All posts by Ed Jowett

A Busy 2019 already!

Hi everyone!

You might have noticed that we’ve been particularly busy this year, and there’s a good reason for it.

With The Bug War #3: Mobilisation, Era: Lyres Definitive Edition, The Era Zone and Blue-Shift #2 all within the last 2 months, you might think we’ve gone crazy!

Knowing that we’re also delivering rewards from multiple Kickstarters (Era: Survival – Colony, Battlecruiser Alamo, Era: Lyres Definitive Edition, The Era Zone and Bug War #3: Mobilisation) during these two months as well will probably reinforce that.

We haven’t.
(Well, no more than we already were!)

We’re trying to get you as much amazing content as we can, and we’re able to do that because there are a number of people putting full-time (and more!) hours into Shades of Vengeance at the moment. Everyone is working very hard to continue to make these amazing games and comics and I believe that you’ll be very pleased with everything we’ve done.

And there’s more to come. Anyone on our Facebook Group or Discord will know about the Miniatures and the special 5th Anniversary Edition of Era: The Consortium. We’re very excited about that, and I hope you’ll join us in just a few days to celebrate this amazing event – 5 years of Shades of Vengeance and Era: The Consortium!

– Ed

(Miniatures painted by the amazing Studio Giraldez… and this set will be available on the Kickstarter!)

Stiletto Unit 447CE – Episode 33

Ka’tal has found a heavily fortified building and Reluflissy is walking towards an unknown location after buying a “thought-detecting tracking device”.

Neither seem to have made much progress towards saving Nara (although we did answer whether they want to!). Find out what happens next in this week’s episode…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPAIBpP7YLg

Audio-only (Podbean): https://shadesofvengeance.podbean.com/e/stiletto-unit-447ce-episode-33/?token=b8c937aaf4d0eb1dd93803f48ccc0e1a

– Ed

Blue-Shifting our way back onto your shelves!

A year ago, Blue-Shift launched on Kickstarter, speeding onto our shelves and into our hearts. Her adventure with Shira, Daniel, Cosh and the Necromancer has received critical acclaim from many and it has become one of the most sought-after comics we have ever written.

Well, it’s happening again! We couldn’t let this day go unmarked without giving Blue-Shift the chance to resolve the leftover threads from her last issue. Blue-Shift #2 is therefore on Kickstarter now!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sovcomics/489573529?ref=6gvjr6&token=8cf7f942

“Blue-Shift #2: Mindgames” is the first in our “sequel” trilogy, which follows up on our favourite speedster, as well as Violete and gives Penumbra her own issue in this section of the continuity.

Of course, that gives us (at least) four characters, which means we’re going to be heading for…

Well, I’ll leave that to your imagination! But check out Blue-Shift #2 if you want not only an awesome comic, but to follow the next steps in our journey through the Empowered universe!

– Ed

Stiletto Unit 447CE – Episode 32

Oh no!

Nara has been captured by Slicer! What will the team be able to do? Can they save her in time, before he exacts his revenge?

More importantly, will they want to? It is Nara, after all!

Find out in the latest episode of Stiletto Unit 447CE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3ANFMRKKJY

Audio-only (Podbean): https://shadesofvengeance.podbean.com/e/stiletto-unit-447ce-episode-32/?token=194e45ca085c3ca55a11f78c58df13d3&fbclid=IwAR3-nrSHNaAEOYSuyFv3qpem7CunhipHwstexQZG2J4Csrcxy1YHTBI4pas

– Ed

The Era Zone – a Zine celebrating all our games!

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to make sure that everyone knows that “The Era Zone” – our contribution to Zine Quest and a celebration of all of our games to date – is on Kickstarter now:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shadesofvengeance/the-era-zone?ref=1ex1p3

I wanted to let you all know that there’s a special deal available for those who back early, because as we pass Stretch Goals, the current tiers will be closed and new ones opened, adjusted to allow for the extra cost of producing more issues!

So if you back now, you will get 3 (and possibly 4) for the price of 2… but if you wait until the end, you’ll pay the full price…

It’s got some amazing content, written by both me and several other contributors, so it’s well worth a look! There’s loads of information on the Kickstarter about what you’re getting, including a livestream where I talk about it (https://live.kickstarter.com/shades-of-vengeance/live-stream/ed-goes-through-the-era-books).

