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Encoded Designs To Publish Expanded & Revised Iron Edda RPG

August 4, 2017— BUFFALO, NY: Encoded Designs announced today that it has signed a licensing agreement with Tracy Barnett to publish a revised and expanded edition of his Fate-based tabletop RPG, Iron Edda.

“This is a great opportunity for both Tracy and Encoded Designs,” said Encoded Designs President Phil Veccione. “Iron Edda is a unique campaign setting that combines Norse myth with epic action through the Fate system. It’s Pacific Rim meets Vikings with a dash of Skyrim.”

“I’ve fell in love with Norse myth when I first began working on Iron Edda,” said Tracy Barnett. “The idea of humans potentially giving up their place in mythical Valhalla to have a chance to fight back against a Ragnarok no one expected is something that really speaks to me. There are epic battles between the bonebonded humans and the dwarven destroyers, but under it all it’s human stories that drive the game. What are you willing to sacrifice? What are traditions worth to you? What is the price of power?

“Encoded Designs is a great company and I’m honored to have the opportunity to work with them. Being able to have such a strong partnership means that I get to focus on the writing and revision work that means so much to me. Iron Edda is dear to me, and I’m thrilled that Encoded Designs wants to help me do more with it.”

Encoded Designs is planning to bring the finished text of the game to Kickstarter in the summer of 2018.

More information and previews for Iron Edda will appear on in the coming months.

About Encoded Designs

Encoded Designs is a publisher and game design house specializing in tabletop role-playing games and board games. The partners are able to provide writing, editing, graphic design, and art direction both in-house and for other game companies. Our process focuses on collaboration, playability, and quality. We bring decades of Game Mastering and years of RPG Industry experience together in all of our creations.

About Tracy Barnett

Tracy Barnett is a tabletop game designer, author, and podcast producer from Columbus, OH. In 2013 he won the Judges’ Spotlight ENnie for his first game, School Daze. He co-runs Exploding Rogue Studios (Karthun: Lands of Conflict) and produces an RPG actual play podcast called TheOtherCast. He also writes for Gnome Stew, Critical Hits, and Evil Hat Productions. You can find him online @TheOtherTracy.

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Christopher Sniezak

Since 2011, Chris has written and designed for games like Fate, Gumshoe (Dracula Dossier), Numenera (Tales from the Mechanical Bard), and D&D (Living Forgotten Realms scenarios). As a podcaster, he’s been the host, producer, and audio engineer of The Misdirected Mark Podcast, Down with D&D, and Geekin Out. In his spare time he loves listening to audiobooks and podcasts, playing board games, and watching or reading anything superhero related.

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