The Eldritch Role-Playing game was launched in 2008, published by Goodman Games. Created by Dan Cross and Randall Petras, the game system is written for gamers who enjoy having myriad character options, exciting and diverse action scenes; all without losing a narrative focus. Adventuring campaigns are about the development of characters into true world-shaking heroes. It's unique combat system and flexible character generation system was well-received, as one fan on RPGnow put it, "...Eldritch is a worthy system for anyone looking for something different, open and flexible. It feels like the start of something. A great idea that is slowly catching on."
Alas, the developers of the game are on their own with production costs (the benefits of owning all copyright can be a double-edged sword!). Therefore, the project needs Eldritch fans to help the campaign setting see the light of day. The game world of Ainerêve was professionally written almost five years ago by Peter Schaefer. It is open-ended, "sandbox" kind of setting. In this book are detailed descriptions of the two nations of Maedoen and Piusarmorum, and the vast and mysterious Forest of Meath between them. This book concerns itself with a very small section of Ainerêve, involving three unique lands: the Forest of Meath, a place defined by the Celtic mythology and its eventual transformation into Celtic Christianity; Piusarmorum, defined by Christianity during the time of the Crusades and peopled by a lost company of Templar Knights; and Maedoen, a kingdom founded on the Celtic/Welsh that preceded Roman occupation.
We hope to produce this in PDF form, print if possible. We need to pay the original author upon publication, hire on some artists (such as Eric Bergeron, who did the cover concept above), and make sure we have professional layout. Once this is done, the original game will be completed as intended.
Once this thing is funded, I can move it along the production pipeline rapidly, though a second quality editor and pro layout artist will be among the priorities.
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