We have just learned that Hans Bothe, known to many of you as Enno, has sadly passed away. Many of you knew him for his encyclopedic knowledge of Hellfrost, his presence on the forums, and as one of our lead editors. We was also a strong voice in his native German gaming community. He was all those things, but far more than that he was a good friend, someone we were proud to know.
This has hit us hard, as it has his family and friends. The next issue of TAG Talk will be dedicated to his memory. For now, though, I leave you with The Empty Chair (by Kenzer & Co.).
The Empty Chair
Eulogy for a Gamer
There is an empty chair,
at the table this day.
A hallowed place where,
a friend once played.
The roll of his dice,
my ears long to hear.
Or perhaps it would suffice,
if he should suddenly appear.
With character sheet in hand,
and a bag of Cheeze-doodles to share.
All his friends would stand,
as he sat in the empty chair.
I hear his voice a-callin’,
and it ties my heart in a knot.
For he cries, “Though a comrade has fallen,
You must play for those who cannot.”
We conquered worlds on the run,
he and I in the name of fun.
And as others may come and go,
I make both both friend and foe.
But what I long for most,
is our past now long a ghost.
Welcome to our Kickstarter for a set of hard enamel badges featuring some of the most wicked and insidious Cthulhu Mythos cults ever known!
Last year we produced a beautiful set of Mythos book badges, and we’ve returned with a fresh new take with these cultists badges.
Display your cultist status with these fabulous Mythos-themed Cthulhu badges! Ideal for displaying on your person, dice bag, game gear, or even a hat!
We have just one pledge level for this Kickstarter. If you’re quick to the party (or cult gathering, if you prefer), you can get the badge set at a small discount! This early bird will not be available after 100 backers have pledged for them!
850 pages of Ubiquity goodness for just $30 (RRP $131.86)!!
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Exploriana the game of exploration and discovery is now live on kickstarter!
This awesome push you luck style game features some georgeous artwork and we hope you’ll support us on this campaign!
Triple Ace Games has teamed up with Choas Publishing and Counters Out (the Bristol based board game cafe) to help get the game produced. Its a truly fabulous game and we are looking for your support to get it manufactured.
It’s almost the winter solstice and that means it’s time for us to shut down the office until the new year and go make merry with friends and family.
The most memorable aspect of 2017 has been the “firsts” – our first trip to Essen, our first miniatures game (full game coming next year!), and our first foray into the Lovecraft Mythos with the release of the Leagues of Cthulhu (although the book was funded last year) PDF. None of this, not to mention all the other product releases, would have been possible without the support of our fans, so thank you one and all! We’d also like to say thank you to all our artists, editors, volunteers, and business partners who have made this another great year.
Don’t forget that the TAG Christmas Sale is still running until the end of the year! Plenty of physical and e-books at 30%.
Office Closure: The office is officially closed from noon on 22nd December until 8th January. We’ll have access to our e-mails, but replies will be subject to delays.
What’s Coming in 2018
The ideas machine never stops rolling and we’ve already got a pretty full schedule planned. Planned is the ideal word, as things can always get in the way and cause delay. Right now the schedule includes more themed dice sets, new Cthulhu pin badges, Ironclads, Leagues of Cthulhu Companion and The Dreamlands: Realms of Morpheus. We’ve also got a new globetrotting boardgame, Exploriana, which we’ll be talking about very soon!
More importantly, June 2018 marks Triple Ace Games’ 10th anniversary. That’s right, we’ve been publishing awesome material for almost ten years now! Naturally, we intend to mark this milestone in style. Among the 10th anniversary projects is a full-color, glossy-paper, coffee-table style book showcasing some of the fantastic our artists have produced over the years. It will cover all our lines (RPGs and tabletop games), with comments from Wiggy and Robin. This won’t be a gaming book, but a celebration of the art.
Well, that’s it, folks for 2017! We wish you all the best for the rest of this year and a good start to the new one!
Wiggy & Robin
Have you been naughty or nice this year? We’re not judgmental like Santa, so our Christmas sale is open to everyone! Until the end of the year we’re offering 30% discount on most of our PDF titles! Whether you want epic fantasy, sc-fi, horror, or pulp, we’re got something to dispel the winter chills.
IMPORTANT: The RPGnow and DriveThru sale begins TOMORROW (16th December)
Dragondaze Saturday 30th September
TAG is once again attending Dragondaze in Newport, South Wales this Saturday! We’ll have a small trade stand with a selection of products. Rob and Dave will be running demos all day of our upcoming miniatures game Ironclads: Space Battles in the Victorian Aether.
Have you got what it takes to command the indomitable Kaiserliche Aethermarine (Imperial German Aether Navy) or the heroic Royal Aether Navy? Take command of mighty battleships, armored cruisers, nimble destroyers, and swarms of fighters while maneuvering through asteroid fields! Your country needs you!
Leagues of Gothic Horror
Last week we gave you the opportunity to grab Leagues of Adventure for a pauper’s price. This week the madness continues with Leagues of Gothic Horror!
Light your lamp, check the doors and windows are locked, and prepare to enter a world where the arcane and occult are very real.
For all of mankind’s advances in science, the world remains a realm of mystery and supernatural occurrences. The Victorian Era is the age of sinister fictional and historical villains, such as Count Dracula, Mr. Hyde, and Jack the Ripper, and an age when interest in the occult reaches new heights.
This major expansion to Leagues of Adventure is one of restless spirits and haunted houses, crumbling castles and Gothic architecture, fog-shrouded streets and deep forests, decadence and decay, secrets and madness, in which the supernatural defies the rationality of science and cold logic.
PDF: $9.99 (RRP $19.99), Softcover $14.99 (RRP $39.99)