Parsantium: City at the Crossroads went on sale one month ago today and I am thrilled both with sales so far and the positive reviews and comments I’ve read online or heard in person from friends who have played in my games.
When I first talked about writing my own city sourcebook, I was told that sales of 200+ are viewed as a success for small RPG publishers. Well, thanks in part to the GM’s Day Sale at drivethrurpg.com and RPGNow.com, I am very pleased to have achieved this number in the first month the book has been on sale! We’re currently in the process of getting Parsantium set up with Lightning Source with an ISBN from Nielsen which will allow us to sell the print edition through Paizo.com, as well as having printed books available for people to buy from online booksellers and hopefully my FLGS London’s Orc’s Nest too.
As well as sorting out all these publishing practicalities with Kate, I’ve continued to run my Parsantium campaign under D&D 4e. The PCs are now 17th level and (just) survived a run-in with the Cult of the Black Mother (see p.127) deep below the city streets. You can read about the past adventures of the Juma Gang here – there’s one more big adventure to come as the PCs head towards epic level, involving one or two of the setting’s big villains 😉
I’m also planning to run a Parsantium adventure at #UKT5, the fifth annual D&D Tweet Up, on Saturday 5th April in Worcester, using the 13th Age rules and featuring some new icons for Parsantium including the Caliph, the Mummy and the Jade Throne. It would be great to see you there if you can make it – there will be all sorts of cool games running throughout the day.
Over the next few months, I’ll be working on one or two (shorter) supplements to Parsantium: City at the Crossroads. You can vote in the poll here to tell me what you’d like to see next. At the time of writing, there’s been a fair bit of interest in the wider world surrounding the city and that would certainly be fun to write about.
Finally, a few people have wondered about Parsantium’s size which I neglected to include in the book. Parsantium is approximately 3.2 miles east to west and 2.4 miles north to south, so the city covers 7.7 square miles including the Dolphin Strait. We didn’t put a scale on the map but the Hippodrome is approximately 400 yards long so you can use that building to help you measure distances too 😉
I’d love to hear what you think of Parsantium, and if you have any other questions about the city or the book, please let me know in the comments or use the contact form on the site.