[generic] What are you backing?

Oh you have a "friend" who has done that, have you?
Now I think about it, I do actually ... (looks at @First Age :-D). We were a few sessions into a campaign, just arriving at the Monastery of Tuath when real lives got in the way.

I think I perhaps agree with @negromaestro though. Not that it should be 5e/d20 particularly - that would be overpowered - but it does feel like it's a super-detailed setting and the system is an afterthought.
 

Guvnor

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Now I think about it, I do actually ... (looks at @First Age :-D). We were a few sessions into a campaign, just arriving at the Monastery of Tuath when real lives got in the way.

I think I perhaps agree with @negromaestro though. Not that it should be 5e/d20 particularly - that would be overpowered - but it does feel like it's a super-detailed setting and the system is an afterthought.
However that might be said of many a great RPG.
I am looking at you Symbaroum.
 

First Age

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Now I think about it, I do actually ... (looks at @First Age :-D). We were a few sessions into a campaign, just arriving at the Monastery of Tuath when real lives got in the way.

I think I perhaps agree with @negromaestro though. Not that it should be 5e/d20 particularly - that would be overpowered - but it does feel like it's a super-detailed setting and the system is an afterthought.
I think if you want to jump in afresh there are options there, otherwise there is just the artbook for old fans like me. THe book does look pretty, but I'm mostly waiting for the end of the campaign arc, which I hope they will kickstart.

The system is very straightforward, without a lot of flash. I can't see the game playing in D&D.
 

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I'd love to play some more Esteren sometimes. I might even run it. I have backed the current Kickstarter, partly because I love their art, partly for the chance to snap up some other stuff in the pledge manager phase.

I actually quite liked the Esteren system. It wasn't thrillingly innovative or exciting, but it did a workmanlike job, fitted the game fairly well, and didn't get in the way. I don't feel any great urge to convert it to anything different I certainly wouldn't want to use 5e for Esteren, but then I wouldn't use 5e for anything.
 

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I'm also backing the new Mage20 Technocracy book, although after some agonising, I've decided not to pay for the premium book. Shipping for books from the US is just ridiculous these days, and I decided this one wasn't shiny enough. Currently it's only the Exalted 3e books which I feel are worth the shipping.
 
Not yet published, but I am so backing this. If I could time travel, I would have already backed this board game "He-Man and The Masters of the Universe", Like seriously, anytime I think I have stopped spending big, something gets announced that requires a big investment for the all-in box.

My primary concern is that CMON (Cool Mini or Not) have been in recent financial trouble, so maybe this is a desperate move to fix their finances by herding all the fanbois with a powerful nostalgia trip.

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That module table is tempting if I had a permanent table for use at role playing game sessions. You can slide the core rulebooks underneath, but that then brings back the risk of spilled drinks upon the books, and hard to rush a towel under without tipping over the miniatures on top. But still a pretty decent idea, this table accessory.
 

Guvnor

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That module table is tempting if I had a permanent table for use at role playing game sessions. You can slide the core rulebooks underneath, but that then brings back the risk of spilled drinks upon the books, and hard to rush a towel under without tipping over the miniatures on top. But still a pretty decent idea, this table accessory.
It's modular so you can disassemble and reassemble. Even with my mega table, with 6 players and myself, we don't have enough width, so adding new layers really appeals to me..
 

First Age

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I've upped my pledge for the Aegis of Empires Adventure Path for 5E, Pathfinder 1E and 2E. This is a 600-page 6-part Adventure Path for D+D 5E, Pathfinder 1st Edition, & Pathfinder 2nd Edition, set in the epic Lost Lands of adventure. This means that I get the physical books and pay the US postage on them.

My only vascilation in the end was the controversy surrounding one of the Lost Lands creators at Frog God Games.
 

First Age

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It's modular so you can disassemble and reassemble. Even with my mega table, with 6 players and myself, we don't have enough width, so adding new layers really appeals to me..
Will you need to stand to reach on the next layer up? They'd work on my table well, especially if I moved to something other than tokens.
 
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Posted by Jerry D. Grayson
Jun 7, 2020

Hello everyone,
I just wanted to let anyone that may be interested in the new project I’m launching Wednesday, June 10th, 2020.
kickstarter.com/projects/1269000670/terra-oblivion

Terra Oblivion

A sample of the book is linked below.
PDF
Please do me a favor and spread the word, share the links, and boost the signal of this project. I can only continue to do these little projects with your help.
Thank you for your generosity
-Jerry
 
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Guvnor

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Legends of Omeria
Fifth Edition Starter Set

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/davidhamrick/legends-of-omeria-starter-kit/

This Fifth Edition compatible starter set gives you everything you need to start playing the world's most popular tabletop and virtual RPG!

We've been working on this quietly for the last few months but now the cat's out of the bag!


DMDave, Cze & Peku, and Wilson from Paper Forge are creating a Fifth Edition compatible starter set available in both digital and physical formats.
 

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I've had a bit of a splurge on KS over the last 24 hours as some of my favourite creators have finally come to market so to speak.

Folk Magic of the Heaven Isles, by Monkey Blood Design. More Midderlands madness, in the form of a charmingly illustrated OSR magic book.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/monkeyblooddesign/folk-magic-of-the-haven-isles

Beowulf Age of Heroes by Handicraft Games. One on One 5th Edition fun, from the creatives who brought you One Ring, Lone Wolf etc when they worked for Cubicle 7. Picking this up for me and our Henry (age 10) and probably going to go large with all the accessories especially the specially commissioned minis.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jonhodgsonmaptiles2/beowulf-age-of-heroes
 
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Beowulf Age of Heroes by Handicraft Games. One on One 5th Edition fun, from the creatives who brought you One Ring, Lone Wolf etc when they worked for Cubicle 7. Picking this up for me and our Henry (age 10) and probably going to go large with all the accessories especially the specially commissioned minis.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jonhodgsonmaptiles2/beowulf-age-of-heroes
Yes, Beowulf fit the same profile for my nephew. That two play option has legs.
 
I am looking at you Symbaroum.
The thing about Symbaroum is that it feels like the homebrew system for a home game that has the bits that were deemed necessary and nothing more. It lacks a cohesive system for social interaction, for example, because the home game didn't use mechanics for social engagements, using straight-up roleplaying instead. The game probably has an ability for every attack because whenever they decided a new weapon they wanted a way to advance its effectiveness... but it blew out of all control.

Sometimes it does things right - Symbaroum's corruption mechanic is spot on for thematic support. However, as they added new archetypes, even that started to run out of control.

This situation is no different to Prestige Classes and Feats, for example, in recent iterations of D&D, where balance started to slip the more options got added.So, you're right - it can be said of many games.
 
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