CATCHING UP! (+pre-purchase)

Three days till Christmas, ten days till the last day of 2016 – a year that for Team Järnringen has meant a breathless and absolutely wonderful race, trying to catch up in the translation into English. Now, we are very close to the goal of being able to release the international versions within six months of the Swedish launch; when the Advanced Player’s Guide reaches you, all books printed in our native tongue will be available to English speaking gamers everywhere, save one: Karvosti – Häxhammaren (The Witch Hammer), that launched in October.

 

The Karvosti book is already in translation and if all goes according to plan we will launch a Kickstarter campaign for the post-production and printing in March 2017. Also, we hope that we will get more time to plan for the future, now that the race is (almost) over. There are lots of items on our three priority lists (to-do, must-do and must-do-now), and it will surely feel great to be able to work on reducing the number of entries. :-)

 
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So to the most important matter at hand – the pre-purchase campaign that will run a couple of days into the year to come. For (hopefully) the last time we will run this campaign from our site, and not in our store. Why, you ask? The answer is simply that the products will ship from UK and our store is set for shipping prices from Sweden. Again, why? Well, because the shipping cost to anywhere but Sweden will be much lower this way. We promise to find a better solution for our international sales during the first half of 2017, when we hopefully will have a little more time between productions and also a greater number of English language products to sell.

 
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The only downside to the current method is that we can only include a select number of countries in the pre-purchase campaign. If you live somewhere not covered by the articles called “Pre-Purchase North America” or “Pre-Purchase WORLD” (see below), you will have to wait until the book reaches the Modiphius store. Sorry for that; as mentioned, we will work to find a better pre-purchase procedure in the future.

 

Down below you will find links to three “hidden products” in our webstore. The will take you to pages where you can purchase a bundle including The Art of Symbaroum and the Advanced Player’s Guide, but at varying prices because shipping has been added to (and is included in) the product price. Hence, no cost for shipping will be added to the prices listed below!

 

PRE-PURCHASE CAMPAIGN HAS ENDED!

SYMBAROUM FRODAS I HÖSTMÖRKRET

Hösten är här men i stället för att gå i ide kommer Symbaroum att storma vidare som en vårrusig ungtjur. Karvosti – Häxhammaren har just släppts och om ingenting oförutsett inträffar kommer vi inom kort att öppna för förköp av den nya spelledarskärmen (inkl. det 24-sidiga Äventyrspaket 1). Och som om inte det vore nog dyker Symbaroum – Art Book upp i handeln kort efter nyår, visserligen med engelska texter men med bilder som talar alla möjliga språk.
 

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En annan intressant informationspunkt, såhär lite drygt två år efter spelets lansering, är att det börjar bli dags för nytryck av grundboken. Vi ser ingen anledning att göra en ”second edition” i detta läge, men vi kommer naturligtvis att korrigera texten utifrån erratan och kanske även lägga till Det förlovade landet, i syfte att synka den svenska utgåvan med de internationella varianterna. Och apropå det …

 

I skrivande stund har Symbaroum släppts på engleska, franska, tyska och italienska – spanska och brasilianska står på tur under första halvan av nästa år. Mottagandet har varit … varmt. Eller kanske snarare hett? ;-) Alldeles oavsett har vi nu kommit dithän att vi snart är ikapp med översättningar, så att vi framgent kommer att kunna lansera de engelska översättningarna cirka 6 månader efter de svenska boksläppen. Dessutom innebär detta förstås att vi kan lägga ännu mer fokus på nyproduktioner, av böcker och kringprodukter. Jo, det blir förstås lite funderingar och diskussioner kring Symbaroums tilltänkta syskon också …

 

Kort sagt: vi ser fram emot ett härligt mörk, kallt och regnigt halvår med gott om tid för att både spela och skriva/teckna. Tillvaron må vara cyklisk till sin natur, men ibland känns det som om allting bara går upp, upp, upp.

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SYMBAROUM THRIVES IN THE AUTUMN DARKNESS
 
Autumn is here, but instead of going into hibernation Symbaroum is storming onwards like a young bull just released from the pen. During the months to come, a handful of new products will release in English. First up are Thistle Hold – Wrath of the Warden and Adventure Pack 2, closely followed by the GM screen (including Adventure Pack 1). And early next year the Art Book and the Player’s Handbook will hit the stands.

 
We are also happy to mention that the offset printed English Core Rulebook is all but sold out, little more than six months after having reached stores in English speaking countries. This means that we will have to make a second printing (not second edition), giving us a chance to correct the texts in line with the errata.

 
In other news, Symbaroum is now available in three more languages – besides Swedish and English, also French, German and Italian (Spanish and Brazilian will follow during the first half of 2017). The game has been greeted with jubilations and from now on our aim is to launch an English edition of each new product no more than six months after the Swedish release. Hopefully this means that our fantastic partners in France, Germany and Italy will be able to launch their versions shortly thereafter.

 
All in all, we can look forward to a dark, cold and rainy autumn and winter, with plenty of time for playing games and writing/painting. Existence may be cyclic in nature, but sometimes if feels like everything is moving up, up, up!
 
Happy gaming,

Team Järnringen

TAG ALONG TO THISTLE HOLD!

Yes, we are just about to send Thistle Hold – Wrath of the Warden to print. If you missed the Kickstarter campaign, this is your chance to get the 176 page campaign and adventure module together with a pre-purchase bonus – namely a softcover, stand-alone version of The Hunter’s Harbor, exclusively printed for KS backers and pre-purchasers.

 

The Hunter’s Harbor is the first section of TH-WotW and is written to be read by both players and Game Masters, as an introduction to the town in the shadow of Davokar. Securing this bonus means that you easily can circulate the text among your players, without risking that they sneak-peak at the GM secrets!

