Thursday, January 25, 2018

50 Exotic Weapons from around the world in one book

Art by: Zachary Viola
From: The Steel Road
(c) 2017

Throughout history humanity has invented a wide array of weaponry.  Different cultures took different approaches to the development of their weapons due to resource availability, cultural values, and the necessity of overcoming their enemies.  While many weapons share particular features, such as blades, hard blunt ends, or pointy things that go in the other person; the diversity of weapons is quite impressive.

Role playing games have largely embraced European weapons.  On occasion you will see games that focus on unique fictional cultures with their own fantastic weapons.  You will also note a number of games that focus on China and Japan and draw heavily upon traditional and well known weaponry of those cultures. 

I am now announcing that I will be releasing an exotic weapon sourcebook this year. With art very near completion, I will be launching a KickStarter campaign once fulfillment for Comet over Echo Rock is complete, to fund production costs for this title.   The Steel Road contains details on weapons from far flung areas of the world.  The book is created in a sketchbook style, contains game mechanic information for each weapon, contains all original art by Zachary Viola (he's put in hundreds of hours illustrating this book), and details fifty exotic weapons from around the world and examples of an enchanted version of each. 

The Steel Road follows the journey of a fictional weapons merchant and chronicles the strange weapons he has encountered in far off lands. This provides a bit of a back story for your enjoyment as you journey around the world.

Great things about this book: It has a lot of resources for you to draw from as a player or as a game master; the art is outstanding (I'll be teasing out more of it in coming weeks); you can get it as a backer reward through the KickStarter campaign (and get it cheaper that way too);  you won't be waiting on it as its almost done now and should be completely done by the time the KickStarter campaign concludes; and it will be available in PDF and will be available for print on demand (available in both soft cover and hard cover options).


Short post today, but if you have any comments or questions please leave them below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Please do take a look at the Comet over Echo Rock Kickstarter campaign, pledge and share it around.  You'll support is greatly appreciated!

As always, thank you for joining me on my great adventure into writing and self-publishing.  I hope to see you next time.

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