Tribes and Armies took longer to produce than expected. As previously discussed, that book includes important supplemental character options and setting information. It is a natural companion to BFJB‘s Core Rulebook, but was delayed because of the promised — but much less essential — system for adjudicating mass combat.
With Tribes and Armies now out of the pipeline, Šukāmu Press can begin to look beyond the Kingdom of Babylon, to Ḫammu-rapi’s neighbors. Our next product, The Doom of Ešnunna is slated for release in Q2 2018.
Ešnunna — the city, the kingdom — is doomed. Centered on a tributary of the Tigris River, this ancient city-state is surrounded by powerful, populous neighbors — Babylon to the west and Assyria to the north, with Elam to the south, and the wild, tribal areas of the Zagros Mountains to the east.
The Doom of Ešnunna details those areas which fall under the hegemony of the King of Ešnunna, Ibal-pi-El II, in 1767 BCE. This supplement also focuses on the history of the city-state and its people, including the fascinating career of one Ṣilli-Sîn. Born a commoner, destined to be king, Ṣilli-Sîn would only rule for a few years. The city would be deserted within a decade.
We recognize that even with the Internet, detailed information on the world of Mesopotamia isn’t always readily accessible to interested laypersons. While The Doom of Ešnunna will include a sample adventure, the focus of this book will not be on game mechanics, but rather setting material. As with all BFJB publications, options will be included for fantasy campaigns, however, we remain committed to the presentation of historical Mesopotamia.
Tribes and Armies is now available for purchase at DriveThruRPG. You can read our product description, or follow the purchase link below for the same description and a free preview before deciding to open your proverbial wallet.
Just a quick note to say that Tribes and Armies is finally going to see the light of day. Accordingly, we’ve updated the product page, and you can read more about the particulars there.
This book has been in the pipeline since November of 2016, but now it’s done, done, done. After all this time I can’t be happier to get it out there.
Per usual, Tribes and Armies will be available electronically at DriveThruRPG.
Now that we’ve completed the website move, I can refocus attention on the release of Tribes and Armies.
Currently, I’m projecting a release sometime in
October early November. The Tribes half of the book is already through layout, while the Armies portion is written and only awaiting example battle diagrams. Once these are satisfactorily completed, I’ll be able to pin down an exact release date.
Ilū ayyūtumma ša tapallaḫu liballiṭūka.
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Bear with us.
Twenty-Five Personalities of the Kingdom of Babylon is now available at DriveThruRPG.
On May 3rd, 2017 Šukāmu Press will release a compilation of non-player characters for Babylon On Which Fame and Jubilation Are Bestowed. You can read more about it here.