I believe this may be the first step into a larger world, so I hope to see you there!

– Ed

Stileto Unit 447CE – Episode 31

Hi everyone!

What did you all think of our brand new opening and closing sequences? To celebrate our 30th Episode, we dropped it in there to see whether anyone would notice!

Well, I have another episode for you (and a chance to check if you missed it!) today…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbsL4PPgpAM

Audio-only (Podbean): https://shadesofvengeance.podbean.com/e/stiletto-unit-447ce-episode-31/?token=dd8edf064071bd19745220e11b0be07d&fbclid=IwAR2HuYhVfVasF-NjQiUF8i5xa2rGEo90QvOfulQ-bfpEEcgUg-kMlt9kNaw

With Reluflissy losing her temper at the level of crime, she and Ka’tal approach a guard… and Nara finally finds the “right person” to sell her stolen Facial Morpher Implant. Join Ed the GM and the crew to find out the results in the latest episode of Stiletto Unit 447CE!

– Ed

Don’t forget Discord!

Hi everyone!

I just want to remind you about two things:

Firstly, we have a Discord Server. It’s the best place to ask us questions about the games, or to get involved in some of the amazing events we have coming up to celebrate Era: The Consortium’s 5th Anniversary. There’s a chance to get your character featured in one of our upcoming books, so I’d definitely recommend you consider joining!

https://discord.gg/6C4H9Cv

Secondly, The Era Zone comes out on Kickstarter tomorrow, so fingers on those buttons and get ready to go! The amazing subscription price will increase if we fund additional issues, so it’s best to be quick off the mark, I think!

I hope to see you there!

– Ed

Coming this year from SoV Comics…

Hi everyone!

I wanted to give you a quick insight into what to expect from SoV Comics this year, now that Mobilisation: The Bug War #3’s Kickstarter is over!

We have a lot more planned, from Blue-Shift #2 (title image pin-up by Chinedu Campbell) and Violete #2 to a new Era: The Consortium comic called DISARMed, about a group of mech pilots!

Add to that some more independent Empowered, such as Fauna, and a new entry for Penumbra to prepare for that elusive team-up issue you’ve all been waiting for, and it’s an exciting time!

If you’re not currently up to date, don’t forget to check out our store for most of the comics we’ve published in both Digital and Physical format: https://www.shadesofvengeance.com/store

– Ed

Introducing: The Era Zone

Hi everyone!

We’ve said for a long time that we believe in supporting all of our games – putting the books out is only the first step of game creation.

The Era Zone is our response to Kickstarter’s Zine Quest: a 28-page Zine which will be available in both Digital and Physical formats. Inside every issue, we’re offering materials to support every one of our Era games, from Era: The Consortium to Era: Balam (and Era: The Chosen as soon as it’s published).

We’re aiming to put this up on Kickstarter on 1st February (for the Zine Quest event I mentioned earlier) and we hope you’ll support it, because we’re trying to fund 4 issues for this year alone.

As a quick “sneak peek”, you can expect the details for the multi-table session we’re running at CON-Tingency next week, new taverns for Era: Lyres and a phenomenal 3-session adventure for Era: Survival, so don’t miss out on this brand new material for your favourite game!

I’ll hope to see you there!

– Ed

Stiletto Unit 447CE – Episode 28

Hi everyone!

The latest episode of Stiletto Unit 447CE is here!

Rejected by Ixitanka and told to leave in disgrace, Reluflissy has a breakdown. Returning to the ship, she refuses to speak with anyone while she sorts out her emotions. In the meantime, the team try to figure out what they will do next…

Will Reluflissy overcome her doubts about the team, or will they be forced to follow Ixitanka’s command? Either way, this is a formative moment for the whole group.

https://youtu.be/jxDedG-ungM

Audio only on https://shadesofvengeance.podbean.com/

– Ed

Welcome Back, Lyres Definitive Edition, Mobilisation and more!

Hi everyone!

Welcome to 2019! We’re back since our break and we have a huge amount to talk about today…

Firstly, we have launched two Make100 projects in the last two weeks:

Era: Lyres – Definitive Edition (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shadesofvengeance/make100-era-lyres-definitive-edition?ref=emf4oo)

Enter the world of Era: Lyres like never before with the Definitive Edition! Already Funded and past the first Stretch Goal, this book offers more Bestiary, new stories, a progression of the world and the wealth of GM Advice we’ve gathered since originally writing this book almost four years ago!

