Whoever it was that did the Zeitgeist AP [It was EN Publishing 'wolf. Thanks 'wolf.] Solid is as solid does, and their Campaign Setting is extremely well developed. The steampunkery of it might frighten off some fans.
On my list. Thanks!
Richard Develyn. Rave reviews for adventures that mean something. And as a smaller 3PP, I'd rather support him than a behemoth. And the behemoths tend to favour safe, generic and boring themes we've seen since the hobby's inception.
Don't know him, so I will need more research on him.
Kobold Press - well, mostly because I think Midgard is also well supported as a Campaign Setting, but it would have to be authored by Wolfgang Baur, Ben McFarland or similar - not because they are the best or the greatest (though given the Breaking of Forstor Nagar and IMHO To Resurrect the Steigenadler from Midgard Tales for Ben and an old 3E adventure by Wolfgang called The Gryphon's Legacy), but because they have a passion for the Campaign Setting, and if it's just a freelancer hired by them, then it isn't really much of a KP thing then is it?
Sent out a email to Ben, waiting to hear back. I know how busy he can be so it might be tough.
And that's a point I made earlier - I am talking Campaign Settings more than the 3PP's that provide them, or the freelancers they hire.
Little Red Goblin Games/Necropunk Campaign Setting, or failing that if it is too sci-horror, something new they cook up or any of their mini campaign settings. I don't actually think I have seen an adventure by them, but they are always actually transparent, on time and brimming to overflowing with unique ideas. Which the behemoths are not.
Kyoudai Games - Thunderscape is an awesome book, the Campaign Setting is well developed across media platforms over at least two decades and they write adventures as well. Nocturnals and the Fallen beg for a Crisis of the World Eater.
Rite Publishing's Kaidan deserves a visit. Rite know adventures fairly well (Adventure Quarterly, the aforementioned Breaking, and the Kaidan line). Kaidan also benefits from being more in the fantasy wheelhouse than any of the Sci-fantasy stuff.
I would like to even include their Questhaven line too.
I'd love to see a visit to Skybourne, but I'm not sure if it is as ready as it would need to be. From what I have read, Woodfaring Adventures sounds like a lot of fun.
As much as I am incensed by the lack of movement on Steampunk Musha, and dislike recommending them for that reason, Fat Goblin Games Shadows over Vathak. Lots of support, and authors who are fairly invested in the setting. And it's creepy as hell. World Eater all-you-can-eatery. But that Steampunk Musha thing is really a thorn, and I would hesitate to support a KS that included them - though to be fair, Rick is trying his hardest to pick up the slack after a massive blowout on/of collaboration.
Shadows over Vathak is more likely be the one we talk about adding to Crisis of the World Eater.
You'll see I do not include anything from Frog God or Legendary Games. I don't really have anything to say about FGG as I have none of their stuff, and it all looks a bit ho-hum. Old-Skool was cool when it was old-skool. Now it just feels like a retread I no longer need. Even the Legendary Planet stuff looks like the same old thing, with the same big Paizo-conversant AP-alumni names, but in space.
Both Frog God and Legendary Games are not just good 3PP that are friends, who's quality is never in question. While it might not be fore everyone, they are something that 3PP would like to see included.
LPJ's Neo-Exodus and the creepy one [Obsidian Apocalypse 'wolf. Thanks 'wolf] don't need a mention, because I doubt you'd curate this without including them.
NeoExodus, Yes. Obsidian Apocalypse, Maybe.
TPK sedem to be doing a run of interesting adventures.
I will be getting in touch with them.
SAGA RPG stuff looks good, and their world fairly polished.
Don't know much about them to make a comment either way.
Raging Swan Press as a constant presence is a good idea - perhaps a little Dressing in each volume?
I have wanted to work with Creighton Broadhurst for a while so this might be my way to do it
Purple Duck's Porphyra also has a lot of support.
I'm not really a fan of Veranthea or Aventyr, but they seem to be well supported and well managed.
Oh yes - just read the poster before me: Green Ronin.
That will be "tricky" for several reason. We will have to see.
Which also makes me think of two others - whoever it was that did Razor Coast (umm, that WAS actually FGG nitwit. Oooooh. Well then. Is good I like. Except they never fixed the Yohunga class...)
Cerulean Seas. Very well supported. Though more of a bunch of rulesets and expansions than a themed Campaign Setting.
I have to see if they are still supporting the Cerulean Seas line.
Oh, and Mystical Kingdom of Monsters, if they present their Campaign Setting.
I will have to learn more about them. Thanks for all your input!