Writer & Programmer

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF FELIX, J.

Felix, is the renown writer of the original Knights & Legends Tabletop RPG (2018). The game received major spotlight during its release by unintentionally highlighting gender related limitations which sent out polarizing views all over the Tabletop RPG community. This put the author in a tough spot between those who approved of the game’s rules and the then recently grown online trend, known as cancel culture.

For many months right after the game’s release, several smear attempts and misinformation campaigns were launched against the author. But during the chaos something unexpected happened. The cancel trend worked in favor of the game, rapidly expending its reach to a much broader audience. From that moment on, a large percentage of viewers fully embraced the startup’s vision.

Inspired by the game’s success, the author offered all existing buyers a free upgrade to a visually enhanced version of the same core book. Which was later rebranded Knights & Legends: A Dark Fantasy Tabletop RPG 2e . Soon after, the author began working with the feedback received to create a follow up adventure trilogy for his core book. The new adventure books were labeled Shadow Lords, Lost Relics, and Rogue Priest Expansion. The latter, served the purpose of closing the cliffhangers from the previous stories, and also as an advanced expansion to the existing set of rules.

Fifteen months later, the New Horizon: All-In-One Core Book (2019), was self published in the same manner as its predecessors. This time around, the author focused in valued buyers input to shape and mold the now three times bigger core book. The game offered a total of 180 pages, many high quality illustrations, and a multi layered set of rules ranging from moderate to complex.

New Horizon, became a best seller twice as fast as the original Knights & Legends. While the book was still freshly released, the author gave up his profits for a greater cause. Felix took part in a charity fundraiser towards 2020’s Australian wildfires. The core book was included free of charge in a DriveThruRpg (OBS) bundle containing a variety of other tabletop role playing games that mutually sought to aid the same cause. In technicality, New Horizon, remains the author’s greatest hit with five times more distributed copies than the original OSR inspired, Knights & Legends 2e.

During the beginning of 2020’s COVID-19 pandemic, the author decided to enact a long thought out goal. Transforming his best selling tabletop rpg into a full cinematic 3D role-playing game. His vision gave birth to Knights & Legends: Dawn of a New Age. On Q2 2021, a playable early beta demo was released, giving the author’s audience a peek into what to expect from the upcoming Dawn of a New Age, a bold and visionary idea that merged the worlds of tabletop and video game into one. The demo was received with praise and admiration from both isles of gaming, and even nabbed a new audience in Brazil. But was later removed by the author, as new features were implemented right before the game’s full release.

In October 2021, Felix, J. released Knights & Legends: Dark Ink 3e. The title was a surprise drop to the game’s loyal fanbase, after nearly 2 years in hiatus. The 3rd edition was well received, becoming a DriveThruRpg best seller in under 2 weeks. Also, the fastest selling game by the author up to Q4 2021. This gave him the momentum and courage to pursue bolder, bigger, and better plans for his upcoming projects.

The author then took an important step to secure continuous uninterrupted development by abandoning DriveThruRpg’s industry standard commissions in November 2021, For more favorable rates at Itch.io, a well known and established indie gaming platform. Now he could count on a small, but solid cult following for future projects, simultaneously expanding his games into the 3D gaming industry.


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