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Friday, April 28, 2017

Kickstarter - The Complete Cities of Sorcery (1e & 5e)


Got to love those "orange spines" - makes one think about the later AD&D printings and how easy it is to locate on the gaming shelf. This is not about "orange spins" however. Instead, it is about The Complete Cities of Sorcery (previously released in Folios 8 to 13)

So, what exactly is The Complete Cities of Sorcery (and is the cover artist really Jeff Easley?)
The Complete Cities of Sorcery Campaign hardcover is a mega-dungeon compiled from Folio’s #8-#13 in both 1st Edition & 5th Edition fantasy gaming formats. It encapsulates a duo of epic trilogies set in two distinct fantasy cites, Valoria in the Dwarven Forge world of Mythras, and Taux in the Art of the Genre world of the Nameless Realms. Six detailed adventures incapsulating grand story telling and weighty dungeons in both 3D and 2D (classic blue) maps help spin a story of struggle, martial prowess, and ingenuity.  The Hidden Valoria section takes players from 1st thru 7th level, while the Ghosts of Taux section will revolve around mid-level gaming. 
This unabridged version will be include 6 gazetteers, 6 adventures, 6 mini-adventures to flesh out the campaigns, a Valoria Places V1-2 section, and 6 Iconic characters ready to be played. 
Our goal is to replicate the 128 page format of the old TSR ‘orange bound’ AD&D series of hardcovers from the early 1980s (Stranger Things anyone?), and like those hardcovers this will be covered with beautiful swords & sorcery inspired piece of artwork by artist Jeff Easley, who did all those classic covers.
Yep - it IS Jeff Easley :)

The Folio series is a high quality production. Although I have yet to use any part of the series in whole, I have used it piecemeal and it plays well.

If you haven't been keeping up with the Folio releases, The Complete Cities of Sorcery is a fine jumping in point.

Oh, and of course The Orange Spine ;)

3 comments:

  1. Anyone has an opinion on the Valoria part?
    I have the other bit which I like.
    I can't find any reviews of Valoria, and it seems to be placed if a different world from the rest of the Folio works.

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  2. Hrm.. I only invested in one "Folio" before, and the one I got seemed drastically overpriced for what they finally delivered. I love the OSR vibe, but it really felt like I was paying for a Jeff Easley poster that happened to have a little game material attached.

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  3. Yup, it is somewhat overpriced compared to Paizo. I suppose that is to be expected with small publishers.

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