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Tiamat5774
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Bump and update (if you don't mind)

Hey Steelight,

Just wanted to let everyone here know that my Realms of Twilight game begins on the Infrno.net site on Jan. 6th and would really like to start on that day. However, there hasn't been very much interest, though I'm not giving up!

Throughout the game post on the Infrno.net site, I've created links to your Realms of Twilight site hoping to maybe even drum up some business for you and some interest in the setting.

For those of you that may not know what I'm talking about, click Here !!!!

And, Steelight, Its my vote that you post some of that book for feedback. I personally can't wait for the book to be finished so that I can purchase and read it.

Well that's about it. Register on Infrno, request friendship with me and Steelight, spread the word about the game(s) (Steelight plans to run a game there as well), and while you're at it, JOIN THE GAME!


Posted on 2011-01-03 at 03:13:45.

Steelight
Sage of the Realms
Karma: 44/9
1024 Posts


Reprint & Update

Greetings to all those who follow the Realms of Twilight or Pathfinder worlds!

I just wanted to offer an update on Silver Crescent Publishing and my creations for the moment.

For those of you who may not yet be aware, I founded my own publishing company (Silver Crescent Publishing) just prior to Gen Con this year and published the Realms of Twilight campaign setting hardcover book. Sales have been going well, with the first printing almost sold out. I'm looking to do a second printing and an update PDF for the first printing in the next month or 2 (depending on sales).

The book is available in print form at my website marketplace for $40 (+tax, S&H) and the PDF version is available here for $19.95 + tax).

I also have a blog that I try to post in at least once a week (and likely would more if I got more comments/feedback) here and a facebook page here for those who may be interested in keeping up to date with the latest from Silver Crescent.

My current projects include:

- a 5th level adventure entitled Lycan's Bane (which I am actually running here at the inn as a Demo). All I am waiting for on this one is maps and artwork, which are currently in the works. The tentative release date on this one is March 1st, for both print and PDF versions.

- A Whispered Requiem, a longer 3 part adventure that begins in the city state of Solstice on the continnt of Kesuril. This one is a combine effort of myself and Tiamat5774, and his work on it thus far has been exceptional. I hope to have this one released by GenCon 2011.

- Lastly is Into the Night the first novel in the Master of Shadows trilogy. This book is just under 1/3 of the way done and will hopefully be released in late spring/early summer of 2011. I have considered posting the first few chapters here at the inn to get some feedback. What do you guys think about that? (I've gotten one vote for it)

Anyway, there is my long update and a bunch of links for people to check out. As always let me know if there are any questions/comments about the company, the setting, Pathfinder or anything else I might be able to answer, feel free to ask and I'll do what I can to answer.

Have a good night/day/afternoon/whatever it may be...


Posted on 2011-01-07 at 15:10:06.

Steelight
Sage of the Realms
Karma: 44/9
1024 Posts


Bump

... to see if anyone actually cares...


Posted on 2011-01-08 at 17:25:27.

Tiamat5774
5 Headed Dracohydra
Karma: 80/23
1117 Posts


yeah

I care.


Posted on 2011-01-11 at 05:38:20.

Pit F(r)iend
Welcome Waggin'
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1245 Posts


Ditto

Always!


Posted on 2011-01-11 at 14:06:37.

Pit F(r)iend
Welcome Waggin'
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Just sharing. . .

My review on Paizo.com's message boards of Steel's awesome work (pretty sure you may have heard of it)

I first heard of Realms of Twilight from a role-playing message board website both the author and I frequent. Almost as soon as the physical book became available I ordered it and have been quite pleased with Mr. Marshallís work. So, in the interests of being more precise, I feel the need to point out my review is of the physical book rather than the PDF version. The game world, Relistan, exists in a perpetual dusk-like state of illumination. Ages ago an epic ritual blotted the True Sun from the sky and now the world is lit by reflected light from Relistanís three moons. Over time both flora and fauna evolved to compensate for the darkness. In other message forums the author has given sound reasoning for his worldís idiosyncrasies and this makes Relistan seem much more unique than gimmicky. This is not, as some have suggested elsewhere, a Pathfinder/3.5 OGL rehash of Ravenloft. Realms of Twilight is as separate and self-contained as any campaign setting in print or otherwise.

