Full Steam Ahead

Hello friends!

We at DASTOW Games would like to express our gratitude for your bearing with us over the last several months. We’ve worked through the individual issues, and as a company we’re ready to come back strong! Not only is the Escalation Series for the 13th Age Roleplaying Game ready to get back on track (look for the next book in the next week or two!), but you can also expect to see some adventures coming up for fifth edition D&D.

In addition to these upcoming products, you can look forward to a lot more blog posts from us as we start rolling out a few new series. If all goes well, we’ll start updating here two to three times a week, so check back often for our take on design, game systems, and the industry in general.

We’re really excited about this next phase of our development, and thanks to everyone for your patience. Cheers!

Escalation Series Delayed

We’d like to issue a quick apology for the delay in the next Escalation Series book. Half the company (me) has been working through a family crisis (my mother had nine heart attacks in late July, was waiting on a heart transplant, and then passed at the end of October).

Not to worry, though. We’ll be back to our regular production schedule soon! Thanks for bearing with us during this time.

—Your Friends at DASTOW Games

Fifth Edition and Beyond

Now that we’ve published “The Pristine City” for both 13th Age and Pathfinder, we’re working on converting it over to fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons. The conversion is going well, and we expect it to be a relatively smooth process all the way through. It shouldn’t be too long before we’re able to announce that the conversion is available for sale.

Speaking of fifth edition, we’re also starting in on some other projects; particularly, we’re working on a short, one-session adventure and a small monster project. These are both in very early development, but expect an update soon with more.

Don’t worry, though—we’re still hard at work on the 13th Age class books, and we expect the barbarian book to be out and available before too long. We’ve got a lot of stuff on our plates right now, but we’re doing our best to give each project the attention it deserves.

Keep checking back for more updates on what we’ve got in store!

Our Next Steps


Cover art and design by Liz Green

The Pathfinder version of “The Pristine City” is well under way, and we’re planning to get that out sometime in November. Meanwhile, we wanted to share some of the plans we have once the adventure is released in both systems.

We’ve been working on class books for the 13th Age Roleplaying Game: the Escalation Series. Starting with The Escalated Barbarian, we’ll release each book digitally as we complete them, possibly collecting them into one book once they’re all finished. These books will have new spells and abilities, new uniques, new backgrounds, and new magic items specially designed to give more breadth to your 13th Age character.

For this series, we’ve acquired a very talented artist named Liz Green. We’ve already commissioned several covers, and we’re very pleased with the results. We expect the first book to be out by the end of the year.

Keep an eye out for both the Pathfinder version of “The Pristine City” and the new Escalation Series. We really look forward to sharing this with you! (Edit: The Pathfinder version is now available!)