After the War

Created by Jason Pitre

A tabletop science-fiction roleplaying game of memetic horror.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

After the War – November Shipping Updates
8 months ago – Wed, Nov 06, 2019 at 01:48:50 AM

I have fresh updates from the world of publishing.

I am very proud to announce that the vast majority of the books have been sent out to backers. I manually imported 400 books into the United States on November 1st and put them into the mail system, which means that books have started appearing in people’s mailboxes in the USA.

For those of you who have indicated an interest in picking up your copies from Jim Likes Games, they will be available at Metatopia 2019 this weekend or subsequent shows.

There are a lot of shipments going out, and some mistakes are inevitable.  If you don’t receive your rewards by the following dates or if there are problems with what you received, please contact me so I can make things right.

  • USA & Canada: November 29th
  • Europe: December 14th
  • Other Destinations: February 22nd

Now I will be off to finish up my Metatopia preparations, and I will wish you all swift delivery of your books.

Regards,

Jason Pitre, Genesis of Legend Publishing

October Shipping Update
9 months ago – Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 08:32:30 PM

Things have been busy here at Genesis of Legend Publishing. We have been working on shipping out the rewards to as many folks as possible.  To date, we have shipped out or hand-delivered 65 copies of the book to contributors and backers.  The first wave of packages were sent to international backers (whose shipments will take a while) and Canadian ones (because they were fast). We hope to get all of the international, retail, and higher tier shipments out soon in wave 2. 

The lion's share of kickstarter backers are in the United States, while the books are in Canada. In order to facilitate the shipment process, I am working with a brokerage company so that I can transport those across the border with all of the appropriate paperwork and ship domestically. It's a bit of a learning process but I hope to get the books in the US mail system within a couple weeks. 

As soon as you get your books, I would love if you would share some pictures online. Spread the love!

Jason Pitre, Genesis of Legend Publishing

After the War - Fresh from the Printers
10 months ago – Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 11:03:41 PM

Kind backers, I have excellent news.

This afternoon, I have gotten confirmation that the books have all been printed, and professionally bound. I will be driving down to the bindery to pick up approximately a metric ton of hardcover books. Once that happens, I will begin the long process of packaging and shipping the books to you fine folks.

Real books!

Locking Addresses

In order to finalize the shipping process, I will need to lock your shipping addresses in Backerkit soon. If you have just moved or want the book shipped elsewhere, please do this by September 30th.  As of October 1st, the addresses will be locked in and the books will start shipping.

Upgrading from Digital

We have a large number of digital backers for the game, and I wanted to offer an opportunity to upgrade to a physical product now that you can see what you will be getting. If you are interested in such an upgrade, please contact me and I will unlock your orders so you can get the relevant add-on. This will effectively allow anyone from the Proud Belter or Industrious Martian tiers to upgrade to Prosperous Terrans by paying the difference.

Retail Pickups

Along with all the direct shipments, we are also working with our fine retail partners. The following retailers have volunteered to allow backers to pick up their rewards for the store. You can both help your local retailer, and get a special bonus if you want to pick up your copy from one of these fine stores.

Of special note is Jim Likes Games, who sells at a number of conventions including Metatopia, in Morristown New Jersey. I will be hand-delivering a pile of games to him at this excellent game design convention, and I would encourage attendees to pick up your copies there.

I will also be reaching out to retailers so they can order their kickstarter copies for retail sale.

The Financials

Long story short, we had a few over-runs on the projects due to my enthusiasm in making the best book possible. This means that every upgrade and retail store pickup help me a great deal. We are going to be shipping out the books personally to cut on costs and we know that you are going to love the games.

Now if you will excuse me, I need to clear some space for a rather large number of books.

Jason Pitre, Genesis of Legend Publishing

After the War - Digital Version Complete!
11 months ago – Mon, Sep 02, 2019 at 10:42:17 PM

Hello Everyone!

I am extraordinarily pleased to announce that the final PDF version of After the War is now complete, and digital downloads are currently being distributed via Backerkit. If it doesn’t show up in your inbox, look in your spam filter or your backerkit account.

The current download includes…

  • The digital corebook (with bookmarks and image descriptions)
  • A blank character sheet
  • A standard GM Plot Map (for games using the standard Polvan Settlements)
  • A blank GM Plot Map (for custom games and off-world settlements).

Over the next week or two, I will be pulling together some additional game aids including handouts for each of the 6 Polvan Settlements, 3 Offworld Settlements, and some handy reference sheets. As soon as those are ready, I will upload everything to DriveThruRPG as well as the backerkit, and put the PDF version of the game up for public sale.

The Final Cover

This has been our biggest project to date, clocking in at a whopping 356 pages of awesome. We could have split up the content and packaged the second half as a supplement, but we wanted to make the game as accessible as possible.  This would not have been possible without my crack team of professionals including my co-conspirator Alasdair Stuart, and our editorial team of John Adamus, Frances Rowat, and Luke Elias.

I am sending the book to Canadian printers today, and then I should be reviewing the proofs before it gets sent to the bindery. I expect that it will probably take about a month’s time, but there are a number of variables in play. I will keep you folks informed as the books go through the production process.

Please feel free to talk online about your first impressions of the game with the hashtag #AfterTheWar and let your friends know they can pre-order physical copies of the book over at  https://after-the-war.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders Every pre-order of the physical book helps immensely.

Thank you so much for your support, and happy reading!

Jason Pitre, Genesis of Legend Publishing

July Production Update
about 1 year ago – Tue, Jul 09, 2019 at 05:42:24 PM

Hey folks, 

We have had a good amount of progress over the last month. I have been doing a heavy revision pass on the draft layout for the book, reading out the text aloud to catch awkward phrasing or errors. This process naturally led to some rewrites, reorganization, and general improvements to the book overall. This was paired with some additional polish on the layout front that has really helped things. 

I have completed the first half of the book (up to page 186) and sent it off to Frances a few days ago. While she works on the early chapters, I will be cleaning up the latter ones so that they are ready for her to tackle.  Things are working well so far and I have a few more preview spreads for your enjoyment.

Martian Origin
Martian Origin
Other Settlements
Other Settlements

Meanwhile, I have also been doing some print buying. I have settled on new printers who will be able to provide professional quality products are lower prices, to compensate for the increased page count of the product. I am happy to be working with a domestic printer and book bindery and I am impressed by samples of their work. 

Last, but certainly not least, is another amazing roleplaying game project that I have been contributing too over the last few months. Those of you who have listened to the actual play on "She's A Super Geek" will recognize the name Catherine Ramen. She has just launched her kickstarter campaign for Red Carnations on a Black Grave, where you play doomed french proto-communists in 1871 Paris. I will be doing the layout for the amazing game and I suspect that you might want to check it out. 

Red Carnations on a Black Grave
Red Carnations on a Black Grave

Have a great July and look forward to an August update!

Jason Pitre, Genesis of Legend Publishing