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ZWEIHANDER – Early Concept Artwork from 2012

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Today, take a stroll down memory lane as we explore our early art concepts for ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG. Back before I engaged Dejan Mandic to help define the look of ZWEIHÄNDER, I hired a local outfit called Outland Entertainment out of Lawrence, Kansas. This was three years before I had released the ZWEIHÄNDER ‘GRIMDARK’ Beta to the public. The early designs were done by Ger Curti, drawing upon The Riddle of Steel as…

Video: ZWEIHÄNDER Game Session From True Mask Games On Youtube!

True Mask Games recorded a 5 hour session of ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG as a part of their Seven Days, Seven Games series. We were so pleased to see others enjoying our little RPG, and digging into the simplicity of the system. Alex wrote a unique adventure for his demo called “Dance Of The Dead”. From the YouTube page: Melgard, city of black stone, is a place of gold, blood and bone. It is…

New Proofs Are In!

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Went down to the printer last evening, and looked at the page proofs. There is a night and day difference in terms of page quality, image fidelity and chunkiness. These are printed on 70# paper in matte (an upgrade from offset). The fully binded version will be 5.13 lbs, have a soft touch matte cover, a 1/2″ red ribbon inside, with bullet-proof binding. you can see, the black is richer and deeper, the pages are…

Worldbuilding: Three Hundred Years’ War – Hespia

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From Tanner Yea: Hespia had long been a conquered region. At one time or another, native Hespians were under the control of the Alpenne Empire and the Gilded Imperium, both reverting back to their small kingdoms after those empires fell. Roughly 1500 years ago, Hespia was overtaken by the Sonrai Sultanates. After centuries of rule be the Sonrai, a Hespian nobleman named Pelagius roused an army – claiming the divine favor of the Steward –…

Worldbuilding: Three Hundred Years’ War – Ruthen

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From Tanner Yea: Ruthen was originally formed of disparate peoples – ancestors of the Osmanli, the Gilded Imperium and the Noreg were all wanderers and allied with native Ruthenians into the hard-scrabble nation of Rut’. The nation rose to prominence, but roughly 2000 years ago was overthrown by Hobgoblin Khans from the Tsagadaina Steppes who ruled over the land for centuries. Eventually, a man known as Ivaan rose up and united the remnants of Rut’…