I love heroic fantasy. There’s just something about the quintessential “hero’s journey,” set in worlds inhabited by various races, where good stands against evil on an epic and magical scale.
I also love shared-world anthologies. Not only are they a great way to find new authors, but they’re also an excellent avenue for gaining a broader understanding of the particular fantasy setting. When I stumbled across the Kickstarter campaign for Champions of Aetaltis, created by Marc Tassin, it didn’t take me long to realize the potential for the stories set in this new fantastical land, or all of the fascinating world-building possibilities.
Already having successfully funded phase one of the world of Aetaltis — a 44 page Pathfinder compatible RPG called The Temple of Modren — Tassin has gathered a group of 17 highly accomplished authors to tackle the Champions of Aetaltis anthology. With the likes of Mel Odom, Larry Correia, Elizabeth Vaughan, Ed Greenwood, and Bill Willingham involved, this is likely to be an amazing collection! Continue below for more info and to watch the Kickstarter video.
Journey to a distant land where bold adventurers wield magical blades against dark creatures from the shadowy depths. Thrill to the arcane power of enigmatic sorcerers as they master forbidden arts to strike down their diabolical enemies. Marvel at the courage of common folk who refuse to surrender to the tide of evil sweeping over the land. These, my friend, are the CHAMPIONS OF AETALTIS!
Of course, a Kickstarter campaign would surely be incomplete without some great rewards: an ebook, paperback, or hardcover copy of the Champions of Aetaltis anthology, a heroic bookmark, your name in the acknowledgements, a signed copy of the anthology, a color map, choosing the names of various characters, and more!
With 13 days to go, and just about $4,500 left to raise, now is the time to get involved with this awesome endeavor. Be sure to visit the Champions of Aetaltis Kickstarter page for all information now!