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!

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