Anyways, it seems likely that sometime withing the next months y'all will be able to get your grubby little paws on Dark Albion, and of course our minds turn to promotion. We'll have to have a website, a G+ community, posting in various forums, sending review copies to those few key reviewers that actually have a proven track record of good reviews (ironically harder for me to do with one of my books than anyone else, since I'm about 50% of the population of "rpg reviewers with proven track records"). And of course, banner ads, like the kind you can get at theRPGsite.
Because if you write an RPG, and then fail to actively promote it, you're just an idiot.
All this got me thinking about slogans that we could make, to fit with Dark Albion. And certainly, we'd be fools if we didn't trade off a bit on the connection between the War of the Roses (the inspiration for Dark Albion) and Game of Thrones (likewise inspired by the selfsame english war).
A few instantly came to mind:
Dark Albion: The Old-School 'Game of Thrones'
Dark Albion: All Your Favorite Characters Will Get Killed Off Here, Too
Dark Albion: Martin, by way of Shakespeare
Dark Albion: Kill a Mad King, Come to Power, Get Fat and Alcoholic
Dark Albion: There's This Exiled Kid of Royal Blood, and Dragons are Involved
Dark Albion: We Have At Least Two Different Assholes Exactly Like This Guy:
Dark Albion: Lancasters Always Pay Their Debts, Too
Dark Albion: We Even Have the Original Version of This Insufferable Little Shit:
This boy, though only 13 years of age, already talks of nothing but of cutting off heads or making war, as if he had everything in his hands or was the god of battle or the peaceful occupant of that throne." - that's not a line from Game of Thrones about Joffrey, its a quote from an ambassador about Prince Edward of Lancaster, who ordered two knights decapitated when he was 8 years old because he wanted to see their heads on pikes)
Dark Albion: The Rose War; "Game of Thrones", Original Edition.
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Let me know if you can think of any other possible slogans for Dark Albion: The Rose War!
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