It’s 2013, and it’s going to be a good one for fans of The Day After Ragnarok. Here’s a roundup of what’s in store.
DAR Meets Its Fate
The most obvious thing coming up for The Day After Ragnarok is, of course, the Fate Edition of it. The Fate Core Kickstarter blew right though the stretch goal, so this will really be happening! Since the adaptation parts will be written by Leonard Balsera, it’s a bit difficult to say exactly when the book will be completed, but as soon as the Fate Core Kickstarter is complete, we’ll be working with him to figure out a reasonable timeline for the book. If you’re a backer of the Kickstarter, you’ll be getting a PDF of the Fate Edition of The Day After Ragnarok for free, but we’re planning on having both the PDF and a print version of it available for sale as well. Additionally, we hope to adapt all the existing Serpent Scales to Fate, and produce Fate-compatible versions of future ones.
Figure Flats Finally
This one’s short and sweet: we’re start releasing the Figures Flats for The Day After Ragnarok next month. February, that is. The current plan is to present them in two-faced, three-faced, and counter format. There well be 3-4 sets, and more details should be forthcoming in about a week. These will be available in PDF form for sure, and we’re exploring some print options.
Walking in Memphis
The project we’ve gotten the most question about, is, understandably, Memphis: Gateway to the Poisoned Lands. It’s the second entry in the Cities of the Emerald Night series, a little refresher might be in order. I quote from the marketing text…
“After the Serpentfall, floods and horrors rise all along the Mississippi valley. Only the Bluff City survives, kept alive by hard choices and harder men. Strangers come to Memphis from deep in the dark, from out in the wild, from all over. They set out for the Delta, or for the wild Poisoned Lands, ready to kill or to heal, but most of all ready for trouble. Because we’ve got trouble, right here in the River City …”
You can read a bit more about it on its product page. I’m happy to announce that, after talking with The Day After Ragnarok creator Kenneth Hite, we have agreed to aim for a Spring timeline for completing it. Ken’s currently getting settled in with his new gig as a staffer at Pelgrane Press, so we haven’t set a deadline yet. We’ll get more specific as things settle into rhythm for him. But when the cold of winter begins to pass, we should all be walking in Memphis.
More Serpent Scales
In addition to the Memphis release, Ken has a few more things he wants to detail about the post-Serpentfall world. So, a few more Serpent Scales will see the murky light of day in 2013. The topics? Well, that’s largely up to Ken…but I did hear him muttering something about Mexico.
Additionally, Ken and I have decided that we are going to take a big step: we’re going to actually open up the world after Serpentfall to some outside input. I am going to take some time to work out some submission guidelines, but if you have an idea for a person, place or thing for The Day After Ragnarok, you’ll have a chance to run it by us. If we like it, we might just pay you a little something to write it up for everyone’s enjoyment, and publish it as a Serpent Scale. I should have submission guidelines put together by the first week of February, if everything goes well.
Something Slumbers…Something Secret
And just what kind of update would this be without a vague allusion to something big coming up later in the year? Well, there is. Something big, exciting…and brand new for the world after the Serpentfall. I can promise you all that it’ll be the coolest thing we’ve done so far.
So there you have it, the plans (as much as we can reveal, anyway), for The Day After Ragnarok in 2013. We’re excited to get it all on track, and we hope you are too! Questions? Comments? Let’s talk about it in the Atomic Overmind Press Forums.