Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Adventures in the East Mark - One and Done - No Further Boxed sets in the Future

Latest update from Adventures in the East Mark - The Red Box by Extra-Dimensional Publishing. Looks like the Red Box will be the first and only English entry in the series. Damn shame.

Update presented in it's entirety:

Overdue Update on Adventures in the East Mark

Posted by Extra-Dimensional Publishing

This is the update that I've not wanted to write but I want to be open with you, our fantastic backers.
Due to a number of factors, the relationship with XD and our Spanish partners will not continue. I am sad about that, especially as that means that the East Mark product line will not continue in the US, at least in the near future and under the eXtra-Dimensional banner. This does also include the Walkure license too, but fortunately this severing of our license may mean you see that product in the US sooner than if it had remained with us.

So what happened? Our greatest folly, it seems, was to overprint box sets, in hopes for the future of the line. To do so we got additional investment to take advantage of the better price per set we'd get from a bigger order. But distributors in our industry have thus far not been interested in carrying the product, due largely to the size of the box and what that means for shipping.

Our focus currently is on getting our backers the last of what we owe you. That means Tony's Lovecraftian adventure, which, while now finished, is not laid out in a module format. I'm working on that and have plans to get it out before the end January. This is and has always been planned as a digital only release.

That also means releasing the Beta of the Blue Box set for those who chose that add-on and our Titan backers. We have about 100 unedited pages translated and I am releasing that compilation before the end of this week. I don't know that we'll be able to get more translated or any of it edited and laid out, but we have some options we are exploring. This is perhaps the thing I am most sad about as I've often stressed that the quality of the setting is what sets it apart from just being another OSR product. I am looking at any means possible to at the very least get the translation finished with hopes to have it fully laid out at some point.

We made some mistakes, but we learned from them and any future campaign would have been more successful from it. But I am proud of what we accomplished, proud of the product we produced, and proud of the enjoyment the fans seem to have gotten out of the game.

Please feel free to contact me directly at david@xdpublishing.com

(http://mailto:david@xdpublishing.com) if you have any questions.

Thank you so much for your trust, your faith, and your support. XD will live on, but certainly in a different form. If you want to help, please encourage friends to buy a set from our remaining stock direct from us at our online store (http://xdpublishing.com/product/adventures-in-the-east-mark-red-box-basic-rule-set/) or from any other retailer selling the set.

-David Brown


  1. This is unfortunate. The production value of the Red Box is fantastic, as I'm sure the rest of the series would have been. I was wondering about the quantity of 500 or so sets available on the XD webstore; seemed like a lot to have sitting around. Bummer.

  2. I own the box set and it's very nice. The beta was so poorly translated that I feared I threw money away. But, they hired a new translator and the finished product was what I expected. The art is nice too.

  3. Truly unfortunate. I was really looking forward to the campaign setting and the art is gorgeous.

  4. Sad news...hopefully he can clear out the inventory and re-group...I think I'll buy an extra one from him....Erik: it would be a nice OSR Santa gift for 2015...lol.

  5. The set was lovely, but the box size was unusual. I have trouble finding space for it on my shelf, I can see why stores could be reluctant to stock them. The contents also rattle around in the box more than a box that fits the books.

  6. Aventuras en la Marca del Este is a very popular OSR game un Spain. Walküre is a wonderful setting, with a great system, and I hope US players will enjoy it soon.

  7. This is sad news. I love my boxed set. I may buy another just to help the cause. It's super high quality. Well written, great art and fantastic presentation. A little pricey, but I'm glad I grabbed one while I could.


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