Age Past is a dynamic table top RPG game. It allows a gamer control and options so they can create exactly what they want to play.
Update $85 level: In addition you be listed in the book and on the website as a "Villian".
Update: In honor of free RPG day I am releasing a late beta PDF for people to preview and see for themselves if they want to back the project. This link will be taken down after a week.
I plan to use the opportunity Kickstarter can provide to put out a full color, high quality hard bound book. I have already invested a lot of money and time and just need a few more funds to help get over the hump and move onto publishing.
Contents of the 300+ page book: 130+ powers (most can be taken 4 times), 140+ separate spells, 75+ monsters.
Comprehensive game tools: character sheets, GM screen, initiative and monster cards, companion cards, printable world maps.
As you can see, I already have some great art. The digital pictures shown above are just a small sample of what has been created. Funds received will help buy more great color artwork and pay to keep the web site up and be used for further development. Minimally, I have spent what I am hoping to receive from the Kickstarter Community. I am very invested in the project, both in time and money.
Here is the Limited edition T-Shirt. This image will never be reprinted for wear again!
Age Past is turning into a creative and dynamic game. I have play testers thousands of miles apart having fun and giving suggestions to help make this a great RPG. While, every system has strengths and weaknesses, Age Past takes the best rules from all types of existing games, and forges them into a comprehensive system. The game is meant to be dynamic and uses a great new rolling system to help ensure that your character performs the way you envision by employing a method that distributes the results. (Yeah, it is math stuff.)
Each round of action, provides so much more chances to have fun and do great things that other systems don't allow. Also, players use points to build their character exactly the way they like. This type of character creation is known as archetype building, the only limitation to your character build is your own imagination. With over 130 powers there is little to no chance that two characters will be built the same.
Once you pledge, I will instantly send the last in-process PDF version of the game so that you can get a feel for the game by trying it out!
Most of the funds will be going to supply new art. Up till now i have personally funded the art, but it has gotten tough. My own investment shows my commitment to this project and the subsequent books I would like to make. There are 75 monsters in the book and I would love to get art for all of them.
Thanks for your interest in Age Past. Also, check out our website to see some of the awesome artwork that Alex has put together. We plan on having a character builder and some character sheets up soon too!
Listen to the podcast from GMS Game Magazine: http://www.gmsmagazine.com/podcasts/gms-magazine-podcast-episode-2
Also check out the website: www.agepast.com
I have found grammatical errors and typos in the Beta PDF. Do you plan on editing Age Past yourself?
The short answer is NO. I plan to send and pay a professional editing service or editor. The reason there are many typos is that over the last few months I have focused on game balance, new content and playability. I plan to go to print with a book professionally done in every way possible.
I will charge $5 total to ship any reward to any country in Europe regardless of size or number of items.
pledged of $3,200 goal
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Jun 16, 2011 - Jul 31, 2011 (45 days)
Pledge $5 or more
Any who pledge $5 or more will be listed on the Age Past website as a contributor. Also they will receive an in process black and white PDF for play testing purposes.
Pledge $10 or more
Those who pledge $10 will receive the final digital copy of the book in PDF format and be listed in the book and on the website as a "Minion." Yes directly in the book. This is an updated option. Those who have already bought the PDF at $20 will be refunded $10 and have their status bumped up to "Sergeant".
Pledge $20 or more
Those who pledge $20 will receive the final digital copy of the book in PDF format and be listed in the book and on the website as a "Minion." Yes directly in the book.
Pledge $40 or more
Those who pledge $40 will receive a limited edition T-shirt, designed specifically for Kickstarter contributors, as well as a digital final copy in PDF format and be listed in the book and on the website as a "Sergeant".
Pledge $60 or more
Those who contribute $60 will receive a printed hard copy of the book and receive the final digital copy in PDF format and be listed in the book and on the website as a "Boss".
Pledge $85 or more
Those who pledge $85 will receive a hard printed copy of the rulebook, the digital PDF, and the limited edition T-Shirt.
Pledge $200 or more
2 backers Limited (10 of 12 left)
Those who pledge $200 will receive a hard printed copy of the rulebook, the digital PDF, a T-Shirt, and can have a character of their design and choosing highlighted in the rulebook with a 1/4 page illustration as a "Personality of the World". You will be e-mailed this illo and personality bio to use as you please. and be listed in the book and on the website as a "Kraken".
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
Those who pledge $500 will receive a hard copy of the rulebook, the digital PDF, a T-shirt. They will also be able to commission a full page 8.5" x 11" full color illustration painted by Alex. This illo may be used in the current book or designed for a future supplement. You will be e-mailed this illo and can show it off proudly to your friends! You will also be listed on the website and in the book as a "King".
Pledge $2,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
For the truly devoted this is an amazing opportunity. You will receive 6 hard copy rulebooks, 6 limited edition T-shirts, I will drive or fly to any destination in the continental USA to personally run a game session for you and up to 6 friends. Plan on playing and learning the game on Friday and playing all day Saturday and Sunday. You and your friends will also all be featured with a 1/4 page illustration as core personalities in the world lore. You will also be listed on the website and in the book as a "God".