Almost a Playtest!
Hi everyone! We recorded our playtest Thursday. Unfortunately, it cut off right at the beginning of the third act of play. So, the last ten minutes aren't there. But that just means we can do a followup soon and cover that phase of the game. This is a pretty good idea of the raw mechanics for most of the game, and it actually goes over most of the initial act 3 mechanics.
It's in mp3 over here.
Also, we hit $10,000! That means we'll be doing the Total War supplement. That'll include all the stuff in the previous update, including new character classes for both the core system and the Apocalypse World hack (I'm not sure exactly what we'll do for the Pathfinder rules, if we get there. I'd rather give you fewer new classes that better suit the needs of the game, than try to hamfist a ton of classes into such a robust system as Pathfinder). The next goal is the $12,000 Kindle version of the core.
I wanted to touch lightly on the classes we're doing. This is the material we're looking at so far:
Foie Gras to Fear
Total War Supplement
Soldier of Fortune
We have others we're considering. We have this fascinating, behind-the-scenes axis of characters that relates to Solutions and Ability Scores. It has 25 on it. But it's mostly a philosophical design thing for us. I think we could be coaxed to do all 25, at say $16,000. Here's the tentative list (not including ones mentioned above). Call it a "Book of Classes".
Oracle of the Lost Races
pledged of $4,000 goal
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Apr 20, 2012 - May 20, 2012
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The "I want to get updates and maybe pledge more later" level. You get to get updates, and maybe pledge more later! You also get the satisfaction of a job well done. And our thanks.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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Ethereal Level: Here, you get the PDF version of the game. You'll also be credited in the final product. If you include another $10, you'll get Foie Gras to Fear in PDF.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Golden Level: Here, you get the physical book. It'll be 7 x 10", hardcover, B&W. You also receive the PDF. You'll also receive a key. You'll get the PDF of Foie Gras to Fear. Lastly, you'll get the exclusive Farewell to Fear Guestbook sheet. Shipping is free within the US. Please include $5 for international shipping. You'll also be credited in the final product.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Book and a Book Level?: This gets you Farewell to Fear, and Foie Gras to Fear. You also get the Guestbook sheet. But no fancypants map. For people just interested in the barebones stuff.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Silver Level: Here, you get the physical book, as above. As well, you get the PDF, a key, and you get an exclusive cloth map of our game world. Think similar to classic video game RPGs, like Ultima and Dragon Warrior. You'll get the PDF of Foie Gras to Fear. You'll get the exclusive Guestbook. You'll also be credited in the final product.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Inkeeper Level (for retail): This level is designed for retailers. You can buy five copies at about half price (accounting for shipping). We're suggesting (and marking) sale for $29.99. If you want more copies, simply increase your pledge by $15 per. Shipping's included in the US. Connect with me for international shipping.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Bronze Level: You get the physical book. The PDF. You get a key. You get an exclusive cloth map. You'll get our exclusive Guestbook. You also get a print copy of our first supplement, tentatively titled "Foie Gras to Fear." It's half gaming supplement, half cook book. It addresses some of the interesting things the people of Arduise could do with food, and gives advice for how to enhance your game by bringing food to the table. It also offers an exclusive character class for a wandering chef.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Cited Level: You get the whole Farewell to Fear package, books, pdfs, key, map. As well, you're credited in the book as an in-character source. The whole book is made up of research from fictitious sources. You can be the author, or the character you name. Your copy of Farewell to Fear is signed.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Grounded Level: You get the whole Farewell to Fear package. Physical book, physical supplement. Key. Map. As well, you'll get a custom location PDF. The game has four main cities. There are countless villages on the outskirts, as well as caves, dungeons, and all that, which we haven't completely fleshed out. You give me the basics for a location, and I will design it and publish it in PDF. In essence, you'll have your very own place for adventure in the Farewell to Fear world. It's yours. You can put it on your website. You can trade it. You can hoard it. Your copy of Farewell to Fear is signed.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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The Dragon's Hoard: You get Farewell to Fear. You get a key. You get Foie Gras to Fear. You get the cloth map. You get our neato Guestbook. You get all our other games, too. This includes Flatpack: Fix the Future, Amaranthine, Maschine Zeit, a series of Guestbook, and a bonus that I'm going to leave a secret. You also get everything in PDF, including some of our others like Kicking Historical Asses. Talk to me about international shipping. Domestic's included. We sign your copies.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Heroic Level: You get the whole Farewell to Fear package. Physical book, physical supplement. Key. Map. Plus, we'll get you dinner if we're at a convention together, or if you're in the SoCal area. We'll sign your stuff.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Iron Level: Farewell to Fear. Foie Gras to Fear. Key. Map. You get a Machine Age game. It'll be a short (look to Kicking Historical Asses for a reference point). You give me the specs or the pitch, I'll make it work. I'll release it Creative Commons on the net, and I'll credit you as the patron and co-developer. You'll get five signed print copies. The delivery date would be for the custom game. You'd get everything else on normal schedule. We'll sign all that.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Steel Level: Farewell to Fear. Foie Gras to Fear. Key. Map. Your own game. All the awesome. And I'll deliver your books to you, and run a game for you and your troupe. I'll run your custom game. Farewell to Fear. Maschine Zeit. FATE. Leverage. World of Darkness. Whatever you want. This means in the US, for logistical reasons. If you really want to do international, let me know. The delivery date would be for the custom game. You'd get everything else on normal schedule. Copies are signed. We'll even see to it you get five copies of Farewell to Fear.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012