Monday, June 18, 2007

Tim Hitchcock makes a deal with the Devil!!!

Louis Porter Jr. Design, in association with Devil’s Workshop, is proud to announce that Tim Hitchcock; superstar adventure writer who has worked for such RPG game companies as Paizo, Green Ronin and Wizards of the Coast; has just completed his first adventure for the fantasy-punk setting of NeoExodus: A House Divided called Three Sides of Truth. Here is information on Three Sides of Truth:

Throughout the civilized nations of NeoExodus, the Imperial Alliance provides a neutral forum for political negotiations, diplomatic relations, and international trade. While they have made incredible steps towards keeping peace and unifying the empire, breaking down longstanding racial and political tensions between the varied nations remains a difficult task.

Recently, resource shortages caused by the repeated caravan strikes of desert clan raiders has caused industry to suffer, and the settlement is wallowing in wake of unemployment and increased criminal activity. Hardest hit were the hundreds of disenfranchised youth who came seeking jobs under the Alliances free-trade edicts. Anti-Alliance gangs solicit many of these youths to serve as frontline terrorists and street soldiers opposed to foreign occupation or participants in century old rivalries between the Armanian Protectorates and Dominion supporters still loyal to the Khagan.

Alliance chancellors are at odds over current proposals to cope with these rising threats. Most of the senior council members remain supportive of House Senator push to further nonviolent, open negotiations, though few support those initiatives that would permit Armanian Clans to join or even represent themselves within the Alliance. In direct opposition, chief military chancellor Vassim Isylar’s push for temporary martial law is gaining popularity. Upon his orders, police forces have doubled and dozens of arrests seem to have slowed some of the criminal activities. In truth, his aggressive policing only drove dissenters underground, and if anything, increased the fervor of ethnocentric insurgents who martyr arrest victims.

As a result, political rivalry between the remaining chancellors has weakened the overall authority of the Alliance, spinning Protasylum-Six precariously towards political implosion. Now the shadows quell with Dominion warlords and hungry splinter-cells of Protectorate insurgents, all waiting for the collapse of the Alliance leadership and poised to seize control of the strategically located settlement. The Alliance hires the players to investigate and negotiate with some of the growing street gangs to attempt to quell potential uprisings. In particular, they are concerned with Yvonne Korsiv, a fanatical Armanian insurgent rapidly gaining notoriety as a strong anti-Alliance voice. Players are sent to investigate her group and determine if she might be negotiable. But behind this all, what other dangers lurk…

Three Sides of Truth will be available at RPGNow.com, DrveThruRPG.com, E23 and Paizo for PDF download. Coming Soon!