Storytelling from a New Perspective
We are going to veer slightly from producing games and publish a book of fiction, a collection of short stories, Heroes of Normandy – The Untold Stories Vol. 1. The stories are set in Normandy, France, on or just after D-Day, June 6th, 1944, and many of the characters are named after the Heroes and Leaders in Lock ’n Load Tactical’s Heroes of Normandy game. One of the great features of the Lock ’n Load Tactical (LnLT) series is that many of the scenarios play out in a cinematic fashion, the action fast and deadly and down to the wire, often with a daring Hero’s assault or a Leader’s timely usage of a skill making all the difference. A scenario was somewhat like a short story but without a strong and unifying narrative or voice. The Untold Stories provides that voice.
There is nothing quite like enjoying a great game and sharing it with your friends. The idea for this book series started from a long desire to tell these stories as well as enjoying hearing them. One of the many wonderful things with books, comics and of course games is sharing the fun together. Many hours of storytelling can start off with “Do you remember, or I can’t believe this happened.” It is clear to us we weren’t the only ones who enjoy hearing these stories. We wanted our stories to be told with characters you know and enjoy playing our games but at the same time if you never played one of our games you would still enjoy reading these stories. So, a number of the story elements are taken from our Lock ’n Load Tactical game series, specifically the names of leaders, heroes, units, and the occasional moments inspired by our own gameplay. By doing this it has added a new level to our stories and added the ability and similarity for these men and their stories to live on not just in our games but also in our stories and hearts.
Note: If you are considering purchasing the Heroes of Normandy – The Untold Stories Expansion Module there are options included the Paperback, Audiobook and PDF editions. Please use this option if you ONLY want the stories in a booklet format. Hardcover edition is only available through Lulu.com