And, if you don’t have Era: Lyres yet but want to try it, you can get hold of the Pocket Edition for the Kickstarter special price of £2.

Mobilisation: The Bug War #3

The continuation of our epic Era: The Consortium saga has arrived on Kickstarter. In Mobilisation, the fleet has gathered to repel the inevitable attack by the Ximian forces that Liam discovered in the previous issue.

The crews are not happy, though… many would rather retreat than hold the line. First Officer Eric Hale of the Retribution is faced with a difficult choice in this comic.

And, of course, if you don’t have the previous issues, you can grab the whole series from this Kickstarter as well!

 

As if that’s not enough to be getting on with, we’re preparing for CON-Tingency, a convention in the UK, where we will be offering over 20 games across the 14 slots from 23rd-27th January. If you’re there, please feel free to sign up for one of our sessions!

That’s all from me for today, but there is loads more awesome news, so watch this space…

– Ed

Stiletto Unit 447CE – Episode 27

Hi everyone!

With a new year comes new challenges.

Reluflissy’s decision may have ramifications for the future of Stiletto Unit but, for now, it is made and must be carried out. Will Ka’tal reach the injured Human in time to save her? Will Katana Unit attempt to eliminate Stiletto Unit?

https://youtu.be/TJ7UlclvK4Y

Audio only on Podbean: https://shadesofvengeance.podbean.com/

– Ed

Stiletto Unit 447CE – Episode 26

Hi everyone!

Happy New Year! We decided not to release over Christmas, as we figured everyone would be very busy, but New Year’s Eve is long and we thought we’d give you an episode to help fill it!

https://youtu.be/6_Mo0Zy1-PE

Audio only on Podbean: https://shadesofvengeance.podbean.com

With the assault force eliminated and a Shuttle approaching the Pod, Reluflissy is going to face her first major choice of the mission as she needs to choose between risking the informant’s life and revealing Stiletto Unit’s presence to Katana Unit. How will she respond?

Find out in the latest exciting episode!

– Ed

What to expect in 2019!

Hi everyone!

As it is the last Thursday of this year, I thought I’d take a moment to talk about the first few things you can expect to see from us in 2019. There’s some amazing stuff in here, so if you want to know what we have planned, just read on…

Era: The Consortium – 5th Anniversary

Yes, that’s right, February 2019 is the 5th anniversary of the production of Era: The Consortium’s first Core Rulebooks (and our first Kickstarter!). I can hardly believe it’s been 5 years, but I double checked!

We’ve got some extremely special things planned to celebrate, not the least of which is finally making the miniatures – which many of you have seen and admired for 6 months – available on Kickstarter (keep an eye out in February)! You will be able to choose one or more of the heroes, along with grabbing a bag of mooks. Whether you’re a painter or someone who wants to use them in the Tabletop RPG, you’re going to love Heriberto Martinez’s work on these amazing miniatures!

But that’s not all for Era: The Consortium! There are also some more expansions which are ready to go. Whether these go in the same Kickstarter or whether they come later is still a matter of debate on this end, but I think you can definitely expect a Wave 3 of Era: The Consortium expansions before too long!

Mobilisation: The Bug War #3 and DISARMed

Era: The Consortium is our longest-standing game and, as a result, it won’t surprise you to know that more is coming from the comics in this universe. We have another story to tell in the Bug War series (Mobilisation: The Bug War #3), as well as a new story (DISARMed) which is set to begin with its first issue in the early part of next year!

Those of you who know the Bug War series already will know that the Caoinedh – a massive cruiser which led the attack against the Ximians on Arawn – was destroyed by enemy forces. The effects of this are far-reaching and the fleet which is defending the wormhole from the counter-attack will definitely feel them intensely. The third installment in the Bug War series will follow a small but pivotal ship in that conflict and, in particular its first officer…

DISARMed is the story of three individuals who were left to guard a pointless scrap of nowhere, along with the huge “DISARM” mechs which offer enhanced strength and a variety of weaponry. The three soldiers there get on well, until something goes wrong, turning them against each other and leading to all-out war between them.