 

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Just like in the case of The Copper Crown, we will be running this pre-purchase campaign from our site, and not in our store. Why, you ask? The answer is simply that the book will ship from UK and our store is set for shipping prices from Sweden. Again, why? Well, because the shipping cost to anywhere but Sweden will be much lower this way. So thank Modiphius for hooking us up with their warehouse! :-)

 

The only downside to this is that we can only include a select number of countries in the pre-purchase campaign. If you live somewhere not covered by the articles called “Pre-Purchase North America” or “Pre-Purchase WORLD” (see below), you will have to wait until the book reaches the Modiphius store. Sorry for that; we will work to find a better pre-purchase procedure in the future.

 

Down below you will find links to three “hidden products” in our webstore. They include the same book (Thistle Hold – Wrath of the Warden, plus the bonus) but at varying prices because shipping has been added to (and is included in) the product price. Hence, no cost for shipping will be added to the prices listed below!

 

The pre-purchase campaign also gives access to PDF versions of the two books, and it is active from September 20th to September 30th 2016.

 

For delivery addressed in the UK:

Thistle Hold – Wrath of the Warden, Pre-Purchase UK
($49, including $8 in shipping)

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For delivery addressed in the US and Canada:

Thistle Hold – Wrath of the Warden, Pre-Purchase North America
($51, including $10 in shipping)

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For delivery addressed in a Europe, Australia, New Zeeland and Japan:

Thistle Hold – Wrath of the Warden, Pre-Purchase WORLD
($54, including $13 in shipping)

THE ROAD AHEAD

In 2013 we started off as if following a barely visible path deep inside Davokar, a path that later turned into an animal trail leading trough woods that seemed brighter and brighter as we kept pushing on.

 
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The trail connected to a caravan route and soon we stood at the forest edge, looking out over the swaying fields of Ambria. It must have been close to the Marshes, because (aside from the occasional reef and mud bank) for the last seven months it has been smooth sailing, as if navigating the currents of the mighty River Doudram.

 
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Along the way we have picked up more and more passengers. Now, this is of course the whole point of the journey and it gladdens us immensely, but it is not without its challenges. We need an ever growing vehicle to accommodate all who want to tag along; we need to provide everyone with comforts, nourishment and entertainment, and make sure that all are finding the journey enjoyable. Oh, and not much further ahead the Titans are waiting. Make no mistake – we will aspire to take you to those towering peaks, all the way to the top, but there is a lot that needs to happen between here and there, if we are to stand a chance.

 

In less poetic words: Things are moving fast and we have to spend as much time developing our organization as we are producing new products. This is of course as it should be, and we will do our very best to meet the demands of the ever changing situation. Luckily, everything is under control regarding the 15 individual items (Swedish and English) we have planned for the next 6-8 months – most of them related to the Kickstarter campaign that ended about a month ago. The making of new products is and will be our number one focus, so we hope you will forgive us if things like a new home page, a monthly newsletter, a forum of our own, and us appearing at conventions will take a little time to make happen.

 

As of right now we are primarily working on two products. First we are putting the finishing touches on Karvosti – Häxhammaren, the Swedish version of part two in the Chronicle of the Throne of Thorns. Simultaneously, the post-production of Thistle Hold – Wrath of the Warden and all the unlocked stretch goals of the KS campaign is underway. The only slight worry is that we are depending on freelancers in the layout department, but knowing the skill and capacity of our go-to-guys this should work out just fine.

 
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In a nutshell: the road ahead appears to be paved and aptly maintained, and our encumbered vehicle shows no indications to slow or (Prios forbid!) break down. And if we feel even the slightest tired, all we have to do is visit our communities on Facebook, Google+ or Reddit – your enthusiasm and words of encouragement is enough to keep us going and going and going. :-)

 
Happy gaming,
Team Järnringen

PRE-PURCHASE: THE COPPER CROWN

So, it is high time to send the next Symbaroum book to print! We are planning to do a limited print of The Copper Crown, including the adventures The Mark of the Beast and Tomb of Dying Dreams – the independent sequels to the tutorial adventure The Promised Land. With this added to your collection you’ll have the whole Chronicle of the Copper Crown printed in the same superb quality as, and on even thicker paper than, the Core Rulebook!

 

This limited printrun we are preparing is primarily meant for stores around the globe, but this pre-purchase campaign makes it possible for you to a) secure a copy, and b) have it delivered long before it reaches retailers. Also, you’ll be helping us carry some of the print cost, for which we are very grateful.

 

So, why are we running the campaign from our site, and not in our store? The answer is simply that these books will ship from UK and our store is set for shipping prices from Sweden. Again, why? Well, because the shipping cost to anywhere but Sweden will be much lower this way. So thank Modiphius for hooking us up with their warehouse! :-)

 

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Down below you will find links to three “hidden products” in our webstore. They include the same products (The Copper Crown) but at varying prices because shipping has been added to (and is included in) the product price. Hence, no cost for shipping will be added to the prices listed below!

 

For delivery addressed in the UK:

The Copper Crown – Pre-Purchase UK
(Pre-purchase Campaign has ended))

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For delivery addressed in almost all other countries (see below for exceptions):

The Copper Crown – Pre-Purchase WORLD
(Pre-purchase Campaign has ended)

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For delivery addressed in a few countries requiring our warehouse to upgrade to premium shipping with a tracking number, for instance Brazil, Argentina and Russia (if unsure send a mail to kontakt@jarnringen.com):.

The Copper Crown – Pre-Purchase with Tracking
(Pre-purchase Campaign has ended)


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