Kickstarter : http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1176616619/shadows-of-esteren
It is a great moment for the whole team who, after several years of work, has the pleasure of seeing the completion of this project: the translation in English of the pen-and-paper role-playing game Shadows of Esteren. All of the members involved are long-standing role-players, and it therefore means a lot to us to have the opportunity to add our own opus to this domain. It is not without emotion that we will now present the result of our work!
"Shadows of Esteren is a medieval role-playing game, with an emphasis on the horrific and the Gothic. Drawing inspiration from Celtic myths, this universe has a discreetly fantastic side hidden under a bleak, realistic surface. This world is populated with humans who have to cope with tough daily lives, and face a supernatural threat lurking in the dark. With the focus of its adventures being investigation and survival, Shadows of Esteren is a game that favors an immersive mood and interactions among the Players.
This particular atmosphere is drawn from several sources of inspiration: the harshness and romanticism of Mel Gibson’s Braveheart; the universes of Tim Burton, particularly the one of Sleepy Hollow; Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Princess Mononoke; as well as Berserk, the manga by Kentaro Miura. Regarding role-playing, Shadows of Esteren would be somewhere between Ravenloft and Call Of Cthulhu..."
Official Website : http://www.esteren.org/shadows_of_esteren/