Era: The Empowered Comics – Volume 1, Fauna: Community, Blue-Shift #2, Violete #2

It won’t come as any surprise that we’re also working hard to continue the Era: The Empowered comics which have been welcomed by so many this year.

Firstly, we’re creating a combined book of the first three vital stories in this series – Lacuna: Revelation, Blue-Shift: Frenemies and Violete: Unstoppable. This will be made available to everyone who follows us on Kickstarter and will contain extra content, including a character description and explanation of each story in order to prepare you to move on to…

Blue-Shift #2 and Violete #2 (don’t worry, they will both have subtitles!). These stories will continue the arcs begun in the first comics for these characters.

Blue-Shift’s second comic, set about a month after the first, will work to resolve the issues between Beth and Shira which resulted from Danny being injured. Of course, the Necromancer’s boss is not pleased about his defeat at the hands of the Speedster and will be getting himself involved more closely after this humiliation…

Violete, on the other hand, has become increasingly violent after her encounter with Rampage. In the midst of trying to handle this, she meets Unnamed, a mysterious and scarred individual who can bring anyone to their knees, sobbing in terror. Working together, the two are able to curb Violete’s aggressive tendencies, but the truth about how Unnamed’s ability works is only around the corner…

Fauna: Community is a brand new hero, created by Ed Jowett (that’s me!) and written in a collaboration between him and Dorphise Jean. A superhero who prefers to avoid supervillains and large-scale conflicts, he focuses on his local community. Of course, when a supervillain arrives who intends to control him, that becomes less simple for Quinn / Fauna. This awesome story is going to be available early next year as well!

Champion of Earth Expansions

We’re not done with the Champion of Earth expansions yet. The next group to join the alien conflict has already been announced – it’s Dinosoids!

Using their hideous genetic re-combinatron, the aliens have combined the traits of dinosaurs with humans to product a cold-blooded race of killers. Resenting humans and their biological advantages, the dinosoids are utterly evil and very dangerous. The army intends to sweep across the world and destroy everything, and are a major addition to the aliens’ attack force!

Of course, with any new threat comes a new hero, so Joanna the Hunter will be joining the team, as will a large array of equipment designed to eliminate not only the Dinosoids but the other threats as well…

That’s all for now!

I can’t really go into more than this at the moment, but I hope you can see why we are so excited! With releases for most of our major titles, along with some brand new ones, 2019 is going to be a fantastic year and I hope you’ll join us on the journey!

– Ed

Stiletto Unit 447CE – Episode 25

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the next episode of Stiletto Unit 447CE!

https://youtu.be/zAWFTYf38Go

(Audio only on Podbean: https://shadesofvengeance.podbean.com/)

With communications cut off, the team struggle to try to co-ordinate their efforts. Bonsai, faced with a squad of murderous thugs, has a choice to make and Ka’tal must decide what to do when he sees an unidentified spacesuit approaching the pod from the outside…

Join Ed the GM and the team as they work to save Ixitanka’s life during the long-awaited meeting in the latest episode of Stiletto Unit 447CE!

– Ed

2018 Retrospective

Hi everyone!

We’ll be taking the rest of the year off making posts (although I’ll still be doing game development, of course). However, I wanted to indulge in our usual end of year tradition: the restrospective of this year.

So, what have we actually produced this year?

  • Era: Balam – Fate and Savage Worlds versions
  • Era: The Consortium Wave 2 Expansions (Free Trader, Predictive Genetic Algorithm, New Worlds and Home Base, Expansions Volume 2)
  • Era: The Empowered Core Rulebook and Player’s Guide
  • Tales of the Empowered
  • Evil Overlord
  • Infiltration: The Bug War #2 (Part 1)
  • Blue-Shift: Frenemies
  • Violete: Unstoppable
  • Infiltration: The Bug War #2 (Part 2 / Combined Version)
  • Lobo: Dauntless
  • Kazuki and the Deathseekers
  • Era: The Consortium – Stiletto Unit 447CE real play Videocast / Podcast

This is a pretty impressive list, all told: 9 RPG books, 1 card game and 4 comics.

We’ve been working extremely hard for the whole year in an attempt to continue to not only produce material at the same rate but to improve the quality of what we are offering.

This is particularly visible on the comics front, as we’ve seen reviewers and critics increase their praise with each comic as it arrives – from Lacuna, to Blue-Shift to Violete, we have seen nothing but more support and excitement for our next comic!

