Take flight on the maiden voyage of the Skyjacks Setting Zine! This will provide fans of the Campaign: Skyjacks podcast, and interested newcomers, more details and insight into the world of Spéir. We know people are excited for a worldbook and role-playing game, but those will take time. This will help you learn more now and give us a chance to prepare assets for a project like that in the future. You don't need to read this zine to enjoy the show, but we hope it will add to your enjoyment.
In This Issue...
In our first issue we explain the basic dynamics of the different varieties of airiners in Spéir. You'll learn about the Red Feather Syndicate and what exactly makes them the authority on who gets to sail. You'll also get insight into the fraught environment aboard Red Feather skyships. We also explain privateers and the particular arrangement that allows them to sail independent of Red Feather banners, and also why positions aboard privateers ships are so coveted. Finally, you'll get more information on dashing corsairs, how pirates survive, and get a small preview of corsair ships other then The Uhuru.
There is plenty of never before seen art by Liz Novaski, Justin Lanjil, and Margot Wang along with classic pieces by Fiona Hsieh, Hannah Lavender, Galen Pejeau, and Ben Zwiefel all arranged beautifully by Jason Robinson. The background image for this page is by Justin Langil.
Including the cover, this is 28 gorgeous pages of cool Skyjacks stuff!
This costs only $20! Lots of work went into this issue! There is a ton of new writing, original art, layout, and editing. We want to make more zines like this one and generate a foundation for larger products. To do that, we need to at least break even here. We tired to make this as beautiful as possible. If it's a success, we'll be able to make a lot more!
Our suggested price of $30 will also gift a Community Copy of this zine, allowing access for those who might not otherwise be able to afford it. And as a further bonus, it also rewards the purchaser with an image of "The Communion" (sometimes known as "The Union") the Luminary that governs Love and Harmony. Art by Justin Langil.
The world of Spéir comes from the Campaign: Skyjacks podcast, an anti-colonial RPG actual play show following the adventures of skypirates in a world inspired by the music of the Decemberists and classic adventure fiction.
Our story follows pirates on the crew of The Uhuru, a formidable skyship. The Uhuru has everything a crew of corsairs could want: strength, reputation, and one of the best captains in the sky– the notorious Orimar Vale. There is one slight problem: the captain has been dead for months and a small group of conspirators has been using necromancy to pretend he is still alive. Listen to see how long Gable, Jonnit, Travis, and Dref can keep a secret.
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