Our busy year isn’t over yet. Here’s what’s still to come! – The Oracle

It may sound like I’m saying this all the time, but that’s only because it’s true. We are currently working on more games than we ever have before. This is great news for all you game lovers out there. Over the next couple of weeks, Ed is going to be giving us glimpses of what’s in store for the future of Shades of Vengeance. I can’t wait to give you all the details. For today, I’ve been given the go-ahead to let you in on two new things coming your way.

This month we’re releasing Evil Overlord at MCM Comicon in London. Have you ever wanted to run your own evil empire? This game will let you do just that, but we’ve got a little twist for you. In this game you play as an Evil Lord with an army of minions. Sounds pretty great, right? Well these minions just refuse to fight together! You will have to head over to the Evil Minion Trading Exchange so you can trade out these difficult minions with the other Evil Lords. You’re going to have to make the strongest army of minions in order to defeat the others and, of course… TAKE OVER THE WORLD! [insert evil chuckle here]

This is a fast-playing, light-hearted card game brought to you by the same development team and artists as our fan favorite card game, Champion of Earth. Evil Overlord will be a “sequel” to Champion of Earth and you can expect to see the same fun style and quirky elements. Playtime is anywhere from 5 minutes to 1 hour, making this an easy game to take with you on the go and set up whenever you have a spare moment. Though the game is fun and the art is engaging we only intend this game for Evil Overlords who are ages 6 and up. Sorry gang, maybe I can talk Ed into doing a Toddler Overlords?

This isn’t the only project that Ed’s got up his developer sleeves. We are also working on several new Era games! I will hand out details as the weeks go by but for today I can introduce you to “Era: Cyberpunk”. Created by Ed Jowett and Lukasz Furmaniak (who is running the Era: The Empowered game for AetherCon), this will be a Core Rulebook similar in size to Era: Survival and will use the Era d10 Rule Set, making it compatible with all of our other Era games.

In Era: Cyberpunk (which is a working title!) you’re going to fight for mega corporations in the last city on Earth. There’s really no point in trying to get out of the city because it’s surrounded by a desert from which no one ever returns. As you can guess, there will be loads of mysteries to crack and enemies to face. This game is inspired by Judge Dredd, the Matrix and similar stories, and will offer its characters unique abilities which grow in power as the characters grow closer to the truth…

There’s certainly more to this game than first meets the eye and you’ll have loads of content to help you start building your first campaigns. Era: Cyberpunk is just one in a number of new games that you’ll be introduced to over the next few weeks so keep checking back to see what we’re getting up to!

That’s it for me, I’ll catch you on Saturday for another Consortium Expansion Spotlight where we get to talk about one of my favorite rpg elements… loot!

See you next time!