We've been very busy here at VSS over the last few months, so I thought it was past due time to give you guys a consolidated update.
After a very frustrating series of delays, we're scheduled to pick up the first set of Tact-Tiles from our screen printer on Tuesday. We may be able to get some shipments out by the end of the week, but I expect next weekend to primarily consist of a long hours of box packing and stacking.
Those who backed an "expedited" tier on the Kickstarter will have their shipments prioritized. And if possible, we're going to try to process the retailer orders at the same time. After that will be the other Kickstarter backers, and finally, the website pre-orders.
I'd expect the Premium Boxes to arrive within 1-2 weeks of your tiles.
This has been a very long process for all involved, and we really appreciate everyone's patience. We're going to do our best to get you your Tact-Tiles as fast as possible.
Nova Praxis (Fate and Savage Worlds)
Print copies of Machinations, the GM's Companion for the Fate version of Nova Praxis, will be shipping out to Kickstarter backers on Monday.
This weekend I'm planning to spend some more time working on the Augmented version of the Nova Praxis: Savage Worlds Edition PDF. I don't want to speculate on a release date yet, but the Augmented PDF for the Fate version became a platinum best seller on DTRPG, and I'm looking forward to getting one out for the SW version.
Very soon we will also begin working on the Savage Worlds version of Ghosts in Darkness. Ghosts is a pre-written scenario originally released in Machinations.
We've also began work on Work Hazards, a book designed to cover dangerous alien creatures, drones, post-human aberrations, and antagonistic NPCs. As with all future NP releases, Work Hazards will be available for both the Fate and SW versions of Nova Praxis.
We're also working on a fiction anthology, but that's still a ways off.
What's what, and where can I get it?
Due to a shift in capabilities, direction and technologies, VSS' products are available from a number of different sources. I thought it might be time to post a consolidated overview of our products and where you can get them.
The modular dry and wet-erase play surface. Tact-Tiles are available for order on the VSS Web Store, as well as a carrying case, and premium carrying case. You can learn more about Tact-Tiles by visiting it's Kickstarter page.
Strands of Fate
Strands of Fate was our first product, born out of a desire for a complete core book for the Fate system. Since that time, Evil Hat has released Fate Core, but Strands of Fate still stands on its own as VSS' take on the Fate system.
Strands of Power is a supplement for Strands of Fate that greatly expands upon SoF's Advantages and Powers system.
Where to get Strands of Fate:
Where to get Strands of Power:
Nova Praxis is a sci-fi setting originally released for Fate. More specifically, it was released as a self-contained, stand alone, game built on a version of Fate best described as a hybrid of Strands of Fate and Evil Hat's Fate Core. Nova Praxis has been a huge success for us. The Fate version also has a GM's companion supplement called Machinations.
Machinations contains a greatly expanded look at the shadowy secrets of the Nova Praxis setting, as well as dozens of plot hooks, four ready-made campaign outlines, and a complete pre-written scenario called Ghosts in Darkness.
Nova Praxis was later released for Savage Worlds as well. The SW version requires the Savage Worlds core book from Pinnacle Entertainment, and includes all the setting information from both the original Fate version, and Machinations. The Savage Worlds Science Fiction Companion is not required to play Nova Praxis: SWE, but is occasionally referenced and highly recommended.
Going forward we plan to release products for both the Fate and SW versions of Nova Praxis.
So far we have released the following Nova Praxis products:
Where to get Nova Praxis (Fate):
Print & PDF - DrivethruRPG
Where to get Nova Praxis (Savage Worlds Edition):
Print (Hardcover and Softcover) & PDF - DrivethruRPG
Nova Praxis SWE Custom Action Deck
Print & PDF - DrivethruRPG
Nova Praxis SWE GM Screen Inserts PDF - DrivethruRPG
Cost Saving Bundles
Nova Praxis Print + Basic PDF + Augmented PDF - VSS Web Store
Nova Praxis (Fate) + Strands of Fate + Strands of Power PDF Bundle - VSS Web Store
Strands of Fate + Strands of Power PDF Bundle - VSS Web Store
Nova Praxis (Fate) + GM Screen Inserts + Machinations PDF Bundle - DrivethruRPG
Nova Praxis (Fate) + Nova Praxis Augmented PDF (Fate) + GM Screen Inserts + Machinations PDF Bundle - DrivethruRPG