Era: Balam had already been released in Era d10 format, but the stellar work on the Savage Worlds and, particularly, the Fate version has made it more accessible to existing RPG players than any other games we’ve made. I’d like to make a personal note here that working with Nick Bate on the Fate version has been one of the highlights of my year!

Era: The Consortium has continued to be a solid offering and we’re beginning to notice a lot more people who have heard of the game at conventions. The new expansions have been met with delight from existing and new fans alike, with Predictive Genetic Algorithm and its offer of building any alien race you choose our most popular expansion of 2018.

Era: The Empowered finally having the complete Core Rulebook has also been welcomed with open arms – there are fans out there who have been waiting for as much as two and a half years for this book to arrive! The stunning artwork by Keith Draws only helps to draw new people into both our games and the hobby in general, something which we are very proud of.

The transition from “Rulebook Primer” to “Player’s Guide” has also been welcomed among fans, with the full character creation and equipment, along with an expanded briefing on the world roughly doubling the number of pages in the book.

Tales of the Empowered was a fascinating experiment, brought on by the “Make100” creative prompt from Kickstarter. Giving people the opportunity to create their own heroes gave us both the chance to incorporate other peoples’ creativity into the Era: The Empowered universe but also to figure out a way of fitting some of the wackier ideas into a relatively serious superhero universe (I’m looking at you, Power Panda!). It was an interesting challenge and I think the “Tales of the Empowered” book which resulted from it is one of the most interesting and fresh story books we have ever written.

Evil Overlord has proven a massive hit with more copies of this game sold on the Kickstarter than anything we have put up there before! The simple party game for 3-10 players captured the imaginations of a fanbase which, honestly, we never even knew we had. Catapulted to success on Kickstarter, we’ve had several requests for decks from retailers… so watch this space on that front!

Infiltration: The Bug War #2 was a comic I was not 100% sure about when John (Johnathan Lewis) and I first spoke about it. Together, we developed the story of the Bug War to involve Hai-Xang Hayden, the hero of the first comic, but not focus on her directly. It’s very clear she is pulling the strings behind the scenes, but there’s a lot more going on she does not have direct control over. All in all, it’s a great additional offering for the Era: The Consortium comics and I feel that the support it gained on Kickstarter and since is a sign of that.

Blue-Shift: Frenemies was a fascinating chance for John and I to write a speedster. I am a fairly energetic individual and being able to bring the kind of fast-thinking I am quite used to in real life into a character and then hype it up slightly so that it happened at super speed was fantastic fun. Her opposition being people who aren’t entirely evil was also an interesting story point to include… and one which I’m pleased to say we’re continuing to develop in Blue-Shift #2 (which is being completed right now! Watch out for it soon…).

Violete: Unstoppable was my chance to work with Jennifer Martin (Era: Survival, Era: The Chosen, Era: The Consortium) on a comic. I loved every minute of it, to be honest, and we have already begun collaboration on a Violete #2, which we hope to release during 2019. Violete was our chance to explore a character who could so easily have turned silly – someone who does the right things for the right reasons… but everything goes horribly wrong. Her fight against Rampage stands out to me as one of the best scenes I have ever written in a comic.

Lobo: Dauntless was an experiment for both Leonor and I, I think. She had never written a comic before and I had never done such intricate, detailed fight scenes. She took to it right away and I think we have produced a solid comic with a compelling villain. I’ve also had a huge number of comments about the detail level of the fight scenes and the immersion of the story at those points, which I take to mean I also succeeded! Either way, it was a fascinating challenge and I look forward to carrying what I have learned into our future projects.

Kazuki and the Deathseekers was actually started over a year ago, but never finished. The project was halted because of the lack of communications within the team and faded away to nothing. When I came across it, we decided that we would resume and this comic is what resulted. Working with Kellik was a fantastic experience and we have actually moved into creating more comics with him (Fauna: Community is coming out next year…!). I’m proud of what Kazuki and the Deathseekers became – a great Halloween comic and a good read!

In a lot of ways, the Era: The Consortium actual play podcast, “Stiletto Unit 447CE“, is one of the most ambitious things I have done this year. Putting my GMing style out there and running a game with 4 players entirely online, recording it and then editing the result into something which people can follow was something I was not sure I could achieve. My video editing skills have certainly improved a lot and we’ve been having a great time with the adventures of this “rogue” group who either know much too much or not anywhere near enough. I am currently not sure which it is!

