A Storm is Coming
Since the beginning of this campaign, we have asked backers what fantasy series you would like to see us explore in Call to Adventure. The top answer has been consistent and resounding: a game set in the world of Brandon Sanderson's The Stormlight Archive.
Turns out, great minds think alike.
We are huge fans of Sanderson, especially the stories set in his series-transcending Cosmere. From Mistborn to The Emperor's Soul, we love them all, but our favorite has to be the pillar of that multiverse: The Stormlight Archive. The three weighty tomes released so far -- The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, and Oathbringer -- are epic fantasy at its best. Intricate world-building, compelling characters, and a believable magic system are just the beginning of what makes Stormlight books amazing.
So for months we have been in touch with Sanderson's team, and have just been waiting for Gen Con Brandon to make this announcement. Our dream has always been that a successful Kickstarter campaign for Call to Adventure would position us to release new games, and we couldn't be more excited for this opportunity.
Call to Adventure: Stormlight will give you the opportunity to build a hero in the exotic world of Roshar. If you're not familiar with this best-selling series, here's a peek inside the cover flap:
Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter.
It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars are fought for them, and won by them...
The Stormlight version of Call to Adventure begins much like a round of the base game. You might be a pampered noble, a healer's son, or a street urchin. But players will be pursuing unique Destiny cards based on the Orders of Knights Radiant, growing in their abilities to harness the power of Stormlight. The game will explore the unique and sometimes alien world of Roshar, as well as its inhabitants' artifacts and allies. From Shardblades to Spren to storytelling, we'll celebrate everything readers love about this epic series.
Journey Before Destination
The only downside is that today's announcement is just the beginning, and we don't anticipate publishing the game being until the second half of 2019. With that in mind, the Stormlight edition of Call to Adventure won't be a part of this Kickstarter. For now, we hope you'll be content to know that you can look forward to even more Call to Adventure in the year ahead. During development, we'll be sure to provide glimpses of unique mechanics and artwork. For now, here's an illustration by Paul Canavan entitled Edgedancer.