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Monday, December 29, 2014

Kickstarter - Shadows of Esteren - A Medieval Horror RPG: Occultism (5th in the series - I STILL don't know which books you need to play)

Shadows of Esteren (I always want to pronounce it "estrogen".) Amazing art. Awesome presentation. I supported a previous Kickstarter and I still don't know if I have the core books needed to play. Not that I plan to play it, it just looks awesome.

Great, but which do I need to play the fucking game. No Book 1 option? Is that not needed? Fuck me!

My God. So many flavors, so many options. I'm so confused.

But the art...

Is there a mechanics free setting book? Or just an option for art prints? I don't want the music or the fiction.

Damn but look at the pretty lights...


  1. You could get by with just Book 0 - Prologue, but to really convince yourself you have what you need to play you need Book 1 - Universe,

  2. Book 1 was first and has the primary setting and mechanics info - Book 0 came about as a result of the stretch goals achieved for Book 1
    I have been a fan of Esteren since the first Kickstarter and will always do what I can to support each one that they do. The overall quality is fantastic -- High quality production standards for the books, the art is phenomenal, and they have not had any issues with delivery. They are one of the companies that helps keep my faith in Kickstarter alive.

  3. I am in the EXACT same boat. Esteren is so freakin' pretty - but the lack of solid communication regarding it as a GAME have always left me feeling a bit put off.