Historia: Dark Fantasy Renaissance Setting for 5e

Created by Mana Project Studio

A merciless world populated by anthropomorphic animal races, new classes & game options, equipment, kinds of magic, and much more!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Production Update, and Delivery Dates
15 days ago – Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 01:32:24 PM

***This update includes both English and Italian version | Questo update include sia la versione Inglese che Italiana***


Hello everybody,

We’re sorry it took a while since the last update: we worked hard to make sure to bring you the most accurate information and to bring the work as further as we could.

The last time we were in touch, we were on schedule, but a lot of issues caught up with us, mainly the Pandemic which affected us more extensively than we thought, especially our extended production pipeline (like our printer).


In the spirit of complete transparency, let us update you on the state of things.

To toast with you all to the anniversary of our successful campaign end, we have sent off our PDF copy of the Hippocras Recipe! We hope you appreciate it and cheer with us, getting warm in these difficult times.

Miniatures

The miniatures are in the final step of production, the prototypes look beautiful and we’re only waiting for the actual copies to arrive to us by the end of this month. Let us show you! Desmond is being painted by Fabio Palumbo from Abyssoul, who is assisting us every step of the way.

Desmond miniature, painting almost finished!
Muur-Khan, a photograph of the amazing prototype in all its glory.

Printing and production

The Game Master Screen and the Lorebook are being sent off to the printer, which as we mentioned currently has a longer production queue than we thought, but we’re very close to having those products physically in our warehouse as well.

The dice trays are all printed and currently with us already!

Corebook

The Corebook, which on Kickstarter was originally meant to be a 250 pages with 120 illustrations, has ended up as a 330+ pages tome with 220+ illustrations!

All of the illustrations by our amazing team led by Mirko Failoni are completed.

The Italian text, written by Matteo Pedroni & Davide Milano for mechanics and Laura Guglielmo for the narrative sections, is all done, edited and 100% translated in English too!

Our translators, Jason Forbus and Alex Valente, have done an incredible job.

We are deeply saddened to say our main proofreader, Gabriele Giardina-Harding, has passed away suddenly. Our thoughts are with him, his family and friends and we will do our best to remember him in our book which we know meant a lot to him and we were hoping would only be the first of many collaborations together.

Alex and a new entry in our team Richard Hart are helping us finish up the proofreading in these weeks.

The layout is the phase that needs more work right now, with 2 sections done out of 10, but our graphic designers are hard at work and this is our main priority.

As far as the French edition goes, Arkhane Asylum is taking care of it and translating from our English translation, so it won’t be delivered alongside the other languages. We are staying in touch with them to try and make the wait as short as possible!

As the situation stands, we will be able to deliver the PDF of the Corebook in Italian and English by the end of November as promised by the campaign!

Since the files will be sent off later than we thought and our printer is very busy, we cannot give a precise date for the first wave of shipping, but we will do our very best to begin shipping before the end of 2020.

Adventure Book

This brings us to another very important product: the Adventure Book.

The beautiful illustrations are 85% done, and we have shown you Bastien LeCouffe Deharme’s beautiful cover already.

Unfortunately this is where the pandemic hit us the hardest: a lot of our adventure writers had delays, and sadly both John Wick and Jason Carl were unable to complete the work for us despite all our efforts.

We are determined not to give you less than promised, so we have decided to write other adventures by Davide Milano, Mirko Failoni & Michele Paroli and others, but this has moved production further than we thought. All adventures have been written, but some still need editing and all of them need translation.

As soon as we wrap up the Corebook, we will focus on finishing up the Adventure Book, which we are also hoping to finish by the end of the year.

This means that we will logistically have to wait to ship out the packages which include the Adventure Book as well as the Corebook, in a second wave of shipping that might turn out to be in 2021.

We are deeply sorry for the delay, and also to only be able to communicate it now: we were trying to avoid it all cost and to figure out how to make it work. But we really don’t want to compromise quality and betray your trust in our product.

We thank you so much for your continued support and enthusiasm, and we hope it will not waver knowing how we are putting 100% and more of our hearts, minds and time into the project!


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Salve a tutti,

Ci spiace averci messo un po’ per scrivere questo update, ma era importante per noi raccogliere informazioni il più precise possibili e lavorare al massimo prima di mettere nero su bianco la situazione.