The book spends many chapters on the history of its people and continents. All the major fantasy races have a place in RoT, plus the indigenous races of Nightlings and Umbrals. Nightlings, a semi-barbaric people distantly related to Halflings, remind me of the Talenta Halflings in Eberron. The Umbral peopleís history surprised me since their ancestors were Undead. With the shattering of a mystic gem within their godís chest the Umbral rose from undeath to true life. As such, other races arenít very trusting of them and the Umbral return that mistrust. Players who prefer playing outcast types like Tieflings should look into this race. I donít recall a similar story anywhere. There are demi-human variant races available for those who donít wish to play a ďvanillaĒ race. The world of Relistan contains five major continents with a chapter devoted to outlining the legends, geography, politics and peoples of each. The chapters provide enough detail for both players and GMís to feel comfortable gaming in this world without railroading them with too much detail. I look forward to the first supplement to the Campaign Setting, which I hope is devoted to Kesuril, the first continent mentioned in the book. I also think a Playerís Guide to Relistan would be useful while not critical to have.

Beginning with Chapter 8, the Campaign Setting provides rules for Prestige Classes. The Acolyte of Twilight provides both Pathfinder and 3.5 adherents a more accessible version of the Dragon Disciple found in 3.5ís DMG, balanced by the deity prerequisite. Disciples of the Shadow remind me in a limited way of the Grey Guard of Heironeous, a secretive band of warrior-clergy within the larger church. Elemental Fists are Monks who gain benefits from harnessing the power of the elements. It sure is a flashy and attractive class with the abilities and resistances gained at higher levels. In the hands of even a mediocre player, this prestige class can put the screws to Game Masters. Speaking as a GM, I donít like it--at all. The Fire Dancer, a Bard-centric prestige class, is interesting to me in that her command of fire gets so powerful that the flames at a certain character level can become a medium-sized fire elemental under her control. If I had anything bad to say about the class, the combat bonus progression seems too good for a class not intended for a front-line melee combatant. Hunter of the Wastes brings a touch of the Clerical to what is at first blush a Ranger-specific prestige class. Given that in Relistanís lack of direct sunlight Undead have less to fear, this class will see a lot of gameplay. Lastly, the Shadow Speaker class will appeal to the sneaky players in groups, so long as they play Umbral characters. The combat bonuses for this class are more in line with what I would have expected for the Fire Dancer, but they work for the Shadow Speaker too.

Further chapters provide new deities (complete with regional prevalence and interfaith relationships) spells, feats, equipment and monsters specifically tailored to the unique setting of Relistan. Also, a list of alchemical mixtures tiered and organized much like spells supports the new base class Combat Alchemist.

In the format of the book itself, Realms of Twilight Campaign Setting follows the standard put forth by similar works before it. Almost by instinct the reader can gauge where information he seeks is and open the book close to his mark if he is in a hurry. There are few surprises in this aspect and the presentation is clean and concise. The author uses a writing style even less complicated than what you are reading here in the bulk of the book, and an even more florid and descriptive one than here when providing the worldís backstory. As to the art and illustrations--about 90% of it is simply terrific. Striking and evocative images show many geographic features, battles of renown, and personages of repute. Of that, about a third seem a little TOO dark and could benefit from some lightening up in a second printing, which if all goes well should be in the works in the near future. For examples I submit pages 87, 91, and 118. The other 10% arenít necessarily bad or of poor quality, but the style is a much more iconic and utilitarian one. Yes, these would be found in the chapter on core classes and prestige classes, most notably the Elemental Fist and the Sai-Heth in the monsters section for examples. Putting my best foot forward, I would say they remind me fondly of first edition D&D artwork. In the instances of cartography, one of my favorite things about any campaign setting, the general darkness of the illustrations seems to intensify in the maps, which may have been altered for the PDF version. The maps themselves are well done and not too detailed to allow breathing room for GM alteration in their game. As this book was printed independently, I donít take off points for the use of greyscale to save printing costs, but I have to say the dimness of these images needs fixing, as I have been assured they will. The character sheet in the back was a great touch, although I do take issue with the font type in the stat/information block headings.

So in summation, is this worth your almost $20 and the space on your hard drive? It was worth more money to me, sight unseen, to get the hardback book. Daniel Marshallís work does not disappoint in toto despite my few complaints. Realms of Twilight provides a rich game world for players and Game Masters equally and I eagerly anticipate further works based on the Campaign Setting.








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