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On the Anvil {03-31-08} TLG 7501 StarSiege (NOW AVAILABLE)

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:25 pm
by Troll Lord
Product Type: Science Fiction RPG: Siege Engine Game

Format/Price: All-for-One Box Set, $29.95, 6books, broadsides & Dice

Written By: Josh Chewning

Ordering Info: TLG 7501, ISBN 978-1-929474-20-2
StarSiege Event Horizon

Beyond the next horizon lies the uncharted future where science and fiction merge, a line beyond which lies a stellar wilderness defined by our own imagination. StarSIEGE Event Horizon is a science fiction role playing game whose unique design allows you to set the tone and mood of the game. With this rules set you can play gritty, realistic sci fi or range out to the epic space operas or pulp serials of screen and television. StarSIEGE Event Horizon is your toolkit for bringing worlds of fantastic science and adventure to life.

This all-in-one Role Playing Game is brought to you from the Makers of Castles & Crusades. Designed and written by Josh Chewning, StarSIEGE Event Horizon uses the popular Siege Engine whose simple unifying mechanic makes role playing easy and fun. StarSIEGE Event Horizon is designed for any age and its easy to grasp rules invite gamers of all stripes to venture into worlds of their own making.

StarSIEGE Event Horizon is the point of no return for all Science Fiction Role Playing Games.

This All-for-One Box set includes

* 1 copy of the Siege Engineers Manual ~ This manual brings the game of StarSIEGE to life with rules of play, how the Siege Engine works in a sci-fi setting, how to run combat, track damage and award experience. It also includes rules on psionics, cybernetics and how to fashion trappings for the game as well as world creation rules.

* 4 copies of the Players Guide ~ This short manual has everything you need to know to play the game; how to create characters, including different species, generating statistics, professions, equipping and more.

* Victory 2442 ~ A sample setting guide for StarSIEGE Event Horizon

* 2 d20 dice needed for play

* Character Sheets

* Broadsides ~ character generation, planet generation, monster generation and more.
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Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:14 pm
by bighara
PURTY!
When? Still May? (and are there rules for Mechs? )

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:07 pm
by SpencerWright
AWESOME! I want one!
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Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:10 pm
by serleran
4 copies for players? Hmm.

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:38 pm
by Zudrak
Cool. I will add this to my list for my FLGS.
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Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:00 pm
by BLOOD AXE
Wow. Very nice. I'll definitely pick this up. 4 player's guides? Good idea.

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:38 am
by Rhuvein
Wow, just wow!!
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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:47 am
by AJCarrington
This sounds great. Any chance you could share long term vision/plans for the game system?

AJC

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:43 pm
by Omote
Sounds great to me. I love the fact that everything needed to play is in one box, and multuple player's guide... fantastic. Now I'm really looking forward to this release.

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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:51 pm
by dutch206
AJCarrington wrote:
This sounds great. Any chance you could share long term vision/plans for the game system?

AJC

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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:30 pm
by AJCarrington
Sorry to sound stupid, but I have no idea what that means.

AJC

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:22 pm
by Hybban
That is indeed incredible news, so much in the box... I'm sure they will now annouce us that it won;t be released before GenCon
Hyb'

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:42 pm
by Troll Lord
Hybban wrote:
That is indeed incredible news, so much in the box... I'm sure they will now annouce us that it won;t be released before GenCon
Hyb'

LOL Maybe.

Its on track for a release at LGGC IV. Now it won't his shops until July I suspect. But we will have advance copies at Lake Geneva.

Steve
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Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:46 pm
by Troll Lord
AJCarrington wrote:
This sounds great. Any chance you could share long term vision/plans for the game system?

AJC

Hey AJ,

Presently the product is in a test mode. One of the concepts behind the box set is the long term longevity of Lejendary Adventure Essentials. The Essentials box set offers a complete game, to include dice. It continues to sell. To the point that we only have about 80 left.

But that longevity comes from shelf life, derived from the game being complete.

So Starsiege and the games that will follow it, will go through the same process that LA did/does. We continue to offer support for LA because Essentials continues to sell. Starsiege will be given the same treatment. It if does well we'll offer support, if it does not, we will par it off. But anyone who has bought the game isn't being ripped off, they have a complete game in hand.

The hope from our point is that it will be well received and the talk so far is pretty good.

Hope that helps.

Steve
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Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:46 pm
by serleran
Ooo, serleran want advanced copy. Must get to Lake Geneva, somehow.

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:35 pm
by bighara
Troll Lord wrote:
we will have advance copies at Lake Geneva.

