetteer to be included in the maps.
Each map will have a scale of 1 inch equals 50 miles. Coastlines, rivers, mountains, hills, forests, cities, towns, and steads, plus a whole lot more, will be carefully and beautifully set down within the 58 maps.
So what will they look like? Spending a couple of weeks designing a look, Rob completed the sample map of Orcmark, which is displayed below:
As you can see from this map, it details all the major cities, towns, and places of interest marked in the text. There will also be new geographical details, river names, mountain peaks, and unexplored forests included in the re-imagined maps. It will be a total makeover for all regions!
The maps will be full color and gorgeously illustrated, as shown above.
With basic funding reached we are excited to present the following new stretch goals!
STRETCH GOALS IN DETAIL
For each £500 stretch goal reached (up to a £10,000 limit) will add 4 new pages of content, maps, art and new information on Rassilon! This could be a total of 28pp added to the already comprehensive Atlas. This will be brand new never before published content.
On reaching £12,000 we will produce a whole new book! Hellfrost Matters of Faith will be added to all previous pledge levels*. So if you have already pledged your rewards will be upgraded for no additional cost!
*except the Merchant level as Hellfrost Matters of Faith will be made available to retail stores via distribution.
HELLFROST MATTERS OF FAITH
This 124pp softback book will contain everything needed to know on religious matters in Rassilon. Written by Paul 'Wiggy' Wade-Williams it marks the last major book for the frozen world of Rassilon. It will contain:
- Expanded material on the major cults, including guidelines for clerics and festivals
- Write-ups for dozens of minor deities
- Non-human deities
- Details on Godsheim and The Abyss
- 124 pages B&W softback
- RRP £14.99 GBP $24.99 USD
A note on shipping. We will send you Hellfrost Matters of Faith without asking for any additional shipping! Make you pledge for the Atlas and if this book is unlocked then we will include it in your reward package.
Hellfrost Matters of Faith will ship at the same time as the Atlas. Expected delivery April 2015.
If you have been a backer of our previous campaigns you'll know we usually deliver our rewards within a few weeks of the Kickstarter finishing! This project will be different and requires a little more patience. In the past we've managed to gather most of our project components, like artwork, writing, and editing before we launch a Kickstarter. Due to the complexity, cost, and time involved in creating such a large number of maps, we could not begin this task without first asking for your backing.
The production of this book is completely in your hands. Previously we have asked for backing to help complete books in a faster timescale. This book will only be commissioned if this Kickstarter is successful.
We aim to deliver this book in PDF form in eight months of finishing the Kickstarter campaign, with the physical book following in 5-6 weeks following that release. We will be detailing our progress in regular updates, giving information of which maps are being created and showing some of them as we progress towards the April 2015 delivery date.
The eight month delivery target is a conservative estimate and it may turn out we can deliver this book sooner - we'll keep you posted on this as we progress.
Supporting our Kickstarter is easy! Just follow these steps:
1. Choose the pledge level you want. We have all of our recommended pledges detailed below.
2. Click "BACK THIS PROJECT" & select your reward level called REWARD on the page following.
3. Enter your total amount ADDING ON your shipping costs based on your location.
4. You are free to use the brand new pledge calculator to work out exactly what your pledge should be and add in the appropriate shipping cost too! Check out the PLEDGE CALCULATOR here.
5. After the Kickstarter ends we will ask you to fill in a survey so we know exactly what you have ordered and confirm your rewards and shipping.
If you want to amend your pledge at any time, you are free to do so. If you want to add ADDITIONAL PLEDGES for friends or extra copies, just add the cost to your total Pledge (using the green 'Manage My Pledge' button).
We are keeping this Kickstarter project very simple - there are no extra books, no complicated add-ons, and no stretch goals. We want to focus completely on the main goal - to produce the Atlas book. With that in mind, here are our recommended pledge levels:
A note about the Merchant reward level
This Reward level is for "Brick and Mortar" stores only and can be purchased as many times as you like. It includes:
4 x Hellfrost Atlas of the Frozen North hardback books
This will be shipped free to the UK and continental USA. Shipping applies for EU and ROW.
Please note that if we cannot verify you are a brick and mortar store, you will receive the SANDAL OF FREO package and a refund instead.
Yes! Although we are not offering lots of add-ons or extras, if you require two or more copies then you can add the additional amount to your pledge by clicking on MANAGE MY PLEDGE. Use the PLEDGE CALCULATOR to work out your exact pledge amount.
PLEDGES DO NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING. THIS MUST BE ADDED AT THE PLEDGE STAGE. You can do this by clicking MANAGE MY PLEDGE and adding the appropriate shipping amount. We do this because we are able to ship from the USA and the UK and therefore make shipping costs fair. If you are outside of the UK we ask you to add it manually.
It's really easy to calculate how much shipping you need to add to your Pledge total. Each Pledge level has a single shipping cost depending on your location. Please check the Pledge Level chart above. You can also use our PLEDGE CALCULATOR to work out your shipping costs.
Risks and challenges
The writing for the book has been completed, so we know what will be going into the final product. We also 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. The maps are going to take some time and we estimate a 6 month lead time for these alone. We have allowed for additional time in our schedule, which enables us to navigate any delay issues. If all goes to plan we may even be able to deliver the project a little sooner.
We understand the printing process as we have printed a good number of books previous to this project, and we know how to communicate our ideas to the printer. We have discussed proofing requirements, so we know when the printing press is started our book will match our specification requirements.
With projects like this there is nearly always something that increases costs, so it is good business sense to have some contingency plans in place, which we have built in to our costs.
No matter what problems may occur, we will always keep our backers and supporters informed of all issues so you are aware of the situation and how we are dealing with it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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