It’s been less than a week and Z-LAND is doing better than we had ever hoped for!
A couple of days ago Z-LAND took it’s first step on the ladder to Platinum level on DriveThruRPG by hitting Copper rank. It got there blindingly fast, and it will only get better from here on out. The next rank to hit is Silver level and isn’t as easy as getting Copper, so spread the word about Z-LAND and let’s get it up there to the next level!
But hitting Copper level hasn’t been Z-LAND’s only achievement. Since its release it has been sitting comfortably in DriveThruRPG’s top 20 best selling list which is a dream come true.
But it still gets better! Z-LAND is in the top 5 of all of DriveThruRPG’s horror games and supplements. It’s sitting up there with the likes of Cthulhu and vampires, and that’s as it should be, because our zombies are absolutely terrifying.
But still, that is not the achievement we are most proud of. What has been our dream come true is that Z-LAND is currently the number one best selling zombie game on all of DriveThruRPG! How awesome is that!? It has beaten all the heavy-weights of zombie RPGs to get that number one spot! We are proper chuffed to see that.
And while we may gloat and brag about this, because who wouldn’t, it really is all thanks to you. If it wasn’t for you, we wouldn’t have gotten this far. So here is a massive thank you to everyone who has backed our kickstarter, bought a copy of the beta and corebook, watched the YouTube series, or played a game of Z-LAND. You guys are awesome, and this really is your copper medal.
You guys rock.
It’s been a long road, but we’ve finally reached the end of it, and we can now officially say:
The Z-LAND corebook is now available!
Click on the fancy cover up above or CLICK HERE to head on over to DriveThruRPG to get your hands on Z-LAND: The Survival Horror RPG.
You can get Z-LAND in three different formats: PDF, Premium Softcover, and Premium Hardcover. If you get either of the physical copies, you can grab the PDF for free. We don’t want to charge you twice for the same thing.
We really could not have done it without you. Your help with the Kickstarter campaign, and the long beta journey have helped us make a product we absolutely love and that we know you will love as well. So give yourself a pat on the back, and then go on DriveThruRPG and get your hands on the shiny new Z-LAND corebook!
DriveThruRPG is holding its Christmas in July sale and that means its your chance to grab our games for 25% off! So get in quicky before the sale ends to get Haunt, The Runed Age, The Ruined Man and The Ruined People all for 25%! So CLICK HERE to head on over to our shop page.
Haunt is out on DriveThruRPG and is doing fantastic! Now we got something extra for you Haunt fans: clothing merch! Over at Print Mighty and Spread Shirt we got some Haunt shirts and hoodies for sale, and we’re just starting out. Keep an eye on these stores as we will be making new Haunt clothing designs in the future.
So if you’re in NZ or Oceania, check out the Haunt shirts at Print Mighty below.
Or if you’re in North America or Europe, you can find the Haunt clothing at Spread Shirt.
If you want to join in the discussion with us and other Stormforge players, then come join our Discord server!
As the title of the blog says, the Haunt RPG is now released and available only on DriveThruRPG for $4.95! Click the cover above or HERE to get your hands on Haunt.
If you haven’t been following the blog posts and don’t know about Haunt, here’s a quick intro:
Haunt does exactly what the title implies, it sets your characters in a spooky location and then sets the horrors upon them.
It’s a game that is set up quickly and gets your players into the game even quicker and easier, but the thing that makes Haunt special is its Secrets System.
In Haunt, players keep secrets from the GM and these secrets are the PCs’ lifeline. Whenever they make a mistake, the GM asks them a question to try and unravel what hidden secrets they have kept buried.
If the GM discovers all their secrets, it’s game over.
So get Haunt now and see how long you can survive before the creatures of the night descend upon you.
If you want chat about the initiative system with us and other Stormforge players, then come join our Discord server!
The next mod for the Sigil System is out now and it focuses entirely on blood, bone, gore, and becoming immortal.
You can be a blood mage and jump your consciousness from host to host, becoming the perfect infiltrator; and shape your (or others) blood telekinetically to form weapons, armour or tools as you need them.
Or you can be a necromancer, forever living with your decaying body, but raising undead slaves to do your bidding, fight your battles and grant you access to supernatural powers beyond mortal reckoning.