Steve

SQUEE!

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:02 pm
by AJCarrington
Troll Lord wrote:
Hey AJ,

Presently the product is in a test mode. One of the concepts behind the box set is the long term longevity of Lejendary Adventure Essentials. The Essentials box set offers a complete game, to include dice. It continues to sell. To the point that we only have about 80 left.

But that longevity comes from shelf life, derived from the game being complete.

So Starsiege and the games that will follow it, will go through the same process that LA did/does. We continue to offer support for LA because Essentials continues to sell. Starsiege will be given the same treatment. It if does well we'll offer support, if it does not, we will par it off. But anyone who has bought the game isn't being ripped off, they have a complete game in hand.

The hope from our point is that it will be well received and the talk so far is pretty good.

Hope that helps.

Steve

Thanks for the feedback. To be honest, I was hoping to hear that you've got a dozen or so source books in the works ( ), but completely understand the business model/decision behind the release.

Thanks again,

AJC

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:26 pm
by Troll Lord
We are planning on having an insert for Starsiege in the Free RPG day boxes this year.

Steve

04-08-08
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Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:32 pm
by Hybban
Troll Lord wrote:
We are planning on having an insert for Starsiege in the Free RPG day boxes this year.

Steve

04-08-08

That is Great... There will probably be a lot of interesting tihng this year for Free RPG day. It will be hard to pick what to play.

Hyb'

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 11:26 pm
by cinderblock
hello all. i am a recent addition to the following of castles and crusades. my friend has been running the castle zagyg campaign for our group. great fun! as for starSIEGE, I cant wait for this product. if it is given the same treatment as C&C then my friends and i will be all over it. a quick question about the game... will it use skills as an integral part of the game or will it be supported with an options pack like C&C?

Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 7:19 pm
by Troll Lord
On target for a June pre-release. Though again, Upper Works may delay this box set by a month or so.

Steve

05-20-08
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Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 8:27 pm
by Greg Ellis
Sounds awesome!

I'm looking forward to seeing this at the LGGC!

Will the author be there?

Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 11:07 pm
by cuchulainkevin
Troll Lord wrote:
On target for a June pre-release. Though again, Upper Works may delay this box set by a month or so.

Steve

05-20-08

Crossing fingers.

You guys have some seriously cool stuff coming down the line...

CZ Upper Works

Star Siege

Victorious

Basic game

Exciting stuff

Morty
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Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 11:44 pm
by cinderblock
Great news! I've already begun brainstorming ideas for a campaign and can't wait to get my hands on this.

Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 4:23 am
by Go0gleplex
I am SOOOO waiting for this!

Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 6:30 am
by dachda
Go0gleplex wrote:
I am SOOOO waiting for this!

Go0gleplex,

I read your location. You in Oregon? I'm up in Portland.
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Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 2:05 pm
by Go0gleplex
[quote="dachda"][quote="Go0gleplex"]I am SOOOO waiting for this![/quote]

Go0gleplex,

I read your location. You in Oregon? I'm up in Portland.[/quote]

Yup. 90 odd miles SW of you in Lincoln "the Lost" City.

Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 3:15 pm
by dachda
Go0gleplex wrote:
Yup. 90 odd miles SW of you in Lincoln "the Lost" City.

I've been to Lincoln City before. Living on the coast, very nice. So far you are the only other Oregonian I've identified on this forum. I've converted a few friends to C&C, but otherwise haven't found anyone else (so far) playing C&C in Portland.
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Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 4:00 pm
by Go0gleplex
Well, it only took 10-15 minutes of playing C&C to convert my group from D&D 3.5e. I can't wait to unleash SSEH on them.

You might try Ancient Wonders down in Tualatin. George and friends usually have a hopping store full of folks especially on the weekend and lots of gaming space. Might pick up some folks there.

our group is only 5 of us, including my wife. I imagine as my daughter gets older she'll join in as well. Isn't much non-video gamer culture here at all.

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:25 am
by Storm Queen
cinderblock wrote:
hello all. i am a recent addition to the following of castles and crusades. my friend has been running the castle zagyg campaign for our group. great fun! as for starSIEGE, I cant wait for this product. if it is given the same treatment as C&C then my friends and i will be all over it. a quick question about the game... will it use skills as an integral part of the game or will it be supported with an options pack like C&C?

From what I understand, StarSIEGE uses a skill-based system entirely and not class-based. It's not directly compatible with C&C; you'd have to do some tweaking. For example the skill packs are where you attach your prime bonus to, rather than your attributes.
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