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amacris

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[News Release ]
« on: January 03, 2022, 04:51:09 PM »
Here's a press release we issued today. It won't get picked up very many places of course, but even so, Autarch had its best-month ever on DriveThruRPG and there was much celebration.

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Ascendant Soars to the Top of the Charts on DriveThruRPG

The bestselling new role-playing game delivers high-powered comic book action in an all-new universe of iconic superheroes.

Ascendant, the superpowered role-playing game of infinite possibilities, was released on December 14th on DriveThruRPG. The game immediately soared to the top of the charts, reaching #1 small press, #1 print, #1 other system, and #2 overall. Reviewers have called the game “nothing short of brilliant” with a “fast and furious” system that “flies like a spandex-clad demigod.”

Ascendant delivers this high-powered comic book action in an all-new universe of iconic superheroes. The Ascendant universe is a new comic book universe both literally and figuratively – one where superpowers are just emerging, right now, in the present day. It is being developed by start-up Ascendant Comics LLC with a line of graphic novels, comic books, and role-playing game products planned.

The next product, Ascendant: Star-Spangled Squadron, tells the origin story of the first generation of superheroes and supervillains. It’s a 96-page graphic novel featuring art by Mel Joy San Juan, Jay David Ramos, Will Conrad, Jinky Coronado, and Rohvel Yumul and will be crowdfunded on IndieGoGo.  Check it out at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ascendant-star-spangled-squadron/coming_soon/.

About Ascendant
Ascendant is the superpowered role-playing game of infinite possibilities. In this 496-page standalone rulebook, you get:
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Elegant game mechanics that swiftly simulate the physics of a comic-book world using easy-to-reference real-life benchmarks
Color-coded challenge action resolution tables that resolve complex actions with superspeed
Infinitely scalable system lets you play heroes of any power level, from streetfighters to living gods – and replicate virtually any character from your favorite anime, comic, manga, or movie settings
Countless powers all customizable with an easy-to-use system of modifier tags that lets you match your power’s specifics to your character concept
Comprehensive detective mechanics for investigating crimes, interviewing witnesses, and finding clues
Detailed options for super-geniuses to create inventions, cure diseases, and even bring their outlandish devices into mass production
Extensive rules for responding to emergencies such as asteroid strikes, avalanches, disease outbreaks, earthquakes, fires, nuclear disasters, tornados, tsunamis, and volcanoes
A huge catalog of pre-built characters and objects including major military vehicles such as aircraft carriers, attack submarines, and ballistic missiles
A dynamic mission generation system to help you create challenges for your heroes
An optional campaign setting with ready-to-use heroes, villains, and organizations
Spectacular artwork by industry-leading pencilers, inkers, and colorists

Who will you become when you ascend? Don your cape and mask and find out in Ascendant.

About Ascendant Comics LLC
Ascendant Comics is an independent publisher of graphic novels and comic books. Founded in 2020, we are dedicated to ushering in an “Iridium Age” of comics that fuses the extreme aesthetics of heavy metal with the iconic mythology of superheroes. With the assistance of our friends at Glass House Studios, we’ve assembled an all-star team of artists from around the world to bring this new vision to life. For more information, follow Ascendant Comics at https://www.facebook.com/AscendantComics and https://twitter.com/AscendantComics or support them on Patreon at https://patreon.com/ascendantcomics

About Autarch LLC
Autarch is an independent publisher of role-playing games. Founded in 2010, the company is best known for its best-selling tabletop role-playing game Adventurer Conqueror King System (ACKS). It publishes Ascendant RPG in partnership with Ascendant Comics LLC. For more information, visit www.autarch.co, follow Autarch on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AutarchCo and https://twitter.com/_autarch_, or support them on Patreon at https://patreon.com/autarch


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Re: [News Release ]
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2022, 06:35:14 PM »
Congrats!

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Re: [News Release ]
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2022, 11:12:20 PM »
Will be buying this...

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Re: [News Release ]
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2022, 02:59:03 PM »
That's great! Congratulations!

Feel free to stop by Randomworlds and let the folks know in #promotion!

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