Going Epic!

I’ve been blogging about our fiction and games for quite awhile. After taking a step back and reviewing the path ahead, I decided the vision for QT Games and our roadmap needed a bit of tweaking. We’re going in an epic new direction with a new budget, so, I thought I’d restart this blog now that I’ve finish the editing phase on my latest novel, The Shadow Reaper.

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Wait, before you go all epic on us, who are you again, and why should we care? 

QT Games LLC is a Las Vegas-based publishing company created to publish blended-genre (fantasy blended with sci-fi, etc.) fiction, board, card and roleplaying games for a discerning gaming community.

Our Mission:
Never publish junk. Never waste people’s time. Publish only high-quality fiction and games. ‘Nuff said.

Overview:
We ran a successful fiction Kickstarter for Arcane Synthesis: A Blended-Genre Anthology in 2014 and have since published that big anthology.(Read an excerpt by clicking here.)

 

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You can get our ebook: The Train Less Traveled FREE just for joining our newsletter, btw! The Shadow Reaper will be out later this year along with The Sea Of Worms, with more to come, including that “epic” thing I alluded to.

Unlike most small press, we have very strict standards: Only pro writing, pro editing and pro art. That means that if we can’t get it right, we find someone who can. We pay well for what we don’t do in-house. We don’t cut corners on quality. This means we stand to make less money than other small publishers, but that’s okay with us. We value your time and money, so we’re willing to take the bullet. Your reviews and spreading the word will go a long way toward helping make up for our sacrifice (not that we’re complaining. We insist on doing our best, and that means running QT Games in a pro manner).

We’ve designed a large number of games and wrote an even larger pile of blended-genre stories. Now we’re polishing some of them and getting them out the door. ‘Bout time, we know. Good stuff ahead!

Okay, okay, but what’s all this about going epic?
After designing the Cosmothea Roleplaying Game and Cosmoverse Blended-Genre Campaign Setting decades ago and tirelessly updating and expanding them ever since, we’ve taken a big turn. We didn’t have the budget to publish such big projects, which is why we went down the path of publishing fiction about them (well, that and we thought we had some pretty killer stories to share). Yeah, I know, I switch between “we” and “I” regularly. That’s because QT Games is a business, not just an individual, and “we” work with other pros to get things done as needed. With some cool new products, a bit more money in our pockets to get things rolling again and the help of our fans via Kickstarter, we should be able to accomplish even more epic goodies!

Last year after much consideration, I decided to create a simpler, faster, card-based roleplaying game based loosely on Cosmothea. After months of brainstorming, I nailed the concepts and went to work on a new game I call Epic Destinies. Rather than just water down Cosmothea, I decided to build a new tabletop roleplaying game from the ground up and just use the very best and relevant concepts and mechanics from Cosmothea, make them even better, and go from there.

Epic Destinies is about epic heroes (some very, very small, and others titanic in size) doing cinematic, epic stuff.  It’s still under heavy construction, but so far it’s exceeding all of my expectations. I’m on the right path. Things are looking up! Further, we plan to simultaneously release board games and adventures based on Epic Destinies (all using the same rules set). I took a very old campaign setting design of mine (No not my beloved Cosmoverse Campaign Setting), but one you may not have heard much about before. One that has also been near and dear to my heart for over 3 decades, and blew the doors off of it with cool new twists. I couldn’t be more excited about it. QT Games will continue to publish fiction and setting material for our Cosmoverse Campaign Setting, but Epic Destinies will be married to the old made new and improved Toonaria Blended-Genre Campaign Setting. They’re a perfect fit for epic, cinematic adventures.

We have more goodies in store for these latest two product lines than you can shake a stick at! Our first adventure/board game will be Freeze Or Burn.

More on our new direction in the blog posts ahead. I’ll try to post at least a little something every week or two, less often when we’re in crunch time on a project.

That’s all for this post. Don’t forget to snag your free ebook just for joining our monthly newsletter so you can stay up to date on everything QT Games! Have an amazing rest of the weekend, all, and remember: Every day’s a gift. If you have a dream worth pursuing, never give up, but brainstorm on how you’re going to make it happen and then go for it! Questions and comments? I’d love to hear from you. Thanks!

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About Bob Whitely/QT Games

Welcome to QT Games! Mission Never publish junk or waste people's time. Publish only high-quality fiction and games. 'Nuff said. Company Overview QT Games LLC was created to publish blended-genre (fantasy blended with sci-fi, etc.) fiction, board, card and roleplaying games for a discerning gaming community. Unlike most small press, we have very strict standards: Only pro writing, pro editing and pro art. That means that if we can't get it right, we find someone who can. We pay well for what we don't do in-house. We don't cut corners on quality. This means we stand to make less money than other small publishers, but that's okay with us. We value your time and money, so we're willing to take the bullet. We've designed a large number of games and written a pile of stories. Now we're polishing some of them and getting them out the door. 'Bout time, we know. Good stuff ahead!
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