Show your colours!

Posted: April 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: News | No Comments »

For GothCon (Gothenburg’s Gaming Convention) this Easter we will be selling badges for you to show off your appreciation of the game.
The badges are made by the good people over at Kingpin and they sent along a small video of the process of making them! Click on the link below to see.

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Not only that – for GothCon we will also be selling the Wanderer’s Compendium volume II for the very first time. This work will contain updated errata, thoughts on the 15th edition, another lecture, this time on geography, a Contributor’s Treat previously only available to illustrators and playtesters, as well as another adventure.

See you all there!

 

And there’s more! The guys over at Infinity.Buster and I sat down and did a short interview, and the result you can read here.

 

Fore more news as they happen in this project you can visit our -page.


For Sale!

Posted: January 25th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: News | Comments Off on For Sale!

The game is now finding its way out into stores and storefronts worldwide.

An aggressive move to distributors have netted a few new stores, and a few more opening happening as we speak. Stay tuned to this page for further development!

A good way of doing this is to follow our page on

 

A collection of links to all the stores can be found here.


 


2010 Roundup!

Posted: January 11th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: News | No Comments »

2010 – what a year it has been!

In February of this year the first copies of the book Lost Roads of Lociam – Core Rulebook, was ready, and the homepage was rolling out.
The launch of the game happened at Linköping Gaming Convention in May of this year, and it was a great success, with great feedback and a lot of laughter as we tried out the adventure Lights in Old Houses, made sample characters and discussed ideas.

If you have not seen the pictures from the launch you can do so here

http://lociam.com/news/launch/

The game then went public, selling on lulu.com, off the webpage www.lociam.com and, a few weeks later, in a few stores around Sweden. Currently we are working on getting the game up on Amazon and then further spread.

Each month since the launch the Contributors (illustrators, playtesters and others) have been treated to a special article, optional rules, new background and such on the homepage forum. If you are a contributors or wish to be, you can look there for these articles, ranging from rules to how to cheat at magic, martial arts, rules for disease, and a few new religions.
You can look and apply at the link below

http://lociam.com/forum/index.php?topic=4.0

Next, at the start of the fall, the first of the Wanderer ‘s Compendiums was released and sold at the Stockholm Gaming Convention. This contained some of the material published on the homepage, a basic all-you-need-to-play kit for the Core rulebook.
If you would like to check out this product over at lulu.com you can do so through the link below.

http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/lost-roads-of-lociam-the-wanderers-compendium—volume-i/9834877

Next on the agenda there was a revision of the Core rulebook text, removing typos and updating the errata. In any book this size errors are bound to creep in, and while this revision may not have gotten them all, it caught a lot of them. The playtesters that helped finding actual bugs in the rulesystem, and helped correct them are eternal heroes.
If you have not gotten your copy yet and wish to get your hands on this, the second printing, you can do it at lulu.com through the link below.

http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/lost-roads-of-lociam/8634610

All of this information has been streaming out over the project’s page on Facebook throughout the year. If you have not gotten connected to this you really should, as it features the most up-to-date information outside the official forum.
You can view the Facebook-page through the link below.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-Roads-of-Lociam/305868981447

Finally, for those of you who are or want to draw for this project, there is an updated illustrationlist in the illustrator emailgroup.
If you are not a member of this then you can get connected through this link

http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/Illuminious/

So what is happening in 2011 then, I hear you ask.

Well, there is another adventure coming out, and more Contributors’ Treats.
For Easter there will be another Wanderer’s Compendium, as we set up shop at the Göteborg Gaming Convention.
After that there will be an adventure compilation published, as we get ready for the first expansion of the game – The World that Is.
The speed we can get this published comes down largely to illustrators and playtesters that volunteer their time to this project.

It has been a great year for the project, the fruition of a lot of hard work by you guys, random strangers, project staff and contributors, and we would like to thank you all for your continued interest, efforts and encouragement.

Happy New Year everyone!

More on this roundup can be found here.


Launch

Posted: May 18th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: News | Comments Off on Launch

The launch of the game Lost Roads of Lociam took place at the annual Linköping roleplaying convention the weekend of Ascension (fitting, somehow), 13-16 May 2010.merchandise
The game arrived Wednesday night but got unpacked in the morning of the 13th (Thursday). We were set up in a room of our own next to the big stores, and people passed the door looking in, bewildered, thinking there was something else going on in our room, like a three-ring circus or possibly a kiddie-pool. However, there were just us; me, and two helpers, and for three days we helped people create characters and held sessions to play the game.
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You got a discount if you made a character on the spot, but if it was too good then you didn’t get any discount. One should never be greedy; if you get a great character you should just pay full price.
Friday night and Saturday noon we played two games, testing out the adventure Lights in Old Houses, with six players one session and seven the other. Both groups did really well considering their knowledge going in, and that they didn’t know one another, and accomplished their tasks. Well, almost. One magician did botch a “Spontaneous Combustion” and set fire to his friend, and when he tried a “Smother fire” to put him out, he botched again, and put out all the lights in the room instead. These things happen.

Some long-gone playtesters also dropped in, honoring us with their presence and buying their own copy.

We had a great time and greatly look forward to seeing those of you who attended on the forum, and on our next event, which is being planned right now.

veteranHere the author shows off his collection of convention-badges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Webshop

Posted: April 6th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: News | No Comments »

The game has no webshop of its own, but relies on a multitude of different channels for distribution, so that you can choose the method that suits your online shopping the best. Quite the number of physical stores carry the game as well, so you can step into any of those and get the game there.

A good way of finding out if another store has been added is to follow our Facebook-page of course.

Lulu.com prints the book on demand and ships internationally. The Wanderer’s Compendium Vol I and II are also available here.

Amazon.com is one of the biggest stores online and has the book on as print-on-demand.

The friendly Un-store has an order for the book too. If you want a signed copy this is the place to buy it from, and specify it in your order.

DriveThruRPG (with associated sites) now sell the Core rulebook and Wanderer’s Compendium vol I and II as PDFs, which is a great deal and will save you a heap of cash!

The game is also available at Noble Knight’s webstore

The guys over at IPR had some of the book in stock, but they sold out. You can still get PDFs and bundles from them though. They also sell the Wanderer’s Compendium vol I and II as PDFs. You can access their entire range of Lost Roads of Lociam-products here.

 

Swedish stores


Located in Gävle, the Hobbyshopen stocks the game.

Located in Göteborg, Wizard-games stocks copies, or your can use their webshop.

Located in Stockholm the SFBokhandeln in Gamla Stan holds copies, or you can order through their webshop.You can also get the book from the Gothenburg store.

Located in Storvik Speljätten not only stocks the game but also the Compendium. You can also use their webshop.

Located in Umeå Collector’s Point not only stocks the rulebook but also the Compendium Volume I, and has a webshop.

Located in Katrineholm and Lidköping GameManiacs also have their game on their order-page.