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Aventuria Almanac Preview – Herbarium

There are many ways to explore and feel immersed in a game world. The Aventuria Almanac caters to a wide variety of tastes when it comes to immersion and detail. Do you want to play a witch or a blessed one who has extensive knowledge of herbology? The Almanac has you covered!

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Aventuria Almanac Preview – The Orclands

The Kickstarter for the Aventuria Almanac has launched!

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be previewing some of the art and information that you can find in this essential adventuring tome. Today we start with a two-page look at one of the smaller entries in Chapter 3 (Land and People). The Svellt Valley has been a region of great strife throughout Aventuria’s history, but now few humans remain to resist against the occupying orcs. Here are the two pages that give the brief overview of this region: (more…)


Announcing the Aventuria Almanac Kickstarter!

We are happy to announce that this weekend we will be launching the Kickstarter for the Aventuria Almanac!

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This Kickstarter will include the regular hardcover edition of the Almanac, but also the red leatherette Deluxe Edition and the hand-bound black leather Limited Edition! Here’s the emboss/stamp design for both of those versions:

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The pledge levels themselves will be kept fairly simple – just the book plus stretch goals. This means that if you simply want the nicer covers then you can pick those up without a lot of extras. The only add-ons we’ll be including during the Kickstarter campaign itself will be regular and Deluxe copies of the Core Rules. However, we will once again be doing the Pledge Manager store at the end of the campaign, and that store will include everything we have available from previous Kickstarters!

Planned stretch goals include a new set of posters (some of which are actually informational as well as decorative), short stories to fill out your fiction collection, figure flats for characters and creatures in the Core RulesAlmanac, and Bestiary, and more!

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This will be a smaller campaign, but fans of The Dark Eye will not want to miss it!

Launch time is Saturday, October 22nd at 10am Eastern (14:00 UTC, 16:00 Germany). Hope to see you then!


Gen Con Roundup

The whirlwind of chaos is beginning to subside, and we are working on catching up on all the things we have to do for our many projects (and yes, our first priority is making sure all the backer rewards are shipped). It was fantastic having members of the German and North American teams get together! I can’t even describe how much I learned about Aventuria just listening to Nico talk to customers. He’s an absolute treasure.

It was also wonderful meeting so many people and getting them excited about our various products! The response on everything has been overwhelmingly positive. While we were there, we heard many questions more than once, and there were a few new pieces of information that we decided or discovered along the way, so it makes sense for us to do a wrap-up post covering some of the most important items:

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Ulisses Spiele at Gen Con!

We’re just a little over two weeks away, so I know everyone here is getting excited about Gen Con. We hope you are too!

And if you are coming to the convention, we hope that you will come visit us, talk with us, and take a look at everything we’re bringing. First of all, here’s where we’ll be:

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We’re at booth 2661, one aisle over from Entrepreneur’s Avenue. And if you look at the catalog, you’ll see that we’re also listed as being at booth 103, which is the Paizo booth. That’s because our products will be selling there as well!

We have a lot of things happening while we’re there. Of course we’ll be showing off everything that we can of The Dark Eye. We should have most of the Kickstarter items printed and available for sale.

We’ll also be demoing the Aventuria Adventure Card Game, which will be Kickstarting its English edition later in August!

But that’s not all! We also be previewing Conan: Rise of Monsters by showing off some miniatures and terrain for that game. In case you weren’t aware, Ulisses Spiele is partnering to help with publishing and distribution of that game as it looks towards a Kickstarter in the early/mid fall.

And we’ll be talking about Torg, which Ulisses Spiele is working on bringing back in a new edition towards the end of 2016!

Please come talk to us and find out all the amazing things we have planned! We want to meet all our fans!


The Dark Eye at Free RPG Day!

Ulisses Spiele is one of this year’s sponsors for Free RPG Day, which will be Saturday, June 19th!

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You’ll be able to pick up a copy of The Dark Eye Quick Start Rules, as well as many other great RPG products from our fellow sponsors! If you want to see everything being offered and find a participating store near you, please head to http://www.freerpgday.com/! (more…)


Designer Reflection Roundup

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Interview with Bernhard Hennen

Bernhard Hennen is a German fantasy novelist who helped create some of the first great stories of the world of Aventuria. Although his own books occupy much of his time these days, he remains an avid player and follower of The Dark Eye. The following interview has been translated from German by Daniel Mayer and edited by Kevin MacGregor.

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Streaming from RPC

The designers of The Dark Eye will be attending Role Play Convention in Cologne this weekend, May 28th and 29th. If you happen to be going, be sure to look for them.

Of course, we realize many of our English-speaking fans will not be able to get to Germany with a five-day notice, so we are arranging a live Q&A stream with Markus Plötz and Eevie Demirtel. This will be scheduled on Saturday, May 28th, at 2230 German time (UTC +2, 4:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Pacific).

We will have all the details on how to find the stream and ask questions later this week. Keep watching all our social media channels for more information!


Designer Reflection – Nadine Schäkel

Nadine Schäkel is the art director for The Dark Eye and a frequent contributor to the game’s amazing visual style. For this post, we’re going to let her art do most of the talking. You can see more of her work on her DeviantArt page, GaiasAngel.

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