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New Crobuzon RPG in the works!

You don't know how happy this makes me feel. Gareth and Adamant will do a brilliant job of this I'm sure. I'd loved to have had the chance to work on or publish this as the setting and novels are absolutely fantastic.

Well done GMS!


Adamant Entertainment has reached an agreement with award-winning author China Miéville to license his fantasy setting of Bas-lag, which featured in the novels Perdido Street Station, The Scar and Iron Council. Adamant Entertainment will publish a roleplaying game that will allow fans of the series to have their own adventures in the city of New Crobuzon. Subsequent game books will continue to explore the setting and characters of the world of Bas-lag.

"The city of New Crobuzon is an incredibly rich setting," said Adamant Entertainment owner Gareth-Michael Skarka. "We're extremely proud to be producing a game that gives it the level of detail and attention that it deserves."

"I grew up on RPGs," said China Miéville, "And the idea of a Bas-Lag game is incredibly exciting and humbling. That people might want to play in the world of my books is a tremendous honour."

The game will also feature a special treat for Miéville's fans -- the original map of the city of New Crobuzon, drawn by the author, as well as his own illustrations of some of the creatures found in the world of Bas-lag.

About China Mieville
China Miéville lives and works in London. His first novel, King Rat, was published in 1998, Perdido Street Station (winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the British Fantasy Award) followed in 2000, The Scar (winner of the British Fantasy Award) in 2002, Iron Council in 2004 (winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award), Looking for Jake and Other Stories in 2006, and Un Lun Dun in 2007. His work has been nominated for Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Awards.

About Adamant Entertainment
Adamant Entertainment is one of the recognized leaders in electronic publishing in the adventure games industry, and has recently begun to expand its print operations. Their game lines, including THRILLING TALES and THE IMPERIAL AGE, are the top sellers in their respective categories, and the company was recently featured in an Associated Press article on the growth of the electronic publishing sector,  appearing in news publications world-wide.

Adamant Entertainment Media Contact
Gareth-Michael Skarka gms [at] adamantentertainment [dot] com


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Feb. 19th, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, now there's an RPG I'd love to do illustration work on! Loved Perdido Street Station but I've yet to finish reading The Scar.

Good luck to them!
Feb. 19th, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC)
He needs to get him some Jennifer Rodgers too, methinks.

Feb. 19th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
It is very funky news. (And brings Gareth back in an almost-circle to the territory he covered with Underworld so long ago.)

Gareth, if you see this, will it have custom rules or use a pre-existing (or in-development!) set?
Feb. 19th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
Feb. 19th, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
VERY interesting - any idea what the system is like?
Feb. 19th, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
YES!!!! Must have.....perhaps this'll finally wean me off D&D?
Feb. 19th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
What are the chances of that, i'm just reading Perdito street station just now.
Feb. 19th, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
In a wierd act of randomness it came up in discussion last night as the one licenced system we would love to see.
Feb. 19th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
congrats to all involved. and i particularly like the fact that it will be stand alone system.

don't read any further if you can't stand blatant pimping*

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A Bas Lag set game would be great, and this is weirdly synchronous as my signed proof copy of Perdido Street Station is up on Ebay at the mo... have a look if you are interested. I wish i could claim pressing medical bills or something a little more edifying, but this sale is for my digital slr fund.


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Edited at 2008-02-19 07:42 pm (UTC)
Feb. 19th, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC)
*is speechless with joy* :-D
Feb. 20th, 2008 09:34 am (UTC)
Bloody finally :-D Bas-Lag is a wonderful setting and I love China's writing.
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