A friend of mine got me a good deal on some software used to make simple videos, which is fortuitous for me as The Fattest Goblin and I had been discussing the idea of making "video previews" and even "trailers" for our various tabletop roleplaying games (an idea that Jason Owen Black first proposed doing for us in regards to his vs. Moon Men roleplaying game, but which we never fully developed -- yet. Though I bet, if LPJ sees this, he'll claim it was his influence as he's been talking about the idea to anyone willing to listen for the past few months).
We'd still love to do a cheesy 60's style trailer for this... someday.
Regardless, I've attempted my first proper stab at making such a video preview. This one is fairly straightforward (i.e. "basic") as I'm still learning the software for sure, but I'm also not sure if people will like or prefer a video preview over a simple image/text one.
SO! I'm going to try to off you both here and ask for your feedback, suggestions, and other comments. Should we do video? Should we do something MORE? Something less? Ain't no-body-got-time-for-this at all? Let us know! Here in the comments, or on Facebook, or on Twitter, on the YouTube video itself.
Call to Arms: Rapiers & Weapons of the Duel
A brand new release in the Call to Arms line of equipment+ books for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, this time from Scott Gladstein (of Little Red Goblin Games fame). For the book, Scott taps his own experiences learning to fence and reenact (in groups like SCA) to offer a bit more substance for one of the iconic weapons of roleplaying games -- the Rapier!
|Call to Arms is a book line for players and gamemasters alike. Each book focuses on a different type of item, expanding rules for those items and adding everything from new mundane and magical examples of the item to new character options related to the item. Call to Arms: Rapiers & Weapons of the Duel includes rapier, sabers, and all manner of exotic dueling weapons from around the world. From the dashing side swords to the fantastic elven rapier this book draws on real world dueling history to bring the bloody edge of tradition to your game.|
I kind of feel like CtA: R&WotD is a slight departure for us, because the scope of a single item -- rapiers -- is SO BIG in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, it was hard to include "all the options" like we normally attempt to do. The rapier is one of the few weapons in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game that is listed in any classes' proficiencies, and feats like Weapon Finesse are basically specifically FOR rapiers, to make them as deadly as they should be. And then never mind that, just sticking to Paizo Publishing products, you have not one but two classes that are all trying to "capture the essence" of that swashbuckling hero with rapier in hand (not to mention all the archetypes for various classes etc). So we didn't reprint EVERYTHING we could find that was related, just things we thought were a little more