Eiridia is fantasy evolved

When I was young, I was a voracious reader with a love of fantasy and science fiction. Much to my parents’ dismay, I eschewed reading the classics and instead dove into books like Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar series, or Raymond E. Feist’s Riftwar saga. I loved stories of magic doing wondrous and terrible things, and stories of heroes rising from unlikely places.

As I started writing the setting that would become Eiridia, all of these themes started surfacing in my work. All of my favorite things about fantasy would eventually find a place in Eiridia. It started with dragons.

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Kickstart Ingenium Second Edition

Silver Gryphon Games is proud to announce that we are Kickstarting Ingenium Second Edition!

WIP shot of the Æthermancy cover

WIP shot of the Æthermancy cover

We’ve succeeded twice at Kickstarters. That’s not so much an expression of “we’re awesome” as it is “you told us what you wanted, and we happily gave it to you.” In the case of the second, Æthermancy, we’re still finishing it up. But my god, look at this work-in-progress cover art for it.

We’re committed to making the most awesome gaming products we can. Ingenium’s introduction into the world in 2010 was our single greatest response ever. With the Kickstarter for Ingenium Second Edition, we hope to take the great start we had and turn it into the world’s best role-playing game ever created.

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Wellstone City Wednesday – The Last Gasps

We are in the last gasps of a sale for GM’s Week at DriveThru RPG. Because we had so many people hitting our products, we actually broke a sales record! Today we just want to remind you about that…that you can get 30% off the paperback of Wellstone City for Savage Worlds. You can also get 30% off the paperback for the Æther version of the setting which is bundled in with the Æther Core.

Now, you can get the physical copies of the Æther versions of the Wellstone City Chronicles as well! Burning Crosses, A Death Undeserving, Schrodinger’s Box, The Ranch Raid, and Breaking Murphy are all available as physical prints, and if you get them right now, you can get them for $7.00 (USD) each. You can get the entire Wellstone City line for Æther for $52.50 in paperback, plus shipping, of course, AND you get the PDFs of the Æther Core with Wellstone and an adventure, plus the other five adventures.

But you have to act fast!

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Kevin’s Design Desk

Welcome! In a break from Rock and Role, I’m going to talk about what’s on my desk right now. We always say we have some cool stuff in progress, but we never talk about it too much. Yesterday, Ben shared what’s been happening with Ingenium, so today I’m going to touch on a few other topics. This is what’s on Kevin’s Design Desk.

Æthermancy

We had a Kickstarter last fall for getting the magic book back up and going. I had some personal issues that knocked me out of the loop a little for December and early January, but things are back to progressing on a pretty quick rate here. Two chapters have been completely edited, and we have more queued up to send to our staff editor assigned to this project. Things on the art-end are progressing extremely well and every few days, at least once a week, we’ve been getting art updates and feedback from Dennis Darmody about this project. All-in-all it’s shaping up to be a great book!

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Enter Ingenium Second Edition

Ingenium Second Edition is just around the corner. It promises to be the greatest RPG I have ever written. I hope it will end up being the greatest RPG you’ve ever played, too.

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GM’s Week Sale at DriveThru RPG!!!

Well! We made a bold statement a couple of days ago, and we said we’d knock 30% off all of our paperbacks if we went above and beyond the sales record from last year’s GM’s Day Sale. That challenge was not only met, but it was met half-way through the sale!

Thank you! That was pretty awesome!

So we went ahead and knocked 30% off every paperback we have.  Oh, and we activated a bunch of adventures as well. You can now get the entire Wellstone City Chronicle for Æther in paperback, as well as our Adventure in a Cons! If you buy them before the end of the GM’s Day Sale, you get them at 30% off, and as always, you get the PDF for free if you buy the physical version!

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Happy Friday! GM’s Week Sale!

At DriveThru RPG they have the on-going GM’s Week sale, where a TON of publishers are taking 30% off our prices!

A couple days ago we sent a letter out talking about our GM’s Week sale. Inside it was a statement that if we exceed our sales for last year’s sale, we’d gladly be putting our paperbacks up for 30% off as well.

We haven’t done it…yet…but we’re very close!

We realize that our two systems may not be your cup of tea (even though they’re pretty awesome). You just might not be a fan of Æther or Ingenium. We get it. There’s a ton of amazing systems out there that we’ve never played and haven’t put money into as well, and these might be anything from OSR to Pathfinder, Rifts to Cyberpunk. Maybe our stuff just doesn’t have that much appeal to you because of that.

Or maybe it does.

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Æthursday Random Setting: The Skies of Egypt

Today’s setting is a bronze age, air technology, supernatural, opera.

Before Rome was an Etruscan outpost, a massive air war waged in Egypt. Stretching up the Nile Valley, took to the air. Using gliders and powered flight, the Egyptians took the skies back.

These gliders and small aircraft, as seen in the tombs of the Pharaohs and their kin, were war planes, with seats for archers as they tried desperately to take control of the skies back from the dark and shadowy creatures that flew from a fissure in the Earth. Flying up from Upper Egypt, they swept the land and were a plague upon the people of the early dynasties.

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GM’s Week Sale!

Greetings Friends!

As you have noticed from some of your other favorite RPG companies, it’s GM’s Week at Drive Thru RPG, RPG Now, and their affiliates.  What that means is that everything is on a crazy sale for about the next 10 days or so.

How crazy?  Try 30% off! Right now, that’s just off PDFs, most of which are down to just $3.50(USD) for the sale, but if we blow past our sales record for last year before Sunday night at midnight (Central Time, USA), we’ll knock 30% off our physical prints as well!

We’ve got some new stuff out there that you may not have tried yet!

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I’m going on an adventure and I’m bringing my GM hat!

I'm going on an adventure

I’m not quite ready to GM… but  I wanted to dig on this topic as “research” so that when I AM ready, I know what I’m doing. I think one thing we can all agree on, no matter how exciting or thrilling the adventure and setting, if you have a lackluster GM or one that doesn’t care, seems bored or isn’t into it, you are not going to have as good a time as if you have a GM that can’t wait to set up a world for you to play in.

I remember laying around the campfire telling ghost stories and listening to stories, and some were always so good, while others just fell flat… I think the two are very similar and while some personalities are just MEANT for storytelling, almost anyone can be a good GM, you just have to do certain things.

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