Tales of Ruma is an anthology of short stories inspired by Greek and Roman mythology. Some are set in an alternate Roman Empire where magic and mythology are real, and others are set in our own world.
The anthology originated as a possible stretch goal for the Ruma: Dawn of Empire kickstarter, which was for a tabletop role playing game set in an alternate Roman empire. The campaign was greatly successful and almost reached the stretch goal to unlock this anthology. But we earned enough to do the anthology anyway, just not enough for a nice hardcover edition. This campaign is to fund 100 numbered hardcover copies of the anthology.
The anthology includes great stories by:
- Jody Lynn Nye
- D.J. Butler
- Daniel Hand
- Aaron Michael Ritchey
- Jonathan Ficke
- David Farland
- Andrew Dunlop
- Julie Frost
- Kristin Janz
- Quincy J. Allen
- Robert Bagnall
- R. Jon Rock
- Ethan Hedman
- Steve Diamond
- Martin Greening
- John D. Payne
- Don Perrin
eBook - $5
You will receive the anthology in three electronic formats: ePub, PDF, and mobi (for Kindle).
Ruma: Dawn of Empire RPG PDF - $10
You will receive a PDF of the Ruma: Dawn of Empire RPG
Trade Paperback - $15
You will receive a trade paperback of the anthology, which will be 5.5" x 8.5" with a gloss cover and about 250 pages.
Trade Paperback & eBook - $20
You will receive the trade paperback and all three electronic formats of the anthology.
Ruma: Dawn of Empire RPG Hardcover + PDF - $20
You will receive the PDF version of the Ruma: Dawn of Empire RPG, as well as a code to purchase the hardcover print-on-demand at cost ($10.27) from DriveThruRPG.com. Shipping is separate and handled by DriveThruRPG.com
Limited Edition Numbered Hardcover & eBook - $50
You will receive a limited edition hardcover and all three electronic formats of the anthology. Only 100 copies of this anthology will ever be printed in hardcover. Each hardcover will be numbered and signed by the editor. Numbers will be assigned based on backer number for this campaign. The earlier you pledge, the lower your number will be.
Hardcovers will be 5.5" x 8.5" cloth covered with gold foil lettering on the cover and 60 pound white lynx opaque interior paper.
A few people have asked about purchasing the Ruma: Dawn of Empire RPG, on which some of the stories in Tales of Ruma are based. You may do so by increasing your pledge as follows:
Ruma: Dawn of Empire PDF +$10
If you would like a PDF copy of the Ruma: Dawn of Empire RPG sent to your email following this campaign, please add $10 to your pledge.
Ruma: Dawn of Empire Hardcover (code) + PDF +$20
If you would like to purchase a hardcover copy of the Ruma: Dawn of Empire RPG as part of this campaign, please add $20 to your pledge. You will receive the PDF version as well as a code to purchase the hardcover print-on-demand at cost ($10.27) from DriveThruRPG.com. Shipping is separate and handled by DriveThruRPG.com
Please contact me if you have any questions regarding these add-ons.
What is the money for?
The cover art and all rights to the stories have been paid for. This campaign is to fund the print run of 100 limited edition copies of the anthology.
Risks and challenges
The stories have been completed and authors and cover artist have already been paid. Much of the layout and file setup are complete. The main risk for this campaign is a delay at the printer.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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