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A new edition of the occult tabletop game about broken and obsessed people risking everything to change the world.
A new edition of the occult tabletop game about broken and obsessed people risking everything to change the world.
A new edition of the occult tabletop game about broken and obsessed people risking everything to change the world.
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Ascendant Wednesday


Beloved cabal,

We're only a little over a week to go before the Unknown Armies Third Edition campaign draws to a close, but we're shooting for the moon. In this update I reveal a surprise new writer stretch goal, an exciting new way to contribute to the occult underground, and a big thank you to our retailer backers!

New Stretch Goal: Kenneth Hite on Book Five: Mine

Anyone who knows obscure occult lore and eliptonic trivia knows Kenneth Hite, one half of Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff and designer of such gaming-related gems as Trail of Cthulhu, Night's Black Agents, and Dracula's Dossier. Ken has had a long history with Unknown Armies and we are thrilled to have him come on board for Book Five, wherein he assembles some of his more disturbing campaign notes from the past and presents them to you. Assuming we reach the $225K goal, that is!

New Paths into the Occult Underground

Atlas Games is in the process of securing a secret pact with world-famous online vendor OneBookShelf to create the Statosphere, a new program for Unknown Armies creators and fans. You'll be able to write and publish your own UA3 content through the program, in a manner similar to Wizards of the Coast's DM's Guild and other upcoming community content programs. Here at Atlas we've always loved the truly amazing fan content that's been created in Greg and John's world of transcendent horror and we'd like to invite those fans to contribute to the growing body of UA work and make some money while they're at it!

We want to be sure that this is something you're interested in, of course. So, we're making it into something of a social stretch goal. If we can get 333 retweets of this Tweet by Atlas Games, we'll assume the voice of the adepts has spoken and make this a real thing!

333. 333. 333.
333. 333. 333.

Our Beloved Retailers

We wouldn't be able to do what we do if it wasn't for the support of bricks and mortar stores and their digital cousins. We've always felt that opening up a tier for retailers was key to getting our games straight into the hands of fans who might not have the chance to back out Kickstarters, so we're grateful for the vendors who have decided to  back this project.

So that's a big shout out to Hamamicha in Tel Aviv, Spheremaster Games in Germany, EndGame in Oakland CA, Dragon's Lair Games, Adventure Games Store, Kalman Spigel, Games & Stuff, Twenty Sided Store, Devin, ChaosPrime, Adrian Hunter, Darren Johnson, and Sean Holland. We can't always assign a business to the name but we're glad you're here and you're helping us make this game come to life!

Until next time,

Stay hungry. Play hard.
--Cam and the Unknown Armies production team

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    1. Atlas Games 2-time creator on April 22, 2016

      Cabal! In all of my haste to get the update out, I misspelled the name of our friends in Tel Aviv, Hamamlacha. Apologies to Oryan and the crew there and thanks once again for all of the amazing support, retailers. Look for more retail-focused materials and resources later in the year closer to launch!

    2. Atlas Games 2-time creator on April 22, 2016

      You did it, cabal. Your retweets unlocked the Statosphere, which is pretty exciting. The future of Unknown Armies follows a path through the House of Renunciation and into a lot of fan-generated, fan-supported content backed by this new edition's solid set of core books and supplements. We're grateful for your participation!

    3. Atlas Games 2-time creator on April 21, 2016

      @Sean - Awesome! A big thank you to you and Tyche's Games for your support!


    4. Sean Holland
      on April 21, 2016

      Tyche's Games in Athens, GA, for me.

    5. Chris Cooper on April 21, 2016

      Statosphere is an awesome idea. Well done.

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      Benjamin Brown on April 20, 2016

      Couldn't be more excited. Ken Hite is my hero.

    7. Atlas Games 2-time creator on April 20, 2016

      Who knows? Maybe you'll be really lucky...

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      Stewart Robertson on April 20, 2016

      And having just said that and rereading the update, does this mean we might get to see a write-up of Ken's Wild West UA campaign?