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  • Hunters in the Dark
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Welcome to Epidemic Books! Your home for the creative written word. We offer everything from role-playing games, to literature, to young adult adventure, and more. No matter what you are looking for, there's a place for you here.

Epidemic News - Reading is Epidemic

What's going on here?

Hey, so what's the deal here, you may be wondering... why is Epidemic Books now publishing poetry and stuff? Well, good question, and we have a good answer: because it's really good.

You may have noticed, but we have slowly been moving away from game books and growing up into a more traditional publisher. Look for more literature and YA and stuff in the near future. And as for who we are exactly, we aren't really the kind of company that likes to be put in a box. The only qualifier for what we publish is whether we love it or not... and as human beings, we love a lot of different things. So don't be surprized if you are surprized by what you see here, but just trust that if you see something here that it is hella good. Now go buy Greylight :)
Posted By: Greg Dent       5/3/2018

Now Available: Greylight

We are proud to announce the newest addition to our catalog—a raw and moving collection of poetry and art.

Greylight is the light in the morning before the sun has come up. It is also the inspiration for this stark collection of emotionally-charged poems accented by the colors of the author's own hand-painted artwork.

Cecilie E Roaldset has been writing, performing, and creating art since the early 1990's, but has never been captured in print until now. Her poems are written to be read out loud, and most of those in this collection were crafted for the Seattle open mic scene in the early 2000s. These poems span 20 years of her life, and cover a wide spectrum of experience.

This book of poetry is for anyone who has experienced the rush of Grand Central and the quietness of nature, or struggled with relationships that slip through your hands like sand. It is not for the faint at heart, as real life plays a major role in her poetry. It is modern, funny, sharp, impassioned, and thoughtful.

Greylight is 6"x 9", 72 pages, 22 poems, 13 full-color paintings, and there are two editions available, an elegant hardback and a slim paperback.
Posted By: Greg Dent       4/29/2018

Big Oathbound News (new releases)!

Many of you have been wondering what is going on with Oathbound, or have been asking us to produce new material for it. The truth is that Oathbound is a property that takes a lot of time and energy to do right, but it is no longer our focus, and we did not want to screw it up by doing it half-assed. So we have made some decisions.

First off. We have agreed to let Dragonwing games come on board and drive the production of Oathbound and the direction of the Oathbound campaign. We already have a great foundation for a Pathfinder Oathbound campaign with Oathbound Seven, the Bestiary, and Oathbound Eclipse, but we lack adventures and encounters and much of material that makes a campaign accessible. So we have asked Dragonwing to generate this content and manage the relationship with the fans, while Epidemic will continue to own the Oathbound property and to produce the core Campaign books. Steve Creech at Dragonwing is a long-time Oathbound contributor and veteran, and is sure to take good care of the setting.

To support this new deal, we have put some time and effort into getting Oathbound Seven and the Oathbound Bestiary cleaned up and into print and distributed to game stores. You can also order these books directly from us. Oathbound Seven is a 500-page hardcover beast of a book, and we have reformatted it for wide release and lowered the price considerably. The Bestiary has never been in print before, and we have spruced it up for print with a staggering new cover and greatly improved interior art.

So head on over to your local game shop and pick up copies of these great books, and head on over to Dragonwing games and see what they have brewing. There will be more Oathbound in your future.
Posted By: Greg Dent       4/22/2018

What's Up/Osiris 1.3 Released

You may have noticed that thins have been a bit quiet around here lately. Well, we took a little hiatus from publishing in order to rearrange things a bit. Greg is now in Norway and running Epidemic Books from there, while Todd and Jeff are still back in Seattle. We are hoping that with modern communication technology this should not slow us down too much, but it definitely took us offline for a while during the move.

However, in our down time, we did get a chance to work on the Osiris rules, and we are pleased to announce that version 1.3 is now up and ready for public consumption!

Version 1.3 of Osiris offers a few minor improvements over the 1.2 version, which was pretty awesome itself. So that means that 1.3 is pretty much the best Osiris ever.

Changes for the 1.3 edition include:
  • Field skill trained rolls are cheaper (1 for 1d12, 1d4 for 2d8, 2d4 for 1d20, 3d4 for 1d30)
  • Improved cheat sheet
  • More serious falling damage
  • Increased alt strength bonus for ranged weapons
  • Improved fire rules (basically incorporating the enhanced rules from the book of fire)
  • New heroic powers (one whole page of new content, bringing the total page count to 234)
  • Better prerequisites for the heroic powers (focus switched for awareness where it makes sense)
  • Slight cost and power tweaks to the heroic powers

Pick up your copy at our web store now! If you purchased an older copy and want to upgrade, let us know and we will send you a free copy of the 1.3 ebook.
Posted By: Greg Dent       7/14/2017

The Book of Light and Darkness

The two oldest of the primal elemental forces, Light and Darkness, could not be more dissimilar—yet they are so tightly interwoven that a discipline involving one could not conceivably be cultured without the other. Coiled hand in hand, neither unable to explain its essence without the distinction of its counterpart; it is through their differences that they define the existence of their opposites. These are forces so old that nothing may claim them—they outdate the gods, demons, and creation itself. Some claim that darkness was the first force, shattered by light at the beginning of everything, but without light there could not have been a darkness, merely a nothingness. It is the wisest of scholars who understands that these primal forces came into being at the same moment, defining each other in their mutual inception.

The Book of Light and Darkness is a free first draft edition, though still very usable in your games and, at 57 pages, is more than enough for a lifetime of magical study. There's no art yet, just solid game stats. This is the final of eight planned initial books of magic that will make up our next Osiris product, the Books of Magic, and with its release, it means that the long awaited Books of Magic product is almost here! This will be a compilation and enhancement of the first Eight Books of magic, a beautiful tome that will finally complete the Osiris experience.

Check it out on our blog!
Posted By: Greg Dent       10/21/2016

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