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Post Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:59 pm 
 

Urutsk: World of Mystery (UWoM).

The First Volume of the Player's Manual is called:
Autumn Garden Vol. 1: Early Autumn.

The scans below are of the limited printing (12 copies only) of:
::Autumn Garden Vol. 1: Early Autumn.
Pre-Release-Players Manual.

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There will be Eight Volumes in all, two each for the four seasons.


The report below is all mine based mostly on a conversation I had with Kyrinn Eis before the start of the convention and partly from data taken directly from the book itself.
Kyrinn fascinated me as she described details of the world and society and the game setting to the point that I truly hope to play in this game at some time in the future.
Unfortunately; I did not get a chance to play in any of the sessions Kyrinn ran of this world setting during the convention.
Hopefully Kyrinn will return to the NTRPG CON again next year and if so, I hope to remedy my lack of experience in playing this game.

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Basically the player's are inhabitants of an Earth like planet (though more jungle and rains) with the player's characters being very similar to us in appearance.

However, there are several human clans, some being a bit different in one way or another.

Human Ethnic Data:
The Vrun are known as the descendants of the Ancients and are basically humans.

The Ancients were space farers, and dimension jumpers and were somehow stranded on this planet uncountable ages ago and the descendents (humans) have since then attempted to keep the technological knowledge and other aspects of their ancestors alive through rituals and systematic training.
Even though the equipment they were trained to use no longer exists as far as the current inhabitants know.
The current descendants train on mock-ups (mostly made from wood, or other LOW-TECH local materials) and even the mock-ups are all several centuries old.
The mock-ups may or may not be correct in the finer details.

There are local creatures and some strange and some mutant monsters to deal with, along with the very rare alien.

Sometimes ancient artifacts will be found, and sometimes touching them triggers ancestor memories of how to operate the artifact.

The long-term goal of the PCs is to eventually reach space, and to rejoin the Ancients.
This is called the "Quest for Ascension" by the inhabitants of the planet and it is the ultimate goal of ALL of the peoples of the planet.
The means to that goal are often very sketchy and many will go to any lengths to attain that goal.

There is plenty of fast and loose treasure seeking, and in-depth plots with background scheming from NPCs and even governments as well.

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Kyriin Eis is a fantasy Author and an artist.
Dawner of the First Light  is her first fantasy novel.
The book is set on her world of Urutsk.
There is (I think) a published Module too, but I have no information on it.
Kyrinn has some artwork posted on Elfwood...

For those who might be interested enough to purchase copies of this first book:
I plan to try to track Kyrinn down to obtain printing information for this and future books from her world setting.
More to come when I know it.

If anyone here played in Kyrinn's game PLEASE post your thoughts and remarks here.

Ummnnn.....    Jason?


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:17 pm 
 

The books are available for free download from Lulu:

http://stores.lulu.com/kynkrea

Interesting that the cover of your copy only shows a small portion of the original art piece.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:31 pm 
 

I like the art from the Referees book better.

Thanks for the link.

Players and Referees versions both... for nothing!!
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:19 am 
 

Thanks for the info, Gnat, and for the link, Mars.  My son played in her game at NTRPG Con, along with Rob Kuntz, and absolutely loved it.  It was his first live gaming experience, and he did mention that Mr. Kuntz seemed to be very paranoid.  He'll learn.  8O  :D


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:28 pm 
 

Nice review. Thanks for posting. Sounds like an interesting game.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:18 am 
 

Hello, I'm Kyrinn S. Eis, the author of the URUTSK: World of Mystery RPG.
--I've just recently found this thread and I thought to stop by and clarify a point or two, and open the floor to any questions folks may have regarding the game, or the sessions played at the second annual NTRPG Con.

Here is a link to Rob Kuntz' Lord of the Green Dragons blog coverage of the convention and my game in particular.

http://lordofthegreendragons.blogspot.com/2010/06/world-of-urutsk-at-ntrpgcon-2.html

The Pre-Release booklet is a significant update of the overall game, streamlining numerous sub-systems, and represents the tone and nature of the first commercial release product: The Vrun Players' Module.

It will feature the essential Character Generation method, equipment (and arms and armour), Task Resolution, Combat, and Advancement.

More regarding the world of Urutsk can be found here: http://thegrandtapestry.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the interest in the game. :D

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:21 am 
 

lucyjoyce wrote:Thanks for the info, Gnat, and for the link, Mars.  My son played in her game at NTRPG Con, along with Rob Kuntz, and absolutely loved it.  It was his first live gaming experience, and he did mention that Mr. Kuntz seemed to be very paranoid.  He'll learn.  8O  :D
Hello, lucyjoyce.  :)

Your son was a fine player, first time or hundredth.  :D
--He brought a lot to the game, and I hope he'll be a participant in next year's game.  :)

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:22 am 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:I like the art from the Referees book better.

Thanks for the link.

Players and Referees versions both... for nothing!!
Download them, read them, give us your thoughts.


Hi, the art featured on the Pre-Release is a zoom in of the cover art which you prefer.  ;)

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:26 am 
 

Mars wrote:The books are available for free download from Lulu:

http://stores.lulu.com/kynkrea

Interesting that the cover of your copy only shows a small portion of the original art piece.


Hello.
--While those alpha/beta .pdfs are up, they will provide a good overview of the setting, but the mechanical aspects of the game have undergone significant restructuring and streamlining, which were represented by the Convention special edition pre-release booklet.

The plan is to have the .pdfs available soonish (mid-July?), and when the Players' Manual is complete (through the various releases compilation), then a Print on Demand release will be announced.  :D

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:26 pm 
 

Timeshadows wrote:
Hello.
--While those alpha/beta .pdfs are up, they will provide a good overview of the setting, but the mechanical aspects of the game have undergone significant restructuring and streamlining, which were represented by the Convention special edition pre-release booklet.
The plan is to have the .pdfs available soonish (mid-July?), and when the Players' Manual is complete (through the various releases compilation), then a Print on Demand release will be announced.  :D


Yes, I had thought as much from our conversation that first afternoon after you arrived.
I am looking forward to future products from this line.
Other than estimated release time (Mid-July?) stated above; do you have any futher news on release dates for other products and probable prices for them?
IE. PDFs and Print on Demand Books?


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:43 pm 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:
Yes, I had thought as much from our conversation that first afternoon after you arrived.
I am looking forward to future products from this line.
Other than estimated release time (Mid-July?) stated above; do you have any futher news on release dates for other products and probable prices for them?
IE. PDFs and Print on Demand Books?

The release schedule is looking like a roughly 45 day cycle between new releases.

I plan on keeping the .pdf prices down, with a $1.00 - $10.00 range for most of them.
--I cannot comment on print release prices, as that is dependent upon the PoD venues I use and the page count.
--I would say to expect to pay roughly 2.5 - 3x .pdf prices.

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:05 pm 
 

My deepest apologies to those who purchased a copy of the pre-Release Manual at the NTRPG Con, as the Kinko's folks left out a few pages.

Here is the download link to the 3-page .pdf.

* http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4041071/Pre-Rel ... Errata.pdf


Again, my apologies for this error.
-Kyrinn

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