Edara: A Steampunk Renaissance is a tabletop RPG co-designed and written by Ryan Schoon of Loremaster Games, along with his partner Carl Harrison as part of Caelestis Designs.
Edara is a high fantasy adventure game set in Edara, a place where new technology meets ancient tradition and the world is growing smaller every day. It is J.R.R. Tolkien meets H.G. Wells in a mashup of steampunk fantasy. Dwarves ride dragons while firing guns that shoot magic. Elves engineer new weapons with precise capabilities. Humans explore the potential of industry as they undergo their own revolution. And everyone has a Band - a heritage that they are part of; a secret society that trains them in their particular way.
For more on Edara and the upcoming Traveler's Guide to Edara, visit here.
Gears of Defiance is an upcoming tabletop RPG designed by Ryan Schoon, founder of Loremaster Games. Gears of Defiance is a steampunk game where the players take on the role of family members bonded together as they face the oppressive nature of the evil Empire that rules over them. The game tells the story of rebellion, revolution, and how the little decisions made in a second can lead you down the path of radicalization. How far will you go to protect your family? What decisions will you make when toppling this Empire?
Gears of Defiance will be coming to Kickstarter in 2017.
First Responders, Inc is a tabletop board game currently being designed by Ryan as part of Meeple Syrup's 'The Game Dojo.' In First Responders, Inc, players play as corporations in a not-too-distant future where the government is seeking to privatize their emergency services. Players must work together to resolve crises in the city while at the same time doing their best to prove the lucrative government contract falls in their hands. But be careful! If you refuse to cooperate with the other corporations, the city might fall to chaos and the government will end the program before it even had a chance to begin!