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Ankur - Kingdom of the gods is a sci-fi tabletop role-playing game based largely on ancient Sumerian mythology. The game takes place on Earth just after the great flood, some 25,000 years in the past. A species of Alien beings from the planet Nibir, in the farthest reaches of our own solar system, come to Earth to mine gold for the production of Mana. Through genetic manipulation, they create a variety of humanoid slaves to mine gold.

A series of cataclysms and power struggles set in motion events that will entwine the destinies of these species forever! Since the great flood many forgotten ruins and ancient alien technologies lay buried, awaiting re-discovery and exploration. Strange monsters roam the land, remnants of a pre-historic past, all but swept away by the hands of fate. Politics and treachery are around every corner as alien and humankind alike struggle to claim their place in this world. It is up to the players to decide the fate of Earth. Prepare to enter a world of pre-historic monsters, flying saucers, swords and sorcery. Adventure awaits you in...

ANKUR - Kingdom of the gods!

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Brian R December 06, 2017 7:55 pm UTC
I have to say I am very happy with my purchase. I'm so in love with this game, as a it is something I have wanted to explore in a rpg for a very long time. So thank you for your time , energy, and creativity in this endeavor. The system is very unique, after I have had more time to read everything I will give a review. Just wanted to say thanks.
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Anthony T November 11, 2017 4:49 am UTC
How's the dice mechanic work?
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Patrick M October 05, 2017 3:15 am UTC
For some reason the cover in the pdf seems muted in color, I'm not sure if this suppose to be the case since the preview cover seems to make it out to be much brighter in tone.
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Benjamin P September 26, 2017 4:57 pm UTC
I really enjoy Ankur, great job! I run a small online tabletop zine and I was hoping that you'd be willing to be subjected to an interview. We're trying to get more independent devs some air time and you seem like someone who could be a good first subject. - B Paulson/Mythossanta
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Christopher M September 29, 2017 5:01 pm UTC
Thank you very much. Yes, I'd be delighted to do an interview.
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Tim L August 31, 2017 12:59 pm UTC
Contrary to Konstantin F, and being a digital-only gamer, I'm massively put off by the fact that a 300+ page pdf with full color raster artwork is only 12MB in size.

Downloaded the sample, and as expected all those lovely illustrations are completely ruined by being a pitiful 72DPI. Looks absolutely dreadful on high ppi screens and I personally find it incredulous that in this day and age publishers are still putting out such insultingly low-res electronic products for digital customers.

Personally, and given the abundance of high ppi screens in consumers' hands, I feel that the time has long passed were at the very least 120-150DPI should be the minimal base standard for raster graphic intensive documents moving forward. And it should then also be no problem to provide at the same time a low-res copy for customers like Konstantin F whom prefer small file sizes over graphic fidelity.

Anyway, end of rant; and sorry to say, but you lost a sale here due to this.
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Christopher M September 29, 2017 4:59 pm UTC
Hi Tim, sorry that this aspect of the product upset you. As I've said before, the files submitted to Drivethru are high res 300+ DPI. They modify the files for digital pdf only sales and this is why so many publishers even today still present you with 72 DPI pics. I personally didn't do anything to downgrade them or ruin your gaming experience. It probably keeps the products in a form most universally accepted by everyone. Please keep in mind that digital-only gaming is still a fairly new phenomena, and this product is best viewed in its intended hard copy form. I will however, look into updating the digital version (if possible) to better accommodate people like yourself in the future. My apologies.
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Konstantin F August 18, 2017 1:29 pm UTC
Bought it and it looks really good. I love that the pdf is only 12 mb sized, but indexed it would be even better :) Will you update the pdf soonish?
And I think you could give an adventure for free with the rulebook. The background is so refreshingly new and uncommon, that I have a hard time imagining an adventure alone.
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Christopher M September 29, 2017 4:51 pm UTC
Thank you so much. I was going to add a free adventure in the core book but it got too lengthy and expensive to produce. I'll see what I can do about some freebies in the future. The pdf and print version of the book are from the same file, Drivethru modifies it, but I will look into updating it somehow.
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Candace W July 28, 2017 5:55 pm UTC
Played this during a demo at MOMOcon. It was great! So happy it's now out and I can buy it!
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Christopher M September 29, 2017 4:46 pm UTC
Aww, thanks. I had a great time at MomoCon. Enjoy!
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Brian R July 23, 2017 5:30 pm UTC
Ooo this is something I'd definetely be interested in.
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Christopher M July 26, 2017 4:22 pm UTC
Thanks Brian, I'm glad it interests you.
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Christopher M September 29, 2017 4:44 pm UTC
Thank you, hope you like it!
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July 15, 2017 2:10 am UTC
What happened to the POD option?
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Christopher M July 26, 2017 4:23 pm UTC
Hmmm......I don't see it as an option for pdf sales on my end. Sorry.
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GeoCentric D July 14, 2017 6:09 pm UTC
Sounds very Anunnaki-esque. :)
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Christopher M July 26, 2017 4:24 pm UTC
It is.....Muhahaha
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GeoCentric D July 26, 2017 5:42 pm UTC
Groovy - I'll have to work it into my budget after GenCon.
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Nina B July 14, 2017 4:29 pm UTC
Please give a real preview. the table of contents doesn't sell your game
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Christopher M July 26, 2017 4:25 pm UTC
You are absolutely right! The old preview was rubbish. I've updated it to show 28 pages, including some artwork etc. Enjoy.
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Nina B July 26, 2017 6:36 pm UTC
thank you :)
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