Just remember that immortality and otherworldly powers aren’t free, or even cheap, and you’ll need to pay for it with your very humanity.
CLICK HERE or the image above to get Scarlet Bones now for Pay What You Want only on DriveThruRPG.
If you want chat about Scarlet Bones with us and other Stormforge players, then come join our Discord server!
Creating a setting is one of the most fun things a person can do. Worldbuilding is a hobby that never ends because there are always more worlds to build. The next world on Stormforge’s plate will work a little bit differently. Rather than building it in secret, releasing only a tease here and there before the big release, we’re going to build it from the ground up in a place where you can see it grow from one little paragraph to a fully fledged setting in which you can play. You can be there every step of the way, and you can tell us what you like and don’t like, and what works and doesn’t work. Your input will be invaluable to us and you’ll see your suggestions and feedback become a reality in the world we will be building. We are aiming for this to become a true collaborative setting between Stormforge and all of you. We have always said that we are tabletop gamers first and foremost and so we would love to be able to make this a setting for gamers by gamers.
So with all of that said, let’s introduce The Final War! It’s a dark fantasy setting where the last few kingdoms of humanity have bound together to form the Dominion of Man so that they can fight back against the gargantuan undead Eternal Empire.
The name is subject to change as is everything in the project, which is entirely the point. We just started it off, so expect it to grow and grow as time passes, so keep the page bookmarked, become a follower on World Anvil and you’ll be kept up to date on everything that happens!
If you want chat about the Final War and get your world-building-itch scratched, then come join our Discord server!
Haunt is the first product created by Stormforge West. It has been in development for nearly a year and is now nearing completion. Soon, a fully fleshed out roleplaying game filled with beautiful, hand painted art will be fully available for purchase.
So to get you started with Haunt, here’s James with more about the game:
Let’s Talk about Haunt
In Haunt, you play as a group of private investigators, psychics, scientists, and exorcists being hunted by a supernatural creature. Haunt is a horror tabletop roleplaying game. This means your table will soon be a center of dread and terror. Haunt creates this tension by spiraling your failures. Everytime you speak to a non-player character; every time you attempt to find a clue; every time the evil spirit makes itself known; you can fail, and with each failure, it becomes easier and easier to fall to the ghost. Losing the game is easy when your darkest secrets are exposed, your will to survive is lost and you are killed.
Winning the game is significantly more difficult. To win Haunt, you must track down the clues and learn about what exactly is hunting you. Once you know what’s hunting you, predator becomes prey. Killing a ghost is not easy. It is a deeply personal task, one that requires you to learn about the ghost’s past actions and current intentions. Every haunt has a unique method of banishing it. Some may require you to solve their past mistakes. Others require dark rituals to be performed. The method of banishment is just as important to the ghost is its origins.
What makes Haunt different from other RPGs is its secret mechanic. Every player has 3 dark secrets. These secrets are so secret in fact, that the GM does not know what they are. As a GM, your job will be to uncover these secrets. There are a few ways to go about this, but the easiest is to just ask them. Whenever a player fails a roll, you may ask a question that they have to answer truthfully. Did you ever murder anyone? Were you a criminal? Are you in love? Did you lose a loved one? These are the sort of questions you should ask. Every time you discover a secret, every roll the players make becomes more difficult to pull off.
This is the backbone of Haunt: the secrets. They force the GM to play along with the players. While the players are investigating the haunted house, the GM must investigate the players. The GM must try to kill the players instead of trying to almost kill them. Haunt is a race. The GM must find the players secrets before the players find out the haunts secrets. Who will win? Who will survive?
You can get the playtest version of Haunt for free by CLICKING HERE.
If you want to know more about Haunt or talk to the developer, then come join our Discord server!
We always want to make the best games we can, and to do that we need to know how we’re doing. If we know what we’re doing wrong then we can fix it, and if we know what we’re doing right then we know not to mess with it.
Your feedback is more valuable to us than gold and silver, and we would be eternally grateful if you could do us a favour and fill out the Sigil System Feedback Survey. It will be your chance to tell us exactly what you think about the system and you can even say what type of projects you want us to work on next. You will have our undivided attention.
We’ve also got a gift for those who do they survey: you can grab any one of our paid digital products for free. So if you’ve had your eye on a game of ours, but haven’t gotten it yet, now’s your chance to get it for free.
