Thursday, April 10, 2014

Accursed Half-Light Now Available

Colin McComb's 1-sheet adventure, Half-Light, is now available on DriveThruRPG. With 2 pages of content, this one is a more traditional length 1-sheet adventure than our last one. Here's the brief description:

A bloody assault on a mountainside church in the Highlands near the border of Blackroot Wode has horrified the valley! Distant clan-cousins paid a visit on the small sept who made their home in Whitetarn Village on the shores of the Cloven Loch in western Cairn Kainen, and discovered instead a scene of horror. The village has been sacked and the villagers slaughtered.

Preview artwork after the break.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Banshee of Loch Finnere

We're proud to announce that we've just released Rich Baker's adventure, The Banshee of Loch Finnere for sale on DriveThruRPG. This is a brand new release for Accursed. Here's the brief description:
For hundreds of years, the proud Clan Finnoul ruled over the moors and forests of northern Caer Kainen. In the wake of the Bane War, they bent the knee to the Morrigan, and were left to a land mired in misery and death. Now, a new curse has found them. A terrible apparition haunts the shores of Loch Finnere and stalks the cold halls of Keep Finnoul. A shadow of a grieving woman has marked the surviving members of the Finnoul family for her vengeance. Already three Finnouls have died under the ghost’s dire foretellings—and it’s only a matter of time before the Banshee of Loch Finnere claims another victim.

The Banshee of Loch Finnere is a full length adventure for a band of Witchmarked heroes in the Accursed game setting. The adventure may be played as a standalone, or it may be used with the Plot Point Campaign included in Accursed. The adventure follows a three act structure, while also providing details on the Loch Finnere region and its peoples in Northern Cairn Kainen. It includes necessary game mechanics and opportunity for tasks that can be resolved in a variety of ways. New banes are also included, which have not been previously presented in Accursed.

The PDF is currently available from DriveThruRPG for $6.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Accursed: Long Dead and Twice Slain

We've just put the first of the 1-sheet adventures up for sale on DriveThru, and sent out the associated coupon codes to our Kickstarter Backers. (Well, to backers who had selected the 1-sheet pack as an add-on.) Note that this is a bit longer than we'd intended. So, it's actually 10 pages. Perhaps calling it a 1-sheet is a misnomer?

Friday, February 14, 2014

A Sale and a Promotion

We wanted to share two different promotions that might be of interest to folks who enjoy Melior Via's products, including Accursed and Hope Prep.

The first item is that DriveThruRPG is currently running a 14% off "We Love Games" sale. This includes all of Melior Via's electronic releases (along with the work of a whole lot of other publishers as well). If you've been thinking about grabbing Accursed or any of our Hope Prep releases, now's the time to strike. The Accursed PDF is now just $17.20. CLICK HERE for the direct link to the full library of Melior Via products.

Secondly, as hard as it might be to believe, Gen Con event submission has been going strong for a while. Pinnacle Entertainment Group has a great deal to support GMs willing to run Savage Worlds games. Interestingly enough, they don't care what setting you use for their games. Obviously, we're kind of interested in folks specifically running Accursed game events. If you decide that you'd like to run at least 1 session of Accursed, let us know when your game is approved and appears in the event lists. We'll get you a T-Shirt to wear when you're running it. (That's in addition to the goodies that Pinnacle provides.)

Friday, January 24, 2014

A few more out the door!

We've managed to sneak a few more releases into January. This has really been a busy month for Melior Via!

For those who just want to purchase, all of these products are available through DriveThruRPG.


Patchwork is a novella set in the world of Accursed. The story opens when Martin van Schattierung awakens within a mass grave, as grave robbers disturb his rest. The flesh golem is confused by his existence as an Accursed and shocked to learn that the Bane War ended fifty years ago. He must work to uncover his past at the same time as he attempts to find his way in a world so different from the one he remembers.
About the Author
Mel Odom is an author of well over a hundred novels in a broad range of genres. This includes works based upon the Shadowrun, Forgotten Realms, and Top Secret role-playing game settings, as well as licensed fiction in the worlds of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Diablo, and NCIS. In addition to writing, he teaches at the University of Oklahoma.
$4.99 in both .epub and .mobi (Kindle) format from DriveThruRPG.

Universal Space Combat Maps

We've added two more maps, featuring the Orion Nebula and Starburst Galaxy, to our range of space combat maps. Each of these provides a different background, generated from satellite imagery, to play a space combat miniatures game. Printing and assembling all 42 pages creates a contiguous map large enough to cover a table of up to 72" x 48". If your play space is a little bit smaller, it's easy to just print and assemble a smaller version.

Using Adobe Acrobat Layers, the maps may be printed with 1" hexes, 1.5" hexes, or 2" squares, making it useful for a variety of scales and rule systems.

Each are just $1.99 in PDF from DriveThruRPG.

We've also created a bundle of all 4 of our Space Combat Maps for just $6.00

Sunday, January 12, 2014

A Flurry of Releases

We've just had an exceptionally busy week for releases, which is leading to perhaps our most productive month of releases in Melior Via's history. They even encompass a pretty broad range of products. We couldn't have done it without the help of our great collaborators, our Kickstarter backers, and our customers. So thank you for your interest and support! We've already discussed the different print options available for Accursed. So, let's dive into the newer products:

The Festival at Glenelg

The Festival at Glenelg is a novella set in the world of Accursed. It tells the story of Erik Nygaard, a bard who also happens to be a Dhampir. When the festival he is attending is joined by a contingent of cauldron-born in service to the Morrigan, Erik must decide if he should flee on his own or attempt to battle the banes and perhaps redeem his soul.

Penned by Richard Lee Byers, who is the author of over thirty fantasy and horror novels, including a number set in the Forgotten Realms universe. A resident of the Tampa Bay area, the setting for many of his horror stories, he spends much of his free time fencing and playing poker.

$4.99 in both epub and mobi format from DriveThruRPG. Also available from the Amazon Kindle store.

Universal Space Combat Battlemap: The Whirlpool Galaxy

If you're playing a space combat miniatures game, you need a surface to track your movement. This PDF presents a printable map, with a background generated from satellite imagery. Printing and assembling all 42 pages creates a contiguous map large enough to cover a table of up to 72" x 48". If your play space is a little bit smaller, it's easy to just print and assemble a smaller version.

It may be printed with 1" hexes, 1.5" hexes, or 2" squares, making it useful for a variety of scales and rule systems.

$1.99 in PDF from DriveThruRPG.

Hexagon Composition Book

 Mapping out a game world, and the maps for a session, is much easier when you have the right tools. The Hexagon Composition book presents 107 pages of quarter-inch hexagonal graph paper, in US Letter size.

Available at Pay What You Want pricing in PDF, or $6 in print from DriveThruRPG.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Accursed Print Now Available

We've received the standard and premium color prints of the setting book, and DriveThru did a stellar job of printing them. Everything fully met with our expectations on the proof copies we received. Consequently, we've turned on ordering for the color print versions of Accursed on the site. Pricing is as follows:

Paperback print + PDF: $35
Hardcover standard print + PDF: $40
Hardcover premium print + PDF: $50

Pictures and comments below the break.