Friday, January 8, 2016

Initial funding Achieved! Stretch Goals in Progress

We've made great progress in just a few days, and we're now crested the $4000 mark. The first stretch goal – Science and the Sea, featuring Manreia and the Discordian Sea – is firmly in our sights. We appreciate your contributions to date, but we're going to need continued help spreading the word about the project. Don't forget, as we hit stretch goals, your pledges become more valuable.


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

World of Morden Kickstarter Now Live

Since we first started blogging about Accursed in 2013, the setting has enjoyed tremendous support from its fans. The game's initial publication depended upon a crowdfunding campaign. Without your help, it never could have come to fruition. Two years later, we're reaching out for your support once more. We want to create a companion volume to Accursed that explores the World of Morden, and we need your help to realize that.


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Upcoming Crowdfunding Campaign and Minor Release

We've previously mentioned that we have a series of World of Morden books in development. Next week, we'll be launching the crowdfunding campaign to help fund the additional artwork that they require. The initial goal will fund Frost and Fang, a book focusing on Steppengrad and Valkenholm. Notably, that book is already written, and backers will receive a draft of it as soon as they pledge.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Bundle of Nerves +3


Bundle of Holding asked us to participate in their Halloween promotions, and when we saw what they were including, we just had to jump on board. Starting with the most important aspect, 10% of the money raised goes to the National Center forMissing & Exploited Children. This is an organization dedicated to fighting some of our world's most horrifying monsters.
After that, customers can buy in at two different levels. At the base level ($9.95), buyers receive PDFs of Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer's Edition as well as The Horror Companion. (Conveniently, the two books required to play Accursed!) They also receive Silent Legions from Sine Nomine Publishing, a modern Cthulhu game with mechanics in keeping with the OSR movement.
Buyers who buy at more than the threshold price (initially $19.95) receive a whole bunch more. First off, they receive Accursed. We're guessing you already know about that since you're viewing our site. They also receive Rippers and the Rippers Companion from Pinnacle, a brilliant setting that focuses on Victorian Monster Hunters. Finally, they receive Shadows of Esteren Book 1 Universe. This is a lavishly illustrated game setting of medieval gothic horror.
The folks at Bundle of Holding tell me that there's still more coming, and I'm excited to see it. Buyers who join in now get anything that might be added to the bundle later as well. However, that threshold price for bonus books does go up over time, so if you want in, it's better to buy early. The base offer is $40 in books for $10. The bonus offer is $100 in books for $20. I don't think you can go wrong with either, even if you already have some of those books.
Thanks for your attention, and please help us to spread the word about this great deal.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

One Day Sale!


Today's the two year anniversary of when we successfully ran the Accursed Kickstarter. We're thrilled by the way that the product line and the community have grown through that time. We're up to twenty products in our store now, and that's all thanks to the continued support and interest of our fellow gamers. Recently, we even saw releases of the game setting in Portuguesefrom our licensees at Retropunk as well as the first deck of NPC cards fromWarning Label, LLC.

Friday, September 4, 2015

A release, a sale, and some news

We have a few small announcements that we need to share.
 
New Release
Last week, we released Fall of the Tower, an adventure for Accursed. This began as a special event run at Gen Con 2014 for a few of our Kickstarter backers. It represents a turning point in the struggle for the future of Morden, a savage blow struck against either the Witches who have conquered the land or the Order of the Penitent that seeks to save it.

Monday, May 11, 2015

New Releases and Other Updates


A number of things came together in short order recently. They’re not really thematically linked, but they’re all important. So, let’s dive into them quickly.

Accursed GM Screen Now Available


Over the weekend we received our proof copy of the Accursed GM’s screen inserts. We ordered it along with the customizable screen, and we’re very happy with the combination. All 8 of the panels reproduced our colors very effectively, and we love the way it turned out.
The PDF of the screen panels is now available for $3. Printed cards (US Letter size) are available to order for $7. Those who particularly like the screen we used can also combine the printed cards with the screen for $31.95. 

Direct Link to the Screen

Accursed Map Now Available


We’ve had a printed map of Morden available on our Zazzle site for a while. However, it’s a little more expensive than we’d like it to be, and that site’s a little off the beaten path. Recently, DriveThruRPG enabled the ability to print posters. Conveniently, those are about the same size as our map. We’ve just received the proofs of the map and we’ve now turned that on for ordering.
It’s now available in print for $6. It’s shipped flat, folded in half. 

Direct Link to the Map

Thin Blue Line Blog has launched

 
Melior Via will be publishing a new setting later this year. The Thin Blue Line: A Detroit Police Story is Jason Marker’s creation. In it, he shows his love for the city by exploring some of its darkest legends. Players take on the roles of the officers of the city’s Corktown Precinct. These officers have either demonstrated paranormal abilities or had a close brush with the supernatural. The damaged, over-worked, and under-paid officers must keep paranormal activity in Detroit under wraps and out of sight.
Jason’s posting updates to the new blog a couple of times each week as we continue development work on the project. The Thin Blue Line will be a modern horror setting, requiring the Savage Worlds rulebook and the Horror Companion for use. 

Direct Link to the Blog

Gen Con 2015 Schedule


Melior Via is hosting several events at Gen Con this year and John’s participating in a couple of others. If you’re assembling your schedule in preparation for event registration (coming 5/17/15) please keep these events in mind! 
RPG1571207 Accursed - The Lost Pyramid Thursday @ 9:00 AM 4 hours
The Order of the Penitent has asked your team to investigate rumors coming from Hyphrates. Banes once loyal to the Djinn have been searching the desert, reportedly trying to uncover a legendary site. A pyramid may exist which connects Morden with the Summerlands of the Seelie Fey. Could this be a way to bring the Seelie back to the world? Worse yet, could the banes use it as a gateway to bring back the Djinn? Game with one of the setting’s creators!
SEM1571371 How to RPG Freelance! Thursday @ 2:00 PM 1 hour
Join experienced gaming professionals as they present a guide for anyone looking to enter the gaming industry, from highs to lows & everything in between.
RPG1571208 Accursed - The Lost Pyramid Friday @ 9:00 AM 4 hours
The Order of the Penitent has asked your team to investigate rumors coming from Hyphrates. Banes once loyal to the Djinn have been searching the desert, reportedly trying to uncover a legendary site. A pyramid may exist which connects Morden with the Summerlands of the Seelie Fey. Could this be a way to bring the Seelie back to the world? Worse yet, could the banes use it as a gateway to bring back the Djinn? Game with one of the setting’s creators!
RPG1572461 Thin Blue Line - Mummy's Curse Saturday @ 9:00 AM 4 hours
Two guards murdered and the ancient Egyptian exhibit vandalized at the Detroit Institute of Art. The Corktown Precinct investigates the unexplained. Preview an upcoming setting!
SEM1575984 Savage Worlds Licensee Seminar Saturday @ 4:00 PM 1 hour
Learn what's in the works for Savage Worlds licensee companies!
SEM1576204 RPG Business Sense Saturday @ 5:00 PM 1 hour
Focusing on the business of producing and selling your own product; learn about resources to make that part easier. This seminar is interactive. Audience questions and comments welcome. Topics may include information about trade groups, administrative structure, pros and cons of distribution, crowdfunding (e.g. Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, Patreon), marketing and advertising, the usefulness of contracts, and other topics the audience wants to discuss.