Bernd Beyreuther, the Creative Director of Drakensang: The River of Time at Radon Labs has currently stated in an interview that there will be some content-related crossovers between the revised pen & paper adventure The Phileasson-Saga and the computer game.
With the cat out of the bag we are allowed to reveal a little bit more about the links between both projects.
In early spring 2009 it became clear that the announced prequel to The Dark Eye: Drakensang would take place just a few months after the end of The Phileasson-Saga. Shortly after establishing contact the editorship of the pen & paper adventure and Radon Labs met in Berlin.
In the beginning just they just meant to get to know each other’s projects (it was our goal to rule out contradictions between both stories) but the meeting proved to be more productive and creative than originally planned. Loose ends were tied together and answers were found to unresolved questions.
We don’t want to spoil you too much, but we’ll say this: not only the crew of Asleif ‘Foggwulf’ Phileasson (the main NPC of the Saga) but also that of his Thorwalian antagonist will get a lot more character-depth and become truer to its pirate-roots …
The Dark Eye: Drakensang
A single player PC RPG situated in the medieval fantasy world of Aventuria, which is based on the German pen & paper role-playing game The Dark Eye. The story centers around the trading city Ferdok on the Great River which is shaken by a mysterious series of murders.
Drakensang: The River of Time
The prequel to The Dark Eye: Drakensang goes back 23 years when imperator Hal was still ruling a strong Middenrealm. Together with recurring characters from the first game like Forgrimm and Ardo, the player discovers a dangerous plot against the empire.
The release of Drakensang: The River of Time has been scheduled for early 2010.
Originally written by famous German fantasy-author Bernhard Hennen, the adventure will be re-released in December 2009 in an extended and revised version which has loose ties with Drakensang: The River of Time.
You can find the developers diary and behind the scenes material on the upcoming third version of the Phileasson-Saga on Epenschmiede.de.
The Dark Eye
The most successful pen & paper role-playing game on the German market. The stories, like in Drakensang, take place on the legendary medieval continent Aventuria.