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Voidlight

Voidlight is a narrative and mechanical based tabletop RPG that focuses on reactive combat, in depth magic system, and custom heroes.

Voidlight

Voidlight is a narrative and mechanical based tabletop RPG that focuses on reactive combat, in depth magic system, and custom heroes.

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 First of all, I made a mistake in my wording on the backer rewards. Any pledge of $25 or more guarantees you to all of the content laid out in the stretch goals WHETHER OR NOT they are reached during the campaign. In other words, the stretch rewards are all content that I am planning for the future of Voidlight and anyone that pledges $25 or more will receive the content when it is ready. 

The other thing that I would like to clear up is what POD means. When choosing this level of support, when the game is released, you will receive a code that you may use to purchase your softcover or hardcover edition of the game at cost. Meaning, instead of buying the game at full retail, you will only owe what it costs to create the physical copy. 

In the world of Voidlight there are two forms of magic that are in constant battle with each other. Void magic is mostly considered evil and is wielded by demons from the Void planes as well as many undead creatures. Light magic exists to fight the Void and drive back it's evil corruption. As a player you will find a lot of your adventure will have influence from one of these magics. 

Combat in Voidlight is designed to be very reactionary. Have you ever been facing an enemy that you thought was an easy target only to watch it get incredibly lucky rolls and felt like there was nothing you could do? Almost every attack roll in Voidlight is met with a defense roll, giving player a more involved feeling of combat. No more attacking, then hoping your opponent doesn't roll well enough to hit you.

Leveling a character in Voidlight provides more of a bonus than just increased stats. Every new level provides a player with Leveling Points that may be spent on a variety of different things. Playing a tanky character? Spend a Leveling Point on more Health to absorb more hits. Is your spell caster chewing through Mana too fast? Spend a Leveling Point on more Mana. The most unique part of leveling is the option to create a Special Combat Move.

Special Combat Moves are modifiers that add additional effects on successful hits. These modifiers vary from bleed damage, stuns, and even self healing. As your character gains more levels you will not only be able to create more Special Combat Moves, but also add more modifiers to existing ones. 

Spells may also be enhanced in the same way. Ever wish your basic healing spell would heal your target over the next couple turns? Spend a Leveling Point on an enhancement for your spell. Or if you simply need to cast a spell more often, you could spend a Leveling Point on reducing it's Mana cost.

I've also created a number of tools to help game masters run a fluid and successful campaign for their players. These tools include things like: a loot table, a random encounter table, list of NPC locations, and town buildings. More tools will be added in the stretch goals!

  • The Knight - A versatile fighter with higher Energy for more Special Combat Moves
  • The Ranger - A fighter specializing in ranged attacks and ranged Special Combat Moves
  • The Bounty Hunter - A fighter that utilizes Stealth and high Energy to defeat their enemies. 
  • The Guardian of the Light - A fighter that uses both physicality and Light magic. 
  • The Keeper of the Light - A spell caster that wields a variety of Light spells to heal their allies as well as fight any enemies.
  • The Void Mage - A spell caster that fights using Void magic. Fight fire with fire right?
  • The Beastmaster - A fighter with an animal companion that aids them in combat.
  • $18,500 - Artwork - I'm not an artist. At all. I'm bad. That is why if we are able to reach this goal I will be hiring one to fully illustrate Voidlight. 
  • $20,000 - The Map - Reaching this goal I will work directly with the same artist to create a full map for the world of Voidlight, as detailed as we can get it.
  • $21,500 - Faction: The Order of Burning Light - Led by Archelaos Lightbringer, this faction operates out of a fortress in the south. Dedicated to the complete eradication of all Void and Undead creatures, The Order of Burning Light sends patrols all over searching for evil to destroy. Now recruiting!
  • $23,000 - Faction: The Cult of Heka - A mysterious cult hidden deep in the shadows of cities and towns across the world. The Cult of Heka's sole purpose is to sacrifice unknowing, and often unwilling, civilians in order to awaken the ancient evil inhabitants of the Undead Tombs in the southern deserts. 
  • $25,000 - Faction: Big Game Hunters - An expansive group of hunters that seek large dangerous animals as trophies. There are also rumors of mythical beasts that they are willing to pay handsomely for. (In addition to the faction I will also be adding the game concept of Mythical Game, normal beasts that have been touched by some form of magic which has granted them special abilities as well as increased strength.)
  • $30,000 - The Void Unleashed - An adventure for Voidlight based on both Void and Light magic being reintroduced to the world. 
  • $35,000 - Class: Necromancer - A spellcaster that can summon a small force of Undead minions to fight. Wield unique spells that involve using your minions to defeat your enemies.
  • $40,000 - Awakening an Ancient Evil - An adventure for Voidlight based on Necromancers, the Cult of Heka, and the awakening of Undead tombs.
  • $45,000 - Class/Race: Thunderlords - The descendants of Odin himself, the Thunderlords began their existence as normal men and women but have become much more. As a class, wield both melee weaponry and lightning spells to create a fighter, spellcaster, or a balance of both. Defeat enemies of the Gods to gain their favor.
  • $50,000 - The Fall of Odin - An adventure for Voidlight based on the death of Odin, rise of Thor, and the bestowing of power upon the Thunderlords.
  • $60,000 - NPC Repository - I will create a database of NPCs with fully completed character sheets as well as typical behavior that game masters will be able to pull from for quicker encounters. 
  • $62,500 - Race: Dragonkin - A mix of both elves and dragons, the Dragonkin have been in hiding for many years. Dragonkin may choose any class (besides Thunderlord) and gain bonus fire damage and even abilities. 

 

Risks and challenges

The greatest challenge that I am dealing with is being the only person creating Voidlight. While I love design and feel that I am quite good at it, the biggest problem I have is my inability to create the quality artwork that a game book really deserves.

You may have noticed that the first overall stretch goal is also the highest jump in support. That is because, to me, the most important addition to Voidlight is the artwork that I wish to provide and am unable to myself.

I love this game. I've been working on it for over a year now, and after refining and even completely overhauling the rules I have grown to love it more and more. My biggest hope is to reach the funding goal so that I am able to complete and release Voidlight and share it with as many people as possible.

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