Stuart Lloyd at Lloyd of Gamebooks has set himself an April challenge of highlighting a different game or gamebook, in alphabetical order, each day. “L” was for Midnight Legion, which he called “a very atmospheric read with great illustrations.” Thanks for the mention!
The Midnight Legion, Book 2: The World Reborn Kickstarter closed today, and with your support we were able to meet all of our stretch goals. If all goes according to schedule, The World Reborn should be going out to backers in July, with copies in stores worldwide shortly thereafter. Most of the backers will also receive a new short story from the Midnight Legion world.
Thanks to everyone who has made this journey possible. On to Book 3!
Below is the first review of Midnight Legion, Book 2: The World Reborn, from slickerdrips! Among other things, the review explains how The World Reborn connects to Operation Deep Sleep while introducing some new elements.
Like The World Reborn, Operation Deep Sleep is meant to be different every time you read it. Encounters will change, in large or subtle ways, depending on your skills, the previous choices you’ve made, and the Memories you’ve uncovered. But some things can only be discovered after you’ve read books two and three.
Each book in the trilogy is meant to stand on its own. It contains a quest with a beginning, middle, and end. At the same time, the volumes also build off of each other to form a larger story. The mysteries you uncover in the first book about your mission and identity will finally be resolved in book three. After the third book, you’ll hopefully recognize the significance of some of the clues you found in the first.
The World Reborn, however, changes Book 1 in a more concrete way. One of the paths you can take will allow you to go back and play through an otherwise hidden scene in Operation Deep Sleep, as well as to skip ahead to improve your odds in Book 3 (once it becomes available). The hidden scene in Operation Deep Sleep will provide additional information about the history and motivations of The Midnight Legion. Whether that information will be enough to help you prevail remains to be seen….
Midnight Legion, Book 2: The World Reborn met its Kickstarter goal yesterday! We’re encouraged by the support we’ve received so far. There are still 25 days left to go in the campaign, so please spread the word to anyone who might be interested. And if you want to start getting excited about the third and final book in the trilogy, C. Aaron Kreader has posted a preview sketch on the Kickstarter page.