The website is still up and you can download the third edition. Home
I wonder where the writer went. Nowadays you can sell this stuff on drivethrurpg.
The premise is a little bit similar to Nephilim, too. Much more so than the other immortal games. Immortal games were pretty trendy in the 90s, weren’t they? I wonder they’re not made anymore. Adventures spanning the ages where you can meet or play historical figures seem really cool.
The third edition apparently came out in 2005, when DTRPG was really just getting its footing (it didn't merge with RPGNOW until 2006), so I'm guessing Ackles just decided that he wanted an updated version of his game (the second edition was published by someone else and he supposedly didn't like the result) and decided to just put it out there. I'm guessing it never made a huge amount of money the first time (the physical quality of the 1e book was pretty awful, over and above opinions about the illustrations).
That said, he must have tossed in the towel on the whole thing at one point, since the site has previews of material for a third book that never apparently happened.