There are also several projects of note which are “Funded” on Kickstarter, but development is still underway, so I thought I’d include a little information on them as well.

  • Battlecruiser Alamo
  • Era: The Chosen
  • Life on Gaia (Audio Book)
  • Era: Survival – Colony

The Battlecruiser Alamo RPG has proven a fantastic experience. Working with an author like Richard Tongue, who has absolutely huge amounts of knowledge when it comes to writing fiction, has been awesome and inspiring. The fact that he and I have similar design paradigms for a universe has only made it more so. He provided over 100,000 words for the Core Rulebook and I’ve been working to bring that vast amount of work together into the book, ensuring it meets the kind of quality that both Richard’s readers and fans of the Era universe can expect. With artwork and layout provided by Keith Draws, we’re in excellent hands on that front, and I expect to complete this work before much longer.

Era: The Chosen has been a great experience with so many writers, stretching across over a year. With Jennifer Martin, a regular writer on our team, Darren Pearce (Judge Dredd, Dr Who), and Hande Barutcuoglu – who has worked as a proofreader on the team for years – all working with me, I think we have created something unique and special within the Era universe. My dream of “Turok meets Dr Who” has come to life and is roaming the streets, so watch out! I expect this to be out by our mid-year conventions…!

Life on Gaia was the first large project which Leo Cosh and I have attempted together. Bringing 45 stories about the Era: Survival universe to life through audio is a massive job – well over 4 hours of cut sound, so more than five times that in recording! Leo is working on editing the remaining stories at the moment, and we hope to finish before much longer.

Era: Survival – Colony was a silly idea I had about 2 years ago which developed and grew during that time. The idea of a more portable co-operative game which really puts the players through difficulties, forcing them to work together, is one that fascinated me from the start. It’s nice to win, of course, but I see very few games in the groups I play where people must work together… and that’s what I wanted to build. I think I’ve succeeded and the support the Kickstarter has received supports that. I’m looking forward to putting that out during next year and seeing what everyone else thinks…

Of course, we have a lot more things in progress, but I think this is a good lot of things to have accomplished during this year. Shades of Vengeance is continuing to grow, especially with SoV Comics and EraScapes. I’m looking forward to 2019 and I think you’ll be excited to see what we have on offer!

– Ed

Stiletto Unit 447CE – Episode 24

Hi everyone!

A little investigation gives an indication where the meeting between Ixitanka and his contact is likely to happen and the team sprint into action, ready to stop any attempt by Smertios Security to assassinate their fellow Resistance members!

Join Ed the GM and the team as they prepare to stop Smertios Security’s heinous plot in the latest episode of Stiletto Unit 447CE!

https://youtu.be/0eYcC5NqUh4

Don’t forget you can also join us on Podbean if you prefer audio only: https://shadesofvengeance.podbean.com/

Era: The Chosen tabletop rpg game

Games Update!

Hi everyone!

Ed here, to give you another of our regular updates on games that are in production but not yet delivered!

Battlecruiser Alamo RPG was committed for December and is going well but, due to the Christmas postage rush, we suspect we may not get it out by the end of the year. Instead, it should arrive with backers early in 2019! We’ve informed the backers of this already and have had only the strongest support expressed: we want to produce the best book we can and represent the amazing universe created by Richard Tongue in the highest possible fidelity, so we appreciate your patience!

Era: The Chosen is fully illustrated and is awaiting layout, then editing. As the deadline is next May, we are in no doubt that this is perfectly achievable at this stage! We’re prioritising the completion of Battlecruiser Alamo at this point, as Era: The Chosen is not far behind.

Era: Survival – Colony has been completed and the decks are on order now. We expect to be sending them out within the next week or two if all goes to schedule, so keep your eyes on your post.

All other games and comics funded this year have been completed and delivered, so that’s everything from me for today!

If you have any questions about a particular game, please reach out to us on Facebook or Discord (https://discord.gg/6C4H9Cv)!

– Ed

Era: The Consortium – The Secret War – Fate of the Enemy Campaign available now on DriveThruRPG!

Hi everyone!

