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[Hubris, Champions of the gods]Look for contact with authors

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:13 am
by Cooperator
Hello,
I've tried to send an e-mail via "Contact us" option, but I'm not sure if it worked :P So I post here :) If I missle forum's category where I should write such things, I'm sorry - well, I'm kind of newbie here ;)

I'm looking for contact with authors of two games published on 1KM1KT.net, "Hubris" and "Champions of the gods", because I would want to translate them into Polish and publish on polter.pl, one of the biggest Polish portals about fantasy. Unfortunetely, there's no e-mail in PDFs so I need your help :) I've contacted with author of third game I found here, "Pantheon", and I've gained his permission. I think it's good idea to paste my mail to him:

Hello,
I'm one of editors on Poltergeist, one of the biggest www portals about fantasy (that includes role playing games) in Polish internet. I'm writting to you because I find on rpg geek that you probably are an author of Pantheon I've oryginaly seen on http://www.1km1kt.net/. I'm currently working on short anthology of india games about ancient (and mythological) Greece. I ask you for permission to translate and put your Pantheon there :) It's fan project, so I won't earn any money on it - after I finish, it would be published as free PDF on http://rpg.polter.pl.

Some time ago I translated "Cthulhu Dark" by Graham Walmsley, which is dowloadable here: http://horror.polter.pl/Cthulhu-Dark-c23779.

Greetings :)

PS. I sorry for my English level, however I used to learn this language at school, but it was some time ago :P I'm better in translating^^.

Re: [Hubris, Champions of the gods]Look for contact with authors

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:02 pm
by Chainsaw Aardvark
Welcome to 1km1kt.net

At the moment, our system doesn't store the addresses of contributors. If they don't want to reveal that information within the text of their own documents, we're not going to invade their privacy and give it out. I'm sorry I can't help you with that, and sorry for the authors as well. Most writers are thrilled to learn their work is popular enough to be translated.

In case you missed it, there does seem to be an address in "Heroes of the Gods" on page two.

At least from what I've read so far, your English is not too bad. It can be an odd language since the printing press showed up at an awkward time - making old spellings official even as new pronunciations were adopted. The earlier Norman Invasion didn't help either. Two small corrections - you said "find" when it probably should have been "found" - and you called them "India games" when the term is "Indie Games". (A shortened form of "Independent" - not supported by a large studio.)

If it helps, a possible rewording:
Hello,

My name is {} - I'm one of editors on Poltergeist, one of the biggest www portals about fantasy on the Polish internet. This includes role playing games as well as other media. Currently I am working on a short anthology of indie games about ancient and mythological Greece.

I found your game on 1km1kt.net, and I would like permission to translate it and make it available to our readers. This is a fan project - there will be no money charged or earned. One finished, it will be available freely as a PDF on http://rpg.polter.pl.

If you would like to see an example of my work, I translated "Cthulhu Dark" by Graham Walmsley, which is dowloadable here: http://horror.polter.pl/Cthulhu-Dark-c23779.

Thank You


At the moment I can't think of any games to replace the unavailable "Hubris. I presume you've seen "Mazes and Minotaurs" - though that probably far longer than your project permits.

Good Luck with your project.

Re: [Hubris, Champions of the gods]Look for contact with authors

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:20 am
by Rob Lang
Welcome! And your English is pretty good. I'm afraid I do not have contact details for the authors. I assume you've done a good Googling for their names and keywords such as RPG. That's worked for me in the past.

Chainsaw Aardvark has kindly rearranged your email, that looks good to me!