SEP + DQG = Mundus Novit

It is official, you will be seeing Mundus Novit from Dark Quest Games. No time frame yet, but I know it has been in editing as I have been asked to make corrections. As I have said elsewhere (such as the Accidental Survivors), this version matches my vision for the project rather than meeting a style or paradigm dictated by another. I am thrilled to be working with Neal Levin at Dark Quest Games again, as he got me into RPG writing, and has always been very supportive.

As I learn more, you will learn it here. If you are interested in seeing any of the other collaborations between DQG and SEP, check out the Teams and NPG series. Serieses? Spell-checker says no. In case the Accidental Survivors doesn’t fill all your Fraser’s Voice needs, there are “blodcasts” available for some of these products, which you can find here.

Mundus Novit: The Changed World

This is not our world. This place is different. It is not just a place of adventure or intrigue, it is literally a place of magic. It has always been with us, unnoticed or ignored. It is ignored no longer. It has not arrived alone. Along with those who warp reality with ritual and mantras, there are those who do so with their minds. There are those who have abilities beyond those of normal men.

How did this happen? When did our world become so different? So strange?

The flavour text for Mundus Novit has been completed. At this point, there remains some crunch to update, but things are going well. I expect that this will be released in partnership with Dark Quest Games, though the final details still need to ironed out.

For those of you who haven’t heard of Mundus Novit before, it is a campaign setting for d20 Modern. It posits the release of genetic virus from a secret super soldier project that changes those whom it infect. Grand Orders of magic have existed for millenia. Parapsychic phenomena have been cataloged since the 1960s. In 2003, a brief glimpse of the paranormal is caught by a television news crew.

And the world changes . . .

1 Hour 17 Minutes = 1 Adventure from the Accidental Survivors

So, you need that new adventure for that brand spankin’ new campaign you’ve devised based on our Campaign Design and Starting a New Campaign episodes. The Accidental Survivors once again come to the rescue, this time Writing An Adventure in just over an hour. That’s right, we start with a map and a campaign idea, and over the course of the episode we outline an introductory adventure.

Reason for Silence . . . This Time!

Greetings from my secret underground lair deep beneath Ottawa

Those of you who have been here before are likely aware there can be extended periods between updates. This time, I have a “good” reason for it. I am the victim of a laptop issue. I honestly don’t know what’s going on, but I do have a temporary workaround. If you have any technical knowledge at all, read my blog and let me know if you have an answer to my dilemma.

I’ll be back once I figure this out.

New Face

Welcome to the New Face of Sword’s Edge Publishing. I figure this would be the best way to insure the website is updated in a timely manner.

Work is ongoing but check back soon and everything should be up, connected, and working.

Changing the Changed World

Those of you who have followed the Accidental Survivors know something of Mundus Novit, the Changed World, which is a modern d20 campaign setting I was writing for joint release with another publisher. That publisher was Silven Publishing, and Silven has gone out of business. I’d be upset, except Dark Quest Games picked it up and now I’m revising it. There were some aspects of the setting dictated by Silven that I wasn’t 100% behind, so now I can change those.

Magic is no longer the result of a virus, but something that has been around forever, though secret. The virus released by the secret super-soldier program has physically altered those infected by it. There are also “parapsychic” powers.

So, a fair amount of work to be done. Neal at DQG is hoping to see a final draft by the end of December. I hope I can deliver.