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The Electrum Archive - Issue 02

Created by Emiel Boven

Explore Orn, a world where adventurers delve into ancient alien shipwrecks in search of magical ink which is used as both currency and spellcasting fuel. Due to fluctuating global shipping rates, we will be charging shipping fees at a later date.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Even more Faces!
about 1 year ago – Mon, Feb 27, 2023 at 10:42:39 AM

Hey friend!

The project has just reached 45k and unlocked the "Even More Faces" stretch goal! 

This means the portrait package unlocked previously will double in size and feature an even wider range of different artists!

I'm absolutely blown away by the end sprint that is going on right now, so I'm curious to see if we can still make it to the next stretch goal before the project ends tomorrow!

The next stretch goal will be the stand-alone zine for the adventure "Veins Beneath the Sand". 

This adventure, which takes players into an elder ship in the desert outside of Titan Port, is something I'm very excited to write! Having the extra page count of the stand-alone zine will give me more room to make it a more sprawling dungeon compared to when I'll have to cram it into the back of The Electrum Archive - Issue 02.

Again, thank you so much for your support!

Talk to you soon :)

- Emiel

Digital Soundtrack Unlocked!
about 1 year ago – Sat, Feb 25, 2023 at 10:58:42 AM

Hey!

I'm so happy to announce that the project has passed the 40k mark and will now be getting a digital soundtrack! 

This short album of instrumental tracks will be composed by a good friend of mine, who I've worked with multiple times before while I still created video games. We've been talking about creating music inspired by Orn for a while now, going back as far as the initial ideas for the setting, so I'm incredibly excited to finally be able to make it a reality :)

The next stretch goal will be a doubling of the amount of character portraits that will be created for the Face of Orn art pack that was unlocked previously.

Again, thank you so much for your support and I hope you have a good rest of your day :)

Talk to you again soon,

- Emiel

"Faces of Orn" Stretchgoal Unlocked!
about 1 year ago – Tue, Feb 21, 2023 at 01:26:33 AM

Hey!

I'm incredibly excited to let you know that the project just passed 35k, which means that the Faces of Orn stretch goal has been unlocked! Thank you so much for pushing the project this far!

This stretch goal involves me hiring a bunch of cool artists to illustrate a variety of NPC and player character portraits. These illustrations will be made available as a digital download, so you can use them in your campaign and drop them in your digital character sheets :)

I'm so stoked to be able to work with new artists and let them go wild creating a wide range of interpretations of the people of Orn!

The next stretch goal is the digital soundtrack!

I've had numerous folks ask me about what I type of music to use while running a game of TEA, and while there is an official playlist, I've long wanted to get an official soundtrack made specifically for it. 

Again, thank you for backing this project and helping it get this far! 

Talk soon!

- Emiel


PS: go back Hiria: The Eternal City! It's being created by Peter Eijk and a few other fellow members of the Good Sleep Collective. It looks wonderful and deserves all the love it can get :)

Giveaway
about 1 year ago – Mon, Feb 20, 2023 at 04:10:43 AM

Hey!

Just letting you know that @gygax_confirmed on Instagram is hosting a giveaway to promote The Electrum Archive! One lucky winner (picked at random on 24th of February) will get a free copy of both issue 01 and 02 when they are released. You can find further info here. Of course, if you turn out to be that lucky winner, you can then cancel your pledge :)

Cheers!

- Emiel

30K! Another stretch goal unlocked!
over 1 year ago – Wed, Feb 15, 2023 at 04:25:16 AM

We've just hit the 30K mark! Incredible! 

Thanks to your support, I will be able to create a package of nine pre-generated player characters and a quick reference sheet! The sheets will contain the most referenced rules so you don't have to dig through two separate zines while running the game.

The character sheets will include an illustrated character portrait and a short backstory to give the player an idea of who they are playing. I made a mock-up using art from issue 01 to give you a preview of what these sheets will probably look like once I get some new art commissioned.

Mockup of the pre-generated characters

The next stretch goal is one I'm very excited about, and I have heard multiple backers excitedly talk about as well; the "Faces of Orn" stretch goal. 

This stretch goal will allow me to hire a bunch of different artists to create a digital package of 24 character illustrations for players and Seers to use at the table. Orn is a pretty weird place sometimes so getting good illustrations to represent NPCs and Player Characters in your game can be tough. This stretch goal aims to make this a lot easier :) 

So if you are just as excited about this next stretch goal as I am, share this project with others who you think will love it, and together we can hit this goal!

Again, thank you so much for backing and helping me make this project a reality!

Talk soon!

- Emiel