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THE ALLIANCE RULE BOOK

The Alliance Rule Book contains all of the rules for every Alliance campaign. It is 168 pages, with full color photos. It is full of graphs, examples, advice, and explanations of all of the rules. The ebook is in PDF form and is FREE! Right click and download. The paperback version is in black and white, but there is an (unfortunately) very expensive deluxe color version available for those who would prefer it.

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Chapters include:

Introduction
A Guide to Role-playing
How to be an NPC
The Game World
The Alliance Code of Conduct
Races
Classes
The Skill System
Production Skills
Skills
Special Abilities
Mental Abilities
Possessions
Armor
Weapons
Logistics
In-Game Limitations
Matters of Life and Death
Combat
Effects and Deliveries
Magic
Alchemy
Effects
Formal Magic
High Magic
Rituals
Traps
Stealing and Searching
Goblin Points
Writing Adventures
Table Top Gaming Rules
Glossary
Index

Rule Book

TALES OF FORTANNIS: A BARD IN THE HAND

This is the second collection of short stories taking place in the world of the Alliance games, featuring stories by Davey Beauchamp, Roy C. Booth and Brian Woods, Jon Cory, Tera Fulbright, Jesse Grabowski, Henry Hart, Laurel Anne Hill, Mark Mensch, Bernie Mojzes and Bob Norwicke, Mike Strauss, and Michael A. Ventrella. The book is 250 pages bound, and is 6 x 9. You can go to www.michaelaventrella.com for more information about this book.

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Reviews:

"Magic. Knights. Werewolves. Doppelgangers. Elves. There’s no telling what will pop up in Michael A. Ventrella’s Fortannis fantasy series when he invites other writers to play in his sandbox. No need to wait for any ‘extended editions.’ These stories are good to go now." – Daniel M. Kimmel, author of the Hugo-nominated Jar Jar Binks Must Die and Shh! It's a Secret.

"Curl up in your favorite chair with your favorite beverage and get ready for adventure, action and derring-do—it’s all here!" – Gail Z. Martin, author of Ice Forged and the Chronicles of the Necromancer series

"A very fun anthology of tales in a world both expected and very different indeed! Michael Ventrella and others revisit the world of Fortannis and emerge with tales to astound, amuse, and bemuse; here is sword-and-sorcery to stand well next to that of Leiber and Moorcock, and ordinary people swept up into events far larger than they which can still be addressed with some common sense and cleverness. A fun book, well worth reading!" – Ryk Spoor, author of Phoenix Rising and Grand Central Arena

Tales of Fortannis:  A Bard in the Hand

TALES OF FORTANNIS: A BARD'S EYE VIEW

This is the first collection of short stories taking place in the world of the Alliance games. You don't need it to play any Alliance games, but it's a great (and fun) way to learn about the races, laws and cultures of the Alliance game. It features stories by featuring stories by Davey Beauchamp, Danny Birt, Nick Bond, Roy C. Booth and Brian Woods, Jon Cory, Tera Fulbright, Laurel Anne Hill, Ron F. Leota, Mark Mensch, Bernie Mojzes, Matthew C. Plourde, J. Thomas Ross, Mike Strauss, and Michael A. Ventrella. The book is 250 pages bound, and is 6 x 9. You can go to www.michaelaventrella.com for more information about this book.

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Reviews:

"A Bard's Eye View is a varied collection of adventures, whimsies, variously grim, grand and comedic; this book will appeal to fans of gaming and fantasy alike." – Jay Lake, Campbell Award-winning author of Green and Mainspring

"Rollicking good fun perfect for a beach read, subway read, airplane read—heck, just buy it and read it! Mirth, mayhem and magic in an intriguing world." – Gail Z. Martin, author of the Chronicles of the Necromancer series

"A Bard's Eye View is a wild and weird collection of fantasy stories that present some of the freshest writing around. Derring-do with a great sense of fun. Highly recommended." -- New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry, author of The King of Plagues and Dust & Decay

"You don't need to know the background material to enjoy the range of stories from the talespinners assembled here. It has plenty of adventures that end with a twist that leave you shaking your head in pleased surprise. I’ll be happy to look for many of these writers in days to come." – Jody Lynn Nye, author of View From the Imperium and Dragon’s Deal

Tales of Fortannis:  A Bard's Eye View

ARCH ENEMIES

There is also Arch Enemies, a novel by Alliance founder Michael A. Ventrella, which takes place in Ashbury.  The book is 400 pages bound, and is 6 x 9. You can go to www.michaelaventrella.com for more information about this book.

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Reviews (Excerpts):

"The young bard, Terin Ostler, is astounded when two squires arrive to take him into the Duke’s presence – even more astounded when he learns that he is the one foretold in a prophecy to ensure the Arch remains sealed to imprison the evil Thessi within. The atmosphere of the quest that follows is heightened by intrigues and by Terin’s doubts about who tells the true account of the prophecy, since he is not allowed to read it. The action is lively when the two squires, Rendel and Darlissa, face repeated attacks to protect the timid bard – while he gradually grows in maturity, courage, and character. A tightly written and plotted work that will keep the reader enthralled until the last word is read." -- Christopher Hoare, Muse Book Reviews

"A late twist lends the entire novel a surprisingly tight narrative ." -- Pat Ferrara , Mania.com

"Clever, funny and suspenseful. Normally, I would rather eat bees than read fantasy novels, but this one is great." -- Mark Waid, author of Kingdom Come, Birthright
Arch Enemies

THE AXES OF EVIL

The Axes of Evil is the sequel to Arch Enemies. The book is 228 pages bound, and is 6 x 9. You can go to www.michaelaventrella.com for more information about this book.

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Reviews (Excerpts):

"Here Michael A. Ventrella takes up the mantle of Christopher Stasheff.  Terin’s exploits are as entertaining as those of Rod Gallowglass, and fans of The Warlock in Spite of Himself will hugely enjoy The Axes of Evil."- Gregory Frost, author of Shadowbridge and Lord Tophet

"Humor, danger and a twisted tangle of unlikely prophecies make for a page-turning adventure." - Gail Z. Martin, author of The Chronicles of the Necromancer series

"The Axes of Evil is a taut nail-biter of a thriller.  Edgy, funny and dark." - Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Dragon Factory and Rot & Ruin

"The Axes of Evil continues the story that began in Arch Enemies. In this one, Michael Ventrella weaves another of his perplexing tales where it seems his protagonist, the squire but would-be bard Terin Ostler, cannot succeed in solving one problem without betraying another." - Christopher Hoare, author of Arrival and The Wildcat's Victory

 

The Axes of Evil

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