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    Adamant Entertainment & China Miéville Present: TALES OF NEW CROBUZON

    Adamant Entertainment and China Miéville Present:

    TALES OF NEW CROBUZON



    Adamant Entertainment has reached an agreement with award-winning author China Miéville to license his fantasy setting of Bas-lag, which featured in the novels Perdido Street Station, The Scar and Iron Council. Adamant Entertainment will publish a roleplaying game that will allow fans of the series to have their own adventures in the city of New Crobuzon. Subsequent game books will continue to explore the setting and characters of the world of Bas-lag.

    "The city of New Crobuzon is an incredibly rich setting," said Adamant Entertainment owner Gareth-Michael Skarka. "We're extremely proud to be producing a game that gives it the level of detail and attention that it deserves."

    "I grew up on RPGs," said China Miéville, "And the idea of a Bas-Lag game is incredibly exciting and humbling. That people might want to play in the world of my books is a tremendous honour."

    The game will also feature a special treat for Miéville's fans -- the original map of the city of New Crobuzon, drawn by the author, as well as his own illustrations of some of the creatures found in the world of Bas-lag.

    Interested fans can discuss the project at the Adamant Entertainment forums -- found on the company's website at adamantentertainment.com



    About China Mieville
    China Miéville lives and works in London. His first novel, King Rat, was published in 1998, Perdido Street Station (winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the British Fantasy Award) followed in 2000, The Scar (winner of the British Fantasy Award) in 2002, Iron Council in 2004 (winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award), Looking for Jake and Other Stories in 2006, and Un Lun Dun in 2007. His work has been nominated for Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Awards.

    About Adamant Entertainment
    Adamant Entertainment is one of the recognized leaders in electronic publishing in the adventure games industry, and has recently begun to expand its print operations. Their game lines, including THRILLING TALES and THE IMPERIAL AGE, are the top sellers in their respective categories, and the company was recently featured in an Associated Press article on the growth of the electronic publishing sector, appearing in news publications world-wide.


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    Gareth-Michael Skarka
    gms [at] adamantentertainment [dot] com

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    Wow. That's awesome. I can't wait to hear some more details on this. Do you think you'll have info on the format of the product (hardcover, electronic, etc.) soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadMojo
    Wow. That's awesome. I can't wait to hear some more details on this. Do you think you'll have info on the format of the product (hardcover, electronic, etc.) soon?

    We're in the early stages of development, so I don't have a lot of details, but I can tell you that it will be available in print as well as PDF. Beyond that, though, things are still very fluid....

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    This sounds pretty cool.

    I'm not familiar with these books though. What genre are they?

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    Erm.. Just googled him.

    Wow, this sounds like a very rich setting. I can't wait to see how this will translate into an rpg.

    Mmm.. More reading to do.

    Are you going to be doing this with your Odyssey system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urizen
    Are you going to be doing this with your Odyssey system?
    No, an original system -- although we will probably include a conversion appendix for Odyssey (as well as one for 4e, assuming the GSL allows it and the rules work).

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    Holy F-in' Score! That's amazing news, and awesome for Adamant. Looking forward to hearing more. If there is any kind of design blog, please post a link here so I can follow along in envious anticipation.

    BTW, don't want to derail, (can always start a diff thread if appropriate), but is there any further news on Far West?

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urizen
    Erm.. Just googled him.
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    Mmm.. More reading to do.
    I've read Perdido Street Station and I'm in the middle of The Scar right now. Both are phenomenal books.

    The city of New Crobuzon itself is so full of possibilities for gaming, and that's just a small part of the whole world. The city of Armada from The Scar is an amazing idea and would be just as good to use in a game.

    Can't wait to see this one (although count me among those who are sorry to see Far West set aside for now).

    I could always tell that China Mieville's gamer cred was strong from reading about the "adventurers" encountered in Perdido Street.

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    That's big news!

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    This is definately exciting news, and I very much look forward to hearing more. China is one of my favourite authors, period, and GMS has done a lot of work I respect.

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