Neither Bad Mike nor myself were informed of any of the following in advance. When Jeff announced that Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea's 3rd edition was not only currently in the works but likely Kickstarting in early June, we were as surprised as our Talking Crit live audience.
I did, however, quickly open up Pages on my desktop and took a few quick notes. Further details are, needless to say, in the Livestream.
Here's the summary I was able to make:
ASSH to likely be renamed Hyperborea. Simpler name. Easier branding. Tastes great. Less filling ;)
The new edition will be split into 2 core books.
There will be a new cover and new interior art, including full-color plates. A number of artists were mentioned. Val Semeiks & Del Tiegler were two names I recall, but there were many others.
There will be 26 new class illustrations - 4 core classes and 22 subclasses.
New chapter frames/art
The goal is an early June Kickstarter, but this is subject to change.
1st level adventure by David Prada (add on available on the Kickstarter)
2 other adventures - one written by Johnathan Bingham and the other by Ben Ball , who also wrote Beneath the Comet)
Again, further details are in the video below. Jeff also spoke about Castle Zagyg (and working with Gary Gygax), how AS&SH came to be, heavy metal, Conan, H.P. Lovecraft, and more.
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