If you follow my blog at all these days, you know I have a thing about Kickstarters and folks panhandling or passing the hat before they have anything truly prepared. This, of course, results in missed shipping dates and disappointed backers. Actually, backers might be the proper term, but customers are what we truly are, because none of us are intentionally supporting stuff that we think will fail - those thoughts come later, after months (years in some cases) of waiting for overdue Kickstarters to complete. It a viscous fucking cycle.
Where am I going with this?
Look at what Joe Block has already done with his Adventures Dark & Deep Kickstarter:
The Players Manual is the first of three rule books to be published under the Open Game License. It will be approximately 270 pages and will be lavishly adorned with interior b&w art and a full-color cover. The Players Manual will be followed by the Game Masters Toolkit and Bestiary.
Adventures Dark and Deep™ is designed to be played as a stand-alone game, but can also be used as a source of inspiration and new ideas for your existing game.
The rules for Adventures Dark and Deep™ are completely written and have undergone an extensive 18 month open playtest. Feedback from that platest has been incorporated into the rules, ensuring that they are complete, workable, and above all, fun. The proceeds from this Kickstarter campaign will be used to pay for the artwork and professional editing.
The game is done. We just need to make it beautiful.I'm in!
Fuck that, I'm in at $250. Joe, my weekly group is six plus the DM. You may have to make some extra room at your virtual table for the session ;)
More info on Adventures Dark &Deep:
- Complete information on the various character races
- Complete information on the various character classes and sub-classes, including the bard, jester, mystic, savant, and mountebank
- The complete combat system
- Hundreds and hundreds of spells, including tons of new spells for both the new and old character classes
- Sections on equipment, experience, hit points and healing, and lots more!