L’ultima volta che vi abbiamo aggiornato la tabella di marcia stava procedendo come programmata, ma molti problemi ci hanno colpito tra agosto e settembre, non ultima la situazione pandemia che ha colpito ingranaggi importanti della nostra produzione, come gli stampatori.

Nello spirito della più completa trasparenza vogliamo quindi aggiornarvi sullo stato di tutto.

Per prima cosa, vi abbiamo inviato la copia PDF della Ricetta Hippocras! Un brindisi all’anniversario della fine della campagna, e al suo successo. Speriamo che la apprezziate e vogliate concedervi una bevuta al progetto assieme a noi, scaldandovi in questi tempi difficili.

Miniature

Le miniature sono nella parte finale della produzione, i prototipi sono splendidi e stiamo solo aspettando che le copie ci arrivino entro la fine del mese. Le foto le potete vedere qui sopra!

Stampa & Produzione

Lo Schermo del Master e il Lorebook sono sulla strada per la tipografia, che è uno degli ingranaggi che ha subito ritardi: la fila di produzione è più lunga di quanto pensassimo, ma manca comunque molto poco ad avere anche questi prodotti effettivamente in magazzino.

Quello che abbiamo già sono i tappetini per dadi, già al sicuro con noi!

Il Corebook

Il Manuale, che qui vi abbiamo venduto con 250 pagine con 120 illustrazioni, è in verità diventato un tomo di oltre 330 pagine e 220 illustrazioni!

Tutte le illustrazioni del team diretto da Mirko Failoni sono stupende, e completate.

Il testo Italiano, scritto da Matteo Pedroni & Davide Milano alle meccaniche e Laura Guglielmo alla parte narrative, è finito, editato e anche tradotto al 100%!

I nostri traduttori, Jason Forbus e Alex Valente, hanno fatto un lavoro incredibile.

Siamo molto tristi di annunciare che il nostro correttore di bozze/editor della traduzione inglese, Gabriele Giardina-Harding, è venuto a mancare improvvisamente. I nostri pensieri vanno a lui, alla famiglia e agli amici, e faremo del nostro meglio per ricordarlo nel libro, che sappiamo significava molto per lui: speravamo questa fosse solo la prima di molte collaborazioni assieme.

Alex e una nuova entry del nostro team, Richard Hart, ci stanno aiutando in queste settimane a finire il lavoro.

L’impaginazione è in corso, con due sezioni terminate su dieci, e i nostri grafici al lavoro per concluderla appena possibile.

Per l’edizione francese, Arkhane Asylum la sta curando a partire dalla nostra traduzione inglese, quindi non arriverà in contemporanea alle altre due edizioni, ma restiamo in stretto contatto per far sì che la differenza di tempo sia il più breve possibile.

La situazione quindi ci permette di cominciare a consegnare entro la fine di Novembre il PDF del Manuale in Italiano e Inglese, come promesso nella campagna!

Dato che i file però saranno inviati più tardi di quanto preventivato al tipografo, che ha un’attesa più lunga del previsto, non possiamo dare una data precisa per il primo scaglione di spedizioni, che faremo del nostro meglio per iniziare entro la fine del 2020.

Adventure Book

Questo ci porta direttamente a un altro prodotto molto importante: il Manuale delle Avventure.

Le splendide illustrazioni sono fatte all’85%, e avete già visto la bellissima cover di Bastien LeCouffe Deharme.

Sfortunatamente, è qui che la pandemia ci ha colpito più duramente: molti dei nostri scrittori delle avventure hanno avuto ritardi, e tristemente sia John Wick che Jason Carl nonostante i nostri sforzi non hanno potuto completare il lavoro per noi.

Essendo determinati a non consegnarvi meno di quanto promesso, abbiamo deciso di scrivere altre avventure (di Davide Milano, Mirko Failoni & Michele Paroli e altri), ma questo ha fatto logicamente slittare la produzione. Tutte le avventure sono complete, ma molte ancora necessitano editing e per tutte manca la traduzione.

Non appena completeremo il Manuale Base, che ha la priorità, il nostro focus sarà sul Manuale delle Avventure, che speriamo comunque di completare entro la fine dell’anno e che vi sarà spedito digitalmente non appena ciò avverrà.

