News from Promethea

DarkHarvest_cover Dark Harvest: Legacy of Frankenstein is undoubtedly one of the most impressive games I reviewed this year. It stands out from a lot of other games because of its unique alternate history setting that combines elements from the classic novel “Frankenstein – The Modern Prometheus” with real history. For more information on this awesome game, please check out my review and the interview with author Iain Lowson.

And I am quite glad that there will be more support for this great game in the future. The beginning will be made by “Resistance”, which should be out by May 2012. There’s already a small sample of this first LoF supplement available at the official site, so check it out. And it seems Colin Chapman, who is known for his post-apocalyptic roleplaying game Atomic Highway (which he’s now giving away for free!) and who has written the first supplement for my own Warrior, Rogue & Mage, will be involved in that project. Colin does great stuff, so I am sure “Resistance” will be great as well.

The other news is that there will be a LoF card game. How cool is that. Iain Lowson hasn’t shared any details yet, but it will not be a CCG, which is great in my book. According to the announcement on the official LoF site, it will be more light-hearted than the rest of the LoF material. I am not sure if it will be family-friendly though. Actually I doubt it.

Last but not least there will be a LoF short story anthology! Yay! That’s great news. The short stories in the original Dark Harvest book were awesome and I am definitely looking forward to this anthology. Hopefully there will be a Kindle edition as well. 🙂

If there are any questions regarding these future releases, feel free to post them in the comments below. I will convey all your questions to Iain Lowson in hopes he’ll share a few more details with us.

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

5 thoughts on “News from Promethea”

  1. No, really, the card game will be family friendly! Erm… so long as the family don’t mind collecting severed limbs and suchlike. All families love that sort of thing, right?

  2. This uses the same rules as Victoriana correct?

    Not sure if you do these or not, but I wanted to let people know all about your site. So I am sharing this award with you.

    Come by my blog for the image and read what I said about your blog.


    1. It’s a streamlined version of the Heresy Engine used in Victoriana. That’s at least what it says on the cover. I’ve never played Victoriana 2nd Edition myself.

      And thanks for the kind words about my blog, but I am usually not participating in that kind of awards.

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