By Kevin Siembieda
A lot is going on as we look toward 2016 product releases and schedules. That has made this week a strange hodgepodge of things. A lot of talking, planning and telephone calls to a wide range of people; work on a number of ads and promotional pieces, some convention planning, picking and shipping Christmas Surprise Packages, as well as working on The Rifter® #71 & #72, and bits and pieces of work on Rifts® Heroes of Humanity and The Disavowed, among other things. Some pretty exciting stuff is brewing.
UPDATE: Rifts® Chaos Earth® Resurrection™ – Ships November 25
Our printer is shooting to get Chaos Earth® Resurrection™ in our hands just before Thanksgiving or right after. I approved the proofs this Monday and they look great. The Chuck Walton cover and interior art are powerful and evocative, and the borders we used add to the overall feel of the book. The story, characters, and monsters will leave you trembling or muttering, “wow.” Everyone who sees this book (Tags from Canada being the most recent) is wowed by it. Even Alex, who usually doesn’t say much about a book after it done, said to me yesterday, “I really think Chaos Earth® Resurrection™ is going to surprise and impress a lot of people.”
I think so too. Taylor White focused a lot on creating a horror atmosphere. There is a constant sense of the bizarre, fear and apprehension. We tried to write the book in such a way that the reader will keep thinking to himself, “What’s this?” and “Oh my gosh.” There are a lot of Rifts-style twists, too: The different mechanized zombies, the Transmission, an ancient doomsday machine, dark magic, insanity, the battle to stop the zombie plague, the way the zombies are made and function – it is all designed to be suspenseful and terrifying. Gamers who love getting into “role-playing” are going to eat this book up! And it’s not just limited to Chaos Earth®. You can easily port the entire scenario to any world setting.
See the full description elsewhere in this Update. Also check out the TWO free previews of Chaos Earth® Resurrection™ available on DriveThruRPG.com. The book ships November 25, 2015.