Friday, January 1, 2016

Kickstarter - Ultimate NPCs: Skulduggery for 5e, Pathfinder and S&W

My first Kickstarter post of 2016. I figured it should be for something good (I'll save the Nystulian drama for the SECOND post ;)

So, what is that good Kickstarter release? Ultimate NPCs: Skulduggery for 5e, Pathfinder and S&W. You probably already know of +Christopher Haskins . He's one of the Frogs over at Frog God Games. Unknown to many (including me until recently) he's also one of the main honcho over at Nord Games. Ultimate NPCs: Skulduggery is Chris' baby and I was lucky enough to get a preview of this product (I posted about it here) Quick summary of the post - this is good shit.

A bit from the Kickstarter page:
The book has 30 uniquely designed characters at levels 1, 4, 8, 12, 16, and 20. This gives maximum versatility for minimal cost and shelf space. Some of the characters are ones that we, the designers, have run in our campaigns for years, some are NPCs we've used to challenge or aid our players, and others are brand new builds incorporating the newest concepts from 5th Edition.

Why did we choose levels 1, 4, 8, 12, 16, and 20? Well, it seemed to us that these specific levels allow for the maximum options for the Game Master or player, with the minimum amount of pages. 
Now, I'm a Swords & Wizardry kinda guy, so the 16th and 20th level builds (do we even call it that in S&W?) will probably be more "personalities pulling strings behind the scenes", but it's still good info to have.

Did I mention it's over halfway to it's $10k goal with only half a day into it's funding?

I'm backing for the S&W HC. This will be on my desk along with my other go to gaming resources (the D30 product line by New Big Dragon comes directly to mind)

PS - I forgot to mention the Risks and Challenges:
All of the characters are well designed and finalized, and all of the artwork for the book is complete. That really only leaves stretch goals and production as the two variables that could delay us. We will be finishing the additional content unlocked by stretch goals as we achieve them, and we will be working with a printer with a good track record for on time delivery and excellent quality books.
Written except for stretch goal. All artwork accounted for. This is my kinda project ;)

1 comment:

  1. Much to my amusement, the level cutoffs align exactly with the top level of each tier in Echelon (and the first one with the first level of the first tier -- starting adventurer).


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