Questo però significa che dobbiamo a livello logistico aspettare un secondo scaglione di spedizioni per tutti i pacchi che includono il Manuale delle Avventure, e questo potrebbe avvenire nel primo 2021.

Ci spiace moltissimo per questo ritardo, e di averlo comunicato solo ora: stavamo cercando a tutti i costi di evitarlo, e di far funzionare le cose in qualche modo. Ma non vogliamo in alcun modo compromettere la qualità, e così tradire la vostra fiducia in noi.

Vi ringraziamo moltissimo per il vostro supporto ed entusiasmo, e speriamo continui sapendo che stiamo mettendo davvero tutto il nostro cuore, la nostra testa e il nostro tempo nel progetto!

Historia Corebook Preview #1 & Mana Project Newsletter
3 months ago – Tue, Aug 11, 2020 at 06:44:44 AM

Historia Corebook Preview #1

Check out your mail inbox, you should have received the first preview of Historia Corebook! Familiae & Species chapter is now available for preview to backers, via BackerKit download.

You can download the file with the link you will receive or logging into your BackerKit account.

Mana Project Studio Newsletter

We decided to start with our brand newsletter! If you want to stay updated on our projects and receive free digital downloads, please subscribe here!

 https://mailchi.mp/10dda62a7daa/historia 


Thank you for your love & support!

Mana Project Studio

Tasty Summer Update!
3 months ago – Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 01:02:13 AM

Hey everybody, 

it's been a while since the last update, and we've been working really hard to keep things together in these difficult times. Today we are proud to tell you that the project is on schedule and everything is getting together!

Familiae & Species Preview

We just finished the layout editing for the Italian version of the Familiae & Species chapter, we're moving to the English one (already translated and edited) and we're aiming to release the preview to our backers by the weekend.

Here you have some screenshots of the final layout!

Adventures Book Cover by Bastien Lecouffe Deharme

We realized that we never showed you officially the amazing cover that Bastien Lecouffe Deharme illustrated for the Adventure Book!

You can find more of his art here: https://www.artstation.com/deharme

GM Screen WIP Preview

Antonio De Luca is now working on the Game Master Screen Illustration. Here you have a sneak peek!

You can find more of his art here: https://www.artstation.com/antoniodeluca

Project Progress Update

The Italian texts and the game design are nearly finished, we are just missing some stat-blocks and few lore descriptions. We are right now working on the layout editing of the Italian edition.

The English translation is going section by section, and as soon as an Italian section is ready, we start with the translation and then move to the editing. The English translation and editing are near to 30% and we're already working on the layout editing of the English edition.

Arkhane Asylum Publishing (https://www.arkhane-asylum.fr/) is working on the French edition of Historia. The Lorebook is nearly finished, then they'll move to the translation of the Corebook and Adventure Book, as soon as the English sections will be ready.

Thank you for your love and support,

Mana Project Studio

Historia - Ouroboros Comic in free download for every backer!
5 months ago – Thu, Jun 04, 2020 at 11:30:31 PM

Hey everybody!

To thank you for your support in these crazy times, we decided to give you a surprise!

Historia - Ouroboros is a comic book retelling of Torquato's infamous Liberation of Tanafonda from the perspective of those that History deemed as the villains and losers.

The Comic is written and illustrated by Mirko Failoni, the Hand behind Historia: De Magi and Brigands, Cowards, and Heroes. and co-creator of Historia RPG.

Historia - Ouroboros PDF is now available as a free download for every backer. Check your email or your drivethruRPG notifications, you should have received the download link!

Thank you for your love and support,

Mana Project Studio

Familiae Preview coming soon... and a Surprise!!!
6 months ago – Wed, May 13, 2020 at 08:02:25 PM

Hey everybody,

we hope that you all are safe and healthy in these crazy times.

Familiae Preview

We are near to release the first preview of Historia Corebook, the Familiae & Species chapter! 

The writing and the design are completed, The text is edited and translated in English while the illustrations are nearly finished!

French Edition

We're currently working on the French edition of the Historia Lorebook, then we'll move to translate the  French Familiae preview, that will be released after the ENG/ITA versions.

...And a Surprise!!!

To thank you all for your support in these difficult times, we decided to release a surprise for the backers, that will be revealed in the next days!

Stay safe.

All the best,

Mana Project Studio