RPG Bard Alpha Release

Hi! Know it’s been a while but wanted to give you a quick update on what’s been going on. At the end of 2014, we decided to release an Alpha version of RPG Bard so folks (including us!) could start using RPG Bard as soon as possible. We’ve already got about a quarter of the features listed below implemented!

Release Date and Cost

At this time, we expect RPG Bard Alpha release to be by June 2015 and be absolutely free!

Game System Support

RPG Bard Alpha release will support authors and game masters in their creation of Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible, PFRPG, and OGL modules and adventures as allowed them by the license they are operating under. Some of the applicable licenses include:

Preloaded Content

RPG Bard Alpha release will start with hundreds of monster stat-blocks from the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Reference Document (PRD) and a limited selection of preloaded artwork for quick and easy insertion into modules and adventures.

You will also be able to create your own stat-blocks (as well as modify existing ones) and upload your own artwork for use as interior content, on book covers, or for page backgrounds.

Initial Features

RPG Bard Alpha release will start with enough features implemented to allow you to go from start to finish and create a print-quality PDF of your final book. These include:

  • User profiles – so you can manage your account
  • Book and page development – so you can create, delete, edit, and reorder your book content
  • A cover designer – so you can select your basic cover design and set your text, images, logos, and background via a form
  • An interior theme selector – so you can select your interior design; you can then change the interior theme on a a page-by-page basis to support multiple game systems (such as a PFRPG/3.5/4.0/5.0 hybrid)
  • Preloaded monster stat-block library – so you can quickly and easily drop in; you will also be able to modify the preloaded stat blocks as well as create your own new ones
  • Preloaded artwork library – so you can quickly and easily test different pieces of art for the book cover and the interior content; you will also be able to upload your own art for full art customization
  • Print-quality PDF exporter – so you can export your finished book

Join the Alpha

For more information on RPG Bard and our Alpha (and future Beta) program, you can sign up for project notifications right now at www.rpgbard.com.

Shyloh Wideman
Creative Director
Trusty Sword Entertainment / RUXED LLC