Monkey Press Launches "Valherjar: The Chosen Slain"
Epic Roleplaying in a Modern
Day Ragnarok is Now Unleashed
Game Monkey Press announced
today Valherjar: The Chosen Slain, a dynamic and compelling new
contemporary roleplaying franchise, is now available. Offering an
innovative and exciting new saga inspired by the classic mythology,
Valherjar chronicles the coming of Ragnarok, the apocalypse of the
ancient Norse pantheon, ordained to consume our world within the
Players adopt the role of the Valherjar,
an elite caste of fallen warriors resurrected by the gods to change
the balance of fate in defiance of destiny. Five thousand years
in the making, the Valherjar are drawn from the most formidable
combatants in mankind's history and allow players to use virtually
any martial background imaginable. Ancient Spartan Hoplites, chivalrous
English knights, fearless Viking berserks, and modern Navy SEALS
join a host of other character archetypes in using melee weapons,
modern arms, and magic during this epic struggle.
In addition to creating an intriguing
and elaborate premise, Game Monkey Press has declared their intent
to back up Valherjar: The Chosen Slain with a revolutionary style
of player support. "We're tired of games that leave players sitting
on their thumbs waiting for the next big development," said Greg
Spyridis, President of Game Monkey Press. "So were designing Valherjar
on a real-time story arc. From the launch of the game, the clock
is ticking…and future releases will throw events and story hooks
at gamers as they're actually happening within the setting." Each
year after the game's launch will see new supplements, adventures,
and 'Yearbooks' which all portray changes and advancements in the
real-time environment. Printed materials will be supplemented by
various updates and enhancements on the Game Monkeys website (http://www.gmpress.com)
while the Valherjar development team remains cognizant of player
demands and responds swiftly to the needs of their fan base. "It'll
be fast, furious, and -- most of all - genuine," Spyridis said exuberantly.
"In other words, it's everything we feel a game should be."
Its first release - the Valherjar:
the Chosen Slain Core Rulebook - features a fully realized mythology
for the Valherjar and their nemeses, the Jotnar, six dramatically
different Aettir, or clans, and the patron gods who inspire them,
over eighty spells based on traditional schools of Rune Magic, realistically
modeled statistics for over fifty types of weapons and armor, resources
for playing historical characters in a modern setting, two dozen
original creatures and monsters influenced by the Norse Eddas and
Sagas, and dual statted roleplaying rules for both Game Monkeys'
own AOR Gaming System and D20/OGL play. The 233 page rulebook is
now available online in both print and pdf formats.
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