In this update we'll be prodding you all to keep your contact information up to date, letting you know how progress on the game is going, and providing you with the first sample of our Character histories. So without further ado, lets dive right into it all!
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Updating your Address
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Progress So Far
Incase you hadn't heard yet, The Red Dragon Inn: 4, Cormac, and Natyli are all at the printer! We have sent out solicitation information to distributors and retailers marking a November general release date, but are planning on having all of the rewards out to you by October. The game looks gorgeous, and we got tons of positive feedback at GenCon. If you came by our booth you probably got to sit down and play a few rounds with the new characters in all their full-art-asset glory! We are stoked and can't wait for the production proofs to come in.
Character Histories - Swearing in Dwarven
We are about to dive head first into exploring the histories behind all of the RDI characters. Bellow you will find an excerpt from our first bit of writing. We are warming up with a bit of character interaction while we hammer down the last details in the RDI timeline. You can check out the whole story on our blog here. Enjoy!
“Fick,” the red-haired warrior maiden professed. Fiona normally stood nearly 18 hands, which, combined with her well-worn plate and bristling assortment of weapons could look surprisingly intimidating. At this time though, she was leaning down awkwardly, trying to sharpen the blade of her enormous two-handed sword. Her efforts were further hampered by only having dim light of four sputtering torches to work with. They flickered in sconces arrayed around the cavernous chamber.
“There’s an ‘L’ sound in there, lass… and a kh at the end,” her dwarven companion corrected in a fatherly tone. Dimli had assumed a casually guarded stance with his battleaxe, near the two massive wooden doors, the only feature besides the massive pillars that reached up into the inky darkness beyond the torch light. “It’s more like ‘Fillkh’.”
“Fillkh,” the girl repeated as she shrugged at her sword blade. It’s edge was the best she could hope for in the flickering light. With the quiet sound of plate armor shifting, she stood and echoed her companion’s stance – hands crossed over the pommel of her weapon. “So Fillkh is the dwarven name for the Dark God?”
“Nay. We call him the Devourer in the Earth, but it’s pretty much the same guy,” the dwarf gave a knowing smile. “It also means rutting.”