It’s the end of the year and that always brings with it some time to reflect on the year that has been.
2016 was our first full year of operation and we are glad to say it went much better than we could ever have hoped for. Much was planned and even more was done and it was all good.
So let’s see what did happen:
The Runed Age
Yes, technically, we did release The Runed Age in December 2015, but it is the story that started everything here at Stormforge Productions, so how could we leave it out? The Runed Age was, is, and always shall be our flagship product and it alone spawned everything else on this page, from the base rules of the Sigil System and GLYPH, to the Ruined Campaign and even the Journal of Array Design. It created us as much as we created it and we couldn’t be more proud of it when it reached the Silver Seller rank of DriveThruRPG, showing us that you love it just as much as we do.
The Journal of Array Design
While we were still planning and writing the first of the Ruined Campaign books, we released the first volume of the Journal of Array Design after quite a lot of you asked for a collection of the Magic Mondays arrays we post each week. We thought it was a fabulous idea (and we use it regularly with our own games) and now we are going to do a yearly volume to collect each week’s arrays for the year. So watch out for March 2017 because you’ll get the second volume then.
The Ruined City
And in June, we released the first official expansion book for The Runed Age. With a city as huge and grand as the Grand City of Middelburg, we knew it would take a colossal book just to cover everything inside it, so we decided to do four instead. We also knew that the city couldn’t be as grand as it ever was, and in the lethal tradition of the Runed Age, we knew the story we had to create had to be as brutal and dangerous as the world in which you play. We thought it worked pretty well, and this is only the first book!
The Sigil System and GLYPH
We were always going to be more than a one trick pony. The Runed Age is amazing, but we have more than that up our sleeve. So in September we released our core rules for free to show all the amazing things that can be done with it. Inside the Sigil System book is our rules and plans for five more awesome settings that we are always busy working on, and one of which you will see very soon! Over a thousand of you have downloaded the Sigil System and GLYPH, so if you have any comments, we would love to hear it.
The Ruined People
After the introduction of The Ruined City, you know had to be shown how dangerous the people itself were. After all, what is a roleplaying game if not about the interactions with others? So only two weeks ago we released our latest and greatest book: The Ruined People. The Ruined Man has revealed himself and now you know what you are facing. We won’t spoil any more of it, so just sit back and enjoy your time in Middelburg… while you can.
The year has been jammed packed and has kept us busy as can be, but looking back on it all, all the blood, sweat and tears were more than worth it. Expect more from us in the coming year and next week we’ll look ahead and see what the new year will bring!