Sunday, July 12, 2015

Pirate Princes of Sartosa - Campaign Map!

Check out the final Pirate Princes of Sartosa campaign map, which will be in the book as a two-page spread!

I'm now shooting for a final PDF of version 1.0 to be available before October. I've been making great strides with the remainder of the writing lately, which has been super fun. I started a new job recently and fully expected my progress on Sartosa to slow to a crawl, but with the release of Age of Sigmar, I'm more fired up than ever to finish the campaign.

Age of Sigmar is, for me, a very disappointing development for many reasons. I won't add to the internet chatter with a rant of my own, but I will say that I will be continuing to play Warhammer Fantasy Battles 8th edition and will not be playing Age of Sigmar or make Age of Sigmar content.

With this commitment to 8th edition, I really want to get the campaign finished as soon as possible so that others who are sticking with 8th can have new content and a fun campaign to get their friends into the hobby or campaigning, which has always been the aim of my Warhammer Fantasy content efforts, so business as usual.

Now, back to the map. If you're curious about how the campaign will work, players will move their warbands around the map, on land and by sea, and explore points of interest. The points of interest are marked on the map with numbers (1-15). Two of these are Special Campaign Character shops (1, 4) where you will be able to hire unique lord-level heroes using campaign currency.

The remaining points of interest contain quests that reward you with a Character Slot Item (using the same system as Conquest of Lustria), or a Special Campaign Character when completed. That's it for now! I will make a post showing how quests work sometime soon.

I also want to thank all the people who have sent me email messages. These are always super cool to get and the questions and anticipation for Sartosa have really encouraged me to continue working on the campaign so thank you! 

2 comments:

  1. Looks excellent Raf! Big fan of the sailing routes to keep everyone on their toes.

    Without getting too far ahead of your steady work, have you planned for integrating Sartosian characters/warbands into Lustria?

    Will there be campaign rewards that persist right up into Lustria, perhaps, or do you suggest players clean the slate and start over?

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    1. Thank you! I have been trying to outline some integration as I do want players to be able to take their progress from Sartosa to Lustria.

      Most of the character slot items are fine to export to Lustria as they are, since the items in Sartosa are simpler than those in Lustria because of the low point nature of the campaign and both campaigns use the same system.

      I think it would be possible to allow Sartosa special campaign characters to follow you to Lustria and be fielded as they are presented in the Sartosa book, with ONLY those characters following the special rules and character restrictions presented in Sartosa.

      Certain characters and content run into a snag due to some of the special rules and custom content in Sartosa so the playgroup would have to be ok with stuff like special lores of magic being carried over from one campaign to the other.

      Honestly it can be done and I think the right playgroup will have a lot of fun with it. I'll definitely include a page with guidance on campaign continuation. :)

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