Hi Redsky fans! Alex here on behalf of Solar Studios with some exciting news. We're proud to announce that we will be releasing the Core Book PDF for Redsky 5e on Tuesday, September 13th! The release is right around the corner, so get ready~! We can't wait to finally share the world of Redsky with you.
What does that mean for the hardcover Core Book? Around a week after the PDF being released, we will be sending it to our manufacturer for printing. (So please let us know if you catch any spelling or grammar errors!) Our manufacturer's estimates suggest that it will take 7-10 weeks to print and ship the books to our distribution partner, and we will then be shipping it to you from there. Here's a handy breakdown of Redsky 5e's release:
We know the wait for Redsky 5e has been longer than expected, and we greatly appreciate your patience while we bring this project to fruition. None of it would have been possible without your help. We can honestly say that we will be sending you a book that we are immensely proud of.
Details on the Core Book
For those of you who want the nitty gritty: All the pieces of the Core Book are in place. Tyler and I have been putting the final touches on all of the lore over the last month. These chapters have been sent to beta readers, and we're now receiving and filtering through the final feedback. Matt and Brandon are adjusting some final pieces of art in the layout of the book and applying a few last brushstrokes. Tyler is working on a glossary and index as well. Everything is getting one final layer of polish before we declare our work finished.
The Core Book is going to weigh in at about 350 pages when we include the index. Some of the chapters will include familiar bits from the SRD, which are included so you can have all the information you need to play in one book. There are 7 chapters (150+ pages) which are wholly dedicated to the world and lore of Redsky. If you've seen the Core Rules PDF then you'll know about the entire chapters dedicated to exploration and social interaction, as well as the one dedicated to our all-original Elements system that replaces Alignment.
Adventures and VTT Support
Our first adventure, which will release concurrently with the Core Book PDF, is called Into the Shieldwoods! This is a revised and updated version of the adventure used in our second playtest, and all backers will be receiving it for free. There will also be a new adventure that we're targeting to release alongside the Core Book's delivery in December. We'll have more details about that soon.
Currently, Virtual Tabletop support is only available via our custom Discord bot, Terminarch. We're targeting Roll20, Shard Tabletop, and Foundry for our next round of VTT support, which will be rolling out in the months after the Core Book PDF is released.
Thank you so much for taking an interest in this weird world we're creating. We can't wait for you to get your hands on the Core Book PDF September 13th!
- Alex and the Redsky Team