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Title: Burning Empires Preorders
Post by: Luke on May 22, 2006, 06:31:42 PM
http://www.burningempires.com/preorder.html

Hello my peeps!

As you may or may not know, I'm publishing a new game this summer called  Burning Empires. (http://www.burningempires.com) It's kind of like Burning Wheel, but with more oomphf. It's crazily story-focused and less crunchy on the small end (there's no more shades, combat's been streamlined, etc.). And it's based on the comics of  Christopher Moeller. (http://mysite.verizon.net/moellerc/Iron%20Empires/Faithconquers1.html)

The game will officially debut in August at GenCon. However, I'm offering a number of preorder deals. Why pay now to receive the game in three months? First, I'll be honest, as a small press publisher, preorders help out a lot. Second, I'm offering a bunch of special offers that will not be available once the game is released.

BURNING EMPIRES PREORDERS:
June 1st to June 23rd. Preorders ship in August. Check this link (http://www.burningempires.com/preorder.html) for the link to the shopping cart.

BURNING EMPIRES is a complete roleplaying game in a single book.
The book itself is hardcover, 656-pages, full color interior, digest-sized (5.5"x 8.5").
The book contains 400 pieces of artwork -- approximately 200 color and 200 sketches/illustrations. The color pieces are from Chris Moeller's various comics. The sketches and illustrations are either from his sketch books, from out-of-print comics or done specifically for the game. Yup, that's hundreds of pieces of never-before-seen artwork.


Basic Preorder, $40:
BURNING EMPIRES  book and  pdf
»  All preordered books are signed and numbered by the author

Illustrated Book, $80:
BURNING EMPIRES  book with illustration and  pdf
»  The illustrated books have a character sketch drawn by Chris Moeller on the inside front cover. There are only 40 of these available. They will be  numbers 1-40 of the preorders. One per customer!

Limited Edition T-Shirt, $25:
»  These t-shirts will only be available to preorder customers.
»  Full color wheel on the front, quote on the back. All sizes available.


Signed Print, $20:
»  9" x 14" Prints of the full cover wrap signed by Chris Moeller.

(http://www.burningwheel.org/pdf/Burningempirescover_crop.jpg)

Quote from: the blurb
BURNING EMPIRES:
An epic science fiction roleplaying game based on Christopher Moeller’s critically acclaimed Iron Empires graphic novels, designed by award-winning game designer and author of the Burning Wheel, Luke Crane.
BURNING EMPIRES uses the Burning Wheel system as its core and expands it to encompass the sweep of stories that decide the fate of worlds! In this game you will find mechanics for ingenious technology, subtle infiltration, fiery revolution, strategic warfare, searing debate and blazing firefights.

The player characters are the protagonists in a story that will decide their own fate, the fate of their loved ones and friends, and the fate of their very world. It is a trial of conviction and belief. To save all that you hold dear in BURNING EMPIRES, you must pass through the fire. And you will be changed.

thanks,
I hope to see you all at cons this summer so we can play!
-Luke

(http://www.burningempires.com/images/cotar_fomas_signet.gif)


Title: Re: Burning Empires Preorders
Post by: Larry L. on May 22, 2006, 10:21:43 PM
Was it just a really really cool coincidence that the (pre-existing) logo looks a whole heck of a lot like the Burning Wheel logo, or have you and Moeller been conspiring for years at this?


Title: Re: Burning Empires Preorders
Post by: Luke on May 23, 2006, 04:58:23 AM
Hm. I could spill with the whole story, but I think I'd rather just leave it as a mystery.


Title: Re: Burning Empires Preorders
Post by: Eero Tuovinen on May 23, 2006, 06:15:48 AM
A question: can retailers preorder? That is, do you give retailer discounts at this point? If not, do you sell to retail later in the summer?


Title: Re: Burning Empires Preorders
Post by: Luke on May 23, 2006, 11:17:36 AM
Retailers cannot preorder. It will be available for retail in late august.

-L


Title: Re: Burning Empires Preorders
Post by: Andrew Cooper on May 23, 2006, 12:38:39 PM
Luke is my hero.  I want to be him when I grow up.

Wait...  I'm probably older than he is.  That's sad.

In all seriousness, I'm stoked about this game coming out.



