All the material in this book is available forfree on the Internet and, quite possibly, you’re
reading this o you laptop screen as a .pdf le.If you paid for that .pdf, you got robbed. Thiscompilation of free material is meant to be,itself, free.If you’ve got one of the nice physical books,yeah, that’s sold for pay because physical thingsstill cost money. But that’s really a convenience-of-form cost. All the ideas, are free.This came to be through the Ransom Model andthe generosity of fans. The Ransom Model isprey simple: I tell people, “I’ve wrien 10,000words of supplementary goodness for REIGNand when I get a thousand bucks it’ll be free, foreveryone, forever.” Nobody pays more thanthen want, lots of people get to freeload, and Imake a decent per-word. Everyone’s happy,
But it’s a system built on trust. The fans trustme to deliver good stu and to have it done before I start selling it. I trust my audience tounderwrite it. So far, they haven’t let me down.I, however, feel like I let them down a lile bynot listing donors in “First Year of Our REIGN.”I’m going to remedy that right now, with amaster list of everyone who has rightly askedfor their support to be known. Let’s give themall a moment of acknowledgment.Aaron the Akfu, Arakis, Stéphanie Armand,David Bagdan, Joaquim Ball-llosera, DavidBarrena, Shawn Barrick, Chris “Xombie”Bedford, Aaron Berthold, Harold Bérubé, Ingo“anderland” Beyer, bikewrench, Paul Bird,Noah Bogart, Phil Bordelon, Christian Bouard, Jon “jonthegm” Bristow, Sam Burnstein, Doug/CaeineBoy, Bruce Campbell, José Luiz FerreiraCardoso, Andrew Castner, Colin Chapman,Chaz, Chris Cooper, Myles Corcoran, MichaelCule, Sco Cunningham, Neal Dalton, JimDelRosso, John Dornberger, Paul Douglas,Paul ‘Eclecticon’ Douglas, drnuncheon, SeanM. Dunstan, Bryant Durrell, Steve Egolf,Philip Eisner, Marco Fall, Benoît Felten, CédricFerrand, Jonathan Fish, Fishmonger, WilhelmFipatrick, Dan Forinton, Galandris, AngelManuel García García, Paul Glenn, Felix Girke,Mark Green, Sam Greene, Viktor Haag, ChrisHall, Dave Hareld, Aaron Harmon, David A.Harrison, James Holden, John Hoyland, DavidHuey, Blake Hutchins, Philippe Jofresa, DanielM. Kane, Joonas Katko, James Kiley, AdamKrump, John Larkin, P-P “You forgot the Map!”Lefebvre, Trygve Lie, John Lucania, ThomasLullier, Ani Luukkonen, Mario Magallanes, Jorge Prieto Martine, Hervé “Trickster” Maugis,Ma M McElroy, Shane Mclean, Paul Mitchener,Brad J. Murray, James O’Rance, James Palmer, Jakob Pape, Mikko Parviainen, ReverancePavane, Eduardo Penna, Euc Pereyra, BrianPeters, Phubar, Corporal Plessner, GuillermoHeras Prieto, Hobbie Regan, Guy Reece, DavidRego, Drew Robertson, Jack Robertson, Jean-François Robillard, Roman, Mike Sands, AndrésSantamaría, Eduardo H. Schaeer, MerrickSchincariol, Adam Schwaninger, Stephen LeaSheppard, Alexander Siegelin, NikodemusSiivola, Jerry “Argent” Sköld, Cameron Smith,Damien Sornee, Michael Stevens, SimonStroud, Laszlo Szidonya, Kai Tave, Bruce Turner,the unlisted contributor, Justin Unrau, Kevin“The Unshaven” Veale, Janne Vuorenmaa, KenWatford, Petri Wessman, William Where, StewWilson, wraith808, and your GM. Yes, I meanyours.The artwork in this release has beneedgreatly from the generosity and creativity of thestock art community on www.deviantart.com,particularly Marcus Ranum and Ahrum Stock.Check them out at hp://ahrum-stock.deviantart.com/ and hp://mjranum-stock.deviantart.com/
Additionally, I’d like to thank the playesters
for Die, Men!, especially Shannon and Joe whosuered through the worst draft. I mean, the rstdraft. Shannon Obendorf, Joe Donka, LindseyPoyner, Jerry Hrechka, Joe Robertson, Beth Bass,Brian White, Karyn Grin, Brock Mitchel-Slen.On a personal note, it’s been a treat for me to gothrough this list and see just how many peoplehave stood up for REIGN over the last coupleyears. The list has a lot of familiar names, peopleI’ve had the good fortune to meet at conventionsor who are just known through internet posts.Some people who donate over and over andsome who just chipped in for one thing thatcaught their eye: It all makes me smile. Thanks.All right, enough of my maudlin gratitude. Onwith the hurricanes, mountainous trees, unjustsocieties and rules, rules,
.- Greg Stolze, March 7, 2009
It’s free, again.