If you want to chat more about the survey and everything else we do, then come join our Discord server!
DriveThruRPG is holding their annual GM’s Day Sale. It’s their biggest sale of the year and everything included in the sale is 33% off.
We’re lucky that they picked three of our products to put on their sale. We got Z-LAND, The Ruined City, and The Ruined People in the sale, so if you haven’t gotten your hands on them yet, get in quick now to get 33% off.
If you’re looking for a place to talk about all the games and settings we make, then come join our Discord server!
We’re always seeking to get better at making games and producing content, and the best way of doing that is to grow, expand and take in new talent. We’ve done precisely that and we’re happy to announce Stormforge West!. That’s their runic logo up top, and Stormforge West will be a small development team situated in the Americas and spearheaded by James Andrews who just joined us. Stormforge West is part of Stormforge Productions, but it will make its own games and do its own thing. This means that Stormforge Productions will not only be able to put out more games, but will put out a greater variety of games than before. We’re all different sorts of people and we look at things in different ways, and that variety is the spice of life.
You won’t have to wait too long before seeing something from Stormforge West, as they already have a game near completion! It’s called Haunt, and rather than having me talk about, let’s hear about it from James himself:
“Haunt” is a horror tabletop roleplaying game (RPG) designed for 4-5 players, one of which is called the Game Master (GM). Haunt does something different than most RPG’s. In Haunt, the players hide information from the Game Master. Players will play as paranormal detectives, exorcists, or psychics with a goal of stopping a haunting, possession, or any other supernatural event. These “haunts” will attempt to learn your characters darkest secrets to gain an advantage over the character and break their resolve. Haunt uses simple rules paired with detailed locations to give a greater sense of immersion in the environment. Using simple rules allow you to jump right into the game without having to read pages upon pages of rules. Six archetypes are available for characters to play as. Each one has unique statistics and a special boon, but, true character creation begins at the secrets. This game absolutely relies on trust between the players and the Game Master, cheating or lying ruins the fun for everybody.
We now have our own Discord server!
Well… technically we’ve had it for a while, but it’s been laying dormant for a while now while we’ve been doing some internal playtesting on it. So if you want to chat about anything and everything related to Stormforge Productions and our games, click on the image above or HERE to join our Discord server!
The Sigil System just got to Best Copper Seller level on DriveThruRPG! We couldn’t be more happier and it’s all thanks to all of you! It’s with your support that we’ve gotten the Sigil System this far, and that’s with it only being a Pay-What-You-Want product. To celebrate this milestone for our core system, we’re giving you 50% off The Runed Age with this special discount.
We got a lot more mods and supplements planned for the Sigil System, so we’re sure that we’ll be seeing it hit Silver Seller soon!
If you haven’t yet gotten your hands on the Sigil System yet, CLICK HERE to check it out.
With the Sigil System 1.2 released, it was time to start updating our prior mods to get up to speed with the new system.
First on the block is Runes of Power. It used to be called Runic Magic, but now it’s got a snazzy new name and a new pretty cover. We’ve made some tweaks to the magic rules to get it to Sigil 1.2 standards and you’ll see this especially with the Range rules for the incantations.
We’ve also added in some new character creation options (much like in Brightest Night), so if you want to start a game off as a wizard or a mage, these character creation options will help set the mood and the tone for your new magical character.
So if you’re keen on some runic magic (and who isn’t), then click the big image up top or HERE to get your hands on Runes of Power.
And remember to keep watching this space as we’ve got a heap of new mods coming out on the horizon, from character focussed mods to combat mods to even world-generating mods!
Calling all clerics and warlocks, priests and witches, paladins and dreadknights! Your journey to power starts here!
The next mod for the Sigil System is out now and it focusses entirely on holy and evil powers.
If you want to be a paladin or a cleric then you can swear an oath to your god or gods to gain the powers to heal wounds, see into the future, smite evildoers or make yourself superhumanly powerful.
If you want to be a warlock or other ne’er-do-well then you can sacrifice something precious of yours the powers to summon hellbeasts, turn into smoke, control hellfire or teleportation.
Just remember that nothing in life is for free, and one way or the other you will eventually end up paying for it.
CLICK HERE or the image above to get Brightest Night now for Pay What You Want.