Title: Re: Burning Empires Preorders
Post by: Thunder_God on May 24, 2006, 02:04:30 AM
My wallet weeps.
So do I concerning I may only have money on July 1st..


Title: Re: Burning Empires Preorders
Post by: Thunder_God on May 25, 2006, 06:15:49 AM
How will shipping be handled? All my small press/indie rpg orders bar none had at least one book damaged by shipping if not more, so I'd like to know how it'd be shipped.


Title: Re: Burning Empires Preorders
Post by: Luke on May 25, 2006, 03:07:12 PM
It'll be shipped by the US Postal Service. But, as you noted, all small press games must be passed through the gorilla cage at the  Bronx Zoo  (http://www.bronxzoo.com/) before being allowed to leave the country. See the service we small press publishers give you? The personalized mashing of your merchandise by beautiful gorillas! You can't get that at Wizards of the Coast, I tell you!

-L


Title: Re: Burning Empires Preorders
Post by: Luke on May 29, 2006, 01:35:29 PM
CROSS POSTED EVERYWHERE:
New preview up!

Hop over to the wiki and download the latest preview PDF, the Mukhadish Lifepaths! For all you BW vets, you can see how we tweaked the LPs and the layout to make it all more readable and easier to use. For everyone else, I hope it looks cool and intriguing!

http://www.burningempires.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

rock on!
-Luke


Title: Re: Burning Empires Preorders
Post by: Luke on May 31, 2006, 08:08:22 PM
http://www.burningempires.com/preorder.html

Preorders are live.


Title: Re: Burning Empires Preorders
Post by: jenskot on June 01, 2006, 03:52:48 AM
http://www.burningempires.com/preorder.html

Preorders are live.


Just ordered mine!!! CAN'T WAIT!!!


Title: Re: Burning Empires Preorders
Post by: Luke on June 19, 2006, 12:40:24 PM
Just in case you were waiting until the last minute, Burning Empires preorders close this Friday, the 23rd. The PDF will be available this weekend.

-L


Title: Re: Burning Empires Preorders
Post by: Thunder_God on June 19, 2006, 12:55:22 PM
Do those who buy the hardcover get a free PDF?


Title: Re: Burning Empires Preorders
Post by: Luke on June 19, 2006, 01:49:45 PM
Do those who buy the hardcover get a free PDF?

Burning Empires is a hardcover book, period. If you bought either the illustratred edition or the basic preorder, you'll receive a code to download the pdf on friday night.

-L


Title: Re: Burning Empires Preorders
Post by: Thunder_God on June 23, 2006, 08:59:29 PM
I'm curious, why 2 downloads within 7 days rather than Forge Bookshelf?


Title: Re: Burning Empires Preorders
Post by: Luke on June 23, 2006, 10:31:15 PM
I'm curious, why 2 downloads within 7 days rather than Forge Bookshelf?

Didn't really think about it. Seemed like a fair amount of time to get your pdf onto your home computer and your work computer. I can't be responsible for your electronic life beyond that. However, now that I think about it, I suspect my bandwidth requirements would break the Bookshelf.

-L


Title: Re: Burning Empires Preorders
Post by: Thunder_God on June 23, 2006, 11:01:22 PM
I'm thinking more of us who move abroad, don't have a work computer, etc.
And breaking the Forge Bookshelf is a viable concern!

Cheers.
Already on page 44, liking it a lot thus far.


Title: Re: Burning Empires Preorders
Post by: IMAGinES on September 09, 2006, 04:13:39 PM
Hm. I could spill with the whole story, but I think I'd rather just leave it as a mystery.

So has anyone ever seen Christopher Moeller and Luke Crane in the same place at once?

And just who was that masked game designer?


Title: Re: Burning Empires Preorders
Post by: Thunder_God on September 24, 2006, 09:13:37 AM
I love Christopher's sketch. Awesome.

And though I love how the book looks, I still think I'd have liked a wee wider and taller book.


Title: Re: Burning Empires Preorders
Post by: Iskander on September 26, 2006, 10:30:33 AM
Are you secretly Polish, Guy?


Title: Re: Burning Empires Preorders
Post by: Thunder_God on September 26, 2006, 07:57:52 PM
I'm 5/8ths Polish, nothing secret about it.