Press Release – The Void

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Press Release – The Void

Postby EldritchCat » Mon May 27, 2013 7:32 pm

Wow, this is very exciting for us. We've been working on The Void for a while and we've been talking about our new release model for almost as long. It's been a wonderful collaborative process, with each of the creatives involved having a strong voice in the design of the world and rules, as well as the way we are producing the product. We are all very excited to invite you to join in the fun.

We're going to do something that's new for us with The Void – we're making it free-to-play. We've seen this work for video games, so why not try it for roleplaying games?

Here's what we've written for the opening page of The Void:

"Seriously? Free to Play?

Imagination is powerful. To quote Albert Einstein, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Well said.

We believe in the power of imagination and how it creates wonder and inspiration. Roleplaying games are one of the few things that can do what they do. Some might say they are the last frontier for wild imagination and creativity. We certainly believe so. That’s why we make roleplaying games – to help make that possible.

Making roleplaying games the way we have hasn’t helped us spark imagination the way we’d hoped. We want to try something different.

First, we’re adopting the Creative Commons license, so that you can contribute to the game in a meaningful way. That way, we can support you in your awesome ideas and help you get them out to your fellow players.

Then, we’re going to give away electronic copies of the core book for free. We’ve all bought games that didn’t end up working out for us. That’s why we’re giving this to you for free – so that you can figure out if you like the game before you decide to spend money on it.

If you like The Void and you play it, we’re going to put out a bunch of cool material at very reasonable prices. We’re going to do it buffet-style, so you can pick and choose what works best for you and your group. Buying these supplements supports us making more cool material, along with the rest of your fellow players.

After all, life’s too short to waste time and money on games you don’t like.

– The Staff of WildFire"

If you like the idea, please spread the word!

We would love to hear your comments and answer your questions.
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Re: Press Release – The Void

Postby mvkopesh. » Mon May 27, 2013 7:53 pm

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

I'll spread the word right now!!!!!!!!
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Re: Press Release – The Void

Postby Cannibal_King » Tue May 28, 2013 10:04 am

Sounds great!
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Re: Press Release – The Void

Postby Emote Control » Tue May 28, 2013 12:17 pm

This is great news!
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Re: Press Release – The Void

Postby Matthulhu » Tue May 28, 2013 1:53 pm

Best freakin' thing ever! Can't wait for the release.
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Re: Press Release – The Void

Postby Temudschin » Tue May 28, 2013 2:31 pm

Great news! Really looking forward to this!

Is there any specific Information on the release date yet?

Will there be, at some point, a print version of The Void?
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Re: Press Release – The Void

Postby EldritchCat » Wed May 29, 2013 3:08 am

The release date is a bit flexible, as we're doing due diligence before release, but within the next couple weeks!

We are planning on creating a POD version of The Void promptly, through DriveThruRPG!
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Re: Press Release – The Void

Postby BEAR » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:31 am

OHGODEXCITEMENT
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Re: Press Release – The Void

Postby Nahualt » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:31 am

Any eta on this?
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Re: Press Release – The Void

Postby EldritchCat » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:41 pm

Not much left on the book for PDF release. Just doing a little due diligence, but we're planning on being done before Origins in a few weeks – maybe even next weekend!

The POD will follow by a couple of weeks.
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