A fantastic opportunity today on DriveThruRPG – for the first time, you can get the Fate of the Enemy campaign, produced for Era: The Consortum’s Secret War expansion!

Previously, you had to be a Kickstarter backer from several years ago in order to have access to it, but it’s now available to anyone who wants it for a PWYW price!

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/247262/Era-The-Consortium–The-Secret-War–Fate-of-the-Enemy-Campaign

I hope you enjoy this unique campaign within the Consortium universe!

– Ed

Dragonmeet on Saturday!

Hi everyone!

Just a quick reminder today that it’s Dragonmeet on Saturday! We’re really looking forward to seeing everyone who makes it there – I hope you’ll join us to talk Era games, Champion of Earth, Evil Overlord and more!

And some good news for US-based people – we’re going to be starting to do a few conventions out in the US in 2019 for the first time! Keep an eye out here for more news…!

– Ed

Stiletto Unit 447CE – Episode 22

Hi everyone!

Nara, who failed to convince Ixitanka she should be kept alive in her form of Guard Sergeant Bob, has been ejected into space! The team must now race against time to rescue their larcenous colleague.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqo9EHJlMyw

Will Ka’tal, Reluflissy and Bonsai be able to save her before she runs out of air? And without Ixitanka noticing? Find out with us in Episode 22!

Want it on Podbean? Grab it here: https://shadesofvengeance.podbean.com/

– Ed

Era: Hitman – The Ambassador

Hi everyone!

When Era: Hitman was released, there were a few sessions which were created in addition to the Rulebook.

One of those was “The Ambassador” and I’ve finally been able to release it on our Store for the first time today! At under $1, it’s a great little treat for yourself…

https://www.shadesofvengeance.com/product/era-hitman-the-ambassador/

Don’t miss out, it’s a fantastic little session for Era: Hitman…

– Ed

Did you know we have a Discord?

Hi everyone!

I wanted to remind everyone that we have a Discord for Shades of Vengeance! I’m on there all the time during waking hours, poised and ready to answer any questions people have, as well as giving insight into what the team is working on right now!

The same applies to Head of Comics Johnathan Lewis and EraScapes head honcho Leo Cosh… so if you want to know more about what’s going on, there’s no better place to be!

If you’d like to join us, you can do so with this link: https://discord.gg/6C4H9Cv

Additionally, there are bonus channels for Patreon backers (https://www.patreon.com/SoV), Kickstarter contributors and more… and a chance to ask any question about any game!

– Ed

Era: Balam – Fate Version – now available on DriveThruRPG!

Hi everyone!

The Fate version of Era: Balam, created by me and adapted by the amazing Nick Bate, has now been released on DriveThruRPG for those of you who want to get hold of it on there!

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/247226/Era-Balam–Fate-Edition

Era: Balam is a unique little game and I think this Fate adaptation was the better of the two we did, so it’s well worth a look!

– Ed

Stiletto Unit 447CE – Episode 21

Hi everyone!

In the latest fantastic episode of Stiletto Unit 447CE, the team realise who they are delivering the Laser Cannons to and have to think of a plan quickly!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNK7GSYaeyo

I would say, more than any other so far, this episode ends with a “To Be Continued…”

Don’t forget that you can also join us on Podbean if you prefer: https://shadesofvengeance.podbean.com/

– Ed

What’s on for the rest of this year?

Hi everyone!

With AetherCon now done, we have just one more convention this year, Dragonmeet on the 1st December (https://www.dragonmeet.co.uk/). I’ll be there myself, along with with a team who will be ready to show you everything about our games, so if you’re in London, don’t miss out!

Of course, the fact there are fewer conventions actually means we’re working harder towards creating new things!

A few things to note are:

  • This is #EraWriMo – our version of #NaNoWriMo – and the amazing Johnathan Lewis and I are working together to write as many comics as we can within this month!
  • It’s Era: The Consortium’s 5th birthday in February 2019 and we have some awesome stuff planned, so watch out for that! Miniatures and a special anniversary edition of the Rulebook are just two things we’re considering…
  • Playtests on Era: Lost Legend, Era: Wonders and more are ongoing! If you missed AetherCon, you missed a chance to try them out, but there will be more, so keep an eye open!

There’s obviously much more as well, but that’s what I’ve got for you today! Thanks for joining us for this ride and I hope to see you again soon!