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Schwa GamesBy Schwa Games
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Schwa GamesBy Schwa Games
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$361
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, December 26 2018 3:29 PM UTC +00:00.

About

What is Demigod

Demigod is a tabletop RPG based on myths from around the globe, from the rocky shores of ancient Greece to the great wide plains of the Lakota. Players take on the role of a demigod, the child or chosen hero of a god, and embark on a grand adventure where they may either recreate myths of old or carve their own path. Slay powerful beasts like the Chimera, explore strange places like the Nine Realms of Yggdrasil, and reshape the very world around you. Will you become a mythic figure that will be told in stories until the end of time?

Want to try before you back? As a thank you to old and new fans alike for supporting us so far, we’re releasing an introductory adventure, as well as five Egyptian gods and five Greek gods, for free! You can download the demo from our website.

Playing Demigod 

Slaying terrible monsters. Navigating ancient ruins. Fighting alongside legendary heroes. Climbing to the very heavens. Wielding weapons of the gods. Demigod is dedicated to recreating the myths and legends of lore and putting them in the hands of you, the player, to shape as you see fit, from the epic hunt for the Calydonian Boar to the trials of Heracles himself and much more! 

In Demigod, players take the role of demigods, humans blessed by the gods to be superior to ordinary mortals in nearly all ways. As demigods, players can absolutely dominate the mortal world, or else set foot in the lands beyond, lands of magic and monsters, of gods and wonders. With the power of the gods in their hands, no obstacle is too great for demigods to overcome, not even death.

Gods will grant demigods inhuman powers that put them far above mortals. Using these powers, they are expected to change the world, gather followers, and forge their own legend in the annals of mythic history. Players are given incredible power and are expected to do incredible things, amass followers, and change the world. 

Features of Demigod 

Gods from Around the World: Literally hundreds of gods to choose from means every game will feel unique and diverse. 

Unique and Powerful Abilities: Every god is unique, with powers based on their own stories and myths.

Intuitive Rule Set: Most of Demigod’s rules are basic and simple to understand, even for beginners. 

Mythic Level Campaign: Play as a figure destined for legend, with powers that put them far above mere mortals and into the realm of gods.

Freeform Character Customization: Build your own character from the ground up, choosing their physical strengths and skills to make a character that you feel at home with.

Real Stories, Real Mythology: We collected stories from around the world in order to offer adventures to suit any story, with more coming in the future.

The Gods of Demigod 

The game book will include 13 groups of gods, called pantheons, from around the world. Each pantheon consists of 20 to 40 separate gods. While more pantheons will be coming later, this book will include: 

Buddhist: Journey toward enlightenment in the myths and worlds of Buddhism! Find your own way forward through challenges within and without as you face demons and bodhisattvas alike, exploring pure lands and the distant Tibetan mountains. 

Chinese: Find your place in the divine bureaucracy of China under Yu Huang the Jade Emperor himself! Meet powerful beings of lore, including the dragons themselves, and face off against the evil beings and dread conquerors that seek to make China their own. 

Egyptian: Adventure under the gaze of the all-seeing sun in Egypt! Explore an ancient civilization at its height, traveling from Thebes to Heliopolis and encountering the gods of the sun, the river, and the land itself. 

Greek: Explore the islands of Greece in the land of Mount Olympus! Experience the famous Greek myths yourself as you fight terrible monsters, engage with the powerful yet oft petty and fickle gods of Greece, and become entwined in prophecy. 

Aztec: Tucked away in the ancient New World, the Aztec are among the most well-renowned of civilizations, known for their ferocity in battle. Can you become a peerless warrior and spread the word of your patron throughout the land?

Hindu: Discover a world of ancient kingdoms and countless gods in India! Meet and challenge powerful demons called asuras and gods called devas, explore fantastical forests and wilds filled with magic and princely exiles, and find your own place among the gods. 

Irish: Within the land of Faeries on an isolated island lies the land of Eire, a mystical land where things are never what they seem. Journey across an island caught in seemingly endless strife between the Tuatha De Danann and their sworn enemies, the Fomorians. 

Shinto: The Shinto people of Japan houses many gods and treasures, with youkai and kami inhabiting even the most mundane of objects. With so many gods and creatures, strange and mystic adventures will be plentiful as you explore the island of Japan, the heavens, and the underworld. 

Yoruba: Develop and follow your Ayanmo and become ever closer to becoming one with Olodumare. Grow spiritually and strengthen your connection with the world, and you too can one day achieve Orun-Apadi.

Jewish: The Holy Land of Jerusalem is the site of endless miracles and plagues. Travel across the desert and discover ancient holy sites long abandoned, fight off terrible beasts that threaten your way of life, and carry out the will of YHWH and His various angels you encounter along the way. 

Lakota: The nomadic tribes of the Lakota are generally peaceful, yet still occasionally find themselves dragged into conflict or adventure. Encounter all manner of strange talking animals, powerful wizards, and servants of the god who prove to be neither friend nor foe as you traverse across and explore a strange land where nobody else has ever set foot. 

Mesopotamia: Journey to the land of Ur, Babylon, and Assur and experience a mythology older than any other! Encounter numerous gods across the land, journey to the dreary land of Irkalla, or face off against the terrible children of world-conquering menace Tiamat: the choice is yours. 

Norse: Prove your honor and worth in battle as you sing Odin’s praises, or explore the Nine Realms with the threat of Ragnarok lurking around every corner. Creatures of every shape and size await around every corner to stain the grounds of battle with your blood. Show enough valor, and you too may enter the halls of Valhalla. 

Stretch Goals

$10,000 - Physical Copies: With $10,000, we can afford to print and distribute physical copies of the game. If this goal is reached, we'll add a new reward for getting a physical copy of the book.

Post-Launch Support

The world is full of gods, and we want the game to reflect that. While the game will release with 13 pantheons, more will be released going forward, meaning that new content for Demigod will be on the horizon for years to come.

Risks and challenges

The game itself is close to finishing production, and there’s minimal risk regarding the game releasing in some form. The reason we’re doing a Kickstarter is primarily because we need funding for art to make the game more presentable. There may be slight delays in the interest of polishing and balancing the game in the days leading up to release, but it will be released in a timely fashion.

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