Arkelon Chronicles is a new traditional tabletop RPG set in a colorful universe of technology and magic!
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Latest Updates from Our Project:
about 2 months ago
– Mon, Feb 06, 2023 at 02:38:37 PM
We do hope that it is hotter in your area than it is here with a current -45!
Our current guesstimate for release is still this year.
English version is getting close to completion, and French is also coming along nicely (due to Bill 96 passed in Quebec recently, we are forced to release the game in French and English at the same time, else we could receive fines and other unpleasant things, since we release in shops. This is very annoying, but should not change our current timeline).
Pages are also coming along nicely.
All chapters menus, texts and backgrounds were tested and approved for colorblindness (Deuteranopia, Protanopia and Tritanopia).
We will be adding links to all menus for you to be able to easily reach each sections of the books, and all page numbers present in the text will have a link directly to the mentioned page for easy navigation.
We are also pondering on the possibility to add tooltips and hover text, but we will see if it is possible with the software(s) we are using (as per the extraordinary "made in Paint" example below):
More artwork are coming, and we are getting closer and closer to having them all. We have made a small list so you can also check out where we are at:
94/113 characters art
11/27 Gods Symbols
6/9 Elemental Dragons/Spirit Symbols
2/5 Backer Characters
12/12 Speakers Symbols
12/12 Class Logos
1/1 Game Logo
1/1 Cover Art
Take care of yourselves, and see you soon!
- The Wendigo Workshop's Team
3 months ago
– Mon, Dec 12, 2022 at 01:21:57 PM
We hope you are doing well! A small update to show a bit of where we are and how it's going just before the holidays.
Everything is still going according to plan. During those last months, we were able to complete more text and polish on all classes and other playable options. Game mechanics are finished, reviewed and completed!
We are a small team, we had delays, but we are working really hard to bring this game to you as fast as we can by also keeping the level of quality it is supposed to have. We are still aiming for a 2023 release, which seems very likely with the current pace of things.
We do have more page samples! We try to keep the layout simple, with the addition of some graphic elements, to keep it easy to read but still nice to look at.
More artwork are coming, and we are getting closer and closer to having them all! Character designs, magic, and more.
La version Française est quelque chose qui a été promis pendant la campagne, et elle vous sera livrée! Les chapitres complétés sont en cours de traduction. Le Français est important pour nous, et il est impératif d'offrir notre produit dans notre langue.
We hope you have nice holidays - Joyeux temps des fêtes!
- The Wendigo Workshop's Team
New Update: A Lot of Things to Show!
7 months ago
– Wed, Sep 07, 2022 at 01:42:20 PM
I hope you are doing well! We'll be keeping this quite short as we still have a LOT of things to do to complete the project, but everything is coming along nicely! Most classes are done and are in revision for playtesting, correction, fun factor, etc. Three chapters are finished and are currently undergoing final revisions.
The book in itself is coming together fine! We have layed out all of the different pages so they are ready to receive text after the correction and editing pass. Below you can see some pages layouts leading to the final look of the book.
We have put together all images for the GM screen together in Affinity Publisher, and decided which aspects of play will be featured on each panels. We are still figuring out how we want to actually PLACE the stuff, as we want it to be as complete as possible, without becoming cluttered and difficult to use as a reference.
Some of the Artbook layout also has been started, just needing the text and the different development images. While it does include artwork, we also want it to include some trivia, fun facts, lore bits, etc, that went through our minds while designing the game and the different illustrations.
We also received a couple new early designs for characters and illustrations, and those are coming along VERY nicely, only a couple are left before they are all ready to be placed in the book!
Keep an eye on your mails, we will soon (next week!) be sending links to the almost-finished version of the game to all backers (minus visuals and edits)!
Have an amazing time, and see you soon with MORE!
- The Wendigo Workshop's Team
9 months ago
– Wed, Jul 06, 2022 at 09:48:13 PM
A small update for June.
We have started to process payments on Backerkit, as we had planned, and it's going good. We have started to make up the different merch and will be ordering all stickers, and other small trinkets with class emblems in the next few weeks, hopefully to receive them before next month's update so we can send pictures!
For the books in themselves well, as always, we are still trying as much as we can to ready them up for print this year, but we will not give a definitive date as to not bring disappointment. Our current estimate would be December or early next year for physical books.
Some chapters have started to reach editing and corrections, all races have their lore text and abilities completed, and playable classes are going through playtest so we can see how they compare (and if they are fun).
Art is still coming in at a regular pace, and we are extremely happy with what we are receiving to illustrate this book, and we hope it will inspire you to create amazing characters.
We put together all illustrations for the GM screen for a first look on how it will probably look, and next update will include some tests for the informational part!
Next update will also have some book interior updates, and Artbook test looks!
This will be all for this month's update, it's pretty short, but covers most of what has been going on here. Have a great month, and we'll be updating you, as always.
May Update in June - Some Good News and Some Okay News!
10 months ago
– Fri, Jun 03, 2022 at 02:13:32 PM
Hello everyone! As per usual, here is the monthly update on the Kickstarter. We do have a couple of things to overview so bear with us a little!
The Good News
So, the good news is: we caught back on all the work we had to start over, which means we can now finally proceed into finalizing the book! While we wanna stay transparent about the fact that the game will be delayed, we are pretty happy about it. This means that a complete, digital, early version will be possible around the end of summer!
The Okay News!
So there was a good news, and an okay news. The okay news is that we will be ready to charge and lock orders from the Backerkit on June 20th. This means that you have until that date (and maybe after a little bit depending on how Backerkit handles it) to change your order, address, credit card information or add items if you want some more. Shipping costs will also be adjusted according to the perfect cost, and fulfillment will be handled with DTRPG.
While we got good news for a dedicated printer, paper shortage and prices creeping up makes it more difficult to order from them with 4 different book version (2 languages, softcover and hardcover). With print on demand, we will have more control on what we can print, and the cost price will not vary as much depending on the number of books. We will take care of all logistics and add-ons will be sent along without worries.
OneLast Important News!
As a team with an ambitious project, we've had some highs and lows, but one thing is certain: our artists are an amazing part of the team, and we love them very much. Through the whole process of illustrating this book, we were able to see them grow, grow more and even find themselves contracts with cool companies.
Covid was hard on them, they prevailed, but even then, we had to say goodbye to one of our artists that also became our friend: Stefano Andrieri. Stefano did such an amazing job on the project, illustrating more than 30 characters by himself, which is completely crazy. His passion and personality brought forward so many unique looks to our characters, and we are so very glad to have had him on the team. With a lot of work on his plate, we unfortunately had to part ways, and he didn't want to burn himself out, and we didn't want that either. We wish him the best of luck for his next endeavors, and if the future allows it, we would be so very excited, honored and happy to work with him again!
To tackle on his loss, we have brought forward two new artists that will be taking over the remaining designs: Heidi Pana and Edward Yorke, which are both amazing to work with and will do great work on Arkelon!
We also have a bunch of Illustration previews to show you, as those also progressed a lot in the last month!
Have an awesome day, and an amazing month of June and Happy Pride!