Suzerain Gets A Triple Boost

By on 13 May 2009

Talisman Studios is delighted to announce new features for the Suzerain RPG:

The Suzerain universe now has its own website for the community at and you’re all invited to join in. The site is home to the all-new repository for anything to do with the universe, the SuzeWiki. The content we’ll be adding includes art and fiction, product news, and stacks of background information on the many realms of Suzerain. It’s also a place for the community to share in the creative experience – we’re inviting everyone to come along and create a few pages themselves, join in the forums, and generally have fun.

The Suzerain RPG rules system is getting its own name – Mojo Rules! – and a shiny new logo to go with it. After great reviews of the system, we’re opening it up to everyone to create non-Suzerain games using the system. Just email us and let’s talk about how we can help you. Why’d we choose Mojo Rules! as the name? Well, we like it, and since Talisman Studios is part of Savage Mojo Ltd, it just made sense.

To celebrate the double whammy of the new website and expansion of the rules system, we’ve decided to go to town and update every Suzerain book we’ve ever released. Each one will get a fresh edit of the text, a retouch of the rules, and a glorious new look. They were well known for being beautiful before, but now… we’ve just gone up another notch. And the best news is – everyone who’s bought a copy of any of our books as PDFs in the past will be eligible for a download of the new versions. We’re not looking to wring money out of you for a new edition – simply enjoy the game as it keeps getting better.

Want to see some pretty pictures? Okay, here are a few links, which can be freely distributed around the internet as you see fit, as long as you link back to the original source:

Suzerain’s new look, the 2009 cover of The Great Below

Suzerain’s new look, the 2009 cover of The Free Musketeers

Suzerain’s new look, the 2009 cover of the Mojo Rules! rule book

The new Mojo Rules! logo


Talisman Studios was formed in 2003 as an art and design studio to the adventure games industry, the brainchild of master artists Jason Engle and Aaron Acevedo. The studio is an Origins Award Winner (for Deadlands Reloaded), and has worked on dozens of products. In May 2007 the company became part of Savage Mojo Ltd and stepped up a gear, becoming a publisher in its own right, starting with its Gamescapes line of game accessories and building up to the launch of Suzerain and Shaintar. 2008 saw the company work on more than a hundred high art gaming products, with both Suzerain and Shaintar being Origins Award semi-finalists. 2009 looks like being another bonanza year.

Suzerain is a multi-genre, multi-world game system, Origins Award nominated in 2008. Ron Blessing of The Game’s The Thing ( had this to say about it, “I can’t wait to spend time in this playground. The book as a whole is awesome. Suzerain can be as simple or detailed as the players and director want. The art is absolutely gorgeous. Hopefully it’s obvious I’m pretty high on this product. Wow. Just wow.”

For contact on this or any Suzerain topic, contact Talisman Studios at the new Suzerain site!


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About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar “Living” campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave’s first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft).

Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He has a (currently neglected) blog at and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at

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