I own Shadow, Sword, and Spell 1st Edition as well. I have never ran it but like what I have seen and read of it. Plus I like Rogue Games other game Colonial Gothic of which I own several of the books.But I have to say, his pricing for the new 2nd Edition Kickstarter books is pretty steep in my opinion. $45 + $15sh&H = $60 for a softcover book and $55 + $15sh&h = $70 for the hardcover. Is this called the Monte Cook Effect?Now I am sure the new books and system will be very good and I wish Mr. Iorio the best on his Kickstarter but when compared to another Kickstarter, the fantastically illustrated Trudvang Chronicles (also posted about earlier this week on The Tavern), which for $70 + $24sh&h gets you 6 hardcover books, a map, a slipcase, a GM Screen, PC sheets, and several PDF adventures, I would have to say, my money is going to the latter.
Thanks for the mention Erik. I should point out, that once you back the campaign, you get access to the text only laid out rules right away. The rules are fully playable, but still need a full edit, as well as art. When I launched this, I made sure that I wanted to show the goods. By that, there is a product ready to go, the campaign is to help get it out the door.As for the shipping, the shipping is added into the pledge. I should have made it clearer. I will do so.