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It’s like Coming Home…

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Late last month, Peter, Adrian Swartout (Gen Con), and I saddled up to head to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, so we could attend Gary Con. This is the second year Chaldea has had a presence at the con in an official capacity, and while it’s not the largest convention I’ve been to, it is the friendliest. It’s so inclusive: a group of friends getting together to celebrate the life and legacy of Gary Gygax. It’s like getting a hug…

…which is precisely what happened to me thirty seconds after I’d stepped into the lobby of the Grand Geneva, where the convention is held. Alex Gygax gathered me up into a hug and told me he was so happy we were back. Gary Con felt like coming home after a long weekend. There were children running around and familiar faces and smiles and excitement about this event and activity we all love so much. Read More

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Chaldea Recognizes International Women’s Day

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In recognition of International Women’s Day, we wish to celebrate some of the amazing women involved in our Chaldea production. I asked each of these women to tell me what they find interesting or challenging in their work on Chaldea, offer some insight into a job or activity they pursue outside of Chaldea, and for advice they would give to young women trying to compete in today’s market. Read More

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Constructing the Rathskeller Set

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Rathsekeller Set

Rathsekeller Set

“I got a little carried away with the arches,” Jordin playfully admitted, sharing his concept art for the Rathskeller set with our production team. By then it was far too late—everyone loved the design, which, of course, meant that we would have to figure out how to build it…
Construct a set that contains 16-foot-long, top-heavy arches on wheels so it could be rolled aside for crew access? Challenge accepted! After completing the set of War Room, Jordin and I were ready to tackle this rathskeller design, arches and all. So, what is a rathskeller, anyway?
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Chaldea Casting Part IV

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In my last casting blog, I discussed Chaldea audition briefs. These are particular to each character we cast and include information about the character, such as the character’s backstory and motives, as well as “sides,” which are sample lines from the script for that character. Once audition briefs are completed, we begin the audition process. In this blog, I’ll discuss the process we used for casting characters for film (as opposed to that used for casting voiceover characters).

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Marn Escape

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Marn elves run for the border and…freedom?

Marn elves run for the border and…freedom?

Official Chaldea Concept Art

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What does being addicted to Marn entail?

Marn elves are known for their wildly exotic tattoos, grafts, and, oddly enough, tropical fruits, which are thought to provide a variety of supernatural abilities, a side-effect of the stimulants, intoxicants, deliriants, psychedelics, and hallucinogens the Marn take.

These powerful “body enhancements” don’t come without a price—a steep price, if the theories are accurate. In pursuit of power and enlightenment, have Marners lost their identity, perhaps their very souls?

And can one physically flee addiction? Some elves believe so.

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LADIES OF CHALDEA

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Chaldea’s Leading Ladies: Back: Alexis Sartain; Sarva; Serakka Cloudforge; Patrizia “Poppy” Gatto; Ariadne Front: Sibyl Serrari; Night Whisper; Priyanka

Chaldea’s Leading Ladies: Back: Alexis Sartain; Sarva; Serakka Cloudforge; Patrizia “Poppy” Gatto; Ariadne Front: Sibyl Serrari; Night Whisper; Priyanka

Official Chaldea Concept Art

Art by Echo Chernik

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I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” —Madonna

The Chaldea development team, men and women in a united voice, have always been drawn to strong, intelligent, and beautiful women: drawn to beauty for the obvious reasons, but with greater importance, drawn to strength, and not only strength of the body but of the mind.

History is rich with such women. Rosie the Riveter was an icon of strong American women, Joan of Arc led an army at sixteen, Margaret Thatcher was called the Iron Lady, Katharine Hepburn gave it better than any man, and Sacajawea crossed the frontier with a baby on her back and probably had to deal with the constant affections of discovery explorers—just saying. Read More

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Chaldea @ Gen Con 2016

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The World of Chaldea return to Gen Con! The Kordavan Informant’s own roving reporter Poppy (aka Sarah Moore) will be providing us updates through out the weekend:

Peter threw out the ceremonial first dice of Gen Con 2016! Read More

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THE BOOK OF WORLDS

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Set surveys his domain via the Book of Worlds

Set surveys his domain via the Book of Worlds

Official Chaldea Concept Art

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Marcosta Kordaava, the emperor of the world and supporter of the demi-god of Set, established the religion of Set as the supreme authority and the only officially sanctioned religion of the empire. All other faiths, spiritual belief systems, and deity worship—down to the smallest devil cult—are strictly forbidden.

The Ma’at Pantheon of Pharaoh Gods is embroiled in a bloody civil war spanning the cosmos and many worlds. What might this conflict mean for Chaldea?

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Iltani, Patesi of Akkadia

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Patesi Iltani rides her royal chariot through the streets of Eriku, the capital of Akkadia

Patesi Iltani rides her royal chariot through the streets of Eriku, the capital of Akkadia

Official Chaldea Concept Art

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The Babylonian island kingdom of Akkadia exerts its executive authority through a matriarchal system of governance. Civil power, political leadership, moral authority, social privilege, and property ownership belong solely to women. This matriarchal theocracy is ruled by a priestess of Ishtar, Patesi Iltani, a Babylonian demi-goddess who is the daughter of Ishtar and consort of Lord Marcosta Kordaava, emperor of Chaldea.

In Akkadia, it’s good to be a woman; to be a man, not so much.

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