We’re nearly at the end of the great month-long Kickstarter journey. My latest update lays out exactly what we’ve achieved, and sums up the benefits of backing the game if you are still sitting on the fence.
I’ve left the best for last for those of you who’ve been wondering about extra character classes. The first two expand the ‘core’ set of Swords & Sorcery classes in the book, then the next three are Race-as-Clases and the final two reflect the fine tradition of mixing Oriental Classes with standard classes that British RPG magazines and gamebooks of the 80s indulged in.
Stretch Goal 6 Disciple (£7000) FUNDED!
Stretch Goal 7 Elementalist (£7500) FUNDED!
Stretch Goal 8 Lizard People (£8000) FUNDED!
Stretch Goal 9 Beast Hybrid (£8500)
Stretch Goal 10 Serpent Noble (£9000)
Stretch Goal 11 Samurai (£9500)
Stretch Goal 12 Ninja (£10000)
Shush here comes one of the new classes now…
“Into the Abyss the black cloaked figure crept. No common thief was this. The scaly Lizard men guards discovered this as their faces were shattered by a series of well aimed flying kicks. The Great Demon of the Abyss tried desperately to resist the Five-Finger Rose Mantra that the assailant drew in the air between them, but to no avail. It crumbled into ash under the blazing light of illumination. Barely pausing the Disciple of the Ruby Throne, bent down before the pile of ash, and picked up the Glorious Jade Staff of the Ancients that the Demon had possessed for millennia. Whirling in the air, the Disciple turned and headed back up the stone carved stairs from whence she came…”
Enter the Disciple, stretch Goal 6 funded!
Now onwards and upwards to Stretch Goal 7…The Elementalist!
Last three days. If you’ve backed many thanks for your support. If you are still sitting on the fence now is the time for action 🙂
If you’ve been wondering about some of the finer detail about what the KS is delivering I’d recommend checking out.
We also smashed through Stretch Goal 4 Port Blackmire while I was doing the chat, and I awake this Sunday morning to find we are but £46 towards Stretch Goal 5 Scourges of a Dying World. I wonder how long it will take to reach it today 😉
We are in danger of running out of stretch goals. Seeing as 1&2 are funded and 3 is well on the way to being funded. So I thought it best I add some more to the campaign.
Stretch Goal 4 Scourges of a Dying World ($6000)
Siligra Queen of the Serpent People, Krong King of the Battle Apes, Zilon the Terrible (who marches on his Hands), Ternon the Blind and Iosk the Impenetrable…currently these names are but part of a list of twenty that are named as potential Nemeses for the player characters in Appendix N of the rulebook. If this goal funds I will give them full write ups in their own chapter.
Stretch Goal 5 Secrets of the Serpent People ($6500)
In my own explorations of Zarth the Serpent People crop up again and again. If this stretch goal funds I’ll reveal what I’ve discovered about their history, culture and dark magic, making them a fully fleshed out enemy race.
First off we met Stretch Goal 2 yesterday, and are currently 29% towards Stretch 3 🙂
Over at the Kickstarter page I’ve posted a full update, along with a link to a 2nd Preview of new content. This time the new Live Event system and the first of 8 Cultural Questions and Answers (RuneQuest fans will recognise it as being similar to the old “What my Father told me”)
So we reached Stretch goal 1 on Sunday Morning, courtesy of the UK contingent who were up when I challenged them to drive us over the line, so there will be More Fiends in the monster chapter as well as Cultural Overviews, in the form of Questions and Answers to a local culture figure, for all eight of the cultures that the player characters can come from. If you are familiar with the old “What My Father Told me” sections from RQ2/RQ3 you’ll know what you are getting here.
Now we move swiftly on to Stretch 2 Haunted Lands Weirdlands Crawl, and at time of writing we are currently at 47% towards it (idly I think can we get there by the end of today 😉 )
Could you be the one who pushes the Crypts and Things Remastered Kickstarter over the first Stretch Goal and scores us all More Fiends in the main rulebook? At time of writing we are but “£23” away from more David M.Wright illustrated goodness.
Added bonus if we cross that line today I’ll add 16 new pages of content, not already down for the stretch goals or in included in the basic goal 😉 Its something I started enthusiastically doing last week by accident, before stopping because realized its not 100% core rule book material. Not essential but nice to have. If we get to £4500 today, I’ll definitely put it in the main book. You’ll also get a preview of it 🙂
UPDATE: They did it, so More Fiends + 16 new pages of content added 🙂
As promised here are some of the stretch goals if the Kickstarter continues to go up and up 🙂
NEW! Stretch Goal 2: The Haunted Lands (£5000)
Visit the mysterious village of Wimble on the edge of the Haunted Lands, then explore this small section of Weirdlands, inhabited by scheming witches, undead horrors and other sinister fiends best left alone. What is the secret of Windy Mildark’s Windmill? What happens if you touch the Black Stone Monolith that stands on the edge of Wimble? Are those White Pyramids I can see in the distance and who was Ef and why does he get a statue? All this awaits you in this example Weirdlands crawl.
If we reach this stretch goal I will write up this short Weirdlands adventure to show how you can run adventures beyond the crypt.
NEW! Stretch Goal 3: Port Blackmire (£5500) “This is an ancient and vile city, ruled by the Pirate King Xanos. Corruption is rife, murder is common, and only Xanos’ blood chilling pacts with Demons keep the numerous gangs under his total control. It is surrounded by “The Black Mire”. This vast and festering swamp is choked with the ruins of a civilisation that predates even that of Myrindor. It is said the gods choked it with its own bile for some slight against them. It is home to pirates and gangs of cutthroats, who use the swamps to mount raids against the rest of the Free Territories.”
Every Swords and Sorcery setting needs a city, where adventurers can rest easy and squander their ill begotten gains between adventures, or perhaps get dragged into unexpected capers in their home town. If we reach this goal, I will detail and map a living city that can be used for city based adventures and as somewhere for the adventurers to call home.
Now that the Crypts and Things Remastered Kickstarter is funded, David M. Wright is hard at work at illustrations. Here’s a preview of one the books many Fiends, the Demon Knight, from concept to final picture. We are currently 25% … Continue reading →